Foxwoods Resort and Casino

Foxwoods Resort and Casino is located in Ledyard, Connecticut and is about a 1 1/2 hour drive from Hartford Connecticut, 2 hour drive from the New York border and 1/2 from the Rhode Island line. Foxwoods offers multiple hotels, casinos, a kids area, meeting areas, a unique shopping experience, spas, golf and more! In addition, Foxwoods has teamed up with MGM to expand the already 4.7 million sq ft. complex to include an additional hotel, restaurants and luxury shopping corridor.

The hotels on the property include the Grand Pequot Tower, the Grand Cedar Hotel and the Two Trees Inn. MGM will be added in the spring. The Grand Pequot Tower is a 4-star hotel (AAA) with over 1,000 rooms. The tranquil Grand Salon and Spa is also offered here at the Towers. The Grand Cedar Hotel sits on top of Rainmaker Square, the Theatre District, fine dining, shopping, an indoor pool, and fitness center. Rainmaker Square is the entrance to separate portals of one of the casinos. Both of these hotels offer excellent service and staff and could be compared to any Marriott (Pequot Tower) or Sheraton (Grand Cedar) hotel with indoor pools and all the amenities.

My favorite is the Two Trees Inn. Two Trees is located about 10 minutes away from the casinos. It is a tranquil, quieter hotel that serves individuals looking to ‘get-away’ but still be able to go to the casino whenever they want. There is a large indoor pool, a sit down restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and a very friendly and professional staff. Just walking in there makes me want to curl up by the ‘fire’ with a good book. One word of advice, during busy times you should make a reservation at the restaurant or get there early to get a table.

As far as casinos goes it is one of the largest in the world (formally it was). There are over 380 tables with games ranging from blackjack and craps to paigow and Caribbean Stud Poker. There are over 7,000 slots including a 500 slot non-smoking area. The refurbished poker room features brand new penny and nickel slots.

Since the slots moved in, the no-smoking poker room has been moved to the lower level. Foxwoods is a charter member of the World Poker Tour. It hosts the World Poker Finals and the Foxwoods Poker Classic with its 114 tables. For the average player you will find Hold’em, Stud and others with very low to no-limit tables. There is a cafe with hot and coldofferings right next to the poker floor. Personally I liked when the poker room was upstairs (it was roomier) but the new area has a more intimate feel to it.

Wherever you are in the casino, the staff and dealers are unbelievably helpful and friendly and will make your stay wonderful.