Gold Strike Casino Resort
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I picked up Kevin Laake (see explanation of Kevin Laake in the next entry) in Jackson, MS after a GPS nightmare. These would become more prevalent as time goes on and it wasn't that the GPS sent me into a war-zone as much as it sent me on roads that just weren’t conducive to efficient travel. I ended up leaving Little Rock, AR after a cup of …
... see for Memphis.
While touring Graceland we did a survey of some of the workers to determine which barbeque restaurant they would deem as the stand out for Memphis. Several restaurant names came up but we quantified the winner as Interstate Barbeque, located in an area of Memphis that some of our pollees advised wasn’t a good area. We went to Interstate for lunch and while we recognize our limited experience as ...
... seeing a town called Arkadelphia...I don't know anything about it, but it gave us a good laugh
Lastly, we managed to sneak in our first Target stop on the trip as well! (I think Nick was a little excited because it had been over 2 weeks since he's set foot in one!)
Tomorrow we are really looking forward to seeing our good friend Natalie in Richmond!
... t native to Tennessee they think he was swept up with the water when Katrina hit New Orleans and liked it so much he stayed - Chickasaw Indians used to own the land Memphis is built on, but it was bought by Andrew Jackson (US President) for $1000 - In 1878, 5 yellow fevers hit Memphis and a quarantine was put in place for the whole city, whereby you were shot if you tried to leave. - The city 4 miles north of Memphis was at this time suffering malnutrition as there was a food ...
... and sweated, and put sunscreen on, and sweated and walked. It was uncomfortably hot! The set-ups were amazing and I know AJ was jealous! They must've cost tens of thousands of dollars for some of them. The smell was amazing although the heat was threatening to ruin a good day. We grabbed some lunch (ribs, slaw & beans for me...again and pulled pork for AJ) and tried to find a seat in the shade...no luck! The sun had physically drained us of all energy. ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Gold Strike Casino Resort Tunica Resorts
Going back again asap!!
Just returned from Tunica. Stayed at the Gold Strike. It was great. Only problem - one day room was not made up until about 7 p.m. or later in the evening. I think help was a problem. Loved the area. Will go back again.
What are they talking about???
Have been to Tunica 16 times and stayed at most of the casino's. The Gold Strike is superior as far as we're concerned. The place is on par with the nicest in Vegas. Comps are extremely easy to get if you use the magic formula - just ask. Location is great. Food is very good.
Free drinks - not only for players, but even for walk-ups at the bar.
Gambling is very good - although we don't play slots. They had single deck blackjack last time we were there. Good poker room. We gamble late and just call before going to bed and ask housekeeping to clean our room after 1:00PM the next day. Never had a problem. Pricing is unbelievable compared to Vegas. All in all a very good deal on a very nice place. We highly recommend it!!!
There were 6 of us on this trip . Out of the 6 only 2 had any luck, and they had played poker and blackjack This wasn't my first trip to the Gold Strike and as far as the hotel was concerned---it was fine . The slots were very tight and it wasn't much fun playing when all you got was a 4 or 10 spit now and then. We won't be going back for a while and the new people we brought along are not going back at all because of that. Not much incentive for new customers ! Sorry !
Stayed first week in July and had a great time. Most of the reviews here that are negative are simply "I didn't get comped what I wanted." While I know comps is part of the casino experience to many, it's not really a review of the hotel. This place is very nice and very cheap compared to Atlantic City and Vegas. I was floored to find no charge for drinks anywhere in the casino, not just at the table and machines.
A free drink at the bar? Try fnding that in Atlantic City, where you might pay 6 bucks for bottle of Bud. Lovely Spa and pool too. The gym and pools are no charge either. How about a $15 dollar a day charge at many Vegas casinos for gym facilities. This is a great place and I can't wait to go back.
We visit Tunica a couple times a year and have stayed at most of the hotels. Our last stay was at Gold Strike and we are still talking to everyone who goes to Tunica about it. We were there 4 nights with friends. Neither of our rooms was cleaned, not even once, during our stay. Every day we had to call for clean towels and coffee. We talked to the mgr. after the 2nd night and were told they do not disturb guests to clean. We gamble late into the night, but are usually out of our room by noon. The service was terrible. We spend when we gamble and like another review, not a comp to be seen. We have never stayed anywhere in Tunica, Vegas or Laughlin without our rooms and food being comped. Never again!
Had a Blast
I just got back from a June 6-9, 2003 stay, and had a great time. The hotel is beautiful and I was very happy with our room. The casino is nice and nearly all the employees I met (esp. some of the bartenders) were great hosts. The spa with hot tub and pool was great for hanging out. The restaurants are fine, though the best meal I had was at the chinese restaurant at the Horseshoe next door. This is a very nice casino at a reasonable rate. Highly recommend.
We have stayed in most of the Tunica area casino hotels from time to time, and in the past we preferred the Gold Strike. The past two visits, have been so bad that we will not stay there again. We spent the night 3-10-03 (our anniversary). The check-in staff was rude and inattentive, and the room was dirty. Drinking glasses in the room had obviously not been washed, and the sheets were shredded and dirty. When we tried to have breakfast in the Atrium the morning of 3-11-03, we finally left without eating. The restaurant was about half full, there were at least four groups in line, and the black female hostess was paying attention to no one. After waiting 15 minutes and seeing no one get her attention, nor get seated, we left. We will not stay there again. Also, we plan to gamble at the other casinos, since too many people were lounging around the slot machines, taking up two or three machines at a time and not playing them, and trying to intimidate people who wanted to gamble. There does not seem to be enough security there.
Nowhere Like Goldstrike!
My family and I visit Tunica on a regular basis. We have "stayed and played" everywhere in Tunica. The GOLDSTRIKE is THE BEST. The rooms, casino, food, entertainment, service, and people really out shine the others. When we can't get a room at GOLDSTRIKE, and HAVE to stay elsewhere, I really don't have a good overall trip. We've come to the conclusion that, if we can't stay at GOLDSTRIKE we'll stay home until we can! We like it that much. All I can say is keep up the good work!!! Millie Gwaltney
Playtime at the Gold Strike
We just returned from our semi-annual trip to the Gold Strike. We had a great
time. I even won some money! However, I felt sorry for the Casino and gave it all back to them. Wait til next time, I'll cleam them out!
Had a Great Time
Loved your hotel. The people and food was great. But after we came home we never received one comp. from them like we did other casinos. We recieved free room, $ 29.00 room, free food, ect. from others and we spent most of out time with you at the Gold Strike.We would love to come back and stay again but where are your comps?