Trip to Battle Creek Firekeepers Casino and Hotel 2-18-13
In the hotel on the 2nd floor a man said “smoke” and I thought “fire” at first and realized since we were near the elevators it was smoke from the casino.
My husband said because of the smoke he wasn’t sure he wanted to come back again. It was really bad in the casino. I made the mistake of choosing President’s Day so it was crowded like a week-end, I will never do that again. My husband spent $90 to get 100 points so we could get our “free” cherry pie. Luckily I found some plastic spoon/forks in our truck to eat it with. When we got ours in the afternoon there were about 50 left so don’t wait too long to get yours (assuming they do this next year!).
When I checked in to the hotel the clerk read my requests, they were 3rd floor or lower and 3 -4 rooms from the elevator. So when she gave me room 2008 I assumed it was right. After I found it, it was about 20 rooms from the elevator, a real problem for my husband. Next time I will ask how close the room is to the elevator.
Had a hard time on President’s Day finding quarter machines (the only ones I will play). The next day Tuesday was much better. The smoke wasn’t as bad on Tuesday. My husband did complain about the smoke smell in the elevator on the 2nd floor of the hotel as we were leaving.
I had a hard time finding where to register for the hotel. I asked about bringing luggage after reading on TripAdvisor that it could be a problem. I didn’t understand his answer, he was talking about valet. After seeing a video on how they drive your car that will never happen. Parking lot #3 is the closest to the hotel entrance (you can see the water tower in the distance). I did bring in two shoulder bags from parking lot #3 and didn’t have any problem and others were doing the same.
I asked about bringing liquor in and I was told they have a State issued liquor license and it could be jeopardized if they found that someone brought in their own. My husband doesn’t drink and I didn’t bring anything either.
The security guard asked to see my room “key” and one security guard put up a sign asking people to show their key. Regarding the “key” don’t swipe it, instead hold it in front of the little square, it’s not the kind you put in and pull out.
Couldn’t turn the heat lower than 65 and we’re use to 60 at night. It was too hot and I finally turned the fan on, that helped. We didn’t have any problems with the pillows.
I like the snap tops on the shampoos etc.
Had dinner at the buffet, very good.
There were only two coffees but I ran mine thru twice, no problem.
Will probably go again but not on a Friday thru Sunday and not on a holiday.