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Casino at Best Western Kootenai River Inn

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Address: 7169 Plaza Street, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
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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the slots where pretty tight but we had a good time anyway

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
km00re
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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380 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank john b
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 5 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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Thank cordell1234
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 

Camrose, Canada
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352 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We like to come here for a few reasons. Sign up for the players club & they will mail you specials on rooms, free play, etc. There is usually promotions going on. They have Monday to Thursday happy hour drink specials, all day free coffee & soft drinks, & there are 455 slot machines to enjoy. 3 separate casino rooms,... More 

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Thank Liz730053
KootenaiRiverInn, General Manager at Casino at Best Western Kootenai River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share with us your comments on your recent stay with us. I appreciate hearing from our Guests. I am happy to hear you had a good stay and will make sure our team reads your comments. Thanks again, Tom Turpin General Manager More 

Creston, Canada
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62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Very smokey in the two main casino rooms. The games were average. Not very many with good bonuses and only a few with 3D or surround sound seats.

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Thank Titannia99
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 experience at the Kootenai River Inn Casino and Spa. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay. I will look into the smoke issue to see if there is additional service that needs to be done on the system. I am happy to report thought that we... More 

Medicine Hat
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Great casino, lots of choices of slots and very clean. Only disappointment is having to hunt someone down when the machine gets you money caught in the feeder. Had the service light on for 10 mins. And finally got a friend to track someone down. Perhaps short staffed or what not sure. When they did show up, they were very... More 

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Thank Diana A
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 want to apologize for the time it took to have one of our team members attend to you. I will address this with our gaming management to insure we do a better job in the future. I am glad... More 

Post Falls, Idaho, United States
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97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here while visiting the casino. We stayed in the new section of rooms detached from the casino. The rooms were clean, upgraded and comfortable with a mini fridge and microwave in the room. They have rooms with either two queens or one king. Some rooms have a view of the river. Overall pretty decent.

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Thank Aaron D
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 happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and I will make sure our entire team reads your comments. Thanks again for staying and hope to see you here again soon. Tom Turpin General Manager More 

Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

No Play Back Tight Machines. Very disappointed, And as I looked around no one else was winning. Non smoking side didn't have any of the newer games

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