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Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Welch
Reviewed November 1, 2009

As a resident of the Twin Cities, I get pummeled by the Treasure Island (TI) advertisements daily - TV/radio/etc. Anyway, my fiancee' requested that we go somewhere for our anniversary - as I am in the middle of a big project, I couldn't take off for a long time, but I just wanted to get out of town and out of the city. After reviewing the online photos, I figured why not make a reservation for two nights in one of the whirlpools suites.

When we arrived, they could not fulfill the request for a river-view suite - even though I booked a month in advance, and there were no shows this weekend. So we got one facing the bluff - or more appropriately the parking lot. Right over the entrance to the hotel, we got to hear the car doors close and the valets raise the cars up the driveway. But don't worry, that sound was drained out every 15 minutes by a @#$## train going through blowing it's horn.

While the room were spacious and clean, but the linens were horrible. Every time you rolled over the non-fitted sheets came loose, and you were rapped up in them. It would be nice however to have some non-blackout shades though - blocking the view of people in the parking lot, but allowing some natural light in.....and if your going to stuff the bedroom area with furniture, a nightlight so you don't run into it would be useful. We had brought along a portable DVD player to watch movies and hang out, but they disabled the video inputs with their VOD system :(

Our goal wasn't a gambling weekend - it was a relaxing weekend in what we thought was a "resort". There is no spa, there are no extended services....this is NOT A RESORT, even if that's what the ads say. My recommendation for the hotel manager is to book a room for him and his wife for two days in a row. My guess is his wife will look at him at 3AM and ask, "Can we just pack our stuff up and drive home" just like my fiancee' did early this morning.

One positive note - hotel staff and restaurant help were great, but could not make a room change due to the hotel being full.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

Hotel is beautiful. Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Bedding is my favorite part! Thick, cozy comforters and lots of pillows!
Staff is friendly and helpful.
Buffet is excellent! What variety!
Casino is exciting and safe. Great variety of slots plus blackjack, poker and bingo.

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Reviewed June 25, 2009

Wasn't sure what to expect from a casino in rural Minnesota, but we were pleasantly surprised. Yes, it's definitely an adult setting, but "casino" kind of points you that direction. The pool area was very attractive but I never used it.

Indifferent greeting, but we were served quickly and the rooms were exactly as reserved. The rooms were simply $69.00 rooms. Nothing special but clean and the bed was comfy. Very strange furniture. Couldn't decide if it was just outdated or supposed to be "retro". Elevators were fast and available.

The bowling area is very nice and a fun place to gather. Lousy breakfasts in there, though. And in the evening the bartender was quite rude to us and everyone we heard her interact with.

The meeting rooms were large and cold, as most meeting rooms are. The food served during the meetings was quite good and ready on time.

The casino was very dark and extremely smokey. I've never been in such a smokey casino! But the machines all worked (and paid me!) and they had servers pushing carts around with coffee, water and softdrinks as well as free softdrink machines.

One large and one small non-smoking area. A very nice touch.

They need a decent place to grab a coffee...but there was some construction going on so maybe that's coming.

Worth a day trip from the Minn/St. Paul area. 10 minutes from Red Wing.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2016, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Address: 5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd, Welch, MN 55089-9647
Location: United States > Minnesota > Welch
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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