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How possible are Golden Nugget room upgrades?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by popcornoholic, Jan 14, 2015.

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  1. popcornoholic

    popcornoholic Low-Roller

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    Have 2 places booked right now for the end of March trip (5 nights). The Four Queens and the Golden Nugget. Four Q is purely just b/c it was the cheapest place. Golden Nugget is b/c I'd rather stay there but it's (obviously) more expensive. Four Q price is $327(incl. taxes) and GN's price is $547 (incl. taxes) for a gold tower room (booked on an email special). I really want to stay in the gold tower club level at the GN but it wasn't a choice under the special and it's really more than I want to spend.

    Has anyone gotten an upgrade to the gold club rooms? Is that the best upgrade possible? Should I try for something else maybe? I've stayed in the Rush tower rooms and they were really nice but I think that the gold tower rooms are the best distance wise. I hate the walk to the Carson tower which is why I didn't book those rooms.
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  2. marksind

    marksind Low-Roller

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    Get a Landry's Card. When you check in, show it to them and ask about an upgrade. We've stayed there several times, usually with reservations through third-party sites like Orbitz or Expedia. I always book the Carson Tower because we're perfectly happy staying there. When we check in, I show my Landry's Card and ask about an upgrade. Technically they only do that if you booked directly with them at a non-discounted rate, and even then it's not guaranteed. I've found it's pretty much up to the clerk no matter how you made your reservation. We've had about a 50% success rate getting the Gold Tower upgrade. Helps if it's not a super busy time in Vegas, of course.
     
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    Fraggle Low-Roller

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    The key to this is always check-in at the VIP desk for the rush tower, which you can do with a Landry's Card regardless of how you booked or what you booked. The agents there will almost always give you an upgrade to at least the Gold tower, even during busy times...and even if they say no because they're sold out, you still bypass all the lines and can stock up on free bottled water in their complementary fridge beside the desk!
     
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    popcornoholic Low-Roller

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    You can really check in at the VIP area just by having a Landry's card? I didn't know that. Both of them or just the one in the rush tower? I'll have to dig my card out, haven't used it in a while. I have the gold tower booked, I wanted to know if you can get upgraded to the club level. I really would like to book the club level so that I can use the VIP check in but its pricey. But if I can use the VIP check in with the Landry's card that would work too.
     
  5. marksind

    marksind Low-Roller

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    Fraggle,

    Have you done that more than once? Like the upgrades themselves, using VIP check-in with the Landry's card has been hit or miss. Last couple of times they said no when we tried and acted like they'd never heard of it. We didn't try the Rush Tower VIP though, just the one near the main desk. It wasn't an issue because there wasn't much of a line at the main check-in.
     
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    Fraggle Low-Roller

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    Yup. The card let's you use the rush vip or the gold vip. Have had 100% success at the rush vip for upgrades with the card. I've used it around 12 times or so, including memorial day weekends and christmas...
     
  7. STPFan

    STPFan Low-Roller

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    We just stayed prior to NYE and were offered a paid upgrade from Carson (booked through Orbitz) to a Gold Tower Room for $30 per night. No free upgrade. Didn't know about the checkin with Landry or I would have tried that. The room was nice however it was behind/adjacent the elevator banks so we heard swoosh, swoosh all night long. It was next to the ice room. Since the ice buckets are metal it was loud ping ping ping. And the here is the view from the window.

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    marksind Low-Roller

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    retiredsoccermon,

    Wow! I'd have been right back down to the front desk. Maybe a quarter of the time when we travel we get a room somewhere we don't like. In those cases we immediately go back to check in and request another. Never had a problem getting switched to another room unless the place is full.

    We don't mind walking. My wife even wears a pedometer. When we check in at the GN for the Carson Tower I ask for "up and away with a view." That's hotel-speak for high floor, away from the elevator. The view is the odd number rooms, which in the back face the strip.

    One time last year when we got the free upgrade using the Landry's card the clerk thought she was doing us a double favor by upgrading us to a Gold Tower suite. Turned out to be right behind the elevator bank with a view of the concrete wall like yours. I went back to her and explained that despite her good intentions I'd prefer a non-suite down the hall. She gave us a Gold Tower room with a pool view.
     
  9. kingpasty

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    Signed up for my Landry's card last night. Booked a standard Rush Tower King directly through the Golden Nugget website, so we'll see if I get upgraded! Staying Sunday through Wednesday, hoping for a Rush Corner suite, or maybe even a Spa Suite!
     
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    This dated information...probably 5 years....but the 20 dollar trick got me the nicest suite my cheap asp will ever see!!....it was for Sunday through Friday
     
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