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Horseshoe - South Indiana. I'll be back!!

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by Champster1, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. Champster1

    Champster1 High-Roller

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    1st time visitor to Horseshoe South Indy (HSI)! I must admit, as a city kid I have never seen soybean plants, let alone for miles and miles, in my life until I arrived in Elizabeth Indiana!

    The drive fom Louisville to HSI was relatively easy. Valet was quick and efficient (is located 1 floor below hotel check in). Valet person met us at our room with luggage 10 mins later! Check In was quick and simple! Room was spacious with 2 queen beds as was the bathroom ( spacious) which also had separate toilet area and tub/shower combo. A safe and fridge were in our room too!

    As far as the distance from hotel to casino. It is exactly .24 miles ( measured twice with my Garmin from hotel lobby entrance to Total Rewards booth, which is entrance of casino...without walking on the people mover). The free indoor shuttle will take you from near hotel lobby entrance (actually from the beginning of passageway to "Pavillion) to beginning of food court aka "Pavillion" which is exactly .10 miles! The rest of the journey (.14 miles) to casino is by foot no matter how you slice it! Don't believe the "mile walk to casino" bull that I have read previously. I must admit though, if you make 2 round trips to/from Casino/hotel, you will walk a mile!

    Fitness center isn't much ( although walks to/from casino will help your cardio)! A couple of treadmills, bike and elliptical (I believe) plus 1 machine and some free weights! 2/3 flat screen t.v.s in the weight room also, along with a water cooler and towels. I have seen worse fitness centers in my life. This one was serviceable! Location is next to valet.

    Getting the the pool/hot tub was an adventure. Must go to 2nd floor then find elevator for pool at end of hallway ( activated by room key). Huge pool and very nice/spacious hot tub! There were a total of 5 people there when I arrived, 3 in pool and 2 in hot tub. Lockers and showers for both sexes too.

    Food choices were decent with the Friday night " Spread" buffet getting 5 stars (crab legs-steamed, prime rib, mini PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE, frog legs...that's right FROG LEGS too).

    The " Corner Cafe" also filled the late night bill ( not toooo late) hunger with personal pizzas, salads, desserts, coffee and plenty other goodies from early morning till around 11 at night! They also had boxes of 6 PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKES (you may notice that I may like these!!!)!

    "Graeters ice cream" stand also filled the bill one night as I headed back from Casino to room for a quick slice of cheesecake. We never did the "Aroma cafe" buffet/breakfast ( located next to hotel lobby) we did however stop there for coffee and danishes each morning. Never disappointed!

    Casino is 4 levels. You enter on 4th (top level) and can travel to the other 3 levels via elevator or escalator. 1st floor is non smoking, plus a huge poker room is located there too. Wife hit a progressive quarter royal our first night there for $1,039.00, so any reviews here will be biased ( we loved the place).

    One disappointment was the Diamond lounge. Stopped in first night, Friday, only to be told that "pay for' cocktails don't start till 5pm and food doesnt start till 6pm . Seemed odd weekend hours for Diamond lounge
    (I. E. our next stop was Harrahs Joliet and their diamond lounge was open by noon each day with full service going). No biggie, however we never ventured back to the Diamond lounge during our stay.

    Craps tables were packed and dealers were exceptionally friendly. Kudos to one in particular named " Kim" who was very nice as was her crew! Dealers at Pai gow tables were equally as nice!

    Check out was as easy as check in and our room charges were also comped at the end of our stay! HSI is defiantly out in the middle of nowhere, however the sign of a good property, IMHO, is that you are having so much fun there that you don't notice the surrounding area! HSI did just that. Kept us busy, bellys full, made us feel appreciated and gaming was fun. What more can you ask for?

    I'll be back!
     
    March Madness...here I come !!
  2. dogboy

    dogboy Tourist

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    I like to go to Southern Indiana for a week and hit up Belterra, Horseshoe and The French Lick Casino Resort.
     
  3. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Nice report! I sure don't miss that walk to the hotel though. I believe they had to build it that far thanks to ground stability concerns for the hotel.