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“Long time casino user found Barona unsurpassed”

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Barona Resort & Casino
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lakeside
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I use a casino as entertainment and vacation destination. I am not a big money player but do enjoy slots and card games. I like comps for my play. I do not like the big properties on the Vegas strip as my walking is limited. I go several times per year. Barona is the best casino I have ever stayed at. Why?

This was a three day stay for the first time. I was comped for all three plus some food. They provide electric carts free of charge which gave me access to the entire casino. This was a big perk. Their cafe food was above average and service was good. The steak house and Italian was good to very good. The food court/grill area Mexican food was outstanding. I did not do it, but they will bring your food into the casino on a little table. I could not do spaghetti and blackjack. Dealers, pit boss, valet, and bell desk all called me by first name. Employees liked working there. Everyone happy. From time to time, they gave out cash to slot players at random. Good tasting coffee at the hotel desk area. Fast room service. Too much food, split the sandwiches.
This place was really fun. Good communication with casino hostesses both named Jessica. They followed thru on all discussions. Thanks.

And no, I don't have any association with this casino. Never been there before this trip.

Room Tip: golf course view
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We have been staying at the resort for close to 10 yrs. The facilities are truly amazing, swimming pool and gym. Unfortunately the gym is very dated and looks run down. The rooms are amazing in size but again they are looking dated and worn down as well. The staff is amazing and very accommodating. I enjoy staying on the first floor but would suggest putting a wire fence to keep the ducks of the patio , too much "droppings" and you can't enjoy sitting outside and enjoy the views. It would be nice to have walking trails as there is so much to see and enjoy on the grounds.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Wine51
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

The best, friendly staff ever encountered. Always greets u with a smile and often name recognition. Majority of staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable about everything pertaining to the casino and surrounding area.

Rooms are comfortable, wifi is available, free bottled water in the rooms daily and rooms always smell fresh and inviting.

Provide free snacks at the machines and extra snacks in the evening. They also provide free ice cream in the casino. Employees walk through the casino passing out ice cream.

Excellent restaurants and meals. The best French toast. Food portions are generous.

Good thing is that, alcohol is limited.

Casino is located on absolutely beautiful grounds. Great for daily walking.

Customers, receive, the absolute best service. The best valet service you will ever experience. They will even provide u with cold bottle water on your departure.

I have traveled to several Harrah's properties, pechanga, pala, valley view, Tropicana, viejas, syquan, Caesars, flamingo, Reno casinos, Florida casinos, new orlean and others but none compare to barona casino in customer appreciation and service.

Visit and let me hear your opinion.

Gpb at large

Room Tip: I always request rooms with some walking distance to get a little walking in. Never had a bar room.
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the day with superb selection of slots and games. Service was exceptional. The grill has the best lobster roll that I've found on this coast, very authentic and delicious! Parking garage access to the casino is on level 2.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

An excellent resturant with really good food and service to match. Nice atmosphere and patio dining overlooking the golf course. Prices are extremely reasonable. Try the special, a 12oz prime rib dinner with all the goodies and desert for $14.95. Unbelievable!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
Thank James G
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Additional Information about Barona Resort & Casino

Address: 1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040-1553 (Formerly Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino)
Region: United States > California > Lakeside
Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lakeside
Price Range: €64 - €160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Barona Resort & Casino 3*
Number of rooms: 397
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Also Known As:
Barona Valley Ranch Hotel Lakeside
Barona Valley Ranch Resort And Casino
Barona Valley Hotel
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