Harrah’s, Council Bluffs, Lowa
Located on the banks of the Missouri River between Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska, is one of the jewels in the Caesar’s Entertainment Corporation’s network of hotels and casinos. With 251 luxurious rooms, it is a highlight in the network of facilities.
The driveway through landscaped areas to the portico of the hotel/casino passes through a couple parking areas The drive to the parking garage is to the left. Covered parking is convenient and elevators from the parking garage open into the hotel lobby area on the opposite side from the main entrance. As you enter the large foyer you see a fountain like area in the center with seasonal decorations.
The hotel is just north of the main entrance where 12 floors of quiet, well appointed room and suites are located. During the week, starting price on the rooms is $69.99. On the lower level is a fitness center for the use of hotel guests.
To the south of the main entrance is the convention center.
.Two restaurants are located just off the main atrium. The Fresh Market Buffet is a gourmet buffet that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Just across the pathway is Ace’s Diner which serves snack foods along with sandwiches and gigantic pieces of cake. Also located in this area is the nightclub Stir – Live And Loud where they have live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings.
A wide walkway leads to the security station and parking garage elevators. The security station separates the hotel area from the casino area at the hotel end of the walkway. There are overstuffed leather upholstered chairs placed strategically about for the comfort of the patrons on the walkway to the casino.
The casino is entered on a level that contains tables games and slot machines. It is the center level of the public parts of the boat. The entryway contains stairs up and down as well as an elevator. The restrooms are at this location on the three public levels.
The Players Club (known as The Total Rewards Club) is located to the left of the main entrance. Table games run down the center of the room. At each end of the table array are one roulette table and one craps table. Between them are thirteen tables that are mostly blackjack tables but do include a Let It Ride table, a 3-card poker table, and a pai gow table. The tables are surrounded by slot machines mostly in the penny denomination.
The room on the lower level contains video poker machines and slot machines in about even numbers. There is a bar (with bar top video poker machines) on the left side of the area.
The third floor is home to the Captain’s Lounge. Admission to the lounge is restricted but there are several ways to gain admission. Details about admission are available at the Player’s Club on the main floor. The Captain’s Lounge has a complimentary bar, complimentary food, some video poker and slot machines, and 14 flat screen televisions where patrons can watch their favorite shows.
Employees are bright and cheerful and a short stay in the casino or a longer stay including the hotel can be a pleasurable experience.