My partner and I went here to watch a show, and decided to make a weekend of it. Getting to the right door was a bit tricky, but the valet for the casino told us where to go to check in to the hotel. The valet is free, but we tipped $5 anyway. The valet was very friendly and helpful (this was a trend for ALL staff that we encountered at the hotel.) Check-in was a bit slow, but they had some new hardware and a new computer system, and glitches happen. The woman who checked us in was quite affable and worked hard to get us checked in as fast as she could. Also, a note here that she mentioned: MAKE SURE YOU GET A PLAYERS CARD RIGHT AWAY. You get 10% off on everything except alcohol. This includes your room, the buffet, the gift shop . . . everywhere! Always show it. A note to the bad . . . you don't start collecting points until you have accrued 2000 points. For us, that was nearly impossible since we don't gamble much.
The room: We got a Resort King, which I would highly recommend. It is on the 12th floor (the highest floor). The bed was incredibly comfortable, and the shower has a triple head shower head, which was my first experience with one of those. It was fun. The view was nice, and the light fixtures were impressive (obviously hand blown glass). The Keurig will impress those who like tech gadgets, and there was a wide assortment of different coffee's/teas. The liquor cabinet was well stocked, even though we didn't use any of it. The robes were nice (more of a kimono style, but heavier). The flat screen TV was one of those huge 4' jobbers. We never turned it on, but I'm sure it worked fine. There were 2 phones in the room, one of which had a touch screen. First time I'd seen that. It was slightly irritating that it wasn't cordless, but that was a minor quibble. Cell reception in the room was 2 bars (Verizon for me), and my Kindle was able to download stuff without any problem (AT&T network). Room service was excellent. There was very little, if any, sound that made it into our room. The biggest negative, as with most hotels, is that the HVAC works on a darn motion detector. So, even though you set it for a certain temp, it doesn't stay at that temp (we like it cold when we sleep). This was enough to erase a "star" from our rating, as it affected both of our sleep quality. EXTREMELY irritating.
Dining: One buffet (same offerings both nights we went), one cafe (open 24/7), and one restaurant (open from 5pm-?). We did enjoy the buffet. It was done well. In the cafe, the service was spotty. We ate 3 meals here. They were nice, but the wait staff rarely filled our water glasses or asked us how our meal was. We did not dine in the restaurant.
Casino: The casino is all smoking (as opposed to the hotel part, which is all non-smoking). And you can smell it all the time. Yck. Waiting for the rewards club line was loooooooong. On fri/sat's the min bet for blackjack is $10. We were told it is different during the week. The slots seemed to be well taken care of. Alcohol here is not free, and you have to pay, but I didn't think it was exorbitant. The wait staff seemed to come around fairly often. My partner played the slots a bit, and came out ahead, but we cash out when we get a "big win" (double our money). However, neither one of us have the philosophy that we are there to make money. We figure we're going to lose whatever we bet.
Spa: Disappointing. It was a little pricier than what I normally pay at a 5 star, which is fine. The problem was that I thought that the services were a bit lackluster. The spa itself is nice, as is the ambiance and the greeting. Also, there was no big push to make us buy any products, which was also nice. However, the couples massage (I had a deep tissue, and my partner had a hot stone) just didn't do the trick. They asked each of us which spots they needed to focus on, then didn't spend enough time on those spots. Both of us left feeling like we did not receive the benefit we expected. Nice, but not up to standard. My partner said that his Royal Bath, was quite nice, and the 15 minute massage that he received was better than the 50 minute hot stone. My facial was good, but not excellent. There were jarring noises during the treatment and it was a bit mechanical, but the aesthitician was nice and I felt that, ultimately I received value for what I paid for the facial. If I were to do it again, I would arrive with enough time to use the steam room before my treatments, as I didn't want to have the product I had on sweat off in there.
Fitness facilities: I was super impressed. A great all in 1 machine, dumb bells, 2 elipticals, 1 recumbant bike, and 1 spinning-type bike, and 3 treadmills. Bottled water, and towels right there. This is the best equipped mini-gym I have seen in a hotel in quite some time. Also, it's open 24 hours! It always ticks me off when they have a time that they close the gym, so they did it right. Also, the pool is not too cold, and the hot tub was nice. The ambiance of the pool is incredible, with a huge waterfall coming down (it's for decoration only), with towels right there. Adults only from 9pm-11pm. It was closed at 11, but I guess that's to keep out the drunk people so I guess I can understand that.
Location: There is a factory outlet mall within walking distance. All the name brands you know are there, and the prices are pretty good. Also within walking distance is a Wal Mart and a Home Depot (Okay, I don't know why you would need to go there if you're on vacation, but hey, it's there!) and a Cabellas. There is also an Olive Garden within walking distance of the hotel as well. Also, the sidewalks are well maintained, and are tree-lined for a nice walk.
Bottom line: Very nice hotel, smoky casino, average spa, great service in a good location.
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