October 11, 2004
The Horseshoe hotel blew away my expectations. It has 606 suites that are luxuriously decorated. The rooms are large, and have a sitting area with a sofa, chair, coffee table, desk, and TV. The king-size bed has high quality bedding with extralarge soft pillows. I was concerned that the bed would be too soft for my bad back, but instead it was the most comfortable I have ever slept in. It even beats the dream beds of hotels like the Westin. There is an armoire in front of the bed that houses a second TV, coffeemaker, and small fridge.
The bathroom is exquisite, decorated with marble. It's a good size and holds an extralarge bathtub/shower. A wall, but no door, separates the toilet part. It has a hair dryer and a third (yes, I said third) TV. The bath products include conditioning shampoo, lotion, bath gel, mouthwash, a vanity kit, and the often-ignored shower cap.
They have a number of shops on the main level offering clothes, gifts, cigars, and jewelry for those players wanting to spend their winnings. It also holds four restaurants. The casino itself is just a short walk from the lobby. There is a parking garage attached. The hotel offers a shuttle bus to Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, leaving every hour. The Horseshoe also has a full-service spa that I did not visit.
I was pleased with the service throughout the hotel. The front desk staff was particularly helpful with questions and requests. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Horseshoe, but wished I had a friend with me who could appreciate this beautiful room.
From journal Gambling in Shreveport-Bossier City