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Golden Gate/ Four Queens or The D

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by IWannaBeInVegas, Mar 7, 2015.

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  1. IWannaBeInVegas

    IWannaBeInVegas VIP Whale

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    Spending one night downtown before moving to the strip, 630pm arrival on a Sunday night. I am booked at Golden Gate 21/night plus resort fee. I was thinking about the D or Four Queens, both again inexpensive. Mainly just needing a bed and shower for the night. Is Golden Gate suitable?
     
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    If you just need a bed and a shower, all of those you mentioned are fine.
    Only caution if you end up with a room facing Fremont and go to bed early, noise can be an issue. Both 4Q and GG.
     
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    Thanks Joe. I am not sure how early I will go to bed that night, I will have been up since 2am EST when I get there since I work 4am-12p, then my flight leaves at 515. Unless I get some zzz on the plane, I maybe dead to the world fairly quickly. I just plan on getting there, getting bite at PizzaRock and then taking in the free entertainment on Fremont St, take some photos and then shower and bed.
     
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    Ask for a 4th floor room, away from Fremont.
     
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    Dollar for dollar, I like the 4 Queens. When you factor in the resort fee at GG and the fact that the room is really small, I go with the queens. Just ast for south tower.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I looked it up and they were $30 with no resort fee so I booked it and canceled Golden Gate. Actually Expedia had them for $30 and I called the hotel directly and they matched the rate for me.
     
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    I'm sure you'll be quite satisfied. As mentioned above, get a south tower room.
     
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    I asked about it and she told me it would be an additional charge. Maybe upon check in they will move me there, we shall see. I had read the Golden Gate reviews and it kinda had me worried so I was debating on another property. The no resort fee thing really made me happy.

    Oh, and Expedia and dropped the price of Golden Gate for the day I was booked, but even with the decrease, the resort fee would have made the cost a bit more. The cost was not an issue but its more of a statement about the fee.
     
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    I have stayed at 4Q a couple of times. The rooms are small, but clean and functional. A bit worn, but for just a place to sleep and clean up for one night, should work fine.
    If you do end up in the South Tower, you might get a view of the faraway strip. I could see the Strat tower on one trip. Used to be you could open the windows. Which I did when I had a smoking room and was still smoking cigars.
     
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    I'm surprised about additional charge. I book 4Q several times a year for my brother and he always wants me to get the south tower. I never had a fee charged but when I book for him, it's always my room comp.
     
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    If you want quiet, go one more step - ask for south tower, south facing. North facing rooms in the south tower face the FSE and still get a fair amount of stage noise. Been a few years since we've stayed there, but I'm with Joe - they really want to charge extra for the south tower? Other than quieter, the rooms are nothing special.
     
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    She quoted me 10 more dollars for the south tower, said those were the deluxe rooms. I will try upon checkin, but for me it won't be worth doing the $20 trick since its only $10 more.
     
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    Of those three, the D would have the "nicest" rooms. The GG rooms would be the smallest and 4Q's the largest. All are perfectly fine rooms. If you want a quiet night sleep, ask for a 4Q rear tower room facing away from the FSE or a D room (on a high floor) facing east. A D room facing west, or a south tower 4Q room will have stage noise late into the night.
     
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    Hopefully its adequate for the one night I am staying. I intend on requesting a "quite" room.
     
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    I spoke with 4 queens just this week asking questions...and North tower rooms are all the "standard" rooms, and South tower are the "deluxe" I always ask for South Tower, high floor, over looking freemont...and have been given it every time for the most part...once was facing the D. I think its worth the extra 10 bucks for the deluxe rooms.
     
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    I stayed there in January and originally was give a standard room in the North(?) Tower. Because my bathroom was apparently haunted (the toilet flushed itself throughout the night and I swear to god the faucet also came on just long enough to wash ones hands) I asked to be moved and was given a room in the South Tower, and she made a point to waive the upcharge. It had definitely been refurbished more recently and was a bit larger and fresher. My view was of a parking structure but it was quiet.
    [​IMG]. North tower room
    I'm going back soon on an offer and this time I requested the South Tower which was noted with no mention of an additional charge. I also booked a standard room for my son and I expect he will be in the north tower.
     
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    For the D, ask for an odd numbered room. Those face away from FSE.
     
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    I have always stayed at 4 queens...south tower facing fremont street...but have always requested 17th floor or higher...the noise is not bad..but its still there and I think enjoyable. like a low volume on a radio or something...never had trouble going to sleep with it...and at home I have silence...(maybe alcohol plays a role in it at vegas...lol)
     
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    I don't know that a high floor, east-facing room at the D would ensure greater quiet. I spent several nights a the D in early March.....23rd floor, east-facing room. From somewhere off Fremont East.......FREAKING (American) Indian flute music played on a loud speaker for what seemed like hours!! I don't usually retire so early in Vegas, but I had been up since 5AM east coast tme. At 2:00 a.m. I finally dug through my suitcase and found some ear plugs that took care of the problem. The music was haunting and lovely..........but not when I was trying to sleep!!
     
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