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Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Indio
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“a good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2006

Stayed eight nights in January 2006 in a non-smoking king room on the 5th floor facing the hotel entrance driveway. Room rate was $119 with $139 on Friday/Saturday.
No parking on the hotel/casino property - either valet parking or self-parking across the street. Good service by personnel throughout the complex - many appear to be trainees making up in enthusiasm any shortfall in experience. Casino is downstairs from the lobby entrance corrider - it is reached by an escalator near the Starbuck's counter. Many slot machines - several blackjack tables and quite a few video poker games (some with five cent minimum).
Swimming pool / jacuzzi was usually unoccupied during my stay. Same with volleyball court and fitness center. Pool is for playing but not for laps. For joggers there is a secondary road south of the hotel paralleling the freeway that is good for several miles.
Hotel room was fair size, well maintained by housekeeping with a coffee-maker but no refrigerator or microwave. For a morning newspaper a customer has to go to the gift shop (near Starbucks) that opens at 8am daily.
Even though the hotel is distant from most Coachella Valley sights, it right near the freeway which provides a quick drive to most points of interest. Being at a 'downtown hotel' isn't much better since surface roads in the Valley are always crowded and slow with many stoplights. Also, saw few walkers.

Stayed January 2006
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2005

I don't know what the place is like on weekends, but I took my son out on a holiday weeknight as a stopover for a geological hike... Clean. really quiet, comfortable. They need better shampoos, or else the water is just amazingly hard... No lather... But if that's the biggest complaint, and I ALWAYS complain, then I'm pretty pleased. Good restaurant. Starbucks, bowling and concert center all attached... 74 pay per view movie choices.. We stayed entertained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2005

Where do i start... This place is amazing! The rooms are gorgeous and really comfortably furnished. The hotel may be miles away from anywhere else but with so muc to do onsite you'll never leave anyway. Theres bowling, casino, nightclub, bars, restaurants etc etc etc. We absolutely loved this hotel and at $59 a night its a steal!

Stayed September 2005
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2005

The hotel is really great. Room is comfortable and clean. Flat screen TV is a nice touch. Buffet food is excellent (daughter loves the pizza). Although there is still some room for improvement for service. I am suprise the Chinese food is very good and in good taste. Swimming pool is in excellent shape. Jazzuci is very nice. Not too crowded and the water is clean. Bowling alley is another nice touch. Without these 2, don't know what to do in this hotel. (Agree with one of the reviewer, nothing is around this hotel, unless you drive 15-20 minutes). Staffs are great. Highly recommended.

Stayed August 2005
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2005

The place is very well maintained. Our room was cozy, but very clean. The room was fine for my girlfriend and I, but if there would've been any more people staying in the room, it would've been too small.

The casino has low-limit tables. $2.00 blackjack was awesome. I like to play for fun, so the two dollar table was great. There's only one $2.00 table, but there were several $5.00 tables as well. plenty of slot machines all over the place.

The buffet was very good. Lots and lots of shrim, not to mention a chocolate fountain where you can dip strawberries. It was very good quality food, but I thought it was still a bit too pricy ($23 on a Saturday night).

There's a huge bowling alley and arcade in the resort, which is great for kids and families. Besides this place (and swimming pool), I don't know that there's anything else for kids to do.

There's a nightclub on the top floor with an amazing view. The club mostly caters to an older, senior citizen crowd. It's a good place to have a drink and relax on the patio overlooking the desert. Across the street from the casino is another casino, Spotlight 29. It's a bit more trendy. It's a fun spot to visit as well. They also have a nightclub with live bands which caters mostly to a Latino crowd. Fun place!

The pool was nice too. It wasn't crowded or anything. Plenty of comfortable pool lounge chairs to kick back in.

Be warned, there's nothing else around for miles. If you want to go to Palm Springs, your looking at a 25 minute drive. None the less, it was a great little weekend getaway.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2005

Have been there in February 05 and the Resort was not finished. But it was already very nice. Friendly stuff and very nice and clean rooms. Would go there again.

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Property: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Address: 84245 Indio Springs Dr, Indio, CA 92203-3405
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Indio
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Indio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fantasy Springs Resort Casino 3.5*
Number of rooms: 250
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the beautiful Palm Springs area, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino offers all you need for a fun-filled getaway or complete destination vacation. Whether your fantasy includes luxurious hotel rooms, exciting Vegas-style gambling options, fabulous dining, world-class entertainment, golf or poolside lounging, you’ll find it all here. ... more   less 
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