We made our annual trip to the casino and stayed in the Forum Tower, as usual. I really like this hotel, not sure why. It's showing some wear and tear but we got a great nights sleep. Room temp was perfect and the room was super quiet. Bed was pretty comfy, too. I still like the fact that it has recycle bins in the rooms.
The casino was not very crowded which I enjoyed. The slots were not very generous this time, but I didn't really visit execting to go home any richer than i was when I arrived. But I had a lot of fun.
The drinks are not that great. They have the liquor measure pourer things on the bottles and even when we ordered a double it was still probably not the equivalent of a pour at a regular bar. And the price for two doubles, vodka and soda....$25. That's a lot. I had to drink the free self-serve coffee just to feel like I wasn't getting too ripped off.
The Artistic Cafe has a bufft breakfast which was OK but nothing amazing. The prices were right in line with any hotel restaurant. If you have a rewards card you will receive a discounted price on the food at the casino.
Parking is free and seems safe, secure. We walked a couple of blocks along the riverfront to Oulette St to visit the Loose Goose and we had no safety issues walking the few blocks. Although the sidewalks were not shoveled so it could have been dangerous.
We will be back next year.