Saturday, December 18, 2010

Review: Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel

Just returned from two nights at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. There was an ad in our local newspaper for rooms at $75/night, Sunday through Thursday. Sounded like a good idea for a mom and daughter getaway.

I called to make the reservation. I was told, in addition to the $75, there is a $15 per night 'occupancy fee.' I asked about sales tax and was told there wasn't any, perhaps because this is an Indian owned casino?

Check in is at 4 p.m. and we arrived around 3 to find out room ready. I was surprised to find our room faced the Falls and the Canadian side. I had figured for the special rate we'd be facing in the opposite direction. Nice!

Room, with two double beds, was large and comfortable. Very nicely appointed bathroom with plenty of towels and personal amenities, including a full sized hair dryer and a coffee maker.

There are several restaurants in the hotel: a snack bar, coffee/pastry/sandwich restaurant, coffee shop open 24 hrs and serving breakfast at any time, an Italian restaurant, a steak house and a buffet. We ate both nights at the buffet which was $18.99 pp, Sunday through Thursday, with a player's card. Wide range of foods from salads, to soups, to Italian, to Asian, to carved roast beef and turkey, freshly grilled steaks and loads of hot vegetables. For breakfast we ate at the coffee shop. All food was very good and all service was excellent.

My daughter and I both like the blackjack tables and I like the slots. Our plan was to not leave the hotel/casino comples for the three days/two nights, playing in the casino, visiting the spa, eating at the hotel restaurants and sleeping in. We managed to get 3 out of the 4....we came home exhausted. LOL

Staff in the casino, restaurants, spa, and front desk were all friendly and helpful. My daughter and I are even talking about repeating our little trip next winter.

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