Golden Nugget

83 Reviews
, , AL
65% got a Vegas Hotel Deal

Golden Nugget Review Highlights

Recent Hotel Deals & Upgrades

Recent Room Upgrades: 0% 0/0
All Time Upgrades: 65% 47/72

Room Upgrade Reports

Ben G.
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Rush Tower deluxe guest room  from  carson tower room 

We arrived early Sunday afternoon. A couple of hours before check in. My wife was a little suspicious of the sandwich but agreed to the plan. Carson Tower Front desk was not open but was informed by a sign on the counter to go to Gold Tower front desk. We went to the Rush Tower front desk instead. We were met by a young man who said he could take care of us. I informed him we were checking in for a two night stay. I handed him my I.D., credit card, along with a twenty wedged in between them. Then I asked him if there were any complimentary upgrades available. He took the sandwich & said he would see what he could do. A few minutes later he said he was moving us to a deluxe guest room in the Rush Tower & we would be much happier with this room. We were very happy with the upgrade. Bigger rooms, robes, awesome bed, spacious sitting area/couch with a great view, and all in a fancier, quieter Tower. Thanks.

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pat fleming
Saved:  $1200 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Gold Club Luxury  from  Carson Tower 

Checked in about 4pm and went to first available clerk.

Was booked into the Carson tower (the farthest tower from the casino floor) at the special WSOP poker rate for 21 days so I was skeptical as to whether the sandwich trick would work but I tried it.

I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available and after a few seconds of typing on his keyboard he asked which tower I would prefer. I asked for the “Gold” tower, whose elevators open directly onto the casino floor.

He booked me into a Gold Club Luxury room whose upgrades over a Carson Tower room included a Keurig coffee maker, wrap around sofa, double bathroom sink/vanity, free fruit & newspaper each morning, free bottled water, and mini-fridge. The value of the newspaper alone for 21 days was $42.

An upgrade from the Carson tower to a regular Gold Tower room is worth about $30/day and the upgrade to a Gold Tower Luxury room another $30-$40/day.

Overall I would estimate my upgrade was easily worth $1200. Not bad for a twenty dollar bill.

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Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Gold Tower  from  Carson Tower 

Well ; walked up to counter. Greeted her and as I handed her the sandwich I asked her if there were any upgrades available. She giggled and placed the sandwich down while she looked. When she found one she thanked me and flicked the 20 in her cubby and gave me my id back. Smooth and discreet.
We checked in at 3pm.

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Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  No upgrade  from  Rush Tower 

We were getting married at Golden Nugget booked a non-smoking room in the Rush Tower. We checked in about 9:30pm.

Presented a 20 dollar tip between cards to female clerk and was instantly refused.

Next time we are staying elsewhere due to poor service throughout stay.

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Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  north tower  from  south tower 

On a wednesday at noontime, next available clerk was a younger man. Had my bill pressed ever so tightly between my CC and DL.. Clerk could tell what was going on, let cards fall lightly on desk, and with his pinky finger tapped the $20 right under his keyboard (I have been practicing this at home). Received a nice upgrade for a 7 night stay.

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John S
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  n/a  from  Carson tower double 

My brother and I were out for a two-day getaway. Checked in early (about noon), it was fairly busy. Check-in person was a 30-something lady, gave her the sandwich and she returned my $20 immediately saying that the Carson tower was sold out and there were no upgrades available. There was an older woman nearby who looked like a supervisor, so perhaps she wasn’t willing to look in one of the other towers because of that.

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Leah Verriden
Saved:  $200 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Gold Tower  from  Carson Tower 

We planned on doing the $20 sandwich and mentioning it was my boyfriend’s birthday (it was his birthday the day we checked in).

Waited and stalled briefly for a younger female front desk clerk when we checked in at 8:30pm on a Wednesday night. Wasn’t really busy. I read to target a younger female clerk for the $20 trick.

Slid her the sandwich and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available. Also stated it’s my boyfriend’s birthday today. She said she’ll look at what’s available. She looked in her system and then walked away to speak with a male front desk clerk and they looked in the system together where he was standing. After a few minutes, she came back and said we were given a complimentary upgrade to a Gold Tower King Room on the 16th floor. She was very friendly the whole time and we were also engaging and talkative with her.

We were very pleased with our upgrade for 4 nights. Room was located on the 16th floor and not facing the pool or strip. I believe our floor may have been a club level because we had coffee and snacks outside the elevator on the floor, which was a nice feature.

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Saved:  $Round about 600 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  One Bedroom Parlor Suite  from  Gold Tower 

Went to the desk at 10 pm. Gave the clerk my passport with 20$ inside and as he opened it and saw the 20 bucks he looked at me and I asked him if there‘s any complementary upgrade available. He asked my if we need two beds (we were 3 People) and I told him that it doesn‘t matter. He gave someone a call and after that he gave us the cards for our suite.

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Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to    from  Standard 

Asked for an upgrade was told no , but I could purchase one for $20 for my two night stay. Got a view overlooking the pool.

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Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Spa Tower Suite  from  Rush Tower 

We arrived mid afternoon after a real long flight from the east coast. While in line i made my sandwich and checked out the front desk staff. I noticed 2 really friendly ones. I let someone go ahead of me to i could get one of them. When i walked up i called her by her first name, there name tags also mention where they are from. I brought up a trip i had last year there. after some small talk she asked for my licence. While giving it to her i asked if they had any room upgrades availible. About 2 minutes later i went from a Rush Tower to a Spa Tower Suite. It was a great 4 night trip.

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