We first went to Three Rivers two years ago for a birthday and stayed in the Deluxe rooms (standard rooms) - these rooms are very modern, large, with extremely comfortable beds, beautiful linens, & large closets with in room safes. Large flat panel TV's in each room with several channels to choose from. The en suite bathroom was very clean, with a large, separate vanity area (very helpful!). Internet service is available, but it can be spotty at times (no fault of the Hotel, this is due to the area). The hotel is a few miles from the ocean, so the view is of either the parking lot (front of hotel), or the sand dunes (back of the hotel). I recommend asking for a room facing the Dunes.
There are no Refrigerators, Microwaves or Coffee Makers in the majority of the Rooms, though I understand they have a suite that offers a Fridge and a wet bar. You can request a Fridge and/or a Microwave when you make your reservation or check in, but keep in mind these are "First come, first serve".
Tip when Reserving a Room: If you want quiet, request a room away from the Elevator. On one occasion, we had a room that was right next to a very busy elevator. Note that since the Casino operates 24 hours a day, people are using the elevators day and night.
The casino is small compared to Chinook Winds (up the coast on Hwy 101 in Lincoln City), but it's not too small. We've been in the Casino on weekend nights, and never had a problem finding a machine or game to play. For some reason, the casino at Three Rivers seems to empty out by 10-11 pm, even on weekends, which is a bonus if you're a night owl looking for some fun! Also, the casino is 24 hours.
If you're gambling and get hungry, on weekends, the casino offers food from a limited menu served to you in the Casino...That way, you don't have to stop gambling to grab a bite!
The casino staff were all very warm and friendly, the cage is conveniently located, and there are several ATM's and ticket redemption kiosks conveniently located throughout the casino.
I've read several reviews complaining about the hotel and casino due to Smoking. If you are planning to stay at the hotel, but are put off by the cigarette smoke in the casino, I highly suggest you request a room on an upper floor as rooms on the ground floor are close to the casino and smoke will travel to this hall.
The casino does offer a small Non Smoking slot area, close to one of the conveniently located self serve drink areas (they offer hot cocoa, too!).
The majority of the casino allows Smoking. It is well ventilated, but it is still basically a large, indoor room with no open windows.. If the smell of smoke bothers you a good deal, your best bet would be to avoid the casino entirely. Casinos in Oregon are one of the*very* few establishments left that allow smoking indoors - a lot of people like to smoke when they gamble, and it comes with the territory of going to the Casinos.
We've eaten at Trio's and found that the food is reasonable, and comparable to standard cafe fare...the portions are larger than expected, while the prices were not. We wanted to try the buffet on a Friday night, but the lines on the weekends for the buffet are understandably long - anticipate waiting 10-15 minutes in line.
I *highly* recommend signing up for their Player's Club - in our experience, we earned "Comps" (free rooms, food, match play) much quicker at TR than any other Oregon casino. Even if you don't gamble, your free membership into this club will get you discounted room rates. After our very first visit, we were offered Two Free Nights in Deluxe Rooms each month for the next 6 months, which was obviously an excellent incentive for us to return, and return we did! Keep in mind that your "Coupons" are based on level of play - the more you play, the more comps you'll earn.
Three Rivers has no pool, no arcade for the kiddos, and is not ocean front - for these reasons, I would not consider the hotel a "family friendly" destination. I've heard rumors that they are expanding, adding a pool (a water park possibly?) - if this happens, we will certainly make many more return trips to Three Rivers.
My recommendations to the hotel would be:
*Install Fridge/Micro/Coffee Makers/DVD players in each Room for convenience
*Add a Pool/Hot Tub/Spa area for Relaxation after a long day on the Beach or a long night in the Casino!
*Build an Arcade for the kids to attract more families - a large arcade with activities for a wide age range would be best
*Offer PayPerView Movies in Rooms
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