I last stayed at Caesars Windsor in August. At that time I had a room in the Forum Tower, and it was a little rough around the edges. The casino too was not very clean, and the meal I had at the Augustus Cafe was uninspired to say the least. Still, I found a great rate through TD Visa Travel for this visit, so I decided to give Caesars another try. I was pleased to see that things had improved since my last stay.
This time I stayed in the Augustus Tower, with a view to the west, including the Detroit River and Ambassador Bridge in the distance. The room was a little larger than the last one I stayed in, and it was immaculately clean with no signs of wear or damage. The Augustus Tower is inconvenient for accessing the spa/fitness centre and parking garage, but otherwise it was relatively quiet and definitely worthy of its AAA 4 diamond rating.
The casino was much cleaner this time than on my last visit. I did play the slots a bit, but found them much tighter than in Vegas, and the overall atmosphere was still just a little depressing (mostly seniors, looking none too happy, some straddling two machines and playing both like zombies...). Also, there happened to be some sort of UFC event happening at the casino that weekend. Thursday night there were weigh-ins at the VU bar, with fights scheduled the next day. This attracted a rather rough crowd (picture lots of shaved heads, neck tattoos, ratty jeans and hoodies), so I decided to have dinner on Erie Street rather than at Caesars. You might want to check Caesars' event calendar before making a reservation to see what kind of crowd might be in-house during your stay.
In the morning I spent about an hour at the fitness centre (decent selection of equipment overlooking the Detroit skyline), but didn't attempt to use the pool as it was full of the Bellator fight crowd. The Augustus Cafe was closed and is in the process of being renovated into something else. This meant breakfast options were limited to room service, Starbucks or the Forum Tower cafe. I opted for Starbucks since room service was going to be a 60 minute wait.
Automated check-out was a breeze. I'll definitely stay at Caesars Windsor again if I'm in town for a concert or other event and the price is right, but I would not book a trip there just to play the slots (I'll leave that to Vegas, where it's done much better).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- EXPERIENCE THE LARGEST CASINO RESORT IN CANADA. Spectacular luxury awaits you at the 27-story Augustus and 22-story Forum hotel towers. When combined, they boast 758 luxurious rooms peppered with indulgences that are hard to resist. Enjoy complimentary valet service, room service, concierge attention, an indoor pool, health club, fitness centre and wireless high-speed service. From our award-winning buffet to our world-renowned steakhouse, Caesars Windsor is your place for great culinary indulgences. Our 8 restaurants include: Neros steakhouse, Augustus Cafe, Artist Cafe, Market Buffet, Legends Sports Bar, Pronto Cafe, Vu Bar and Cosmos. Experience many of the legendary names in entertainment in our 5,000 seat entertainment centre. Enjoy non-stop gaming action spread over two expansive floors, with World Series of Poker satellite tournaments and sports wagering. Getting here is easy. Accessible by Via Rail, the Windsor Airport (YQG) and the Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Caesars Windsor Hotel Windsor
- Caesars Hotel Windsor
- Casino Windsor Hotel
- Windsor Caesars Hotel
- Windsor Casino
- Caesars Windsor Ontario