I do agree the property is quite nice and as impressive as any casino is. It definitely does look like a vegas hotel inside. There are quite a few slot machines. It is smoky but there is a non-smoking area to play the slots. I wouldn't say their slots pay well but that could be put to a matter of chance, who knows. The have really cut down the places that you can smoke in, so I think that is an improvement from how it was before. I didn't find my room smelled of smoke either.
What I really had a difficult time with was the price of a room. The room in the hotel is $250.00 a night. I couldn't really see anything in that room worth that kind of money. I once stayed at the hilton at the Lac Leamy casino in Hull Quebec and had a superior room with concierge service for less than 250 a night. It was a standard room in a sense..no robes, no fridge, no extra's what so ever. I just can't justify that price to stay there. The bed was quite comfortable, so no problems there. You might expect that a free breakfast or something would be included.
I was there on a weekend and they definitely do not have a problem getting people to gamble, it was packed and almost hard to find a machine to play on.
I didn't eat at all the restaurants, just the Emerald and it was ok , fairly priced and large servings.
I found it a real pain having to load a card to play. I would much rather just put my money in a machine. Almost everybody complains about this.
I booked my trip through a visa card which just so happens to use a branch of expedia. So I asked for a smoking room. They didn't have one, even though I was given a place to ask for that when I booked. The clerk' s response to me was that they do not accomodate people who have booked through expedia. That upset me. I explained to her how it was that I ended up going through expedia. The best she could do was change my room the next day. At least she tried...
One thing I was impressed with was the band that was playing. I thought they were very entertaining and spent both nights in that bar listening to them for some time.
All in all it is ok..I just think given the fact that most are spending money gambling there, their rooms should be a lot cheaper or include a meal or something. Just a really expensive weekend. I think the lodge is a better room but it was 450 a night so not affordable. One thing though, there are quite a few hotels just off the property and they are a bit cheaper.
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