I really expected more, especially in July, peak tourist season. First off, the walk from parking to the actual hotel is a bit much. Would have been nice if they had planned this building better but perhaps there was more to it than we know being so close to the airport and in the flight path. So in short, by the time you park on P2 as all of P1 is reserved, get into the elevator to take you to P1 so that you can enjoy a 7 minute walk either directly through the casino where nobody seems to smile or outside of the hotel should the weather be nice as it was for us, to get to your room from the time you park is roughly 15 minutes. A bit much do't you think?
The Fairmont which is right at the airport was way quieter when it came to planes flying in and out over your hotel so that was another point lost in my books PLUS the rooms could be maintained better in the sense that the toilet could stop running as that would be nice (we have water meters, we pay for crap like that, wonder if hotels do?) and the biggest beef when it comes to the rooms is that internet completely and totally sucks. No reason for that - especially not at the price being charged to stay here. There is so much here that feels kinda hokey.
Now, I want to leave this on a high not by sharing what I DO like! Depending on the room you choose, the view is fantastic, everything is very neat, clean and tidy, the staff has been fantastic right from A - Z and the food here is really good! Not too terribly fond of the breakfast buffet myself, haven't tried the lunch but the dinner was more than worth it, but if you're not into a buffet dinner they also have a nice a la cart restaurant on the other side of the floor that we really enjoyed as the food was superb there as well as the personable service.
All in all, I'd like to give this place a 3.5 to a 4 but not quite a 4.......we enjoyed it, but we feel there could be room for improvement.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- River Rock Casino Resort is Western Canada's only 4-Diamond Casino Resort located in Beautiful British Columbia. Situated next to the Fraser River in Richmond, River Rock's stunning location has waterfront and city views of Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains. With the Canada Line transit system right at the resort's doorstep, getting to downtown Vancouver is only 18 minutes away and the Vancouver International Airport is just a quick 7 minute ride. Featuring deluxe guest rooms, luxurious one and two bedroom suites, Executive rooms and spacious penthouse suites - River Rock has something to suit everyone. Amenities include a show theatre with world-class entertainment, a 24-hour casino with slots, table games and poker room, 10 food and beverage outlets, Spa, fitness centre, salt water swimming pool and business and conference centre. River Rock Casino Resort has everything you need to create the perfect mix for both business and pleasure ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- River Rock Richmond
- River Rock Hotel Richmond