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Golden Nugget HELP!!

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by mrbadger12, Apr 23, 2012.

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  1. mrbadger12

    mrbadger12 Tourist

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    I will be staying at the Nugget sometime in the next few months. My wife is disabled but, not enough to get a disabled room really unless there is long walking. Could anyone fill me in on which tower to ask for nearest to the pools/casino--any room numbers would be great!! Which rooms are the nicest( besides the suites) and what tower should we ask for?? Question # 2--We are on the low roller side--more average I guess, I gamble about 12 hours a day, average 50 cents to 3 bucks a pull and some craps( I have 500 a day just for that), do they send out any coupons/offers for that for future stays?? Any info will help--thanx:beer:
     
  2. Marky147

    Marky147 High-Roller

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    I have MS myself so have problems walking long distances, my balance is also bad so I use crutches too. I always ask for a room as close to the elevator as possible wherever I stay and have always gotten a room right next to the elevators with no problem.

    The Gold Tower is closest to the casino floor I believe while the nicest rooms are in the Rush Tower. I am not 100% on the distance from the pool to either tower but I don't think there is much in it.

    I'm staying in the Rush Tower this summer myself for the first 9 nights of my trip and am really looking forward to it.

    I can't really offer much insight into the comps side of things as I don't really gamble a lot myself and therefore never see any comps at all. One of the more knowledgeable members will no doubt be able to clear that up for you shortly though :)
     
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  3. weas

    weas Low-Roller

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    When I travelled to Vegas with my sister who was in a wheel chair we always got a handicap room at the GN. As they did not have two bed handicap rooms in the Carson Tower we were alwys upgraded to the Gold Tower. This Tower is the closet to everything.

    She is gone now but her spirit lives on in Vegas.
     
  4. fremontflo

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    The Gold Tower is the closest to the pool and also out to Fremont St. The Carson tower will require a bit of walking and the Rush Tower is all the way back at the end. It has it's own entrance but will be quite a walk to get to Fremont St. and the pool.
     
  5. BobbiJMC

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    I would suggest the Gold Tower - we have only stayed in the Gold Club Rooms and Rush Tower. Room are very nice in either one but Gold Tower is closest to the casino, lobby, and pool area and is my favorite. I don't know what the rooms are like below the Club floors but pictures from their site look ok.

    I get good offers by mail but have also made a connection with a host so I go through him and have been highly satisfied with the accommodations and extras!
     
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    Rush tower is quite a bit closer to the casino and Fremont street than the Carson tower. There is a side hall that does straight back past the convention center to Rush tower. I stayed in the Carson tower with my mother, who cannot walk. I asked for a room close to the elevator when I checked in, which took 1/2 hour of standing in line. When I got to my room, it was literally as far from the elevator as you could get. Down a hall, around a corner, and down another hall. It is about 3 city blocks from Fremont St walking distance. I dealt with it, rather than stand in line again, but it soured me on the GN.
     
  7. Hugh Jass

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    The Gold Tower IS closest to the pool, just a short trip from the elevator to the pool entrance. I've stayed in both Carson and Gold towers. I didn't see much difference in the rooms. I think the Rush Tower has access to a separate pool. Not sure, haven't had a room in the Rush Tower yet. GN is my favorite place to stay in Vegas - the hotel is a good combination of value and comfort. But, there are other casinos near by that will give you a better gamble. Not that GN is horrible, just that others have better value. The GN sports book is far and away the nicest downtown.
     
  8. TuneinTokyo

    TuneinTokyo High-Roller

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    I stayed in the Rush Tower last year and while I'm not disabled I didn't think it was far at all to get to the pool. It went Elevator, turn around a short corner 3-4 steps, the Rush lobby 10-15 steps, pass three or four hot chick BJ tables, right turn twenty steps pool.

    I would choose Rush and ask for something close to elevator.
     
  9. LucyR.

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    Special Needs/Handicapped

    Hi Everybody! If you have friends or loved ones that are handicapped you must learn to always go to the VIP Line and ask if you can register with them because you or someone with you is handicapped.

    I always pass up the lines and go to a front desk worker to ask where do Handicapped people register and they always send me to the VIP or any short line for the high rollers. You don't have to suffer in a long line. It is
    really hard for me to stand in a long line with my luggage. I also get a
    bellman to help me to my room.

    At Tropicana I went through the VIP line. At Flamingo's I went through the
    Rewards Gold card line. At Ballys I went through the Platinum line.
    All those lines only had a few persons in front of me.

    I am what you call a NON-VISUAL handicapped person. I don't look like I am handicapped. The Laws state you don't need to tell anybody what your medical problems are but I always tell the front desk that I am a "limited
    walking" person. I also have partial vision where I have to be real careful
    when I am walking.

    I always ask for a wheel chair at the Vegas airport because it is a very long walk plus having to take the concourse tram too.

    My advise is that people should not be ashamed of being handicapped. It is our reality and it is very depressing but there is nothing we can do but try
    to make life easy on ourselves by asking for priority boarding on a plane,
    asking for a wheel chair where ever possible, get help from others, etc.

    I want to add that lots of people have been very kind to me in helping me when I need a strangers help. If things ever get really bad for me I plan to
    pay for a companion to travel with me.

    Presently I can still travel by myself since I don't have relatives who are seniors. They are all young adults who don't want to spend time with old lady me. That is my reality. They can't afford to take time off from work or
    their kids. Lucy
     
  10. Marky147

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    I do all that you've said above every time I go to Vegas or fly anywhere for that matter.

    I didn't look handicapped until this last 6 months when my walking became much worse as my spasticity increased and I now use crutches for my balance.

    I did garner some looks last year when I used a scooter to get around the Palazzo/Venetian :evillaugh

    I travel to Vegas alone as I meet my friends from around the UK out there and I can still get around on my own with the crutches without a problem.

    I feel for people who are embarrassed about their problems as it must terrible for them. For me it is what it is and I'm definitely not gonna let it stop me coming to Vegas every summer!!

    I can still do everything I used to do, I have just had to make some minor adjustments to how I get there to do them :)

    My legs don't work too good at the moment but I can still eat drink and play poker as well as I ever did :beer:
     
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    Using a scooter

    I'll be meeting a friend in Vegas in two weeks for our annual trip Downtown. We'll be staying at the D. I'm anxious to see what they have done.
    For the first time I am taking a scooter. For the last few years I have been getting around with a cane but we have been limited to the casinos near the Fitz--Fremont, Four Queens. This year I am looking forward to once again visiting the casinos at the other end of Fremont Street. I have done some checking and found out that we can even take the shuttle from the Fremont to Sam's Town and the bus will accommodate the scooter. Does anyone have any helpful hints about getting around downtown with a scooter?
     
  12. Marky147

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    Last year I only used mine to get around the Nugget which was easy enough and I think you can get onto Fremont street or into the Nugget via the Starbucks exit.

    This year I'll be no doubt using it to get around downtown as well so will have to try to work out the best ways to get around all the casinos. I have crutches too so will maybe try to use those or just get taxis if worst comes to worst.
     
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  13. IWannaBeInVegas

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    As said, Rush tower is not that far from the pool. I thought it seemed closer than most. Thing that is nice about the Rush tower is that there is no long walk when you get off the elevators. it is either 4 or 8 rooms down each side of the hallway, so even a far room is a close walk. I stayed at Flamingo and asked to be near the elevator, I literally walked about half a mile each time going to and from the elevator (1 mile round trip).
     
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