Golden Nugget is a historic name in the hotel industry with its first hotel opening in 1946 with the most lavish casino of the time in Las Vegas. The brand has seen many transitions bringing it into this century. Just as the very first Golden Nugget changed the face of Las Vegas by bringing opulence for guests to luxuriate in, the Golden Nugget Atlantic City shares a wonderful luxurious boutique experience that stands apart from the other humongous casino hotels in Atlantic City.
I have visited many times, enjoying the Golden Nugget Atlantic City for its beautiful rooms, the wonderful spa, the fun H2O pool facilities with hot tubs and fire pit, delicious restaurants, the quiet wine & Wi-Fi lounge, and especially its warm staff that make it easy for anyone visiting to want to come back.
The Golden Nugget is a sumptuous hotel filled with amenities wrapped up in a lovely boutique sized package.
Everyone who enters the Golden Nugget is treated like an old friend immediately feeling the warmth and love that are not found in any of the other Atlantic City casino hotels. Unlike the humongous hotels that force people to maneuver through large casinos just to find the front desk to check in, the Golden Nugget's check in staff are the first people you will see upon rising on the escalator when coming from the entrance, whether it be valet or the garage. They pleasantly serve giving you your key to one of the newly renovated deluxe accommodations of rooms and suites that are easy to get to as well from the hotels single elevator lobby located close to the desk. A happy surprise in your room is the free internet just sign in as a Golden Nugget guest. No need to pay for internet, as in most of the other hotels, to check your e-mail.
Unique joys are offered to encounter during every moment that one strolls through the Golden Nugget.
Once settled in your room, the Golden Nugget offers fun beyond just their casino to keep everyone thoroughly feeling fulfilled during every moment of their Golden Nugget experience.
The spa and salon is dedicated to treating people with an ultimate relaxing experience.
All of the major AC hotels have their own spa and salons but what makes the Golden Nugget's spa and salon a stand out is its personalized touch and added conveniences. The new 12,000 square foot spa and salon offers a total fitness center, 11 treatment rooms (including 2 couples facilities) for an array of treatments including massages, wraps and scrubs, and a full service state-of-the-art salon. The retail shop is a wonderful addition to purchase newly found products used in treatments and great gifts.
The beautiful men’s and women’s spas each include a large delightful whirlpool in a private lounge area, a delicious steam room and soothing sauna. Adding additional comfort to share with your opposite sex partner is the adjoining relaxation area where resting is encouraged sipping tea while sitting back peacefully on a comfortable chaise lounge. Whether getting a full body massage, body wrap, a manicure, or just a trim of your lovely locks guests are welcome to enjoy an entire spa day along with their chosen treatment. My faves are the massages and soothing body scrubs.
Whether winter or summer, warm or cold the hotels H20 Pool + Bar is open all year round.
Capture the thrill of jumping into a soothing hot tub outside by a cozy fire pit without the need of heading to a ski lodge in the winter. Enjoy a breath of fresh air chatting by the warmth of the fire pit in the comfortable seating area. For the bravest the outdoor pool is open for a winter swim and then jump right into one of the four close by hot tubs for the ultimate warm up. Step into the H2O bar space for an extra yummy enjoyment.
Summer days feature poolside lounges to sun and relax in. Waitresses take orders and serve poolside or enjoy sitting at a table for a pleasant snack and drink. Music is always in the air to add to the fun poolside experience.
Wine & Wi-Fi is a quiet place to escape among the lively casino and happenings inside the hotel.
Enjoy a glass of wine, Wi-Fi, a cozy modern fireplace and a quiet place to catch up on the news with a respite from the excitement of action in the casino and clubs. Recharge not only your devices but your mind with a cup of coffee or tea or a nice glass of wine while sinking into a comfy seat. Meet up with friends before dinner or make new friends enjoying an appetizer snack along with your sip of wine.
This is one of my favorite areas that makes the Golden Nugget a stand out among the other hotels. Where other locations push people into gaming anxiety the Golden Nugget recognizes and appreciates that everyone needs a break to revive and get their second wind.
The Deck, open in the warm seasons, is the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful Atlantic City water views.
Catering to the experience of the Atlantic City seashore the Golden Nugget is the only hotel that has a marina and a deck side restaurant for visitors to enjoy in the sunshine of the warmer weather watching boats come in while sipping seasonal special drinks and listening to live entertainment.
With the Golden Nugget's owner also owning fine restaurants dining is a must do while visiting the hotel.
Vic & Anthony's is a renowned steakhouse and the Chart House is the place to go for delicious sea food and views of the marina. The Grotto is located in the center of the gaming fun serving great Italian delights as well as bar pizzas. Across from Grotto is Lillie's, the place for sushi and Asian cuisine. Michael Patrick's Brasserie is the perfect place to meet up for breakfast, lunch or dinner and save your appetite to check out the Buffet.
Of course quick bites and snacks are also accommodated with the Bean & Bread offering coffee and sandwiches, the Chocolate Box for chocoholics and ice cream cravings and a Starbucks for those needing their favorite coffee or latte.
Playing favorite casino games and visiting the clubs and lounges is part of the Golden Nugget experience.
The casino is definitely in the heart of the hotels action. It is easily accessible and maneuverable for everyone. Located conveniently to the left as one enters the hotel all games are within easy reach and enjoyment. The Golden Nuggets casino staff is the ultimate of warm and friendly. I personally enjoy sitting at the poker and video slot bar located by the lobby and right next to the Rush Lounge. The bartenders are cheerful and remember folks, even the ones that may not visit as often as they may like to.
Fantastic talent plays live music, usually classic rock type, most nights in the Rush Lounge where it is heard throughout much of the casino and lobby for everyone to enjoy.
The Live Bar at Golden Nugget offers the excitement of live entertainment and dancing for all to enjoy. Easily accessible amongst the restaurants and casino take a step in to enjoy a dance break while playing or dance off the extra calories after enjoying a delicious meal.
The Golden Nugget is home to the Haven Nightclub, voted the best night club in Atlantic City where the younger set enjoy a unique experience of music and events.
Staying at the Golden Nugget rates as must-do experience.
I have totally enjoyed every moment of every trip I have taken to the Golden Nugget. Even when I have a request of an extra blanket or a TV remote is not working the staff is quick to respond and always pleasant. As apparent in awards given by top travel review sites, the Golden Nugget well deserves to be winner of the AAA Four Diamond award as well as the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.
It is truly evident that the hands-on owner Tillman J. Fertitta, the CEO and sole owner of Landry's, Inc., takes pride in every company he owns, whether one of his many wonderful restaurants or the Golden Nugget. His businesses are his babies and he treats them with the love that a father has for his children, nurturing them and learning along as they grow and give back. Feritta brought the previous run-down Trump Marina back to life turning it into the Golden Nugget with his loving touch and a complete multimillion dollar renovation that touched every square inch from the inside out. The Golden Nugget is now a magnificent boutique styled hotel that is to be enjoyed and appreciated for all that it has to offer.
Always reach for the gold and never be afraid to dance!
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