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Golden Nugget

129 East Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
1483 Ratings

  • Best for kids because: Fun right on Fremont Street
  • Parent's night out options: Cocktails at Ice Bar, dinner at Vic & Anthony’s
  • Family things to do: Swimming at The Tank, live shows at The Showroom
  • What we like: Dogs welcome, prime downtown location, budget-friendly
  • What we don't like: No shuttle to the Strip, smoking allowed in some rooms

Viva Las Vegas! The Golden Nugget is among the most legendary and enduring properties in town. It opened in 1946 and is still going strong. Instead of the Strip, the Golden Nugget is downtown. The vibe is updated and modern without sacrificing the trademark atmosphere that’s a little retro, a little campy, and a whole lot of fun.

Location Location Location

The Golden Nugget is located in downtown Las Vegas, right in the heart of Fremont Street. The downtown area has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years; what used to be a less palpable part of the city has become hip, cool, and much more accommodating to families.

What's IN and NOT IN the Room


  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Robes
  • 42" TV
  • Bell service
  • Room service


  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker

Refrigerators are standard in the Rush Tower and Gold Club rooms. They’re available for a daily fee in Carson Tower rooms. Rooms start at 364 square feet.

Check-in time is 3:00 PM, check-out time is 11:00 AM.

Things to do at Golden Nugget

Swimming at The Tank

This is an aquarium lover’s swimming paradise that will delight the whole family! The pool’s centerpiece is a 200,000-gallon aquatic extravaganza housing five different shark species and many exotic fish. The Shark Chute is a waterslide like no other, a three-story trip through the Shark Tank that takes swimmers to the main pool. After a trip down the slide, relax under a waterfall. Cabanas are available for rent.

The Tank is open 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily for swimming and 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily for pool and tank viewing.

Shows at The Showroom

While the Golden Nugget doesn’t have any resident shows like the resorts on the Strip, they do have a bustling concert venue that attracts music, comedy, and entertainment all year long. Be sure to check the hotel’s website for upcoming events.

Things to do near Golden Nugget

Discovery Children’s Museum

Looking for a fun place spend the day learning and having fun? Look no further than Discovery! There’s 58,000 square feet of both ongoing and traveling exhibits waiting to be discovered, including Patents Pending for budding scientists, Fantasy Festival where imagination can run wild, and Eco City where fun and sustainability meet.

Discovery Children’s Museum is closed on Mondays and closing time varies seasonally. 10:00 AM is the standard opening time.

Shopping at Downtown Container Park

Forget the average mall: this is an outdoor shopping, arts, and entertainment center made entirely of shipping containers! Exclusive shops, tasty restaurants, live music, and an interactive playground provide fun for all ages, and kids will love playing in The Treehouse! Dining options at the Park include Big Ern’s BBQ, Cheffini’s Hot Dogs, Simply Pure plant-based dining, and more.

Downtown Container Park is open daily from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Restaurants are open later for a parents’ night out.

Springs Preserve

The Springs Preserve covers a little bit of everything! Just three miles west of downtown Las Vegas, the 180-acre preserve features nature walks, botanical gardens, and museum attractions. The Nevada State Museum is right on the grounds. There’s plenty of family fun here for all ages; the calendar of events and activities is chock full of daily happenings like geode cracking, nature badges, and more!

The Springs Preserve is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Child-Friendly Restaurants

Claim Jumper

Classic comfort food made hot and fresh all day long. Whether you’re in the mood for breakfast for dinner, a tasty sandwich, or the catch of the day, there’s something for all ages and all appetites! Try the Carrot Cake French Toast for a decadent breakfast treat, warm up with a Chicken Pot Pie, and save room for the Cookie Finale! Vegetarian and gluten-free options are listed right on the menu.

Claim Jumper is open 24 hours daily.

The Buffet at Golden Nugget

Treat the family to a classic Las Vegas buffet! Over 100 tasty options are available for your perusal, including Italian, Asian, American, brunch, salads, and more. Kids under 3 eat free and special pricing is available for little ones aged 4-8. In a hurry? Try the express takeout option!

The Buffet is open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Cadillac Mexican Kitchen

Relax with some delicious Mexican favorites for lunch or dinner, or have breakfast with a twist on weekends! The menu features classic south of the border fare like fajitas, tacos, and enchiladas. Grab an order of tapas to share with the whole family! Not in the mood for tacos or burritos, but still interested in the flavors? Try the Mexican burger, topped with chorizo, bacon, roasted peppers, onions, jalapeño cheese, avocado, lettuce, and fresh pico de gallo.

Cadillac is open 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM Monday to Thursday, 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM on Friday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM on Saturday, and 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM on Sunday.

Childcare at Golden Nugget

Golden Nugget does not offer on-sight childcare.

Golden Nugget Resort Fee

The Golden Nugget charges a daily $36.16 resort fee that covers Internet access, fitness center access, in-room bottled water, parking, and newspaper.

24K Club Rewards Program

The Golden Nugget has their own rewards program, the 24K Club. Online registration is not available but guests can join the program on-sight.

Summing Up: Is Golden Nugget Child-Friendly?

Much like the rest of downtown Las Vegas, the Golden Nugget has transformed to be more welcoming for all ages. The prices are reasonable, there’s plenty to do nearby, and the Tank is a true Vegas original. Fremont Street is a party destination, particularly after dark, but then again so is the Strip. It’s a matter of knowing your family’s needs and wants, but with so many museums and educational experiences in the area, the Golden Nugget should be on your family’s list.