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“It was OK” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Island Resort & Casino

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Island Resort & Casino
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Harris
upper michigan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“It was OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Stayed here for a concert. Our room was in the "old" hotel building even though we requested the "new" tower. The rooms in the old section are dated and small. Definately not worth the money. I don't mind the cost when I've stayed in the new tower, which is very nice. When in the old section, the kids have to walk ALL the way through the smoky casino to get to the swimming pool in the new tower. This is unacceptable.

We had the chance to speak to Sue Harris, the Marketing Director, about various ideas. She is an absolute gem, and so knowledgeable! They are lucky to have her!

The restaurants and service are usually very good, but the machines are tight like most places.

Room Tip: Ask for the NEW tower!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank michigansup
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

We spent a great night at the Island Resort. Everyone was friendly and cheery, from the front desk, to the slot people, we had a great waitress at the Fire Keepers, food was great. We even won a little and you can use your points towards you hotel bill. Room was very clean and roomy

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the New Tower and a room ending in (51) its near the elevator. and you only have o...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jack B
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Rockford, Michigan
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62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stay here on our way to northwestern Wisconsin ...it's a perfect location for us...but, this time, we we disappointed...the rooms are ok, and have all you need, but for us, part of the experience is the casino...we certainly know you can't win every time but this place is pretty tight...I am not sure if we will do it again next year...we may drive a little further and save our money...we did eat at their little cafe and each had a $5 voucher to use which made our quick meal very reasonable...they have a couple other choices for dinner as well...maybe when a cold winter has made us get excited about our annual trip, we will change our mind and try again!

Room Tip: If you're hauling a boat or trailer you want to keep an eye on,request the palms tower...however...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank kferg9
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

We did a stay and play package with the casino and golf course. The entire experience was very nice.
We arrived early with thoughts getting into our room before our tee times. The rooms wear not ready but we did have four rooms and it was noon so no big deal. Next our tee times was delayed due to a storm bummer but again mother natural makes the calls. The people at the course we're great about scheduling a new tee time early the next morning. The course is amazing (gps on the cart giving you distance to the tee is great) every one on the course was more then helpful!! Thanks to everyone who made the experience great even with the poor wet cold weather. 5 stars for the course. 5 plus stars for there attendants.
Check to room was busy due to a wedding. It was really nice to have our group pulled to the side and giving room keys. They told us to come down and check in and pay when we wanted to and it was less busy. That was really nice.
The rooms was fine clean and had a nice flat screen TV. Nothing to fancy but we were in the old wing and not there for the room. Over all nice room.
The casino was two bars with some good drink specials and TV to watch NHL games. The food was good, there are a couple different opinions and I enjoyed the food I had. Pulled pork sandwich after $5 food coupon was $2 and some change was great.
Overall it was a really good deal the rooms were nice, casino (didn't win) but lots of slots, golf course was amazing.

I definitely recommend the stay and play. I don't know summer rates but hard to beat there spring rates!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank cronek28
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chicago, illinois
Level Contributor
41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

In what seemed to be the middle of nowhere is the Island Casino. We were heading north out of Escanaba and there appeared this large casino resort so we had to stop. Pleasantly surprised. The room rates where reasonable considering it was around a holiday weekend. The casino was clean and large and the food was great. This is a planned location to visit but you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Reasonable rates for a resort casino
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank TC1230
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Harbor Springs, Michigan
Level Contributor
391 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

I stayed one week at this Indian resort while working at a nearby business, the first time I have stayed at an Indian casino hotel in 25 years. As with most casinos, pricing was very reasonable. However, the total experience was a bit disappointing. The bed and pillows were only moderately comfortable. The room was rather plain, even though I stayed in the newer tower, with the window view being of the casino roof and a large air conditioner. There was no vanity mirror in the bathroom, and the lights over the dressing table quite dim, unacceptable for women applying makeup. When I called ahead of my arrival to ask about room amenities such as a mini-refrigerator and microwave range, I was informed that these were not present in the rooms. I also asked if a complimentary breakfast was provided, and was told that it was not, even though I learned after checking in that each day of my stay I was provided with a $5 coupon to apply against any meal charge. As I uniformly do on my first night at any hotel, I asked for a wake-up call for the next morning in the event that the clock radio alarm did not function. However, I never received the requested wake-up call. While a cable channel lineup was present in the room, there was no guest guide book listing hotel amenities and restaurants. The indoor pool was very nice, but the adjacent fitness room was a tiny room containing only a treadmill, a stepmaster, and an exercise bicycle. There were no free weights or weight machines.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank LouBobHarborSprings
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
125 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

Sayed at Island Resort last week while attending a convention held the resort.

Amenities: The Island Resort has a hotel with indoor pool, several restaurants, a casino with slots and tables, a show lounge, a golf course and a convention center.

The convention center: The convention center was recently upgraded. I like the new brighter
convention center with larger doors and multiple meeting rooms. We had a combination off sit down means and buffets and the resort handled the volume of people well.

The hotel: They have different rooms at different price points. I paid a little extra for a executive sweet. Overnight stay included $5 vouchers for meals, $5 for beverage and $5 for the casino. At $129.71 after tax for a two room suite the rooms are a real value.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank TravelVlogger
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Additional Information about Island Resort & Casino

Property: Island Resort & Casino
Address: W399 US2 & 41, Harris, MI 49845
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Harris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Harris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 314
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Amenities * Casino open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. * Guests 18 and older are welcome to gamble. * All times are Eastern Standard Time. * All promotions and prices subject to change at management's discretion. * VIP Services - contact Island Club * Bell service * In-room coffee makers and hair dryers * Irons and boards available, contact front desk * For your convenience, our hotel has a refrigerator for insulin storage * Roll-a-ways and cribs, contact front desk, nominal fee * Cable TV * $.50 access charge per phone call, deposit required Sorry, no pets allowed unless medically necessary. ... more   less 
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Chip Ins Island Hotel

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