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Sandia Casino & Resort
30 Rainbow Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113   |  
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2-Night Special Package
Ranked #19 of 145 hotels in Albuquerque
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Spectacular views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I was so pleased with my stay at this resort. Everything was wonderful (rooms, views, food, decor, service) well, except for the cigarette smoke from the casino that permeated everything. Time to go smoke free

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

If you want to get a great lunch buffet for just $5 then head to the Sandia Casino. This is a great deal and the selection of buffet items is very good. And you get a non-alcoholic drink (soda or iced tea) with the price. I go there occasionally with my retired friends for a casual lunch and we love it. Get in line by 11 am to avoid the crowds. Note: to get the $5 deal you must be a senior (I believe 55 and older) and also have a Player's Club card (which is free at the casino entrance).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I visit Sandia Casino & Resort as part of my birthday road trip.
It was my first time there. It was a very nice casino ... And the staff was super friendly. I would visit this casino again. The landscaping is amazing.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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17 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

We were in Albuquerque NM for the Balloon Fiesta. We wanted a good place to eat that had a nice atmosphere. Sandia Casino was a great choice. The resort is stunning, beautiful grounds & casino. We had breakfast. The food was fresh & hot. The older gentleman who made the omelets was awesome. I almost passed on omelets since the line was so long. It went very quickly & were cooked to perfection. The only thing I was disappointed in were the sweets. The selection & quality was poor. Overall it was a good meal.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Independence,Ky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Our first experience wirh Sandia was excellent. Rooms were clean, tastefully decorated and even a Keuring coffemake. There were a lot of newer slots and a great selection of machines. Staff was helpful and courteous. The higher price for the room was well worth it and highly recommend it for a great experience.

Room Tip: a higher floor room so you can see the mountains or the balloon fest park and city
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Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Colorado
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This was my third visit to this resort. It is a beautiful place! It is spotlessly clean. The rooms are tastefully decorated , and ample in size. Stunning local decor! The casino is just the right size, and lots of fun! The employees are very friendly and obviously enjoy working there. The rooftop restaurant is top notch! I would highly recommend this destination!!

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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23 hotel reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We went 2X to the buffet prior to the evening events at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Nice salad section for me and my husband enjoyed the variety of food and the crab available on Friday evening. He said the crab was great. Spotless, and our waitress was very friendly--service perfect--never had to ask--soft drinks continuously refilled without asking.

While we waited for the buffet to open, we sat in the back lobby area--it is a pretty resort with the pool area in the back of the building, facing the mountains. It would be nice to experience a stay here.

After eating, just a short drive down the hill to the balloon area.

Overall, nice!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sandia Casino & Resort

Address: 30 Rainbow Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Albuquerque
#31 Business Hotel in Albuquerque
#32 Family Hotel in Albuquerque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spectacular Sandia Resort and Casino offers a refined and sophisticated atmosphere inspired by New Mexico's pueblo culture. A striking cobblestone porte-cochere entry greets arriving hotel guests, who are welcomed into the grand lobby highlighted by the mountain view and unique architecture featuring native pottery and art. Whether you are here to game, dine, golf or relax at the Green Reed spa, you will discover something new around each corner. ... more   less 
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