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Address: 5000 Willows Rd, Off Highway I-8, Alpine, CA 91901-1656
Phone Number:
+1 619-445-5400
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Located only 25 miles east of San Diego on an Indian Reservation, Vejas...

Located only 25 miles east of San Diego on an Indian Reservation, Vejas Casino & Resort is a Forbes Travel Guide 4-Star hotel and recipient of the AAA Four Diamond award since 2013.

At Viejas Casino & Resort, guests enjoy the gold standard in Vegas-style gaming with thousands of slot machines, exciting table games that include Blackjack, Baccarat, Pai Gow, a modern and elegant bingo room, and an off-track betting facility.

The epitome of a world-class destination, Viejas Hotel provides elevated guest service and features 203 luxury rooms and 34 VIP suites, including a lush, spacious pool and lounge area, and nine indoor-outdoor meeting spaces, including the magnificent Oak Ballroom, ideal for hosting weddings and special group events. Guests will love our modern amenities, streamlined design and handcrafted, boutique feel.

Viejas Casino & Resort also features a variety of restaurants including the AAA Four Diamond Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet, and The Café.

The beautiful Viejas Outlets, located across the street from the casino, offers visitors a unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries, Viejas Bowl, and Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink.

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March 5

Hey this casino about thirty miles from San Diego. We went at night and man you are driving in the dark. Can't really make out the casino until we got in front of it. They have a... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2017
Stan H
Pasadena, Texas

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I provided my hotels.com receipt at check-in but they checked me in improperly. They then charged me for a room that I had already paid in full through hotels.com! When I called them to sort it out they were rude and unhelpful. They blamed the error on hotels.com and Expedia- both of which I called and confirmed that the error... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

We were very pleasantly surprised by just about everything at Viejas, be it food, service, or amenities. We're not gamblers, but that didn't stop us from enjoying everything from the comfortable room to the putting greens and exercise room. The Sunday brunch shouldn't be missed!

2 Thank Ponydoc1
Tom M, General Manager at Viejas Casino, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed our Sunday Buffet, did you happen to partake in our free unlimited beer, wine and champagne service or the weekend brunch Bloody Mary bar? Those are some of our most popular buffet offerings. We're so glad that you've discovered how much more there is to Viejas than just... More 

Arnold, California
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87 reviews
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

NEW... we are new here, visit from bay area... and visiting family ..(NAVY).. and Santee ... excellent casino.. will stay here on next visit... BUFFET is worth every penny... will be back.

1 Thank Glennda_11
Tom M, Manager at Viejas Casino, responded to this review

Hi Glennda, Thank you for staying with us! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed yourself during your visit and we look forward to seeing you when you return. Safe travels until then! More 

San Diego, California
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10 reviews
Reviewed April 3, 2017

lost the hometown feel, they are remodeling moved everything around, one can get lost easy with not many signs extremely poor service , all machines are very expensive to play, i guess paying for remodeling

Thank opickeri
Tom M, General Manager at Viejas Casino, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear that you're not a fan of our remodel. All of our construction and remodeling is geared to create a beautiful, welcoming and clean atmosphere for our guests so that they can enjoy their gaming even more! As for our machines, we have more than any other casino in San Diego and they begin with a minimum... More 

Pasadena, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Hey this casino about thirty miles from San Diego. We went at night and man you are driving in the dark. Can't really make out the casino until we got in front of it. They have a parking garage now, looks like they are adding on to the casino. Inside the place it was busy for a Sunday. Strange going... More 

Thank Stan H
Santee, California
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Reviewed March 4, 2017

Great machines (old and new), wonderful bar and beer selection. The entrance is under construction along with my favorite coffee/soda station but the buffet and cafe are still open. The pool is closed (as usual) and the stores are open as well. If you are a local or visiting this is the one casino, just off the 8, that I... More 

Thank polizzi82
Tom M, Manager at Viejas Casino, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for sharing your kind words about our casino. We're excited to know that, of all the casinos in town, ours is the one you recommend. Yes, we are currently renovating certain areas of our casino in order to make them even more fabulous for our guests, as well as constructing a brand new hotel tower that, when... More 

Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

After eating at the buffet, we stopped and played the slots for a short while. Nice selection of slots. $10 lasted about an hour. Overall, the casino is clean and the staff friendly.

Thank SoCalOregonian
Tom M, President at Viejas Casino, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. It means a great deal to us when guests let us know how their experience with us was and it sounds as if you had a great one! We pride ourselves on delivering world-class service to everyone who walks in our doors and we're very happy to hear that you... More 

Charlotte, NC
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Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

Not the best variety of gaming machines but loved that they had a non smoking area. Staff was friendly. Noise level was good because it wasn't super busy. Typical I am sure for a mid-week visit.

Thank jadoc
Tom M, President at Viejas Casino, responded to this review

We're glad to know that you appreciate our non-smoking areas. We know not everyone smokes or enjoys the smell of smoke, so we try to accommodate all of our guests, after all, we believe everyone should be able to enjoy their visit here. As for our machines, we have over 2,000 machines — more machines than any other casino in... More 

San Diego, CA
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017

This was our first stay at Viejas. We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and my birthday. The hotel and casino staff were very professional and welcoming! They signed a b-day and anniversary card and had a bellman bring them to our room! Nice touch! After a room change due to excessive HVAC noise our new room was clean and... More 

Thank Julie S
Tom M, President at Viejas Casino, responded to this review

Hi Julie, While were thrilled that you decided to celebrate your anniversary and you birthday with us here at Viejas, we're sorry to hear that your stay was not everything it could have been. We do not allow smoking in any of our rooms, so we apologize that one of our previous guest apparently did so. Please be assured that... More 

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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2017

We stayed here for a wedding and were disappointed with the whole package. I would give this hotel at one except that the Indian grounds and surrounding areas are beautiful, and I have a lot of respect for Tribal lands. Otherwise, I was shocked by the value. We paid almost $300 a night to stay here and our room was... More 

Thank Vanessa L
Tom M, Guest Relations Manager at Viejas Casino, responded to this review

Hi Vanessa, Thank you for staying with us at Viejas Casino & Resort. We appreciate your honest feedback and we are truly sorry about your latest experience, although we do hope the wedding was enjoyable. As a Forbes 4-star and AAA Four-Diamond property, we strongly emphasize the importance of providing an outstanding guest experience, and clearly our system did not... More 

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