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Casino at Best Western Kootenai River Inn

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Nice place to stay and beautiful surroundings.

Small casino but the rooms and service are good. The restaurant has a view of the river and has a... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Lewis C
Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Visit the restaurant before you're really hungry...

The casino offers smoking and non smoking rooms with a few up to date slot machines. However, the... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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  • Average27%
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“great view”(4 reviews)
Gaming center with an international flair, accepting both United States and Canadian currencies.
7169 Plaza St, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805-8598
+1 800-346-5668
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Small casino but the rooms and service are good. The restaurant has a view of the river and has a number of tables that overlook it. The food has gotten better and is better than average now.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lewis C
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The casino offers smoking and non smoking rooms with a few up to date slot machines. However, the dining room looks like a board room with dining tables set up and the service is incredibly slow. There are ample staff - they are just not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AlineL438
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Real small, but has plenty of different slots to try your hand at. Cant get lost here, unlike the bigger ones. Sometimes the machines pay out better than other times. You just never know. Thats gambling.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Missjanik
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The casino was fun to visit. It is not a large casino but enough games to keep interest. No tables games...that I noticed. The nonsmoker section is very small. Both the smoking section and nonsmoking section have Canadian currency only games. The cashier can exchange...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mon h
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Our other 4/5 star reviews were based on hotel and casino; this review is based only on the casino. Huge disappointment. We usually spend 2 nights but this time we were just there for the day. And this time we're glad we only went for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Fine breakfast on the patio, good service and atmosphere. Nice salad bar, needs some update but really nice group availability.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mervellena
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Spectacular views and great rooms. Can't beat the friendly staff and extras. Great place for all. LOVE IT!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank briannasway
Reviewed February 9, 2018

The rooms all have a river view and are nice and clean but you do have the noise of a lot of trains - it would be great if they had a larger area non-smoking casino which no Indian casino have - breakfast was a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

We never win here. The games are just ok. Not enough selection in the non smoking room and the other casino rooms are way too Smokey.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Titannia99
Reviewed August 30, 2017

We come to this spot to eat in their restaurant and play the machines. The food is pretty good, full bar service, and the choice of machines in better than most. They sometimes have a good buffet (mostly Sunday or special days like Mother's Day)....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Paul M
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Sandra R
June 11, 2017|
Response from ThePolisher | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot isn't that big , but if you get there early enough I can see why not, but I would check if it's ok first with the hotel.
December 27, 2016|
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Response from Obleness64 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. They also have slot machines that accept Canadian dollars
April 19, 2016|
Response from mervellena | Reviewed this property |
We have the “Spot” bus from and to Sandpoint