My hubby and I just returned from a 3-night stay at Harrah's in Cherokee. This was our first visit in 3 years and my, how things have changed. I made our reservations online, then confirmed with a phone call, just to make sure everything was as it seemed. We love to travel and our excuse this time was "Flat Stanley," who arrived at our house a couple weeks ago, ready for adventures. For those of you who might not know about Flat Stanley, please google for details. Anyway, back to my story. Since it had been 3 years since our last visit, it took us a little while to determine where we needed to be for hotel valet (they need better signage, even if it is temporary). Once we found the right entrance, everything else went smoothly. The young man who helped with the bags was so friendly and helpful, then check-in was very quick and pleasant. We had requested a room in Creek Tower and we were assigned room 1967, which was beautiful in every respect. The room was spacious, nice little sitting area, frige, coffee maker, nice size bath and very comfortable bed. It snowed our first night there. When we opened the blinds to our large window the next morning and saw the snow in the mountains, it was breathtaking. We went to Paula Deens for breakfast. We were told there was a 10 minute wait and were seated after waiting about 5 minutes (good business practice, always tell them longer than you think.) Since they were short of help due to the inclement weather, we opted for the buffet. I had a freshly prepared veggie omelet, which was good, as was the biscuit. My honey had eggs, grits and bacon, which were good as well. A young man in a business suit, served us. We assumed he was the manager, filling in in a pinch. He could not have been more pleasant and accommodating. After finishing breakfast, we took a tour of the place, not believing how much it had changed since our last visit. We decided to stay in on our first day there, since the weather wasn't the best, and we both logged over 10,000 steps just leisurely strolling about the hotel/casino area. Of course, we played in the casino and despite some of the other comments here, we found the slots to be generous. We didn't really win, but we played a long time, every day. Isn't that why we go to a casino.....to play, We've played all over, Vegas, Biloxi, Lake Tahoe, Tunica, Reno and Harrah's Cherokee rates right up there with the best in my opinion. We went to Paula Deens Kitchen again the 2nd morning and ordered from the menu this time. I had buttermilk pancakes and my honey had eggs benedic.....both were delicious! We ordered room service all 3 nights. The food arrived promptly and was delicious! Room service called afterwards each night to make sure everything was satisfactory. On day two, we visited the Cherokee Indian Museum. Even though we'd been before, we thoroughly enjoyed this visit, plus they'd added a couple of exhibits since we were there last. As we were purchasing our museum tickets, an older Native American, Jerry, approached us, introduced himself and autographed a museum brochure....most pleasant gentleman. The morning of our departure, check out was a breeze. I'm sure it can get hectic on a weekend, but our 3 night weekday visit was so nice. Oh yeah, the non-smoking area was large and both of us were very comfortable playing slots in there. All in all, we had great fun and cannot wait to go again. We have casinos closer to where we live, but the drive to Cherokee is worth it. Beautiful hotel and casino!
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