Tulalip Resort Casino Wins Tripadvisor Award for Accommodations

Tulalip Resort Casino is within Quil Ceda Village on the Tulalip Tribes’ lands. (Courtesy Quil Ceda Village)

Tulalip Resort Casino is housed within the 2,200-acre municipality Quil Ceda Village. The premium outlet mall touts several anchor stores, including Cabela’s, Home Depot and Walmart; a retail center; an amphitheater; and several eateries.

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The resort is a key attraction that draws tourists to the region. With 918 “excellent” five-star reviews, Tulalip Resort Casino is a Tripadvisor 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner in the accommodations category.

“We are proud to be recognized by our guests as a leader in the industry with the 2020 Travelers’ Choice award,” said VP of Hotel Operations, Troy Longwith, in a press release. “Tulalip Resort Casino always strives to give guests an exceptional dining, gaming, entertainment, and hospitality experience, and this award is a testament to our team’s hard work in achieving that goal.”

Visit Tripadvisor.com to see all the reviews and some tips for staying at Tulalip Resort Casino.

“Winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor, in the release. “Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners’ achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are these winners well deserving, they are also a great source of inspiration for travelers as the world begins to venture out again.”

Tulalip Resort Casino offers 192,000-square-feet of gaming in addition to an award-winning luxury hotel.

Situated in Marysville, Washington, the Consolidated Borough of Quil Ceda Village is located on the I-5 corridor just north of Seattle, Washington. It’s been a huge success for the 4,900-member Tulalip Tribes. Originally envisioned as an economic engine to supplement its casino, Tribal leadership went a step further, taking advantage of existing federal rules and legislation to establish Quil Ceda in 2001 as a municipality under the Indian Tribal Government Tax Status Act of 1982. In fact, Quil Ceda is the first-ever such political subdivision of a Tribal government. The only other such “federal city” is Washington D.C., Quil Ceda Village General Manager Martin Napeahi told Native Business.

Quil Ceda functions like any other municipality. Its governing structure is a village council that, just like any other city or town council, enacts local laws and ordinances, develops village policies and sets annual village budgets. The council appoints the general manager, who functions like a city manager. And, just like any other city, the village government is responsible for building and maintaining infrastructure, parks, police and fire departments, and emergency services.

The village was conceived and built for business. The 2,200-acre municipality houses not only Tulalip’s resort/casino and bingo hall, but a premium outlet mall; several anchor stores, including Cabela’s, Home Depot and Walmart; a retail center; an amphitheater; and several eateries. Quil Ceda Village also features the Tribally owned cannabis dispensary, Remedy Tulalip.

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