Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago

777 Ameristar Blvd | East Chicago, IN 46312  [SEE MAP]East Chicago, IN  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

On-site casino and multiple restaurants available
Recent guests say the hotel could use a deep clean and renovation

Don't be confused by this Ameristar's name: East Chicago is actually a city in northwestern Indiana, not Illinois. Still, you're about 160 miles north of Indianapolis, and just about 30 miles from The Windy City. So, when you get sick of the slots, you can head to Chicago's Magnificent Mile and renowned museums. But guests say that you might not grow antsy at Ameristar since the service staff is so friendly, the rooms are so comfortable and the dining options are so plentiful. Rooms include marble foyers, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, minifridges and free Wi-Fi. Recent guests said they enjoyed a surprisingly pleasant stay – the area may not be the most happening but the hotel is clean and amenities are aplenty.

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Location
East Chicago, IN
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel and casino, 288 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood
Style
Modern
Best For
Couples, Solo travelers, Groups

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Featuring a great selection of slot machines and table games, the Ameristar Hotel Casino East Chicago is located just a short distance from downtown Chicago.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 350 have reviewed the Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 350 reviews 4.5 (based on 350 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard guest rooms at the Ameristar Casino Hotel offer the choice of one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds and feature marble foyers, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and bathrooms with oversized garden tubs and separate showers. Additional amenities include small refrigerators, coffee makers and in-room safes.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, valet parking, local calls and daily newspaper

Standard room size500 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago is actually located in northwest Indiana, about 25 miles from downtown Chicago. Although the East Chicago Marina is located adjacent to the property, there is little within walking distance of the property. An Amtrak station is 6 miles north of the hotel with service to Chicago.
  • Complimentary bus service to some Chicago destinations
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

There are six restaurants at the Ameristar Casino Hotel ranging from the Asian cuisine at the Noodle Bar to Double Down Dogs, serving Chicago-style hotdogs and snacks. For fine dining, the Italian chophouse, Bugatti’s Steak and Pasta, features dry-aged steaks and chops, seafood and premium pasta, while the more casual Papasello’s Café serves Italian breakfast, lunch and dessert items, as well cappuccino, espressso and other coffee drinks. The Heritage Buffet serves up American and international classics and Sbarro dishes up pizza by the slice and other Italian favorites at bargain prices.
  • 24-hour room service
  • Double Down Dogs open until 4 a.m.
  • Stadium Sports Bar & Grill scheduled to open in spring 2015

Number of restaurants6

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Italian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Fitness

The Ameristar Casino Hotel offers a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-training equipment including elliptical machines, stationary bikes, treadmills and free weights.
  • Open 24 hours
  • Yoga mats
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago features 5,369 square feet of event space, including a conference and meeting center equipped with the latest technology. The hotel does host large corporate functions due to its resort casino nature and its distance from the two main Chicago airports.
  • Business center on-site
  • Catering services
  • Audiovisual services

Number of meeting rooms2

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Wedding

While the Ameristar Casino Hotel features a large ballroom for weddings and receptions, as well as catering services and event planning, the hotel is primarily used by local residents for weddings, receptions or private social gatherings.
  • Large ballroom can accommodate up to 300  
  • Complimentary valet parking for guests

Maximum wedding guest capacity300

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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