River Rock Casino Resort

8811 River Rd | Richmond, BC V6X 3P8  [SEE MAP]Richmond, BC  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Complete with indoor waterfalls, the lobby at River Rock Casino Resort is the entry point to abundant amenities and buzzing nightlife. In 2011, River Rock's guest rooms nearly doubled in quantity when the resort built The Hotel at River Rock next door. And with six eateries and a lively lounge, guests rarely need to leave the premises. A 21,000-square-foot theater is also found on site, along with the Absolute Spa, which caters to serenity-seekers with a versatile selection of massages, facials and other body treatments. The casino is open all night, and sleeping in shouldn't be a problem; guests rave about River Rock's plush bedding (though some do caution that the thin walls do not effectively block out disruptive nighttime noise). Still, guests assure you can expect a pleasant stay overall thanks to the hotel's covetable amenities like in-suite minifridges, flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Another big draw for travelers is the resort's convenient location just 3 miles east of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and right on the SkyTrain's Canada Line.
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Location
Richmond, BC
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort and casino, 396 rooms
Primary View
River, Neighborhood, Mountain(s)
Style
Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families, Solo travelers

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Forbes

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With its soaring ceilings, natural stone and wood finishes, and curved escalators, the multistory lobby feels like a contemporary mountain lodge, although the activities here include British Columbia's largest casino, an expansive indoor pool, and a 1,000-seat theater decorated with one of the world's biggest disco balls.

Lonely Planet

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This slick casino hotel is a 10-minute Canada Line train hop from the airport (Bridgeport Station). And if you don't lose your shirt on the slots there are some good deals on rooms here, each finished with a comfortable contemporary look.

Oyster.com

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Less expensive than many high-end downtown Vancouver hotels, this upscale property offers a genuine (though somewhat Las Vegas-like) resort experience. Ideal for travelers of all sorts – business, international, couples, or families – this place has it all.

AAA

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Beautiful one-bedroom suites with high tech features are the entry level rooms here. They have custom made mattresses and amazing bedding you will not want to get out of.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1756 have reviewed the River Rock Casino 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 1756 reviews 4.0 (based on 1756 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at River Rock Casino Resort feature light wood furnishings, modern light fixtures and red and beige color palettes, while suites offer neutral interiors with dark wood furniture and gray couches and window coverings. All accommodations come with amenities like 42-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, minifridges and Nespresso coffee makers. For a separate living room with a sofa bed, guests can upgrade to one of the resort's suites.
  • Free Wi-Fi provided throughout property
  • Private decks available in select suites
  • Billiards room and stone fireplace offered in The Presidential Suite

Standard room size 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

River Rock Casino Resort is located on the banks of the Fraser River in Vancouver's suburb of Richmond. Downtown Vancouver sits approximately 8 miles away, while Vancouver International Airport can be found 3 miles west of the property. A few shops and restaurants are situated within walking distance. Across the street from the resort, guests will find the Bridgeport train station, which offers train service to central Vancouver and multiple bus bays for various bus routes.
  • Free self-parking provided
  • Valet parking offered for $16 CAD (about $12 USD) per day
  • Area transportation and rental car hires can be arranged through resort's concierge (additional charges apply)
  • 24-hour valet parking ($16 CAD)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

Five restaurants, a coffeehouse and a food court are available at River Rock Casino Resort. For upscale dining, guests can visit Tramonto, which offers Canadian-inspired dishes and views of the Fraser River and the property's marina. Gourmet Cantonese bites are on the menu at Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant, while Lulu's Lounge and Curve serve pub fare like chicken wings, burgers and nachos. And for internationally inspired buffet meals, visitors can dine at River Rock Buffet.
  • All-day dining available in food court's Chinese Noodle Shop
  • Reservations accepted at Tramonto, River Rock Buffet and Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant
  • Room service offered 24 hours a day
  • Select booking packages include daily breakfast for two

Number of restaurants5

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, American

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

Pool

Located in a glass-enclosed atrium, the resort's saltwater pool features a 70-foot waterslide built into a rainforest-inspired structure. Lounge chairs and a Jacuzzi are available on the pool deck. During the warmer months, guests can sit on the pool's outdoor patio.
  • Complimentary pool towels provided
  • No poolside food and beverage service offered
  • 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

Spa

River Rock Casino Hotel's Absolute Spa features six treatment rooms, a couples suite and a relaxation lounge. The spa offers a variety of treatments, including massages, body wraps and scrubs, facials and nail services. Specialty services like prenatal massages, teens makeup tutorials and men's facials are also available.
  • Spa open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and unitl 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
  • Spa booking package includes two 60-minute massages and two spa gifts

Services offered:

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

Kids

    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Fitness

    River Rock Casino Resort has a fitness center with Life Fitness cardio machines, strength-training equipment and free weights. Some cardio machines come with personal TVs. While breaking a sweat in the resort's fitness center, guests can enjoy views of the property's pool and marina.
    • Free towels provided in fitness center
    • Men's and women's changing rooms available
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

    Business

    River Rock Casino Resort offers more than 15,000 square feet of meeting space. The property's largest venue is the Whistler Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 580 guests for receptions or up to 450 people for theater-style events. The 21,000-square-foot theater with a built-in stage and an in-house production team can also be reserved for business functions.
    • Free Wi-Fi provided throughout resort
    • Meeting packages available for events with at least 25 people and 10 or more room bookings
    • Whistler Ballroom can be divided into three smaller spaces

    Number of meeting rooms7

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

    Pets

    Cats and dogs are welcome at River Rock Casino Resort. Up to two pets are welcome in each room for a daily pet fee of $25 CAD ($19 USD). No breed restrictions or weight limits apply.
    • In-room pet amenities are not provided at this resort
    • Daily pet fee waived after staying three nights
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting

    Wedding

    Several indoor spaces are available for weddings at River Rock Casino Resort, including a 5,700-square-foot ballroom and the 21,000-square-foot Show Theatre. When used for banquet-style receptions, the property's largest venue – the theater – can accommodate up to 460 guests. The venue can also be used for ceremonies with up to 950 people. No wedding packages are offered; however, couples can arrange ceremony and reception details through the resort's wedding planners.
    • Bridal spa services available
    • Romance room package includes a bottle of wine and chocolates
    • Ballroom has space for up to 580 people for receptions

    Maximum wedding guest capacity950

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

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