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Pala Casino Spa Resort

11154 Highway 76 | Pala, CA 92059  [SEE MAP]Pala, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Sitting about 50 miles north of San Diego in the small town of Pala, California (just off Highway 76), the Pala Casino Spa Resort makes a great weekend getaway destination. Although the resort is very isolated, guests can find plenty to do on the premises. Aside from playing the slot machines or testing their luck at the card tables, visitors like to lounge by a huge pool area and get pampered in the Pala Spa. And the resort's multiple eateries provide plenty of options for hungry lodgers, from buffet fare to poolside eats to fresh sushi to prime steaks. Though the guest room decor may appear a bit dated, each accommodation comes equipped with a flat-screen TV, high-speed Internet access and a minibar. (Travelers note that Pala Casino Spa Resort does allow smoking indoors, but non-smoking lodging sections are available.) Overall, visitors are pleased with the experience this resort offers, chalking their good time up to Pala's friendly and helpful staff.
Pala, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort and casino, 507 rooms
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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 481 have reviewed the Pala Casino Spa Resort, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 481 reviews 4.0 (based on 481 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Rooms at the Pala are spacious and brightly decorated with oak furniture and bedding in black, blue, orange and yellow. Each room comes standard with a 42-inch flat-screen TV, three telephones and an in-room dining table.
  • In-room coffee or tea
  • Iron and ironing board

Standard room size507 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Pala Casino is located on the Pala Indian Reservation about 50 miles north of San Diego. It is around 25 miles west of Palomar Mountain.
  • San Diego International Airport is 55 miles south of the resort
  • San Marcos, California is 20 miles south of the reservation
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Guests at Pala Casino have a wide variety of eateries to choose from. Choices, The Buffet is a perfect pick for those who aren’t overwhelmed by hundreds of food choices. The Oak Room is the resort’s upscale steakhouse and serves everything from veal to seafood. Noodles offers traditional Asian dishes and Sushi Sake has sushi with a SoCal flair. There is also Pala Café and Promenade Deli for those seeking burgers, salads and sandwiches.
  • Poolside Café and Bar
  • Luis Rey’s, an outdoor/indoor lounge, serves appetizers and cocktails

Number of restaurants8

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The hotel’s pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and 12 cabanas, which have TVs, Internet access and fridges. There is an area with a pool bar and open only to guests 21 and older after 7 p.m. Fire pits and a whirlpool are also on-site.
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


Pala Spa has 14 treatment rooms and two spa suites for couples. Guests can take advantage of the spa’s many treatment services, including a full-service salon, massages, body treatments, facials and more.
  • Retail boutique
  • Spa packages
  • Open every day 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Cribs are complimentary in the rooms and there are high chairs available in the hotel restaurants.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    The resort’s gym has cardio equipment including treadmills, elliptical machines and stair climbers. There is also free weight equipment.
    • Open 24 hours
    • Views of the pool and resort
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    Pala can accommodate gatherings with as many as 2,000 people but also has meeting spaces for events as small as five. With 18 breakout meeting rooms, a grand ballroom and Infinity room, there are many options when planning your meeting. Many of the event spaces have outdoor patios that look out on the pool and garden.
    • On-site catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Number of meeting rooms18

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    The team at Pala can help plan and organize weddings — from catering and music to flowers and color scheme. Wedding venues include an outdoor gazebo, event lawn and event center or ballroom. Other services offered include a ceremony officiant, rehearsal dinners, wedding cake, photographers and more.
    • Dedicated wedding manager
    • Special room rates for guests

    Maximum wedding guest capacity1300

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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