Updated May 21st, 2021
As one of the most luxurious hotel/casinos downtown, the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino is popular option for visitors wanting to stay on Fremont Street.
And unlike most of the larger Strip casinos to the south, the Golden Nugget does not charge a parking fee for guests staying at the hotel.
Instead, they charge a hefty resort fee ($34 per night as of this update), and the hotel says that free parking is one of the benefits included in the resort fee.
For anyone not staying at the hotel, there is a charge to self-park with conditions. (More on that below).
The Golden Nugget is one of the larger and busier casinos on Fremont Street. As such, there is a big demand for parking here.
On busier days, the resort’s large six-story parking garage on the southwest corner of the property can fill up quickly.
Golden Nugget Las Vegas Parking Fee
For registered guests staying at the Golden Nugget, self-parking is completely free.
For everyone else, the parking rates are as follows:
$5 per hour
Some other websites state it is $2 per hour, however this $5/hour rate comes directly from a nice lady in customer service at the Golden Nugget.
The maximum daily rate you would pay for self-parking is $20.
Free Self-Parking at Golden Nugget
For non-hotel guests, you can get free parking with validation after spending money at the resort.
You can get your parking validated after dining at a restaurant, going to a concert or show, or after earning 20 slot points on a Golden Nugget’s player’s card, (called the 24Karat card). Drinks at a bar do not count towards validation.
You’ll want to get your parking validated at the casino cashier desk. You can park all day with the same validation. (Previously it was 3 hours max).
(On this map, the black “P” is the entrance into the Golden Nugget’s self-parking garage. The yellow star is the Gold Tower valet, while the red star is the Rush Tower valet).
Those of you wanting to self-park will enter the garage off of 1st Street. One you’re on 1st Street the large garage will be on your left.
The structure is six stories, with the top level being uncovered. So if you don’t want your car, truck or SUV to fry in the Las Vegas sun, seek a lower level covered parking spot.
You won’t find a pedestrian bridge here, instead, you’ll take the elevator or stairs down to the first level then cross on over to the hotel/casino.
Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Valet Parking & Fees
(Editor’s note: As with self-parking, valet parking here is typically free for registered guests staying at the hotel, however valet parking is currently unavailable. We’ll update this article once it resumes.)
The Golden Nugget has two different valet parking areas: one on the side of the resort, (we’ll call it the Gold Tower valet) and one behind the casino, (the Rush Tower valet).
1) Gold Tower Valet Parking (yellow star on map): this is easily accessible right off of Casino Center Boulevard just south of Fremont Street.
You’ll use this if you’re staying at the either the Gold or Carson Tower rooms.
2) Rush Tower Valet Parking (red star on map): South of the resort, you’ll get here by going under the huge “Golden Nugget” sign at the corner of 1st Street and Bridger Avenue.
Alternatively, you can use the entrance off of Main Street and E. Carson Avenue.
Either way, this is the valet you’ll want to use if you are going to an event at the showroom, (or staying in the Rush Tower of course).
* The Golden Nugget’s parking garage has a clearance of six feet, seven inches.
* The resort’s three hotel towers combine to have 2,419 rooms and suites.
* The newest tower, the Rush Tower, opened in 2009.
* The Golden Nugget Las Vegas, along with its sister properties in Atlantic City, Biloxi, Laughlin and Lake Charles, Louisiana are all owned by Landry’s Incorporated.
* The Golden Nugget originally opened in 1949. At one time it was owned by Steve Wynn.
* The Golden Nugget is 8 miles from McCarran International Airport. The casino has over 1,000 slot machines and 80 table games, not including the 13 table poker room.
* All total, the resort has nine restaurants (including a buffet), and a Starbucks. There are also 8 bars and a 600-seat showroom.
(By Steve Beauregard. Photo courtesy of: Jeremy Thompson via Flickr).