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Did I make a mistake with the Golden Nugget?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by jimbondo, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. jimbondo

    jimbondo Tourist

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    Did I make a mistake booking the golden nugget.from what I read it seems most people that stay there have issues with their service on friendliness of dealers and staff. Could this be true?I hope not.
     
  2. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Their hotel rooms are pretty nice. If you find problems with the casino you can always cross the street.
     
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  3. checkchange

    checkchange Low-Roller

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    I've stayed at GN for many trips. I love the GN :beer:

    On the other hand I've seen others that don't and that's fine..

    In order to maybe allay your fears why did you choose GN?
     
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    Couple thoughts:
    1. It's important to take most hotel reviews written for a mainstream audience (i.e. TripAdvisor as opposed to here) with a grain of salt. People generally go out of their way to post only if the experience was exceptionally good, or if they have an axe to grind, with most of those being the latter. They're often the product of unrealistic expectations.
    2. Service was fine during my two stays there, as far as anecdotal experiences go.
    3. Having said that, I do see a higher frequency of service issues reported here than other downtown properties, so there may be some basis to it. But it's also the most "strip like" of the downtown properties in terms of rooms and amenities, so if that's important to you, you don't really have many other options.
     
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  5. YukonSloMo

    YukonSloMo High-Roller

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    The Nugget is a.....gem
     
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  6. FuzzyDiceCraps

    FuzzyDiceCraps High-Roller

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    I have little experience with the GN in general, but from the very brief moments I've spent there playing craps or interacting with cocktail waitresses the service has been fine. I actually intend to put in a few hours of play there this coming trip just for a change of scenery and to collect my $1 chip which I've somehow never done.

    My general observation is that the GN holds itself out as a luxury property amidst a downtown where a lot of the clientele is making a concerted to avoid such things. As a "strip-style" property downtown, often with higher table minimums and increased costs, I think some people get rubbed the wrong way, and I suppose its possible the GN may "look down" to some of the lower rollers. How much that affects people's opinions I don't know...
     
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  7. jimbondo

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    A good friend of mine recommended GN. And it’s my first stay downtown
     
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    FABismonte Tell my wife I am "about even."

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    You will enjoy the room and the facilities including the shark water slide. The games including the minimums, however, will remind you of the strip. The GN isn't the reason most people choose to stay downtown.
     
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  9. Hogman

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    We enjoy staying at GN, when we stay downtown.
     
  10. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    Most people like staying downtown rather than on the Strip because the casino's deal a fairer game, the minimums are lower and the slots are looser. All in all, much better gambling for your buck. Well, all of the casinos EXCEPT the Golden Nugget, which for some reason feels they can offer the same lousy games you get on the Strip even though every casino around them is offering a better game. Why anyone plays there is beyond me. As for rooms, they used to be nicer than all of the other downtown hotels' rooms but the other hotels have done massive remodels and most of the rooms downtown are now on par with GN.
     
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  11. jack v

    jack v Low-Roller

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    The nugget is the fanciest and most strip like of the downtown casinos, if that's what you're looking for you didn't make a mistake. In my experience the dealers are somewhat "stuck up", but then again i rarely play there anymore due to the fact they dont give smaller bettors much in comps or have much table selection.
     
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  12. dtmk66

    dtmk66 Welcome to Las Vegas

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    Rooms were nice the last time we stayed the but gambling there sucked
     
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    I haven't been on Fremont Street since December 2018, but remember the GN had $10 3/2 blackjack games and craps tables that were $5 in the morning before going to $10 in the afternoon. While on the high end for downtown, that seems reasonable compared to most places on the Strip (at least for blackjack). Have things changed since then?
     
  14. FuzzyDiceCraps

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    A bit off topic here, but related. I wonder what role Circa will end up assuming once it opens and settles in a bit. If it will adopt GN's approach and act like a "strip property" located downtown or if it will operate more in-line with its sister properties.
     
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  15. Grant1982

    Grant1982 High-Roller

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    This is my thought exactly
     
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  16. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    As a tried and true Downtown person I've stayed at the GN twice. And both times were fine. I just prefer to stay at the other properties because they are more in line with Downtown, which is more laid back with a bit better odds and rules for table games.

    The GN is the gem of Downtown and their amenities are second to none among the casinos Downtown. They are the closest to Strip standards as far as customer comfort features.

    So I don't think you made a mistake. If for any reason you don't like the gambling there just walk to the other casinos. But staying there is perfectly fine.
     
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  17. Hogman

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    Well said @Electroguy563
     
  18. jimbondo

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    Thanks everyone
     
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    Again, I haven't been downtown in over a year, but I would expect Circa's table minimums to be in line with GN's. Which again, will probably still be more affordable at many of the Strip properties.
     
  20. bull1029

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    Yeah, like others have said, y experience has always been great rooms, lousy gambling.