Dorado Del Mar Casino is owned by a subsidiary of Hilton, known as Embassy Suites Dorado Del Mar. The casino is cheerfully decorated theme to give off a fun atmosphere that gives off a more casual vibe, geared towards amateur gamblers.
Embassy Suites Dorado Del Mar is situated on the beachfront in the city of Dorado conveniently located only a few minutes drive from the capital city of San Juan. The easiest way to get to Dorado is to fly into the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU) in San Juan and rent a car to drive to the casino, as there is parking available at Dorado. Unfortunately, if you choose to drive there, you will have to pay for parking.
An alternative option is to take an airport shuttle with one of the reputable shuttle companies in the area. Please note that it is not recommended to use public transportation because it is not trustworthy and taxi drivers are known to rip off tourists.
There is plenty to see in the area if you are staying at Embassy Suites Dorado Del Mar Resort & Casino. River Cave Park, one of the world’s largest systems of underground caves, is located nearby. Other popular attractions include Stargaze at the Arecibo Telescope, one of the world’s largest radio telescopes.
As for the dress code, it is casual, but you may not wear sports clothing of any kind and closed shoes are required to enter the casino. The legal gambling and drinking age in Puerto Rico is 18 years old, so you can expect there to be people checking identification upon entry to the casino or at the bars.
Casino at Embassy Suites Dorado Del Mar
Dorado Del Mar Casino combines dome lighting effects with celebratory balloons to create its cheerful atmosphere. The casino floor is just 10 000 square feet in size and mainly consists of slot machines and a few table games.
Poker players will be disappointed to learn that there are no poker tournaments at this casino. This is because the casino aims to have a more casual gambling experience. Furthermore, Dorado Del Mar is not your typical high limits casino, as it does not cater very well to VIPs and does not have a player rewards program.
Dorado Del Mar Casino is known for the many popular events that it regularly hosts. They have a bar built into the casino and a stage for live music where every weekend you can find live music.
Operating hours of the casino are 11am to 4:30am every Sunday-Thursday and from 11aam to 6am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Table Games at Dorado Del Mar Casino
There is not a whole lot of choice for table games but there are 7 tables in total to play at this casino. The different table games are Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold ‘em and Roulette.
Blackjack tables are the standard variation of the game that most people are familiar with and there are other deviations from those found in most US casinos.
Three Card Poker is the most popular type of poker game found in Puerto Rico, aside from Caribbean Stud if you happen to find a casino that has poker. Rules for 3-card stud in the Dorado Del Mar Casino are like most US-based casinos.
Texas Hold ‘em is easily the most popular form of poker within the US and the most well-known poker variant in the world. The rules are the same as conventional US casinos in the Dorado Del Mar Casino.
Finally, no casino would feel complete without the addition of a Roulette table. The Roulette game found at the casino is the European version that only has one zero.
Slots and Video Poker at Dorado Del Mar Casino
There are 258 gaming machines to keep you busy all night. These 258 games consist of slot machines and 71 live games.
There are more than 180 slot machines to choose from at the Dorado Del Mar Casino. They range from classic spin machines to the more lucrative multiline bonus machines. The coin denominations range from $0.01 to $5 and some machines accept multiple coins.
Dorado Del Mar Casino has 71 live electronic gambling machines for you to play. These include, but are not limited to, electronic poker, roulette, and blackjack.
Hotel and Accommodation at Casino del Mar
The Embassy Suites at Dorado is a Hilton Hotel. They have a total of 174 suites made up of two rooms each with views of the ocean or the mountains. Each two-room suite comes equipped with high-speed internet access, refrigerator, microwave, wet bar and two televisions.
Suites cost you approximately $175-$373 per night depending on which suite you choose. The check-in time is 4 pm every day and check out time is 11 am every day.
There is Self-Parking available inside of a garage and costs $14.50 and there is Valet Parking available that costs $20.07.
Restaurants at Embassy Suites Dorado Del Mar Resort & Casino
The resort has two main dining options and two bars throughout the resort (one being inside the casino).
The first is Paradise Café. It is open daily from 6:30 am to 11pm from Monday-Friday and from 7:00 am to 11pm on Saturday and Sunday. The atmosphere is casual which is further highlighted by their atrium waterfalls and the food is described as a fusion of native and international flavors.
And if you’re looking for a casual dining experience with authentic American cuisine, then Blue Seahorse bar and grill is perfect for you. The layout of the restaurant is open air and you will find a view of the Atlantic Ocean from where you are seated.