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River Rock Casino Resort

8811 River Rd, Richmond, British Columbia V6X 3P8 Canada
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#12 of 25 hotels in Richmond
River Rock Casino Resort is Western Canada's only 4-Diamond Casino Resort located in beautiful British Columbia. Situated next to the Fraser River in Richmond, River Rock's stunning location has waterfront and city views of Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains. With the Canada Line train right at the resort's doorstep, getting to downtown Vancouver is only 18 minutes away and the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is just a quick 7 minute ride. The resort features deluxe King or two Queen guest rooms and luxurious one and two bedroom suites - River Rock has something to suit everyone. Amenities include a sprawling pool with waterslide, show theatre with regularly scheduled entertainment, 24-hour casino, 10 food and beverage outlets including lobby Starbucks, all day buffet, food court and fine dining, Absolute Spa, and fitness centre. River Rock Casino Resort has everything you need to create the perfect mix for both business and pleasure.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Casino and Gambling
Electric vehicle charging station
Valet parking
Paid public parking on-site
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Massage chair
Neck massage
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Dining area
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, Filipino and 5 more


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Grade: 74 out of 100
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Angela S wrote a review Aug 2021
Parksville, Canada39 contributions18 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night at the end of a short trip (staycation). The suite was beautiful, the bathroom was huge with plenty of space for two! Check in was quick and easy and the staff were friendly and efficient. The elevator is secure and you have to use your room key to unlock it, making it more secure since there is a casino downstairs. Only the food court was open for dining options but there are plenty of restaurants nearby if you want to dine out.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Rooms away from the elevator are always quieter in any hotel.
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Response from Ann Merenda, General Manager at River Rock Casino Resort
Responded Sep 13, 2021
Thank you for your review, glad to hear enjoyed your stay with us. We have opened more amenities and hope come back again soon to enjoy them.
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Cindy M wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My daughter took me here for my birthday. Yani was performing and we spent the night. We had a really nice dinner and a few happy drinks. We are not gamblers, but it was fun none the less. I would go again.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Teresa T wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Had booked a room for this coming May. Had to cancel due to the event we were going to was cancelled (Covid-19). I called and spoke to Steve who assured me that it had been cancelled and would send an e-mail confirmation. Still have not received. Went online to look at my original booking number and it was still booked. Not cancelled. Not good. Will not book at this hotel again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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PookyCake wrote a review Mar 2020
Victoria, Canada12106 contributions1275 helpful votes
I’ve had the pleasure of staying at the River Rock on two separate occasions. On the first, which happened a few years ago, I was pretty excited. Ever since it opened (2004), the River Rock has been on my local bucket list of places to stay. Set on the banks of the mighty Fraser River, there was just something about this resort and casino that caught my eye. Perhaps it was, as one of their ads say, “fun stays here”? Yes, that could’ve been the appeal. I mean, the River Rock is all encompassing when it comes to attractions and events: There’s a pool (with waterslide), fitness centre, 24-hour casino, the River Rock Theatre and a number of eateries on site, sure to satiate any taste and appetite. In brief, there’s no shortage of things to do. But more on my most recent stay in a moment. In terms of location, the River Rock is ideally situated. First, it’s barely 5 kilometers from Vancouver International Airport. Translated to a taxi ride, that’s less than 10 minutes. Second, the River Rock is connected to the Canada Line skytrain system. This is attractive for a couple of reasons: 1) It’s just a little over 10 minutes to YVR via Canada Line and it’s approximately 20 minutes to downtown Vancouver; 2) The Canada Line – as part of TransLink – is cheaper than a taxi. Thus, you’ll have more money to spend at the casino! Third, the TransLink bus system is basically right across the street and thus provides greater access to other areas of Vancouver. Fourth, the River Rock is close to a number of popular attractions: The Richmond Night Market, which runs from May to October, is a mere 5-minute walk from the hotel; the McArthurGlen Outlet mall is a 3-minute Canada Line ride away, and other malls like Oakridge and Richmond Centre are within striking distance using skytrain as well; a Cineplex VIP is accessible via the Canada Line and its Marine Drive stop. You can also see Doug Coupland’s impressive “Golden Tree” here. Like all contemporary hotels, the River Rock contains a plethora of amenities and services. There’s an impressive conference centre and meeting rooms (which I’ve utilized in the past); a fitness room for all you health nuts out there; the aforementioned pool with waterslide; a delightful sundry shop in the main foyer; 24-hour casino (the largest in BC); expansive free parking; and the lovely River Rock Theatre, which has seen many legendary (and some now disgraced) performers . . . my personal favourite performance? Christmas with Elvis ;) The River Rock is also home to a number of restaurants, which are sure to please most. In no particular order: Starbucks in the main entrance area; the popular Buffet on the upper level (see my earlier review on this site); Tramonto – also on the upper level; the newly revitalized River Rock food court, which features delectable Asian fare, burgers and wood-fired pizzas. Across the street, on the hotel side of the casino, there’s also the Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant, which is home to authentic, upper-scale Chinese dishes (see my earlier review on this site). In short, whether you want something fancy, or just a quick bite, the River Rock has you covered. With regard to my most recent stay, I was here with my dear grandmother in the waning days of August. She’d received an “exclusive offer” in the mail for 2 free nights – all she had to do was call. Much to my surprise, there was no catch and she was able to cash in on the offer, securing two complimentary nights in the midst of summer . . . an awesome value especially given the ridiculous prices charged by all Greater Vancouver Area hotels during their so-called “summer season.” In any event, we had a room with two Queen beds. I really appreciated the contemporary look of our accommodation, which was nicely appointed. We had a high definition, flat screen TV, charging ports for our smart devices, free WiFi, a mini fridge and nifty Nespresso machine. The beds were the very definition of comfort – made for a relaxing sleep after a long night of gambling in the casino! All in all, the River Rock is a comprehensive resort and casino that has a bit of something for everybody. If you want to gamble, watch a show, enjoy some good eats or have a romantic getaway, the River Rock has it all. In terms of value for money, this is a nice establishment to patronize, especially when you get those special offers in the mail! Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Bill P wrote a review Mar 2020
17 contributions20 helpful votes
This hotel is extremely easy to get to from Vancouver airport. Catch the Skytrain from the parking lot and third stop. is attached to the River Rock's parking lot with easy access to the hotel and casino. The rooms on the river-side are all suites and are beautiful. The rooms in the Hotel are spacious but just well-appointed hotel rooms.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: The hotel side is better priced but less luxurious. The resort side has great suites and is worth...
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Rock Casino Resort
Which popular attractions are close to River Rock Casino Resort?
Nearby attractions include River Rock Casino Resort (0.02 miles), Time Escape (0.6 miles), and McArthurGlen Designer Outlets Vancouver (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at River Rock Casino Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at River Rock Casino Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at River Rock Casino Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at River Rock Casino Resort?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to River Rock Casino Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Italian Tomato, Moxie's Grill & Bar, and The Deck Kitchen + Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at River Rock Casino Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at River Rock Casino Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at River Rock Casino Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does River Rock Casino Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at River Rock Casino Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese.