The only time I go to San Manuel is if I am in a tournament, or I am a guest. But If I had to make a decision I would still go to Pechanga!
San Manuel has a large 4 or 5 car carport. However they do fill up and is located in a very close by residential/neighborhood.
The casino itself isn't very large and really does not make me thrilled come. It doesn't have that excitement, fun atmosphere..
Driving to get to SM the area is in a poor area. And the corner gas station, well I would avoid it. To many cars trying to fill up with gas.
From the carport you can take the elevator to 4th floor. If you are on 4th floor you just walk on over to the casino and get on the walkway rail or whatever you call it. and it will take you directly to the casino, where you will get off on their 2nd floor casino.1st is downstairs.
Slot tournaments are normally held in the back on 2nd floor. They have a buffet, shop, bar and a few other restaurants to eat at. But make sure you have your buy one get one free coupon!
I feel their prices are a little high for the food they serve. The food is good but not the greatest.
Bathrooms are clean.
The guest service dept, where you get your club card is not friendly at all. Never have I seen a smile or welcome us to the casino.. If i smile, they don't smile back :(
You can go to http://www.500nations.com/casinos/caSanManuel.asp see what they have to offer. I am not thrilled with the paybacks at all.
The only people that are really friendly and have a smile are the maintenance people.
Oh and the cops wthat welcome you to the casino, well a few are nice and few are not.
Also don't bother to stop by Starbucks or bring your water bottle because they won't let you bring it in. and then you will have wasted your money, Unless you drink it before going inside!!!
One more thing to get on the 210 heading to Los Angeles Go down Victoria St from the casino. turn right on that corner where that gas station is on Highland and about 2 blocks down is the freeway and stay to the right!!
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