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Harrah's North Kansas City

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Mattoon, Illinois
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Harrah's North Kansas City

Coming to stay at Harrah's in may. We are use to staying and playing in St. Louis at Harrah's and the Ameristar. There is plenty of video poker to choose from at these properties. But we are looking for somewhere new to go! So we have decided to try Harrah's NKC.

We have booked a Junior Suite (said the Las Vegas tower). Has anyone stayed in one of the Suites? Do they have a fridge? I have only been able to find one picture of the room.

Do you think we are going to be happy with the selection of video poker machines? Is there a lot of machines to choose from at both places?

Also is there a Toby Keith's restaurant at Harrah's, the website doesn't show there is one? Thanks for any help you can give me!

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We've stayed at Harrah's but don't remember having a suite there, but you can always call and ask if you can get a fridge in your room. Since I am not a VP player, I am not sure what kinds they have but know the VP area is on the 2nd level...not hard to find.

There used to be a Toby Keith's, but they replaced it with a restaurant named the 810 Zone. There is also an Italian restaurant, steakhouse, and the buffet so plenty of dining options.

You will also have an Ameristar, Isle of Capri, and the Argosy all within about a 10 minute drive from Harrah's.

Let me know if you need more info :)

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We stayed at Harrah's recently for a company event. We just had a regular room and it had a fridge, so I am sure the suite would. To be honest I preferred staying at Ameristar. To me Harrah's seemed pretty small & VERY crowded. I did see a section with video poker. 810 Zone has fairly good bar food. We have eaten at Mike and Charlies (the Italian place) we both enjoyed our dinner.

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Thank You Topeka Ducky and WyCo for the information. We normally go to Vegas in May but will be waiting until October this year. I know it will be No Vegas but somewhere new is always kind of exciting. I did check out the Ameristar the rooms looked as nice as the ones that we have in St. Charles MO but i figured if Harrah's is comped i might as well take those. The Ameristar wanted $189.00 a night. So hopefully after we drive six hours to get there we will not be disappointed. But with 4 casinos that close together we surely can find some video poker to play. :) Thanks again!

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I would NEVER pay $189 for a hotel room in KC (but that's me)...the rooms at Harrah's are fine. If you are going to visit all the casinos and again this is my opinion, the Isle of Capri has no hotel, small buffet, and is more smokey smelling. The Argosy has a wonderful buffet and has a buy one get one free coupon in the American Casino Guide. The Ameristar also has a nice buffet and runs $14.99 if I remember correctly (they all have prices posted on their websites). Harrah's buffet is similar at any of their properties that we've visited....kind of like MacDonald's and we always know what we will be getting no matter where we visit! LOL

Hope you have a good trip and enjoy KC!

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Harrahs rooms are on par with Ameristar I would say, so you can't go wrong, and I agree, $189 is crazy, but they seem to fill a lot of rooms on the weekends. Harrah's seems to have a pretty good ventilation system on the floor, I didn't notice the smoke at all. For variety of games, I would play Ameristar for the most part.

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Another who will agree not to pay 189. We like gamling at Ameristar better but if we have a comped room at Harrah's we stay there and drive over to Ameristart. We also like their restaurants better. You won't be dissapointed with your decision.

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Thank You all for your input. Sounds like we will find plenty things to do and places to eat. Will be fun for some where new! We will probably try all of the casinos just to see what they are like. Thanks again!!

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i'm coming to this thread late, but i can can confirm that the junior suites in the las vegas tower do indeed have small refrigerators, suitable for storing drinks and snacks and such. the junior suites are very nice. i actually prefer them over the larger suites!

if it's the room type i'm thinking of, it's one fairly large room with a comfy seating area (couch, chair), and a nice flatscreen widescreen TV on a swivel, coming out out of the wall, so you can aim it toward the bed or the living area. nice luxurious marble bathroom... if i remember correctly, it features a large soaking tub/whirlpool.

as for video poker, they have a large selection of the most popular games, but none of them are "full pay." i've never played in st. louis, so i don't know what their inventory is like, but harrah's/caesars entertainment is famous (infamous) for their short pay video poker, so the available games will probably be similar.

the best VP for my money at harrah's NKC are the progressive banks... there are two banks of 25 cent double double bonus with a progressive royal. and two $1 multi-game banks offering progressive royals with very fast meters. these are all on the second floor, as others have noted.

as for food: i've never been fond of the buffet there, but highly recommend "mike and charlie's," the italian restaurant... they even have a "before six" menu that is a steal at just ten or twelve dollars, i forget the exact price. (join their online e-club before you visit and you'll be sent a coupon for a free dessert. the coupon is only good for a couple of weeks, so don't do this till a week or so before your visit.)

the range, their steakhouse, is also very good. 810 zone was hit or miss for me; i've had tasty food there and sometimes... not so much. their snack bar - located just outside the casino - is actually pretty good... especially at 2 or 3 in the morning!

my experience has been that the staff at this hotel is always friendly and always willing to go the extra mile. i enjoy playing and staying there, although i rarely win anything... but that's a different story. the only thing i don't like about harrah's (other than the VP paytables) is that they closed their health club (gym) and their pool. they say it's liability issues, but it just seems like they don't want to provide those services anymore.

ameristar is a very nice casino... much larger than harrah's... a host once told me that it was actually TWO riverboats combined. it used to be part of the "stations" casino family and they still have a "train" theme running through much of the lobby. they have more of just about everything over there and a lot of dining choices, including a bryant's BBQ. and i agree with topekaducky... ameristar has a much better buffet.

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Thanks for all the information UKstages! It was very helpful. And again Thanks to the others that posted. It is very much appreciated!

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