Gold Spike Hotel & Casino
This casino closed its doors in April 2013.
I gave it a 4 because of its heated pool,without the pool it would have been a 2 or 1 maybe. Very small casino but it was clean and the machines were in good shape. A small amount of table games.
Rooms are nice and cheap. A very small restuarant with average food.
We stayed here for 2 nights before the remodel. It was what we were looking for too. It had that late 70's or 80's feel to it with an old style diner and outdated carpet. We won some money on slots and were taken care of promptly by employees. I dont know what its like now but shall visit it again. Didnt play table games.
I have stayed here twice, once before the remodel, once after. It is MUCH nicer than before. If you need a cheap place to sleep or just take a shower, this is great! Stayed 1 weekend nite before catching the plane home, think it was $20 or so, very inexpensive. Small casino, had the Prime Rib Special at the little restaurant, not too bad. Located 1 block from the Fremont Street canopy. Must have room key to use the elevator. Most of the old clientele have moved on. Would stay there again on weekend.
I happen to be paralyzed and in a wheelchair, but fly out several times a year I fly out to Vegas and always enjoy checking out the various resorts -- especially the Downtown properties.
I recently spent a couple of nights at the Gold Spike (great rates), but doubt I would stay there again unless due to the attitude of the Front Desk.
As I require a handicapped-accessible room I always call the hotel a day or two before to ensure I will have a handicapped accessible and provide my arrival time.
Since I was already staying a couple of nights at the El Cortez, moving over a couple of blocks down Ogden would be pretty simple one would think.
However, when I arrived as planned at 4 p.m., the front desk assigned me to a room that was not handicapped-accessible.
After going up to the room and then bringing my stuff back down to the front desk, I was told that none of the handicapped-accessible rooms were available. I reminded them of my confirmed reservation which indicated a handicapped-accessible room, as well as my phone calls to confirm my arrival and the handicapped-accessible room.
Finally, after going back and forth on an issue that should not have an issue, they told me to come back in a hour and they would assign me a handicapped-accessible room after housekeeping was finished.
So I left and returned at 5 p.m. and was told my room was not made up yet, but that it would be within an hour.
I returned at 6 p.m. and was told the room was not ready and I would have to come back.
Finally, I returned at 7 p.m. and was allowed to check-in to my handicapped-accessible room before heading back out to enjoy an evening downtown.
Now I do not consider myself a light sleeper and can always sleep on a noisy airplane.
However, I could not sleep in this room at the Gold Spike as the wall of the room was up against the elevator shaft and everyone someone used the elevator I would hear it EXTREMELY loud in the room. In my many years traveling all around the world, I had never experience anything like this.
I could not believe when I brought this to the attention of the Front Desk they were not aware of this and they pleaded ignorance.
They did give me a card for free breakfast, bur I would rather have free sleep.
It is too bad because I loved the renovated layout of the Gold Spike. It is not to big which makes it easy to get around. The casino has good lighting and a floor surface that is wheelchair friendly.
The little coffee shop has EXCELLENT hostess/servers, but unfortunately the food is only average -- outside of the prime rib deal which was far below average. Not sure how they can call this gristly cut of mystery meat "prime" or "rib."
Fortunately, there is a delicious "hole-in-the-wall" Thai/Chinese restaurant/take-out just a few steps away as you walk the one block to Fremont Street.
With so many hotel options to choose from in Vegas, I have not returned to the Gold Spike to spend any of my money.
Hopefully, the management will discover the important of customer service and guest relations -- especially when it comes to their Front Desk staff.
Whoever did the layout of the Gold Spike did a great job and this property has potential if they work out some of the kinks.
Totally improved since the last time I visited a couple years ago. I stayed here 1 night over the weekend because the room prices are so good, nicely remodeled room with flat screen tv, secure elevator needs room key card to operate it.Small casino has pretty good atmosphere, the little restaraunt with Ikea furniture has a good Prime Rib Special after 4 pm when you sign up for a players club card. 1 block away from the Fremont Street Experience canopy. I'd stay here again over the weekend for the bargain price room.