Take a look at the best party hotels in Reno.
More modern than many Reno hotels, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino is an upscale property that's about a 10-minute drive from downtown Reno, and not within walking distance of other casinos. On-site entertainment is in abundance -- there's a casino, movie theater, bowling alley, a beach-style outdoor pool, and driving range, as well as big-name music headliners plus a variety of restaurants and lounges. The 1,900 contemporary rooms have “spa-inspired” bathrooms, which are particularly impressive and outfitted in striking dark marble. In addition, the hotel offers a spa and fitness center and space for RV hookups.
Eldorado Resort Casino is an upper-middle-range property in downtown Reno, a short walk from the Reno Arch and Reno Events Center. The hotel has a slightly higher-end atmosphere than other local options, though its rooms range from sharp and modern to slightly homey and dated. Minibars and flat-screen TVs are among the standard features. There's an 81,000-square-foot casino, several restaurants and bars, and a seasonal pool and hot tub on site as well. The Eldorado is a cut above the neighboring Circus Circus, and roughly comparable to the next-door Silver Legacy, although the latter's outdoor hot tub is open all year long.
Opened in 1969, Harrah's Reno is an enormous mid-range resort in the heart of downtown, next to the Reno Arch and a short stroll from the Riverwalk. The hotel is a bit of a mixed bag, and it's age is showing in many ways. The 928 rooms are a mix of mostly modern and dated styles, though all at least have modern conveniences like flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. The main draw here is the casino, which has over 700 slots plus table games and sports betting, though the hotel also has a decent-size outdoor pool and a full-service spa. There are also multiple restaurants and bars plus performance venues. The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino is also worth considering for its more stylish interiors, though it's farther from downtown.
The 833-room Sands Regency Casino Hotel is a lower-middle-range property with a friendly staff and a casino housing slot machines, card tables, and a Bingo parlor. Rooms are spacious and pleasant with carpeted floors, blue accent walls, small flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi, but decor is dated and rooms could be cleaner. Several lounges and restaurants are on-site including a 1950s style diner and a prime rib buffet. The fitness center has views of the mountains and a whirlpool; there's also a large seasonal outdoor pool. Some rooms get outside noise from the elevators and neighboring train tracks -- request a room on a high level for the best views and to avoid noise. This property offers one of the most affordable rates in the area.