Mount Airy Casino and Resort
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Mount Airy Casino and Resort in Mount Pocono, you’ll be in the mountains and within the vicinity of Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark and Camelback Ski Area. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of The Crossings Premium Outlets and Alpine Mountain.
Make yourself at home in one of the 188 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including a casino and a nightclub. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 4 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 3 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-out. Planning an event in Mount Pocono? This hotel has 5764 square feet (535 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Nice hotel, very nice pool and cabana. Spent a couple days there to relax and enjoy some time with the family. Down side is all throughout the casino it smells like smoke even though there are non-smoking sections.
Just returned from a two-day (Monday and Tuesday) solo stay at Mount Airy Casino Resort. For me it was approximately a one-hour-and-forty-minute drive. I was new to this part of Pennsylvania, and after exiting I-80, the remaining trip was rather pleasant with small shops dotting the roads selling pretzels, candy, and fireworks. There were billboards advertising prop plane air shows, and firing ranges.
Mount Airy Casino Resort is easy to find off Rt 611, but the resort itself is a massive complex, so when first approached it's unclear where to go to check in. Keep driving the road along its perimeter, you'll see the only way in, directly across from the lake.
Valet Parking. This service is included at Mount Airy (whether you want it or not) at no extra charge. Personally, I despise all valet parking simply because it means strangers are driving my car and holding onto the keys. You get a card with a barcode on it. If you need to drive your car, put the barcode under the scanner and moments later they drive up and give you your keys. They'll give you new card, and you trash the old one. If you only want to take something out or put something in your car, go to valet service in the lobby, hand them your card, and they'll escort you to the indoor parking spot. I'll be honest, it was the most secure-feeling and convenient valet car service I've experienced.
First impressions. The exterior of the resort I would describe as "lodge-chic" with layered stone slabs for pillars and a sort of barn roof motif here and there. Plenty of flowering plants makes the place inviting. Across the lake, you'll find their golf course.
The main lobby has a kitschy extravagance, with a stony waterfall/fountain and escalators leading to the casino and restaurants.
The elevators operate by tapping your room key to the sensor mounted inside, then by pressing the number for your floor. (I messed this up at first.)
Room. The room was excellent, especially the mattress and sheets; very comfortable. Hair dryer, iron, ironing board and safe are included, as well as a big flat screen TV. The mini bar fridge is weight-sensored, so if you take a beverage, they'll know to charge you. I didn't opt for the more expensive lake view room, but out my window was a vast rooftop to some other part of the hotel, completely covered with a cultivated grassy field. I guess it's Mount Airy's effort to go "green" and keep birds and insects from being deprived of the indigenous plant life lost to the resort itself. Nice!
Pool. The indoor/outdoor temperature-controlled pool is pretty sweet. It has lounge furniture (not just lounge chairs), several little waterfall features, a couple of water jet areas, and a cool swim-through passage between indoor and outdoor sections. Yes, there is a bar there.
Spa. They have many spa treatments to choose from. I was hoping for a sauna or steam room. They had neither.
Entertainment. An often advertised attraction for Mount Airy is their live entertainment. They seem to focus mainly on tribute bands and singers with cowboy hats. I enjoy both, but there wasn't even a solo guitar at the buffet restaurant during my stay. I suppose they can't have something every night, but still.
Casino. I'm a cowardly gambler, but I do enjoy the noisy atmosphere. The elaborately animated slot games are wild. I played a bit, wound up $31 ahead. Eh, it payed for the previous night's dinner. One point: When booking by phone the receptionist emphatically bragged that Mount Airy was a smoke-free hotel. I said great! But she said nothing about the casino! I don't smoke but I had trouble breathing the next day, and my clothes smelled like an ashtray. My choice to be there, I know, but it makes the hotel's stance on smoking an outrageous, hypocritical joke.
Restaurants. They're all situated around the edge of the circular layout of the casino, so smoke-free hotel guests are forced into the smoke-filled gambling arena even though they simply wanted to eat. They have a tiny pizza joint that's okay, they have an upscale steak place I didn't try, a buffet place for lunch and dinner I found enjoyable, a sushi place I had no interest in, and a Starbucks I didn't need to know was there. Then there's Guy Fieri's place. It has a roadhouse look inside, except everyone there is real nice. I tried the BBQ pork ribs. I enjoyed them, but they had too much sauce. I strongly recommend Guy Fieri's for breakfast because there's no other place at Mount Airy I know that serves breakfast! It's a varied menu, like in a diner. The lox and bagel was the best I've had. You should try to check out local restaurants as well, to match your tastes.
Wrap up. Mount Airy is a AAA Four Diamond Rated hotel, which is defined as:
"Refined, stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail." Based upon that definition, the four diamond rating compared to my two-day stay experience sounds a bit of a stretch. Examples: Their service of accessing hotel information and personal account information by using the room phone or TV remote was unavailable during my entire stay. The shower's water pressure was a bit low. A men's room hand dryer didn't work (having no paper towels either) for at least two days after I and others complained. "High degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail"?
I will say I thought the whole deal was an excellent value. If you're a AAA member, book by phone, not online, and ask for a member discount. They should give you 10% off the room price. Even without the discount, I expected to pay much more per day during weekdays with all it has. I wasn't looking to be pampered. I wanted a comfortable, stately place to stay among the mountains where I could check out parks and activities during the day. I definitely got what I wanted.
Mt. Airy is far and away, my husband's favorite getaway location. We have visited the hotel several times and they never fail to disappoint. I will break this review down into parts: Room, Amenities, Casino and Dining.
Room - I think this is my husband's favorite part of this hotel. The rooms are all furnished in dark, masculine wood tones. If a decorator was designing a room for a man, they would look like the rooms at Mt. Airy. My back is beyond terrible. At home, I barely sleep on a $13,000 adjustable Sleep Number Bed. The mattress at Mt. Airy was comfortable - even for my horrible back. My husband loved the linens so much he went online and found the manufacturer of the pillows and the comforter and ordered them. I thought he was kidding but the box arrived from FedEx today! Each room has a fridge with a mini-bar. This was a bit of a disappointment as in the past we were able to use the fridge to store sodas or leftovers from the restaurant. Now the mini-bar fridges are weight sensitive so once you touch anything you get charged. Fridges are available for rent but I didn't ask how much they cost. They will provide a fridge for folks with a bonafide medical condition who need to store meds.
The rooms are spotless. There is an in-room safe, hair dryer, flat screen television, keurig coffee maker and a small seating area.
Amenities: The pool is a really nice addition. The last time we stayed at the resort they did not have a pool. The pool is indoor / outdoor and there are plenty of loungers available. There are some tables where you can sit and eat snacks from the bar or have a cocktail. The bar and pool staff were very friendly. The pool was packed with kids when we were there. It is really the only place at the resort where kids are welcomed so be prepared to be surrounded by lots of young children. There is no hot tub but there are some whirlpool jets.
The valet service was very good and we never felt concerned for our vehicle.
Casino: The casino has gotten some more new machines but still has many older style slots. They also have a limited number of table games. There is a small smoke free casino on the third floor but the action is really pretty awful. We play penny slots. The first day we lost big - on the second and third day the slots loosened up but we found that we had to play the 2nd or 3rd level bets in order to get the machines to pay. Therefore, we were betting between .75 and $1.50 each bet but I hit several jackpots.
Restaurants: Starbucks was a nice addition. We went to Guy Fieri's restaurant for breakfast. It was okay. Wanted to try the noodle/sushi place but it didn't open til late in the afternoon and we were sightseeing at that time. Didn't go to the expensive Italian restaurant but loved the pizza restaurant. We also didn't go to the buffet but that is another option. It is only open for lunch and dinner.
We are already planning our next trip.