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Bear River Casino Resort

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11 Bear Paws Way, Loleta, CA 95551-9684
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Bear River Casino Resort, 10 minutes south of Eureka, features over 350 of the most generous slots on the California North Coast with plenty of big jackpots, bonus games and special bonus features. Bear River Casino’s 16 Table Games include Double Up Blackjack, Double Deck and Four Deck Blackjack with Match The Dealer, Six Deck Spanish 21 and Double Deck Spanish 21 with Match The Dealer, Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em, Three Card Poker, Bear River Craps with Bonus Craps, Mystery Card Double-Action Roulette, Baccarat and Pai Gow Poker. There is also Live Poker and Poker Tournaments. Bear River Casino Resort was named “Best Casino” for the last 5 years by readers of the Times Standard Newspaper. The hotel features 104 guestrooms, many with amazing views of the valley and mountains. Guests will enjoy the Rivers Edge smoke-free lobby bar, their relaxing pool and hot tub, and complimentary valet parking. Restaurants and Bars While gaming at the casino you can also enjoy a great meal. Rivers Edge is their onsite restaurant serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a spectacular view overlooking the Eel River valley. The Bear River Express Cafe offers guests a quick bite and the Thirsty Bear Lounge is your place to relax and enjoy a variety of entertainment, including live bands, Karaoke and the best televised sporting events.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Casino and Gambling
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking garage
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Snack bar
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Room service
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Becca C wrote a review Aug 2020
Arcata, California1 contribution
We went out to the bear for sum gambling fun. Overall we had a good time and got sum burgers too take up to our room.The rooms are decent and we both won a little bit of money. I think we will definitely be going back again. Maybe the pool area will be opening up by then.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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jsn55 wrote a review Aug 2020
San Francisco, California108 contributions25 helpful votes
Good God, what a waste of money, LOTS of money. $175 per night during the virus crisis on a mid-week 2-nite visit. A new property very close to our destination of Ferndale. - From the highway, you see an enormous yellow building on top of a hill. Not a single architectural detail, just a big rectangular box. Inside, the place is beautifully decorated. - Requested a room in a quiet area, the room overlooks the gas station. Hotel probably 1/3 full, if that. And we get the gas station view. Left our luggage, back down to front desk. Different agent greets us, starts to look for another room, answers the phone and leaves us standing there for ten minutes while she answers many questions and takes a res. Original agent becomes free, we repeat about the quiet room, the one that doesn't overlook the gas station. Her reply: "Yes?" Like she doesn't understand what we're talking about, that kind of request is beyond her. Uh, have you ever looked at a map of your hotel? - New room is fine, spacious, lots of horizontal space for my stuff, refrigerator, microwave, gorgeous bathroom. Where's the closet? Oh, it's this narrow cupboard over here ... half of the interior is shelves. That leaves about 10" to hang up your clothes. Wonderful. - The new room doesn't overlook a gas station, but we can hear the TV in the next room which is on for HOURS. There is at least one small child stomping around above us. That's our error for not asking for a top floor room. You can't expect a front desk clerk to think of everything, can you? - We're thrilled that we can dine out in front of the casino in part of the driveway that's been roped off, lunch is terrific, our first restaurant meal since March. - Everyone here is friendly and helpful. Only two entrances to the entire property, both secured, makes people feel safe I guess. - I trot down to the ice machine. Sign says "ice at front desk". Whaaat? That's just stupid. If people are worried about the virus, they don't need to touch the ice machine. Leave the rest of us the convenience, not a trip downstairs, and a long wait for a bag of ice. For the kind of money we're paying for this hotel in the middle of nowhere, they should offer to deliver the ice to your room. - Did I mention that the Bear River people are really nice, all of them. - We return to the hotel about 4pm next day, and they've repaved the parking lot. There's no place to park, it's all roped off. I don't do valet parking, ever. We drive around to the back, park, and tromp all the way around and up the hill hauling our wine and supplies to the one entrance. - HVAC in the room is very powerful; but thermostat is psycho. We either freeze or there's no air circulation at all. Windows don't open of course. It's 67 outside and 75 in the room. Wonderful. - Beds have 4 pillows each ... all slabs of foam, just horrible. Two nights at this hotel are worth about $150 ... if they gave out coupons for the casino and a discount on meals. The Bear River could very easily be a 5* hotel with a few tweaks and some intense training for the front desk people. Perhaps they'll hire a GM with some hotel experience.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Martin v wrote a review Dec 2019
Los Angeles, California53 contributions17 helpful votes
Small but intimate. This casino located in the Ferndale area of Nothern California is a very clean and quiet casino. Try the Slots along the walls. Paid well for me.Best time of the year to go is in the fall around October. The weather is perfect then. Check out the town of Ferndale. Victorian styling and quaint shops. Good Luck.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Dubravka R wrote a review Sep 2019
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Worst service ever!!! Stuff was unpleasant and very rude on reception! Manager Elizabeth Couch was very unpleasant and didn't do nothing about handicap gust who complained about room. Very disappointing. Not recommended to anyone. Specifically for this price and service!!!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jerry H wrote a review Aug 2019
Fairfield, California34 contributions9 helpful votes
Hotel room was spacious and clean. Microwave, refrigerator, & safe rounded out the amenities. 20 minute drive to Eureka for shopping & more restaurants. Only complaint was the room doors make a lot of noise when they close. Mr. Roshoon ? ( not sure about spelling) helped me greatly when checking us out. He was able to get us a discount on room from gambling during our stay. About 1 hr 10 minutes to Prairie Creek state park where hiked Fern Canyon trail. Overall a very nice stay
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$130 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Bear River Casino Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaHumboldt CountyLoleta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
104
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bear River Casino Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Bear River Casino Resort?
Nearby attractions include The Victorian Village of Ferndale (4.7 miles), Ferndale Historic Cemetery (4.7 miles), and Ferndale Museum (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bear River 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 Bear River Casino Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bear River Casino Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Bear River Casino Resort?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bear River Casino Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hotel Ivanhoe Restaurant & Saloon, VI Restaurant & Bar, and Eel River Brewing Company.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bear River Casino Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Bear River 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 Bear River Casino Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Bear River Casino Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fern Cottage (6.2 miles).
Is Bear River Casino Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.