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Carson Towers at the nugget

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by bananaman, Jul 3, 2013.

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  1. bananaman

    bananaman Tourist

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    Ok I booked a package deal through vegas.com. Got room in the Carson Towers at Golden Nugget for 42 a night. 5 nights. Want to hear from those who stayed in the carson tower rooms and how nice it is or not. Should I try the $20 trick for an upgrade?????
     
  2. bu$hman

    bu$hman Low-Roller

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    The rooms are your typical hotel room. I like them, and they work. The down side, if you care to look at it that way, is that they are a walk from the casino. Plus, you will have to go by those wonderful time-share hawkers. Me, doesn't bother me, I just say "No" and proceed to my room. Also, the walk back to the room from the casino allows me to do a little "people-watching" and checking out who's in the Carson St. Cafe, and the pool. I will say that I did spring for the Gold Tower room for my upcoming trip in Aug. I am hoping to parlay that into a free upgrade using my Landry's Select card (I am not holding my breath.) As for the "$20 trick" I doubt you will have any luck with that, as others have stated here and other boards, as employees are not allowed gratuities, and can be fired over such things. I would just ask the desk person in a very nice manner if there are any possible free room upgrades. It worked for me...Once! Have a fun time.
     
  3. raisingoo

    raisingoo Low-Roller

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    I like downtown myself, but have never stayed at GN, so I can't comment specifically, but two things to add:

    1) http://www.frontdesktip.com/las-vegas/golden-nugget/ shows a "60% success rate" (42 out of 70 attempts worked) on the $20 trick. (www.frontdesktip.com is a site dedicated to tracking how well the $20 works at specific properties.) You might want to read through some of the comments.

    2) Beware that this property is now charging, as of July 1, a $5.00 "Fremont Street Experience fee" per night. I personally hate resort fees (even if they're called something else) which would turn me off to that property, but it's your money, not mine.
     
  4. bu$hman

    bu$hman Low-Roller

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    Not to nit-pick, but I am going to, I see 39/62 for a 63% success. I also notice, via the link, the last post was Feb. 2012.

    Yes, they are, and it's a joke. Check your booking with vegas.com and see if that charge was included. If they "spring it on you" during checkin, you might have a beef with them. The FSE fee is hog-wash.
     
  5. PPtraderal

    PPtraderal Low-Roller

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    Carson Tower

    Have stayed at the GN numerous times. It's clean and best downtown. Carson Tower is quiet, as it
    is away from the fremont Canopy. Not a major walk from the tower to the casino. Might be a problem for an impaired person. I guess we have over 20 stays in the Carson Tower. Room 2298 is the best room in the tower. It's a corner with no neighbors on the top floor. Last few stays we did the Gold Club in the north Tower as we're getting older and it's a vacation not a camping trip. Enjoy your stay. I don't know what to tell you about the $ 20.00 dollar upgrade. I tried it a couple times with no success. If you check in during the week it might work.
     
  6. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Low-Roller

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    PPtraderal- 20+ stays at GN makes you an expert.

    I'm checking into the GN on Sunday (2 rooms, Carson Tower). Thanks for the room 2298 tip.

    I'm interested in a room that will remain cool, temps expected to be 106-110. Any advice on that or otherwise? Thanks!
     
  7. OnTheHorizon

    OnTheHorizon Low-Roller

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    Carson Tower is nice -- and you'll be fine if you don't mind the walk. I never tried the $20 trick - I think it's worth a shot. I am a Landry's member and have been upgraded with the card (chances are it won't work since you did not book through them). The card is also great for VIP Check in.
     
  8. wishman35

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    Just stayed a few nights ago, for the love of god please ask to be close to the elevators. I stayed at a room that was a left down one long hallway, and then another left down another crazy long hallway. They told me it was the last king nonsmoking. Last time I was there they said they only had smoking two queens. My friends showed up an hour later with the same Priceline rez and got a suite. Go figure.

    A nice place as always, the rooms are just fine. Comfy beds, and nice bathrooms. Zero places to plug your dang phones though it seems
     
  9. PPtraderal

    PPtraderal Low-Roller

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    Gn room choice

    When we did the Carson Tower we usually asked for a high floor. The 22nd floor is quiet as nobody above you. I hear some quadrants of rooms are blocked out for tour operators such as Southwest vacations and US Airways vacations. We did not like the 18th floor as we had loud kids above us. Only for one night but a pain in the a$$. Generally the GN runs a good show, hotel wise. Like their race and sports book as the workers are nice. Good restaurants choices as well. Enjoy your stay.
     
  10. Annie Vegas

    Annie Vegas Low-Roller

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    Are you serious? I'm booked at the ElCo in October but was going to go for the Nugget. I'm not paying sh*t for any experience.

    I love how these places charge resort fees. I'm bitterly disappointed downtown is now joining the fray. Why don't they realize if they hide the fees in their rates, no one would be the wiser and would feel like they were getting a deal? Greedy bastards.:grrr:
     
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