Rooms at the Gold Spike for $200/night before tax and resort fees?
Started by anawas on Tuesday, 12th March 2013 11:14 pm
I might need a room for May 23 and 24. So I searched Vegas.com, just to see what deals exist.
Imagine my surprise when the average pretax room price at the Gold Spike was $214.99 (plus a $7.95 resort fee).
That means the 'Spike must share rarefied air with Caesars/Bellagio/Cosmo.
Last response by vespajet 13th March 10:36am
vespajet responded on Wednesday, 13th March 2013
If you book from the Gold Spike's website, it's even higher ($149-169 a night). The room rates at the Gold Spike sometimes the most expensive Downtown for a standard room. You can get a room at the Golden Nugget for less than what the Gold Spike charges. I guess because the Gold Spike tries to model itself as a "boutique" hotel and charge rates along those lines. It appears that there's limited availability there on those nights, which would explain the higher rates. Meanwhile you can get a room at the Golden Gate those nights for $39 and $59 a night for those dates and they're a smaller property than the Gold Spike.
thecosmicjester responded on Wednesday, 13th March 2013
They jacked the rates through the roof for Memorial Day weekend. Maybe a little too high, as a standard room at Bellagio is going for the exact same rate Friday.
TimCoreNY responded on Wednesday, 13th March 2013
It is the punk rock bowling festival that weekend.... I am trying to get out there for it!
vespajet replied on Wednesday, 13th March 2013
That seems to be the reason, as the entire Oasis part of the Gold Spike is listed as being sold out. The Gold Spike is one of the hotels for that festival.
anawas responded on Wednesday, 13th March 2013
Rates for the 'Spike are more than double the cheapest room at the Nugget and still higher than the Nugget's top non-suite room. "Boutique hotel" or not, that's a ripoff. (And it's **not** a boutique hotel. It's just small.)
Here is my preference for downtown rooms and hotels.
1. Golden Nugget
2. El Cortez (Cabana suites)
3. Golden Gate
4. The D (which is rising to my No. 3 spot)
5. The Plaza
6. El Cortez (regular rooms)
7. Gold Spike
8. Everything else
boomer751 replied on Wednesday, 13th March 2013
Couldn't agree more!
Bottom line, staying in the Rush Tower at the Nugget is leaps and bounds better of a deal than staying at the Gold Spike....even at the same price but especially when Rush is cheaper.
Nicer overall property. Nicer room (at least in my opinion). Great proximity to the rest of the FSE. Better selection of eats.......why do I keep typing?