Hey guys , it's Ruby today .
We are staying at the Golden nugget in downtown Las Vegas .
Let's go check it out right now .
We booked the run of the house option online , which means that they just kind of put you in whatever rooms available we did get here at about 10 AM .
And they told us it was going to be $33 to pay for early check in .
We said that was fine and they told us because we paid for early check in that they would put that towards an upgraded room .
Never gonna say no to that .
This is their king room in the Rush Tower .
Let me show you a room .
So this is a well appointed room .
It's a great size , it feels massive .
They have a sectional here and a really nice like brown leather and it's in great shape .
It looks brand new .
The bed I think is oversized .
It might even be a California King huge .
I also noticed that they have a big mini fridge for you to put your things in as well as a curry coffee maker .
Now , it is important to note I saw on a tablet at the front desk that the coffee maker and the fridge are only in the spa and the Rush Towers .
If you book the two cheaper towers , they are not in there .
That is definitely worth noting for me , the entertainment center looks like it has a pretty new TV .
There is a nice desk area here with a mirror perfect for doing my makeup and as far as our view goes , it's ok .
It's mostly rooftop .
We can see the dome , although we are tucked back far enough .
I'm hoping it's not going to be too loud , but I will let you guys know in the morning .
The bathroom is a , wow , this feels like you're almost in a suite .
There are double doors to open up in here .
You have a dual vanity sink with like a back lit mirror .
Really nice .
The shower looks new , although they do have a shower curtain .
I don't love that , but I have to say in terms of bathrooms on Fremont , this one's amazing and this is definitely one of the nicer rooms we've stayed in downtown .
We've only stayed at the nugget once and it was years ago and we really didn't explore it to its fullest potential .
This is a big property and there's a lot to do .
Honestly , we should just get going .
So we're done .
Salt Grass is the newest restaurant in Golden Nugget .
It is a steakhouse , but they also serve breakfast and lunch we're doing a steakhouse later today .
So I thought some lunch here would be appropriate .
See what they have .
We decided to get the grilled chicken sandwich .
It's got bacon , there's pickles , fresh veggies on it .
It's really delicious .
And the fries here are really nicely seasoned .
They're good menu items are all around like 20 bucks ish .
It's a big restaurant , country themed .
I think this is a great casual lunch spot .
Now , believe it or not , Golden Nugget actually opens their pool a month before any of the other hotels .
It's February .
It's not even that warm , but we can go see how their pool is .
This is just as I if you are looking for a pool vacation downtown .
Golden Nugget is going to be one of my top recommendations for you .
This is a beautiful pool water features .
They also have the shark tank in the middle and you can go on the slide that goes through it .
I've done it .
It's a ton of fun .
They also have a hot tub here with is fantastic because they open so early .
It's only like 60 degrees right now .
The water's a little cold , that hot tub .
This is definitely the spot .
They have tons of chairs .
They even have a little fire pit out right now .
So a great pool area for downtown , probably one of the best Golden Nugget has to be one of the most popular casinos downtown .
And for good reason , it's large , huge variety of slots and the drink service is good tables today , $5 minimums on both roulette and blackjack , which surprised me .
Although the blackjack is 6 to 5 , it's easy to see why this one is so popular .
It's very lively , good vibe .
However , the walkways are narrow and I will say it's almost always busy and especially at night and on weekends , you can barely move in here for those of you that are a little bit claustrophobic .
Like me , it is something to be aware of .
Also on the casino floor , they have a sizable poker room .
It looks really busy .
There's a nice sports book , it looks like a really good size and they also have a high limit room .
Lots of good game options .
We get our butts booked every time we play in there .
Unfortunately , it's getting to be dinner time and there is a restaurant in here that has been recommended to us time and time again .
It is time we go check it out from .
We just got seated here at Vic and Anthony's what a beautiful dining room .
Honestly , I'm loving the ceiling and just all the art and everything they have on the walls .
They started us off with some bread and butter .
I ordered the fall of 46 cocktail which is bourbon , orange juice , cinnamon and cranberry , one of the best cocktails I've had in a while .
I'm going to try to recreate that at home obviously we're at a steakhouse .
We're definitely getting some steak and we will see what else we order .
Started out our meal with two different appetizers that you guys should absolutely order .
The bacon appetizer was these two thick strips of New Ski's bacon .
There was smoke , there was brown sugar , there was cracked pepper .
It was delicious , easily shareable .
And then we got the pear and blue Saga , blue cheese salad .
The dressing on this was a tangy cream vinaigrette and it complimented the sweet candy pecans and the pears .
It blew us away .
It was honestly so good .
Now , onto our steak , we decided to get a 12 ounce filet to split perfectly prepared at medium .
The char is excellent .
We also got the old and potatoes as their side .
It's their staple , really cheesy and delicious .
So I knew we were in for a good meal , but this is meeting my expectations .
Everything has been really delicious .
The food at Vigan Anthony's was wonderful .
I absolutely recommend it .
We split everything and I got a cocktail and it ended up being like 100 and $57 before tips .
So pretty good price point .
We are so full and so tired .
We could honestly just roll into bed .
But before that , I think we need a little night cap and find ourselves a lounge .
There are plenty of places to grab a drink here at Golden Nugget .
If you want to do people watching , they have the Troy Liquor Bar , which is upstairs and they have that big patio where you can see outside , that one's only open on the weekends .
They also have a stage bar right across from the stage .
You can sit , do some people watching , watch the shows .
A ton of fun .
It's windy , unfortunately .
And little cold .
We decided on the Rush Lounge and we lucked out because starting at eight o'clock in about 15 minutes or so , they are going to have a live band that goes until midnight .
So this is just tucked right into the casino floor .
I got a pink Cadillac Margarita .
I think we are going to enjoy the band for a while .
Call it a night here and we'll catch you guys all in the morning time for me to give you all my final thoughts on Golden Nugget .
We did go to the Claim Jumper restaurant this morning and I don't recommend it .
It was basically strip prices and although my pancakes were good , Mr Ruby's um , biscuits and gravy , he said it was not good .
So I would skip that .
We booked run of the house , which I really like doing because you really never know if you're going to get an upgrade or not in total with resorts in taxes .
It was 100 and $9 .
And then we paid that $33 check in fee , which is when they upgraded us .
I did try to check what the prices were for these rooms .
They were double what the standard run of the house rate is that is expensive for Fremont .
I actually thought about like turning down the upgrade and I said something and the guy kind of looked at me funny and then I realized these reviews are supposed to be like , just my experience .
And what happened to me if I were just any traveler coming and checking in and I don't think anybody would turn down the upgrade .
So we just took it .
This room was very nice .
It's huge .
The bathroom is excellent .
I had only like two complaints .
There were not enough outlets and there's also a really weird placement for a full size mirror in the bathroom .
Arguably Golden Nugget has the best pool downtown .
I do think that's one of the reasons they can charge more to stay here than other places because it's awesome .
The property as a whole is pristine this morning .
I have never seen so many people like cleaning and wiping things down and vacuuming .
They do a great job of maintaining the standard here at Golden Nugget , all the walls , all the floors , everything is so properly maintained that it does give a much more upscale feel .
Oh , and by the way , we could hear the dome , it wasn't as bad as a lot of places , but you could definitely still hear it .
I would say for those of you that come to downtown because you want bang for your buck and you want a good deal .
I think some of the other downtown properties give you a little more for your money and aren't charging quite as much for like food and amenities and things like that .
We like it .
I would come back .
You guys should let me know in the comments if you would like me to just book the Carson Tower , the cheapest tower and specifically stay in that one and see what the rooms are like in comparison .
I hope you guys enjoyed the review .
As always .
Thanks for being here and I'll catch you guys on the next one .