When we go to Vegas we always prefer to stay downtown. Love the Fremont experience - light show, rock bands, easy to walk in and out of casinos AND we win more downtown than we do on the strip.
Stayed in the Rush Tower. Very nice rooms - like the double sinks, and fairly spacious. While many strip hotels charge a "resort fee" the Nugget goes not BUT we had to pay $10.00 if we want coffee in our room using the little one cup canisters. Would rather have good coffee from Starbucks. Fitness Center was $20.00 a day. We chose to walk Fremont and get exercise for free.
There were hardly any plugs for appliances in the rooms. With two cell phones, IPODS, Kindle, etc they need to update this so that items can be easily plugged in. I just bring an extension cord where ever I go since some hotels still don't have enough plugs.
The biggest issue we had with the hotel was the noise factor. The rooms must be made of paper. We were awakened at 3:00 AM by our neighbors playing loud music and singing at the top of their lungs. Now....yes this is Vegas and we were out and got home late too but did not choose to sing and play music for all to hear...so why don't the hotels have better soundproofing in the rooms since they know this will be happening on a daily basis. We decided to put up with this for about 45 minutes hoping that the neighbors would fall asleep or pass out but no luck. Finally at 3:45 am I decided to call the front desk only to be told all operators were busy and I was number 3 on hold. I held for 15 minutes and finally just left a message. Their message says they will call back. At 4 AM I pounded on the wall loudly twice and it worked.....silence after that. No call back ever from the front desk and no one ever to answer the phone...what if it was an emergency?????
At check out I was charged an extra $90.00 by mistake on my bill. If I hadn't looked it over carefully and kept my original reservation booking, I would have had to pay this. As it turned out, I was told they switched over to a new computer system and the price had incorrectly transferred over. I was given a $90.00 credit back to my credit card but haven't seen it yet so hopefully I won't have to fight this one out with them as it was their mistake.
However, even with these issues, I still feel this is the best hotel to stay at downtown. Service is generally good. Nice bars and entertainment. Free parking. Nice budget rent a car in the hotel making it very easy to rent a car for heading out to see the sights. Just keep an eye on your final bill and bring earplugs if you are not a heavy sleeper.
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