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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The Council Room in the Sandia Resort & Casino is a nice getaway from the casino area to have a sit-down relaxing meal The decor is classy with the dark wood, the service excellent with friendly staff, but the food just okay.

Thank Hawaiian555
sandia_resort, Front Office Manager at Sandia Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hawaiian555, I do hope you come back to eat at the Council Room again soon. There are always new and exciting changes at our food outlets. If you need anything from us, please don't hesitate to give us a call.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Went to Bien Shur restaurant for a birthday celebration on election day. The place was about 15% full and we had a 6:30 reservation for a window table. I ordered the prime rib only to find out they had already run out. Really, at 6:30 on a Tuesday? Our meal was OK, but in the future there are better restaurants,...

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

Hi Jim, I just wanted to apologize for what seems like a less than perfect experience here at the Resort. I hope you come back to give us another try, our menus change seasonally and there is always something new to try. If you need anything please don't hesitate to reach out to us, and we hope to see you...

El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is the nicest place that I have stayed in. Staff are very nice and helpful. Nice to be able to play slots and go to your room when you are tired!! Several places to eat inside the resort so if you don't feel like going out you can just stay in and enjoy your stay!! We treated our adult...

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

bjwolfe, thank you for the awesome feedback, we hope to see you again soon!

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I booked Sandia Resort & Casino for our wedding in September 2016. The booking process for weddings is generally clear, with the prices for food and drink specified, and with some nice inclusions (limo ride to and from hotel which can be used to pick up guests from the airport, some funds contributed toward the cake, champagne...

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

desgurul, I wanted to apologize for a less than perfect experience here at the Resort. I hope you've reached out to our Director of Sales for the specifics on your event. I know that on your next visit we can show you a fantastic time. Please feel free to reach out to us if you need anything else. Again my...

Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is the most beautiful resort. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Our room overlooked the swimming pool. Fire pits, and best of all, the San Dios Mountains. The bed and pillows were super comfortable and liked the turn down service. Over all, just a great place!

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

Thank you Diane for the great feedback, we hope you come back to visit us soon!

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stay at Sandia Resort & Casino for the weekend. The building is one of the largest resort in Albuquerque. The lobby is nice and clean. Sandia have buffett, sit down restaurant and small sandwich store. Nice swimming pool area. The fitness has few treadmills machine but no free weights. The rooms are large, clean with big bathrooms.Plenty of slots...

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

Joe, we just wanted to thank you for your feedback. We hope that you come back again soon!

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...

2Thank Diana K
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.

1Thank Leslie B
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 12 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.

Thank Debra P
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!

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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Cuisines: American
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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: $352 - $467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandia Resort & Casino 4*
Number of rooms: 228
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Also Known As:
Sandia Casino And Resort
Sandia Hotel Albuquerque
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#2 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque
#4 Luxury Hotel in Albuquerque
#6 Spa Hotel in Albuquerque
#20 Romantic Hotel in Albuquerque
#33 Business Hotel in Albuquerque
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“Ask for the view of the pool and mountains. 6 and 7th floor is the best.”
 of 5 bubbles tobyg179, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have an excellent view of the mountains so ask for a mountain view”
 of 5 bubbles michaelrE5109JV, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a view; they'll do their best. If traveling with a group, ask for adjacent or adjoining rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Starr1027, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have great views”
 of 5 bubbles tacordova, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Some say the view of the mountains is nice. We were on the 8th floor facing town and thought that was really cool. Watched the sunset.”
 of 5 bubbles joeboe57, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
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