We decided to stay at the Caesar's Pocono Palace to celebrate our five year anniversary. Overall, we had a great time; do not expect a five star resort. We stayed Thursday - Sunday
We started in the Club Lodge (Golf View) - which is a view of the parking lot, upon entrance into the room I was very disappointed, we read previous reviews and expected cheesy outdated decor, but I've seen airport Holiday Inn's look better. We immediately requested an upgrade and the staff was extremely helpful and gave us a decent rate on Fairway Suite room.
Fairway Suite - This room has a round bed, fireplace, mini-fridge and heart shaped Jacuzzi. Unlike our previous room, this was right on the golf course. The decor was outdated and there was mildew in shower, but that aside the room was ok. The bed was a little difficult to get used to the first night but after that it was fine.
Breakfast in bed is a must; the food is actually quite good. I would however, like to see some healthy alternatives on the menu. We did not try breakfast in the dining room, but heard from other guests it was similar to what was in the room with the exception of an omelet station.
Lunch - is not included in the price, we were usually so full from breakfast we did not need lunch, we did have a 2:00 snack in the Ruin's Cafe, we split a grilled chicken sandwich and fries, it was very good, a little pricey but good.
Cocktails in the lounge - hot and cold hor d’oeuvres served from 5 - 7 in the lodge was a great snack before dinner, the lounge also has free popcorn all day/night
Dinner - Seating, you sit was other couples at 8 seat tables. We were fortunate to sit with fun people, for some people this is very uncomfortable, but we had fun with it. They do have some single tables, when you arrive ask the hostess, if she has something she'll seat you, if not she will let you know when a single table will be available and you can have a drink at the bar until that time. The staff was very accommodating.
Thursday night, sit down dinner, food was ok, they had a salad bar and the ice cream sundae topping were excellent.
Friday Buffet, not good, fortunately we filled up on appetizers in the bar before dinner, I don't think I finished one item.
Saturday night - the big steak and lobster night. My husband and I both had the lobster, it was great. Other people at our table had the steak and they were not impressed. But again the sundae bar, yeah!
Entertainment - this was the best part of the resort, they have a lot of daily activities and there was a lot to do.
Golf, 9 hole course with 8 working holes, you only have to pay $15 for the golf cart, but I think you can walk the course as well. It was a fun free course, the greens were a little beat up and were in the repair stage, but we are only casual golfers so this did not bother us.
Fishing, the lake is a lake, not like Lake Erie, but a lake. They have paddle boats, row boats, fishing poles and bait. If you are a big fisher, bring your own equipment, this was fun but recreational fishing materials.
Bingo/Horse races - this was our favorite addictive activity, we played everyday in the lounge and it was so much fun
X rated newly wed game - hilarious
Show/Band Comedian - Part of the evening entertainment, was entertaining but late, the show started at 9 and the comedian didn't come on until 11.
Bar - They have a bar and charge average bar prices average beer is $4.25 domestic and fruity drinks run you anywhere between $5 - $9. Same you'll find anywhere. If you don't like to pay these prices, bring some drinks with you and store in the fridge in your room.
Overall, we had a wonderful time, as I mentioned, it really is what you make of it. Oh yeah, the cheese factor, didn't bother us, it made it kind of fun.
Tips - Bring Snacks or lunch meats if you need to eat lunch
Duraflame fire log, they are available in the cafe for $3.75.
Bubble bath - you do not need a lot
Water and beverages to stock up the mini-fridge
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The couples-only Pocono Palace Resort is ideal for a romantic getaway. Our resort has an indoor/outdoor pool and a 32,000 sq ft sports facility. We're near shopping, horseback riding, and skiing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pocono Palace Hotel Marshalls Creek
- Caesars Pocono Palace Poconos
- Poconos Palace