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Trip report to Seneca Niagara Casino, NY

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by KathyinNY, Mar 23, 2006.

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  1. KathyinNY

    KathyinNY Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Seneca Niagara Casino is in Niagara Falls, NY. A few people wanted to hear about my mini vacation that my husband and I took this past weekend. It was his birthday on Sunday so we decided to go and have two days of fun. I know it isn't like all the buffonery (sp.?) that most people on this board had in Vegas for MM3 but here it goes.

    The casino has been around for a few years (or at least two years because I've been going at least once a year for two years). They decided to build a hotel off the casino. The standard room rate was $70.00 for Sunday and Monday night. I believe though that this is a promotional rate for those who have a comp card (slot card, whatever you call it). I was told normally it would be $125.00 per night. We had a room on the 18th floor facing the Canadian side and the falls. It was beautiful at night time. Of course going up North in March it is still cold and not a lot to do besides sitting in the casino and gambling. The rooms have everything you can ask for. Flat screen TV, internet access, coffeemaker, and it even had 2 hairdryers. The first was in the bathroom of course and the second was as you enter into the room it had a three mirror vanity sitting area with one of those big mirrors for those who can't see (I assume, lol). We had a king bed with a table and two chairs. The lamps in the room were beautiful and I really wanted to sneak one away but I knew that wouldn't be a good idea. The entertainment center where the big flat screen t.v. was had big drawers underneath and on each side a full size closet with plenty of coat hangers, an iron and ironing board but yet you could still hang your coat and clothing with no problem. It really was beautiful, well equipped, roomy, the color schemes. This hotel would be perfect in Vegas.

    Now to the bathroom. I know who cares but let me tell you, you could have fit five/six people easily in the shower. There is no tub. It has glass doors and tile floor and it was not slippery at all and the water pressure was perfect. There were plenty of towels nicely tucked away beside the sink and the mirrors were big and the lighting was perfect. They had very nice shampoo/conditoner/lotion too.

    It took us about 3 hours from our home to the casino/hotel. We unpacked and headed right down to the casino. The place was packed for a Sunday. We gambled a little and finding it hard to get a drink on the floor decided to go to this mini bar in the center of the casino called Club 101. We sat there and played VP and only had to tip for our drinks. Sometimes at bars you still have to pay full price for drinks so my husband and I were very happy. We sat there for three hours drinking, playing some VP and having a great time. By 6 or 6:30 (I can't remember the exact time) we decided we needed to get something to eat so we went to the Thunder Falls Buffet. I've been there for their breakfast, lunch and dinner and each one is excellent. Lots of variety and my husband went nuts over their crab legs and shrimp. He was in heaven. After that we gambled a little bit more and watched people winning except us. We decided to go back to the room and watch the Sopranos :haha:

    We took a cat nap and around 1 or 2am then we headed down to the casino again. Hardly anyone around and it was nice. My husband swears (even when he was in Vegas last year with me) that he plays longer and wins more during the early morning hours than during the day. I had a little play on slot machines but nothing special. I would love to play the table games but the lowest limit was a $10 roulette wheel - ouch :confused:

    Monday morning we lounged around, went to the 3 sisters restaurant in the casino (nothing to rave about in my opinion) then decided to head towards the falls and just walk around. We wanted to go on the Canadian side but we've heard to many conflicting reports from people that if you do not have a passport they give you a hard time, blah, blah, so we said forget it and went back to the casino were my husband proceeded to get irritated because he was losing and gambling had lost it's appeal. I put my last $20 in a two coin max 50 cent Wild Cherry machine that I always play and ended up playing for 1 hour on the same twenty and looking at our watches realized it was almost midnight and decided to call it a night.

    We woke up early Tuesday morning and checked out. Oh I almost forgot, they are strictly valet service and it is wonderful. We tipped them every time we needed the vehicle and they looked at us like we didn't need to do that but we did anyways. We're good tippers, always have been and always will be for good service. Check in and check out was fast and painless. Arrived home 3 hours later.

    The only down point of the hotel was that being so new they did not have the pool/spa area ready yet and I think out of 27 floors they only had 21 completed for use.

    We plan to do it again when the weather is warmer and things are in season (Maid of the Mist boat ride in the falls) and when our son will be out of school. Of course we will bring a "babysitter" for our son so hubby and I can go do a little gambling.

    I hope you enjoyed my TR and if you have any questions I am more than happy to reply.
     
  2. rte66kid

    rte66kid Tourist

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    Thanks for that! Really helpful. I visit Niagara a few times a year, and was wondering what the new hotel at the Seneca Casino would be like. The hotels on the Canadian side can get pretty pricey, so from your report I will definately look into staying at the Seneca Casino. Thanks again, and glad you had a good time.
     
  3. KathyinNY

    KathyinNY Tourist

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    It really is nice but of course it is a new hotel. I just think their decor was layed out very well. Everything is easy to navigate through the hotel and casino. I thought the slots were quite tight but then when aren't they? LOL
     
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