My wife and I were given 2 nights free at the hotel. First - the positive.... the room was nice. Many amenities. Very clean. Very new (obviously). Comfortable beds. "K" cup coffee in the room. Complimentary water. etc. The staff at the hotel and casino were (mostly) professional and polite. Many were even enthusiastic. The casino was clean and well laid out with colorful and fun looking slots. The atmosphere was clean and well ventilated. If you don't smoke (we don't) you would almost think you were in a smoke free building. On the surface, the situation was top notch. 5-Star!! Now for the bad (and to me these are a game killer)........ By a factor of ten, the slots were the tightest I have ever experienced!! I put 14 $100 bills through probably 20 or 30 slot machines in one short evening with the same result on each machine; Pull after pull after pull... mostly "0" on the win meter. What kept me going was the incorrect expectation in my pea brain that all slot machines, eventually, will pay something. If played long enough, you will eventually win something. I'm a realist. I expect to lose when I gamble, but I like to lose slow and to have fun while I am doing it. This evening was no fun. With scarce exceptions, my night was one of zero return. After checking in around 5PM on a Tuesday afternoon, I began playing the slots. With the exception of an hour break for dinner and another hour of play on the Blackjack tables (I actually broke even on Blackjack) I was in my room by midnight down $1400. That is 5 hours of play on $1400. It should be hard to lose that much that fast on mostly penny slots! It wasn't. The second negative, and I only really have 2, was the ridiculous buffet. If a contest were held to design the WORST possible scenario for a casino buffet, I just ate at the grand prize winner. $8.95 for a single trip to the food bar. No limit to what you could take, as long as you did it in one pass. Most everyone I saw, myself included, pushed two trays down the line. Knowing that you are limited to one pass, the tendency is to take one of everything. I literally, and I am ashamed to say it, scraped enough food off my plates into the garbage, after I had engorged myself, to feed a hungry family of 4, twice!! For the same amount of money ($8.95) I would have consumed 1/3 the food if given the opportunity to return to the food bar for seconds on the items I liked. I never waste food at buffets. But knowing that return trips were not an option, I simply took everything I could possibly have wanted more of on my first and only pass. This resulted in my throwing away pounds of uneaten food. As I looked around, nearly everyone was doing the same thing. One young man with a big grin on his face balanced 3 trays on his arms as he left the food bar!! The table bussers were kept busy scraping platefuls of untouched food into the garbage cans. It is an obscene waste of food!!! No other way to call it. To end the story, my wife (who lost $1000, but a little slower than I) and I checked out after only one night, leaving a paid-for free night behind (that has never happened before!). We had had enough! We drove to Cliff Castle Casino on the way home to Phoenix and had 5 or 6 hours of fun playing on $400. Much more like it!!!! I hope Twin Arrows gets it together with looser slots and a less wasteful buffet, but that remains to be seen. Until such time I will caution all of my friends to avoid that casino like the plague. One caveat - if you are only a table-game player you might like this casino - but AVOID THE SLOTS!!! One more small thing - some designer, in his/her wisdom - placed the preferential "low vehicle emissions" parking slots closer to the entrance than the handicapped slots. Please explain the logic????
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort is northern Arizona's premiere destination casino resort. Located just east of historical rich Flagstaff, Arizona, with the majestic San Francisco Peaks serving as it's western backdrop, Twin Arrows is the centerpiece of the Navajo Nations Gaming Enterprise properties. Here, art and architecture have combined to both embody and showcase the rich history of the Navajo people while providing an unparalleled casino resort experience. First and foremost, Twin Arrows will provide the very latest in games and gaming technology, often debuting new slot games before they're released to other casino properties in the state. Simply put there's no better gaming experience to be had in northern Arizona. Complementing the Twin Arrows' gaming experience will be luxury resort amenities, including luxury guest rooms, gourmet dining, culturally infused casual dining, a fitness center, heated indoor pool and more than 10,000 sq. feet of state-of-the-art meeting space. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Booking.com, Hotwire, Expedia, TripOnline SA, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Agoda, Cancelon and getaroom.com so you can book your Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.