The hotel was very nice. The rooms were large and clean and well kept. Very happy with the hotel room, not so happy with the hotel policy. Ridiculous,,, they want to charge you an extra $11 to check in before 4 pm. Instead of just letting us check in when we got there, about 2pm, (and the room was ready, because they said they could check us in, for the extra $11),they want to charge to have your luggage sit in a room for an extra 2 hours. Sorry...not happening. They would have made more money than $11 off of us, if we had spent that extra time in their casino, instead of us taking our luggage back to the car...going to the casino for about an hour, going retrieving the luggage again, and waiting to check in, with all the others who obviously refused the bizare $11 early check in fee too. This probably cut more than an hour out of our casino time, which is a very TIGHT casino in regards to their slot machines. BTW...we were all decided this is NOT the casino for us, in regards to slot payment. On the way home, we stopped at Kentucky Downs, and made back some of the money lost in Indiana, which was quite a bit. If you only play slots, I recommend some place like Kentucky Downs, as opposed to the "Harrah's" empire, if you don't want to leave feeling like all you did was feed the machines.
Sorry, the property was nice, clean, and the employees were friendly...but not my choice for a good Casino experience. I have actually heard this from others I knew who visited there before. And yes...it's quite a hike (about 10 minutes from the hotel to the Casino).