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Thunder Valley Casino Resort

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Thunder Valley Casino Resort is a AAA Four Diamond award-winning casino and resort. It is owned by the United Auburn Indian Community and opened in June 2003. Thunder Valley Casino Resort features a 250,000-square-foot Las Vegas-style casino, offering over 3,500 slot and video machines, 100 table games and a live Poker Room which accommodates more than 250 players. The casino regularly holds major promotions and special events including drawings, cash prizes, and tournaments. Thunder Valley includes a 17-story luxury hotel with 408 rooms, 46 suites, a full amenity Spa, gift shop and boutique. The resort boasts 14 restaurants and bars, as well as Pano Hall, a large banquet and entertainment center with a capacity of up to 900 guests. The highly popular Summer Concert Series outdoor amphitheater seats over 5,000 while attracting major headliners. Additionally, Thunder Valley acquired Whitney Oaks Golf Club, a championship 18-hole course just 15 minutes away in Rocklin.
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Property amenities
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room service
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Casino and Gambling
Conference Facilities
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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We went to Thunder Valley Casino to see The Little River Band perform. The auditorium was very nice and security kept the audience in their seats so everyone could see and enjoy the show. The rooms are kept up and seemed pretty new. There is plenty of parking. We also enjoyed
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Property's Favorite Review
Best slots, best poker room, outstanding hotel rooms and delightful staff. Convenient free parking. Easy to get to from the Bay Area. Went to Tahoe after stop here at Thunder Valley. No comparison. Thunder Valley is cleaner, better maintained, MUCH better slot selection. Totally
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Response from Jordan C, Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Responded Jun 1, 2018
Good Morning 517sherih, I could not agree with you more. We are so delighted to hear that you are enjoying many of our 4 Diamond Resorts amenities. If you haven't checked it our yet we have a new Bingo room and Bingo now everyday of the week. Our Summer Concert Series starts this weekend with the Price is Right, so we hope to welcome you back very soon. Thank you again!
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I came to Thunder Valley Resort over the St. Patty’s day weekend, (Sunday the 17th to be exact).I had some friends in from the Bay Area so we decided to grab some drinks and food and maybe play some tables. We ended up eating at Red Lantern, they were really busy but we had a
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Very friendly place, Casino and hotel a very clean. Security visible throughout the casino. High Steaks Steakhouse is an excellent place to eat! Free valet parking. The hotel rooms are immaculate and beautiful!
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Response from Manager_TVCR, Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Responded 3 days ago
Good Morning SteveArn, Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback and comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed our 4 Diamond Resort. Our goal is to give all our guests a memorable stay and we hope we did just that. We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Warmest Regards,
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Had a great stay. Need to bring the rest of my family to visit. My aunts and I had an enjoyable time spending time together. The rooms were great. Very spacious with big bathrooms. Can’t wait to bring my own family here.
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Response from Manager_TVCR, Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Responded yesterday
Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted to hear that you had a great stay! We can't wait to welcome your entire family. Have a wonderful Spring! Warmest Regards,
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Lovely choice of colors and modern furniture that is comfortable and functional!
king size bedroom - very nice
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Good morning ebwhyte, The pool to set to open May 1st. We are looking forward to your upcoming visit with us and hope you enjoy the pool! Best Regards, Jordan C.
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Good morning Murmademom, We have many guests by the name of Patricia or Patty. But we do not disclose any information about any of our guests. The drawing program that we use is electronic and completely random and has been reviewed, tested and approved by the agency that regulates gaming at TVCR. The guest(s) whose name(s) are drawn must be present at the time of the drawing in order to participate in the drawing. And the odds of having a guest's name selected increase concurrently with the amount of play that guest has on the day of the drawing. Best Regards, Jordan C.
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Coconut Pool + Bar opens for the summer season on June 1, 2016 for our hotel guests. Cabanas and Cabeds will be available for daily rental by the public; must be a Thunder Rewards member. Please visit Spa at Thunder Valley (inside the hotel) for reservations and more details.
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Good afternoon ronsantacruz, Here at Thunder Valley we are a smoking casino, and while one does experience the smell and atmosphere of a smoking casino, we do our due diligence to see that the atmosphere is a pleasant one. We have a state of the art filtration system to minimize the amount of lingering smoke in the casino, and recently underwent the replacing of all carpet in the casino, relieving the casino of any stagnant smell of smoke that may have been perceived by our guests. We do our very best to leave our guests with a positive, lasting impression of Thunder Valley, not of the smoky atmosphere of Thunder Valley, and we thank you for your inquiry. All the best, Jordan C.
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Hi Patty, kids are allowed to stay in the hotel as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Unfortunately, our TV's cannot hook up to external devices.
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"Currently the hotel is experiencing some construction so I would advise 7th floor or above."
"All rooms are great"
"15th Floor, sometimes a little noisy from the other rooms but it's a casino so you can expect some noise."
"I can hear some people walking and talking thru the hallway."
"Request room away from elevators, but that they place rowdy people by elevators."
$165 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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