It was for a work trip. I didn't visit the casino. The breakfast was nice. Free Drinks are always good. But it was not on the beach or even on a strip of hotels. It was back off the highway. The main strip was about 2 blocks away. (It was a dark walk and I was by myself.)
I prefer the Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. You have to buy the drinks and breakfast, but the beds were the most comfotable I've ever slept in. It's on a private beach. A band and lounge in the lobby and near other resorts.
I agree with dunruh, we have also stayed at the Marriott Stellaris pre cruise. The pool is great, especially if you have children, beach easily accessible. Wonderful buffet breakfast (we didn't know until last day of stay it was included--ask to be sure). We ate on outdoor patio, and watched the Destiny sail by as she came back from previous cruise. Pretty exciting to see it.
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