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“Always a nice room, and an upgrade too” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Skagit Casino Resort

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The Skagit Casino Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bow
Duncan, Canada
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78 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Always a nice room, and an upgrade too”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

I had booked a room on a Thursday at the $79 rate for Rewards card members, but when we arrived, was told my reservation was for Friday. But at no extra cost, we were upgraded to suites, which are large rooms at the far end of the hotel. How nice was that! We stayed two nights, and had breakfast each day at the Five Onion Restaurant, which was very nice (you can get a discount with your Rewards card). The casino is still smoky, but we were expecting it. We enjoyed touring around the Skagit Valley, Desolation Sound, La Conner and enjoyed driving through the farmland. I will keep coming back to the Skagit Casino and Hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tukwila, WA
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2011

My family stayed here while attending a wedding. We rented one of the suites because that is what they had left. The hotel seems very new and clean. The pool area was not huge, but was big enough and also very nice.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Port Coquitlam
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

We stayed two nights for gambling, shopping, and fun and it was everything we could expect. Pleasant people, comfortable rooms. 5 pillows on each Queen bed. !!I wish i had this at home. Close to LaConner ( 15 minutes) and the Premium Factory outlets (40 minutes or so) near Seattle.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the front as the back faces out near the I 5 Hwy. Non smoking available.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2011

We had a suite for two nights. It was very nice, roomy, confortable,clean, well appointed. Unfortunately, our casino experience was not so pleasant. Food in the restaurant was very good, but noisy from the activity in the casino. Also smoking is allowed throughtout the casino and a great many of the casino goers are smokers so it is unpleasant for those of us who do not smoke.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2011

I booked a king suite here for my husband's birthday. They handed him a bunch of birthday balloons at check-in. Check-in and check-out was very smooth with no surprises. We even made three phone calls to Canada, which only seemed to cost a little over $3 total. Nice surprise to not be gouged for long distance calls from a hotel! The suite was very nice and the jacuzzi tub was great. The room felt sort of spa-like and more expensive. One weird thing was that it was on the "garden level", which is sort of halfway underground. Our window was about ground level, but once I got past that we didn't mind it at all. At least the ground level window was on the quiet side of the building so people weren't wandering by. I'm not sure if the suites on higher floors have little balconies (I thought they did) or if that's just the executive suites, but ours certainly didn't. Again, no big deal, but if that is important to you, make sure you're not on "garden level". The suite has standard coffee amenities and a decent sized fridge and a little microwave. The room service menu looked pretty reasonably priced, although we didn't order anything.

We had dinner at the buffet and breakfast at the Five Onion Grill. Both very reasonably priced. I had the Spanish omelet for breakfast and it was delicious and HUGE.

We stayed on a Thursday night so the casino wasn't that busy and possibly not as smoky as it might get on a weekend. We are non-smokers and based on reviews I was expecting it to be really smoky and didn't think we would be able to stand the casino for very long. We definitely noticed the smoke, but not as bad as we expected. However, when I woke up next morning my throat felt like I had smoked a few cigarettes the night before! The free coffee and soft drinks in the casino is a nice touch. We won a little money on roulette, craps and blackjack. One thing I will say is that the casino staff were very patient, friendly and helpful considering I had never played table games before. I have found other casinos I have been to too intimidating to even try, but I felt comfortable enough here to try it out. Glad I did!

The pool, jacuzzi and sauna were all nice and clean.

Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and can't wait to come back again!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kilaBC
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Langley City, Canada
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61 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2011

We have stayed at this hotel as well as their sister property across the street on many occasions. Probably 8 times in total. We usually use this spot as a base-camp for weekend getaway's to the states as we live in Canada. We have always found the staff to be very courteous and they always go out of their way to try and accomodate any requests.

The rooms are clean and comfortable and there is a small refrigerator in all rooms which is a nice feature. We have stayed in both smoking and non smoking rooms and from my non smoker perspective I have never had any issue staying in a smoking room when there has been no non-smoking rooms available. We have stayed in everything from an executive suite with fireplace, junior suite, standard rooms.

Casino- the casino itself is smoky. Can't get away from it down there as all the casino's in the area are smoking. Find the actual machines to be a little tight. Make sure you sign up for a free rewards card. This gives you discounts on your room from the time you get the card and offers other benefits as well. My husband and I are not big gamblers by any stretch but it didn't take long to have enough points accumulated to get a free steak dinner.

Food- The 5 onion grill is great. The breakfast is amazing- try a spanish omelet. You won't be dissapointed. Have enjoyed their dinner meals as well and they are always consistently good and the service is great. The buffet on the other hand is hit and miss. The first time we went is was fantastic and the two times since that we have tried it was very dissapointing.

Pool area- the main hotel has a great pool area which includes a sauna, hot tub and shower area. We always enjoy unwinding after a long day here. Clean and monitored as well with security.

Wifi- free internet access in the rooms but if you stay on the third floor - west side it is difficult to get a signal. Third floor East side we have never had a problem. Second and first floor rooms always a strong signal.

Hotel rates- the rates for this hotel are great. If you are able to stay midweek, even better. The smaller hotel Skagit Ridge, is nice as well. No pool in that building but they offer a free shuttle to the bigger hotel building. The smaller hotel includes a free continental breakfast on lieu of the pool. Location is a half hour away from Seattle premium outlets or about 10 minutes away from Burlington shopping.

Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stanwood, Washington
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2011

We stayed one night in an Executive King Non-Smoking Suite as part of our wedding anniversary weekend.
Check in at the front desk went very smooth and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Upon our entry into the room we were greeted with a small bunch of "Happy Anniversary" balloons. A very nice and simple gesture. Within 5 mins. we received a call from the front desk asking if our room was to our liking. Another small, but welcomed gesture.
We found the room to be very clean and comfortable. The two sided gas fireplace was great giving the living area a nice cozy feel and a romantic touch to the bedroom with the two person jetted tub. Just wish the flame would have been adjusted a bit higher. We felt it was barley giving off a small glow. The bed was very comfortable and we had a great night's sleep.
The room had no view to speak of unless you call the traffic on I-5 a "view". There was a very small deck off the bedroom with a single chair to take in the "view". We did not seem to notice any Hwy noise in the room when the door to the deck was closed.
There was a nice vanity area outside of the main bathroom with the standard in room coffee service. The bathroom was nice and roomy with a very large shower, but the water pressure could have been a bit better.
At dinner time we opted for the more intimate setting of the Five Onion Grill instead of the all you can eat Friday night Seafood buffet at the Market Buffet. Our meal was good, but we felt a bit overpriced.
After dinner we decided to try our luck at the slot machines. This lasted for less then a half hour due to the amount of smoke in the Casino. We have been to many casinos and knew there would be people smoking, but this was by far the worse ventilation system we have encountered. We felt as though we needed a shower as soon as getting back into the room to wash the smoke smell off.
We did not use the pool or the dry sauna during this stay, but did take time to check them out and would choose the pool area over the casino if we decided to stay here again.
Overall we had a good time during our stay in our room, but would skip the food and casino next time.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about The Skagit Casino Resort

Property: The Skagit Casino Resort
Address: 5984 N Darrk Ln, Bow, WA 98232-8631
Region: United States > Washington > Bow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Skagit Casino Resort includes 103 restful rooms, table games, more than 900 of the hottest slots, three restaurants, event spaces, and live entertainment every weekend! Located on I-5 at 236. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Skagit Valley Hotel Bow
Skagit Valley Casino Resort
Skagit Valley Bow

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