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Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • gorgeous
  • access to high rollers room offered for $25
  • value priced

    Cons

  • casino ambience
  • not appropriate for kids

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Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa Review

As in Las Vegas, the Agua Caliente casino is in the lobby, but once you get into the spacious, beautifully appointed rooms of the resort, all of the cacophony at the entrance is forgotten. The decor is a contemporary take on the Arts and Crafts style, with lots of white offset by dark wood. Niches hold original art, and high ceilings and wall-to-wall windows frame mountain views. Bathrooms have marble everywhere, flat-screen TVs, and oversize sunken tubs. There are two entertainment venues—a lounge and a showroom presenting headliners. Poolside cabanas push the concept to the limit; each has Wi-Fi, a phone, a TV, misters, ceiling fans, and a mini-refrigerator.

    Hotel Details

  • 340 rooms, 26 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 04-11-2013

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    Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa Review

    The rooms are fine and ours had a nice view, but we had a major complaint with the way they run things here. The weekend we stayed there was a private party going on in the pool area. The area is surrounded by a fence, but the rest of the area outside of the fence has the spa, and chairs and benches for sitting. We didn't pay to go the party, and therefore they didn't even let us step outside the door all weekend. The first day, the security guards were set up so far in front of the doors that you couldn't even go to the gift shop or the bar across from it without getting hassled. They posted more security guards than there were party-goers, and if you could convince a security guard to let you sit outside for a smoke, they insisted on escorting you everywhere. This means that for the whole weekend, we couldn't enjoy what guests come to these places for: the pool, the beach chairs, the sun. The party didn't even seem to be popular. Other minor complaints are that there was a cigarette burn in our couch (non-smoking room), and they don't have coffee makers in the rooms, something I've come to take for granted even in a Motel 8. The rest of the experience was standard.

    by David_and_Sarah, 4/17/11

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