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Fontainebleau Pools vs Circa and Golden Nugget Pools

Last Updated on 03/03/2024 by Mike Waldron

Fontainebleau Oasis Pool Deck vs. its only real Downtown Vegas contenders, Circa Las Vegas and the Golden Nugget. See how the Fontainebleau stacks up.

Pool Access

Fontainebleau Access will be complimentary for registered Fontainebleau guests and for non-guest with a paid reserved seating reservation. Other non-guests will be able to gain access by purchasing a pool Day Pass, if space permits.
Circa Complimentary access for guests of Circa, The D and Golden Gate hotels. Non-guests can gain access by purchasing reserved seating of paying for a pool Day Pass.
Golden NuggetComplimentary access for guests of the Golden Nugget. Non-guests can gain pool access with the purchase of reserved seating.

Pool Season

FontainebleauThe Fontainebleau pool opens on March 4,2024. No details have been released regarding future winter operations.
CircaAt least one heated pool operates year-round. There is a reduction in hours and services during the cooler months.
Golden Nugget The Golden Nugget 2024 pool season starts on Thursday February 8 with the opening of the The Tank and Hideaway pools.

Stadium Swim Pool Map

Circa las vegas pool map showing location of the six pools and seating locations.
courtesy of Circa

Pool Hours

Fontainebleau Oasis Pool Deck hours are daily from 9:00am until 5:00pm.
CircaPeak season hours are 8:00am-11:00pm daily. Off season hours are 9:00am-7:00pm during the week and 9:00am-9:00pm on weekends.
Golden NuggetHours vary throughout the pool season. 2024 pool schedule starts with the hours being 10:00am-5:00pm, with the slide closing at 4:00pm.
hours subject to change without notice

To see how Fontainebleau’s pool deck compares to Caesars’ The Cromwell, Planet Hollywood, Flamingo, The Linq, Paris, Harrah’s and the Horseshoe pool decks, click the link above.

Evening Pool Events

FontainebleauSome non-specific evening events on the Gigi’s Pool Deck have been announced.
CircaUpcoming UFC Fight Night calendar of events.
Circa Winter Swim calendar of events.
Golden NuggetNo evening events scheduled.

Golden Nugget Pool Deck Maps

Shark Tank Pool Map showing shape pf the pool and the locations of loungers,cabanas and daybeds.
Shark Tank- Courtesy of Golden Nugget
Hideout Pool Map showing relative size of pool with locations of loungers, daybeds and bar.
Hideout- Courtesy of Golden Nugget

Pool Deck Size

Each highlighted link below will take you to a dedicated post I have recently written with detailed information on each specific pool deck.

Fontainebleau Pool Deck6 acres.
Circa Pool Deck15,000 square feet
Golden Nugget Pool Deck1+ acres

Number of Pools

Fontainebleau6 pools plus LIV Beach
Circa 6 Pools
Golden Nugget2 Pools

Family Friendly Features

FontainebleauBleautopia- Yard games area with activities including croquet. Not necessarily family specific.
CircaNo family friendly features. This is a 100% adult only venue. All guest must be 21 years of age or older and present government issued ID.
Golden NuggetA waterslide which passes through a 200,000 gallon shark tank.
The waterfall feature around the shark tank is also very popular with kids of all ages.

Shark Tank Slide

Yellow slide going through Shark Tank.
Photo by Mike Waldron

Adult Only Pool Areas

FontainebleauLIV Beach Day Club
CircaStadium Swim is exclusively for adults 21+.
Check out poolside events such as Mania Under The Sun at Stadium Swim
March 20-24, 28-31, April 6 & 8, in an adult only pool environment.
Golden NuggetHideout Pool is an adult 21+ pool deck located on an upper deck.
Baseball shown on the giant screen while guests enjoy the pool deck.
Stadium Swim- Photo by Mike Waldron
Guests in the Hideout Pool and relaxing on pool deck loungers.
Hideout Pool- Photo by Mike Waldron

If you would like a Fontainebleau vs Off-Strip pool deck comparisons, then check out my Fontainebleau vs Virgin Las Vegas, M Resort, Durango Station, Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock pool decks.

On Property Day Clubs

FontainebleauLIV Beach Day Club– Theme: French Riviera.
CircaStadium Swim- Experience Winter Swim, the World’s Largest Hot Tub parties all winter long. Special events can be found all year-round at this adult-only pool venue.
Check for upcoming Stadium Swim Events.
Golden NuggetA DJ performs on the adult only Hideout Pool deck on Saturdays and Sundays.

Lounger, Cabana and Daybed Rentals

FontainebleauDaybeds and cabanas are available to rent. The price is a 100% rental fee. There is no food and beverage minimum attached.
Circa
Daybeds and cabanas are available to rent. The fee is a 100% food and beverage minimum spend with no rental fee attached.
Golden Nugget
Loungers are available to rent “in pairs” at the Hideout Pool. Theses have a rental fee only with no minimum food and beverage spend attached.
Daybeds and Cabanas are available to rent on both pool decks. These prices will include a combination of a rental fee and a minimum spend requirement.
Inside cabana is a blue sectional couch along with storage and a mounted TV.
Stadium Swim Cabana- Photo by Mike Waldron
Looking inside a cabana you see seating with a TC on top of storage cabinet.
Golden Nugget Cabana- Photo by Mike Waldron

Poolside Food and Beverage Options

FontainebleauBleau Isle Bar, La Côte, FB Slim’s- Miami’s La Côte Menu.
Circa
There are 2 swim up bars located at one end of two pools. Servers are also available poolside in addition to a walk-up bar and grill. Here is the complete Stadium Swim pool menu.
Golden Nugget
Poolside food and beverage service is available. Walk-up service is available at the H2O Bar located by the Tank Pool as well as a bar located by the Hideout Pool. Check out the Golden Nugget’s Pool Menu.

Outside Food and Beverages

Outside food and drinks are prohibited at all pool decks.

Heated Pools

All resorts have heated pools.

Hot Tubs

FontainebleauThere are 3 hot tubs on the pool deck.
CircaThere are two hot tubs located on the pool deck.
Golden NuggetThere is one hot tub on the pool deck.

Poolside Gaming

FontainebleauGaming is available across from the main Oasis Pool.
Circa, Golden Nugget
Poolside blackjack is available at both the Circa and Golden Nugget pool decks.
Blackjack dealer dealing cards to guests.
Golden Nugget Poolside Gaming- Photo by Mike Waldron
Blackjack tables covered up with chairs around them.
Stadium Swim Casino area- Photo by Mike Waldron

Poolside Entertainment

FontainebleauBleau Isle, located in the center of the Main Pool, will be pulsing with alluring all-day beats. Promoted as a major party spot while local DJ’s supply all the pop and house hits.
Circa
A wide variety of poolside entertainment including:
– Fight Night Downtown (see link above).
Big Game Viewing Party.
Fantasy Football Draft Party.
Golden Nugget
DJ’s performs on weekends at the Hideout Pool deck.

Reward credits for Pool Deck Spend

FontainebleauFontainebleau Rewards Tier Credits and Bleau Points are earned for eligible pool deck spend.
CircaClub One Rewards Tier Credits/Rewards are not earned at Stadium Swim spend.
Golden Nugget24 K Tier Credits/Points are not earned for pool spend.

Poolside Massages

FontainebleauCabana Massages available in the Legacy Pool Massage Cabana.
Golden NuggetPoolside Chair Massages and Cabana Massages are available. 1-702-509-4498.
Circa Poolside Massages are not available.

Conclusion

It will take some time to see how successful the new Fontainebleau Oasis Pool Deck is at capturing the interests of the existing South-Strip pool enthusiasts. Much is still unknown about this new player in town but their PR team is doing their best to win over guests even before the pool deck is open.

This post will be updated as new details become available and after my first visit in the Spring.

Fontainebleau Pros

  • Brand New Venue
  • Day Passes available (A pro if you are a non-guest just wanting to check it out)
  • Evening poolside events planned (No specifics at this time)
  • This may not be the most family friendly pool (A pro for some)

Fontainebleau Cons

  • May not be the most tranquil of pool decks (a con for some)
  • Day Passes will make the pool deck busier
  • Still many unknown factors
  • The only adult pool is LIV Beach

Mike Waldron

Mike has been visiting Las Vegas since 1969, and was married in Vegas in 2013. His decades of first hand experiences in the city help him to create original articles. The goal of his articles is to provide accurate information with actionable tips.

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