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Have any of yinz ever stayed at Golden Gate?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by DReynolds86, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. DReynolds86

    DReynolds86 Come On, You Blues!

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    My wife and I are planning a trip on 14-16 November. Golden Gate is our primary go-to for blackjack downtown, so we would be comped for those three days coming up. Has anyone ever stayed at the Golden Gate before? I hear stories about the rooms being on the small side, so maybe upgrading to a suite would be in order? Thanks.
     
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  2. mescalita

    mescalita old and in the way...

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    Regular rooms are perfect size for one yinz. Go for the suite if you're taking your wife.
     
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    ronc VIP Whale

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    We stayed there. The room was small. The bathroom was small. The shower was weird. Most of those things are because the hotel is over 100 years old.

    We had fun. The room worked for us. It was free.

    Opt for suite if you can. I would stay there again in a regular room--don't know if my wife would.
     
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    As others have mentioned, they're very small, call it cozy, and the price is right, how much time are you going to spend in that room anyway?
     
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    The Rumor VIP Whale

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    Also make sure you ask to face away from fremont street to get less noise
     
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    tvon VIP Whale

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    How many yinz does it take to book a room at the GG? :evillaugh:
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Yes....several times.
    Here's what you need to know:
    The "standard" (& "Deluxe") rooms have no individual HVAC control...just "on" and "off".
    If it's February or March, expect the default to be "heat".
    That can be a real problem in Vegas... the suites have individual controls.

    Also, the regular rooms have, periodically, given trouble with water temperature in the shower...it can a be a real challenge to find the "sweet spot" that's neither scalding hot or freezing cold

    Also - get an interior-facing room. Yeah, you'll be viewing the rooftop, but at least it's a little better than the "constant-until-2AM" FSE music.

    If you can, always opt for the suite...even if it means paying a few bucks.
    IF you're solo, then just make sure your regular room is interior-facing, and has working A/C - not heat.

    PS - the beds are very comfortable.
     
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  8. STPFan

    STPFan High-Roller

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    Never stayed at GG, but had to open this up and see if the OP was from Picksburg. I was right.
     
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  9. DReynolds86

    DReynolds86 Come On, You Blues!

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    Only one-a-yinz. The ol' lady is sittin' on the cahch lookin' at flights. Tag-teamin' this trip n'at.

    That's what I've been hearing. A lot of the negative reviews on TripAdvisor are talking about the noise on FSE.

    Let's Go Pens.

    I'll definitely look into booking a suite if it's the two of us, then. Thanks.
     
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    Youse guys sure talk funny on that side of the state. I guess it’s from all the IC Light youse drink, but me, I’m on the wagon, so I’m just drinkin’ wodder.

    I never stayed at the GG, but had a good time a couple years ago at the 2 deck BJ table. I took lotsa pitchers on my ca-ma-ra, and had the fil-um developed at my local Ak-a-me.

    Go Flyers!
     
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    mkcoroner Low-Roller

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    ...last visit stayed at GG on three nights comped. They always offer to upgrade me to a suite for an additional cost. Since the wife was joining me and isn't a big fan of their tiny rooms, I decided to upgrade. My Fri/Sat/Sun night upgrade cost was $85/$85/$60 (I think). Since I was on a comp there was no resort fee. I would highly recommend their suites...quiet, plenty of room to move about, coffee maker, frig, nice shower, couch and big TV. We were two doors down from the elevator...casino to room in 30-60 seconds. Worth the cost.
     
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    vegasmacker Canadian Ambassador for Sully's Bar

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    Never stayed in the original rooms, but have stayed in the new rooms.I found them to be quite nice and would stay there again if I was inclined to go downtown. @Gaggles had a suite there as well and I found to be very nice too.
     
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    The rooms are tiny. The bathrooms are tinier. You sit on the toilet with your chin in the sink...yes, that small. The toilet paper roll is imbedded in the tile wall and it still rubs against your thigh. Small. That narrow space between the far side of the bed and the wall that only fits your tiny nightstand? Well, both sides of the bed are like that with walls right there. Tiny, tiny, tiny.
    That being said. It's free. The beds, TV and furniture are on the newer side. I stay there for a couple of days on most trips though my trips are generally 14 days long. I stayed there with my husband once. Won't do that again!
     
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    smerrian View from Bally's

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    I grew up in Pittsburgh. They're very proud of their word usage called Pittsburghese. Not a dialect as there is no accent but a word usage issue. I love it.
     
  15. DReynolds86

    DReynolds86 Come On, You Blues!

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    It's a generational thing now. My wife was born and raised in Crafton. Her mom says "yinz", but my wife doesn't. Pittsburghese seems to ebb and flow depending on where you're from as it's more prevalent the deeper you get into the eastern suburbs.

    Thanks for everyone's advice. Looks like I might as well pencil this one in and change it if anything happens. I'll definitely be checking back and trying to book a suite on the other side of FSE.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    All of the suites are "in the back", and the ones I've stayed in had no noise issues at all. I highly recommend them.
     
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    echo this. If you are there to gamble, dont mind that there's not food onsite, dont need anything fancy, etc. get yourself a nice GG suite and enjoy your three night stay.
    If you play lots of BJ, it's worth contacting a host in advance of your trip and requesting a suite. All they can do is say no to a free upgrade.
    If you are staying Wed/Thur/Fri as indicated in your OP, your suite chances improve (vs Fri/Sat/Sun).
     
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    Gaggles did stay in those comfy little suites and he likes them.
     
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    I am single, and a man of simple needs, but I would live in those suites if I could afford it.
     
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    On my last few trips I've stayed with my wife on comped suite offers. The extra room is nice as is the Keurig Coffee Maker in the room. The shower and bathroom layout is a little quirky, but we liked it.