I've been coming to Argosy for the last couple months as I gamble a little at the craps table from time to time. In December, they sent me a coupon book with 2 free rooms, 2 free buffets for 2 people, and 4 match play coupons. This is awesome for someone at my level of play!
Last weekend, my wife and I decided to make use of the free room. Making the reservation was very easy as the operator was very courteous and easy to work with. Upon arriving at the hotel on a busy Saturday, we were greeted by very friendly front desk staff.
From the outside, the hotel looks so-so, but on the inside, it's easy to see that Argosy has done more than one renovation! The corridors and elevators were tastefully decorated, better than many Vegas casino hotels. The rooms were also very nice. We stayed in a standard king-sized room. Even in the standard room, it comes with one of the best bathrooms I've ever seen, complete with rainwater shower that you could almost lay down flat in. The bed was also very nice with a pillow-top mattress that slept just as well as our own.
We tried the buffet while we stayed as well. Saturday is prime rib night, so of course we had that. It was one of the better prime ribs I've had (not the best, but this is a buffet after all). They also boast a large selection of food, including full bars of seafood dishes, asian dishes (complete with pho and sushi), and american entrees.
The casino is, in my opinion, the best layout and ambiance in the KC area. The french decor is well done with lower ceilings in the casino area. They have many slots, maybe not as many as Ameristar, but their table games are better. Great craps dealers are patient with players both experienced and inexperienced. They love taking questions and help to keep the atmosphere at the table exciting.
They almost always have craps, blackjack, and roulette for $5 minimums. They also have pai gow poker for $10 even on busy weekends. My only wish is that they wouldn't raise the minimums at tables when you sat down for a certain price (no grandfathering minimums here). The only other negative is the ventilation in the casino. Whereas you cannot smell smoke in the public, non-casino area of the property, inside the casino it smells like an ashtray (and so do you and your clothes when you leave). I think Ameristar wins there, but not by much, and no casino in the area is any better.
All told, Argosy is the top casino in KC in my opinion. The hotel, buffet and casino all rival many Vegas casinos. I will continue to return to stay, eat, and gamble in the future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa features a gaming floor that rivals all the fun and excitement of Las Vegas, an award winning hotel offering the most luxurious amenities in the city, an indulgently rejuvenating spa, and five exceptional dining choices. Whether your appetite is for a Certified Angus Beef steak at The Journey, a choice of 99 Crafts & Drafts at 99 Hops House or an action packed table game on the Casino floor, we've got the winning combination ready for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Argosy Hotel Riverside
- Argosy Hotel Kansas City