I recently celebrated my 39th (Wow!) birthday, and for that special weekend, my husband and I decided to do a little stay-cation at our favorite casino! Tulalip Resort Casino is located about 20 minutes north of our home. It's located in Marysville, WA, and it is the casino we visit most often. However, we had never stayed in the adjoining luxury hotel until now.
The resort is gorgeous, with Native American art throughout. The main theme of their art is the Orca Whale, and it's presence is everywhere in the hotel and casino. The main restrauant is even called Blackfish! While not as large and opulent as a Vegas resort, the theme and luxury of the Tulalip Resort made me reminiscent of Las Vegas.
|Some artwork in our room.
|We could easily see the pool from our room.
|Walking into our room.
|A nice King sized bed!
After getting situated, we went downstairs to play some games. Mark loves craps, so that's where he headed, while I went off to play some slots. Tulalip casino has a huge gaming floor. Its actually bigger than most that I've seen in Vegas. There's hundreds of slots to choose from, as well as table games, cards, and roulette. There's a central bar in the middle of the floor, and the restraunts, seven of them, are on the outer edges of the gaming area. There's also a nightclub where they have live music and parties.
|Some slot machines at Tulalip Casino.
After playing some games, Mark and I went to our dinner reservation at the resort's fine dining restaurant, Blackfish. The atmosphere is very elegant and upscale. We had a delicious multi-course seafood meal, drinks, and a special birthday dessert for me!
|My B-Day dessert
After dinner, we played the night away in the casino, and I even decided to join Mark at the craps table, where we both did quite well! I also played my favorite slot games, where my formula of building up my winnings worked too!
Early the next morning, I went downstairs to my appointment at the T Spa, Tulalip's own luxurious spa. I had booked a hot stone massage, which was my first. I had always seen pictures where you're laying there, and stones are placed down your back. That's not exactly how they do it, though. They take heated stones, and rub them into your muscles, and its really quite soothing! I'll say that I will get another in the future!
Eagles Buffet. I love this buffet, and its usually where we eat when we go to Tulalip. They have so many choices, from seafood, home cooking, wok style, salads, desserts, and for Sunday morning, breakfast and omelets too! It's so easy to overeat there!
|So much to choose from!
After brunch, we played a few more games, and then checked out and went to pick up Sara. We had a wonderful time, and would definitely consider staying there again. I would for sure recommend Tulalip Resort Casino to anyone traveling in the area. Especially if you're a fan of casino games and Las Vegas. It's our little piece of Vegas right here in our own neighborhood!
|The indoor pool.