This was my first time at Winstar but they treated us like honored guests. Everything is still very new and nicely furnished. The golf course was very open and forgiving with some lovely landscaping. The Golf Academy was top flight with great staff, instruction and video analysis. I also enjoyed two incredible massages with Joseph at the Spa Habitat inside the hotel. As a massage-addict I can tell you he is truly first rate with his knowledge, training and skill. The valet and desk staff were always eager to please. There is a small health club with several pieces of cardio machines and a rack of free weights. Outside there is a pool and hot tub. If you are staying in or looking for the hotel DON'T try to find it by going inside any of the casino entrances like you would for a Vegas hotel, instead follow the road (777 Casino Ave.) going all the way around to the BACK of the casino and look for the high-rise building. We ate at Toby Keith's restaurant and at the El Fenix inside the casino. Both are pretty much what you would expect. The Grill is the most upscale restaurant there and we were not disappointed. The casino was smokier than I would have preferred but the hotel is entirely smoke-free. This definitely isn't Las Vegas or even Reno but it's a fun diversion only an hour and 15 minutes from Dallas. Unless there is a big-name concert at this venue then there isn't much else in the way of entertainment other than gambling. Unfortunately nearly all the outlet shopping in nearby Gainesville has gone out of business. Wednesday and Thursday are Senior Citizen days :) This Chickasaw Nation owned casino uses the proceeds for education and are not simply given to the people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WinStar World Casino isn't the only place you get to take pleasure in. Rest from the day's activities and take a shuttle ride to one of our well-appointed establishments located minutes from the casino. We offer a variety of overnight stay options that cater to your needs and desires. From flat screen HDTVs to relaxing hot tubs, you'll experience what "accommodation" truly means. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Winstar World Hotel Thackerville