I have written here about staying at a Downtown Las Vegas hotel in previous posts. I find it convenient to stay Downtown instead of the Strip mostly because I can easily walk from one property to another. Anyone who has stayed on the Strip will know that a property that states they are “right next door” or “right across the street” from another property is actually a long walk.
Besides staying at the California, Fremont, or Main Street, I have often stayed at the Golden Nugget. This is another hotel casino that has been around for a very long time. It is the largest hotel casino property downtown and, in my opinion, the classiest.
The Golden Nugget has three towers; Carson, Gold and Rush Towers. In the order I listed them according to cost per night. The rooms have been re-modeled a few times and they are very spacious rooms compared to other downtown properties.
The casino floor was under partial renovation when I was there in February 2016, but what I love about it is very easy to maneuver your way through and the ceilings are very high so that the cigarette smoke can waft way upwards from those of us who don’t smoke.
The casino also exits onto Fremont Street so you are right there in all the action at night.
For the value, I would say that the Golden Nugget is one of the few in Las Vegas that will give you the best experience and value, if you don’t mind staying downtown. Remember, there are people who will only stay on the Strip. I would recommend you stay there when you get the chance and sign up for their player’s program. I always find e-mail promotions from them, more than other casinos. Promotions for shows, special room rates and events.