Willows Hotel & Spa at Viejas

A sleek addition to the San Diego casino scene

Situated among the foothills of the Cuyamaca Mountains in the tiny town of Alpine, Willows Hotel & Spa at Viejas is the latest player in SoCal’s popular gaming resort space.

Rising from the bustling complex that forms Viejas Resort & Casino, the sparkling new 159-room all-suite, adults-only tower presents a luxe oasis along with personalized check-in service and convenient access to the exciting gaming floor next door.

With a color palette inspired by the area’s bucolic surroundings, the hotel-within-a-hotel concept was designed to relax and soothe. Desert-hued natural stone, rich hardwoods, sky-blue accents, sage-green tones and metallic elements adorn the calming décor.

Ample windows offer inspiring vistas of the local scenery while alfresco dining, open-air social areas and a bocce ball court beckon you to enjoy some time outdoors.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Enjoy customized check-in and checkout times by requesting a Specialized Stay Package at booking. This one-of-a-kind check-in model allows you to arrive at your leisure and enjoy your posh, private abode for a full 24 hours.
  • With an emphasis on well-being, the new tower boasts a sumptuous spa, a 24-hour state-of the art fitness center and an outdoor saltwater pool complete with plush cabanas, space for massages and dedicated areas for meditation.
  • You won’t have to look far to find great entertainment. Outdoor summer concerts, year-round performances in the Viejas Oak Ballroom, a bowling alley and a seasonal open-air ice rink are all within in easy reach.
  • When you’re ready for some Vegas-style gaming action, visit the newly expanded Viejas Casino next door. Access via a private indoor entryway makes it easy to come and go as you please.
  • For panoramic vistas, book an Escape Suite featuring corner windows perfect for taking in San Diego's stunningly colorful sunsets.

Things to Know

  • Located approximately 30 miles inland of San Diego on the 1,600-acre Viejas reservation, the resort is easily accessible via a short scenic car ride. Home to the Viejas Band of the Kumeyaay Indians, the area is considered the gateway to San Diego County’s wilderness region where mountains, forests, deserts and ample wildlife are waiting to be explored.
  • While the resort and casino complex maintain a steady buzz all year long, weekends and holidays are especially busy. Securing a reservation during peak season — Memorial Day through Labor Day — is particularly challenging, so plan to book well ahead.
  • Be sure to sign up for your free V Club Card before hitting the casino. Card-holding players earn points redeemable for a wide array of VIP perks and benefits with each and every bet.

The Rooms

  • The 600-square-foot suites feature well-furnished lounge areas, king or double queen beds, mini-bars stocked with complimentary beverages and a generously sized bathroom with a blow dryer, a flat iron and a wide assortment of Whish toiletries.
  • For a special spa-like retreat, request a room with a soaking tub or vitamin-C-infused shower.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows in the bedrooms and living rooms provide plenty of natural light and frame lovely views of the pool or surrounding mountains.
  • Each suite comes equipped with Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa. Secure dinner reservations, review entertainment options, summon housekeeping or play your favorite tunes with a simple voice command.
  • At the end of a busy day, retire to a bed designed to deliver the sweetest of dreams. Sink into the embrace of a Stearns and Foster mattress, your favored selection from the pillow menu and Fili D'Oro bedding spun of silky Flanders Flax and fine Egyptian cotton.

The Restaurants

  • In addition to the well-established and lively Viejas restaurant scene, Willows brings three new dining concepts to the table.
  • With a menu of fresh California-inspired farm-to-table fare, Locale Kitchen and Lounge serves lunch and dinner seven days a week. Highlights include a 500-bottle wine cellar, craft mixology and a slick new gaming bar.
  • For classic and contemporary Asian cuisine, head to Ginger Noodle Bar, where talented chefs prepare your meal in a sizzling exhibition-style kitchen. Menu items include lemongrass shrimp, beef gai lan and spicy basil salmon along with a nice array of sake and draft beers.
  • For a quick pick-me-up, Daily Roast Coffee House offers hot or iced teas, fresh Starbucks brews, tasty pastries and light snacks in a modern, lounge-like setting. The café is open 24/7 to fulfill your cravings at any time, day or night.

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Getting There
5000 Willows Road, Alpine, California 91901
SAN (40-55 min)  
Willows Hotel & Spa at Viejas
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