The commercials are catchy, but that's about it. This is not a RESORT and CASINO.. it's just a casino with hotel rooms..period. We decided to get the stay & game package, which was a $152 value. We ended up with a handicap king bed room. While the room and bathroom was accessible with ample room to navigate if I had a wheel chair, the shower was not. This is not a barrier free room. We were expecting at least a pool - there was none. The casino is right on a bay off of Lake Superior.. and you cannot even go swimming if you wanted to. The shoreline is nothing but weeds and reeds. The only saving grace to it is the boat launch. When we received our "fun cards," we were asked if we were interested in golfing or fishing. We had brought our fishing gear with us and said FISHING! By the way.. is there somewhere we can fish here without us having a boat? The poor girl said...uhhh out back, maybe?! ...while we went on our walk to check out the grounds, we were sadly disappointed.
We had a voucher for the dinner buffet, $15 in free play, a $3 voucher for a drink, and a voucher for the breakfast buffet. Aside from this, we had a room that is comfortable, but really nothing special with a TV, microwave, mini fridge, coffee pot, hair dryer, iron, and ironing board. We had one king sized pillow each, and they were flat. We asked for another pillow each, and it took over an hour to get here with us calling TWICE, and we stayed right behind the front desk.
The food on the dinner buffet wasn't very appetizing in my opinion...and I certainly would never pay the $17 ticket price if it wasn't free. For Michigan being a state where it is illegal to smoke in a work place, and where you cannot even smoke in a bar, I figured we would be in a smoke-free facility. I do not smoke, and there are people smoking EVERYWHERE including inside of the restaurant. I sat down to a slot machine, and someone's still burning cigarette was sitting in an ash tray beside me that I had to extinguish myself.
Value wise it's not bad; all of the hotels in the area are $150-165, but don't expect a resort because this isn't one. You cannot get a massage, facial, pedicure, or anything like that. The only activity you can do other than gambling is golfing, or if you bring your own boat, boating. We came here for more of a resort on vacation, and it didn't meet our needs at all. While it may suffice for the senior citizen crowd (which, there were more of them here than any other casino I have been to,) it severely lacks things for younger people to do. We are 30 and 35, and were looking forward to a good experience.
We drove 4.5 hours to get here, and it was an incredible disappointment. Next time we will stay an hour from home and go to Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant instead...which IS a resort casino.
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- Bay Mills Resort & Casinos is located in Brimley, Michigan in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Sitting right on the waterfront Bay Mills offers two separate casinos, 142 hotel rooms, four different restaurants, 124 RV sites and a championship 18 hole golf course. ... more less
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