10Best Hotels and Inns for a Romantic Getaway in Reno

In the Reno area, there are various ways to have a romantic getaway. From casino hotels with couple's spa packages to private two-room bed and breakfasts just a short drive from downtown, Reno has a wide range of choices in this 10Best list.

If you are looking for a quick romantic weekend, various casinos like the Atlantis or the Peppermill offer luxury rooms and suites as well as fine dining, bars, room and spa massages, pools and gaming. In Downtown Reno, the new Renaissance Reno and the Whitney Peak offer stylish rooms and dining without the gaming if you want to stay away from the slots.

If you want to get out of town for a while, head to some of the small towns and stay at a charming bed and breakfast. The Gold Hill Hotel is the oldest hotel in Nevada and features a fun bar and a few resident ghosts. In the small town of Genoa, visit the White House Inn or David Walley's 1862 Hot Springs Resort for some natural hot water.


Edith Palmer's Country Inn
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Edith Palmer's Country Inn is located in a historic Victorian home that was built in 1863 and originally used as a cider factory. The Inn is an award-winning Bed & Breakfast with four Victorian inspired rooms. Visit Marilyn's Room and stay where Marilyn Monroe did during the filming of the Misfits in 1961. Rates for each of the rooms range from $95 to $140 per night for two people. The inn has a garden with rock terraces that lead visitors up the hillsides overlooking Virginia City. The main dining room is available for breakfast, dinner and special events like weddings and social functions.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: When staying at the Edith Palmer's Inn, step right next door for dinner at the Cider Factory, a historic cider-making room.

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The Peppermill Resort 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 resort has over 1,600 rooms and suites with internet and luxury linens. The hotel boasts a very large ballroom that comprises over 100,000 square feet as well as quick access to the full-service casino. 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 with several amazing warm pools.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: A romantic night at the Peppermill should start at the Fireside Lounge or the Romanza Ristorante Italiano.

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1862 David Walley's Hot Springs Resort
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David Walley's Resort is nestled in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada in Genoa, Nevada â€" a small town about an hour south of Reno. This year-round resort features timeshare apartments and rooms and some of the most beautiful hot springs in the area. The springs include about half a dozen pools, separate women's and men's steam rooms and dry saunas, and a heated freshwater outdoor pool. The 1862 restaurant specializes in prime rib that is slow-roasted for 10 hours, and offers an extensive wine list. The original wine cellar, built in 1862, is available by reservation for dining parties of six or more guests. Treatments at the Spa at David Walley's Resort include massages, salt glows, mud wraps, aromatherapy, deep massages and seaweed wraps. Body treatments, customized facials and hot-stone therapy are also available.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: David Walley's Hot Springs offers couple's massages and the hot pools are great in the winter.

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The Silver Legacy Resort and Casino is one of the three casinos a THE ROW in Downtown Reno. Using the convenient skywalk, guests of the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino have access to several different casinos, a multitude of bars and nightclubs and over 20 restaurants. The Silver Legacy offers over 1,700 rooms and suites with luxury linens and high speed internet. Guests are also encouraged to enjoy the 21,000-square-foot spa treatment area. The Silver Legacy 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 Romantic Hotels because: The Silver Legacy offers romantic room and dinner packages that also include show tickets.

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The Eldorado Hotel Casino is one of the top hotel casinos in Downtown Reno and is located on the conveniently accessed THE ROW. It is centrally located to the Truckee River, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and other casinos. The hotel has over 800 contemporary guest rooms and suites. These accommodations are furnished with high-definition televisions and wireless Internet connections. Wet bars and separate living areas can be found in the resort's 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 Romantic Hotels because: The Spa Tower suites feature 750 square feet and soaking tubs with views of the city.

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Tucked into the mountains below Virginia City, the Gold Hill Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the Reno/Tahoe area. Built around 1862, the hotel is updated for modern conveniences, but still retains the historic charm of the original. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel's 19 wonderful rooms and lodges surrounded by great views, perfect hiking, crisp, clean air. The Crown Point restaurant is open for dinner and the Gold Hill Saloon ceiling is covered in dollar bills and features a large fireplace. The Gold Hill Hotel is said to be haunted by several Victorian era ghosts. If you are interested in a bit of ghost hunting, ask for "Rose's Room" which is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former Comstock prostitute who smells like roses.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Gold Hill Hotel is perfect for couples who love history and ghosts.

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The new Reno Renaissance Downtown hotel embraces the Truckee River and offers quick access to the area's restaurants and bars. This 4-star hotel features eclectic and contemporary rooms and suites with views of the city and river. Amenities include mini fridges, feather comforters and free wifi throughout the entire hotel. As a guest enjoy the fitness center, seasonal outdoor pool and free airport shuttle. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the The Shore where fresh Mediterranean cuisine is served. For after dinner, enjoy a cocktail, mocktail and some arcade and Italian bowling at the hotel's bocce and game court, Bundox Bocce.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Enjoy a warm evening outside the Reno Renaissance playing bocce on one of their outdoor courts.

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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 located directly 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 Roundabout Grill restaurant at Whitney Peak are inspired by the Sierra Nevada mountain range and feature wood and natural decor and accents.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Whitney Peak offers a Romance Package which includes a bottle of champagne, chocolates, and a rose petal turndown.

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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 Romantic Hotels because: The award-winning spa at the Atlantis has couples suites as well as a traditional Hammam Wet Table.

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Located in the hip, new Distillery District, The Jesse is an independent hotel and bar built out of a historic building close to Downtown Reno. The Jesse offers six stylish, comfortable guest rooms, an outdoor patio space, bar and restaurant. Each of the rooms feature custom made bed frames, white linens, exposed brick walls and hardwood floors. The main lobby features custom artwork and contemporary decor. The hotel's bar serves custom cocktails inspired by the local area. In the morning, the bar serves coffee by locally-owned Old World Coffee and tea by Blend Bee. On warm evenings, the outdoor patio is ready for parties or other special events. Next door is Estella, which features contemporary tacos and mezcal drinks for dinner and Sunday brunch.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Jesse is the latest in non-gaming hotels that celebrate Reno history and architecture.

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Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina