I just returned from the Winstar Resort. I really want to write a good review but they make it very hard for me to do. First, I'll start with the hotel. It is very nice aesthetically. Everything is clean and orderly. The big issue here is the walls are paper-thin and I was able to hear the tv from the room next door and everything out in the hallway. So, to put it bluntly, if you plan on getting lucky at the hotel, you might want to re-think this. Now, onto the casino. I read beforehand the concerns of many gamblers stating the Winstar was tight on slots and I can confirm this. Remember, you are going there to gamble so if you think yu are going to hit it big, re-think! I played almost $300.00 and had almost enough credits on my card to pay for my breakfast at the "nicer" resturant there. Speaking of resturants, I'll start with this tip: If you are there to see a concert, you need to make reservations at the the "nicer" Grill or get there exrememly early to eat at one of the other resurants there. We ended up eating at The Panda Express because every other resturant was booked or had a line a mile long. We waited 20 minutes at the Sports Bar to even get acknowledged by a bartender. By the way, The Chinese Food was just fine-quick service as well. Concert nights are busy nights for everyone. The venue itself was a cozy-sized place but I was dissapointed in the chairs-they were uncomfortable and not the concert-type seating one might be used to (i.e. Verizon Center.) On the plus side, I only paid $4.50 for a coctail. Okay, back to the Casino:they want you feel that you are entering another "country" or "part of the world" when you walk through the casino. It is basically in sections that go on and on with millions of slots that all look the same. You will enter the Casino smelling nice and fresh but leave smelling like smoke. The smoke is bad and I am not one for dramatics. The venting system is either poor or there is just no way to beat the massive amount of smoke from the people. Last thing:The Spa. I made an appointment for a body scrub and got shorted on my time. The attendant never introduced herself which I found a little annoying. It commonplace (or should be) to greet the person you are about to work on with an introduction.
I am not a super-picky person believe it or not but I won't be back to the Winstar unless I come back for a concert, which is very possible since they are able to draw in pretty decent acts/bands/performers.
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- Inn At Winstar Hotel Thackerville
- Microtel Thackerville
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