I was here for a conference. As a nonsmoker and modest gambler (I won $10-cool!), this hotel would not be on my radar under normal circumstances.
I did my research on Trip Advisor, and I'm glad I did. I was confident it would not be a four or five star experience and it wasn't. But I have some good news: the service was far better than I have read here from others.
Check in was smooth. My bag was not searched (but I had heeded the warning that absolutely no outside alcohol is allowed and that they are serious about it), but I had no alcohol. I found all the security guards during my 2 night stay professional and pleasant. I always had my key card in my hand to show them. It's a pain, but I think you need to accept that you must show it every single time you re-enter the elevator area. The comments that were negative weren't really fair. They can't remember you.
The food was, again with expectations, solid and good. We ate at the cafe and at the steakhouse. I thought the steakhouse prices were on the low end. We had a good meal.
The TV remote did not work, the guy from maintenance that they sent replaced it and was courteous and professional.
One extra alcohol note that I wish I had known: if you order wine and beer (and probably other things), from room service, they will open all the bottles before they leave. Because we were following the rules, we didn't think it was fair that all the beer had to be opened. My husband would have liked to save one for later. I think they should mention it when you order. And I think it's a weird rule. Reward those of us who take your alcohol policy seriously by trusting that we know when we want to consume the alcohol. You don't need to decide for us.
It's crazy smoky in the casino. Knew it would be. I saw someone with a baby. Good grief.
Anyway, go with the expectation that it's like a nice holiday inn with room service and multiple restaurants. With that in mind, you won't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Let's go for comfort. With so much fun and excitement at Mystic Lake(R) it's nice to know you can recharge in one of 600 spacious rooms. But the luxury and pampering don't stop when your head hits the pillow. Enjoy free Wi-Fi and valet parking, an indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna, an on-site spa and complimentary access to Dakotah! Sport and Fitness. It's the perfect way to stay and play. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mystic Lake Hotel Prior Lake
- Mystic Lake Prior
- Mystic Lake Casino Mn