10 Best Hotels in Reno: Enjoy Brand New Rooms and Amenities

The most popular places to stay in Reno are at the downtown hotel casinos like the Eldorado, Silver Legacy, Harrah's Reno and Circus Circus. The other large casino resorts like the Grand Sierra Resort, the Atlantis and the Peppermill are farther away from downtown, but are closer to the airport and special events like Hot August Nights and Street Vibrations. There are also some non-gaming options with the Whitney Peak and the Siena.

Additional places to stay in Reno including smaller hotel casinos like the Sands, Boomtown on the border with California, the Nugget on Victorian Square in Sparks. Chain hotels are also prevalent in the Reno/Sparks area including the Hyatt, Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn & Suites, Best Western and the Ramada. There are various options for these types of hotels and motels near downtown and near the airport.

For some unusual and different places to stay in the Biggest Little City, try the Wildflower Village on 4th Street. This combination artists community, wedding chapel, coffee shop and event space has nice rooms for good rates as well as a great breakfast. Also, if you want to get out of town for a while visit the B Street House Bed and Breakfast in Virginia City or the Deer Run Ranch Bed and Breakfast in Washoe Valley.


The Circus Circus Hotel and Casino is located right in downtown Reno and is close to the Truckee River and the Reno-Tahoe International. This establishment offers rooms provided with modern amenities and luxurious furnishings. The Circus Circus Hotel and Casino-Reno has 1,500 rooms in total. Amenities such as cable television and coffee makers are standard. Video game consoles and other amenities may be requested by guests. This hotel has a total of 6 restaurants on the premises. Between them, the restaurants at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino-Reno serve a variety of dishes, including formal and casual fare. There is a fitness center at this facility. Those who have to attend to business will find facilities to suit their needs.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Circus Circus Hotel has great amenities and restaurants for families.

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The newly renovated and smoke-free Siena Hotel, Spa & Casino is located right on the Truckee River but still close to downtown Reno. The resort expounds on its health club, a spa tub, a fitness facility, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Business amenities include a business center, complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, meeting rooms for small groups, and audio-visual equipment. Siena Hotel Spa Casino has several restaurants and bars including the Riverview Cafe with a terrace overlooking the Truckee and the Rotunda Bar. 24-hour room service is also available. Event facilities consist of a ballroom, conference rooms, and banquet facilities.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Siena's rooms start at around $50 per night and include flat screen TVs.

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The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino is situated 2.5 kilometers from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, but is away from the downtown Reno scene. All guest rooms and suites at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino are equipped with contemporary facilities. These include high-definition televisions, wired/wireless Internet connections, ironing equipment, safe-deposit boxes and direct-dial phones with voicemail features. Coffee/tea makers, refrigerators and microwave ovens are also included. This stylish resort-hotel boasts of a 40,000-square-foot arcade/game room and a 50-lane Bowling Center. The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino also provides boutiques/gift shops, meeting/banquet facilities, an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi tubs and various business services. Some of the on-site dining options are the Charlie Palmer Steakhouse, Fin Fish and Dolce Enoteca.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Grand Sierra Resort has a great outdoor pool with private cabanas and special events.

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One of the original hotel casinos in the area, Harrah's is close to it all. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is situated 3.9 kilometers from the Harrah's Reno. Some of the nearby attractions are the National Bowling Stadium, National Automobile Museum, Wingfield Park and the Nevada Museum of Art. Downtown Reno is 200 meters away. All 928 guest rooms and suites at the Harrah's Reno are outfitted with modern-day conveniences. Among these are cable/satellite televisions, ironing equipment, clock radios, video game consoles, wireless Internet connections and multi-line phones with voicemail features. The Harrah's Reno features a 60,000-square-foot, 24-hour casino with state-of-the-art slot machines. This 24-storey also offers an outdoor swimming pool, a health club, various spa amenities, a business center and concierge services. On-site dining options include the Steak House at Harrah's and Ichiban - Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Harrah's Reno has some brand new room designs and great views of the city.

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The Boomtown Hotel & Casino is located just outside of town on the way to the California border. Boomtown specializes in fun for both adults and children and has some of the best values in town. The resort has 318 guest rooms and suites features amenities such as a new Serta pillowtop mattress easy-heat iron and ironing board swivel bathroom vanity mirror and roomy shower curtain. For the adults, Strictly Slots magazine rated Boomtown #1 in Video Poker in the Reno Sparks region. For the kids, the Fun Center is an arcade featuring over 30,000 square feet bursting with exciting games. There's a 3D Motion Theater Climbing Wall Flight Simulator Antique Carousel Covered Wagon Ferris Wheel and the Rodeo Rider - plus over 200 video and redemption games a separate party room and a snack bar.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Boomtown also has a large KOA RV park with full hookups.

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Located right next to the Reno-Sparks Conference Center, the AAA Four Diamond Awarded Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is a convenient and luxurious hotel and casino just south of Downtown Reno. The highrise hotel and casino has a tropical decor and waterfalls throughout the casino and dining areas. Amenities include a full casino, Toucan Charlie's Buffet, the Sky Terrace Sushi Bar and other restaurants and bars. The Atlantis also has an award-winning spa with sauna, massage therapy and a beautiful pool with private cabanas. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, entertainment center, and live entertainment by well-known acts. Meeting areas accommodate up to 1,000 people.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Atlantis Resort is the first pick if you are at a conference at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

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The Silver Legacy Resort and Casino is one of the Big Three located in downtown Reno. Using the skywalk, guests of the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino have access to several different casinos, a multitude of nightlife establishments and over 20 restaurants. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is 4 miles from this hotel. There is a transfer service available from the hotel. The Silver Legacy Resort and Casino has just over 1,700 rooms. All of them are decorated in the same Victorian theme that defines the rest of this establishment. All of the rooms are provided with amenities that include satellite television service and a high speed Internet connection. This hotel is a very large facility and the d?--cor is reminiscent of the Victorian era. The Silver Legacy Resort and Casino has its own casino onsite, and a very large convention and banqueting room. There are laser light shows shown at the hotel. This establishment also has its own comedy club, a total of six restaurants and numerous different bars.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The SIlver Legacy has some great specials during events, holidays and for AAA members.

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The Eldorado Hotel Casino is one of the top hotel casinos in downtown Reno. It is centrally located to the Truckee River, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and other casinos. The Eldorado has over 800 contemporary guest rooms and suites. These accommodations are furnished with high-definition televisions, wireless Internet connections, coffee makers, ironing equipment and clock radios with MP3 connectivity. Private bathrooms have hair dryers and designer toiletries. Wet bars and separate living areas can be found in suites. The Eldorado has an 81-square-foot casino with more than 1,800 slot machines and 90 table games, among others. The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a fitness center, boutiques, a business center and a 12,400-square-foot convention center. On-site dining options include Roxy's Bar and Lounge and The Seafood Buffet.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The rooms in the Eldorado have amazing views of both downtown and the mountains.

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This resort hotel is one of the largest in the area and has undergone a fantastic renovation in the past few years. It is located closer to South Reno than downtown and is close to the city's convention center. The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino also provides its guests with a shuttle service to and from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The rooms at this establishment number over 1,600 in total. They are all provided with private baths. There are Internet connections in all of the rooms. There are also practical amenities, including desks for writing and alarm clocks. This hotel boasts a very large ballroom that comprises over 100,000 square feet. There are also 17 bars at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, each with their own themes. The hotel also has 10 restaurants available to guests, and numerous other amenities, including an award-winning spa.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Peppermill resort has some of the best spa amenities in the Reno area.

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The Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno is one of the first hotels in the area to not feature any casino gaming. What this stylish and hip does offer are cool rooms that overlook downtown, a restaurant serving organic, seasonal food, a lively bar and events venue, and the tallest outdoor rock climbing wall in the world – right over the Reno Arch. The Whitney Peak is named after the tallest mountain the Lower 48, Mount Whitney and the theme of the hotel is outdoor fun, sports and style. The popular Basecamp is home to various rock climbing walls as well as a 164 foot outdoor climbing wall with views of the entire city. The rooms and the Heritage restaurant at Whitney Peak are inspired by the Sierra Nevada mountain range and feature wood and natural decor and accents. The Heritage menu features American cuisine with farm fresh ingredients and great service.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The rooms in the Whitney Peak use organic materials and have chairs made out of seatbelts.

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