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Casino at Best Western Kootenai River Inn

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Address: 7169 Plaza St, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805-8598
Phone Number: 800-346-5668, 208-267-8511
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Gaming center with an international flair, accepting both United States and...

Gaming center with an international flair, accepting both United States and Canadian currencies.

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Machine's weren't as friendly this trip

Machine's were less friendly than last time , we walked out about 50 lighter than we went in.. Oh , well , that's why they call it gambling ..

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rust-E-Junque
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Hermiston, Oregon
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Spokane
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were overcharged for the room but they wouldn't correct it. Asked for help to use ATM because it wasn't working. Cashier said they sometimes go out because of the wind and that we would have to walk a block away through a tunnel to go to the bank (which we didn't want to do at night). Next morning we... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First casino hotel we stayed at on our vacation to northwest. Stopped here on our way back from Canada. Small casino with lots of penny slots and one video blackjack table. Hubby won $500 in like 20 minutes! I won $400 later that night, but got greedy & spent it all back. Fun time though. Rooms were nice; little balcony... More 

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Thank Azisgreat
Hermiston, Oregon
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251 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Machine's were less friendly than last time , we walked out about 50 lighter than we went in.. Oh , well , that's why they call it gambling ..

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Thank Rust-E-Junque
Benton City, Washington
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice casino, non smoking areas too! It was fun and had a variety of slot machines to play. There was cocktail service in the casino too which was convenient!

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great new machines including Canadian games but the casino is so smokey it's hard to stay in there for long.

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Thank Debbie B
Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice smaller casino the slots where pretty tight no big wins I guess that is why they call it gambling!

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Thank km00re
KootenaiRiverInn, General Manager at Casino at Best Western Kootenai River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write regarding your recent visit to the BW Plus Kootenai River Inn Casino and Spa. I appreciate hearing from our Guests. On behalf of our entire team, I apologize that weren't successful in the casino during your visit. We love when our players win! Thanks again for taking the time to write. Sincerely,... More 

Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Love this place. So much fun. Friendly staff and cheap bevies. We upgraded to a river view room...it was awesome. Nice jacuzzi in our room, and really affordable. The casino was great...only downside is the smell of cigarette smoke throughout.....I know there's a non smoking area...but the slots aren't as good in there 😜

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Thank Shellie H
KootenaiRiverInn, General Manager at Casino at Best Western Kootenai River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write regarding your recent stay with us. I appreciate hearing from our Guests. I am pleased to hear you had a good stay and will be sure to pass your comments on to our entire team. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts. Sincerely, Tom Turpin General Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
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385 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Very smoky. All machine, 90% of which I didn't understand. Left $10 up. TA needs more. If slots are your thing then this is probably fine.

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KootenaiRiverInn, General Manager at Casino at Best Western Kootenai River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come... More 

Spokane, Washington
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

If anyone considers this a casino then a Volkswagan "beetle" could be considered a "luxury" vehicle.

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Thank Discriminatinguser1
KootenaiRiverInn, General Manager at Casino at Best Western Kootenai River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing with us your comment regarding our facility. I am sorry to read your comment and would love to understand more about your opinion. Please feel free to contact me directly at 208-267-8511 or email at info@kootenairiverinn.com. Thanks again for your time. Tom Turpin General Manager More 

cuba
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

very nice casino , easy to get around and friendly people, payouts average. quaint town , love the restaurant we ateat good food and reasonable price. just sucks that the dollar exchange is so low

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KootenaiRiverInn, General Manager at Casino at Best Western Kootenai River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear you had a good stay with us and you found our facility and community nice. Our team is very proud of our facility and I know they will enjoy reading your comments. I am also excited to share with you that starting June 23rd,... More 

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