We had a great time at the Grand Pequot! Rooms were nice and large, bathrooms were also a good size as well. Only negatives about the room was the Euro-flow showerhead made this the worst shower I've ever used in a hotel...the pressure was great coming out from the spout down below but close to drips coming out of the showerhead. The main telephone in the room (between the beds) also didn't work (had to use the one on the desk or in the bathroom).
Enjoyed the blackjack tables in all of the casinos...not as many beverage ladies came around to the tables like they do in Las Vegas however. I also noticed that the players have to be a lot more vigilant about collected their winnings here as the dealers could be a bit sloppy with their math at times (again compared to the casinos on the strip in Las Vegas). In my short experience here however, I must say that the blackjack players that I encountered at these tables knew a lot more about basic strategy than at similar tables ($15-$25 minimum) in Vegas.
I also really liked the rating system at Foxwoods more than the Vegas system. The "Dream Card" allowed my father and I to put $56 toward dinner one night and $13 towards breakfast the next morning. With the amount we played and our minimum bets in Vegas we would have been lucky to be comped even 1 meal. You also didn't have to ask for this comp...it is automatically calculated using a points system. Each point you accumulate on your card as you play at the tables/slots etc., equates to one dollar in value. There are little ATM type machines all over the complex where you can check your balance on the card at anytime.
We played golf at the "Lake of Isles" golf course which is situated across the street from Foxwoods...a free shuttle ride from the hotel. It was a very challenging but beautiful course.
All in all a great trip!!! It was worth the 8 hour drive!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Pequot Tower has set the standard for style and sophistication at Foxwoods. This AAA Four Diamond hotel features an exquisitely appointed lobby and twenty-three stories of deluxe rooms and suites. Enjoy dinner at the famous Paragon restaurant. Relax in the soothing Norwich Spa. And enjoy the best gaming action at one of the most popular casinos at Foxwoods. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Pequot Tower Hotel Mashantucket
- Grand Pequot Hotel