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Thunder Valley Casino Resort

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1200 Athens Ave, Lincoln, CA 95648
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San Jose, California
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this hotel at least 4 times and I am impressed every time. Their casino offers are not great but I booked the non refundable rate online to save $50 a night. The rooms are at least 500 square feet and the bathrooms are quite spacious which is nice if you are sharing a room with a... More 

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Thank JRA87
Jordan C, Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, responded to this review

Good morning JVP87, We are so pleased to hear that you were able to take advantage of our special online rate during your stay, and that you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to welcoming you on your next girls night out! Best Wishes, Jordan C. More 

Rancho Cordova
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143 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A variety of game tables. A hotel with access to a golf course and a variety of restaurant; cafe, buffet and specialty restaurant. A must visit to their bakery is amazingly supplied with scrumptious desserts; from cakes to individual size portions.

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Thank Zenaida C
Jordan C, Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, responded to this review

Good Morning Zenaida C, We thank you for your kind words regarding our Cafe Bakery. We hope that the next time you are in need of a specialty cake we will have the pleasure of creating your vision. Best Regards, Jordan C. More 

Roseville, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here on several occasions and are always happy with the rooms. They are always clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. Love the sunken tub in the rooms! Even though we live locally, we love to stay here for a get away or after attending a concert.

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Thank Denise S
Jordan C, Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, responded to this review

Good morning Denise S, We thank you for letting us know how much you enjoy your time here at Thunder Valley. The Summer Concert Series is well underway and we hope to see you here again soon to take in a show! Best Regards, Jordan C. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a variety in the cafe. Good service great food! Steak sandwiches, fish, sandwiches, breakfasts. We go there every Wednesday-- 1/2 price for seniors! Nice, clean casino. Hotel is being expanded. Great groups in the outside amphitheater---- but Summer's can be quite warm outside-- over 100F this week. But the casino and restaurants nice and cool!

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Jordan C, Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, responded to this review

Good Morning, We thank you for letting us know how much you enjoy the amenities that we have to offer here at Thunder Valley. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our next First Class 50+ Wednesday or a Summer Concert Series show soon! Best Wishes, Jordan C. More 

Richmond, California
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101 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night at this beautiful hotel. You have the opportunity to valet park and they would assist you with your luggage. Construction is going on at the hotel and they have done an excellent job of advising and causing minimal discomfort. The windows of the hotel was blocked out to maintain your privacy while the construction is ongoing.... More 

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Thank Morvant
Jordan C, Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, responded to this review

Good morning Morvant, We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our rooms and that our renovation was not intrusive during your stay. We are looking forward to showing our guests our new rooms in early fall, and hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Jordan C. More 

San Leandro, United States
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This location is truly a high quality, well maintained casino and hotel that we visit as often as we can. Our room was huge, clean and airy. Very comfortable king bed. We ate in the High Steaks Steakhouse where we've dined before. We both enjoyed their deconstructed Beef Wellington that was excellent! After we went to the patio area to... More 

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Thank Gene I
Jordan C, Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, responded to this review

Good morning Gene I, We thank you for your kind sentiments regarding our Resort here at Thunder Valley. We are so pleased to hear that you continue to enjoy your visits here, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best Regards, Jordan C. More 

Edmond, Oklahoma
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169 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The buffet is really good and fill of variety. According to a business college study, most people go to gamble just for entertainment. Go for the food and spend a few bucks to be entertained afterward. It is a simple evening of food and fun.

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Thank Rocky L
Jordan C, Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon Rocky L We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time spent with us here at Thunder Valley, especially the Buffet. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you here again soon. Best Wishes, Jordan C. More 

California
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice property with beautiful spa and classy pool area. (Had 'manny/pedi' by Alma, highly recommend her as practitioner, but at $40 each + 20% tip, price is on par with luxury spas; overpriced for location.) High Steaks dining room excellent, though expensive (SF prices). Rooms very comfortable. Hotel side of property smoke free, but just barely...casino smoke pollution is... More 

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1 Thank Alice S
Jordan C, Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon Alice S, Thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts on our amenities we offer here. We are currently working on a complete renovation of the hotel, along with the addition of 111 more rooms for our guests enjoyment! The new rooms will be available for our guests to enjoy in the Fall of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I won a jackpot in June 2016 for $10926.50. My Thunder valley HOST ALFRED has been awesome to me. Any questions I've had ALFRED has answered promptly for me as well as he has provided me with any other assistance I've needed. He is the best! I love Thunder Valley Casino and will recommend it to all my friends.

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Thank saylang72
Jordan C, Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon saylang72, Congratulations on the Jackpot win! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoy your time spent here, and that Alfred is able to make it that much more memorable. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best Wishes, Jordan C. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always left with a smile and full satisfaction every time I stay at Thunder Valley Casino Resort. They have a very friendly staff and the Hotel lobby is so clean. And the rooms are just Amazing. The High Stake restaurant was a bit pricey but well worth every dollar. That would be my first choice out of the Hotels around... More 

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Thank Simon W
Jordan C, Manager at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon Simon W, We are so pleased to hear that our Staff and amenities have left a lasting impression for you! We thank you for choosing Thunder Valley, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you here again soon. Best Wishes, Jordan C. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
  • Golf course
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thunder Valley Casino Resort is a AAA Four Diamond award-winning casino and resort located in Lincoln, California, 30 miles east of Sacramento. 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 2,500 slot and video machines, 100 table games (including Blackjack, Baccarat, California Craps, Mystery Card Roulette, and Pai Gow) 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. The expansion completed in June 2010 includes a 17-story luxury hotel with 297 rooms, 40 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 outdoor pool offers a tropical setting with cushioned chaise lounges, private cabanas and Coconut Bar. 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. Renovation Underway Construction is currently taking place on our expansion and renovation project! In addition to adding 111 new luxury rooms and suites, we are completely renovating all existing 297 rooms. We expect to complete the project by Fall 2017. We're working hard to minimize the noise and intrusion, with most work taking place during non-peak periods and minimal guest interruption. During this time our windows have had an opaque film placed on them to obscure your view so as to protect your privacy as scaffolding has been erected outside your window to complete work on the exterior of the building. For your safety, please use caution when approaching work zones. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding. We're excited to show off our "new look" with upgraded technology, including charging ports and our new Guest-Tek interactive entertainment system. Soon, our guests will enjoy more of an unprecedented luxury resort experience than ever before! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Address: 1200 Athens Ave, Lincoln, CA 95648
Location: United States > California > Lincoln
Price Range: $195 - $561 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thunder Valley Casino Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 297
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