Golden Nugget

84 Reviews
(702) 385-7111
129 East Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV89101
66% got a Vegas Hotel Deal

Golden Nugget Review Highlights

Recent Hotel Deals & Upgrades

Recent Room Upgrades: 0% 0/0
All Time Upgrades: 66% 48/73

Room Upgrade Reports

Ben G.
06/03/2012
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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Jay
05/02/2013
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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Dani
08/04/2019
Saved:  $300 Tipped:  $40 Upgraded to  Rush Tower Deluxe  from  Carson Tower 

We did not target any clerk but luckily got a young woman. It was 130 or 2 pm. I handed her the 40$ sandwich trick and asked if there were any upgrades. She looked at the money a bit shocked. Kinda hid it. Might have been the first time she got money. I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades and she said she would check. We had dogs so she put us in the other newer dog friendly rooms in the rush tower.

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Derrick
07/23/2019
Saved:  $??? Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Rush Tower Deluxe  from  Carson Tower 

So we had 3 people stay in our room. There was a line to check in around 1pm so we figured we would see if the room was ready. We didn’t Target anyone there just got who we got. My wife gave her the sandwich and was honestly to nervous to ask or say anything to her 😁 but she took it right off the counter and told us to give her a second to see what she has. After she did say the first room was ready. Then she did want to make sure we needed 2 beds not 1 king. Unfortunately we had 3 staying with us so we needed 2 beds. It took a few more minutes then we got the room keys. Then she told us how she ended up putting us in the rush tower. The room was bigger then the one we paid for, it was in the 22nd floor looking right down Fremont Street. It was great. Thanks!!

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Kevin
11/09/2013
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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jackson
02/15/2012
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
04/07/2011
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
07/14/2019
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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Rafael
05/14/2019
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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BR
07/22/2011
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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