Chinook Winds Casino Resort Hot
Toll-Free Number: (888) 244-6665
RV Reservations: (877) 564-2678
Room Reservations: (877) 423-2241
Rooms: 227 Price Range: $89-$184
Suites: 81 Price Range: $184-$264
Restaurants: 4 Liquor: Yes
Buffets: B- $8.95 L- $9.95/$19.95 (Sunday) D- $15.95/$19.95 (Fri)/$18.95 (Sat)
Games Offered: Blackjack, Slots, Video Poker, Craps, Roulette, Poker, Let it Ride, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Bingo
Overnight RV Parking: No
Senior Discount: Meal discounts if 55+
Special Features: Childcare center. Video arcade. 18-hole golf course.
Play the state lottery slots instead
My wife & I have patronized this casino since it was a tent where the arcade now sits. We will not be returning ever again after this last visit. To put it simply both of us played slots and more times I can count the payout is dismal even with a big "Bonus Round" win. The experience is shared by everyone we spoke to that the slots are very tight and even when you win, you barely win more than a few times your bet. Having a background in electronics I can tell you that these slots are doing exactly what the preset program settings are telling them to do. Time & time again, I watched people hit the Bonus for 53 free spins or less and win less than 20$ to 30$ on a dollar bet. The tribe has obviously gotten very greedy. I can say this, play OREGON Lottery slots and your money will go much further and the pay outs are bigger and more often. You can also find the payout percentages with govt. machines, good luck getting % payout info from the tribe. Patronize someone else....maybe they'll learn but I doubt it.
Never Going Back
Living near Portland, this casino is just over an hour away. Yet I've only been there a few times. Food was crappy, decor shabby, and slots didn't pay out very often.
Last trip, about 2 yrs ago, I booked a room with plans to do my gambling in the wee hours, but the folks in the next room were partying -very noisy - so by 10 pm I'd had enough so I went to the desk to cancel. They wouldn't refund my money, even tho I hadn't slept or ?? yet, so I left in a lousy mood.
I called the manager after I got home, to re-cap my experience and complain, and he said, in so many words, tough s***. So I mailed back their club card and told them where to shove it, and haven't been back since.
Heck, Spirit Mountain Casino is right along the same highway, so that's where I go now.
Dirty room and bathroom
Last time I checked in toilet was dirty
WORST CASINO FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE
If you are traveling in an RV just drive past this Casino and on to the next one. Their security people will chase you off the property. They won't even allow you to park there for even an hour and go inside and eat at the buffet. THEY DO NO WANT RV CUSTOMERS HERE.....This is absolutely the rudest Casino we have ever been to.
Oregon Casino tour- Chinook Winds
Used to be better. We stopped here several years ago and thought the buffet was nice. This time the food was only fair. We don't expect to win on the slots but do like to play for a while. Slots were tight and we didn't play long. Staff was friendly enough when contacted. I enjoyed the small coin show while the wife spent her money in the slots. I think I got the better deal. Fairly easy to find as right off highway 101. Outlet mall in the city was small. The usual coastal fun is available when not in the casino. We won't make a special trip for the casino but, would stop again to see if things change.
I Can't Seem to Win Here
I live in Lincoln City and believe me this casino has gone downward in the last three years. They have become very greedy where you spin on any slot machine and get absolutely nothing. They track you by your player card so if you win anything you will not win again for months. This place is the pits and I for one am going to stop going after years of spending money there. There is absolutely no fun of going there anymore. I will start spending my money elsewhere!!!
Casino should have different name
The slot machines ate my money. 3x I had to push the help light button because my money got stuck. When I finally found a machine that didn't try to jam up when I put in my money, I lost it all. I put a $20 bill in a penny machine and playing $1.25 a spin, I got absolutely nothing. We ate in the deli and the food was alright but the tables were filthy dirty and they didn't even seem that busy to where one of the workers couldn't have come out and cleaned the tables. I made a comment to the cashier girl and she said that it wasn't their job to clean the tables. Yeah, right. Then we went and played the table games and the blackjack dealer was actually using his fingers to count and still couldn't count right. I was afraid he might take off his shoes and socks and possibly his pants, so he would have more digits to count with. It was pretty scary. I thought blackjack dealers had to go to school for this stuff. Did not visit the player's club, I do not want a casino keeping track of where I am or what machine I am playing, every time I use a card. It's an invasion of privacy. Floor was dingy and I seem to remember seeing the same carpet when I was here about 8 years ago. Same with the paint colors on the wall. Slot attendants are slow and sloppy. Would I return? Nope. Not even if I won the lottery.
We like this place!
If Chinook Winds is as bad as other reviews suggest, why is the parking lot always full? Why is it necessary to call several weeks ahead to get a reservation? We've been going to Chinook Winds for years and enjoy the combination of being at the beach and playing in the casino. Join their Players Club and you'll get great offers on rooms including the chance to upgrade to a suite for $20 more. Their buffet is so so but food at Chinook Winds Grille opposite the office is quite good. The staff is friendly; free rewards are plentiful; and the sound of jackpots being won is always in the air.
Not "foreign national" friendly
Went to casino last year and got a member card. Visited again this May and forget my card so went to the desk and handed them my Canadian driving license at the same time requesting another card. They said I needed a passport as I was a "foreign national". I asked why I needed a passport just to get another card? Policy. I asked to speak to a manager. I have never been asked to produce a passport in any of the ten or so casinos that I frequent in Oregon, Washington, California. I was told it was policy and that I could not go into the casino without producing my passport. They were extremely unpleasant and I was totally caught off guard. Some Canadian friends went later that evening. One of them signed up for the first time to get a member card and was not asked to produce her passport. Has anyone else ever been asked to produce their passport in a casino?
Hotel is old, musty and have to walk in the rain to get to the casino.. do not understand why they do not build nice hotel.
bring back vegas
I've been reading the reviews for Chinook Winds and have to agree. Even tho' we have not been there in almost 2 1/2 years I can tell you that our last few experiences were awful and that is why we never went back. We use to go every summer from 2000 to 2008 but they slowly went downhill until the last time when we said no more. Face it people, the Indians don't have to answer to anyone and nothing will change. Save your gambling for Vegas where you can at least enjoy the weather, free drinks, and some good shows and awesome architecture. I do believe that the Indian casinos are partly responsible for the bad economy...that's a lot of unanswered money not going back into the economy.
I would stay away from the buffet and the slots!
I have learned to stay away from the upstairs buffet. Got sick last time eating overcooked seafood and raw turkey. I would never trust the slot machines. I suspect they are preprogrammed not to pay out big jackpots and have watched the reels sticks on several occasions. Where is the oversite? That being said the tables are a lot of fun. Not all staff are friendly, but I'm sure they only make minimum wage. My advice would be to play at the tables, bring your own food, and take time to enjoy the beach!
IT'S NOT BETTER AT THE BEACH!!!
Chinook Winds was once the best casino to play at. The payouts were good and you could actually get to play on your money for several hours. Not any more....they have become another greedy casino that cannot even grant an occasional jackpot. Chinooks Winds is #2 for worst in Oregon.
Do not go to this casino
My family and I went to this casino in an RV. Parked in the RV parking area....when we decided to leave to go find a place to eat and stay, two cars had totally blocked us in and the casino wouldn't do anything about it. We waited at least two hours, and the casino wouldn't even offer us any food. WE WILL NOT BE BACK!!!!!!
Chinook winds casino
I took my whole family to the buffet and I am glad I did! They have improved their food and service enough for us to continue going back there.
Some things they could improve on would be the machines. They seem to have some problems in this area, however, I feel good enough to return there!
Worst Casino In The Country
WOW! How does this place stay open? Let 's back up a bit here. First, we didn't lose any money here. We actually broke even. That's because of the 4 machines we sat down at we had to call for a slot technician to come pull our money out. The machines are broken.
We then went to try a few hands at the tables. Have you ever heard of a sweat shop? Not much playing or fun going on here. It took the dealer 3 tries to count our chips back to us correctly. Maybe he was new, but we didn't want to take the chance of playing blackjack with someone who can't count.
Then we thought we would get something to eat. We paid for the buffet. It smelled pretty good from the line. Big mistake...the food was all overcooked, dry, and it looked like it was from the day before. We asked for our money back and they said no. We left and will never be back.
Did I mention how dirty it is in there. Our recommendation: Don't waste your time and money, just drive on by!
we have been going to chinook winds for a few years now, maybe twice a year, the hotel needs some work, but we always have a lot of fun at the casino, I've had to pay uncle sam almost every year playing slots, the food up on the top floor at the
Rogue River has always been great, we just watched the ducks game, would have been better if they had won, the bathrooms are always clean, and there is always someone going around dusting machines, everyone has been very nice, after reading some of the other reviews I felt it only right to put in my two cents.
Not so good!
This casino needs a new work over. A lot of the machines were old and the reels would actually catch when spinning. The chairs, floor and machines were dirty and sticky. I actually stopped playing a few machines because I could not stand to touch them. The staff never smiled even when I said hello. I was actually ignored a couple of times. This casino is so below what it could be, not at all like Lucky Eagle for instance and that it is a shame. The potential is certainly there. We will not be returning to your casino.
employee & food issues
We stayed at the Shilo while in Lincoln City and decided to try your buffet upstairs. We ordered omletes and if looks could kill I would have been dead before he put it on my plate. We spent a lot of time on the john that night. Will never return!!!!!!!!
I went on a "road trip" from PDX to the casino for a 4 hour stay with a friend of mine. The slots didn't pay well at all. It's very difficult to get a 50 cent win on a dollar bet. I don't know much about "chance of winning", but these slots paid less frequentely than Spirit Mt. (amazing buffet, by the way) or Lucky Eagle. The lunch buffet was HORRIBLE. Like the ratings below, the food was overcooked, not replenished in time to try some of the offerings. There wasn't much of a selection and the salad bar was messy with spilled dressing and vegetables. The floor was a nightmare. My friends and I go gambling for fun about once every 4-6 weeks...we will not go there again. Sorry, Chinook Winds.
We arrived with high hopes and we were rewarded with an exellent beach. After that it went steadily downhill. We came around supper time and tried the buffet, it was grubby and the variety was very poor. The food quality was poor and it was left out far too long without being replenished.
We were just as disapointed to learn the potatoes are instant and the fish is farmed, what a disgrace. After dinner we went to our teeny tiny room about 10 feet by 11 feet, no closet and with very few amenities.
I kid you not, it was very reminicent of a low end motel. Oh well, back to the casino. I did win on the tables but the atmosphere left a lot to be desired. The air quality was poor and the whole area was not very clean, BUT HEY THE BEACH WAS A 10
At first glance
At first glance when we walked in it seemed to be a decent establishment. We had quite a drive and needed the use of the toilet facilities. The toilets were clean and the room smelled clean much more than I can say for the rest of the casino.
We wanted a bite for lunch and stopped at a fast food type spot in the casino. Not knowing until later that there is a buffet on the second floor we ordered and found a table. We could not find a table that had been wiped or clean. We used wet napkins to clean our table before we could enjoy our meal.
We spent the next few hours losing on the slot games. The people who make change took a long time to come around after pushing the service button on the game. I found her to be rather rude once she did come to our game to give us change.
We left the building to walk on the beach and went back inside towards the evening. It was somewhat busier and we were hungry again. We went to the buffet area to eat this time and got right in. The service was fabulous but the food left much to be desired.
There were two food lines but the same food items on both. I found lack of variety and choice. Some of the food items were not warm so must have sat in place for a bit of time.
After eating we went for a stroll but did not play any more games because the first game I tried my bill got stuck and nobody ever came to help us. It was only a dollar but it drained my desire to play any more. Overall,? I would think again before going back.
Last time I ate your buffet it was terrible and dirty, there was food on the floor and spilled in front of the hot food on counter. All the hot dishes and fresh salads were almost empty and not refilled in the 45 minutes I was there.
As for the slots, not too bad, I've been there many times and not won a dime but also have won quite a bit on other occassions, luck of the draw I guess. The casino is looking pretty sad. Time to clean up and remodel and for pity sakes hire someone who knows how to operate your buffet, providing good food and a clean area, especially for what it costs I don't mind paying for it if it is worth it.
Oregon Coast is beautiful.
We won't be going back to this casino. Odds of winning are terrible.
There is no minimum payback percentage required on the Tribe's machines.
Better at the Beach?
Chinook Winds blow-out.
Getting great entertainment venues.
Food is less than good; but if you're hungry enough, you will eat anything.
Tables and slots fair.
You would do better with seeing the Oregon coast and its local attractions.