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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Things have changed at Sandia due to new mgmt. Now we are told we can only park our pickup w/slid in Lance camper for 2 hours which means we can't even play bingo or see a concert. We would have to park in their RV lot and pay $30 regardless of whether we spend the night or not. This does...

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sandia_resort, Front Office Manager at Sandia Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Sorry Diana, it looks like there was some misinformation on your last visit about our RV Parking area. I just wanted to apologize for that. We are beginning to charge a parking fee for RVs at the Resort; we understand that some people are only coming to play or eat but others are coming to stay the night and we...

Bangor, Maine
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the casino and won some cash. Unhappy with the smoke-filled environment-exhaust fans are not strong enough and there is only one small non-smoking room. Alcohol cannot leave the bar area so be prepared to drink anything there and not at the games. Snack bar prices are very reasonable and free non-alcoholic drinks is a plus.

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sandia_resort, Front Office Manager at Sandia Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Leslie, we just wanted to thank you for the feedback on the Casino. We hope you come back to visit us soon.

Oxford, Kansas
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Clean. Friendly staff. No starter cash for newcomers, but instead they gave us chocolate bars, playing cards, and car sunscreens. Typical casino atmosphere, but very open and high ceilings. The buffet was $24.99 for seafood. We opted to dine elsewhere, but stopped at Starbucks inside the casino. Friendly staff at Starbucks, too.

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sandia_resort, Front Office Manager at Sandia Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Thanks Debra for the good feedback, we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Not highly recommended. Too much smoke, no alcoholic drinks on the floor, no clear exit sign so be ready to tour the parking a few times. Good selection of machines to select from, gaming tables available. There is a very small non smoking area available. Great Starbucks with friendly staff. No players club incentives! Won some, lose some! Kids were...

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sandia_resort, Public Relations Manager at Sandia Resort & Casino, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. New Mexico is a place where, unfortunately for most, there is no alcohol allowed on the gaming floor. We are always looking for feedback from our guests and take every comment, good or bad, as an opportunity to make the guest experience the best. Thanks!

San Juan Capistrano, California
Reviewed 10 October 2016

In June, I reserved 8 rooms for Saturday night on the last weekend of Balloon Fiesta. We made these reservations relatively late as planning for Albuquerque goes. Coming from California, our expectations were to see the Saturday night Glow Down and fireworks, and we intended to go up in a balloon Sunday morning to renew our wedding vows. We had...

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sandia_resort, Front Office Manager at Sandia Resort & Casino, responded to this review

SanJuanCapoMom, I just wanted to thank you for the gracious and wonderful feedback. Nothing makes us happier than to hear stories like yours and we have passed on your praise to the entire team. I know it is tough to leave sunny Orange County, but we hope you come back to visit us again next year!

Placitas, New Mexico
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great location, hotel and food as well. Great spot to launch out and see the balloons and depending on the weather they may float by. Of course there's an outstanding casino and live entertainment too.

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sandia_resort, Front Office Manager at Sandia Resort & Casino, responded to this review

44dave56, thank you for your wonderful feedback. Balloon Fiesta is our favorite time of year and we are glad you were able to enjoy it with us.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I was bitten by bed bugs at the Sandia Hotel Resort and Casino I'm traumatized by my stay, experience and treatment at the Sandia Hotel. I demanded a refund and they did not refund me my money. I've very disappointed in this hotel and resort.

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sandia_resort, Front Office Manager at Sandia Resort & Casino, responded to this review

nativeflower505, we're sorry to hear about your recent stay with us. After exhaustive investigating we could not find any of the aforementioned insects in your room, and haven't had any other complaints from guests who have since stayed in that room. We do not want to discredit your claims so please, if you haven't spoken with our Security officers, I's...

Greenville, SC
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is the second time I have stayed at this hotel, each time at the end of September for business travel. Both experiences were very pleasant. The rooms are very large, comfortable and clean. The view of the golf course and mountain are lovely. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The special event staff made special vegan accommodations for...

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sandia_resort, Front Office Manager at Sandia Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Jen we just want to thank you for the great comments. Balloon Fiesta is our favorite time of the year and we're glad you were able to visit us! Hopefully we see you again before next September.

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We are here for the balloon festival and took a trip to the casino at the resort. Parking is easy as is the access to the casino which is beautiful. Lots of machines and table action.Had at great time today and will be going back tomorrow. The view around the resort is spectacular.

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sandia_resort, Front Office Manager at Sandia Resort & Casino, responded to this review

7tbolt11, thank you for the feedback. Balloon Fiesta is our favorite time of the year and we're glad you were able to visit us!

Buda, Texas
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My daughter got us a room and concert tickets here for my wife's birthday. It was a nice place. The room was spacious and wonderful. There were so many restaurants with so many different choices from sandwiches to steaks. It was a real good trip.

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sandia_resort, Front Office Manager at Sandia Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Thank you daddymo2 for the fantastic feedback, we are glad you enjoyed the concert and hope you come back to visit us before the next season!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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Cuisines: American, Mexican, Chinese, Asian
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Overlooking the majestic Sandia Mountains, Sandia Resort & Casino welcomes guests to a unique Southwestern setting with outstanding service and modern comforts. Your experience begins in our enchanting guest rooms and suites, each showcasing breathtaking mountain or skyline views along with lavish bathrooms, flat-screen televisions and complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access. You'll also discover the thoughtful services and amenities that have made us a stand-out destination among Albuquerque hotels, including our sparkling outdoor pool and cabanas, live entertainment, and tranquil spa. From fine dining to snacks on the go, our restaurants and lounges always deliver a memorable meal, even to your guest room, with our convenient room service offerings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandia Resort & Casino

Address: 30 Rainbow Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-2156
Region: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Price Range: RM886 - RM1,304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandia Resort & Casino 4*
Number of rooms: 228
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Sandia Casino And Resort
Sandia Hotel Albuquerque
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#3 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque
#6 Spa Hotel in Albuquerque
#20 Romantic Hotel in Albuquerque
#33 Business Hotel in Albuquerque
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“The mountain view rooms are preferable---”
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“Mountain view rooms on higher floors provide excellent views.”
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