Hotel Gold River is the newest of PortAventura's hotels, and by far the most impressively themed. The theme is the gold rush of the American west 200 years ago. You’re immersed in the town of Sullivan, once a small, sleepy town, now a vast gold empire full of frolics. The variety of rooms on offer is simply amazing; there are cabins, which reflect the humble origins of the town, there are standard rooms which occupy the City Hall, the train station and even the cemetery. Finally you can stay in the exclusive Lucy’s Mansion (Lucy being the founder of Sullivan), an exclusive mini-hotel with its own private restaurant and pool, in addition to the other three pools in the rest of the hotel.
There are three other restaurants on offer at Hotel Gold River; the main Grand Hall (a buffet), the more majestic Opera House, and the cowboy-style New Texas grill. One particular point to note is that, unlike the other three hotels, which enter the park in Mediterranea, Hotel Gold River enters in the far west section. This can be especially useful early in the morning when trying to fit in some rides before other guests reach certain parts of the park.