Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Cabazon
Was fairly warm today, mostly in low 30s, we thought once we hit California we would start to cool down. Nope, it actually got hotter, high 30s by the time we stopped. Rode through some nice desert areas with lots of cactus. Lots of wind machines through this ...
(Remember, click on the FIRST picture IN the
article to expand and see ALL pictures and comments)After the Fathers Day breakfast at Morongo Casino in Cabazon we watched a couple more swoops of the helicopters taking on water to fight the fire then we pulled out and had heavy headwinds for about 25 miles before things became more normal. Figured Sunday traffic in LA would be more tolerable than rush ...
... some time by the small pool. At 4:30pm, 14 of us did a drive in an open vehicle with a local expert who explained the desert and its mysteries to us. It was fascinating listening to him share his knowledge and the 3 hours spent with him went by too quickly. The arid desert has adapted to the climate and contrary to popular belief, water is immensely detrimental to this ecosystem. Rainfall typically is scant (2mm in 2009, ...
On this 5-day (132 miles) section of the PCT, time went by quickly, which means we had a really good time. Our spirits were high as we had just left Shirley's parents that we met after crossing the 15 freeway and we were to meet friends around the Big Bear Lake area.
Day 110 (10/21/10): As usual, we don't sleep very well in civilization -- we camped in a nice, comfy, sandy wash, but heard too much traffic ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa Cabazon
Checking in on a late Sunday afternoon (3:30pm) you would expect to get to your room but not here it must be 4pm!! having left the car with the valet this was somewhat annoying. Eventually getting to the room it was OK, strange decor but pretty clean, the bathrooms are large but no bath, just a large shower. The rooms can be noisy, when trying to sleep noise could be heard from rooms either side and in the corridor with banging doors and voices. Trying to get maintenance to attend to a fault was just a joke, there is no customer service at all at this hotel. The rest of the hotel is not good, the food court awful, the cafe is part of the casino and not nice, the other restuarant on the 24th floor and the appears to sway in the wind! No idea what the pool area was like as it rained all the time we were there. The casino is very crowded, noisy and smokey, this is trying to be a Las Vegas style but fails badly.
Nice hotel casino
The casino Morongo is really beautiful , a little too much people to play. The restaurant buffet is really delicius. the swimming pool wonderfull...
$180 a night for a Disgusting Experience! Two rooms, dirty blankets!
You'd think for a $180 a night hotel, you could expect to have a clean room, free of any human soil, sadly it was not our case. My friends and I checked into a room. I sat on the bed, and to my disgust found BLOOD on the blanket! I called management and was finally able to get another room. To my horror, the blanket on the bed in the second room had light yellow soil marks on the blankets as well, I have yet to figure out exactly what kind of human soil this is! The next morning we again explained the disgusting state of our room to hotel management, where they did nothing. I paid $180 to spend a night in a dirty room. I was so disgusted that I had to sleep ontop of all my clothes, because I didn't want to find out what other stains I would find.
We truly had a wonderful experience at the Morongo Casino/Hotel and Spa! Everyone was very friendly and professional, and I mean EVERYONE!!!!!!!!! The rooms were very nicely decorated and the shower was huge (no bathtub but the spa made up for it). You can go down to the spa and use their amenities anytime it is included with your room, they don't tell you that though..... I made full use of their beautiful spa area. They have a seperate area for men and women which is nice. They give you a locker, a robe, slippers, and they have attendants to help you with anything. Their is two sauna's, a jacuzzi and a little cold water dipping area! I only saw the womens spa though so I am assuming they have the same for the men. There is also TWO jacuzzi's in the outside pool area, which is also very nice! Their are FOUR pool "area's" as well. We had an amazing time here, I recommend staying here for anyone!
The only problem I had my night there was the check in portion of my stay. When I arrived to check in at the hotel, they advised me that there was no room booked under my name. Even though I had a reservation confirmation printed from their website. It took them 15 minutes at the front desk for them to create a new reservation at the same price.
Stayed here with 10 friends for two nights. It was a two hour drive from L.A., casino is right beside Interstate 10. Our concensus:
My husband and I stayed at The new Morongo Hotrel & Casino April 21, 2005 while on our to Palm Springs. I was absolutely amazed at the entire experience. The rooms are very large, wonderful linens and comfortable sitting area. The bathrooms are out of Designers Digest..spacious, luxury ammenities, and a double shower. The pool area is one of the best we have seen anywhere (including Vegas) there are several pools one is a lazy river with very warm water, tubes and a gentle motion that carries you along. There is also a water slide and food and drink in that area. The thing that impressed me the most was the service. From the moment we checked in, EVERY staff we came across greeted us with "is everything OK, anything we can do for you". They were very sincere in their approach. We had dinner at their Steak House which was fine dining at it's best..fabulous steak and again excellent service. We would easily go back even for an extended stay with the kids. 2 other things, The Brighton Outlet is next door and I even won money at the tables and the slots. Even they were friendly. Can't say enough, treat yourself and get ready to enjoy. This is 5 Star service,accommodations and food.
I took my 12 year-old daughter and a friend to the Morongo for a weekend. I chose the Morongo because an online deal made it affordable, and it was close to the Cabazon outlet mall--all the activity the girls wanted. The room was heavenly--a stunning view of the mountains, very comfortable beds, a beautiful and spacious bathroom, and very clean. We found the service really good and the staff quite accomodating. I had a heavenly massage in the spa. The facility is basic but lovely, and the massage therapist was very experienced and talented. The pool area is fantastic! There's a lazy river and water slide, as well as a large pool and a smaller, kiddie pool with fountains. The pool was heated and very comfortable. There are cabanas and abundent lounge chairs, including a row that sits in the shallow end of the pool itself.
I thought that the facility was attractive and clean. Room Decor was understated and spa like. Customer service however was terrible. I reserved two rooms. Check in is at 4:00 p.m. I was able to check into one room. The other was still being cleaned and was not available until 5:00. The Keys provided for this room did not work and it had to be rekeyed twice. It was quite interesting to see maids in the hallway as we were leaving the rooms standing around discussing local job openings while other rooms were waiting to be cleaned. This was around 6:00 in the afternoon. Considering the fact that the hotel was completely booked I felt somewhat fortunated that we could get into the room as early as 5:00. All of this I could have overlooked.