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Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

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2200 River Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7070
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#8 of 28 hotels in Council Bluffs
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4.4
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4.2
Value
4.1
Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs features 160 luxurious rooms that are tastefully decorated, many of which include panoramic views of the Missouri River. Ameristar Council Bluffs is proud to boast the largest riverboat casino in Iowa. This casino in Council Bluffs is 38,500-square-feet includes a selection of popular slot and table games. Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs includes four dining options, fitness center, and an indoor swimming pool and hot tub.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Casino and Gambling
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kid-friendly buffet
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shops
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Modern
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24eml2022 wrote a review Aug 2
Omaha, Nebraska1 contribution
Their security is a joke. They don't catch thiefs or follow up on theft cases when a player is robbed. They do NOT followup on cases. Also it takes about $100 to get a bonus on the ost machines. They also don't award drawings/winnings to lower tier players
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Theawfules wrote a review Jul 2022
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fun machines and left with some money in my pocket....the staff was there with drinks for me and my friend while we were playing... smoking was allowed and all the ashtrays were clean... I'll definitely be returning soon
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Date of stay: July 2022
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frf22021 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Best Casino in the area. Great food and staff. Very nice atmosphere. Clean and helpful staff. You feel welcomed. Located right off the interstate for easy access. With multiple Hotels that are all very nice.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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trewcheryl wrote a review May 2022
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Could do some up grades new curtains ,new pillows. Had a smell to the room right when you walked in the room. Windows could be cleaned on outside.was looking for a room so could go gambling and this place was the only place that had any rooms left so I booked with you.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Stacy N wrote a review May 2022
Illinois27 contributions5 helpful votes
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I am happy with the room. Comfy bed and very roomy. This was a comped room and they are usually sub par. I'd stay again. There is a hair dryer, iron/board, coffee pot, microwave and fridge. Shower soaps in a dispenser on the wall. USB plugs on the alarm clock. Free Wi-Fi. Friendly staff.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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mcrouch911 wrote a review May 2022
Omaha, Nebraska1 contribution
As soon as you walk I. The building before being close to the casino all you smell is smoke, they are the tightest machines in the entire area. My wife and I have been going here for years same results every time so I go rarely now. If you tell someone about an issue rarely do they respond, there’s usually always a smoker in the non smoking which is right at the bottom of the escalator, so you still have smokers all around you anyway.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Paul M wrote a review May 2022
Omaha, Nebraska4 contributions1 helpful vote
its so sad to see the quality of EVERYTHING going to the dogs. it like going to trailer trash Casinos. and I've been to east and west coast. Vegas and Foxwoods, your casinos are low-grade dog food. I would avoid stopping here. go Des Moines if heading east, and Colorado if heading West.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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JOEL C wrote a review May 2022
Rochester, Minnesota57 contributions9 helpful votes
This was one of those times when a mediocre place spirals into a really bad experience. I suspect with some decent management, the place could be very good. As is it is totally unacceptable. On checking in I was informed the heavily advertised included breakfast buffet was not available. Instead they offered room service at an added cost. They said this was because of COVID. They have had two years to correct their advertising. I know other places have ditched the breakfast buffet and substituted a grab and go. But they are trying to con another $50 per day out of people. They claim to have several restaurant choices. But they are closed. There is a bar that might have some food. The smoke was very thick so I don't know. The only open restaurant is for "Members Only" so I don't think that should count as an option. Our room was a nice looking room. I liked the view. Beds were comfortable and the place seemed clean. But the vents into our no smoking room bellowed a mixture of cigarette smoke, cooking odors, and what smelled like sewage. There was no heat and it was cold in the room. We complained and were told the maintenance was off for the weekend and wouldn't be available until Monday after we checked out. What kind of hotel has no maintenance over a three day period? Maybe for a lot of people this next complaint is trivial, but somehow it just compounded everything else. A woman who I believe to be an employee demanded I take off my N95 mask. It was a plain mask. No offensive words, pictures, or symbols. When out of range I put it on again. I was never asked to remove it again, but I don't think it should have happened at all. I have respiratory issues. Would you tell someone who uses a cane to quit using it? If you can't serve food or have hotel maintenance because of COVID, don't tell people to take off their masks. There were several items shorted in our room. The cleaners said they were not provided enough room on their carts. On checkin we were alerted there could be problems because of our extended stay due to business. The desk people were very accommodating on providing towels, Kleenex, and coffee. I felt sorry for them because they were having to deal with all the complaints and did so in a very professional manner. There are several very negative reviews on this hotel. I wish I had heeded them. This hotel was three times more expensive than the place I stayed earlier in the week in Des Moines. That place was one hundred times better.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Stay somewhere else. The rooms reek of cigarette smoke, cooking odors and what smells like sewage.
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kb20075 wrote a review Apr 2022
Omaha, Nebraska1 contribution
Out of all four casinos in the area, this is where I play. Three levels of slot machines and table games on the main floor. Craps gets pretty lively any night of the week and it is always fun when someone is on a hot streak!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Katie T wrote a review Apr 2022
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Chose to stay here for a work trip because of restaurant choices. There are no restaurant choices, there is one sports bar that serves food during the week. The "Buffet" is only open in the evenings Thurs-Sun and is a choice of about 10 items that you can order from a menu and the food is pre-made. No cute coffee shop or snack bar. Only positive thing about the entire stay is that the rooms are fairly clean and don't smell like smoke.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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PRICE RANGE
$143 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesIowaCouncil Bluffs
NUMBER OF ROOMS
160
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs
Which popular attractions are close to Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs?
Nearby attractions include Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center (0.7 miles), Kenefick Park (0.7 miles), and Harrah's Casino (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs?
Yes, a parking garage and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quaker Steak & Lube, 360 Steakhouse, and Stir Cove Backstage Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs have airport transportation?
Yes, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Joslyn Castle (3.4 miles), Kanesville Tabernacle (3.8 miles), and Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens (2.6 miles).