Shreveport Casino Hotels

by Meg Jernigan

Shreveport and her sister city across the Red River, Bossier, occasionally bicker over the exact location of the boundary line between the two communities. Two of the area’s casinos are in Shreveport, and the rest are in Bossier City along the river, though Shreveport sometimes claims one as its own. All of the casinos have hotels with free parking and a variety of amenities.

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Eldorado Resort Casino

Eldorado, on the Shreveport side of the Red River, offers upscale rooms and suites. Amenities vary by room type and include in-room safes, garden tubs and WiFi. Flat-panel televisions, iPod docking stations and marble baths are standard. The hotel’s spa, equipped with a whirlpool, steam room and sauna, offers massage therapy and salon treatments seven days a week. Eldorado Resort Casino has three casual restaurants, including a buffet, and a 140-seat gourmet steakhouse.

Sam's Town Hotel and Casino

Luxury 500-square-foot rooms at Sam’s Town, next door to Eldorado on the Shreveport side of the river, have either city or river views. Suites range in size from 525-to-760 square feet and have either a separate living room with a wet bar or a large seating area. Spa facilities include a fitness center and indoor pool, men’s and women’s steam rooms, saunas and a salon. The hotel provides 24-hour room service and offers a deli, cafe, buffet and steakhouse on site.

Horseshoe

Horseshoe, on the Bossier side of the Red River, offers more than 600 luxury suites, including a 26th-floor skyline suite. Baths feature marble floors and Roman tubs, and rooms have king-size upscale beds. Big-name acts perform at the attached Riverdome, and weekly poker tournaments feature 12 tables of play. The hotel’s spa and fitness facility, open daily, charges an additional fee. Dining options at the Horseshoe include Asian cuisine, a buffet, steakhouse and celebrity chef Govind Armstrong’s 8oz Burger Bar.

Boomtown

Completely renovated in 2010, the Boomtown Hotel offers standard rooms, garden suites and themed suites. Queen- and king-size beds have pillow-top mattresses, and baths have marble and granite finishes. Larger rooms are equipped with whirpool tubs. The Boomtown is a budget-friendly alternative to the area's other casino hotels. Restaurants at Boomtown include a steakhouse, Tex-Mex cantina, buffet and a 24-hour cafe serving Starbucks coffee and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The casino hosts weekly slot tournaments.

About the Author

Meg Jernigan has been writing for more than 30 years. She specializes in travel, cooking and interior decorating. Her offline credits include copy editing full-length books and creating marketing copy for nonprofit organizations. Jernigan attended George Washington University, majoring in speech and drama.