Best bets for a good night’s rest

Explore lodging options at Joliet’s two first-rate casinos

It takes more than a day to soak in all the sights and sounds of Joliet’s beautiful stretch of Route 66, and there’s no shortage of wonderful lodging destinations where you can refresh and recharge for another fun-filled day of biking, boutique shopping or craft beer sampling. Today, we’ll explore two appealing lodging options that believe the fun doesn’t stop when you head back to your hotel: Hollywood Casino & Hotel and Harrah’s Joliet Hotel & Casino.

Harrah’s Joliet

Located on the Des Plaines River in downtown Joliet, Harrah’s boasts a 200+ room, on-site hotel along with more than 1,100 state-of-the-art slot machines, gaming tables and a World Series of Poker Room, where guests can participate in tournaments and games with a variety of limits.

Celebrate your win with a delicious meal at The Reserve, the Harrah’s on-site steakhouse that serves up fine ribeye and seafood. If you’re looking for a bite to eat between games, head over to Flavors The Buffet. You’ll find a wide selection of favorites like stir-fry recipes, deep-dish pizza and luscious dessert options.

Looking for something even more convenient? Order a craft burger from Cross Street Grill, right on the casino floor or from inside your suite.

Room highlights include the spacious Premium Riverview King Room, which offers upgraded amenities and a stunning view. This, and all other premium rooms at Harrah’s, feature a refrigerator stocked with beverages. For a sweet touch, chocolate is left on your pillow in the evening. You’ll also find a TV with Pay-Per-View movies, as well as a hair dryer and private voicemail.

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Hollywood Casino

Experience the glamour and luxury of the silver screen at Joliet’s Hollywood Casino. At this inviting casino, you’ll find more than 1,100 video slots (the most penny slots in the region) and a wide variety of table games, including live poker, friendly casino hosts who can show you the ropes, and, of course, pampering accommodation options.

Dine on premium beef or Chilean sea bass at the Final Cut Steakhouse, or enjoy a few locally made craft beers at the on-site 99 Hops House. Savor Sunday brunch at Epic Buffet or grab a quick bite between games at the Take Two Deli.

If you’re looking to spend the evening at Hollywood Casino, you’ll have several options. Book one of Hollywood’s 100 premier hotel rooms, located mere steps away from incredible dining and the excitement of the gaming floor, or choose one of the 80 spacious RV sites, ideal for travelers who are tackling Route 66 by RV or motor coach.

Both the luxury hotel room and RV park feature a complimentary hot breakfast daily, free Wi-Fi and many more convenient amenities, all just a short distance from the hustle and bustle of downtown Joliet.

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