This world-class resort casino is family-owned and operated. The son of Basque immigrants, John Ascuaga built the Nugget from a roadside coffee shop that opened in 1955. His touch is noticeable in details large and small, such as hand-picked friendly staff, welcoming ambience and a reception desk separate from the casino area.
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John Ascuaga's Nugget offers a full array of casino entertainment, nine restaurants, four live music venues including the incomparable Celebrity Showroom. The two 29-story hotel towers include a variety of room accommodations from deluxe king and queen rooms to an assortment of suites. The spa offers an extensive selection of body treatments and beauty services. A fitness center adjoins the pool. A business center, large arcade and full gift shop are also available.
John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel has 1,382 oversize luxury guest rooms in two 29-story towers. The newly-renovated East Tower features gorgeous new rooms with a comfortably sophisticated palate of warm tones, dark woods and crystal accents. They include heavenly presidential mattresses with upscale bedding and extra fluffy pillows. A 42 flat screen television adorns the wall in the main living area and high-speed WiFi is available. The elegant bathrooms are a showcase of marble counters and floors, upscale fixtures and beautiful details. All the new rooms include coffee pots on a separate marble counter in the entry. The traditionally-furnished west tower offers extra large rooms with comfortable sitting areas including couches in the standard king room, cozy bedding and spacious bathrooms. Many suite upgrade options are available. Both towers offer sweeping views of the incomparable Reno skyline and spectacular Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Entertainment every weekend includes headliners such as Lyle Lovett, the Oak Ridge Boys, and Hall and Oates, as well as boxing matches and other events. The 700-seat Celebrity Showroom offers classic seating in booths tiered down to the stage. The Rose Ballroom seats 2,000 for entertainers such as Clint Black, Chris Isaak and Wynonna. The Casino Cabaret features jazz, blues, and rock and roll. Live jazz artists play in the Orozko Lounge and dancing to a live disc jockey is featured in Trader Dick's. The casino supplies 85,000 square feet of slots, video poker, keno, blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, and other table games. One level below the casino are sports and race books, with the race book featuring desks illuminated by green-shade lamps. A tile path leads around the casino to restaurants. There also is a bingo parlor.
During warm weather, sliding glass roof panels allow fresh air into the sun drenched fifth floor which houses the large atrium pool. Outdoor sun decks overlook unobstructed mountain views. Eight, one-person spas flank one side and a large, round spa tub for 16 is at the end of the pool. Luxuriously padded chairs and lounges line the surrounding deck. A tent permits private massage. Wireless Internet access is available in the rooms, lobby and restaurants (surcharge). Right outside the casino is Victorian Square the center of downtown Sparks, which offers interactive fountains and gazebos. Live music is featured on some summer evenings. Victorian Square also is home to many of Reno/Tahoe's nationally-recognized special events, including The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, July 4th Fireworks Festival, Hot August Nights and the annual Hometowne Christmas parade.
A resort fee of $5 per night, covering use of the atrium pool, use of the fitness center, vale parking, garage parking and airport shuttle, will be charged at the front desk.