Oct 26, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Located just north of Lake Tahoe in Nevada, Reno’s wetlands-meets-desert aesthetic has something to offer for everyone. Likewise, Reno’s rich panorama of museums, casinos, and cultural events show that this little city is a fun and easygoing time.
Reno is uniquely well equipped as far as hotels are concerned because of its long history as a leisure town and its more recent history of being a hotbed of small casinos. If you’re looking for a relaxing stay at a particular kind of place, there’s a good chance it’ll be in Reno.
Most of the chain hotels and casino hotels in Reno are located along Virginia Street, downtown. There are also a few smaller hotels as well as some large casino hotels in South Reno.
All of the hotels in Reno are located close enough to downtown to walk within 20 minutes if necessary. If you’re not a fan of walking the hotels in Reno are also nearby bus stops.
If you’re on a tight budget, there are some smaller motels along the outskirts of Reno which are cheap but might not have the best public transportation access to the rest of the city. There’s a limit to how far out you can go, though: the northern deserts and southern lake wetlands aren’t at all developed.
Hotels in Reno tend to offer more than you would expect for the money thanks to the low cost of real estate in the area. Because of this, hotels in Reno tend to be on the cheap side, although hotel rooms in the casino owned hotels may be a bit more expensive than others.
Many hotels have pools, shuttles, gyms, spas, cafes, parking garages, and other amenities. Expect to get a bit more than the standard set of amenities when you’re in Reno, especially if you stay in one of the larger hotels.
In general, the hotels which aren’t attached to casinos are higher quality and are often cheaper. If you’re on a tight budget, there are a few small motels which offer dirt cheap rooms with a restricted set of amenities.
There are a few luxury hotels in Reno, but realistically luxury rooms are easier to find. The chain hotels, as well as casinos, offer luxury rooms with other luxury services, though they may sell out from time to time.
Reno is a great little home base if you're looking for some skiing or gambling.
Traveled to the Grand Sierra Resort in winter. It's a fun weekend from the Bay Area, but not as grand as Vegas.
I love Reno! All of my family lives there and there's so much to do! You can go into casinos, find an ice skating rink during the winter, and eat at a bunch of cool places!
Reno is a fantastic little city. My favorite way to travel is via Amtrak over the sierras. Particularly lovely in winter with the snow. Hot August nights is a fun event.