Veranda Suite Tour – Viejas Casino & Resort near San Diego
Credit: Freddy Sherman
The Viejas Casino & Resort is located in Alpine, California, about 30 minutes from downtown San Diego. The property continues to grow and I can report it really does offer a Vegas-like experience, without the four-hour drive.
We did a weekend getaway to the resort, staying at The Willows Hotel & Spa, one of two hotels on-property. The Willows is for guests 21-and-over while the other, the Viejas Hotel, is for guests of all ages. At The Willows, we had a beautiful 600-square-foot Veranda Suite, on the ground level. The stylish suite, also known as a Signature Suite King, came with a large, private fenced in patio area, with its own direct gate leading to the pool area.
Inside, the suite had a large living area with very cool furniture and a really crystal-clear LG flat-screen TV that had to be 60 inches.The furnishings were very finely crafted, an example being the thick slab of marble that made up the mini-bar space and the work desk. The spa-like bathroom was very large with a huge marble shower, but lacked a bathtub (something I think is necessary in a luxury hotel suite). The bathroom had marble floors and some very cool accent tiles in the shower. Luxury amenities like robes and slippers were provided.
We also had a chance to experience some of the Viejas Resort’s food, as we had several excellent room service meals along with a wonderful dinner at Locale, one of the on-property restaurants. The luxurious accommodations and great food were supplemented by warm, friendly service from every employee we came in contact with. When I had a problem opening the patio door, a maintenance call received a response in about five minutes, two engineering guys came to show me how to operate the door and lock.
Photos by Freddy Sherman
By Freddy Sherman
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