Sandia Resort & Casino

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Sandia Resort & Casino

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Address
30 Rainbow Road NE
City
Albuquerque
State
New Mexico
Zip Code
87113
Country
United States
Phone
(505) 796-7500

Toll-Free Number: (800) 526-9366
Rooms: 198 Price Range: $188-$226
Suites: 30 Price Range: $269-$339
Restaurants: 4 Liquor: Yes
Buffets: B- $8.95 L- $10.95/$14.95 (Sunday) D- $13.50/$26.95 (Friday/Saturday)
Hours: 8am-4am/24 Hours (Thursday-Sunday)
Casino Size: 65,000 Square feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini Baccarat, Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Keno, Bingo
Overnight RV Parking: Free/RV Dump: No
Special Features: 4,200-seat amphitheater. 18-hole golf course, smoke-free slot room.

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(Updated: April 24, 2017)
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2.0
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2.0
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2.0
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2.0
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2.0

Stay Away

No longer free to park. Now costs $25-$35 per day to park overnight in a parking lot that is not level without any amenities. Take your business elsewhere.

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(Updated: April 02, 2014)
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4.4
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Nice Casino... Decent Slots (and odds).. Treats Pl

I just reviewed the Hard Rock Seminole in Miami FL (which is the WORST casino EVER!! Zero pay out, no drinks to be had for even HOURS of playing, overpriced to buy, NO customer service. But I wanted to review Sandia because it's about the opposite of Hard Rock. They always have waitresses going around with drink carts so you never have to wait. Slot machines are as loose as any Vegas machine.. if not a little better at times. Players Club is very generous with comps from weekly free play ($5 to $30), gas cards, and meals. Nice staff.. and casinos knows how to treat guests. If you do slots in Albuquerque, Sandia is your #1 choice! Next best would be Route 66. There are a couple more in the area, but you want to AVOID the former Hard Rock (South of the city/airport) which is now called Isletta. Tightest slots in town. Long lines for the soda machine (since apparently "older folk" can't figure out how to use the new multi-flavor, high-tech Coke machines).

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(Updated: October 04, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
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1.0
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3.0
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4.0
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Vegas style casino in Albuquerque

My wife and I stopped in at this casino on a recent swing through New Mexico in Sept. We had visited the place a couple of years before so were aware of its location and decor. The place really resembles a Vegas casino and is well designed, colorful, and very attractive. However, the slots really don't pay anything so go there for the ambiance because you won't win any money.
The pool area is really nice and and I would have liked to visit one of the rooms but didn't take the time. I would think that this casino would be a really nice destination for a weekend or a couple of days off, as they have entertainment along with all the casino ammenities and several restauants. We did not eat there so cannot comment on the food but it's really a beautiful casino and from what I read, the largest in New Mexico. Would spend a weekend there if I had the opportunity for a little R & R.

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1.2
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1.0
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Save your money...Go elsewhere.

Our family has frequented this resort for over 10 years and up until 2010 found it to be a fun way to spend some time and enjoy the thrill of gambling.

However, over the course of this year, 2010, we have noticed that this casino has dropped in customer satisfaction, cleanliness, and play time on the slots is no longer enjoyable as the payouts are minimal, and usually slim to none anytime we go in, which is usually 2 or 3 times a month or more.

The last time we were there, over Christmas, not only were there absolutely no payouts, (to us or anyone else that we could see), but our car was vandalized in their lower deck parking area and several items were stolen.

We will definitely be taking our patronage (and money) to other resorts from now on.

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Overall rating 
 
3.6
Slots 
 
3.0
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2.0
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5.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
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5.0
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5.0
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2.0

Good casino...

This is a good overall Casino in Albuquerque. The location is excellent and the views of the mountains are nice. We stay each year for a week in May / June. The hotel is extremely nice. Make sure to get a slot club card as the room rates are much lower with the card. The slots are not very loose but I did see some good winners. They have a nice poker room. No alcohol is served to you when playing the games (I guess the NM law). There are bars around the casino so you can still get your favorite drink. The blackjack tables were crowded because they do not have many tables. If you will be using the SPA, call ahead to reserve a time. My wife and I went the week after Memorial day and there were no time slots open in the SPA the whole week. The food is average here. The food is cheap so you get what you pay for. If you rent a car, there are plenty of good restaurants within 5 miles of the casino. The final thing is the golf course and I am saving the best for last. The golf course is a great golf course with challenge for every level. It is the best golf course I have ever played on. Also, there is a restaurant next to the golf pro shop that has excellent food. Don't miss this.

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