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Ameristar Casino Hotel

2200 River Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7070
+1 712-328-8888
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Average for a small casino.

Average gaming experience for a small riverboat type casino. Very crowded together interior with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Semoman
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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Really bad

Went with my son turn around and lost horribly what really made me mad was they couldn't even feel... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christopher W
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Omaha
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Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs features 160 luxurious rooms that are tastefully decorated, many of which include panoramic views of the Missouri River. Ameristar Council Bluffs is proud to boast the largest riverboat casino in Iowa. This 38,500-square-feet casino in Council Bluffs includes a selection of popular slot and table games. Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs includes four dining options, a supervised kids activity center, video game arcade and an indoor swimming pool.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“sports bar” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
2200 River Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7070
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+1 712-328-8888
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"rooms are spacious"
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"the henry doorly zoo"
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"table games"
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"kansas city"
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"smoking section"
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"many choices"
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"enjoyed our stay"
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"non smoking"
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"gaming options"
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"couple of hours"
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"food was great"
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"ameristar"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Average gaming experience for a small riverboat type casino. Very crowded together interior with main focus on slot machine and very limited table games.

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PNKinc, Guest Relations Manager at Ameristar Casino Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the opportunity to hear what you think about our casino floor and hope you have the chance to come back and see us soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my son turn around and lost horribly what really made me mad was they couldn't even feel the ATM machine the money they make they should be able to clean this place up the place is falling down they need to get rid...More

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PNKinc, Guest Relations Manager at Ameristar Casino Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're disappointed to hear that you didn't have a great visit, Christopher. We appreciate the chance to hear your feedback. We hope that you'll be able to join us again soon for a luckier visit.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I recently attended the NMHA convention as a speaker at the Ameristar Casino Hotel and was pleasantly surprised by the great lodging and food. If your in Council Bluffs or Omaha give it a try.

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PNKinc, Guest Relations Manager at Ameristar Casino Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

We're thrilled to hear about your positive visit! We hope to welcome you back the next time you're in the area.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Stayed at the Ameristar in Council Bluffs and really enjoyed our stay The rooms are spacious and well equipped. I must have my coffee in the morning and it's really nice not having to go downstairs for a cup. Top notch hotel/casino and revels most...More

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PNKinc, Guest Relations Manager at Ameristar Casino Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks for the five-star review, Joseph! We're so excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and complimentary coffee, with us. We can't wait to welcome you back for another visit!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I had a great time at the Ameristar Council Bluffs Casino/ Hotel. The buffet was amazing, as was the Club. We ate at the steakhouse one night which was great. I had my breakfast at the most awesome restaurant which was nicely decorated with nostalgic...More

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PNKinc, Guest Relations Manager at Ameristar Casino Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We strive to provide the best meals for our guests and are glad that you enjoyed not only your food, but our dining outlets' decor. We love the homemade biscuits, too! We appreciate the...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Pretty underwhelming casino, looks much larger from outside (maybe due to hotel attached?) try the Horseshoe instead if you want to gamble.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The smoke is so bad. The bartenders don’t keep their areas clean. Cigarette ashes all over the bar machines!! The machines don’t pay out very well. Sometimes it’s not a “big” win we want, just to be able to keep playing. The most keno machines...More

Thank Nancy R
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I used to work at the two hotel properties that are connected to the ameristar casino and hotel and so ive come to this property quite a few times. I enjoy this casino however, I, myself, have never had an overnight room here. Despite not...More

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PNKinc, Public Relations Manager at Ameristar Casino Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thank you for the rating! We are glad you like the casino. We look forward to welcoming you in for a stay soon.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

While we didn't stay overnight at the casino, we did enjoy a very nice buffet evening meal. There was a great variety of dishes and the food we ate was very tasty. We did spend a short time in the casino but the smoke was...More

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PNKinc, Public Relations Manager at Ameristar Casino Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for the rating. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the buffet and service during your visit. Thank you for being our guests!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

You can always count on great band playing at the Ameristar sports bar. It’s a great place to go to watch your favorite team play because there’s TVs all over. They have a great menu of snack food, appetizers and full meals. There’s a full...More

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PNKinc, Public Relations Manager at Ameristar Casino Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you for the five-star rating! We are pleased to hear that you enjoy the food and drinks, TV and live entertainment in Amerisports. Thank you for being our guest.

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taxlady11
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Response from Heather G | Reviewed this property |
You can also get rooms for $99 on Mondays. It's like everywhere else, cheaper early in the week.
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