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Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms here are clean, modern and well maintained and the underground parking is nice. The one downside however is the lack of eateries in the area - the hours for the restaurants in the hotel make it an either or choice - if one closes at 3 pm, the other opens at 5 pm and this can make it...

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Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs, responded to this review

Good evening. Thank you for your review. We appreciate your candid feedback and are glad you find Ameristar a comfortable, welcoming place to stay. We offer valet parking On The House for all of our guests and five dining outlets for our guests to enjoy. Any of our friendly team members are happy to point you in the right direction...

Carter Lake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buffet and hotel....and a POOL! The buffet is great---so much variety! Casino is very clean and the staff is so friendly! Seem to play for awhile other than go in and be there say 15-20 minutes and the fun is over! The hotel is right along the Missouri River, Omaha, Nebraska ---city skyline. Plenty of free parking and free valet...

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Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Thank you for your review. We're glad you were able to take advantage of a wide variety of amenities during your visit. We hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Nice room and free valet parking, if you do not tip. Should have known it would be smokey. Good breakfast, nice service. Security was very good. Not much of a view from my room, back end of the casino.

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Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Thank you for your review. We appreciate your candid feedback and look forward to sharing the details of your experience with our leadership team. Sincerely, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Hotel and buffet were great, admitidly it was a Saturday night but when did all these Casino resorts in the US get so expensive & busy ( room booked on the day $250 ). The attached casino is on a docked riverboat similar to those in Louisiana so it was really smokey and crowded but we still had fun. The...

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Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs, responded to this review

Good morning. Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed great views and outstanding cuisine during your visit. We hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and clean rooms. The valet and bell hop staff was exceptional. The room was very clean as well. We eat at the local restaurant and the food was very good and the servers very helpful as well

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Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs, responded to this review

Good morning. Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed exceptional service and accommodations during your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next staycation. Sincerely, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

Omaha
Reviewed October 21, 2016

Great rooms, friendly staff from check in to housekeeping. Request river views and take in the beauty and the city skyline across the river. The night time view of the city of Omaha is great. My only downside is always smoke. Casino's and smoke...you just can't get away from it. Oh well.....

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Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs, responded to this review

Good morning. Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed outstanding accommodations and service during your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

This casino is the tightest machines I've ever seen..you can play 1.50$ in a machine and win one penny that is unacceptable. The staff that serves drinks comes around rarely and there is great games in the non smoking corner that should be moved to smoking little lucy to be exact..the tables are alright a little slow however ok..and those...

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Good afternoon. Thank you for your review. We appreciate your candid feedback and look forward to sharing details of your review with our leadership team. Sincerely, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Had a king bed with whirlpool room. Was very impressed with the entire room! Everything was very clean and very comfortable. Only thing that kept the hotel from getting a 5 is there was no food aside from vending machines close.

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Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed outstanding accommodations and we invite you to try one of our outstanding dining outlets during your next visit. RIVA Steaks & Seafood serves innovative steakhouse cuisine, Amerisports has a wide variety of classic pub food and Heritage Buffet has dining options for every member of your party. Don't...

Spring Hill TN
Reviewed September 23, 2016

We have stayed at this hotel several times and their accommodations and service are always very good! Our room was quite comfortable and I am especially fond of the lighted makeup mirror by the sink! I had a little trouble with the room safe not opening and all problems were resolved quickly. Very attentive staff from the front desk to...

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Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted you enjoyed outstanding accommodations and service during your recent visit. We look forward sharing your feedback with our team and hope to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

Burlington, Canada
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed some time in the casino of the Ameristar Casino Hotel. It's a good rainy day activity at least for a short period of time unless you are very lucky at gambling. There is full gambling tables and machines. It is a nice place but not impressive in any way.

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Joseph S, Social Media Specialist at Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you enjoy visiting Ameristar and look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, a supervised kids activity center, video game arcade and an indoor swimming pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs

Address: 2200 River Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7070
Location: United States > Iowa > Council Bluffs
Price Range: $96 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs 4*
Number of rooms: 160
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“Check in at front before parking in the underground lot”
 of 5 bubbles Croclee, 1 week ago | Read review
“Try a get a view across the river looking towards Omaha”
 of 5 bubbles X585LIrichardc, Oct 24, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms wiith a view of the Missouri river are interesting.”
 of 5 bubbles SpringHillMary, Sep 23, 2016 | Read review
“if you can get the jacuzzi tub room.”
 of 5 bubbles CynthiaB525, Aug 25, 2016 | Read review
“All about the same, of course, the higher up you are, better view, IF you're looking for view....”
 of 5 bubbles Deucette, Jul 29, 2016 | Read review
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