We had been visiting family in Indiana and decided to return with a stopover at Caesar's Southern Indiana. We had visited years earlier when the casino was located on the Ohio River between IN and KY. The casino has been moved to a large, multi-space area on the second floor and is more convenient to the nondescript rooms. The more convenient location of the casino is the only positive about our experience. Hotel arrival area was bleak and dismal with no valet, grungy, scarred and marred entry hall, and ghost-town like hallway to the elevator. The elevator looked like something from a bad movie, with scratches and dirty panels.. This less than welcoming entry was matched perfectly by the obnoxious front desk staffer (a middle-aged male, whose name I don't recall) who was sullen and rude. When we asked about valet parking and bell/porter luggage assistance we were provided with a screed on how we were "lucky" he was at the front desk since for 2 years they had had no one at valet, bell-desk, or anywhere else. He used to be a valet but had just been called back to work the front desk in January. From all appearances he was working on being fired! Terrible attitude, downright rude responses, and no services of any kind within the hotel. People come there for one reason: to gamble. We made our way up to a king room. It was moderately clean, no bed-bugs (believe me, we checked) and only a slight smell of tobacco clinging from the smoking rooms of the past. Shower worked, toilet/wc worked and 2 sets of clean towels were provided. We slept reasonable well and could not wait to escape the ghost hotel the next day. Seriously, avoid this one at all costs unless you are coming to gamble in an old-school, smoke-filled casino with mostly older folks chain smoking and wasting money. The only good service or entertainment we experienced was at the casino bar, where we were able to interact with the friendly bartender while the poker machines gobbled our money. Slots were very tight and tables expensive for such a dead environment. If you are looking to have a fun experience gambling in southern Indiana save yourself a miserable experience by avoiding this Caesar's and instead go to French Lick Resort, much nicer there with a non-smoking casino and hotel! Sadly, this Caesar's has absolutely nothing to commend it and should be rehabilitated or put out of its misery.