Hotel Villa is home to Lucky’s Casino Tournon, which is managed by Thunderbird Resorts Incorporated (TRI). TRI owns and manages all Lucky’s Casinos in Costa Rica and has partnerships with numerous independent hotels. Lucky’s Tournon property is located right in the center of San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.
It is conveniently located 10 km away from Tobias Bolanos International Airport and will take guests 20 minutes to get to the casino from there. Plenty if transportation options are available including Hotel Villa Tournon’s private shuttle service as well as public buses, taxis, and car rental agencies.
San Jose can be used to access various tourist destinations, ranging from their black sand beaches to some of the largest volcanoes in South America, such as Volcan Irazu. Attractions inside San Jose city include the Children’s Museum, Simon Bolivar National Botanical Gardens and Zoo, and De La Paz Park.
Identification will be asked at the entrance to the casino and guests must be at least 18 years old.
Hotel Villa Tournon provides ample space for Lucky’s Casino’s 50 gaming machines and 5 table games. Located on the second floor of their hotel you will find the entrance to the casino. Any chip purchases take place at the reception booth and from here the rest of the gaming floor is in plain view. First are the table games, followed by gaming machines.
The main attraction to this casino is its variety of competitions on offer. Most nights there are spot prizes which give random guests free credits to be used on any of their gaming machines. Alternatively, they have monthly bingo competitions and popular cash-only poker tournaments which usually attract high rollers. These poker tournaments are the only games that offer higher limits at this Lucky’s Casino.
The hotel has a host of amenities including restaurant and bar, whose waiters walk around the casino taking guests’ orders and bringing non-alcoholic drinks and light snacks directly to them.
The casino opens at 2 PM, with table games opening at 6 PM, and closes at 2 AM.
There are 5 table games located in the gaming area towards the reception. The games on offer include have roulette, poker and baccarat.
Both traditional roulette and electronic roulette are available at this casino and they both feature American Roulette. The electronic table has both digital betting and a digital wheel.
Card games include 1 Punto Banco Baccarat table along with 1 table for Three Card, Five Card, and Caribbean Stud Poker. The poker tournaments are the only opportunity for gamblers to play against one another with high stakes and feature events that include minimum buy-ins, unlimited maximums, and guaranteed jackpots. These tournaments are normally Texas Hold‘Em.
The majority of the space in the casino is occupied by their electronic games which include slot machines, progressive jackpots, and video poker.
Lucky’s Casino Tournon has both traditional reel and video reel slot machines and three-reel and five-reel machines. The progressive jackpots are all locally linked and the 10 machines that are in the casino are all part of the same jackpot.
Video poker is available and their machines feature the five-card variety.
Hotel Villa Tournon is a well-priced hotel that has various amenities on offer including an outdoor swimming pool, indoor spa and a business center that can be rented. A standard room will cost you in the range of $55 – $60 a night.
Other options within walking distance from the casino are:
Raddisson San Jose is a four-star hotel featuring a fitness center, spa, hot tub, and restaurant and bar. A room will cost you from $85 a night.
Hotel & Casino Taormina San Jose is similar to Villa Tournon. They offer an in-house casino, restaurant and bar, and free parking. Rooms are slightly more expensive, starting at $90.
The on-site hotel has a restaurant that serves guests their full menu from their dining area and their light meal menu from the casino. They are open for all meals of the day, starting with guests’ complimentary breakfast at 7 am and ending with dinner service that finishes at 11 pm.
Their menu is internationally inspired and has a large selection to choose from. If you are looking for a different dining experience, San Jose has many restaurants to choose from. Nuestra Tera, Kalu, Alma de Amon, and Café Rofo all serve different style cooking and are within walking distance from the casino.