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Forbes Travel Guide created America's original hospitality Star Rating system in 1958. Since then, its team of incognito inspectors have checked into thousands of hotels, dined at just as many restaurants, and experienced scores of spa treatments to bring you information on the very best places to stay, eat and relax around the world. Throughout ForbesTravelGuide.com, you'll find answers about these Star-Rated and recommended hotels, restaurants and spas, as well as destinations and activities, written and provided by Forbes Travel Guide's team of professional inspectors. It's a dynamic group of people who live around the world, have a wide variety of interests and backgrounds, and are united by a passion for travel and a devotion to hunting down the world's most outstanding places.

  • On January 14, 2014
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    Where is Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok located?

    Tucked away amidst well-manicured tropical greenery on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, landmark Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok enjoys a prime location in the heart of the city’s historic district. From this luxury Bangkok hotel’s convenient riverside location you can walk to the Saphan Taksin BTS skytrain station, hop on the train, and glide along its elevated tracks to other parts of the city, or climb aboard a ferry at the pier for a short cruise up the river to Wat Pho, Wat Arun, the Grand Palace and other dazzling sights. Restaurants, street-food vendors, local boutiques and convenience stores abound in the immediate area around the hotel.
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    What is the children’s room service menu like at Casino Del Sol Resort?

    Kids will have no trouble choosing something to eat from the room service menu at Casino Del Sol Resort. The in-room dining menu at the luxury Tucson hotel has a section devoted solely to the property’s littlest guests. The menu features childhood favorites like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken fingers with crunchy vegetables and ranch dressing dip, mini cheese or pepperoni pizzas, cheeseburgers and macaroni with a creamy cheese sauce. Plus, the main room service menu at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel offers appetizers such as chips and salsa or house-made guacamole that would make for a kid-friendly afternoon or evening snack.
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    What restaurants at Casino Del Sol Resort are best for families with children?

    When staying at Casino Del Sol Resort with children, you’ll find several good dining options. The best restaurant for families with children is Moby’s. This ’60s-style diner is lively and casual so kids fit right in. The menu offers several kid-friendly options like cheeseburgers, chicken tenders with fries, grilled cheese sandwiches, a crispy fried shrimp platter, and hot dogs. For a sweet snack or finish to a meal, add a fun dessert like a banana split, root beer float, or ice cream soda. In addition to Moby’s, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel also has an Asian restaurant, An Del Sol, that has an array of Chinese classics like egg rolls and fried rice that will suit younger guests. Frozan, Casino Del Sol Resort's frozen yogurt shop, is another great place to stop in for a sweet treat.
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    What is on the room service menu at Casino Del Sol Resort?

    The room service menu at Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson offers a selection of dishes from breakfast through late night dining. To get you going in the morning, in-room breakfast service starts at 5 a.m. Breakfast options range from light options like fruit or cereal to heartier omelets, pancakes and waffles. A selection of regional breakfast fare is also offered like huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos, and carne asada hash. For lunch and dinner at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel you can choose an appetizer like chips and guacamole followed by pizza or a green chile burger. The menu also offers a variety of salads as well as classics like grilled filet mignon with au gratin potatoes or roasted chicken with fluffy mashed potatoes. Add a sweet ending to your meal with a Southwest-inspired dessert such as chipotle chocolate silk with berries or a raspberry tres leches pastel.
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    Does Casino Del Sol Resort have 24-hour room service?

    Casino Del Sol Resort does not have 24-hour room service, but the luxury Tucson hotel does have a selection of delicious in-room dining options available from 5 a.m. to midnight. To get you going in the morning, room service breakfast offerings run the gamut from light options like fruit or cereal to omelets to pancakes and waffles. A selection of regional breakfast fare is also offered like huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos, and carne asada hash. For lunch and dinner at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, you can choose a casual starter such as chips and guacamole followed by a green chile burger or pizza. The menu also offers a variety of salads as well as classics like a grilled filet mignon with au gratin potatoes or roasted chicken with fluffy mashed potatoes. Finish it all off with desserts featuring Southwest-inspired flavors like chipotle chocolate silk with berries or a raspberry tres leches pastel. If you do find yourself wanting something between midnight and 5 a.m. at the luxury hotel, Moby’s, the resort’s diner, is open 24 hours a day.
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    What are the best things to eat and drink at Casino Del Sol Resort?

    Casino Del Sol Resort offers a variety of restaurants, bars and cafés that include everything from fine dining to a casual diner. To give you a head start of just what to eat at the many resort restaurants, here are the top things to eat or drink at the luxury Tucson hotel:
     
    1. Baked oysters with cilantro pesto at PY Steakhouse. These juicy oysters are served on the half shell and nestled into a bed of rock salt and peppercorns for a lovely presentation. Each oyster is topped with a flavorful spoonful of bright cilantro pesto and oven-roasted tomatoes.
     
    2. Smoked pork belly at PY Steakhouse. This Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel's succulent starter — which is the same part of the pig as bacon — is cooked slowly so most of the fat dissolves, leaving behind tender pork. It gets the Southwest treatment with guajillo chile apple sauce and roasted onion. 
     
    3. Chicken-fried steak and eggs at Moby’s. The casual breakfast fare and fun ’60s-diner feel at Moby’s makes it a fun spot to start the day. For a satisfying breakfast, order the tender chicken-fried steak and eggs.
     
    4. Chocolate cigar at PY. This whimsical dessert features a “cigar” of chocolate mousse and chocolate shavings, a sugar “ashtray” and granite “ashes.” So deliciously fun.
     
    5. Añejo tequila flight at Tequila Factory. It may be hard to choose among the more than 100 types of tequila here. Opt for this flight to sample a selection of aged tequilas such as Don Julio 70th, Milagro Single Barrel Reserve, and Don Julio 1942.
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    Which rooms have the best views at Casino Del Sol Resort?

    As the name suggests, the rooms with the best views at Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona, are any of the Sky Level rooms. The luxury Sky Level rooms are located on the top floor of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel and have large picture windows that frame the surrounding desert views. From one side of the building the resort looks out on the pool and the mountains in the distance and the other side of the building looks out on mountains alone. So you can better enjoy the vistas and get fresh air, Sky Level suites have their own spacious balconies for a front row view of sunsets on warm Tucson nights.
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    What special amenities are in the rooms at Casino Del Sol Resort?

    While staying at Casino Del Sol Resort, you'll find the staff has thoughtfully stocked guest rooms with a selection of amenities to make your stay more comfortable. The bathrooms are generously supplied with handy products such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, mouthwash, a vanity kit, and mending kit. All rooms at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel come with Wi-Fi Internet access and Sony docking stations that let you listen to music and charge your phone. The bedrooms have several items that are placed in the room for comfort and convenience. In the closet there are plush robes and cushy slippers for lounging as well as an iron and ironing board that make it easy for you to get ready for a meeting or a night out at the resort. Extra blankets and pillows are also stocked in the closet so you can make the bed even more cozy than it already is. Sky Level rooms have additional amenities like Keurig single serve coffee makers and daily newspapers.
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    What are the best rooms to stay in at Casino Del Sol Resort?

    The best rooms to stay in at Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona, are any of the Sky Level rooms — especially the Sky Level suites. The luxury Sky Level suites are located on the top floor of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel and have large picture windows that frame the surrounding desert views. So you can enjoy the vistas and get fresh air, Sky Level suites have their own balconies for a front row view of sunsets on warm Tucson nights. Beds are topped with soft, high-thread-count Frette linens imported from Italy. Besides the HDTVs in the living area, Sky Level suites also have deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs, travertine tile showers with rain down shower heads, 12-inch TVs set in the bathroom mirror guest bathrooms, wet bars, and 900 square feet of living and bedroom space.
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    What kind of bath products are offered at Casino Del Sol Resort?

    While staying at Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona, the high-quality bath products add to the luxury experience. Each bathroom is well-stocked with organic Desert Breeze amenities. The all-natural products offered in each bathroom include shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, bar soap, body lotion, and mouthwash. In addition to these products, a small tray also has other convenient amenities like a vanity kit, a mending kit, and a dental kit with a toothbrush and toothpaste. The bath products at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel are replenished twice daily as needed during housekeeping service and turndown service in the evening. If you need extra bath products during your stay, they will be delivered to your room by the friendly staff.
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    What are the bathrooms like in the rooms at Casino Del Sol Resort?

    While staying at Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona, the luxury found throughout the property is mirrored in the spacious bathrooms. Each bathroom is designed with high-quality features such as dark granite sink counters and tiled floors. Golden faucets and fixtures in the bathrooms add an especially luxe feel at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel. The walk-in showers tiled in travertine are roomy and stocked with Desert Breeze bath amenities. When staying in one of the Sky Level suites, you'll find that the bathrooms also include TVs set in the mirrors and Jacuzzi tubs for relaxing and soaking away the stresses of the day. Each bathroom also has plenty of amenities to help make getting dressed easier such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, a mending kit, and a vanity kit.
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    What are the beds like at Casino Del Sol Resort?

    Sleeping on the beds at Casino Del Sol Resort is like nestling into a billowy pillow. The tightly made, soft beds are outfitted with fluffy toppers so it's easy to get comfortable when you climb into bed. To continue the comfort theme at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, there's a selection of pillows in varying thicknesses so you can choose the right one to suit your sleeping style. The bed's white spread is decorated with a colorful brown and blue throw along the foot of the bed along with a matching throw pillow. During turndown service, these decorative elements are removed and pillows arranged so you can cozy up and read or watch TV before falling into a sound sleep in this delightful bed at Casino Del Sol Resort.
  • On January 14, 2014
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    What is involved in Casino Del Sol Resort’s turndown service?

    Turndown service at Casino Del Sol Resort creates a relaxing setting for winding down the day. As you enter your room after turndown service, you'll find that the curtains have been drawn and just a lamp left on to create soft lighting in the space. During evening service, the housekeeping staff will also make the bed more comfortable by removing the decorative throw and pillow and folding down the corners of the covers so it is easy to climb right in. As a thoughtful touch at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, the housekeeper will also place robes neatly on the bed and slippers on a cloth liner by the bed. To make sure the room feels fresh and comfortable, they will also straighten magazines and newspapers, clean the bathroom, and replenish amenities as needed. A small gift of chocolates, bottled water, and a soothing foot lotion will also be left on the bedside tables for you to enjoy.
  • On January 14, 2014
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    What is the gym like at Casino Del Sol Resort?

    The gym at Casino Del Sol Resort is compact but well equipped with state-of-the-art fitness equipment. No matter when the urge to work out strikes, the gym at the Tucson casino resort is open 24 hours a day; just open the door with your room key. The gym is also available to Hiapsi Spa guests as it is located through the same entrance as the spa. For working up a sweat, you’ll find several cardio machines including treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bikes that face a large flat-screen TV as well as windows with views of the pool area and mountains beyond.  In addition to cardio equipment, the gym at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel has an array of strength-training machines and free weights as well as low-impact stability balls and mats for practicing yoga. Casino Del Sol Resort makes it easy to keep your fitness routine going even while on vacation. 
  • On January 14, 2014
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    What special amenities are offered at Casino Del Sol Resort pool?

    Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson offers a range of amenities at its expansive pool deck. In between games of keno or spa treatments, we recommend you head down to the palm-lined deck surrounding the scenic pool with the tiled starburst on the bottom. The pool deck is filled with comfortable padded chaise lounges and deep orange umbrellas to shield you from the sun. If you get too hot, consider moving your deck chair into the beach pool or relaxing in the privacy of one of the five cabañas. If you're a bit hungry or thirsty, just order from the convenient Oasis Pool Bar. In the evenings, you might want to cozy up by one of the fire pits. On Sundays, adults staying at Casino Del Sol Resort are invited to indulge in the resort's Soak Sundays party from noon to 5 p.m., which include music, drink specials and complimentary suntan lotion supplied by female tanning butlers.