Nation | Tribe: Chumash Indians
3400 East Highway 246
Santa Ynez, California 93460-9405
Chumash Casino Resort is located on the Central Coast of California in the Santa Ynez Valley. It is between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Hwy 246 in Santa Ynez, CA.
The casino opened in 2004 as a 190,000 sq-ft gaming complex featuring a casino and hotel. A $100 million expansion and upgrade was completed in mid-2016 adding 60,000-sq-ft to the gaming floor and a 215-room, 12-story hotel tower.
100 million expansion and upgrade completed in 2016
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94,000-square-foot casino floor
45 Game Tables - Blackjack, EZ Baccarat, Mystery Card Roulette, Spanish 21, Ultimate Texas Hold'em
Bingo - smoke-free bingo room with 1,000 seats and snack bar.
Poker Room - 14 tables, 24-hour, phone charging stations
Higher Limits Room - 7,800 square feet of gaming area with slots and table games.
The Cafe: Open 24 hours. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Willows Restaurant & Bar: Fine dining. Reservations: (805) 686-0855
The Buffet: Buffet 4pm - 10pm
Grains & Grounds: open 24 hours, coffee, sweets, salads
Food Court: open noon to 1am
Live concerts - 1,400 seats
Chumash Casino Resort Hotel - AAA Four Diamond
Tower 1: 4-stories, 106 guest rooms including 17 luxury suites
Tower 2: Newer 12-story tower with 215 hotel rooms and a rooftop pool
400 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
Phone (805) 688-8000
122 rooms and suites
November 21, 2020
As Santa Barbara County reinstated its highest, purple COVID-19 safety restrictions, Chumash Casino Resort has made changes to strengthen its health safety procedures and remain open 24 hours daily.
All guests require a mask and a non-touch temperature scan before entering. Over 1,000 protective barriers are installed throughout the property to protect guests, and additional spacing has been added to restaurants for safer seating. The food court is now located in the Samala Showroom for more space, and Willows now has limited seating on the outdoor patio. Also, the hotel's rooftop pool is now closed.
May 28, 2020
Chumash Casino Resort will reopen at noon on Wednesday June 10 for the first time since closing March 15 for the COVID-19 pandemic. New safety and cleaning procedures will limit the available facilities. All guest must wear masks and pass a temperature check before entering.
Courtesy of KSBY News
The reopening of Chumash Casino does not include bingo or the poker room. Both will reopen at a later date. The restaurants that will not open until later are the Willows, The Cafe and The Buffet.
Other properties of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians that will not reopen until later are the Hotel Corque, Root 246 restaurant, Hadsten House and the Kita Wines tasting room.
March 2, 2020
The Chumash Casino Resort received three AAA Four Diamond Awards for its two hotels and one restaurant. The awards were presented by the American Automobile Association, which inspected 2,400 hotels and restaurants last year to determine their level of excellence.
AAA FOUR DIAMOND AWARD WINNERS
CHUMASH CASINO RESORT HOTEL
Chumash Casino Resort Hotel has won the AAA Four-Diamond Award for 16 consecutive years. The hotel features 320 rooms and suites, spa and rooftop pool.
The Hotel Corque has won the AAA Four-Diamond Award for 15 consecutive years. This hotel is located in Solvang and features 122 rooms and suites.
Willows has won the AAA Four-Diamond Award for 9 consecutive years. This fine-dining restaurant specializes in prime steaks, seafood and wines.
Tribal Chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, Kenneth Kahn, issued this statement upon receiving the awards:
"For our establishments to remain on AAA's lists for so many years is a point of pride for our tribe. Our longevity on these elite lists is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team members who go the extra mile to make sure our guests enjoy an elevated level of hospitality when they visit to our properties."
October 16, 2018
Final approval has changed the current gaming compact between California and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians allowing the tribe to offer off-track betting at their Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez.
As of now, there are not any concrete plans to add the game to the casino. However, the tribe wanted the compact to at least give them the option to add it later if they wished to. Other tribal casinos are currently offering the game.
The original gaming compact between the tribe and state went into effect in 2015. The amendment would allow for satellite wagering venue to be built inside the tribe's casino. This off-track venue would allow for guests to bet on horse races.
On August 02, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the amendment. On August 28, it was voted approved by the state Senate. On August 28, it was passed by the Assembly.
February 08, 2018
The Chumash Casino Resort Hotel and Solvang's Hotel Corque have been awarded the AAA Four Diamond Award. The award is given yearly by the American Automobile Association. It is given in recognition to North America's and the Caribbean's finest hotels.
The Chumash Casino and Resort has received the award for every year for the last 14 years. Hotel Corque has received the award yearly for the last 7.
The award is given to a very elite group of hotels. The total is only 6.1 percent of the hotels that the AAA inspects will be eligible for the award.
In order to qualify, the hotels must achieve the highest level of service and hospitality. The offerings need to be upscale and stylish. Attention to detail is a must.
There are 320 guest rooms at the Chumash Casino Resort Hotel. Of those, 58 rooms are suites. There is a pool deck on the roof. Also a full service spa.
Hotel Corque offers 122 guest rooms. This includes 17 suites. There is also space for events or meetings that can take indoors or out.
AAA uses professional inspectors to survey they properties. The criteria is based on what travelers have been asking for.
There are only a few hotels that have received the Four Diamond award from AAA for multiple years in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Both the Chumash Casino Resort and Hotel Corque are owned and operated by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. The tribe also owns two gas stations, Root 246 and the Hadsten House.
Over 2,000 Santa Barbara County residents are employed by the tribe at one of their properties. This makes them the largest employer in the area.
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