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Golden Gate or The D

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Bookie21, Aug 31, 2015.

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  1. Bookie21

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    Good morning,
    Going to be in Vegas in October, and am looking at booking the D, or Golden Gate. Have never stayed downtown, always on the strip. Thought I would try something new. I need suggestions on which is better. ...in my 30's traveling solo.

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  2. Hogman

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    Have not stayed at either one, but I like the Golden Nugget.
     
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    Have not stayed at the Golden Gate, but have stayed several times at the D.

    It really depends on what you want on a room. The rooms at the D are a comfortable place to lay your head, but not the type of room that I'd want to spend much "awake" time in.

    For that, I would prefer the Downtown Grand, which is a block away from the D. The Downtown Grand is a "smaller" casino, but the pool area is nicer.

    For food, it's a toss up. I haven't eaten at any other restaurant besides S+O at DTG, and have eaten at all three dining places at the D. the D has it from top to bottom. IMHO, Andiamo's is a wonder steak house, and Coney Island Dogs is great for a midnight snack. The D Grille is a good middle of the road restaurant.

    At Golden Gate, there's only DuPars, which is a great breakfast restaurant, but a little lacking for lunch and dinner.

    There are pictures of the rooms over at VegasTripping.com
     
  4. DickTater

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    Most of the rooms at the GG are very small and old. However, the new suites are very nice. For a standard room, I would definitely go with the D.
     
  5. Bookie21

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    Are there safes in the rooms of either of these hotels? (Standard room)
     
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    Ditto what Dick said. The D has very nice standard rooms. It's in a great location with lots of eating options in house and nearby.

    Both the D and GG have safes in the room.
     
  7. Bookie21

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    Thanks for the information everyone! I think I'll try The D. Looking forward to trying out downtown Las Vegas!
     
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    Make sure to go play at GG, last trip we discovered it and had a blast. Cool atmosphere, friendly staff and a cool party vibe. We made it home base last trip for drinking and gambling.
     
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    Ive stayed at all three rooms the d has to offer, both the standard and corner king are fairly basic but clean rooms. The corner king has a bit more room and a mini fridge, the full suite is nice with a mini bar and larger fridge and nicely done bathroom. The D comes off as more of a party scene over the GG. Both places have good places to eat, dupars at the GG, and andiamo at D. If I had to vote for you, I would say go to the D, but GG has done good for me to. Plus they are both on the same block, so its walkable even when drinking.
     
  10. LoveDowntownVegas

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    If you're looking @ standard rooms then the D is your best bet. If you want a suite, compare prices. both are nice. I like GG suites because you can be out of your room and on the casino floor in about 2 minutes. The standard rooms at GG are very small and I don't recommend them. both locations are my 'go to' places to play and stay (as seen in countdown timer) ;)
     
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    Actually, they're three blocks apart.

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/The+D+Las+Vegas,+Fremont+Street,+Las+Vegas,[email protected],-115.1459649,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c8c39f95ded1e3:0x112f59c33e7585fc!2m2!1d-115.14291!2d36.169278!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c8c3a1ecb7f73f:0xa1be9a49c1a6bdf7!2m2!1d-115.146122!2d36.171178
     
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    If you're willing to pay a few extra bucks, take the suite at GG... something like $85 mid-week... otherwise, pay your $25 less for a room at 'theD'... the standard rooms at GG, while quite comfortable (re: their beds), are very, very small...clean, but very old...
    I've stayed at 'theD', in GG regular rooms and in one of their suites.
    I will always choose a GG suite out of those 3 options.
     
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    There's a safe in both of them.

    And, like everyone else, I'd take The D over GG standard rooms. I had to almost go in the bathroom sideways at GG because the toilet it right beside the door. The D's just feel newer.
     
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    I vote for the GG suite. Nice and quiet at the back of the casino for sleeping and only a couple of minutes away from the action. The bathrooms are a little strange though.
     
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    Yeah, I think because GG is such a old hotel, they didn't really care about layout. I mean, who puts the toilet right behind the door so you can't open it even half way?
     
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    The suites aren't like that... the one I stayed in, the bathroom/vanity "area" is where a small kitchen would be in a 1-bedroom apartment. There is a curtain of sorts that one could close as to not disturb a sleeping partner... then a frost-glass door to the stand-up shower (very roomy) and a solid door to the toilet area...also roomy. The vanity area is simply a sink, mirror, illuminated make-up mirror, blow-dryer, and lots of counter space.
     
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    Ya. I was more talking about the suites. Never stayed in one of thier regular rooms.
     
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    Yeah, I've only been in the regular room. Figured I'd try it out at least one time. Yeah, I'll stick with The D. But, might try for their suite next time.
     
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    That last one is the vanity area... you can see the curtain to the right...the stand-up shower and toilet room are to the right of that "hall"
     
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