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“VERY NICE and Good Play” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Harrah's Resort Southern California

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Harrah's Resort Southern California
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Valley Center
Certificate of Excellence
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LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“VERY NICE and Good Play”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This was our first visit to Harrahs Rincon. 40-50 yr old couple. As a High Diamond player I find that I am treated better at some of the smaller venues Harrahs/Caesars has to offer. In this case (with no prior play here) I was comped five nights in a corner suite on the 4th (top) floor of the original garden tower facing the parking lot and old valet entrance. Although we did not have a view of the pool which is closed during construction, we did have a beautiful view of the Mountains and two sets of sliding glass doors that could be opened for fresh air. This is also the quietest area to be in during construction. Noise was never an issue. The hotel and casino are appointed with natural woods and earth tones which gives it a more mature feel and a little less circus like. Casino is quieter than most, music and slots sound is kept at bearable levels. A nice change from vegas, reno, ac etc. The suite had two large flat screen tv's, one of which did not work and was comming off the wall mount. This took one call to maintenance and the tv and mount were replaced that day. The bed was OK but not premium. The room was clean and the housekeeping was excellent. (we tip). A little goes a long way in that dept. Extra coffee, chocolates on pillow etc. The living room, bedroom, bath and closet were huge however the room lacked even a small dining table to eat at, which really defeats the purpose of a large room where you can enjoy room service. Having to utilize your room key to exit casino to garden tower elevators and then again in the elevator to access your floor is an excellent security feature. Slot attendants helpfull hints to play max on dollar machine aided in $3200 jackpot. Also hit $1200 on $5 machine. Had good play. Lost more than won (always) but not cleaned out. Host Picked up food and Travel expense and I was treated like a valued player by every employee I came in contact with in 5 days. Weekend buffet brunch was Very Very good. Traveled to San Diego (50 min) every day to explore SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, Sunset Cliffs Park, Coronado, and Old Town. Not a bad ride at all. Very good roads. If you like Mexican food, "Fiesta De Reyes" in Old Town is a MUST. Using a GPS made travel effortless as navigation to Rincon can be tricky without. Safari Park is close by (20 min) and worth doing. Cant wait to return when construction is complete and pool is open.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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30 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a very nice, comfortable hotel. But it is expanding and construction noise starts early in the morning. Suites are particularly nice with large, jetted tubs. There are two bathrooms and separate vanities for those sharing a room.

The casino is very tight and is not prone to allowing large jackpots. There are good restaurants available. I recommend waiting to visit until construction is complete sometime in 2014.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Jasper298
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Room was bad but the beds were not as good as most Harrahs. Had a steak in the restarant that was tuff as shoe leather. I needed a saw! Most slot machine were old and outdated. I seen no winners and the machines do not pay out much at all. I highly recommend staying away from this place. It is the worst of the worst! You would be better off throwing your money out the window.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Randyhu
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Los Angeles
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I've been to Harrah's Rincon a number of times and have consistently been happy with it. It truly is in the middle of orange groves and cow pastures and the setting is beautiful, peaceful and quiet. Everything you need to relax and take it easy is at your finger tips. More than once I've arrived and not left the premises for the length of my stay. Great gambling options (tables and slots), excellent restaurants, pool side bar, on site gym free to guests, a beautiful swimming pool, hot tubs, friendly and efficient staff, clean and very comfortable rooms with separate shower and a deep bathtub are all there for you to enjoy. For those who want a bit more, try out the onsite spa - the volcanic mud wrap is amazing!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Tony S
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Oceanside, California
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I had a good time but our room was soooo far to walk away from the area and they charged me an additional 150 dollars for my room taking out of my account. Even at check out i was charged the correct amount but when i look into my account i was charged ALOT more. I called back to the hotel and was told to leave a message to dispute..(no acutal person) and they will get back with me in 48 hours....never did but I look at my account two days later and the money was fixed. I had to wait though and with no response from them. I didn't like that and I don't it was far...but the food was good!!! Service was great in the buffet that morning!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank SnoopysWife
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Lomita, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

My friends and I recently stayed here for two nights. We got the room for a great rate. Room included a fridge and then a microwave upon request for no extra charge. When we checked in we were disappointed to find out that due to the current construction going on the pool is closed for the next couple months. We had a view of the pool in its current condition and it was pure torture to see this beautiful pool and not being able to use it. This is a smaller casino compared to others, so easy to walk through quickly. But also easy to run out of games to play. Buffet was good. Most of the staff was nice. Although there was one slot tech who was extremely rude and called my friend a liar when she said the wheel did not spin but took her money anyway. Went to the Cafe for breakfast. Selection was okay. Would stay here again but when the ppol is finished.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Shaylyn I
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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81 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This property is managed by a California Indian Tribe and as such is subject to those rules. that being said, it is accessed by a winding hillside road (those aren't mountains people). Once you get there, there is construction at the moment but it is progressing rapidly. (You are warned at check in).
The rooms are up to snuff with a 3-4 star property and the staff is what you'd expect from any Harrah's property. The casino is small by casino standards so don't expect vegas size casino floor. For such a small property, there are more than enough dining choices and Fiore is EXCELLENT! The buffet has a wide variety and if you have a Total Rewards card, don't forget to swipe and get your comps or use your accrued points to eat well.

Best Feature? The luxury of ordering beverages from the machine at which you're palying. Yup, just select your drink, push the button and it's on its way. Wait time? not too shabby versus hunting for a waitress yelling "Cocktails" who breezes by before you can flag her/him down. Harrah's New Orleans has this feature also.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Kathryn J
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Property: Harrah's Resort Southern California
Address: 777 Harrah's Rincon Way, Valley Center, CA 92082 (Formerly Harrah's Rincon Casino & Resort)
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Location: United States > California > Valley Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Valley Center
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Harrah's Resort Southern California 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1065
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Also Known As:
Harrah`s Rincon Casino And Resort
Harrah`s Rincon Hotel Valley Center
Harrahs Rincon Hotel
Harrahs Rincon Resort
Harrahs Rincon Casino

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