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Par-A-Dice Hotel
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in East Peoria
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 February 2013

I attended a conference here on 2-8-13 and I'm only going to comment on that. We were moved in between 3 conference rooms.

There was a continental breakfast served that had fruit as well as donuts for the calorie conscious. There was a meal served for lunch and the conference closed at 3pm. The service was very good considering other conferences at different locations I have been to. The morning food was good, not exceptional. The noon meal presentation was very good, but the flavor of the pork was a little below what I was expecting vs the presentation. There were probably 200+ participants in the conference.

Lighting in the breakout rooms was uneven but I'm not going to fault the hotel for that as there was no adjustment from the sponsors.

Restroom facilities were very clean. All sinks worked. Full soap dispensers. Full hand towels. Easy to access.

Free WiFi made keeping up on messages and business easy. No special log in for the WiFi.

I would have rated a 4 if the noon meal had been more tasty.

Location easy to find.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

It seems like these days, you either get free Wifi or free breakfast, but rarely get both in mid-range hotels. I'm not sure what I'd really want more unless it was the chance to get both for the same price and hotel caliber as at the Par-a-Dice. To add insult to injury, we were told that for us to get breakfast, we had to go over to the casino across the parking lot. (of course, that's where they want you to go and spend your money!) This January, the temp was single digits at breakfast time...what if I wanted to come down in my PJ's for a quick bite? Next time I might go for the Hampton across the parking lot. At least they have a pool!
One more thing... Upon check-in (Jan. 24, 2013), the young lady at the front desk was wearing a bright orange t-shirt and jeans... comparing to the surroundings, one would expect something more that this in dress code. She was polite and courteous, just looked out of place in what seems to be a nicely kept up front desk area.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 January 2013 via mobile

Not a bad option if u are planning on being in PIA. Rooms are nice along the line of a crowne plaza as far as bedding and pillows etc. If u join their gambler club for the attached riverboat you will receive a fair discount over their published internet rates. Starting to show a bit of age but if u can get a room in the $80 or less range its a good value

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

A fun part of any casino visit is suppose to be lunch or dinner! The buffet was dreadful and at almost $22 for 2 - a complete waste of money. The casino sits on the river in Peoria and is small and intimate. As RV'ers, we noticed free and convenient (although limited) RV parking along the far end of the parking area overlooking the river area. The food served on the lunch buffet was substandard at best. It especially disappointing that Boyd, a big name in the gaming business, would allow such a buffet to be served on a property it manages. We eat at a lot of casino buffets and don't say a word when one is "average". Frozen peas? Canned vegetables? Greasy chicken? Stale chocolate cake? Ham "loaf" at the carving station? Day old rolls? Lettuce that isn't fresh? Absolutely dreadful.

Room Tip: Did not stay here. Free RV Parking
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

This place is an awesome way to "get away from it all". The recent renovations to the exterior are beautiful. The guestrooms are the best around, great staff, great prices. You won't be dissappoonted.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Four night stay during July. My king room was very spacious & there was a desk for a work area. Better yet, the wireless internet was complimentary, unexpected for a casino hotel. There were 3 computers available in the lobby for guest use & you could print documents to the front desk from there, desirable for flight check-in & printing of boarding passes. No noise problems.

Breakfast isn't available in the casino next door until 7:30am, so that didn't work for my business meetings. Also, restaurant meal options in the casino seem to close at 8pm, so get there early.

I found the pillows very uncomfortable, too large and stiff, and they really did a number on my neck. When I finally made a comment at the front desk about it they were happy to have housekeeping send a different type of pillow, I wish I had mentioned it sooner!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

We received a coupon in the mail from the Casino for a free one night stay (and free buffet). The hotel is a short walk across a street from the Casino. There are free shuttle buses that run every few minutes with cheerful drivers who will take you there if you would rather not walk. The front desk employees greeted us with a smile. Check in was fast and easy. We were asked if we had a preference for close or far from the elevators, high or low floors. Very nice to have a choice. we chose an upper floor far from the elevators. Our room had a large window with a view of the lake (and parking lot area). We had a mini fridge and a flat screen TV, two double beds and a small table and chairs. The carpeting and furnishings were clean, but looked a bit worn, and since our room was free, we didnt mind at all. It was similar to what we would expect from a mid-priced chain motel. We played in the Casino and enjoyed the buffet, and had a quiet night's sleep. We didnt hear noises from the hallway and were impressed by how quiet our stay was. Nothing fancy here, but a solid night of rest. The bathroom was very clean, water pressure was good and the water got nice and hot. There was a large urn of complimentary coffee in the Bar area of the lobby and we checked out with two cups for the road. All in all, our stay was the same as the Hampton Inn next door, minus the pool and breakfast buffet. We look forward to returning again, soon.

Room Tip: As for a lake view on an upper floor.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Par-A-Dice Hotel

Address: 21 Blackjack Blvd, East Peoria, IL 61611
Region: United States > Illinois > East Peoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in East Peoria
Price Range: £78 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Par-A-Dice Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 202
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Docked upon the Illinois River, the Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino couples Las Vegas excitement with the finest central Illinois hospitality. Four decks offer a wide selection of new slot and table games, as well as old favorites. Furthermore, our award-winning hotel and five-star restaurant make the Par-A-Dice an excellent choice for any special occasion. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Par-a-Dice Hotel And East Peoria
Casino Peoria

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