If the Las Vegas Strip isn’t your scene, head downtown to Fremont Street to check out some of the more classic Vegas gaming spots. One of the oldest casinos in Las Vegas, The Golden Nugget is also one of the city’s most popular casinos. Built in 1946, this historic Vegas landmark features 47,000 square feet of gaming and has more than 2,000 rooms and suites available.
A view of The Golden Nugget in Downtown Las Vegas
The resort’s deluxe rooms are located in the Carson Tower and each comes wiht robes, iron and ironing boards, hair dryers and safe deposit boxes. In the gold tower, the slightly upgraded rooms feature feather down comforters, Egyptian cotton bed linens, goose down pillows and 42” plasma TVs. These rooms vary in price from $79-$199. Suites feature whirlpool baths, wet bars and living room areas. Suites also include admission into the exclusive VIP Lounge and prices range from $175-$750.
A view of a standard room at The Golden Nugget
Guests of the hotel can spend some time at the resort’s impressive pool area. This $30 million complex includes a shark tank, a three-story waterslide where riders travel down a clear tube directly through the shark tank, a two-story infinity pool and 13 cabanas available for rent. The Golden Nugget also features a full spa/salon, arcade and, just off the hotel lobby, visitors can see the world’s largest gold nugget (61 pounds) on display.
A view of The pool and shark tank at The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas
The Golden Nugget has several options when it comes to dining: Vic and Anthony’s is an upscale steakhouse, featuring beef, lobster, and many other dining options. It has been voted Best Steak, Best Food, and Best Service in Las Vegas by Open Table.
Chart House offers various types of seafood in a unique dining environment, centered around a 75,000-gallon tropical fish aquarium.
The Grotto features authentic Italian classics such as pastas, veal, and other meat dishes in a friendly, family atmosphere.
Lillie’s Asian Cuisine serves up Cantonese and Szechwan cuisine and offers regular dining as well as exciting Teppanyaki cooking tables.
For a more casual dining experience, check out the Buffet or The Grille for a quick bite. The buffet offers breakfast ($12.99), lunch ($14.99) and dinner ($20.99) daily. Friday and Saturday is the seafood dinner ($26.99) and on Saturday and Sunday the buffet serves a Champagne Brunch ($18.99).
The casino at the Golden Nugget offers Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Let it Ride, Pai Gow Poker, three Card Poker and Mini-Baccarat as well as slots and video poker. There is also a race and sports book, plus a poker room. Be sure to sign up for the 24 Karat club, The Golden Nugget’s players club. This will give you the opportunity to earn cash, room stays, food, or show tickets as you play. Sign up at the Player’s Club desk or by calling (800)777-5687.
As for entertainment, check out impressionist, singer and entertainer Gordie Brown. Gordie Brown performs Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday- Sunday at 7:30pm. There are also various musical acts in the Showroom on Fridays.
In January 2011, the resort unveiled the first GOLD To Go ATM in Las Vegas. The vending machine dispenses 24-karat gold bars of various weights ranging between one and 250 grams. The vending machine also sells traditional gold coins and signature gold bars featuring the Golden Nugget logo.
Just steps from the Golden Nugget’s entrance is the world-famous Fremont Street Experience which runs every night, starting at dusk. The show is a multimedia presentation featuring lights, video and music on a giant LED screen 90 feet above the ground. Shows begin on the hour, every hour, through midnight.
The Golden Nugget is located at 129 E. Fremont Street Las Vegas, NV 89101. For room reservations or more information, call (800) 634-3454 or visit them online at: www.goldennugget.com