Toll-Free Number: (800) 375-6073
Room Reservations: (866) 609-8700
Rooms:70 Room Rates: $79-$139
Suites: 15 Room Rates: $109-$169
Restaurants: 4 Liquor: Yes
Valet Parking: Free
Buffets: B-$14.95 (Sat/Sun) L-$11.25
Hours: 9am-5am/24 Hours (Fri/Sat)
Casino Size: 22,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Keno
Overnight RV Parking: Free/RV Dump: No
Senior Discount: Various 1st Mon of month if 55+
Special features: Seattle and Edmonds Ferries fee reimbursed with qualified play. Gambling age is 18.
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort Hot
Toll-Free Number: (800) 375-6073
Average user rating from: 26 user(s)
|Table Games||2.2 (20)|
|Customer Service||3.0 (26)|
|Player's Club||2.4 (26)|
|Gaming Atmosphere||2.7 (26)|
|Amenities or Hotel||3.2 (21)|
|Food & Drink||2.4 (26)|
They will TAKE every cent!
You know I don't really like writing reviews. If I write them I generally only write good ones, but I'm making an exception because I feel obliged to say something in hopes of sparing someone from having to experience what I did. I am hoping at least one person will read this and not go to the Clearwater Casino because it's just unpleasant. I have to say most of the people walking out looked very unhappy and I can see why. The slots machines are not right. They are far from fun. YES you will LOSE. That's a given. It's HOW they have you lose that is so frustrating. You will never have a chance to see any of your money back. It's like they snap it out of your hand. These are the tightest slots I have ever seen. This was my worst casino experience by far. Slots are rumored to pay back as little as 72 per cent and I know the Natives don’t need to disclose the percentage and I suppose they wouldn't because the people would know better. Please do yourself a FAVOR & NEVER GO THERE because they TRULY will take your money. I am sorry that the owners feel such a need to be so excessively greedy. It's sad.
From Bad to Worse--Again?!?
I have to agree with the previous reviewer. Sure, it's easy to just dismiss other reviews as people who had a bad day or who expected to walk out with a boatload of cash after pushing the same button 10,000 times. Until you visit the ClearWallet a few times. I've been quite a few times over the past three years, and it HAS been getting worse. The change to 24 hour operation was a major turning point in the "suck" factor. The payout has gotten less frequent and more weighted to big Jackpots. If you are a low to mid-level slot player, forget it. For example, on my visit last week, I watched 120.00 evaporate on .50 bets within an hour. No one else sat down nearby and cleaned out the network--we all lost. It's like tossing coins down a funnel and hoping a couple will defy gravity and fly back into your hand. I kept losing and losing, except for a short break from midnight to 2 AM. And I thought Emerald Queen and Muckleshoot was bad.
If you absolutely must get a slot machine fix without playing in the middle of the night, try joining Lucky Eagle's mailing club. At least you can get two free hotel rooms a month, enjoy the amenities during the evening fleecing of the regulars, and coming in and have a fighting chance in the morning hours.
SERIOUSLY INSULTING SLOTS!
I moved to Poulsbo, Wa. back in October and started going there on a regular basis for the last 6 or 7 months usually on my way home from work. After this weekend I'm DONE. They completely SKIN YOU ALIVE there. In the last 6 months I've played there on average about 4 days per week and each month so say 15 times per month - NOT ONCE! was I EVER truly UP on the SLOTS. And believe me I started to think it was just a bad run of luck but then I went to Point No Point and I suddenly remembered how slots are supposed to work. Usually they give SOME slight chance to step away with some profit in your pocket but not at CLEARWATER. I also spent 6 1/2 years in Reno so I'm no novice to the many ways of the Casinos but I gotta tell ya maybe the Laws in Washington are just entirely different. I don't know WHAT THE HECK is going on there. I know they're expanding the Hotel which I suppose should be a big Red Stop sign. WOW do these folks take the cake. I'm never going back. Frankly it's BORING - It's very BORING and simply NOT FUN because the way the slots work you actually never really get a chance at playing a bonus and so you're pretty much just sitting there watching your cash dwindle. Oh sure sometimes it will pay you even money on your bet or 50% of it but most of the time it's just a strait loss. You bet a buck it takes a buck. You bet two bucks it takes two bucks. You bet twenty cents it gives you 5 cents back and on and on. Then it has the gaul to make it seem like you ALMOST got a chance at the bonus round but you don't. Nope. Not ever. Not even two crisp one hundred dollar bills later. It's SO INSULTING and AGGRAVATING and seriously BORING. Ridiculous. I do feel sorry for the people in the community though because these gluttonous monsters that run Clearwater are just going to suck the life out of them. I mean they make companies like Monsanto seem generous. The customer service was okay but then it's rather lost after you're insulted or accosted by the slot machines. I mean seriously it feels like someone is sticking you there. It's NOT cool!
AWFUL! NOT FUN! REDICULOUS! ABSURDLY GREEDY
I just hated that place! Seriously! What an absolute RIP OFF! The slots will suck every penny out of you and you will NEVER even get one chance to go above your principal or for that matter reach a bonus round! It's SHOCKING and you will get MAJOR HEADACHE! That was my experience for 3 solid days! The same with my boyfriend. We were pissed. That's why I'm writing this. It's ridiculous! You cant even get a bonus round! I was nearly bleeding from the eyes in utter shock like... is this even legal? Why do they do this? I mean I know WHY -- they do it so they can take all of your money, but I thought that they were supposed to offer some opportunity to win. Not there! NO! NOPE! NEVER a chance. You know what? It's BORING... At the end of the day it's BORING and HORRIFYING. Pushing buttons and watching your money disappear - Absolutely ridiculous. They're relentless there. How can they get away with that? It makes me never want to ever set foot in another casino in my life. Save yourself some heartache. If you live nearby then take the time to go to Point No Point. They may not have the larger space but at least they don't steal you blind. Clearwater is horrendous!
Not so special
This is a medium sized casino with approximately 1,000 plus machines. The problem is there is little variety. The casino appears large but the machines are repeated all over the place. We have been in small casinos with better variety. You rarely heard anyone winning and when they did get a bonus it did not pay much. The buffet was good but average with nothing unusual. It is a clean casino with clean restrooms which is a plus. Staff is friendly. Smoking is allow and it is not too bad. All in all, if you are in the area, I would stop, maybe you will be lucky.
Alway a great time!
Lots of great slots and the hotel is wonderful! We always have fun and its so easy to get to via the Bainbridge and Kingston ferrys....and i love that I can earn a reimbursement of the ferry cost just by playing the slots!
Thanks for the fun times!
Very nice casino
We enjoy our trips to Clearwater. It is close to home and everyone is always very pleasant, especially the Keno staff. The slots could pay better. The hotel is great except it really needs some room upgrades such as carpeting, paint and wallpaper. The food venues are very nice and the food is good, however, prices seem a little high. Traveling to the east side is not worth it when we have the very nice, clean Clearwater Casino 35 minutes away.
This casino is located right next to Bainbridge Island which also happens to be where I live. On the other hand, the percentage of slot payoffs are fickle. Every Indian reservation here in the state of Washington, has complete control on the percentage of payouts per their Class 2 machines(Bingo Cards, Scratch Offs and Pull Tabs,all connected to high tech computer servers). I have found it impossible to win at this casino on consecutive visits. As a Clearwater club member I do receive both food comp and cash back according to my play, and I play a lot. Unfortunately, you can go through 800 bucks and only acquire enough points for Eight Dollars. As for free slot play... The farther away you live, the more free slot play you will receive. The Hosts and Executive Hosts in both the Players Club and VIP, are both kind and understanding. Yet, they are limited by the higher ups, regarding; promotions, trips, and especially free slot play for clients like myself.
As for Food and Drink. All I can say on this issue, is that the Chiefs would be wise to talk with McDonald's,Pizza Hut or any other national brand.
I have heard that in years past the slot payout percentages where even tighter than today. What the payouts will be tomorrow...only the Chiefs know.
Tightest slots around
We used to stay at the hotel and it has great rooms and view... too bad they took away the free breakfast buffet because the continental breakfast sucks! The point system is terrible!!! It takes hundreds of dollars to get a few points. At other casinos you rack up points and never have to pay for food but at Clearwater it takes months to get one free meal!! I couldn't believe all the bad reviews listed and they haven't done anything to change. The slots are sooo tight it is unreal - my friend and I lose 9 out of 10 times!!! I'm getting sick of losing every time. I think it's time we go elsewhere or quit...
It used to be the best, Now it's worse than the re
The Clearwater used to be a great place to go and I have been going there since it opened. Their overall operations have consistently degraded since they have grown. The slots have become tighter and the accruing of points for comps is really bad. They keep raising the point levels almost making it impossible for the higher limit table games players to keep their "Diamond" level. They went from 80,000 points last year to 120,000 points this year and made it harder for table games players to accrue points. By this time last year I had already maintained the level for 2012. As of today I am still about 20,000 points from keeping it even though I have spent several thousand more this year than I did last year.
The quality of their food has dramatically decreased. Also, while eating in their buffet my family and I were told we had to move to another table by the wait staff because a native had come in and the table we were at was her favorite table. We had to pick up our plates, drinks and silverware and moved to a less desirable table.
You can bet (pun intended) I will be spending more time at the Point-No-Point casino in the future.
Of all the casinos I've gone to, Clearwater is the best all around. Every time I've gone to any other I find myself wishing I had just gone to "mine" (Clearwater). I love the people there, all so friendly and helpful. I am treated in a way that makes me feel very special both at the casino and at the resort. They are AWESOME!!! And it is always sooo clean and comfortable both casino and resort. It is my home away from home. A special thanks to Laurie Perkins for making me feel especially special over the last several years. She's the bestest hostess ever. I love the food, my family loves it there, and all that I have "corrupted" into going love it too. Many eat there regularly now after I took them and treated them to the wonderful buffet. I don't go 'expecting to win" I go to relax, have fun, be around good people, spend time with friends. Winning just comes as a bonus and nice surprise when it happens. And I have won A LOT there so, BONUS!!!. Those of you that complain, well it's called "gambling" for a reason. Not everyone can win ALL the time and if you are a poor loser you really shouldn't "gamble", or participate in any sporting events either for that matter. GO TO HAVE A NICE TIME AND GET OUT OF THE HOUSE, AWAY FROM WORK. If you think the employees are rude, you must be being rude, because I have never experienced rudeness from the employees in all the years they have been open. I have witnessed MANY extremely rude players there though. But, there are many more real nice people there thank god to overcome those.
Suquamish has the tightest slots in Western Washington! I was a regular, but I no longer patronize this casino. The food quality has degraded to the point that calling it mediocre would be a compliment. A pack of rabid dogs are more personable than the casino employees. The Suquamish Clearwater Casino is no longer a pleasant experience. If you want any chance of a pleasant gaming and dining experience, find another casino!
The Cure for Gambling Addiction!
If you are concerned about your trips to a casino becoming too frequent and bringing an onset of slot machine addiction, I have found a wonderful cure: Suquamish Clearwater Casino.
As you drive into the spacious parking garage, get whisked up a fast elevator to the pleasant fourth floor casino floor, it may be easy to overlook the large number of worn out cars being attended to by sullen patrons carrying free promotional kitchen trinkets out of the casino. They "won" something, but perhaps not what they really wanted. Your inner voice kicks in: "But not me. Not this time. I've lost money 15 times in the past 16 visits, but this will be different. This is a midweek, early afternoon trip right before the payday scalping party begins. It's the 13th, and Venus just transited the sun. And heck, a week ago on this day there were plenty of handpays--at least 10 over 1,000.00. So, I'll just watch and jump in when enough people have been bled on my Video Terminal bank."
Your strategy works out great (as usual) for the first thirty minutes or so. In my case, I was up a full 34 bucks (gasp!) on my first 100 bucks playing dollar bets and having 3 bonus games.
Then it gets bad. You switch machines. You pace out the play. Nothing works. But this casino must have at least 82% payback programming chips in these games, right?
I'm not an MIT trained math whiz, but what the house edge means for me is that playing here costs me 300.00 every time I play dollar bets. Win 100, lose 400. If I play .25 bets, I lose 20 bucks an hour; play .50 bets, lose 40 bucks an hour, and so on.
For a slot machine addiction to work properly, I would expect a healthy symbiotic relationship to occur. You escape to a relaxing environment to "pray to the God of Chance" (as one author describes it), win some--and lose more. Perhaps pour a bunch of cash into a bank of slots and nail a huge, thrilling bonus that gives you back half or more of your losses. The way I see it, casinos (and their programmers) have a choice every day: milk their cash cows weekly or have one big BBQ and be done with it.
Roger Upjohn's trip report (below) hit it right on the head. Clearwater decided to have a BBQ with me. I lost almost a thousand in one day playing dollar bets on the same bank, at the "right times", with no results. Playing dollar bets with no bonuses for 800 spins will do wonders for your addiction issues. It also helps to have people blowing smoke in your face, passing gas, hitting jackpots on .10 bets, or telling you in a drunken stupor how they are faking a disability to play next to you today.
I tried the self barring route at a few Washington casinos. It's worthless. Don't expect any enforcement, unless you win a hand payout. The Clearwater has found a better way to cure gambling problems. If you suspect that you or a loved one has a gambling problem, play at the Clearwater Casino a few times and you will be cured.
Now with 24/7 Assault and Mugging!
Well, the ClearWallet has done so well off with our money they are open 24 hours as of May 1st. In my experiences with Washington casinos, this makes it much harder to find a good time to play.
You can try coming in and playing at strange hours of the night, but any visit over 2 hours means losing slot winnings rapidly. This casino can dish out big wins when the time is right, but they really turn the hurt on for the trouble. When I've played those strange hours of the night (not rush hour), the formula seems to be win 100, then lose 300. The Tribal Based lottery terminal system has a way of turning 75-88% paybacks into losing 5 out of 6 times. These are not pure RNG slots like Nevada. There are a certain number of bonus winning "scratch tickets" out there, and the tribe will have no trouble leaving a few out to make sure you hand back all of your winnings and bankroll. The rule of "if you are up, get up" is especially important here. The casino has a pleasant atmosphere and good food, but it comes at a high price. A few years ago, I would hear patrons talk frequently about playing through the night and going up and up, but not anymore. It's like all of the tribal casinos are daring each other to do a better job of assaulting and mugging their players. Where's the fun in watching 6 people come in and lose their shirts, and maybe finding one person walk out slightly ahead?
Not Worth the Gas
The facility, in regards to the restaurants, rooms gym and such are not bad. However, the services in the gaming room is horrible. Especially in the poker room. It seems this place caters to locals and the good old boy locals. In fact staff routinely derides players within earshot. Save the gas and turn around!
Machines seem tight
Stayed there over Holidays w/friend. Rooms were decent. Bad internet and lame cell coverage and staff could care less that I needed decent internet for some work related stuff but generally okay. What made it not so cool was the casino itself. Wish Id seen the comments about the slots before I went. Seems like they were just killing the Holiday crowd. Never experienced such tight slots before. E V E R ! Like so tight that you don't even feel like you're playing slots so much as just dumping money into a machine. Its wayyy weird and so lame. I wanted to punch the machines I was playing. Ran out of cash early as they sucked it all up and took early flight back before New Years. Made for brutal vacation and crappy holidays but glad to get out of there
TERRIBLE PLACE DESERVES ALL THE BAD REVIEWS!!!
NEVER gives back. My husband and I have been to just about every casino in Vegas and Atlantic City and Western NY and never have we spent $1600 on slots in 2 days without winning anything. I'm not talking about taking money home but just winning enough to keep you playing for a while. They are so greedy they can't even offer a customer that. We played machines I've played in other casinos that paid so it's not the machines themselves. This was the worse experience we ever had at a casino! The slots were so tight it was horrible! It's absolutely ridiculous! Entertainment" IT'S A RELATIVE TERM. So ask yourself this (metaphorically speaking) : Is it entertaining for you to have an ARROGANT RICH PERSON come up from behind you, JAM a gun into your back and while laughing at you say -- "Give me all of your money… Your money is ours and if you say a word about it we will have you thrown to the pavement. Now stop playing and hand over your money you stupid idiot!" . . . If THAT'S the general feeling of what you're looking for from a Casino experience then Suqaumish Clearwater Casino IS THE PLACE FOR YOU. . . IF however you want more of the regular Casino experience where the odds favor the house but nonetheless offer some chance of winning, well then you must go to any other casino then Clearwater.
It Was an Assault and Mugging
I've played at numerous casinos throughout the country -- MGM Grand in Detroit... Mole Lake in Wisconsin. ,The Golden Lake Casino in Kansas. Grand Victoria Casino in Chicago, Harrahs Chester Casino & Racetrack in Philly, The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi. The Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, The Black Hawk Casinos in Colorado, Calder Casino & Race Course in Florida and on and on -- I'm just naming 1 per state but believe me there is more -- Been to all the big ones around the U.S and plenty of the boutique places as well. Name a state - I've been to at least one casino there. Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Oregon, Idaho, Connecticut... Not to mention Europe and Eastern Europe. Went to Le Royal Meridien National in Russia and the Divonne Les Bains, in France -- But OUT OF THEM ALL - only 1 managed to boggle my mind and give me a literal migraine (For which I don't get) ...It was this Club Clearwater Casino in Washington State. Believe me... I know the odds. I know the risks and I have taken them with all my travels, but those words don't even apply at that Club Clearwater Suqaumish place. Unbelievable. Absolutely mind boggling. I am sorry but the best way to describe it was the same feeling as being MUGGED or robbed. In fact I have to say that I was indeed mugged years ago and the experience was traumatic but it didn't sit with me as hard as my experience at this Clearwater. I don't know how they do it . They perhaps are not regulated... But even then I must point out that Ive been to some shady joints -- even one poker house in Turkey that I know had some mob ties but even those places never assaulted the customers like this place did. It was as if they never wanted you to return. BINGO! They scored... I mean how or why would someone? You can walk from slot to slot and slide in one hundred dollar bills and hit those buttons in any varying pattern or bet and you will never once see more then 10% above your bet come back -- The bonus rounds generally don't kick in until you're blurry eyed, but even when they do you wonder WHY? Why do they bother kicking in because they pay... NOTHING... Seriously... Bonus rounds that equate to zero... Bonus rounds that took you hours to have the chance to play that return NOTHING. I mean you expect for a symbol of the middle finger to pop up at you -- But even that would be too respectful there -- This was true for me AND my friends and we are talking 5 solid days of this. It was funny on day two. On day four we were all out of our minds. Day 5 we were stoned faced. Not about the loss (although it hurt) about how absolutely UN-FUN it was. Relentless. Brutal. Crazy.
Play when it's good, or else...
I've played at most of the casinos throughout western Washington, and I would have to put Clearwater at the top of the list. When the slots are paying, there is no better place to play--clean, bright, friendly, good food, and very little smoke. The staff tries to be friendly and helpful, especially if you play often. Now the catch--when are those slots paying? I've had a few good days with the Clearwater, made hundreds. But for the most part, I've lost thousands looking for those good days. You can't come out ahead; you can only hope to pay a reasonable cost per hour for your entertainment. I would put that cost at roughly $40 per hour, unless you are wagering quarters or less. If you want to gamble in Washington, I think that's what you'll typically pay. I've decided that I can't afford to continue paying so much for this hobby, and thus have self barred myself for awhile. But for those of you who have cash laying around and want to get rid of it, I think the ClearWallet is about as good as you're going to find in the Seattle area. As to my previous question: your best chances are on Sunday through Wednesday, midnight to 2 AM. Don't go early or stay any later. The biggest reason I've lost more than I gained here is that they will take back the big payouts as quick as they can. Too many bad bays for my taste...
I and my friend spent a lot of the money at clearwater casino but we never win..... slot machines took took our money and never gave back....
Some of Player's Club are not polite at all, should be nice to the costumer since they spent money over there::(((
the food is great but Truly Awful Costumer Service exactly Player's Club.
Not worth the trip
Considering it takes a ferry ride or a very long drive through Tacoma and up the peninsula to get here from Seattle, it wasn't worth it.
The place was pretty clean and the people OK but it didn't pay. Took and took and took and never gave back.
If you just like to play, fine. If you're hoping to win, steer clear.
Not awesome, but not bad. A nice escape from Seat
This is a reasonably nice mid-sized casino and has a large number of electronic slots. There are table games as well as keno too.
The deli is decent (they have great home-made clam chowder on Fridays), but I think the buffet ($23.95) is overpriced on the weekend, unless you like crab legs, in which case you're in luck.
The slots seem tight in my opinion, and they don't have many of the latest "big name" slots, either. There are 3 different cash systems for the slots, one using your player's club card as a stored-value card, and the other two using bar coded tickets. None is compatible with the other two, so you may find yourself constantly cashing out to switch machines.
One GREAT feature, they do have a free shuttle bus that meets every ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, then they cart you off to the casino. So if you're staying downtown without a car, and you just want to get away, you can walk onto the Bainbridge Island ferry. Enjoy a nice 35 minute ferry ride and they'll pick you up on the other side, then bring you back when it's time to go. They have live music some nights. Serve-yourself soft drinks are free, and cocktails and beer are cheap.
TOO TOO TOUGH
My wife and i dined in the steak house grill. the atmosphere was wonderful. the staff was very attentive, the salad was new modern and very tasty. the asparagus was cooked perfect, as was the baked potato. the flavor of the steak was very pleasant. so why the rating of 1? because the quality of the cut of steak was so poor that i could not chew through the grizzle. that ruined the entire experience. too bad. I WONT RETURN!
friendly casino -- very tight slots
This casino is closest to home, so I have played it fairly often over the past few years.
? The staff is friendly. Cocktail waitresses are scarce at times --- or overly abundant -- funny there never seems to be a middle ground. Usually easier to go to the bar for drink (and get a better one at that).
Excellent buffet. You can occasionally play for a long time here but your chances of winning money are slim ... the slots just whittle it slowly away.
I almost never play $1 and $5 slots here anymore ... just nickels and quarters for entertainment ... and save my bigger stash for the Lucky Eagle near Centralia where the odds seem much better.
My favorite casino...
Absurdly enough, this casino on Kitsap Peninsula is the only one I can get to from Seattle without a car (except Lucky Eagle in Centralia, but I don't want to go for that long w/o a drive w/o a potty break).
It is my favorite casino because of the staff. They are professional but they are friendly small-town people and it shows (to their benefit). The water/pine tree view from the buffet's floor to ceiling windows is its best feature, it is very calming. The food is decent. It seems to cater to older folks. It's a very pleasant, calm casino. It does have a player's club for those that want it. There are coffee/water stations everywhere.
The comp/point system is very bad, but they do send you special coupons and I nearly always get my ferry reimbursed using my card. The downside is that the slots don't pay well. Playing carefully I have broke even and I have played a long time without spending alot of money, but I've never come back a winner.
A plus is that they are the only casino with a nice variety of progressive games, one with a max bet of $1.50 and a current balance of over $300K. Something to get used to is the variety of methods of tickets. They have 3 different kinds of tickets and a card system. That was very annoying until I figured it all out. The progressive tickets and your players card can only be redeemed at a cashier.
Stayed for two nights, rooms were very nice, price was OK for a weekday. Played 3 days of slots, kept going up and down, but played forever.
Food in the deli was good and the buffet wasn't bad. Pool is sweet and the business area is nice, but the fitness room lacked weights.
My wife and I are casino jumpers, we are on a mission to hit every casino in Washington and Oregon. There are 28 in Washington, 11 we have hit and 9 in Oregon 2 we have hit, we will let the reviews continue. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would
give this casino and hotel a 7.