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Caesars Windsor on the USA / Canada border - Any info?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Casino Hotels' started by makuk, Jan 22, 2017.

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  1. makuk

    makuk Low-Roller

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    I travel a lot from the UK to the USA and like to visit new destinations, I was looking at CET's hotel locations and noticed Caesar's Windsor that is right on the US / Canada border next to Detroit, with the hotel located inside Canada.

    Does anyone have any info on this hotel, what's it like, size, quality etc?

    Also what's the situation with getting in and out of Canada / USA crossing the tunnel or bridge, does it take hours or minutes to do etc.

    Also what's Detroit like as a city, I want to go there to visit the Hardcore Pawn shop!

    Any info greatly appreciated.
     
  2. zoobrew

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    The hotel is nice, it has 2 towers (about 20 stories each), the forum tower doesn't allow kids. So no kids in the pool or fitness area or restaurants. The rooms compare with some of the older towers at Caesars LV. The Detroit/river view is nice, especially at night. The gaming floor is non-smoking and you pay for drinks. The border crossing can take on average 15 minutes, but during peak periods over 1 hour. Almost every weekend night they have a concert/show.
     
  3. Nevyn

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    Can't comment much on Detroit.

    Caesars Windsor is OK. No resort fee if you are staying. Food options are pretty meh. Table games will start at 10 bucks on weeknights, and 15 or 25 on weekends. No smoking. No comp booze. No tax on winnings. VP pay tables suck.

    The hotel rooms are large and decent with coffee makers, separate shower and tub and a fridge.

    They get some decent shows in now and again, and have a large poker room (although mostly local regulars).
     
  4. Drewm1972

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    Well here in Detroit we do have three major casinos within 10 mins driving from tunnel (USA/Canada border) MGM, Greek town, motor city casino... obviously MGM being dominated player has a good casino running other twos are ok in my opinion. For hardcore pawn, haven't been there but I know lots of people visited, it's just like business (when it's not being taping for show) I did hear owners were nice, taking pics and chatting with people/visitors.
    But city itself ...... it's bit shitty lol. Sorry but it's the truth. However, We are doing our best to bring it back!!!
     
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    It depends on what you are looking for, it is not Las Vegas.. Windsor has some great places to eat, They have a "Little Italy" area with some fabulous Italian bakeries and restaurants. Interesting Downtown area and much safer than Detroit. I haven't been in a while but I lived in Michigan and use to go often. The forum towers are older but strictly adult as mention previously. The pool in the forum towers has a great view of Detroit and it looks very pretty at night. The riverfront often has festivals or events so if you time it right you can walk down and do something other than gamble. Windsor Casino often has concerts with older rock and roll artists. I have seen, Earth wind and fire, Don Henley,Tony Bennet, Beach boys and many more.Upcoming eclectic shows include: Michael Bolton, Cheap Trick, Kennyy G.

    Wait time at the border I have sailed through and also it has taken an hour. Try to go on off hours. Duty free can be a good deal.

    Enjoy
     
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    Lest we not forget the Windsor Ballet.:wink2:
     
  7. Jaygee77

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    To take the tunnel from Windsor to Detroit (or vice versa), it'll cost about five bucks each way. I've never gone during peak weekday commute time, so I've never really waited more than 5-10 minutes to cross.

    Detroit has plenty to offer, most notably the greatest pizza you've never heard of - Buddy's Pizza. When I fly into Detroit for a visit, I each there the first night I arrive, so that I can go back again on the last night of my visit. But fair warning - the casinos are incredibly smoky.
     
  8. makuk

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    Awesome, thank you everyone for all the info and feedback, I think I may go and also do the drive to Niagara falls on one of the days.
     
  9. Drewm1972

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    Awww that's a great idea... from Windsor should take about 4 hrs I believe it's very nice there..there's two casino there as well.
     
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    Fallsview nice - Casino Niagara is smaller casino and more of a locals place and atmosphere. Don't forget Seneca across the bridge 5 minutes away as well.
     
  11. Drewm1972

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    Um do you there's a casino right outside bridge by port Huron (Canada side) do you know that little hole in the wall? I heard there's just few slots
     
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    The OLG slots locations generally are not full casinos. Mostly lower limit slots. Sometimes a couple table or electronic table games. But they are restricted by law in how big of a bet they can allow. And they generally don't have attached hotels, and seldom have more than one dining option
     
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    Caesars Windsor is a very nice clean and fun casino. Weekend are great with live bands in the bar area and the new night club is supposed to be great. Food options are not bad, Nero's steak house is very good, Michelle and I go there almost every time we go there (closed Mon & Tues), they are opening a new Italian restaurant where Trazza was called Spago's (not the same as Vegas) it is a family owned restaurant from the Windsor area and will be their 3rd. The buffet is alright and the Artist Cafe is fine for breakfast or a sandwich. We enjoy it and the concerts are some of the best, like said above; we have seen Eric Burdon and the Animals, Earth Wind and Fire, Joe Walsh, Santana and others. Very enjoyable.......Rick
     
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