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Akwesasne Casino Hotel Complex

July 18th, 2013 ernie Posted in Akwesasne Mohawk No Comments »

Akwesasne Casino HotelThe Akwesasne Casino Hotel complex is now fully completed. It provides people who are interested in going to casinos a full experience that rivals many other casinos much further away. It is located close to the US – Canada border on the US side across the river from Cornwall Ontario. Many Canadians as well as Americans go to this casino every day.

They now have a full service modern hotel, with a very nice pool, spa and exercise room. It also has conference rooms to set up meetings. They have one of the best buffet restaurants, and a la carte restaurant called Sticks. There is also a fast food area if you are in a hurry. Of course a high-end restaurant where you can celebrate your winnings.

They offer table games, over 1000 slot machines, a poker room and a bingo hall all under one roof.  All of the standard slot machines that have become popular to choose from are available. They have a high-end room as well. There is a very nice bar in the new area of the casino and all drinks are very well priced. For example a draft beer is only a $1.50 and ice cold!  You can also get a small snack at the bar of pretzels and other similar things that are free.

Akwesasne Casino Hotel – Deals

The Akwesasne casino offers a variety of deals to it’s customers such as free play, free rooms, or rooms at casino rate as well as collecting points on your slot card which can be used for a variety of things such as paying for meals or even a bridge pass for the trip back to Canada.

About the only concern we have is that during the summer it is just too cold inside the casino. They have the AC turned on high and it is literally freezing. We suggest that you wear long pants and we have seen some people even wearing jackets or sweaters inside the casino when it is 85F outside.

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Akwesasne Casino Hotel Rooms

July 14th, 2013 ernie Posted in Akwesasne Mohawk No Comments »

Akwesasne Casino HotelAkwesasne Casino Hotel rooms are brand new since this hotel has been open less than a year at the time of writing this post. The room we stayed in included a king bed, desk, chair, great bed, a Keurig coffee maker, and a large flat screen TV. One of the things we were concerned about is that the casino allows smoking and we thought that maybe the hotel would allow smoking as well. It turns out that the entire hotel is non smoking and this policy really keeps the place looking ans smelling clean. Once people have smoked in a room, it is never the same even if they use air freshener.

20130711-213502.jpgWe also especially like the idea of being able to make your own coffee in the room when you get up in the morning. A lot of hotels want you down in the casino or in the restaurant where you are going to spend money right away. We are still going to go to the restaurant for coffee and breakfast, but at least we can have a coffee first as part of our waking up morning ritual. Thanks to who ever made this decision to add coffee machines to the rooms and high quality coffee machines as well. the Keurig machines are among the best machines for making coffee.

Akwesasne Casino Hotel – Review

We have stayed at this Akwesasne Hotel twice now and enjoy it very much. It is a nice outing and not too expensive especially if you win at the casino. They also do not charge taxes on the rooms which is another big savings. We will write more about this in the future.

If you are looking for a mini vacation, this is the place to go. You will enjoy the hotel, the pool, the spa, the 4 restaurants and of course the casino and bingo hall.

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New Akwesasne Casino Hotel

July 2nd, 2013 ernie Posted in Akwesasne Mohawk No Comments »

New Akwesasne Casino HotelWe recently had an opportunity to stay at the new Akwesasne Casino Hotel. The people who designed the hotel have measured up to what everybody expects from a Casino Hotel. This is a very nice place to stay with beautiful rooms and a beautiful pool. There are also great restaurants and the rooms are extremely well appointed.

A big flat-screen wall-mounted TV in the room with a bar and fridge. There is no microwave in the room that we had.

The shower is very clean very nice and a standup shower. The room also comes with a Keurig coffee maker as well. The best thing about the hotel is that there is no smoking anywhere in the hotel. If you want to smoke, you need to either go into a smoking area in the casino or go outside and smoke.  In fact, fewer and fewer people also seem to be smoking in the casino which is really a great thing.

Room Costs at the New Akwesasne Casino Hotel

The rates for rooms are running at $119 to $129 during the week and at higher prices during the weekend. Of course, if you are a casino member of their winner circle card you can enjoy rates much lower. In some cases, you’ll be given free rooms on the weekend and during weekdays.

Receiving a free room that allows you to stay over and not have to drive home is like winning a small jackpot in many cases. People from Canada and northeastern parts of New York State all appreciate being treated to a free room when they would be gambling anyway.

Winners Circle Card

Their slot card is called the winner’s circle card. For those readers who do not know what a slot card is, it is a plastic card that you insert into the slot machine’s card reader. It identifies you to the machine when then keeps track of all of your slot play. Based on this play the casino will then reward comps to their most frequent playing customers. These comps can include free rooms as mentioned, free meals, and even a free bridge pass for those that need to cross the bridge back into Canada.

This is a great place to stay at and we highly recommend it as a nice hotel to spend a day or two at.

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Akwesasane Casino Cell Phone Coverage

June 14th, 2013 ernie Posted in Akwesasne Mohawk No Comments »

Akwesasne CasinoCell phone coverage at the Akwesasne casino for AT&T services is not very good. Our cell phones virtually did not receive any signal whatsoever while we are in the casino. When we went outside the casino our coverage was normal. We had five bars but inside the casino there was zero bars of coverage. We could not make phone calls at all. There may have been a few locations in the casino where we may have received one bar of service, however we did not do a full coverage test at this location since we were so frustrated in trying to make a call.

Akwesasane Casino – Reported the Cell coverage Problem

I spoke to several managers at the casino and none of them were very interested in doing anything about it. They said that we should just get another cell phone carrier. Or we should walk outside and user cell phones. When I said to them that the customer service for the casino was not very good and that they really did not want us going outside the casino they seemed to get it and they said that they would talk to the management about it. However they might have just been saying that to appease me.

It is interesting that the casino has just updated the casino and the hotel, updated to the buffet, and added many more machines,. However they have not thought about improving the cell phone coverage within their building. This is something that they should tackle and most casinos around the country have in fact made sure that all carriers signals will work within their casinos so that people do not have to leave the building. Anytime a customer leaves the casino, this is potential revenue that they will be missing.

Since this post was written in June of 2013, they have taken steps to improve the service by installing repeaters throughout the casino. Much better service now. For more posts about this casino, click here.

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Update Akwesasne Casino Hotel

May 31st, 2013 ernie Posted in Akwesasne Mohawk 1 Comment »

Akwesasne Casino HotelWe visited the new Akwesasne Casino Hotel and Casino on May 28th for the first time in 5 months. This was the first time for us since the hotel portion of the reconstruction of the casino was completed.  This is now a modern casino and hotel that rivals many other casino hotels in the state. We spoke to several people about how they liked the new hotel and they mentioned a few things we thought might be of interest to our readers. Basically everyone loves the new hotel and the convenience of staying at the casino hotel.

Everything is new of course and this is always a great time to visit a hotel. Our visit was during the week when it would be normally a slower time for the hotel, however the hotel was sold out and there was a bus load of people arriving as we entered the casino. All of these people were staying at the new hotel. It is also rumored that the Comfort Inn, next door which is also very nice was sold out as well.

The Comfort Inn has a no smoking rule for all of their rooms. We do not know what the policy is for the new hotel, although they do allow smoking in the casino including cigars which is a huge negative for us and many other people. These new pristine rooms will be quickly ruined if they allow smoking in the rooms.

Akwesasne Casino Hotel – Pool

There is also a very nice pool facing south so the room will be kept warm by the afternoon sun and be in full sun even in the winter time. It is large and bright with lots of windows. The lobby is just off the main entrance of the casino making it easy for everyone to find and check in.

Unfortunately the elevators are down a long hall from the check in counter. It is a bit of a walk. But the hallway has a rich thick carpet on the floor which is a bit of a drag for anyone pulling a heavy suitcase. We mention this since most of their clientele are older seniors. They sometimes just do not have the strength to pull their suitcases over a carpet. Marble is far better for this purpose.  The pool is just off the elevators making it convenient for anyone who wants to go swimming.

There are multiple choices for dining at this complex. You can choose the Native Harvest Buffet, a Sports Bar, a fast food court or a full top of the line restaurant. There are also several bars and drinks are still very inexpensive as well. This is a nice place to spend one or two days enjoying the ambiance of the hotel. Of course also doing a little gambling at the slot machines or the tables. They have a full complement of all of the popular slot machines  and a new bingo hall as well.

For more up to date posts about the Akwesasne casino, click here.

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