Casino Reviews

Route 66 Casino

We have always wanted to stop at the Route 66 Casino located just west of Albuquerque, New Mexico and we finally did on our last road trip through this part of the southern United states. The Route 66 casino is approximately 20 minutes west of the city. It is a great place to stop for the night if you are traveling through,  need gas or need a room and a good place to sleep. This casino hotel is right on interstate I40 on the south side of the highway about 10 miles west of Albuquerque.  We stayed there one night and will definitely stay again sometime at this hotel when we are in the area.

This is an Indian run hotel and casino, so there is smoking allowed in the casino, however they do have well equipped non smoking rooms. We also ate at the restaurant in the morning for breakfast. The meal was large, at a good price and the service was excellent. One of the big advantages of staying at this particular hotel is that the Indians have decided not to charge state or federal tax, so the price you are quoted is the price you pay and it was very reasonable. This was the first time we had stayed at this particular hotel so we paid the regular rate. Next time we hope to pay less since we signed up for a slot card!

Route 66 Casino

More details on this casino follow:

Slot Machines

Route 66 Casino Hotel features more than 1,700 slots in every denomination from pennies, nickels and quarters all the way to $5, $10 and $100 high stakes machines.

Slot machines include:

  • Jeff Foxworthy
  • Hit the Heights
  • Beat the Bandit
  • Super Nova
  • Diamond Factory
  • Sex and the City
  • Top Dollar
  • Crystal Fortune
  • Stargate
  • Quick Strike

Table Games

Blackjack, Craps and Roulette games feature a variety of betting limits for the beginner to the most experienced high roller.

Games like Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em are also available.


Thunder road Steakhouse, Buffet 66, Johnny Rockets, Main street, Travel Center (Dairy Queen) and lounge. We ate in the Main Street restaurant and were more than satisfied with our breakfast meal as well as the service.

What We Liked

Variety of slot machines

Buffet ( they have a buffet, we did not eat there)

Hotel rates are very reasonable, no taxes on your room!

Easy access fromI40

Safe environment in the casino, hotel and parking areas

Great stopover point on your way past Albuquerque or points west or east

They also had cheap gas at the time we stopped there as well.

What We Did Not Like

There are no real complaints about the Route 66 hotel & casino, other than they allow smoking in the casino , which most if not all casinos do in the US. Some are just better with air circulation than others.

It is a 3.5 star hotel in our estimation and quite adequate for our needs

Slot Player Card

They have their own  slot players card system and when you sign up for the first time you usually get a gift.

If you have not taken advantage of slot player cards, there are a number of benefits that many slot players should consider. Free or discounted rooms, email mailing list of promotions, free or discounted meals, access to entertainment, and a tax report outlining your losses and wins for tax claim purposes.


There is ample parking at the Route 66 hotel & casino in a large parking garage in front of  the hotel. There is a large surface parking lot for thousands of cars.

Directions: This casino hotel is right on interstate I40 on the south side of the highway about 10 miles west of Albuquerque.

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