Nestled in the foothills, this Harrah's Rincon Casino & Resort offers an awesome, just renovated, outdoor pool area called The Dive Pool. Three pools and 9 Jacuzzis are surrounded by lush, tropical plants reminding me of Hawaii. Only the Lazy River, with it's waterfalls, are for the kids -which is what I became when I jumped in- fun for all ages. The Lazy River is surrounded on one side by Cabanas with flat screen TV's and misters, rentable for the day. Adults have another pool that abuts a great bar - yep belly-up to the bar while still in the pool. Lounge mats are along the sides of the pool creating comfy water chairs and a very popular space. All other outdoor furniture is plush and comfy too; some surrounding almost private, adult-only Jacuzzis where you can hideout with your adult beverages while the DJ keeps great music coming at you.
Rooms are in the Spa Tower or Garden Tower. The Garden rooms, though more expensive have a fridge and fancy, Las Vegas style, luxury bathrooms (marble, deep soaking tub and separate shower) plus separate toilet room. The Garden rooms are a little larger and superior but the Spa rooms are fine too and both have a comfortable couch and a desk. We took our 13 month old granddaughter (who loved the Lazy River) and were provided a crib and bedding.
Restaurants and Buffet are very good - the Café is surprisingly good and a good value. There is a new Mexican Restaurant - Rita's Cantina - with a food truck out it's door that provides quick frozen margaritas, hot dogs, beer, etc. An overall fun atmosphere.
This is just the right size casino with a large "No Smoking" area and good ventilation. I enjoy spending most of the day in the outdoor area - then, in the evenings, after a nice dinner, I hit the gaming floor and have had a blast. Check the promotions online - Saturdays are All-Adult in the Dive Pool.
Rates are reasonable - but I go mid-week when they are ridiculously low.
The 1 hour drive from San Diego sure beats the 5 hour drive to Las Vegas. We now check in to Harrah's Rincon Hotel once a month for 2 nights for relaxation and lately, friends have been joining us. Oh NO! The secret is out!