Luigi’s Hotel and Casino Review

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Popular with tourists due to the stunning Arenal Volcano, the La Fortuna neighborhood of San Carlos is where you will find Luigi’s Hotel, Restaurant and Casino. With clear views of this majestic volcano from many parts of the property, you are not far from other attractions that will give something else to aside from gambling at the hotel’s casino.

Juan Santamaria International Airport is the closest international airport to Luigi’s Hotel and Casino. It will take just over two hours to get to Luigi’s by road. You have the option of taking a taxi or renting a car for yourself and should you do the latter, there is free parking for guests at the hotel.

When you are not gambling at the casino and want to have a look around the tourist spots in La Fortuna de San Carlos, you are just 20 minutes away from the likes of the Arenal Volcano National Park, the Church of La Fortuna and the La Fortuna waterfall.

Luigi’s Hotel and Casino adheres to Costa Rica’s gambling laws and will not allow anyone under the age of ID to gamble here. If you are around that age you should make sure you bring ample identification with you so that you can prove your age. As for the dress code at this casino, it is not strict but you should try and dress as smartly as possible whenever you plan a night of gambling here.

Casino at Luigi’s Hotel

Housed with the hotel is the popular casino and this is the perfect place to go when you want to enjoy a bit of relaxing entertainment during the evenings. This is a fairly small casino but one that should prove more than adequate for most gamblers. There are a few table games and a small selection of slot machines to enjoy. Generally, you will find the atmosphere in here to be quite laidback.

Most of the players will be foreign tourists but you will also see a few Costa Ricans either enjoying a vacation of their own from other parts of the country or literally just visiting for the casino games.

This casino is open from 5 PM until 2 AM each day of the week and accepts US Dollars as well as the local currency.

Table Games at Luigi’s Hotel & Casino

The casino is a fairly simple affair but one that will provide an entertaining night of action after a long day of sightseeing in La Fortuna. You will find a small number of table games with blackjack usually being the most popular. Blackjack is both a local favorite and obviously a popular game with westerners too, so it makes sense that this table is always busy.

Roulette is not forgotten at this casino either and the version you will be able to play is American. This is the version with the double zeroes that offers lower odds than the European version but is still fun nonetheless. Limits for this table game are also low but you can still expect a fun atmosphere around this game.

Other table games at this casino include Caribbean Stud and a poker table that hosts various different poker variations. No limit Texas Hold’em is the most popular but the game will change depending on what the majority of players wish to play. Limits here can also vary as players will be playing against each other rather than against the casino.

Slots and Video Poker at Luigi’s Casino

There are not too many slot machines at Luigi’s Hotel and Casino but you find a few of them scattered around. There are no progressive slot machines here but you will find some modern video slots as well as some of the more traditional classic-style slots. As is the case with their table games, the limits are not very high at slots but most players will still be able to have a good time.

There are a couple of video poker machines in the casino too which will make a nice change from the regular slot machines. Here you will be able to play variations such as electronic Three Card Poker as well as traditional video poker games.

Hotel and Accommodations at Luigi’s Casino

As for the accommodation at the Luigi’s Hotel and Casino, there are 20 air-conditioned rooms while you can enjoy amenities such as free WiFi, a gym, hotel bar, room service, cable television, a jacuzzi, nightclub and a swimming pool.

This is a reasonably-priced hotel with rooms starting at around $50 USD per night. When checking in you should arrive by 2 PM and when checking out on your day of departure, you should always be sure to be packed and ready to leave before 11 AM.

Restaurants at Luigi’s Hotel and Casino

Luigi’s Hotel, Restaurant and Casino (as the name might suggest), also has a restaurant that guests can visit. This is open from 7 AM until 11 PM and will serve a wide range of dishes from the many local favorites to international dishes from all over the world.

When dining at Luigi’s Restaurant, you should be aware that smart casual at the very minimum is the dress code required. To add a bit of variety to your dining experiences when on vacation here, you will also find numerous restaurants in close proximity to the hotel that might be worth checking out.

Table Minimum: $1 High Limit Room Minimum: $1
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Blackjack
Caribbean Stud
Casino War
Craps
Crazy 4 Poker
Flushes Gone Wild
Four Card Poker
High Card Flush
Let It Ride
Mississipi Stud
Oasis Poker
Pai Gow
Pontoon
Roulette
Sic Bo
Spanish 21
Three Card Poker
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