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“My favorite of the 3 Indiana/Ohio river casinos”

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Rising Star Casino Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rising Sun
Frankfort, Kentucky
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“My favorite of the 3 Indiana/Ohio river casinos”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

I usually visit this casino/hotel once a month or so to decompress between trips to & from KY and Cleveland. Its quiet, cozy and quaint. Its safe and secure. Its staff are friendly and try to please. Its not the biggest or newest place but its clean and well kept. The smoking issue continues to come up when talking about casinos, which are the last places left for smokers to enjoy a smoke. I say...its a casino! I enjoy being "allowed" to smoke, have a cocktail and gamble all at the same time! Nonsmoker have the entire rest of the public indoor world..give us a break! Anyway, the newly remodeled rooms are nice. The pool area is very nice and relaxing. I love the view of the riverboat casino all lite up at night. Its just a pretty, relaxing, peaceful place in my opinion. Most anytime I've made a special request, the staff does their best to fulfill it and if they can't, I appreciate that they tried.

Room Tip: River view rooms are the nice at night when the boat is all lite up.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Dayton, Ohio
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stayed here Saturday May 25. First time in a renovated room, nice amenities, everything really clean. Love the bed and new TV on the wall makes for more room on the dresser. Would like better lighting and mirrors for putting on makeup. A sink outside of the bath area would be nice.
Updated menu at the Pub for dinner, always good food. Seems all of the staff were trying harder to please, going out of their way to say hello and ask if we needed anything. Had the Breakfast buffet in the morning, Lots to choose from and fresh, even though we went towards the end.
Spent a little time at the Casino, again nice staff and clean. Was surprised by how uncrowded it was for a Saturday night on a holiday weekend, made it not too smokey. Slots were tight, people at tables not too friendly. I sort of felt like I was intruding as I wasn't a regular. Nice to have $5 table games tho. Didn't lose quite so fast!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed here for our anniversary and the room was really nice and clean, bed was comfortable, and service staff was very nice.
We also had the buffet with our package and the food was excellent!
We are going again this month

  • Stayed May 2013
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Dayton OH
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

We books a room over three weeks in advance and asked for a non-smoking room. We were told that they would not guarantee room type (our mistake in not realizing that it also meant smoking vs non-smoking). When we arrived (after a three hour drive) no non-smoking rooms were left so we had to take a smoking room. This smoking room smelled worse than the casino. I cannot believe that they made any attempt to freshen the room. I have had to stay in smoking rooms before, however, this was the worst ever. When I got home I had to was everything that I owned including the overnight bag and a small cosmetic bag that I carry.

I frankly don't understand why I cannot be given assurance that I am getting a non-smoking room if I book three weeks in advance. Just because I arrived after someone else does not make their request more important than mine. It should be first come first served.

As others have said the rooms are dated but being upgraded. The casino is smaller but we like it that way. The casino itself is not that smokey.

I will not stay there again and since I pass three casinos on my way there I will go to one of them.

Room Tip: Don't expect a non-smoking room even if you book one.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Union, Kentucky
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2013

My husband and I stay at this hotel several times a year. We always have a pleasant experience. The best customer service we have experienced. All of the employees we have encountered have been polite, courteous and helpful.

The rooms are comfortable and clean. On our most recent trip we had a room with a river view. There was a refrigerator,couch, coffee in the room and wi-fi.

There are several restaurants and a buffet. The buffet is ok, but some of he dishes are bland.

There is a fitness room. Also, located next to it is a nice heated pool, a hot tub and a sauna. Good changing area right there so you don't have to walk to the pool in your suit.

The casino itself has plenty of video poker machines, slots and table games. A large non-smoking area too.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Miamisburg, Ohio
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is a nice and clean hotel. The staff is very friendly and it is nice to be on the grounds of the casino. This hotel has an indoor pool and hot tub that are handicap accessible and makes it nice for a winter trip. It also has a sauna and well equipped exercise room. In the warmer months you can enjoy the golf course which is adjacent to the hotel. The only complaint I would have is that the room smelled slightly smokey for a non smoking room. They also have free valet parking.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank turbobabe
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ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2013

This hotel has very nice rooms. Very clean and comfortable.
The employees at the front desk are very friendly and helpful.
You can enjoy Skyline Chili, if you like in the food court..
The casino is rather small, which you may prefer.

Room Tip: It seems liket all the rooms are very nice.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rising Star Casino Resort
Address: 777 Rising Star Dr, Rising Sun, IN 47040-9513
Location: United States > Indiana > Rising Sun
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rising Sun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rising Star Casino Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 294
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rising along the shore of the mighty Ohio River in scenic Rising Sun, Indiana, is a spectacular resort casino. Step aboard our 322 ft. long, 40,000 sq.ft., casino...all ship-shape in the style of a Victorian sternwheeler. As soon as you walk through the door at Rising Star Casino Resort you receive the STAR treatment. Check into one of our 294 rooms, splash into our sparkling indoor pool, hit the fitness center, make a tee time at our Scottish links-style golf course or try your luck in Rising Star's exciting casino. Our casino features nearly 1,000 of the most popular slot machines or you can sit with one of our friendly dealers & play your favorite table game. Rising Star Casino has weekly live entertainment in the Pub & Pavilion, a wonderful selection at the River View Buffet, mouth watering specialties at Wellington's Steakhouse & fast choices at Queen City Market. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Grand Victoria Casino And Resort By Hyatt Hotel Rising Sun
Rising Sun Grand Victoria
Hyatt Rising Sun
Rising Sun Hyatt

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