Acoma Sky City Casino RV Park – Review
An hour west of Albuquerque, on I-40 West, the Acoma Sky City Casino, Hotel and RV Park, offers an alternative overnight respite to the hustle and congestion of the city. Maneuvering through city traffic in an RV can be difficult and at the least frustrating. If you are headed west on New Mexico’s I-40 in an RV, Sky City may just be the ideal stop.
Though many of the Native-owned and operated casinos in New Mexico offer RV parking or campgrounds, we chose Sky City for a variety of reasons. It was a reasonable distance from Albuquerque, the twenty-dollar-a-night rate was unbeatable anywhere in the state, the amenities were also un-matched and it was situated near the sacred ancestral pueblo of Acoma, or Sky City, and we needed Wi-fi which the camp provides.
The campground has full hook-ups for electric, water and sewer. Free Wi-fi is available, pets are allowed and the campground has easy access to the casino, hotel, restaurants, laundry, and travel center. Use of the hotel pool is available to those staying in the campground. A refundable security deposit of ten dollars was required at check-in.
So far in New Mexico, this campground rates highest for the absolute best showers in a campground anywhere. A review on them alone would be worth the trouble but suffice it to say that they were sparkling clean and new, located indoors in the clubhouse, private with locking doors. Inside, in addition to the shower were a toilet, sinks and vanity. Decorated in a relaxing sand-colored tile, they contained the nicest in amenities including a straight or hand-held shower head, soap-dispenser (in case you forgot your soap), and a bath mat.
The campground is sparse but spacious and generally not crowded though most folks roll in during the wee hours. The view is nice in all directions and it is pleasant to watch the weather change atop the high plateaus.
Visiting the casino from the campground is a breeze. Only a short walking distance, a lighted walkway is provided as well as a constant shuttle between the campground and the casino. Indoors, the hotel and casino are attractively decorated. For those not preparing their own meals, dining is available at the Huwaka Restaurant, Huwaka Snackbar, or the Pinon Tree Coffee Bar. A MacDonald’s is also located across the street in the travel center.
The casino is probably small as casinos go but held a congenial and busy atmosphere. Slots that we saw ranged in prices from one cent to one dollar and there were plenty to accommodate those wishing to try their luck. Roulette and black-jack tables were available as well. Smoking is allowed in the casino. Tired travelers seemed to enjoy an unexpected night out, as did we, in this remote stretch of highway.
Staying at the Sky City Casino RV Park was very pleasant considering it is located right off the interstate. In an odd way however, this did not distract from the peaceful feel of the area. Coyotes howl in the distance, ravens keep a close eye to the ground as they soar above, and one can easily sit in the shadow of the majestic plateaus imagining the life and times of the pueblo people of long ago.
For more info, visit www.skycity.com