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Gold Coast Hotel & Casino

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Address
4000 W. Flamingo Road
City
Las Vegas
State
Nevada
Zip Code
89103
Country
United States
Phone
(702) 367-7111
Special Offer
The 2017 American Casino Guide book contains the following three coupon offers for Gold Coast:

Offer #1 - Earn 200 points, get a free buffet, and keep the points. Earn 200 points playing slots then present original coupon from the American Casino Guide book and B Connected Card to the B Connected Club, and receive a voucher that will entitle bearer to one FREE breakfast, lunch or regular dinner buffet. Expires 12/30/2017.

Offer #2 - $10 table game matchplay. Present original coupon from the American Casino Guide book and B Connected Card to the B Connected Club for a match play voucher. Voucher and equal wager of real chips or cash should be presented to the dealer. Valid once per calendar year per person. Expires 12/30/2017.

Offer #3 - $5 in FREE slot play for new players club members. Present original coupon from the American Casino Guide book and a valid government issued photo ID to the B Connected Club when enrolling as a new member of the B Connected Club and receive $5 worth of slot play. Downloadable slot play will be added to new account. Offer limited to new members. Not valid with any other offer or promotion. Expires 12/31/2017.

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B Connected

Open: 24 hours daily

The B Connected card can be used at any of the 17 Boyd Gaming properties located throughout the United States. The following information applies to all seven Las Vegas area Boyd casino resorts (The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam's Town, The California, Main Street Station and the Fremont Hotel & Casino). B Connected has three tier levels based on the points earned through play: Ruby (0-24,999 points), Sapphire (25,000-249,999 points) and Emerald (250,000+ points). Higher levels of play receive better rewards/Point accrual (2x points for Sapphire and 3x points for Emerald). All levels get 40% off when using points at any Boyd-owned restaurant. See the players club for more information.

The slot card expires after 13 months of inactivity.

Slot Point Accrual

(Standard Accrual Table) Input/Point(s)
Denomination Slots Video Poker
5¢, 25¢, $1 $1/1 $1/1

Slot Benefits

Cash:
$1/1000 points
Minimum: 1000 points
Increments: 1000 points


Comps: 1000 points = $1 in comps except at restaurants where it is 600 points = $1 as all players get a 40% discount.

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Toll-Free Number: (888) 402-6278
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Rooms: 750 Price Range: $45-$255
Suites: 27 Price Range: $165-$245
Restaurants: 6 (1 open 24 hours)
Buffets: -$7.99/$17.99 (Sunday) L-$9.99/$17.99 (Sunday)
D-$15.99/$20.99 (Friday)/$17.99 (Sunday)
Casino Size: 88,915 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker,  Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Sports Book, Race Book, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Let it Ride, Three Card Poker, Keno, Bingo
Special Features: 70-lane bowling center. Showroom. Buffet discount with Player Club card.

 

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Wouldn't stay anywhere else

I stay at the Gold Coast every time I come to Vegas and have never been disappointed any time

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(Updated: November 03, 2014)
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4.5
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decent casino and hotel

Food from a hot dog stand with saurkraut to a steakhouse, heavy on the asian choices.
nice rooms at a good value. Good video poker paytables, low stakes tables. Decent players club. Casino is smokey. Has a shuttle to strip and Orleans.

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Friendly Casino

I gave it a 5 for slots since it has some full pay vp and a lot of machines. Desk is always friendly. Maids very good. Players club is good but get chinzy on some things.
Other than smokey, I enjoy playing here. They have a pool, bowling, and a fitness center for a reasonable price. Also a shuttle to the orleans and strip. There is good variety in their restuarants.

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Gold Coast Casino/Hotel

Fun casino with good promos and comps....food is great too!!!

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(Updated: February 15, 2014)
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3.6
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good "old" coast

Not too many youngsters here, but plenty of good games. Quarter full pay jacks or better upstairs by the bingo room, and full pay bonus triple play in the high stakes room. Gold Coast is also a good place for bingo and pai gow. There are some good coupons in the A.C.G. for the Gold Coast and usually some promo going on also.

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(Updated: December 30, 2013)
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solid place to spend a few days.

Nice rooms and very solid buffet. Coffee pot with supplies in room which is nice. Smokey casino, good restuarants. Resort fee $10, shuttle to strip.

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(Updated: November 25, 2013)
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4.2
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one of my go to casinos

a locals casino I will be visiting again in December. I am adding more detail here.
The Ping pang Pong is considered one of the best Chinese restaurants in Las Vegas. My
ratings are based on the level of the casino. It's not the Bellagio. But its players club is much more rewarding for a low roller. Its exercise room is adequate and so is the pool and jacuzzi. I have always found the workforce and most of the clients to be very pleasant. Its an older crowd, but the tables have their share of younger people.

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(Updated: November 19, 2013)
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4.8
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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There's Gold West of HW 15

Stayed here again in October. Will be back in December. Good variety in food. Friday's,
Ping Pang Pong, solid buffet, Steakhouse, Noodle Bar, Snack bar, and Subway. Good vp schedules, lots of slots. Decent promotions. Heated swimning pool and jacuzzi. Exercise room.

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(Updated: August 26, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.2
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
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best video poker payouts!

3 of us went to the Gold Coast for the weekend, and 2 of us hit a jackpot on quarter video poker. Even if you don't hit a jackpot, the machines are loose enough that you can sit for a while and get a few drinks, instead of blowing your cash in 5 minutes.

Rooms were good, very similar to Orleans. A/C was a little weak, but worked overall. Buffet was about the same as Harrah's, but cheaper. Resort fee is now $9.99, so make sure you add that into your room price!

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(Updated: August 13, 2013)
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4.0
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3.0
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Gold Coast Dewey089

Since the Gold Coast is the featured casino in Scott Krause's review this week, I thought I'd add a few things from my last trip that he missed.
First, the bad news. They have increased the resort fee which adds $11.40 a night to the booked rate. Previously it was the lowest resort fee in the area. Now Silver Seven (Terribles) beats them with just a $3 fee. On my last trip I went into the lounge to listen to some afternoon music. Generally this required buying a drink from a waitress. There were no waitresses and the regulars knew to go up to the bar to get what they wanted. The bar would provide a tray if they had a few folks in all together. For me, I enjoyed an hour of free music and drank nothing. The pool was equipped with a new device for the handicapped that worked sort of like a crane and got folks into the water. I still thought the buffet was one of the best values in the area. I hope that the rates drop to make the resort fee a wash. Otherwise it will be a deal breaker. On the other hand, I went for five days booked on B Connected with the resort fee at the old $3 rate and they did not charge me the fee on the way out. It was not my gambling as I don't gamble there. I buy the rooms.

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(Updated: July 15, 2013)
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4.2
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4.0
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4.0
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Another Enjoyable stay

I had another good time at this casino. I had some trouble with room key, but they were prompt and helpful with the situation. Desk clerks have always been friendly. Good choice of restuarants with one of the better Chinese in town. Most patrons of the hotel are friendly also.

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3.2
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4.0
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OK off strip casino

Maybe the night we visisted was an off night. Every one seemed like they had just started. The dealer seemed new, so did the pit boss, and even the woman at the B Connected desk.

It's an okay casino otherwise about a mile west of the strip. $5 blackjack with 3 to 2. Decent, but not perfect, video poker payout tables.

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Pool area a treat

What draws me to book the Gold Coast for my next trip is the heated pool adjacent to the workout area. It is rarely crowded and I can actually get a bit of swimming in in the morning after using some of the workout machines. The cold water in the workout room is delightful for both the workout and the swim. I like the little hot tub. And I love that there are plenty of places to sit with the paper or a book for while in semi shade and read for no extra expense.

I like the casino in general. The American Casino Guide 200 points for a free buffet works well for me and there is still decent video poker scattered around. About the only thing I don't like is having that chain TGIF instead of a good old fashioned diner. But the buffet is fine. It is hard to beat the buffet price since it includes coffee.

I also like the access. There is a free shuttle for most of the hours of the day, but the 202 bus takes me right there on the edge of the parking lot, so if I stay there and play poker on the strip until the late hours I can easily get safely back with no need of cabfare.

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(Updated: March 13, 2013)
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4.5
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5.0
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5.0
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Enjoyable Casino

Just got back from a 2 night stay there. Ate the dim sum at the Ping Pang Pong, amazing variety and very good. It can be a little hard to understand the servers but it's authentic. They use to have 9/6 job .25 at 2 of the bars, but they still have good vp on the floor. I like the rooms had somewhat of a view and they are bright.

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(Updated: March 01, 2013)
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3.3
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4.0
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3.0
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still good, not great

Hotel room are average, suites are nice and big. Tables games are pretty good, video poker is not as good as it was since they changed out the games at the center bar, but there are still some full pay games there. Free shuttle to strip is outstanding.

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(Updated: February 19, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
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4.0
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5.0
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great asian cusine available

If you don't know the Gold Coast has one of the top rated Chinese restuarant in Las Vegas. It is particularly know for its Dim Sum. I have had the pork with hot peppers, the mu shu pork, and the dim sum all was excellent. It also had the Noodle Exchange which is the typical noodle factory.
It is a boyd property so you can use your points at a lot of venues. Good food a very flexible players club, good games equals good times.

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4.7
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Great time at the GC

I had another great time at this casino even though I lost. Attended 2 of their monday nite football parties. the 1st party i didnot win any prizes,but i met a guy that knew this old classmate of mine that had coached with the Tark at UNLV. it was great hearing about his exploits.
i was alone on this trip, so that made it special. lots of prizes at these parties, i won 2 tea shirts at the 2nd party. good room, breakfast buffet great, also had the prime rib buffet and it was good. again check in desk very helpful.

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(Updated: October 10, 2012)
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4.5
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5.0
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great time at the gc

this was an early october trip and despite losing had a great time at the gold coast. finally got to eat dim sum at ping pang pong, both me and my sister enjoyed it big time. we had a very nice room with a decent view. very clean and modern. bathroom door not really useful, only drawback. breakfast buffet good and a great value as usual. employees very friendly as usual.

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(Updated: April 08, 2012)
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4.6
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5.0
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Gold Coast still a winner

Spent some time at the casino even though I stayed at the Hilton during my March excursion. As usual, the service was friendly and curteous. The full pay is outstanding considering what is happening at other casinos. Cocktail service is always good except when the CWs switch stations. They have a large variety of slots, old reels and it seems like all the new ones too. They also have great hot dogs with all the fixins for $1.25. I like the rooms, they are always clean, the bathrooms are small but functional. They do have a small resort fee $3. The table limits appeal to all bank rolls. if you don't have a fortune this could be your place. By the way I booked some room today for a june visit. Hope you enjoy.

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4.0
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Excellent Casino and Buffet!

Big casino with lots of the older favorite machines. Good mix of vacationers and locals, mostly older crowd. Off the strip but not very far,Easy to get to with the free shuttle by Bills Casino on the strip, Shuttle picks up near the parking garage.Goes directly to the Gold Coast. Return trip stops at The Orleans first, then back to Bills. Not a very long trip at all. Large buffet is quite good at a bargain price. Wednesday is senior day, 1/2 price buffet.

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(Updated: January 04, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
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5.0
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Go for the Gold

Spent 3 nights Nov. 20 -23.at the Gold Coast. Breakfast buffet very good and a great value. I had a wonderful crispy duck app. and a chicken/veg./ noodle dish at the Noodle Exchange restaurant. Points can be used at most of the eateries. They also have decent $1.25 hot dogs with the fixins. I had comped rooms, which are nice but small, but I was unexpectedly alone this trip, so it is plenty large for one. The employee's are always helpful and friendly. You can't beat the location as the Palms is across Flamingo and the Rio is across the other side of the GC. The Players club is decent, with a variety of rewards and points. With the shuttle to the Orleans and the strip, this is ideal for the off strip experience.

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(Updated: December 07, 2011)
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3.4
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Not A Bad Bet

We just left Las Vegas after having spent about 10 days there, 5 of which were at Gold Coast. This is not our first time there. The Gold Coast is one of our favorites for several reasons. First, they're cheap...at certain times of the year you can't get a place closer to so much action for the low price we pay. Gold Coast may not be for everyone. It's located across from the Palms and next to Rio but it's not on the strip and it's not a short walk back to the strip. We drive to Las Vegas so we have our car the entire time we're there. Driving around means nothing to us and as a matter of fact, that's a lot of what we do when there. We always drive out to Mt. Charleston at least once, we go up to Craig Road near the Cannery Casino because one of our favorite Mexican restaurants is located up there. So since we have a car, being at Gold Coast is not a problem.

The rooms are always nice and clean. They now have flat screen tv's in all the rooms although for my life I can't figure out why they would spring for the flat screens then not pay the extra cost for high definition TV! Having said that, the casino is always clean, they have great contests for football and other sports, and their shows are well priced and fun to attend. Their bingo hall is one of the biggest in Las Vegas, always clean, and a fun place to play (if bingo is your thing). And their sports book is great too.

For the first time in a while we tried their buffet for breakfast. I was very surprised at what we got for $6.99 each. They had everything you could possibly want on a buffet including omelet station...I mean, this was quite the buffet. You could easily spend $13 at many other places and not get as much.

Gold Coast is one of our favorites.

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(Updated: October 26, 2011)
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4.3
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Great value

We stayed at this hotel last year on a 2 night comp. It was a decent sized place and very clean. Very similar to its sister property, the Orleans, only smaller. The buffet was solid, and they have a good selection (again like the Orleans buffet) and if you're 55 and over, you can get a 2/1 on certain days.

I really liked the casino and their low limits at all times of the day. There is a TGI Fridays in the casino as well as a coffee shop, and other restaurants too that I cannot recall.

My only critique of the hotel is that they do not have a safe, and this was a deal breaker for me. If you want to store your stuff, you have to go to the cashier's cage, which was fine, but a pain in the neck.

That would be the only reason not to stay there again. If you don't mind that, and you like clean and cheap, this is the place for you.

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(Updated: October 13, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.6
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Love the buffet, play and play.incredible location

Really love to pop in for a quick buffet, hit the Video Poker and low-limit games and, well, it's just the best. I have stayed here and played here and it's a wonder. I want to live here. Being able to park, walk in to the buffet and eat quickly and well without paying through the nose makes my day start out well as I plan another assault on the casinos. And I always stop to play any promotions, play some Video Poker and use whatever coupons I have. Also low limit $5 craps 24/7 is grande. I just wish they had a little better pool scene and some upgrades for rooms, but for the price I'm not complaining! Bobby V (plus, Rio & Palms next door and the Strip a hop away. It's the best!)

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(Updated: September 26, 2011)
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4.2
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Gold Coast

My wife loves the prime rib buffet at the Gold Coast Casino. We stay here when they send us free room offers. We make sure to play on seniors day to get our points multiplied and to get 2 for 1 buffet coupons.

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(Updated: August 22, 2011)
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4.3
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Gold Coast - Great location

The Gold Coast is one of my favorite casinos in Vegas. Every trip I spend some time there. I don’t gamble enough there to get great room offers all the time, but I do get some free nights for some trips and usually can book a room on B Connected for under $30 weekdays. The fine print says that they will then charge a $3 resort fee, but I have yet to be charged a resort fee when booking on B Connected at any Boyd property. No fee is charged for comped rooms. The rooms are pretty standard except that they are the best vacuumed rooms I have encountered. I have to dig behind things to plug in a sleep apnea machine and I do a thorough bedbug check everywhere. Often I am faced with old candy wrappers, tissues, socks. Not here. The staff seems to take cleaning seriously.
The location is excellent. If you drive a car there is ample parking, even a small very convenient and well shaded spot within steps of the casino that is a great spot until filled up. Access to other spots in Vegas is easier, especially if you know how to avoid the strip. Flamingo itself will easily get you across the strip, so during the most congested times there really is no reason to get stuck. Nearby is access to I-15 for finding ways to other destinations.
If you ride the bus, then this is one of the best locations in Vegas. I consider Flamingo my Vegas “strip” because it offers so many choices and the access is comfortable. No crowds on buses. No need for long walks. They have a free shuttle that operates most of the day and night (quits after midnight) that will go to both the Orleans and to Bill’s and back to the Gold Coast. A short walk away Rio has a free shuttle that during roughly those same hours will go from Rio to Harrah’s or to Bally’s.
The city bus 202 runs right up Flamingo usually about every 20 minutes, but early in the morning every hour (so carry a printed schedule). The stop is in front of the Palms. This bus will give you easy access to the strip, to Ellis Island, to Tuscany, to Sam’s Town, and to the Eastside Cannery. Combined with the new Boulder Highway Express buses, after September 2011 you will have easy and quick access all along Boulder Highway with just one transfer. And it is easily possible to go to Sam’s Town for a while and then ride downtown either on their free shuttle or on the new Express buses.
Once at the Orleans the 201 bus adds more flexibility. You can ride out Tropicana to the strip at NYNY or farther for the Pinball Hall of Fame. You can catch the WAX express bus that goes downtown or to the airport.
It is less than a half hour to walk down Arville (major street runing N-S and to the West of the Gold Coast) to a laundromat and get laundry done. It is another 20 minutes to walk to the Orleans. So, without a car or a cab and just that simple half hour walk (skip the treadmill that day) we can stay a few days at the Gold Coast, walk to the Orleans for a few more, take the 201 and the WAX (both take luggage) to go downtown for some time there. I stay from 15-22 days each trip so this flexibility of travel is ideal.
The strip buses are hard (SDX) or impossible (Deuce) if you carry much luggage. But even without luggage it is fine to have ways to avoid them. They are more expensive as the residential lines and twice as crowded. In September it is predicted that seniors will not longer get a discount on strip buses, but they will still get residential discounts of about 50% with a picture ID issued by the BTC.
So you could stay at the Gold Coast and want to wander from casino to casino and end up at Mandalay Bay without taking a strip bus. Free shuttle to Orleans. 201 to the strip. Free tram from Excalibur to Mandalay Bay with a stop at Luxor.
i walked to the strip just once, about ten in the morning. i was staying free at the Rio and I misjudged the stops. I went left and there was no stop before the strip. So it is possible to walk it, and in the morning I think it is safe. There were other walkers and a runner or two. However, you have to cross above the superhighway, and that means those walkways with no escape were someone to decide he wanted what you carry. Also, crossing at the entrance of the superhighway from Flamingo feels a bit to me like that old Frogger video game. I avoid walking from the Gold Coast to the strip. In comparison walking Arville is easy (good sidewalks) and safe (plenty of people working around) in the daytime. I have not tried that at night either.
As well as offering the best central location and flexibility in travel, Gold Coast offers some decent VP - that hard to find 9/6 JOB. It was recently pulled from one of the bartops, but it is scattered around the casino, and one source tells me that they are putting it back in the bar although another says only in half dollars, not quarters.
I like to play long enough to justify one beer and use up the break time between afternoon lounge music sets. Then I go to hear the music, perhaps buying a sports book hot dog ($1.25) with sauerkraut along the way and carrying it into the lounge and so having lunch and entertainment for a little under $3, most of that tip. There is some waitress service int he lounge, but generally it is uncrowded and no one cares if you bring in a drink.
When the music takes a break, I go back to the VP. it makes for a varied and enjoyable afternoon.
There is other good VP across the street at the Palms as well as some other food choices. However, I love the Gold Coast buffet, especially for breakfast when red eye gravy is one topping to select for those biscuits and sometimes the bacon comes out crisps. Eggs are made to order. Fruit and salad are available. I have not eaten in the El Cortez room in many years, but it gets good marks. TGIF, however, does not. It replaces a perfectly fine cafe. Still, late at night/early morning it is the only thing available.
Gold Coast also offers Double Deck BJ 3:2. Not bad.
The B connected card collects points from many good gambling places. These can be used for a buffet at the Gold Coast and because the price is so cheap, they go a long way. The American Casino Guide, along with a small matchplay, also has a coupon with which a buffet can be earned after getting 200 points that day without point reduction. These coupons, however, can be used only once per year by any one person, so if you like to buy two ACG books, bring along your spouse to earn the second buffet.
In December, when the huge National Rodeo Finals are in town, the Gold Coast is often a gathering place for cowboys. Room prices then are inflated, but an evening visit can give you a sense of what it might be to live in the midst of Western ranch folks. Vegas is pretty empty at this time, so the cowboys take over. Good Western music is usually available at that time as well.
If you don’t want to pay for room wifi, you can pack your computer on that Orleans shuttle and go to the Orleans coffee area near the check-in. Free wifi is offered there.
Gold Coast has one of my favorite pools because it is often, even off season, heated. The clerks told me that they were not certain it would be heated in November this year, but in April it has always been the most delightful water to swim in. It was so much better than the icy pool of Flamingo. Also it is not a party pool. So it is uncrowded, especially in the early morning. And that keeps it cleaner as well. Party pools make look really wonderful, but he water contains quite a bit of pollutant material. If you would like to workout and swim for some exercise, the Gold Coast workout room is right there. In fact, if you tire of watching baseball while on the treadmill, on occasion you can watch a bikini or two. There is a small, plain jacuzzi. And there is a slat covered and so partially shaded area with lounge chairs where you can read and relax in what is usually perfect quiet. I love it there.
Sadly, the live poker room closed. However, the Palms has that too and one of the lowest rakes in Las Vegas with some good bonus awards including at certain times, Cracked Aces. Neither the Palms nor the Rio are as far a walk from the Gold Coast as many places in Bellagio are from one another.

Watch the changing promotions. As I write there is one called $2 on Tuesday which gives $2 blackjack, $2 for 2 of the hotdogs at the sportsbook, $2 for 16 oz of beer, and 2 dinner buffets for $20. The Young at Heart (over 50) promotions are on Mondays. Free poker tournament. 100 points for the card of the day. 10X points for slots. A free VP tournament.

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(Updated: August 15, 2011)
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4.7
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

Lots to do at the Gold Coast

Very enjoyable casino hotel, with a shuttle to Orleans and the strip. Lots of machine with great variety and FP VP at the .25 level. Employees amicable, clean rooms,clean casino, varied restaurants. Bowling, slots tournaments, very good breakfast buffet.
Good slot club with gifts and points towards the restaurants. Ping Pang Pong, dim sum and very good dishes. What else could you ask for. Finding Gold at the Coast?

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(Updated: August 12, 2011)
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0

If you don't want the Palms, come here.

Tired of the young and beautiful at the Palms? Find that the Rio is now just like any other Harrah's hotel and casino? Then walk across the street to the Gold Coast. Sit at the bar and mention the drink deals that are promoted outside and have the bartender go "huh?....we got rid of that promotion months ago". Try the cheap buffet and experience the joys of a cheap vegas buffet. The crowd ain't beautiful, even if you sit at the bar for a whole bunch of drinks, but the place isn't trying to be anything than it is...a cheap choice to the hotels that surround it. Not worth the walk from the strip, or a cab ride, but if you are at the Palms or Rio, and you can't get into whatever the latest trendy club is, come to the Gold Coast where there is always room at the bar, the tables or the buffet.

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5.0

Gold Coast is Golden

Stayed at the Gold Coast because of price. I was totally surprized that everything was the best. I signed up for the players club and was surprized that since it was my birthday month they started me with 70 points. The Buffet was more than expected and the room was more than expected. All of the employees were very helpful and all done with a smile. I will be making the Gold Coast my home base when in Vegas.

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Gold Coast casino

I play at the GC casino because I stay at the GC. It's not the very best, but I like it because of the relaxed environment and the feeling that locals play there.

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