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How's Golden Gate for the basic rooms?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by TRN, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. TRN

    TRN WSOP-bound

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    So last time I was in town, I bought into a craps game at GG for about $500, played maybe 20 minutes, cashed out for about $600, and that was that. I did get a players card for the first time there in the process.

    Today I received an offer in the mail for 6 free nights, so I assume it's in their most basic room possible. How is the hotel/room in GG? I've been looking for an excuse to try/stay downtown for the first time and I may have the excuse I needed now.

    My priorities in a room are 1) QUIET, both from outside and the rooms above/adjacent to mine, and 2) comfortable bed. Don't care about view, don't care if the bathroom has a tub for a shower, etc.

    Any specific room type, location, view direction, etc I should ask for, based on my priorities?
     
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  2. mescalita

    mescalita old and in the way...

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    Basic rooms are very small, bathrooms are tiny. Last time I stayed there was a couple years ago - the bed was comfy. Rooms facing Main Street were pretty quiet....
     
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  3. FullPay

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    I got three nights comped after playing some craps at GG and video poker at the D. The hallways and room ‘views’ reminded me of a prison carved out of stone. Rooms are cramped but strangely quiet, as close as you are to that outdoor stage. I’d rate them just below El Cor Vintage: I wouldn’t share one with my wife, but I’d stay there.
     
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    Clean and quiet and pretty comfy. They don't have a ton of room options to begin with, so its either basic or suite/penthouse. I enjoy the location right on the corner of the FSE, and a simple cross walk into the Plaza/Cal, etc. I would suspect your needs will be fulfilled.
     
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    That's about what I expected to hear... makes sense.
     
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    Does this offer mean you're contemplating specific dates for your next foray into the desert, or did they leave the redemption period open-ended?
     
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    It is for Sept and Oct... that's all I got so far. No specific dates in mind yet. Maybe a couple downtown and a couple on the strip. Dont know. You going anytime soon @acccrow ?
     
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    Much to my dismay, I haven't been able to make any plans. This sorry state of being is expected to last for at least another 3-4 months. I would like to get going on a plan but as I tell Las Vegas every night,

     
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    Never stayed there but I think the casino is pretty swanky....I've only seen it since the renovation and I like it
     
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    The casino reminded me of a 1990s roller skating rink. I dont know if I'd call it swanky but I realize things are a bit different downtown...
     
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    That has some possible upsides worth considering.

    Drink service comes to mind.

    (and I forgot until just now that, while I have never stayed there under my own name, I did share a room with a friend one night when too many drinks made it advisable to be in bed in 3 minutes. Faced Main Street and it was as quiet as advertised. Did not care for the mattress but it was before any renovations and it's probably better now)
     
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    Try not to get the top floor next to the A... unless you don't plan on going to sleep until about 2:00 AM.
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    I agree with everything said except for the quiet part. If you are on the FSE side you listen to the bands until early morning and facing the Plaza can get some traffic noise. Beds are comfortable and bathrooms are very small. I have a picture of the shower stall (but I can't find it right now). You will be fine but it is pretty narrow. If someone is wider than 21.5" they will hit both sides of the stall getting in.

    We have stayed there a few times and it is fine as long as you are not expecting too much.
     
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    Unless you are in a suite avoid the smaller rooms like the plague in the front as you will get no sleep. While it was my favorite place to gamble, I do not stay in the rooms anymore as the noise is simply too loud near the front. However, there are zero issues and it is as someone put it above surprisingly quiet if you get a suite as all seem to have sound proofing. The regular rooms are very tiny with limited plugs and the bathroom door has issues. It is a classic experience so to speak. I'd stay at a suite any time however.
     
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    It is an old building and rooms are smaller than we have gotten used to in the larger resorts. The room was fine; it is very basic. My wife loved being to open the windows and actually hear something of the outside world.
     
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    Oldest hotel/casino in LV. The building is over a century old. Hotels at that time didn't need much...a twin bed, a nightstand with a light, a set of drawers. That's all the room was built to fit. Now with a queen bed (surplus from the project on the N. Strip that went bankrupt), 2 nightstands, full dresser and TV the tiny rooms are cramped beyond belief. The bathroom, like all bathrooms at the turn of the LAST century, is tiny, tiny, tiny. The toilet is right, and I mean 'right', behind the door. If you're into a size 50 pants you won't fit into the shower...well maybe if you soap up your belly you can squeeze in.
    That being said, I stay there when I can't get a free room elsewhere Downtown. I do want to spend a few days of my 2 week trips Downtown and free is my go-to price point. Beds are very good. Half the rooms are 'inside court' facing and half the rooms are outside facing. If you ask for quiet you usually get an inside court facing room. I've found that all regular rooms can have some noise.
     
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    Totally agree about the no sleep. I probably had their worst room a couple of years ago and haven't stayed there since. Even when no bands were playing, there was a bad vibration in my room from a speaker that rattled the window. The only way I would stay there again if they gave me a free room. I certainly wouldn't be paying $80+ a night with Resort Fee for the Golden Gate.
     
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    the rooms are very old, and therefore very small, but somewhat charming in a vintage kind of way. They are just fine for a solo traveler.
    Especially if they are comped.
     
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    Like everyone else has said, the rooms are pretty small, along with the bathroom. And, the bathroom isn't laid out well. The room I was in had the toilet behind the door, so I couldn't open the door all the way. Also, you don't have full control of the A/C in the room. It just has a box that says cooler/warmer. But, even if you move it all the way, it'll still be going. The room I had was pretty warm in the winter, and I had moved the slide all the way to cool. But, you can open the windows about 1" for whatever good that does ya.

    If you've revived an offer from GG for some nights, I'd call them, and ask for host services. See if they can move it over to The D. They have newer rooms, and are larger/nicer. And, they're owned by the same people. It "shouldn't" be that big of a deal.
     
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