I've stayed at St. Croix Casino-Danbury (formerly known as "Hole in the Wall"...the new name doesn't quite roll off the tongue as well, does it?) twice now. The new building has been open for a little more than a year. My husband and I stayed there shortly after it opened last summer. While our experience that time was good, they were understandably working out a few bugs that come with any new business. My more recent stay was a girls' getaway this past weekend.
The new building is very modern and beautiful. The main entrance bisects the casino area from the restaurant/bar/entertainment area. There are three restaurants: a deli, a buffet and a full service restaurant. I've only tried the buffet so far, which I would rate as better than average, but not great. Certainly fair for the price though. We didn't spend any time in the bar, but it was an open, inviting space with a stage for live entertainment on weekends.
The casino isn't overly large, but again, it's very modern and inviting. High ceilings and neat multi-colored lighting. In addition to the main bar by the restaurants, there's another bar in the casino (with little baskets of mints, nice touch!) Non-smokers may be bothered by the smoke smell during busy times. They do have a small non-smoking area, but it's way in the back. VERY new games, mostly penny slots. My friend was a bit disappointed that they didn't have more of the older games, but I personally like trying new ones :) I'm not a table game player, but besides the usual blackjack tables, there was also craps, which is rare for a smaller Native American casino such as this one.
Our standard double room was beautiful; nice modern color pallate of greens, tans and browns. Crisp, white duvet and sheets. I thought the bed was comfortable, but my friend found hers to be a little too firm for her liking. The room was spacious, clean and included a microwave, fridge, sink and coffee maker. There was also a flat screen TV, a comfy chair and ottoman as well as a table and chairs and desk area. The bathroom was spacious and also clean.
A walk down a sunny hallway with lots of windows leads you to the pool area, which features a zero-entry pool and hot tub. The pool only gets to 4 feet deep, seems to be geared more toward kids? There's also a fitness room on the 3rd floor. We didn't use it, but the equipment looked nice. Apparently you have to request the key from the front desk (not sure why your room key doesn't open it? Oh well.)
Everyone we encountered was friendly enough. My only minor annoyance with the service is when you call the hotel, there never seems to be anyone answering the phones and you have to leave a message. They always call you back pretty promptly, but it just seems strange that no one is ever available? I also wish they had more pictures/descriptions of the various room types on their website, and a way to book online.
I'd definitely stay here again. In fact, the hubby and I are looking at trying one of their suites next time. Apparently their "high roller" suites are two stories (again, not much of a description). There are also "standard" suites and "executive" suites. We will check out the prices and probably be back in December.
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