Just back from a 3 night stay at Southbeach. We had a great time and Southbeach continues to impress. If you want to visit/stay at a casino hotel you cannot find a better overall place to go within a day's drive of Winnipeg than Southbeach.
Hotel - the rooms are very nice, clean, and comfortable. The beds are very comfortable. The rooms are equipped with decent sized flat screen tvs, IPOD docking stations, and coffee makers, amongst other amenities. Housekeeping service is excellent and front desk staff friendly and efficient. The hotel has a large beautiful pool and pool area with a large skylight area. There is no spa in the pool area. The room rates are very reasonable compared to other places we've been too.
Restaurants/food - the resort's main restaurant is Mango's which offers both menu ordering and a buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Prices are reasonable and the food is generally very good. Buffet prices on weekend are a little higher when they have seafood and prime rib featured, but still a good value. You can also eat in the Blue Dolphin lounge. The food is very good and reasonably priced. On weekends they have a "beer and steer" special in the lounge for a reasonable $12.59. You can order food in the lounge till about 12:30 AM. Beside the front desk their is deli with ready made sandwiches, pastries etc. You can get food there 24 hours a day which is an improvement from last time we stayed as they used to close it around 12-1AM. Southbeach also offers room service. We tried food in all the various outlets and every meal was good and reasonably priced.
Lounge/entertainment - The Blue Dolphin lounge is open daily from 11AM (I think) to 1:15AM. It's a great lounge with a good atmosphere. We were there Fri, Sat, Sun and on Fri, Sat they offer free entertainment/bands in the evening from about 8PM-12AM. On the Sunday they featured NFL and NHL games, there is about 5-6 large screen TVs. They also have daily drink specials and during Jets games they have specials as well.
Casino - Southbeach has a good size casino with a wide variety of slots, and video poker and video keno machines. They also have table games like blackjack, roulette, and a poker room.The poker room did not appear to be as active as it had been when we visited in the past. The casino was recently renovated and is nice and clean, bright, and easy to find your way around.
Promotions - Southbeach offers a lot of promos which is one of the things that makes it much more attractive than the Winnipeg casinos and other casinos within a few hours drive of Winnipeg. On Tuesday's and Fridays you can earn a free buffet for either 3 or 4 hours play. There are numerous days when you can earn multiple points on your club card account. They also have a 50th plus club which entitles you to 20% off food any day and 50% off on Sundays. They also offer a stay and play package which is a great value. In short Southbeach is just loaded with promos! There are also at least 3 (maybe more?) self serve beverage areas in the casino where you can get various coffee beverages as well as soda drinks. They also offer a free valet parking service.
Staff - The staff at Southbeach is really what makes the difference and makes the resort more attractive than other casino/resorts/hotels. In a word the staff is exceptional. Every staff member we've encountered at Southbeach is friendly and treated us well. Obviously it is their jobs to be hospitable but you really get the sense that most of them really enjoy their jobs and enjoy interacting with customers, making them feel welcome and ensuring they have a good time. It's pretty apparent to me that Southbeach's management/owners have created a resort and atmosphere such that their top priority is to ensure that guests are well taken care of and all the staff has bought in. You really feel welcome and valued at Southbeach from the moment you walk in till the moment you leave.
In summary Southbeach is a great resort/casino that is well worth visiting and staying at. We highly recommend Southbeach to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located only 30 minutes north of Winnipeg on Highway 59, South Beach Casino & Resort is the perfect location for a getaway. We have a variety of stay packages and great rates. Committed to providing “Affordable Luxury,” our 95 room art-deco hotel offers opulent Deluxe Guestrooms, Junior Suites and Grand Suite accommodations. Enjoy our tropical style pool, Mango's Restaurant, and the gaming excitement at our South Beach Casino, featuring 600 slot machines, table games and live poker room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- South Beach Hotel Scanterbury
- South Beach Casino And Resort Manitoba/Scanterbury