We decided to stay here over the Winstar based on the pricing (about $150.00 less than the Winstar) and the positive reviews on here. We were in town for a Chicago concert at the event center and didn't want to spend a fortune for one night's sleep.
Upon our arrival we were greeted by Tammy. She was awesome. She was funny with a great sense of humor. She gave us info about the hotel and tips about the casino. I wish all front desk ladies were like Tammy.
The shuttle, run by the casino, not Best Western, runs every twenty minutes and we didn't have to wait long to be picked up. The shuttle goes straight from the Best Western to the casino, meaning it is the last stop coming back. You make a couple of stops around the casino, then head to a few more stops at the casino RV park and then stop at two or three hotels before making it back to the Best Western.
As for the hotel itself, the room was spacious and nice. It had a small fridge and microwave. You could buy snacks in the lobby area. The free breakfast was fairly typical. Not great, but not horrible. The worst thing about the stay was the TV reception. My guess is they are hooked up to a lousy satellite system. Our friends stayed in the room next door and said their TV reception was bad, too, so it wasn't just our room. I didn't complain to the front desk because I figured they had heard it all before.
We paid $149.00 for a King room with our AAA discount. A little pricey for a Best Western, but there are not a whole lot of alternatives in Thackerville, so overall, it was a pretty good value.
I would highly recommend this property over staying at the Winstar unless you just like the ease of going down the elevator and being at the casino. For $150.00 plus tax per night, I can take the shuttle. Be prepared, though, if you like to watch TV. It is frustrating when the thing keeps going in and out with a scrambled picture one second and then back to normal the next...over and over and over. Plus, I was not able to find any major stations like NBC, CBS, ABC, etc. They may be on there, but I scrolled quite a bit on the Guide channel and never found them. less