First let me make it clear that I am not an avid gambler. My wife and I went to the Black Bear Casino looking for a weekend getaway to celebrate our anniversary. We really enjoyed the experience. We stayed in the new tower and the room was very nice. The bed was not as comfortable as I expected from some other reviewer's comments. It was ok though, just not quite as good as my bed at home. We had a disability accessible room. The room had a deep bathtub with lots of grab bars. A walk-in shower would have been better for our needs. We really enjoyed the buffet. Friday night's buffet featured prime rib and shrimp. Both were very good. The carver served thick slabs of prime rib and it was medium rare just as I like it. We did visit the casino and found the video poker machines to be no more stingy than those we have played in Las Vegas. My wife came out a little ahead and I lost a little. Oh, and the drive up there from the twin cities was gorgeous. The first weekend in Oct was the prefect time for a spectacular display of fall colors.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Black Bear Casino Resort Hotel has your comfort in mind. Our Tower has 250 stylish rooms with all the amenities you would expect from a 1st class hotel; 32" flat screen TVs, high-speed internet access, and more. All hotel guests will enjoy our popular pool complex and arcade! Plus FREE wireless internet! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Black Bear Hotel Carlton
- Black Bear Casino Mn
- Black Bear Carlton
- Black Bear Casino Hotel