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Thunder Valley Casino Resort

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1200 Athens Ave, Lincoln, CA 95648
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved our one bedroom suite. We had a view of the pool which was just opened for the Summer Season. It (the pool) looks great! The suite had separate sleeping/ living areas and the largest shower I've ever seen. It also features 2 big screens, a powder room, and a wet bar. This is the perfect place for a... More 

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Sunnvale,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Based on the room itself,it was a quiet night of sleep and the bed was very comfortable with beautiful linen and many pillows.There was ample space to sit down and relax to make a cup of joe with the coffeemaker in the room. The bathroom is spacious,it included a shower,separate bathtub and the toilet area has a door for privacy.... More 

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Yuba City, California
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7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel seems great. The casino sends you pro toons for free rooms, but if you try to actually book one they're never available. Seems suspicious to me. Definitely not impressed. Showed up thinking I could use my promotional free room and was told there was occupancy, but the free ones aren't available and there's people with higher status than... More 

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Jordan C, Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, responded to this review

Good morning World_traveles. Thank you for taking the time to inform us about your recent experiences here at Thunder Valley. We understand the concern you have about booking a reservation using the promotional offer you received for a free night, and we would love to have you stay utilizing the promotional offer. Promotional rooms are available at the beginning of... More 

Burlingame
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This weekend stay turned out to be a nice surprise. I had been warned that Thunder Valley was very "smokey". The casino and surrounding restaurants are smokey, as is the elevator, but the rooms and hallways smell very clean and fresh. There is a smoke-free casino, but you have to walk through the smokey casino to get there. Our check-in... More 

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Jordan C, Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon Anglophile13, Thank you for taking the time to inform us about your recent visit to Thunder Valley. We appreciate the information regarding the atmosphere inside the casino, and are glad to hear you enjoyed the stay, including the view! We will pass along the concerns regarding the areas of concern you had, as well as the customer service... More 

California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My company had their annual holiday banquet at this site. As a member of the planning committee I must say how absolutely disappointed I was, especially considering the price we had to pay. The lack of organization and communication among employees was baffling. It was extremely difficult to get ahold of our event organizer on the day of the event,... More 

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Jordan C, Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, responded to this review

Dear ancama: Thank you for your comments. It certainly sounds as if we let you down. I can understand your frustration at not being able to get assistance when arrived for your holiday party and the seeming lack of communication between the catering and hotel teams. We strive to not only meet, but exceed, our guests’ expectations. It sounds as... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Concert, Great Room, Great Staff, Great Wi-Fi, And Great Showroom And Sound. I loved the concert, definitely loved the hotel room and definitely want Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone to perform there again. I loved that concert so much.

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Granite Bay, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish I could give zero stars! My brother-in-law had his wedding reception there and we booked months in advance! Got there at 9:00pm (check in is at 4:00), our room wasn't ready and we to wait until after 11:00. Because they over-booked, some of the guests had to be shuffled to other hotels. We ended up having to leave... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Stayed here on Easter,one night getaway.room on a 15th floor,was next to elevator. Could hear the elevator unless we had tv up high.Buffet was overpriced. The casino was very smoky my throat and eyes hurt all night. I did enjoy that it us a short drive and I feel like I am at a Reno resort.

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San Francisco, California
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Hotel is hard to find a lot of driving around! the check in was wonderful, the staff was amazing, They were very personal using your name and they really spoke to a lot of there customers one on one asking about there family's.! Very nice. The hotel room was a suite , it was very nice, the hotel had... More 

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Oakland, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Thunder Valley is one of my favorite casino/hotels; the casino is large, so lots of gaming and the staff is always pleasant. The hotel rooms are really nice and now they have Keurig coffee in the room. I recommend the Buffet for morning/lunch only. The Sunday Brunch is very good, and breakfast on Monday morning is also very good, however,... More 

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