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Golden Gate standard room

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by thatguy1976, Nov 7, 2016.

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  1. thatguy1976

    thatguy1976 Low-Roller

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    I am thinking about staying in a standard room at Golden Gate. Has anyone stayed in one lately? I am definitely not picky when it comes to my room. The only important things to me are a clean room, a clean bathroom, a hot shower, good WiFi, and a comfy chair to sit in. I will be traveling solo so I am in no need for a large room. Will I be comfy here? I've always thought I'd be fun to stay here. Any experiences lately? Good or bad? Thanks in advance!
     
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    Friend of mine stays there, and he says the room is perfectly serviceable.

    Small room & bathroom, but perfectly clean, albeit noisy if you go to bed early.
     
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    Fet297 108 survivor North Vegas

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    Stayed there in February 2016 in a regular room. It was small, the bathroom was tiny but we always had hot water. The queen bed was comfy, the room was clean. It was warm outside and they don't have AC in February. So we kept the windows open. Easy access to the room/casino floor.

    We were on the third floor facing Main Street. The cabs blowing their horns annoyed me more than the music on Fremont street. While this type of room worked for us I've read many complaints about people having higher expectations for the property.

    We're staying there next week!

     
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    I don't consider myself to be too picky, but it was just too small for us. Probably the smallest room I've seen in a Vegas hotel (I've stayed in a little over a dozen of them). Not awful, but if there are other options, I'd explore them personally.
     
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    thatguy1976 Low-Roller

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    Oh ok awesome thanks for the video! The room looks small but seems more than adequate for just myself. Did you have any experience with the WiFi? I'm not too concerned with noise.
     
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    Fet297 108 survivor North Vegas

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    Sorry, I can't comment on the wifi as we did not use it. Good luck.
     
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    The comment from fet297 above stating it was February and they don't have a/c .? How is that possible? Never stayed there but always intrigued by it due to age and old school set up. I'd do it but wife is a bathroom / counter space traveler so it would have to be solo.
     
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    I enjoy staying at the GG...solo. Too small for 2 people unless it's just for a night. The beds and furniture are really nice. I believe they got them new from the Fountainbleu closure so better than what many downtown hotels have. Very small bathroom. European style...be prepared. I've always slept great there...good bed is most important to me.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    I would only recommend it for a solo traveler...and for someone who is routinely up until 2AM.
    The HVAC is definitely an issue with the standard rooms. It is seasonably based...meaning "heat" only in February.
    If I ever stay in one of their standard rooms again, it will only be if they confirm that the A/C is on..and not the heat.
    Very comfortable bed... decent WIFI... some of the rooms have temperamental showers - meaning that getting a comfortable water temp & having it remain at that temp can be quite challenging.
    But hey - at $21/night mid-week (+RF)? Pretty hard to beat. I've only ever stayed there on a comp, but I am aware of their pricing.
    With a comp, there is no resort fee, but you must pay for WiFi each day...$9.95/day, as I recall.
    I really like the property & would stay there more often if:
    A. I could always get a comped suite, or;
    B. They would allow for individual room HVAC control in the stadard rooms during the alleged "winter" months.
     
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  10. joespoolhall

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    Never stayed there, but I have considered it before. I'm usually solo so space isn't important. I too like a comfortable chair for watching the news. I would suggest you think about staying at the Fremont. Rooms are small, though not as small as the GG. They are clean and have a good chair. It's located in the middle of DT, so the location is good. Food options are ok, but the 4Qs is across the street and offers more. Might consider it.

    Good Luck!
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    Yeah, you have very slight control over the AC. You can't turn it from heat to cold if needed, but you can turn the fan off. I was there in November I think one year, and the room was stuffy all the time, the windows only crank open about 2".
    The bathroom I had was pretty much that, but not a walkin shower. It had the old school tub/shower. And, the toilet was farther out I think. I couldn't open the door even that much. Had to run sideways to get in.
    The noise never really bothered me. I normally go to sleep after 1am-2am anyway.

    It is a really small room, but if you're single, you should be fine. But, if you're getting it comped, see if you can move it over to The D. They're nicer/newer rooms.
     
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    I've stayed at the Gate several times over the past couple of years and here are my suggestions/observations: (1). Request a room towards the back of the hotel, away from the FSE, a room facing Main St if you want some kind of a view. Do not get a room facing the east side of the building facing the alley. They empty the dumpsters in the alley around 4 o'clock in the morning and will certainly wake you up with the racket. (2). The rooms are small, but adequate for a solo traveler. The room has always been very clean and have comfortable beds. The flat screen TV does not have a lot of channels, but I never watch TV while in Vegas anyway. They do not have an in room coffe maker. (3). The bathrooms are small...very small...would be difficult to get two people in there at one time. It has taken me several trips to perfect a technique to get the shower water temperature just right...either it is stone cold or scalding hot. (4). Keep the window curtains drawn during a summer month stay, in order to help keep the room cool. The windows are old and single pane; they do open up if you want fresh air. (5). Avoid the rooms facing the FSE as the noise level from the bands is VERY LOUD...even if you wear ear plugs.

    I like staying at the Gate when I am solo; the desk clerks have always been friendly and helpful, the gambling is good, (3:2 BJ), Dupars has decent food and I seldom have to wait...I always sit at the counter. It does not take a whole lot of gambling there in order to start getting their basic 3 comped nights room offer.
     
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    Haha, I just responded to your post orleans vs. fremont. I mentioned that GG is my favorite hangout. Personally, I no longer stay there, but it's ok. Tiny rooms, but clean, comfortable & has a/c, etc. Resort fee is almost as much as room so unless you're getting comped I would go with Boyd prop. Now for fun, you can't beat the gate. The staff is so friendly. My favorite bartender is Valeria, but they're all great. Fun, fun, fun!!!
     
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  14. thatguy1976

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    Thanks for your input! As you can see, I am torn about where to stay lol
     
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