RV Park -- NO free Overnight RV parking
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High Speed Internet available
24-hour security shuttle service to Casino Queen and MetroLink station
Casino security had a constant presence, and were available 24/7 to take you to the casino, hotel, or Metro station which were all nearby. We didn't go to the metro, but the casino and hotel were within comfortable walking distance. We only stayed one night so we didn't take advantage of all the amenities, but were told we had access to the hotel pool, etc. We were given access cards which was necessary to get in the rest rooms, showers, and hotel area. We're not gamblers, so most casinos look the same, and this was no exception. We had dinner at one of the restaurants in the casino, and it was very good. Wifi was a flat $5 for the entire stay, whether it be one day, or several, and the signal and speed was excellent. We used our satellite dish, so we didn't hook up to the cable TV. There were very few trees, so access to a satellite signal was excellent from any site.
If you're looking for a safe, clean, inexpensive place to stay, I strongly recommend the Casino Queen. We payed $25 per night, with the Good Sam discount.
The casino’s web site still indicates there is grass between the sites, as does the receipt we received for our payment! The entire park is asphalt and was recently resurfaced/sealed, as the strong, oil smell clearly indicated. The fee for the south section is $38.65, and $29.65 for the north section. I did not see the other section described on the casino web site for pop-ups and truck campers, as they were all parked in the above described north area.
When we called for reservations, we were told discounts are available for Good Sam, FMCA and AAA members. When we arrived, we presented our AAA card (I am also an FMCA member), but did not receive the discount. When I questioned the young lady, I was told only Good Sam is accepted for the discount (not a Good Sam member).
All coupons and giveaways described in the previous post are gone, as is any food discounts for their in-house player club card. All the comments relative to the mini-mart, laundry, security, etc remain valid. My biggest complaint, however is that Wi-Fi does not exist at the RV Park – only a dial-up line in the mini-mart is available. Also, as the previous poster mentioned, trains run 24/7 along the back fence of the RV Park.
We did eat at the casino’s buffet, and it was very clean. The meals were on par with a certain buffet restaurant chain in terms of quality and good variety, except for the price, which was more then double that of the chain restaurant.
We spent two nights camping at the Casino Queen RV Park in East Saint Louis, Illinois on October 28/29, 2008. The RV Park is divided into two sections. One section is fully paved and the other is paved with a grass area between sites. At the time we were there the fully paved section had been shut down for the season and only the grassy section was open. The fees for the fully paved section are usually about $6 less than that of the grassy section, however since we were there during the fall season the fees for the grassy section were reduced to the lower price ($29.65/night... $26.70 with Good Sams discount... other discounts exist). Weekly and Monthly rates are available.
When you check in they also give you coupons... two $5 coupons (for driver and navigator) and a 35% off coupon for the gift shop. When we went to the casino and presented the $5 coupons along with player cards they simply gave us the cash. The RV Park also has a small mini-mart which is VERY well stocked. Security at the park was very good with a manned gate at night and vehicles regularly circling within the park. The park is fenced in. There is laundry facilities at the park although we didn't use it. I believe there are pool/exercise room facilities at the hotel that RV guests can use (but I'm not 100% sure).
The RV Park is very nice. All sites are fairly level paved and long providing 20/30/50A electric, water, sewer, cable and Internet (phone) hookups. There are a half-dozen picnic areas along the middle of the park with bbqs. There were also a couple of small playgrounds for the kids. There are trains and transit in the area and there is some noise from these, but not too bad.
The RV park is located just to the east of the river and you can see the Gateway Arch. Travel into Saint Louis is easy... and the park will provide shuttle to the transit if desired.. in addition to the casino. The casino is really not far away and could easily be walked.
We did not get the opportunity to eat at the casinos buffet, but it looked good and very clean. In fact the entire casino was very new looking. The casino is not huge, but they had three $5 craps tables open when I was there among other table games. I think the number of slot/video poker machines is where the casino may be a little small.
After playing $5 craps in the casino for about 3 hours and then an hour of 5cent multi-line video poker the casino comped one of our nights stay. This was a pleasant surprise considering the cheap treatment we have received at other casinos lately. The casino and RV park staff were all very friendly and helpful.
One other note to make... we were packing up our 5th wheel and getting ready to hookup the truck when I decided to check the air pressure in the air-bags on the truck. One of the valves seized up and would not hold air. I checked with the staff at the RV Park to ask if they knew where I might go to and get a replacement valve core. She quickly got on the phone and had a gentleman from the casinos vehicle repair department come to our rescue. He not only brought us the necessary valve stem tool, but also a new valve core. We were up and running again within 45 minutes. I can't say enough good things about our treatment at this park.
We stayed at the Casino Queen RV Park in East St. Louis two years ago (2004). Nice park right down by the river and walking distance to the Casino. Full Hookups including cable and a full breakfast for everyone in your unit and the rate was $14.95 per night!
The Metro runs nearby and can take you anywhere in town quickly. St. Louis Zoo is free and really spectacular. The Arch is also memorable but if you suffer from small space phobia, the ride up and down might bother you! River walk and boat ride up the river was interesting also. We're not gamblers so can't tell you about the casino but their breakfasts are excellent.