Even though I live in Arizona, I don’t always get to appreciate it, with busy schedules we just forget to explore for new things to do or try in our city. When the opportunity to spend the night at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino presented it self, I was thrilled ! It would allow me to try something new ( never been in a casino ) play, relax and well win and oh I did and if you think Casinos are just for older folks after reading this you’ll think again.
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino is located 45 minutes from Phoenix in the picturesque town of Maricopa. One of the fastest growing cities in Arizona. Its location is perfect to feel out of town with out being to far from home.
I arrived at the hotel at checking time at 4pm and was impressed with their very hospitable staff, my accommodations in the tower room with great with chic decor, extra large king bed and a very sweet welcome from the hotel a champagne bottle and delicious fruit and cheese platter. The vanity and shower were so spacious. The room also is equipped with a keurig coffee maker and mini fridge. One item missing was water bottles in the fridge.
The Hotel and Casino has many options to choose from – I enjoyed a delicious new menu at The Range Steakhouse located in the center of the casino. It’s a busy place so reservations ahead of time are highly encouraged. I loved my salmon and pecan cheesecake dessert.
After a lovely dinner, I went on to the Casino floor to figure out how to play the slots machines. I played a game called screen poker where I must say lady luck was on my side because I won $400! not bad at all you see sometimes it pays off to get out of your comfort zone.
The hotel has a spacious heated year round pool complete with a hot tub & swim-up bar. You can relax and refresh before or after your day at the slots.
I noticed that the hotel is pet friendly. Doggies get a welcome package and special dogie area. I love the thoughtfulness.
If you want to live it up a little at the Lounge you’ll make new friends, and dance the night away with hits from yesterday and today! The band is so interactive they make you sing along with them – oldies such as Sweet Caroline!
Had a great a great time! I invite you to explore the hidden gems in your city.
Until next time,