Throwing Light on Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel and Casino

Harrah’s Council Bluffs is a large hotel and casino complex situated in the city of Council Bluffs in Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha, Nebraska. Owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Harrah’s Council Bluffs is one of three such resorts in the city and is the largest casino within the CB-Omaha metropolitan area.

The theme of Harrah’s Council Bluffs, which originally opened in early 1996, is a fusion of the riverboat casino tradition and classical pavilion architecture. It features a 251-room hotel, a golf course, three restaurants, two bars, a gift shop, and 25 000 square feet of gaming space.

Signature attractions at Harrah’s Council Bluffs include its Stir Cove nightclub and concert venue and Tag Lounge “grown-ups’ playground”, as well as its Petstay pet-friendly hotel rooms and suites.

Cuisine at Harrah’s Council Bluffs

The three restaurants at Harrah’s Council Bluffs are:

  • 360 Steakhouse
  • Fresh Market Square Buffet
  • Stir Cove Backstage Grill

Between them, these Harrah’s Council Bluffs venues cater to all tastes and provide both casual and formal dining experiences. 360 Steakhouse is an upscale fine-dining establishment, serving gourmet steak and other dishes to guests on the 12th floor of the resort, whereas the Stir Cove Backstage Grill is an informal eatery where meals are best enjoyed with a drink on the side.

The Fresh Market Square Buffet, meanwhile, is intended to cover as many culinary preferences as possible and offers everything from fried chicken and potato salad to fried rice and dumplings to Harrah’s Council Bluffs guests.

Slots and Table Games

There are more than 500 slot machines available on the 25000-square-foot Harrah’s Council Bluffs casino floor. These range from traditional three-reel slots games to others. Popular recent additions to the Highlights slots library include The Mummy, Superman, Wizard of Oz, and Fireball 2.

And Harrah’s Council Bluffs players never have to leave their machines to get a drink because each machine is equipped with a Total Touch touch-screen menu from which to order.

For players who prefer live table games over slot machines, Harrah’s Council Bluffs offers craps, blackjack, High-Card Flush poker, Mississippi Stud poker, Pai Gow poker, roulette, Texas Hold’Em Bonus poker, and Three-Card Stud poker.

The Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel

The 251 rooms at Harrah’s Council Bluffs include Deluxe King, Premium King, Petstay Deluxe, Petstay Premium, Deluxe Two-Queen, and Premium Two-Queen.

Although amenities vary depending on room type, guests can expect some or all of the following when they stay at the Harrah’s Council Bluffs hotel:

  • 32-inch flat-screen televisions.
  • Scenic views of Westwood Golf Course
  • In-room coffee machines
  • Utilities like hair dryers and ironing boards
  • Complimentary beverages

For an additional charge, guests can reserve a Harrah’s Council Bluffs Petstay room, which provides pet-friendly accommodation for guests with up to two dogs.

Entertainment at Harrah’s Council Bluffs

There are numerous other activities and amenities to keep guests entertained even when they’re not playing casino games at Harrah’s Council Bluffs.

  • Daytime

During the day, Harrah’s Council Bluffs guests can take to the greens of two local golf courses – Dodge Park and Westwood Park – or they can visit Essentials Gift Shop, which trades in boutique-style clothing, gifts and other items.

  • Night time

When evening falls, Harrah’s Council Bluffs keeps the action going at various venues:

Tag Lounge is a playground for grown-ups.

Stir Cove is a bar and concert venue featuring an ongoing concert series. It has played host to the Gregg Allman, Aaron Lewis, Blackberry Smoke, and Edward Sharpe, among other top performing artists.