Min Lee
Choctaw Casino Resort Choctaw Casino Resort
Durant, Oklahoma
"Min Lee"
The Ramada Princess Hotel and Casino is about 20 minutes by taxi from the airport. Upon arriving at the entrance, there is a security guard armed with an automatic weapon and once inside I walked through a metal detector. I don’t know if these security measures made me feel safer or more fearful. I arrived too early to check in and the woman at the front desk told me to come back at 11am. I left my bag and went to explore. I returned at 1:30pm and my room still wasn’t ready. “Check back at 2:00pm.” said another lady. Ultimately I did not get a room until 3:10pm, past the regular check-in time. I wouldn’t have any issues had they told initially to come back at the 3pm check-in time but instead they kept me waiting when I could’ve been out. The room I finally got was 505. There’s a corridor facing the city side that leads to my room and every room has a ocean view. The room was spacious and included a couch, mini fridge, and two safes in addition to the usual desk, bed, and TV. No coffee maker but much needed bottled waters were supplied. Wi-Fi is available but is slow and unreliable. According to the front desk, I was in a room with better reception but I call bullshit on this. I’d imagine the rooms in the center lower levels, closer to the lobby where the Wi-Fi signal is strong, would be the best bet for the Wi-Fi obsessed. Inside the hotel, there is a bar and a restaurant with complimentary breakfast buffet including made to order omelettes. Adjacent to the hotel is the Calypso restaurant/bar/lounge where the food was mediocre. There's not much else to see around here and not really safe to walk around at night. Overall, it's a decent place to stay but there's really no reason to stay here. I'd skip this city and head straight to the municipal airport or water taxi which is about a 20 minute walk away.