My husband and I were driving up the coast and most places were either full or way overpriced for what you get. We stopped at a coffee shop to research our options and found the Bear River Casino hotel online, where they also quoted a lower price than other hotels around. After staying in a dingy place the night before, this looked like it would be a great clean and new place to stay and refresh.
It was mostly good, we were impressed with the room, the bed was comfy and the room felt luxurious and clean after what we had stayed at for more money. The front desk was very polite and helpful and checked us in with no problems.
We were excited to have a pool, and we did do a quick dip in the hot tub, but the place was tiny! The tub is in a corner of the pool, so that takes away from pool size and privacy. There is no way anyone could do more than splash around in the pool, so I guess for kids its just fine. The so-called fitness center had only a treadmill and bike, maybe a few med balls. All was not bad and it was doable, but not quite what we expected.
We did not go to the restaurant, but prices seemed higher than they would be in town. Most other hotels on our way up the coast had a breakfast included, this one did not.
Upon checkout I got a bit angry, as the price quoted online when I booked our room quoted one price, but upon checkout they suddenly added tax. Im ok with tax, but it was not disclosed online. Before booking I searched and searched to make sure the price they said was total price, nowhere did it quote the price with tax, and so I had an unpleasant surprise upon checkout. We payed cash for our room. We stayed there a week ago and I just looked at my bank account and it shows that the Hotel has taken $75 from us.. I will be calling shortly to find out what is going on, but I dont like it. A week after a stay there should not be a charge on my account if we payed for the room in cash.
In general, the place was a nice clean retreat and I would recommend it for a quick stay to avoid higher prices or dirty places closer to the water.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a short drive from Eureka, CA, Bear River Casino Resort offers you a special way to enjoy entertainment, relaxation and recreation. Celebrate with gaming, rewards, dining and regional exploration – all close to beautiful Humboldt Bay! Our location by the bay also gives you access to great boating, sailing and fishing. Humboldt County features lots of seasonal fairs and festivals too. Even the weather here is ideal! ... more less
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