Reno might not get as much attention as its big brother Las Vegas, but that is a good thing. Reno has a more laid back, less frenzied feel that can actually make for a very nice vacation. Especially if you find the right hotel. Whether in the mood for posh pampering or a nice hotel with a casino that allows you to get the best of both worlds, these are the top boutique hotels in Reno, Nevada.
Located on the banks of the Truckee River in the heart of Reno, Siena Hotel is where you want to stay. Their rooms have amazing views of the city and river, with the Sierra Nevada Mountains providing the perfect backdrop. A basic room will only set you back $50, but they also have more plush, spacious suites available in the $200-$300 range. On-site amenities include a top-notch casino, full service spa, health club, outdoor pool with poolside bar, and three restaurants — including The Whitewater on the River, Reno's only riverfront restaurant.
Sands Regency Casino Hotel
If bigger is always better, than look no further than Sands Regency Casino Hotel. With a whopping 700 rooms, this is the largest hotel on this roundup of the top Reno hotels. Their casino is likewise equally expansive, and a great way to spend a few hours — or a few days, if you get sucked in. All rooms come with a balcony, making it an ideal hotel for enjoying the Reno skyline and relaxing in the evening breeze. They also have luxury suites available with queen bed, whirlpool tub, shower, and separate living room. Oh, and did I mention they are pet friendly, too?
Plaza On The River
The only hotel on this list that does not offer gambling, Plaza On The River is the ideal choice for family vacations or those who want to visit Reno, but have no wish to indulge in the gambling. Their rooms feature both city and Truckee River views and come with all the necessary modern comforts, including refrigerator and microwave. They also have suites available with a full kitchen and whirlpool tub, if you are planning a longer stay or looking for somewhere that feels more like home than hotel.
Peppermint Resort Spa Casino
The battle between relaxation and excitement rages hard at Peppermint Resort Spa Casino. On one hand, their three-story spa is hard to resist and the perfect way to unwind while on vacation. In-room massages are equally appealing. On the other hand, their enormous 24-hour casino stocked with 700 video poker and slot machines, 48 gaming tables, and a separate poker room is beckoning, and for many, the call will be irresistible. Guests can also take a dip in one of Peppermint's two large pools and have all their food cravings satisfied in one of their 10 restaurants.
Harrah's Casino Hotel
Some Reno hotels focus entirely on grown-up fun, like casinos and spas. But Harrah's Casino Hotel is different, because they realize that in order for parents to have fun, their kids also need to have fun. This is exactly why rooms at Harrah's come with a video game system, and they can even arrange babysitter service, if needed. After entertaining the kids, feel free to kick back the heels and enjoy the hotel's spa or casino. There are also many family friendly sights and activities nearby when the harsh fluorescent lights of the casino are too much. ;)
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