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Who do you book through for Golden Nugget?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by maximusdogimus, Nov 10, 2013.

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  1. maximusdogimus

    maximusdogimus Tourist

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    We are planning a trip to downtown Vegas in February and looking to stay at Golden Nugget. My brother would like to stay here however I usually stay at MSS when staying DT. Any ideas where to get the best rates? I have never played or stayed at GN.
     
  2. xmarksx

    xmarksx VIP Whale

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    I have found the best rates by using the codes they publish on their website. Others will receive far better offers than me but that is because I rarely play at the Nugget but do like staying there.
     
  3. AOchoa95

    AOchoa95 Low-Roller

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    Just stayed there and joined their email listing before we booked with them. Got some good rates, try that to see if it helps.
     
  4. Texas Gramma

    Texas Gramma Low-Roller

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    I have found that if you don't get a good offer by mail from any casino... email them and tell them what you would like to have from them... usually they will give you a better offer than you would normally get.
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    If you don't know exactly what you want... just say for example... my brother and I would like to come to Vegas, MSS has offered such and such, but I would like to try your casino... what can you offer me?
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    If you have an emerald or sapphire card, be sure and mention that also.
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    If you don't get a good offer, try The D... they have nice rooms and usually some pretty good offers.
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    Good luck and have fun...
     
  5. 16gauge

    16gauge Low-Roller

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    Book directly with the Golden Nugget. Sign up for offers from their website - they send me e-mails with discounted rates every few weeks.

    Also, sign up for a Landry's Select card. Larndry's owns the GN. The card will cost $25, but you will be give $25 in food credit good for almost all the GN eating establishments, making it free. During your birthday month every year, they will put an additional $25 on the card. With the card, you can receive a free room upgrade and VIP check-in. In three GN stays over the past few years, we have been upgraded from Carson rooms to Rush rooms twice and Carson to Gold rooms once. I already have a Rush room reserved for January hoping for an upgrade to a suite.



    http://landrysselect.com/gneo.html
     
  6. maximusdogimus

    maximusdogimus Tourist

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    Thanks for the replies. I signed up for their email specials and I'll look into the Landry"s select card:thumbsup:
     
  7. bu$hman

    bu$hman Low-Roller

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    Do it. You can't lose. You can use the card in your hometown at their restaurants, if you have them. It also gets you the VIP checkin, as well as a free room upgrade (fine print: based on availability.)
     
  8. marksind

    marksind Low-Roller

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    Yes to the Landry's card, but check third party booking sites before booking directly with the Golden Nugget. There seems to be a war the past six months or so between Hotels.com , Expedia, Travelocity, and Orbitz. They are pretty consistently giving extra % off discount codes that the hotels won't match.

    We've stayed twice at the Golden Nugget this year, five and four days. Both times I got a significantly better rate through one of the above sites using their "special offer" codes (which you can find through sites like Retailmenot.com). These reservations can be cancelled without penalty just like the ones made directly. I've booked and rebooked as many as three times when I noticed the rate had dropped.

    We have the Landry's card and as well as the GN player's card. We don't gamble there much since their VP machines aren't very good. They send us email offers almost weekly for discounts off their normal web rates, typically about $10 per night. No doubt with more play we'd get a better offer. Anyway, this year, using third party sites instead and their special discounts, we saved $50 or more off the best deal we could get directly from the Nugget. Each time I've called and asked if they wanted to match it, since they'd get the whole pie. Each time they've declined.

    As for the VIP check in and upgrade, it's very hit-or-miss. The only time the upgrade has worked for us is last month, when we'd booked the room through Hotels.com. Previous times when we'd booked through the GN web site we couldn't even get VIP check in. They said the reservation has to be at the "standard" rate, not a special offer like the ones they email. I think a lot of it comes down to who is behind the desk when you check in.

    Last thought - be sure to ask for their coupon book. I've noticed that they rarely offer it unless asked, and I've not seen them refuse it to those who do.
     
  9. vegasvic

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    It definitely pays to check every possible way to get a low rate. What gives you the lowest rate one trip may not do it the next trip. Certainly sign up for their email list, that's an easy way to get some offers. Also email them directly and give them the details of your trip and see what they offer you. Call them directly and see what they'll do for you. Check all third party sites. And check air/hotel packages. I always check Southwest vacation packages when I book my airfare. Usually I can do better but when I went last month I was able to get the Rio for $25 a night and I couldn't get that low of a rate anywhere else, even directly with the Rio.
     
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