Melding the nostalgia of old Las Vegas with the sophistication of the city’s most extravagant landmarks, The Golden Nugget remains the treasure of Fremont Street – even after 60 years. This legendary hotel has witnessed Fremont Street turn from a barely paved road to one of the most photographed thoroughfares in the world and finally to its newest incarnation, the Fremont Street Experience. Through all that time, the Golden Nugget has stood as proud and priceless as the 61-pound gold nugget displayed inside the casino.
From more than 2,400 luxury rooms to the hotel’s gold-leaf facade, everything is rich with Victorian refinement and sheer elegance. The largest hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas only gets better with age thanks to a three-phase, multi-million dollar modernization project. The third phase introduced the upscale Rush Tower to the northwest end of the property.
The dining options at The Golden Nugget are some of the most celebrated in town, including the gourmet delicacies of Vic & Anthony’s and a mouthwatering buffet that draws people by the thousands. Lillie’s Noodle House offers Pan-Asian cuisine in a contemporary, yet comfortable atmosphere while Grotto Ristorante boasts the feel of an Italian trattoria with its Fellini-inspired murals and regional wine list.
Both The Buffet and Grotto Ristorante offer views of the hotel’s crown jewel: A 200,000-gallon aquarium that is home to marine creatures from around the world including several shark species, Southern stingrays and a variety of large game fish.The three-story pool complex, called The Tank, is complete with private cabanas, a jacuzzi, the Dive Bar, waterfalls and an enclosed water slide that passes through the aquarium.
The 36,000-square-foot casino floor accommodates every kind of gambler, from the neophyte to the seasoned high roller. For those with cash to spend, there is a high limit slot salon offering VIP services including a lavish lounge and a private cashier. The semi-enclosed poker room is accented by warm, wood features and has 10 smoke-free tables, plush seating and buy-ins to daily Texas Hold ‘Em tournaments. The Golden Nugget plays a significant role in the poker world with television series such as NBC’s Poker After Dark and GSN’s High Stakes Poker filming at the hotel.
For a break from the high-energy casino action, settle down with a signature cocktail in the intimate atmosphere of the swanky RUSH Lounge or rejuvenate with a therapeutic massage or body treatment at The Spa at Golden Nugget. Party-goers will dance the night away with a fantastic view of Fremont Street at Gold Diggers nightclub. For entertainment, the 600-seat Showroom features impressionist and singer Gordie Brown while the 11,000-square-foot events center, The Grand, can house entertainment, meetings and even poker tournaments.
The Golden Nugget puts the shine in “Glitter Gulch,” and it’s no mistake that travel authorities like AAA and Mobil have given the hotel their highest ratings year after year. Downtown Las Vegas would be unimaginable without its venerable charm, dignity and hospitality.