The good: relatively clean. The bad: front desk staff was rude at check-in. Recliner in room had fresh urine on it, that we didn't notice until my wife sat down in it after we were settled in. The buffet was not bad - but even the crab that just came out wasn't even warm. Slot machine that I was playing broke - it took 3 staff for one to finally show up that could re-set it. Even then, the dollar I'd bet on that spin was lost, and he said they regarded it as having been played (even though the machine had stopped, and been re-set, after 2 of the 4 wheels stopped). Drinks were okay, and fair priced. Pillows on bed were total floppy mess, no support at all. Fitted sheet absolutely would not stay on. Pool and hot tub were tiny. As reservation casinos we've visited go, this one is above average; but by regular standards, the whole experience was poor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since opening our doors in 1990, Royal River Casino & Hotel continues to be the preferred entertainment destination for excitement seekers in southeast South Dakota, southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa and across the upper Midwest. Located just 35 minutes north of Sioux Falls, SD, Royal River Casino & Hotel fulfills every entertainment and relaxation need with the hottest casino filled with the loosest slots, highest payouts, black jack, roulette and poker; two restaurants offering a delicious variety of menu items and full buffet; soothing hotel rooms, and the best in events and entertainment….every day! The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is comprised primarily of descendents of "Mdewakantonwan", a member of the Isanti division of the Great Sioux Nation, and refer to themselves as Dakota, which means friend or ally. The Flandreau Santee Sioux Indian Reservation is 5,000 acres of combined trust and fee tribal land located along and near the Big Sioux River in Moody County, South Dakota, in a region know as the Prairie Coteau, which consists primarily of undulating or gently rolling land. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Royal River Casino Bingo Hotel Flandreau
- Royal River Casino Bingo And Motel
- Royal River Hotel Bingo