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Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Welch
Reviewed August 25, 2012

First off, every employee that we came in contact with, from the desk clerk to the cleaning staff were absolutely great. They were all very helpful and professional. The rooms were what you would expect in a casino hotel; bed, desk, flat screen TV. We stayed in the newer part of the hotel and the rooms were very clean, free Wi-Fi worked fine too. Parking was close by in well lit lots and a free shuttle if needed. The valet service was free with the hotel stay as well. Our room overlooked a beautiful lake with geese and a swan. Outdoor areas were kept immaculate too.

I found the casino to be no more smoky than most other casinos I've been in although they do seem to allow cigar and pipe smoking which can get pretty nasty. There is a no smoking area but the machine selection was fairly limited. In the other parts of the casino there were a large selection of slot machines and table games.

The buffet and café were both good spots to eat. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive, food was above average but nothing spectacular.

Treasure Island is a ways out so if you are looking for nearby restaurants, shopping etc you will be disappointed. It was a 45 minute to an hour drive to the Minneapolis/St. Paul attractions we visited. However, it was nice to be away from the city when we returned to the resort. (I do realize that most visitors are there for the casino/resort and not a vacation but this is nice place to stay either way).

Now for the only real negative I found during our 5 day stay – the kids. The first day of school was still a week away so I’m sure this wouldn’t be a real issue during the week a little later in the year. I have visited casino resorts all over the country and have never stayed at one with as many kids as there were at Treasure Island. The pool on most nights was literally overran with pre-teens and teenagers. I don’t see how anyone could have enjoyed the pool at all. I don’t recall one meal that we didn’t have to endure either a small child crying and screaming or older kids cutting up and making a scene.

I’m sure we will return to Treasure Island when in the area again. I will just plan my visit when school is in session.

Room Tip: Room facing the lake for a nice view
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

I do enjoy the Blackjack here. Room was a little smaller then I had hoped, but the beds are plenty comfortable. The bowling alley as ok, but the music was not to my liking, and seemed a bit loud. It was nice that I didn't have to leave the complex to do anything, as its a ways from anything fun.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We spent one night at the Treasure Island Resort and Casino for our anniversary. I have to say that check in was seamless and the security staff was attentive and friendly. The bed is so soft. I would have to say my only complaint was the shower. The water came out so hard and fast that it hurt. There was no way to adjust that. Otherwise the hotel was nice and the gambling fun. The buffet is pretty good too.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

It's not a bad place. It's mostly clean, food's okay, lots of options for gambling, good customer service, but if you have allergies/asthma, it's a death trap. Yes, there's a non smoking area, but the ventilation must be poor because it still smells like smoke. The hallways and elevators smell like smoke. Our room was non smoking, still smelled it...and I found a cigarette burn in one of the bedspreads, so clearly the laundry is interchangeable between smoking and non smoking rooms. No amount of Tide can kill pounds of cigarette smoke. We were going to stay for two nights, but I couldn't take it. During check out, I explained our situation, and they didn't charge us for the second room, which I found to be great customer service. It's a decent place, like I said. But I'm very sensitive to smoke and dust. I didn't think it'd be a problem...my husband and I have gone to Vegas, where everyone smokes, and I had exactly zero problems.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank J V
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Treasure Island Casino this past weekend on our way home from a wedding in Minnesota. We found the room clean and comfortable, although the bedspread and throw pillows on bed could use an update but okay for the price we paid (we were in the Buffalo Casino for $80.00 a night with AARP discount). The Casino had an abundance of slots which did allow us to play and have fun, while slowly taking our money. It was decorated in a way that reminded me of Vegas Casinos on a smaller scale. It was nice to be able to get a cold Sam Adams to walk around the Casino with and on Sunday they had a $2 tap in the afternoon. We did bowl a few games at the bowling alley which was a nice break for the Casino. The buffet was delicious with a good variety of choices and excellent salad bar area for a reasonable $13 price for supper. Everyone we encountered as far as staff was friendly, helpful and smiling--they seemed to be enjoying themselves at work. In the evening we enjoyed the hot tub before bed--could of had a little less chlorine. Unfortunately the pool was closed, it looked murky--they must have been having problems with it. The ladies shower area in the pool had a nice removable head show to rinse off with--unfortunately the one in the men's shower are was broken and reconnected in a manner which made it hard for my husband to use.

We have stayed at several Casinos in Wisconsin and, so far, this has been our favorite one--we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

I came from Los Angeles to provide my fiancee back in MN with a birthday that I hoped she'd remember. I confirmed over the phone multiple times that the room I was paying 200 dollars a night for would have a hot tub in it and NOT just a bathtub with jets. After being reassured over the phone multiple times that this was the case I showed up and discovered that it was just that: a bathtub with 2 jets. Also there was a wedding going on at the same time that the staff was more preoccupied with than helping out any other guests.

Without making a scene that would disrupt my fiancee's birthday or the bride's wedding we decided to go to the casino. After getting ID'd at the entrance I was also ID'd at the bar. After I picked up my drinks I was ID'd by 2 separate security guards while trying to enjoy my gaming and my drink. I asked if I could get my hand stamped so I didn't have to drag my ID out so many times and the response was "that's not my job" as the security guard stormed off. Received 2 more ID requests and decided to call it a night.

The next morning when we were ready to leave my fiancee wanted breakfast. She decided donuts from the coffee shop would be fine. Before she ordered I pointed it out to her, and said it loud enough for the person waiting the counters, that there were flies in the case. No less than 3 flies were just flying around INSIDE the doughnut case. The person tending the till turned around, then turned back and asked what we wanted. We got a coffee and left.

The overall apathetic response from the staff as well as their inability to provide accurate descriptions of rooms seems small at first but over 2 days of experiencing this it became a large nuisance.

I sent this feedback to the hotel and asked for a response: received none. I waited one week before writing review in the event this may have just been a one off experience and wanted them to have time to explain themselves. I did not ask for money back or a discounted stay as it does me no good and I'm already back home. Back in Los Angeles now and I can say I will not recommend this "Resort" to anyone. Stay at Mystic Lake or Jackpot. The staff is kinder, management cares, and they at least provide accurate expectations for what your trip will be.

Room Tip: Choose a different hotel
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Amanda Y (2 reviews down) is obviously a rookie and clueless about how casinos are REQUIRED to be run. There is ZERO flexibility in the gaming rules. They are agreed upon by the state, and that is what must be enforced. This includes alcohol at the gaming table. Honey, the key to remember is that you are at a GAMING TABLE. This means you can't have 2 drinks, can't touch the cards, cant touch your chips in play, etc etc. As for the hotel service, I have always found it very good, assuming you properly made your reservation. The hotel sells out every single weekend, so it is always good to confirm reservations, and guarantee them to a credit card (required on weekends anyway).

Room Tip: Comfortable memory foam mattresses in the room. Make sure and get your room in the Eagle tower if p...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: 5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd, Welch, MN 55089-9647
Location: United States > Minnesota > Welch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Welch
Hotel Class:3 star — Treasure Island Resort & Casino 3*
Number of rooms: 493
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by picturesque views of rolling Minnesota prairies and the scenic bluffs of the Mississippi River Valley, lies a Caribbean getaway filled with sights, sounds and experiences you won't find anywhere else. Filled with thousands of slots, row upon row of blackjack tables, mouth-watering cuisine, top-notch entertainment and luxurious hotel accommodations, it's no wonder Treasure Island Resort & Casino is the Midwest's premier entertainment destination.Treasure Island Resort & Casino began as a one-room bingo hall in 1984 and has since grown into a bright economic opportunity for members of the Prairie Island Indian Community, who own and operate the casino.Located just forty miles from the Twin Cities outside the town of Red Wing, MN, some of the casino's most unique offerings include a marina, golf course and 100-passenger cruise ship. With so many entertainment and dining options at your fingertips, you're going to want to take your time and stay awhile. Our luxurious casino hotel boasts 500 rooms with accommodation options to fit any level of luxury and convenience. Opt for our standard hotel rooms, indulge in a spacious suite or if you prefer sleeping under the stars, there's our marina and RV park in the warmer months. Go all in any which way you choose at Treasure Island Resort & Casino. Located just outside the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro in Red Wing, MN, our 150,000 square foot casino floor is bursting with excitement. We offer over 2,200 state-of-the-art slot machines, over 50 table games including blackjack, poker, video keno, video poker and bingo. Additionally, Treasure Island Resort & Casino boasts the largest non-smoking casino area in the Midwest. When it comes to entertainment, Treasure Island Resort & Casino is raising the stakes. From the biggest names in music to the funniest comedians, we'll put you in front of the action. Check out the local music scene every weekend in Parlay Lounge or come down for a headlining performer in our 3,000 seat Island Event Center! Any way you play, Treasure Island Resort & Casino is a sure bet for a good time! ... more   less 
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