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Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Warm Springs
Vancouver, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Where's the Food Quality?!”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

I've been to Kahneetah many times and always had a pleasant experience. I had a friend coming in from out of town, so wanted to take her somewhere special. I chose Kahneetah; bragging about their sumptuous breakfast buffet. When we got there, the Staff was outstanding, as always. They told us the Casino had moved. Hooray! The awful cigarette smoke is gone, gone, gone! I was excited to learn that the breakfast buffet was still offered. Yea! With incredible anticipation and empty stomachs, we walked the path to the restaurant for what I thought would be an enticing, generous, eye-catching buffet. AHHH! What we found was an anemic, thoughtless, artless, unappealing "spread" of breakfast items. The Carving Station, with their delicious roast beef & ham, gone. The beautiful display of fresh fruit, gone. The generous, perfectly done breakfast meats, gone. Even the cold cereal options were gone! The only thing left from the "old days" was the omelet bar. I strongly suspect that the pancakes and waffles were the frozen variety that they simply thawed and put out. NO flavor. And definitely no appeal. This is a SPA & RESORT! The food quality needs to be consistent! Their dinner options needs to be expanded, but was very good! Also, whose idea was it to remove the mini fridges in the rooms?!! I/we really did not appreciate that. It made our stay less convenient!

Room Tip: Most rooms have beautiful views as this resort is in the middle of nowhere!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

This is my family's 12th spring break at this resort, and this is the first time we have come away feeling a little dissappointed. There were no activites (crafts, games, movies) for the kids. There were no activities (casino, comedy or music in the lounge) for the adults. The prices for EVERYTHING have increased and the services have decreased. Pool towels for guests are now $2 ... each. Our room price was twice what we paid the year before. The lodge casino has moved, along with the snack bar.
The staff was as friendly ever, but it seemed they were a little embarassed about the lack of services. "We are under new management," was the standard reply to our concerns about the dissappointing changes.
We will be watching closely to see if New Management finds a way to operate this resort in a way that maximizes their budget without breaking mine. Till then we, regrettably, will stay away.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Corvallis, OR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2012

I took my boyfriend away for one night at kah nee tah. Since this was a special occasion I made sure all the arrangements were made.

If you have a pet, you must stay down at the village rooms which are about half a mile from the actual resort. not close enough to walk. Also the casino is not at the resort. Down at the village, the pool was closed, the coke machine was broken, and the ice machine didnt work. Not impressed with the village whatsoever for a romantic night but at least it had a big balcony for the pup.

Food was amazing and the service was good. Wuld choose again for pet friendliness but not much else.

Room Tip: Don't stay in the village in winter.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Milwaukie, Oregon
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

Had a really wonderful weekend getaway at the resort. The food in The Chinook Room was WONDERFUL. The service was amazing!!! The only negative we noticed was the service in the lounge... it was REALLY BAD. We tried twice, different people working, and the second time was worse than the first. We wouldn't go back in there for a cocktail, drink in your room. The casino is small but fun. Rooms are old but clean and we like that they all have balconies. Wonderful friendly people everywhere except the lounge.

Room Tip: All the room have basically the same view.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

I stayed and enjoyed it. People have to realize the location and to expect bugs around the High Desert. Only problem were guest that threw hissy fits at checkout about little stuff that dont make any sense. I would recommend this place to everyone. (P.s. just not to yuppy's)

  • Stayed October 2011
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Property: Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa
Address: 6823 Highway 8, PO Box 1240, Warm Springs, OR 97761 (Formerly Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort & Casino)
Region: United States > Oregon > Central Oregon > Warm Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Warm Springs
Price range (per night): $307 - $382
Hotel Class:3 star — Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa offers a variety of accommodations from suites and private view balcony rooms in the Lodge to Village suites and teepees and even a full-service RV Park. Every option is close to all the fun and diverse activities available at Kah-Nee-Ta.Kah-Nee-Ta Village was completed in 1964 and named for the Indian woman Xnitla, "Root Digger" who had owned the property. Xnitla was a scout and spiritual leader who used the natural hot springs and indigenous plants and roots for medicinal purposes and religious ceremonies. The Lodge and Convention Center opened in 1972Kah-Nee-Ta Resort is located on the 600,000+ Sq Acre Warm Springs Indian Reservation. It is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The Warm Springs Reservation was established by The Treaty of 1855 on a small reserve of land where our ancestors lived for thousands of years. In 1937 the Wasco, Paiute and Warm Springs Tribes organized as the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and became a sovereign, self-governing nation. ... more   less 
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Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort And Casino
Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Hotel Warm Springs

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