We visited Las Vegas Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday of this week.. We stayed at the Golden Nugget in a parlor suite.
Some have asked about the parlor suite so I'll describe it a little. Ours was a "classic." There are others called, "Vegas Baby" and Scarlet Suite." It's two full sized rooms separated by an actual door that can be closed completely to provide privacy between the living room and the bedroom. It had two fully functional bathrooms. One had a bath and a shower and one had a really big, nice walk-in shower.
The furniture was dark and heavy and in good condition. The whole suite was actually kind of dark. The bulbs in the lamps weren't too bright. There were windows in each room, but the view wasn't very good because we were pretty much surrounded by buildings on each side. The windows had lovely drapes on them that could be easily opened or closed.
The carpet in the room was in very nice condition and was clean as was everything in the suite. The carpet in the hall was a little stained. Not as bad as something like in the Flamingo, but showing some stains.
There is a frig and it's filled with water to be used at will. There is also a little coffee maker with coffee provided. There is a big wet bar and two lovely heavy bar stools.
The bed was nice with lovely bed linens and lots of pillows. I think there were 5 pillows on the bad and an extra in the closet. It was a nice newish mattress. I like one that's actually soft. This one was more average in firmness. Most people would really like it.
Our location was on a non-smoking floor in the Gold Tower. Very convenient to the casino. It was the 15th floor. It was completely quiet. We didn't even hear the Freemont Street Experience or anything else at all.
There are really big flat screen TVs in both rooms as well as in one of the bathrooms. There is a table and chair set in both rooms.
The toiletries are lovely. Gilchrist and Soames. Great body lotion. Lots of towels were provided in both baths.
It was really a lovely suite. Very tastefull in every way. The only reason I might stay in the Rush Tower next time is that the air conditioning in the parlor suites in is the form of hotel window units. There's low and high and you turn a knob to make it colder or hotter. In the Rush Tower the air comes through vents. It's not a big deal, I just prefer vented thermostated controlled air conditioning. It was plenty cool though. No probelms there.
We didn't even see a show. There wasn't anything I wanted to see that I haven't seen so I just played games. I didn't win, but I didn't lose a whole lot. I never actually left the Golden Nugget. I went out to see the Freemont Experience once. It was not very different from the last time I saw it. It was more crowded than usual. There was a Woodstock type concert at the race track so lots of young people were in town for that. The GN was sold out while we were there.
The swimming pool was shoulder to shoulder. I didn't even try to get out there in that mass of lovely bodies.
We ate one evening at the Grotto. It was really good Italian food.
Other than that, we ate at the hotel cafe. Carson Street. It was fine. Service kind of slow, but about like most hotel cafes.
My husband played in a poker tournament and got knocked out just short of the money. Shoot!
It was a quick little fun trip. Looking forward to the next one. Maybe some new shows will come to town!