Foxwoods Trip Report – Renovated Rooms, Dining, and Better VP, Oh My!

Recently, I had the pleasure of staying two nights at Foxwoods.  It was a nice little vacation for my wife and I, and gave me a little more time to look around.

RENOVATED PEQUOT TOWER ROOMS

lobby on each floor from elevators

If you have a chance, you must stay in these rooms.  Cozy, seemingly bigger, and more amenities than the old P-Tower Rooms, (which are still luxurious).  These rooms are a step up and were extremely enjoyable for sleeping, relaxing, & working ( like on this blog). As you enter (our room was double queen beds) it’s bright, it’s new and spacious. First the bathroom is open, plenty of amenities, and easily two people can prepare for the day,although there is only one sink.  One word of caution – the shower / bath-tub has a high wall to climb over to get in, which might be difficult for some seniors or people with leg or hip concerns.  But the bathroom itself is beautiful.  The makeup mirror is as large as the large mirror in front of the sink.

The room is very comfortable, and includes the usual HDTV & desk area.  However, add to that more drawers than usual, haging closet, safe, two bottles of water, iHome device player, and many useful electrical outlets.  The needs of the modern family or business person have certainly been considered.  But I saved the best for last.

Instead of the small couch where we throw the useless pillows on, it has a small little table photo (2)and  seating area for two – read the paper, have your breakfast or room-service, do some work on your tablet and still watch TV!  Se the picture to the right.

This room is an outstanding value.

DINING

Red Lantern – originally the Shrine. The top half is the slightly renovated restaurant & lounge, Shrine is still the night-club below.  The am,biance of the restaurant is similar, but there are now more lounging chairs near the bar for casual talk and drinks.  We were there for the “All-You-Can-Eat Sushi.”   Simply put, it was as good if not better when previously reviewed twice in 2012 and 2013. It is pricier, but they offer more variations of sushi rolls, some with sweet potato, some with additional tempura added to the usual spicy tunas and spicy salmon roles.  The quality, wait time and service were all outstanding.   I still give it a BVR (Binbin Value Rating) of 4 aces!

High Roller Bowling Lanes and Lounge – best beer selection on the premises.  Newcastle, Guinness, Shipyard, Stella, Seasonal Sam Adams all on tap, as well as the usual domestics.  And their menu is a little different, with scrumptious sound burgers, salads, pasta, sandwiches and pizza.  We tried their appertizer menu.  We enjoyed their White Cheddar Tater Tots, with a spicy jalapeno sauce.  A large portion of tater tots, each one the size of a ping pong ball.  An enjoyable and different treat.

Juniors – Breakfast here is a little pricey, but this isn’t your little hometown diner.  This is Juniors!  And the food is worth the extra bucks.  My three pancakes were some of the fluffiest and largest I’ve ever had – I mean, feed a family of four huge!.  Turkey sausage links and warn apple slices in a raisin/apple compote.  My wife had your basic breakfast with bacon cooked to perfection.  By the way, ask to have Casey as your server, she really is exceptional.

And don’t forget that they serve lunch and dinner with some of best New York Cheesecake and sinful desserts you’ve ever had.

GAMBLING

Short & sweet.  Foxwoods continues to improve it’s Video poker inventory, with 9/6 JOB at the $1 level, 8/6 JOB at the $.25 level and 9/5 DDB at the $.25 denomination. New slots everywhere, and craps players, remember there are 10X odds certain casinos.

 

All in all, a great experience.

That’s all for now.

Binbin

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