The Best Hotels to Book in Reno for Every Traveler

If youre looking for a glamorous stay, theres no better place than Peppermill Reno
If you're looking for a glamorous stay, there's no better place than Peppermill Reno | Courtesy of Peppermill Reno / Expedia
Sarah Gillespie

Many of Reno’s casino hotels match Las Vegas for sheer spectacle. But a number of boutiques have recognized that not everyone’s here to play and have introduced unique amenities: think exterior climbing walls and Burning Man-inspired art. Whatever your reason for visiting, here are the best hotels in this Nevada hotspot.

1. Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, for a complete resort experience

Resort

Two double beds, a writing desk, mini bar and TV in a beige-toned room at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
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The award-winning Grand Sierra Resort and Casino offers a complete holiday experience right on site. Check into one of the 2,000 thoughtfully-appointed rooms and resist the urge to sink into the comfortable bed before you set out to explore the grounds. Kids will love the pool, the bowling center, and laser tag and go-karting. Adults will appreciate the casino, the state-of-the-art spa and the driving range, ax throwing at the Max Action Arena, Restaurant Row, and the buzzing nightlife options. Hop into the free airport shuttle from Reno Tahoe International Airport and enjoy.

2. Eldorado Resort Casino at THE ROW, for when you’re feeling lucky

Hotel

A double bed with a bottle of wine on a tray and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Sierra Mountains at Eldorado Resort Casino at THE ROW
Courtesy of Eldorado Resort Casino at THE ROW / Booking.com
With an enviable location in the heart of downtown Reno, Eldorado Resort Casino at THE ROW offers guests timeless luxury. Each of its 800 stylish rooms has soaring views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains or the glittering Reno skyline, and all the modern amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Spend your days taking a dip in the rooftop pool and your nights feeling lucky at the casino. The nine on-site bars and lounges as well as the nine on-site restaurants will keep well-fed and relaxed.

3. Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel & Spa, for a more intimate stay

Hotel

Mood-lit bar at Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel and Spa featuring leather seats, columns and candles
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Perfect for both business & pleasure, the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel & Spa offers a more intimate stay. A 24-hour fitness center, a revitalizing spa and seasonal pool, an on-site Mediterranean restaurant, bar, and arcade game arena will be there to offer unlimited entertainment. However, the smaller scale of this hotel makes it perfect for an urban escape, so avoid the crowds and overbooked resorts and instead find a peaceful retreat in the heart of downtown Reno.

4. Home2 Suites by Hilton Reno, for a home-from-home

Suite Hotel

Indoor ground-floor pool at Home2 Suites by Hilton Reno surrounded by yellow chairs and blue lounge chairs
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Reno doesn’t have all the glitz and glamour of a casino resort, but it has a bucketload of personality. Each stylish suite is decorated with a quirky touch – think jewel-hued accents in the bedroom and houndstooth wallpaper in the bathroom – and features a partially equipped kitchenette. The complimentary breakfast will help you sober up after a night out on the town. For some more fun, head down to the statue-still indoor pool and make a splash. Bring a furry friend – the hotel is pet-friendly.

5. Courtyard by Marriott Reno, for a full range of amenities

Hotel

Sitting area featuring couches, tables and a bar with a coffee machine at Courtyard by Marriott Reno
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Some of the best hotels in Reno are those that value comfort over sparkle. The newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott Reno is in an idyllic, quiet location in southern Reno and offers spacious, comfortable rooms with all the usual mod cons. The on-site pool is small but perfect for a refreshing dip and The Bistro serves everything from fresh breakfast to dinnertime cocktails. If you’re in a rush, the market has everything you need to whip up a quick meal. Plus, nothing beats the view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains from your private balcony, so relax and take it all in slowly.

6. Peppermill Reno, for overstated glamor

Resort, Hotel, Luxury

Stylish dining area at Peppermill Reno featuring perfectly set tables, red curtains and light installations
Courtesy of Peppermill Reno / Expedia

Experience pure opulence at this mock-Italian casino hotel just a short drive from Reno-Tahoe International Airport. It boasts 1,621 guest rooms, 600 of which are suites that dazzle with floor-length windows, silk brocade cushions, and Keurig coffee machines. The clubby casino provides games, slots, and poker tables – take breaks with delightfully over-the-top dining options such as Peking duck from the tapestried Chi restaurant and lobster ravioli among the Italianate columns of Romanza.

7. Whitney Peak Hotel, for the exterior climbing wall

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Double bed in a simple but modern room at Whitney Peak Hotel also featuring bright art on the walls
Courtesy of Whitney Peak Hotel / Booking.com

You might not think of climbing walls as a necessary hotel amenity – but after a stay at Whitney Peak, you’ll wonder how you got by without them. The exterior of the hotel sports one of the world’s tallest artificial climbing walls – at 164ft (45m) – and you’ll find a 7,000sqft (650sqm) bouldering facility inside. There’s also the Cargo Concert Hall hosting live music. But if the adrenaline gets too much, unwind with comfort food from Café Whitney, or relax in the steam room and sauna.

8. The Jesse, for chic minimalist living

Boutique Hotel

Red-brick walls and light wooden floors in a bedroom with a spacious double bed and two armchairs at The Jesse
Courtesy of The Jesse / Expedia

The light, bright minimalism of the Jesse is ideal if you’re wanting a change from over-the-top casino hotels. It’s also well placed for non-gambling Reno attractions, such as the Truckee River Walk and National Automobile Museum. Rooms come with elegant pendant lamps, Malin + Goetz toiletries, and complimentary morning coffee for your best start to the day. Drop into the Bar at the Jesse for healthy small plates paired with an espresso or seasonal craft cocktail.

9. Club Lakeridge

Apartment

Covered parking spaces and panelled exterior of Club Lakeridge
Courtesy of Club Lakeridge / Booking.com

Relax in understated style at this collection of two-bed condos in southern Reno, not far from the Lakeridge Golf Course and a 10-minute drive from downtown. Units come with full kitchens, washer/dryers, fireplaces, and a balcony or patio. You’ll get access to the building’s shared facilities: work out in the gym or on the tennis courts, jump into the indoor or outdoor pool and unwind in the sauna and hot tub. You’ll also enjoy discounted rates at the golf course.

10. Plaza Resort Club Hotel

Hotel

Pool, tables with red umbrellas and a bar at Plaza Resort Club Hotel
Courtesy of Plaza Resort Club Hotel / Booking.com

Blending antique-style furnishings with a beachy chic vibe, the Plaza Resort Club offers unfussy rooms in the heart of downtown Reno. Take a stroll along the Truckee Riverside Walk or catch a show at the nearby Brüka and Lear Theaters. Back at the hotel, challenge your companions to a game of billiards, jump into the pool or grab a book from the library and take it to a lounger on the sun-trap roof terrace.

Mara Curechian contributed additional reporting to this article.

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