Goldspike Hotel and Casino

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Goldspike Hotel and Casino

, Las Vegas
4 star

Rooms: 109

400 Eeast Ogden - Las Vegas - Nevada - 89101 - United States Hotel Website | | 702 384 8444
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A local hang out
Submitted by: David in 26/11/05
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Budget Traveller
Who ever gave this place a 4 star rating has never stayed there! I've been staying there 2-3 times a year for 10 years. The casino, bar, and restaurant areas are full of smoke and dirty. However the rooms are clean and the food is cheap. It rates a 1 star at most .

Historical Traveller Reviews of Goldspike Hotel and Casino

Cramped, smoky, and dirty

from A TripAdvisor Member
I've stayed in a lot of Vegas hotels, both Strip and downtown, and this was easily the worst place I've stayed. I know it's the cheapest, but do they have to prove it in so many ways? The room was shoehorned into a corner (the door looked like it opened into a closet), the front desk, located in the casino itself, looked like a $10/hour motel desk, and the whole place reeked of smoke. I suppose this could be called "Old Vegas", but yikes! Unless you are really strapped for cash and are a smoker, do yourself the favor and spend the other $20 to go somewhere else!

Not bad, Not Bad!

from A TripAdvisor Member
After reading the reviews on the website, I was real worried about this hotel. But, for the price, it was just fine! Overall, the beds were very comfortable, the showers were very hot, and look out for the water pressure! The lighting in the hotel room was very dim, but open the drapes, let in some hot Vegas sun, and you having lighting! Very close to Fremont Street, and only a $12 cab ride to Caesar's Palace at the center of the strip. If you can walk quickly through the yucky casino to the elevator to sleep and shower, you can handle this place! The casino could really use a remodel job--1970s wood paneling, and stunk of stale smoke--need a new ventilation system for sure. Still, for the price of $108 including all taxes and fees for 3 nights over a long weekend, I know the price can't be beat!!!

Great for low rollers

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Gold Spike is not for everyone. If what you want is a decent room with a decent bed to sleep in and an adequate bathroom to shower in for $25 - $30 a night this is the place for you. If you desire anything upscale or fancy don't even think about it. In other words, if Motel 6 is fine you will like this place and if you like the Hyatt or Marriott skip it. The casino is dark and populated with some strange characters but they typically have one $2 double deck and one $2 single deck blackjack table (full pay on a natural) going at all times and a $5 single deck table open in the evenings. There is a fourth table that I have NEVER seen open! If you like blackjack without high limits this place is for you. Cheap slots abound if that's what you are into. Usually one cocktail waitress so service is not speedy but I have waited a lot longer in other places. I stick to Heinekens but have heard the mixed drinks are weak. Overall, if you like cheap gambling and don't need luxury this place is great. Otherwise, stay far away.


from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I decided to go to Vegas for our 14th Anniversary. We were there from 4/19/04 to 4/23/04 and have never been there before. We stayed at Gold Spike and read all the reviews before going so didn't know what to expect but we thought it was a great place to stay and plan to stay there next time we go. The people were so nice and helped push the elevator button when are hands were full. They just were very helpful. It is walking distance from the bus and only cost 5 to ride the bus all day. We had a great time and anyone who isn't planning on just sitting in there room will enjoy the stay. Nothing fancy but it is were slept and ate at night. We did do most of our winning in the casino too.

t beat it for the price

from A TripAdvisor Member
You can't beat this place for the price. Located in downtown Las Vegas (the old strip). Had a nice king bed. There are a lot of homeless people around and you have to be careful but for the price it was surpisingly nice.

Not too shabby!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Gold Spike April 8-11 to attend the Viva Las Vegas 7 Rockabilly weekend. The room was clean and what I would consider adequate. The price was great and the location was good. There was easy access to the freeway and to Las Vegas Blvd (strip). The diner left just a bit to be desired as far as the service goes, but the food was good and reasonably priced. For staying at the hotel, you automatically get entered into the drawings they have twice daily, and each day you are there you get either a free breakfast coupon or a 'buy one get one free' meal ticket. Didn't have a problem with the neighborhood it was in, felt perfectly safe walking in from the parking lot in the middle of the night. Would definitely stay there again on our next trip to Vegas. Not the Ritz, but definitely a decent place to rest your weary body.

What an awful place

from A TripAdvisor Member
This was my second time in Vegas and was visiting to get married. Since we are older and the second time for both of us getting married we decided to sleep cheap and spend our money on touring. I just want to let others know to not do what we did...upgrade a bit. It was terrible.
The first morning we decided to eat our "free" breakfast at the hotel.
We had to clean our own table. Out of all the tables we picked the cleanest one we could find and it was not clean. Food was OK. Our room was filthy..the carpet was more dirty than clean. I would never have walked on it barefoot. The air did not work very the time we left ..after 4 days.. our room was starting to cool off. The bathroom drain was open and the water backed up in it and filled the bottom of the bath tub. I was never comfortable to leave the room and go to gamble myself. The casino, restaurant, and bar were continually filled with a transient population. It was very dark and smelly. On the last night we were there I picked up my pillow and crickets jumped out of my pillow case. My suggestion would be to find another place to stay this one needs to be leveled. The highlight of the place is the desk staff.
They are helpful and seem overworked but very nice.

Hey a nice place to stay at a great price.

from A TripAdvisor Member
I like the "the spike" a lot. Me and My Fellas always stay at the gold spike. The rooms are nice and the people are friendly. Most of the time when you are on vacation you didn't be in your room due to being out sightseeing or partying. The Gold spike allows you to spent less on a room and more on your vacation. We are going again from april 29th to May 3rd.. We Love it..


from Mark-nole
If you are into people watching, $1 Blackjack and nickel slots, you will love this place. If you want to book the Jacuzzi Suite at the Luxor, keep looking!

Yes, it's well-worn (the Casino, not the clean, remodeled rooms), but it is the real and authentic deal. I've stayed here on most trips since 1980, and really appreciate the VIP treatment that would require a large bankroll on the Strip. I also agree with the locals that downtown Casinos offer the best slot machine odds.

Retro Downtown -- Give It A Try!

from finest14
Every other review written about the "Spike" is probably true -- it's all in the eyes of the beholder. I booked there because of price. At about $25 a night, the Gold Spike was by far the cheapest decent place this time of year in Vegas. Driving up it looked a little sketchy, but I've seen worse. From the other reviews, I was ready to choke to dealth when I walked in the casino. I am and have always been a non smoker. I found the air in the casino to be just fine. Sure, there were plenty of people smoking, but nothing worse than any other casino's air, and even better than some. Even sitting next to someone smoking at the blackjack table wasn't too bad. The ventilation seemed great to me. The rooms were perfect: clean, comfortable, safe, and dirt cheap. I asked for and got a non-smoking room, and it was indeed a non-smoking room. Outside temperatures were pushing 90 and the air conditioner worked fine.
Walking a block to the Fremont Experience and the other downtown casinos was never scary, no matter what time of day or night. I saw security walking and on bikes all time and felt safe. There were a few bums around, but I was never bothered. Played some blackjack at the casino, and the $2 minimums were great. Didn't see that anywhere else in town. Some of the dealers couldn't count very well, which added to the entertainment of it all. The other gamblers in the casino were some of the most colorful characters I've ever met! Give the "Spike" a try if you want a good, cheap room, and don't mind a little local flavor.
If you want a fancy hotel, a pool, and ritzy service, than go somewhere else!

Top Local Tips for Las Vegas

$5 Blackjack at the Fremont Hotel, and $3 on weekdays The fremont hotel has $3 blackjack on weekdays, and $5 blackjack on weekends. It's about a 10 minute walk from the Gold Spike

Dont take taxi taxis are a waste of money and they like to take the long way. A company called C.L.S. is a small bus that you can have pick u up to and from ur hotel to the airport. and its only 8 dollars.its very roomy and comfortable. Its not a van, its a mini bus.

Learn to use the mass transit in Las Vegas They have a fantastic mass transit system in Vegas. You can get anywhere in Vegas for $1.25. If you get tired of gambling and eating tourist buffets, hop a bus and go to a movie, a swap meet, neighborhood garage sale, Nellis AFB


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  • Address: 400 Eeast Ogden - Las Vegas - Nevada - 89101 - United States
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