Five Hundy by Midnight #357: Let’s Not Camp

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Five Hundy by Midnight #356: Insert Intriguing Question Here

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Las Vegas Room Tour: Cosmopolitan Wraparound Terrace Suite

In March, we shelled out a few bucks for a Cosmopolitan Wraparound Terrace Suite. As I’ve mentioned approximately 14,000 times on the podcast, I love a room with a lot of square footage. This room had a ton of space. Of course, the selling point behind most of Cosmopolitan’s rooms is the terrace. Although we didn’t have the ever-coveted Bellagio fountain view, we weren’t the least bit disappointed with the magnificent mid-Strip/south-Strip view.


Five Hundy by Midnight #355: Bringing the Oontz

Las Vegas podcast #355 includes:

  • Raising Hope opener
  • Million Dollar Listing features the Parabounce guy
  • MGM Resorts has computer problems
  • Palms remodels, changes focus
  • McCarran International previews Terminal 3
  • La Cage closes again
  • Planet Hollywood gets a new theater
  • Glass Pool Inn sign is missing
  • Our sponsor, Viator’s Things to do in Las Vegas
  • Listener calls about The Cal, Riviera, Bond, Barrymore, Mob Bar, Drink and Drag, Golden Gate, Spring Reserve, Venetian, New York New York, MoZen Bistro, Guy Savoy, Dupar’s, Fremont Street noise, TI, Mon Ami Gabi, O, Rio, Palazzo, El Cortez, Imperial Palace, Bar 46 and more
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Five Hundy by Midnight #354: Fun But Not Funny

Las Vegas podcast #354 includes:

  • Happily Divorced opener
  • Holly is leaving Peepshow
  • Venetian opens Bourbon Room
  • Switch is probably switching
  • Playboy Club closes
  • Our sponsor, Viator’s Amsterdam Cannabis Walking Tour
  • Trip report and observations about El Cortez, Mob Bar, Fremont Street Experience concerts, The D, Golden Gate, Pop-Up Pizza, The Mob Museum, Drink and Drag, Flamingo, Carlos n Charlie’s, Linq work, Red Square, Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ, MGM Grand construction, Senor Frog’s, Serendipity 3 and more
  • Natchez Trace by Kevin Bowe and the Okemah Prophets
  • Listener calls about Riviera, Aria, Red Rock, Rio, Palazzo, Imperial Palace and more
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First Look Las Vegas Room Tour: Golden Gate

For the past several months, Golden Gate has been undergoing substantial renovations, including a new lobby, a high limit room, new restrooms, remodeled standard rooms and the addition of 16 suites. During our visit earlier this week, we were able to get a preview of one of the new suites.

Adorned in rich reds and browns, the room has a comfortable, classic vibe. The Dean Martin artwork is a nice touch, tying the suite to the vintage Vegas theme seen throughout the Golden Gate.


The large, L-shaped couch provides a nice spot to chill with a brown drink before hitting the casino.


The massive, multi-purpose wall unit includes plenty of storage space, a work desk and a big-ass TV.


Like a lot of Las Vegas suites, there’s no separation between the bedroom and the living room/lounging space. The Golden Gate suite layout takes the single-room suite concept one further, providing no separation between the bathroom and the rest of the suite.

Immediately upon entering the suite, a countertop and sink to the right sits in front of two frosted doors—one for the shower and one for the toilet. If you don’t know your roommate well before staying here, you will by the time you leave because you’ll probably see him or her naked.


Fancy bathroom swag from Bath and Body Works. The scent is Rainkissed Leaves. I don’t know what a rain-kissed leaf smells like, but I’m told it’s delightful.


The new Golden Gate suites may not be the largest rooms on Fremont Street, but they’re well-designed, comfortable and reasonably prices, starting at $109 during the week. For those of us who have avoided staying at Golden Gate because of the cracker-box-sized standard rooms, this provides a very nice option.

Two super-sized penthouse suites are still under construction but will be added to Golden Gate’s new room mix later this year.