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Barona Resort & Casino

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McAllen, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit. Barona's Buffet is supposed to be the best in San Diego. I have to agree. It's also the most friendly place I've ever been. From the moment we turned into the resort everyone was fantastic. A cart was waiting to take us to the casino and another waiting to take us to the parking garage...

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful resort. Casino advertises as the "happiest casino on earth" and staff live up to this tagline; always a smile and a wave. Slots are terrific and we found Thursday to be incredibly fun; great payouts and every half hour they giveaway $2k to a winning player.

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Costa Mesa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go to this Casino few times a year. I always enjoy my stay here. They have very nice rooms. Slots are comfortably spaced between them and they have adjustable seats. They have 24-hour open cafe and they have great food and prices. Most of all, I like money change people and they are available all over the casino.

Thank LadyCostamesa
Boracay, Philippines
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This place was great, staff very friendly and helpful , room was very clean and well maintained, wife and I stayed there to attend Bithday party for me that we had at Sage restaurant, good food and reasonable pricing, about 30 people attended, will be staying again when I get chance

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We received a two night free stay at Barona. We hadn't been in a while, so we took them up on it. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I don't know what casino everyone is talking about when they mocked the 'loosest slots' slogan. We came home ahead. i personally saw 4 people win anywhere from 1514.00 to 15,000 dollars. we...

Thank msdebagain
San Diego, California
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Barona has a nice hotel, great restaurants, and a truly awesome golf course. What more can you possibly need? Make sure you get your players' card because Barona has a good rewards program. I recommend the Sage Room for food. It has a nice view of the golf course and the food is good. Barona also has the best buffet...

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

By far the tightest casino I have ever visited. And I visited almost all in southern ca every machine is used as a terminal controlled by a program that gives u a little at first and leaves u clean the same machine at other casinos are much much more looser the irony of it all is they claim the are...

2Thank Miaminaz
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Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you had anything less than a 5-star visit to Barona. We understand that your luck was not as you had hoped during your visit. Rest assured, our slots have not changed since our expansion started, and our Loose Troop still works to ensure that you are playing only the...

Temecula, California
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This resort is somewhat tucked away. Great place to park your car and everything you'll need is at the resort - no need to drive off the premises. Service is great, the rooms are very nice, good restaurants on site, or you can just do buffet or even fast food. The golf course has a great layout and everyone is...

1Thank Nellie M
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Hahaha, The look the executive host gave me when I wanted cigarettes was priceless. From the casino host all the way up to Allison and then to her boss looking for a pack of cigarette s. Shame on you Barona. Hitting a jackpot and giving my money back to you is a lesson learned on gambling. Too bad my play...

3Thank Maria S
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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

used to go here all the time with my family and friends. then, their "loosest slots" suddenly wasn't loose anymore. false advertising to its maximum right there! if you hope to enjoy your money, go to either viejas or pala or harras - the pay outs in those casinos are definitely much better than here

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Thank your for your review and we are sorry to hear about your experience. Our Vice President of Slots, Chuck H, would be happy to discuss your concerns. Please private message us your contact information and he will reach out to you shortly. At Barona we pride ourselves on providing you with the best experience and we want to make...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Golf Course
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Additional Information about Barona Resort & Casino

Address: 1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040-1553 (Formerly Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino)
Region: United States > California > Lakeside
Price Range: $110 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Barona Resort & Casino 3*
Number of rooms: 397
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Also Known As:
Barona Valley Ranch Resort And Casino
Barona Valley Ranch Hotel Lakeside
Barona Valley Hotel
Barona Valley Resort
Barona Hotel And Casino
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“Get a room with golf course view”
LadyCostamesa, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pick a room looking out back to see the lakes, golf course, have the option of the patio/grassy area if on first floor,”
  • And Golden Eagle flight.
freed0mplease0rgd, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for room close to casino floor”
697jennifer, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They are all great!”
PatriciaS557, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Request Golf Course View, several second floor rooms on the hall to casino”
SJR55, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
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