While I am a long-standing visitor to the Foxwoods Resort Casino (even when it was only a bingo hall), I had never stayed at the Grand Pequot Hotel. Recently, I had the chance, and it was wonderful.
We stayed two nights in one of the older rooms, but it was spacious and beautiful. The room was quiet and comfortable, with two small bottles of water, free Wi-Fi, and free access to the fitness center. It would rival most of the deluxe rooms on the strip, which I have had the pleasure over the years to stay in.
The first night we decided to eat at the buffet, since we hadn’t in many years. Frankly it was disappointing. For the value, it was overpriced for what was presented. One bright spot in the desserts were the gluten-free chocolate chocolate-chip cookies. There were delicious, fudgy, and chocolatey. Certainly a highlight among the usual entrees. It will probably be many more years before we try it again. $40.00 for two is just too much for what is offered.
One night was dinner at Cedars, one of their outstanding steak restaurants. We split the Stonington Sea Scallops with the with the Filet Mignon making our own surf and turf. The food, and service, were terrific, and I wouldn’t hesitate returning.
Gambling wasn’t so successful. However, Halo Bar in the Grand Pequot Casino was a boost when I hit 4 Aces with a kicker on 9/5 Double Double Bonus. They don’t have draft beer, but a full bar and good bottled beer. A nice little hangout. By the way, the music was quite eclectic going between traditional jazz standards and classic rock.
The Slot inventory has been constantly updated and video poker paytables seem vastly improved.
We had a great stay. Thank you Foxwoods.
That’s all for now.