Oasis at Gold Spike
With an ideal location close to all of the action in downtown Las Vegas, Oasis at Gold Spike offers basic, comfortable rooms, a 24-hour restaurant and bar and a round-the-clock fun atmosphere. The vibe: Hip, young, cool and retro. What we love: The folks at Oasis at Gold Spike know how to have fun. There’s a main bar that’s open 24 hours and the smaller Carnival Bar where you can test your carnival game skills while throwing back a cocktail. Sensing a theme? It continues in the Backyard where you’ll find games like oversized Jenga and chess, ping pong and beer pong. The Living Room inside also has pool tables and oversized cornhole. Oasis at Gold Spike has one of the few pools in the downtown area. The hotel’s retro-looking pool area located in the hotel’s courtyard, features comfortable daybeds and poolside food and cocktail service. Want to enjoy a good book on vacation? The Oasis has a library full of about 100 books on business and entrepreneurship that you can look through or borrow. There’s also a vinyl library with more than 100 records from the ’70s and ’80s. You can browse and play what you want or bring your own vinyl. Insider tips: Dogs are welcome at the Oasis at Gold Spike and if you want your furry friend to have as fun of a vacation as you’re having, you can get a discounted rate at the Hydrant Club, an urban dog park near the hotel where your dog can play with other pups. Want to explore the downtown area? Do it on a bike. The hotel rents out some cool tricked out cruisers complete with cup holders and coolers. Good to know: If you’re a light sleeper, this may not be the hotel for you. There’s always a lot of action going on at the Gold Spike with a pool, DJs, live entertainment and fun games outside. Since the Oasis was originally designed as a motel, the room doors open onto an exterior corridor that overlooks all that pool action. That means things can stay loud well into the late night hours. Great if you are ready to party on your vacation, but probably not the right fit for you if you’re not into the party vibe. The rooms at Oasis at Gold Spike are called “crash pads” and they really are mainly a place to crash. While they are clean, have comfortable beds, private bathrooms and an urban chic decor, they are not loaded with the amenities that you would find at some of the Strip’s megaresorts. The hotel has all of the conveniences you’ll need but the rooms don’t have things like phones or alarm clocks in them. You can request them from the front desk, but they are not in your room. Also we suggest choosing the Ultimate Crash Pad room. During the Oasis remodel, they combined two rooms to create these ultimate rooms. The Ultimate Crash Pad has a bit of extra space and a cool seating area.