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The Golden Nugget was originally built in 1946 but there's nothing about this property that feels dated. It's the largest Downtown Las Vegas hotel and it feels more like the kind of resort you'd find on the Las Vegas Strip with its luxurious pool, spa and top-notch dining and entertainment.Casino mogul Steve Wynn bought the Golden Nugget in the early '70s and transformed it from just a casino into a luxury resort that earned its first four diamond rating from Mobil Travel Guide in 1977. As ownership changed hands over the years, more hotel towers were added to the property including the latest, the Rush Tower, in 2009. The Rush Tower rooms are twenty percent larger than the hotel's standard rooms and feature upgraded amenities and views of the Strip, mountains and the pool. So if you need added space in a room, book the Rush Tower.We can't talk about the Golden Nugget without talking more about its pool. This isn’t your average ordinary pool. It's dubbed The Tank because it basically doubles as a shark tank. Yep, guests who slide down the three-story enclosed water slide will pass right through an aquarium filled with sharks (Unlike the CSI Vegas episode, these sharks stay in the tank). For those who prefer a little less wildlife while they're catching rays, there are daybeds, cabanas and a bar. Another two-level, infinity-edge pool, called The Hideout, can be accessed from the third floor of The Tank. We love it because it's for adults only.   If aquariums really are your thing, be sure to eat at the Chart House restaurant inside. Its bar wraps around a 75,000-gallon tropical aquarium filled with more than 1,000 colorful fish. The Golden Nugget is packed with restaurants to suit just about any taste. Go to the Grotto for Italian classics and a bright and open setting. Claim Jumper serves hearty portions of classic American food and Vic and Anthony’s is an award-winning, elegant steakhouse with the finest cuts of meat around. If you're hungry and thirsty, Cadillac Mexican Cantina & Tequila Bar may just be your utopia. Not only can you get your favorite south-of-the-border dishes, there’s a selection of more than 70 boutique tequilas and they sell giant 80-ounce beer towers.Looking for a place to party that doesn't involve tequila and beer towers? On the resort's second floor, the balcony at Gold Diggers nightclub looks out over all the crazy action on the Fremont Street Experience below. (Hello people watching.) When you step inside, there's a great bar and dancing. Downstairs, the Rush Lounge is the spot to sip signature cocktails, or you can order one of 40 different brews from the International Beer Bar. There's also Bar 46, an oval-shaped bar with a table games area that spills out onto Fremont Street.If you're looking for entertainment, the resort's showroom is pretty much always stocked with stars. Impressionist Gordie Brown brings nearly a hundred celebs -- from icons like Elvis and Michael Jackson to Aaron Neville and Sylvester Stallone -- to life onstage. The Golden Nugget also boasts a rotating lineup of the hottest headliners in music and comedy with their 52 Fridays Concert Series performing every Friday throughout 2015. From Grammy award-winning artists and legendary tribute bands to country music hall of famers and epic classic rock bands, you can catch it all here.The other thing you have to see while you're at the Golden Nugget is, well, an actual golden nugget. Dubbed The Hand of Faith, the biggest golden nugget in existence (61 pounds!) is showcased at the hotel. It was found in Australia in 1980 and was sold to the Golden Nugget for more than a million dollars. See it on display in the lobby and snap a quick selfie with it. Look ma I discovered gold in Vegas!The Golden Nugget takes its gold pretty seriously. Not only can you see a massive piece of gold on display at the hotel you can also shop for gold in an ATM. The hotel is one of only three locations in North America to have a Gold to Go ATM, which is basically a vending machine for gold. The ATM is always online and updates prices every 10 minutes based on current gold spot prices. Along with gold bars of various weights ranging between one gram and one ounce, the vending machine also sells traditional gold coins and Golden Nugget souvenir pieces. We can't think of a better way to commemorate your stay at the hotel.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer service 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Room Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Casino 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Hotel Location 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pool 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Room Location 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Overall amenities 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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fromColorado Springs
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Family
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
Only place I'll stay
PostedSeptember 3, 2012
The Strip may have the fancy hotels with all the facades, but for relaxation, a family atmosphere, lower priced drinks, free music, and the largest TV screen in the world, Freemont Street can't be beat. If you do want to see the Strip, the buses are inexpensive and stop right outside the Nugget. We even took the bus the next morning to the airport (planned a bit of extra time for it); We used our bus ticket from the night before (24-hour ticket) and saved over $70 in cab fares.
The only negative comments: Room service is expensive, $7 for bottle water? Really? And no free internet. Thank goodness, being on Freemont Street, there are liquor stores within walking distance, a Walgreens, and even free internet in some locations.
The pool area is awesome.
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No, it's not your average bachelor's view of saying "I do." Marriage Can Be Murder is an award-winning interactive comedy and murder mystery dinner experience where the audience members become part of the show. If you liked the movie "Clue," then this is a dinner show that you will want to sink your teeth into.Anyone can be a suspect as actors are not readily apparent among the seemingly innocent guests. You might be seated next to another patron or maybe even the murder suspect, but only time will tell as the night unravels and more clues are revealed.Guests are seated at banquet tables. Salad and warm rolls are served first, followed by an entrée with your choice of chicken, beef or fish and cheesecake for dessert. DD, a sometimes ditzy and sometimes clued-in blonde, is your host for the evening. DD assigns some guests roles including doctor or pallbearer who are called to service each time someone is murdered."This guy has sax appeal," says DD as she stops by one male guest who looks like he would be a good fit for the processional band.Each guest has a game card that DD refers to as sleuth pad. The card has a space for your name and a place to write who the victim and killer are and what the motive is for each of the four murders that take place during the show.After the first murder, police Lt. Eric Post arrives. Wearing too short and fitted khaki shorts, Post makes the audience laugh before he even opens his mouth. He interrogates guests while consulting DD for some background information."This guy's name was Dan Druff?" asks Post."He was flaky," replies DD.The entire show is filled with funny one-liners like this as DD, Post and a few other wacky characters attempt to find the killer. After the main course is served, there's a short break where people can mingle, discuss the murders and get the names of other guests and potential suspects. During this time, some people get out of their seats while others chat amongst themselves. You can be as involved or uninvolved with this show as you want and still have a good time.Making murder a laughing matter doesn't seem possible, but husband and wife team Eric and Jayne Post, who star as the lieutenant and DD in the show, have no problem stirring up laughs with their comical banter. They created the four-dimensional theater concept more than 20 years ago. It's the longest-running dinner show in Las Vegas with more than 10 years of success."Guests keep coming back to see the show because they enjoy the interaction of characters on stage and in the crowd. Our audience members love that they are submerged into the action and with their reactions, each show takes on a different twist and turn," said Post.Marriage Can Be Murder combines comedy and suspense to keep you guessing through dessert. So get out your magnifying glass and detective hat for a night of mystery and fun.-- By Caroline Fontein
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Customer service 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
3 / 5
3 / 5
View of Stage 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Theater Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Special Effects 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Sound Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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fromColorado Springs
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Family
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Gambler:Yes
Game:Video Poker
No, I do not recommend this product.
Show was good, food not so much
PostedSeptember 3, 2012
We had 20 seats reserved (via phone) and the instructions over the phone were incorrect. The host was no help other than to tell us we had to go get our tickets. Not very accommodating.
I had the tri-tip, which was like leather. My fiancee had the Cod, which was much better. The murder-mystery was fun.
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"KÀ" by Cirque du Soleil is a saga that follows the adventures of a brother and sister twin duo that becomes separated during a siege of their Far Eastern palace by evil warriors.Except for an opening comment by an announcer setting up the story, there is no dialogue in the 90-minute production, rather the story is told through expressive and extensive choreography enacted by the production's 80-member cast.No expense was spared when $165 million was insightfully poured into creating the spectacular theater and tremendous show. And while the entire 1,950-seat theater is encompassed in aspects of the brilliantly detailed and highly technological set, it is the performers who truly bring the multi-faceted performance space to life. Don't believe us? Sit in the first several rows and be prepared for performers to fly over your seats! Or, if you sit farther back, you will feel the rhythm of the overhead drums as they are played during some of the show's acts.Rather than a conventional stage, "KÀ" is performed on two massive, mobile platforms in addition to five other smaller lifts and platforms all of which appear to be floating through a bottomless space. Through the use of digital projections, the different scenes transform the multi-way platforms into a mountain, a beach, a palace or a battleground as well as host yet another large prop -- the wheel of death. There are many memorable technological moments in the production: an underwater scene, a glider flight over the audience and spectacular fireworks, among many other exciting acts.And while the floating stages provide a magnificent space, the spectacle becomes even more brilliant when adorned with the acrobatic expertise of the show's cast. And while every Cirque show is defined by the incredible feats achieved by the production's myriad of performers, the cast of "KÀ" performs some of the most spectacular stunts of all the Cirque productions.But while the show enthralls the audience with daring stunts, magical musical and lighting collaborations, and technological marvels, some of its greatest moments are the quiet ones, such as when the audience observes the shadow puppets created by human hands and campfire light or the passionate romance between the imperial prince and the daughter of one his captors.By embracing all aspects of the production's vivid storyline through the use of a dedicated cast as well as with dramatic and extremely advanced technology, not only does "KÀ" find a way to resonate in some way with each member of the audience, but the show also achieves the epitome a masterful production.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Customer service 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
3 / 5
3 / 5
View of Stage 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Theater Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Special Effects 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Customer avatar
fromColorado Springs
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Family
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
Overall Good
PostedSeptember 3, 2012
Slow in parts, but the action parts made it worthwhile. Great stage effects. Not as good as O and some of the others.
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The Golden Nugget was originally built in 1946 but there's nothing about this property that feels dated. It's the largest Downtown Las Vegas hotel and it feels more like the kind of resort you'd find on the Las Vegas Strip with its luxurious pool, spa and top-notch dining and entertainment.Casino mogul Steve Wynn bought the Golden Nugget in the early '70s and transformed it from just a casino into a luxury resort that earned its first four diamond rating from Mobil Travel Guide in 1977. As ownership changed hands over the years, more hotel towers were added to the property including the latest, the Rush Tower, in 2009. The Rush Tower rooms are twenty percent larger than the hotel's standard rooms and feature upgraded amenities and views of the Strip, mountains and the pool. So if you need added space in a room, book the Rush Tower.We can't talk about the Golden Nugget without talking more about its pool. This isn’t your average ordinary pool. It's dubbed The Tank because it basically doubles as a shark tank. Yep, guests who slide down the three-story enclosed water slide will pass right through an aquarium filled with sharks (Unlike the CSI Vegas episode, these sharks stay in the tank). For those who prefer a little less wildlife while they're catching rays, there are daybeds, cabanas and a bar. Another two-level, infinity-edge pool, called The Hideout, can be accessed from the third floor of The Tank. We love it because it's for adults only.   If aquariums really are your thing, be sure to eat at the Chart House restaurant inside. Its bar wraps around a 75,000-gallon tropical aquarium filled with more than 1,000 colorful fish. The Golden Nugget is packed with restaurants to suit just about any taste. Go to the Grotto for Italian classics and a bright and open setting. Claim Jumper serves hearty portions of classic American food and Vic and Anthony’s is an award-winning, elegant steakhouse with the finest cuts of meat around. If you're hungry and thirsty, Cadillac Mexican Cantina & Tequila Bar may just be your utopia. Not only can you get your favorite south-of-the-border dishes, there’s a selection of more than 70 boutique tequilas and they sell giant 80-ounce beer towers.Looking for a place to party that doesn't involve tequila and beer towers? On the resort's second floor, the balcony at Gold Diggers nightclub looks out over all the crazy action on the Fremont Street Experience below. (Hello people watching.) When you step inside, there's a great bar and dancing. Downstairs, the Rush Lounge is the spot to sip signature cocktails, or you can order one of 40 different brews from the International Beer Bar. There's also Bar 46, an oval-shaped bar with a table games area that spills out onto Fremont Street.If you're looking for entertainment, the resort's showroom is pretty much always stocked with stars. Impressionist Gordie Brown brings nearly a hundred celebs -- from icons like Elvis and Michael Jackson to Aaron Neville and Sylvester Stallone -- to life onstage. The Golden Nugget also boasts a rotating lineup of the hottest headliners in music and comedy with their 52 Fridays Concert Series performing every Friday throughout 2015. From Grammy award-winning artists and legendary tribute bands to country music hall of famers and epic classic rock bands, you can catch it all here.The other thing you have to see while you're at the Golden Nugget is, well, an actual golden nugget. Dubbed The Hand of Faith, the biggest golden nugget in existence (61 pounds!) is showcased at the hotel. It was found in Australia in 1980 and was sold to the Golden Nugget for more than a million dollars. See it on display in the lobby and snap a quick selfie with it. Look ma I discovered gold in Vegas!The Golden Nugget takes its gold pretty seriously. Not only can you see a massive piece of gold on display at the hotel you can also shop for gold in an ATM. The hotel is one of only three locations in North America to have a Gold to Go ATM, which is basically a vending machine for gold. The ATM is always online and updates prices every 10 minutes based on current gold spot prices. Along with gold bars of various weights ranging between one gram and one ounce, the vending machine also sells traditional gold coins and Golden Nugget souvenir pieces. We can't think of a better way to commemorate your stay at the hotel.
 

Does the Deuce bus run from the airport to the hotels?

I took the bus (#108) from the Nugget to the airport; I believe we were dropped off at Terminal-1 and then took the shuttle to Terminal-3 (Frontier Airlines).

We caught the bus in front of the Nugget and transferred one stop later. That's where we caught the 108 line. It had a lot of stops, but we had planned for the extra time and just enjoyed the different parts of the city and the ride. I think the whole ride from hotel to airport was less than 45 minutes. Consider the time versus the $70 cab fare.

Another alternative would be to take the Express to the Strip, and then get a cab to the airport from one of the hotels. That would keep the cost down and make the trip a bit shorter.
2 years, 3 months ago
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paqman
Colorado Springs
 
The Golden Nugget was originally built in 1946 but there's nothing about this property that feels dated. It's the largest Downtown Las Vegas hotel and it feels more like the kind of resort you'd find on the Las Vegas Strip with its luxurious pool, spa and top-notch dining and entertainment.Casino mogul Steve Wynn bought the Golden Nugget in the early '70s and transformed it from just a casino into a luxury resort that earned its first four diamond rating from Mobil Travel Guide in 1977. As ownership changed hands over the years, more hotel towers were added to the property including the latest, the Rush Tower, in 2009. The Rush Tower rooms are twenty percent larger than the hotel's standard rooms and feature upgraded amenities and views of the Strip, mountains and the pool. So if you need added space in a room, book the Rush Tower.We can't talk about the Golden Nugget without talking more about its pool. This isn’t your average ordinary pool. It's dubbed The Tank because it basically doubles as a shark tank. Yep, guests who slide down the three-story enclosed water slide will pass right through an aquarium filled with sharks (Unlike the CSI Vegas episode, these sharks stay in the tank). For those who prefer a little less wildlife while they're catching rays, there are daybeds, cabanas and a bar. Another two-level, infinity-edge pool, called The Hideout, can be accessed from the third floor of The Tank. We love it because it's for adults only.   If aquariums really are your thing, be sure to eat at the Chart House restaurant inside. Its bar wraps around a 75,000-gallon tropical aquarium filled with more than 1,000 colorful fish. The Golden Nugget is packed with restaurants to suit just about any taste. Go to the Grotto for Italian classics and a bright and open setting. Claim Jumper serves hearty portions of classic American food and Vic and Anthony’s is an award-winning, elegant steakhouse with the finest cuts of meat around. If you're hungry and thirsty, Cadillac Mexican Cantina & Tequila Bar may just be your utopia. Not only can you get your favorite south-of-the-border dishes, there’s a selection of more than 70 boutique tequilas and they sell giant 80-ounce beer towers.Looking for a place to party that doesn't involve tequila and beer towers? On the resort's second floor, the balcony at Gold Diggers nightclub looks out over all the crazy action on the Fremont Street Experience below. (Hello people watching.) When you step inside, there's a great bar and dancing. Downstairs, the Rush Lounge is the spot to sip signature cocktails, or you can order one of 40 different brews from the International Beer Bar. There's also Bar 46, an oval-shaped bar with a table games area that spills out onto Fremont Street.If you're looking for entertainment, the resort's showroom is pretty much always stocked with stars. Impressionist Gordie Brown brings nearly a hundred celebs -- from icons like Elvis and Michael Jackson to Aaron Neville and Sylvester Stallone -- to life onstage. The Golden Nugget also boasts a rotating lineup of the hottest headliners in music and comedy with their 52 Fridays Concert Series performing every Friday throughout 2015. From Grammy award-winning artists and legendary tribute bands to country music hall of famers and epic classic rock bands, you can catch it all here.The other thing you have to see while you're at the Golden Nugget is, well, an actual golden nugget. Dubbed The Hand of Faith, the biggest golden nugget in existence (61 pounds!) is showcased at the hotel. It was found in Australia in 1980 and was sold to the Golden Nugget for more than a million dollars. See it on display in the lobby and snap a quick selfie with it. Look ma I discovered gold in Vegas!The Golden Nugget takes its gold pretty seriously. Not only can you see a massive piece of gold on display at the hotel you can also shop for gold in an ATM. The hotel is one of only three locations in North America to have a Gold to Go ATM, which is basically a vending machine for gold. The ATM is always online and updates prices every 10 minutes based on current gold spot prices. Along with gold bars of various weights ranging between one gram and one ounce, the vending machine also sells traditional gold coins and Golden Nugget souvenir pieces. We can't think of a better way to commemorate your stay at the hotel.
 

What hours are the outdoor pool open?

I believe you can get in around 9am and reserve your chaise lounge (or other sitting area, like the sofas), but the pool doesn't open till 10am. I think it closes at 11pm.
2 years, 3 months ago
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paqman
Colorado Springs