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Cal-Neva Resort Spa & Casino

2 Stateline Road, (Currently closed for renovations), Crystal Bay, NV 89402
775 832 4000
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Type: Casinos, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Spas
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San Jose, CA
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Nice restaurant by the lake. We had breakfast here overlooking the lake. The food was great. The staff were friendly.The Cal-Neva is popular because of Frank Sinatra and we had a nice time just checking out the old photos by the hallway. There's history in this place and I will like to come back when we have more time.

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West Jordan, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We went to the Cal Neva for a family function. The staff was very accomodating during the event and we were pleased with the catered food that was provided. It was neat to walk around and look at all of the old nostalgia of the building. It is older, however, from what I understand they may be remodeling soon. I... More

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We took the tunnel tour with a group of 20. Hans is a highly knowledgable guide who adapts his tours to match the interests of his guests. He talked about Frank Sinatra's legacy running the resort. He talked about Frank's affiliations with the mafia, Marilyn Monroe, the Kennedy's and more. The tour includes back passages and secret passages beneath the... More

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San Francisco, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

My only comment, having passed through briefly yesterday, is that it is NO LONGER A CASINO, despite the sign out front. NO gaming here anymore. The Biltmore across the street still has some. It isn't much, but then again north Tahoe gaming has been dying for decades.

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Stockton, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

My wife and I stayed here last February for a weekend skiing trip to Tahoe. Usually "you get what you pay for" is pretty accurate (Motel 6, Days Inn, etc). In this situation it is not true. This place is advertised as a resort but it is very far from it. The only benefit to this place is the location.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Somewhere Frank Sinatra is spinning in his grave. Today, the "Rat Pack" would be right at home at this place. We met a couple who were here 50 years ago. "Oh my God!" she said. "This place hasn't changed a bit! "Expect for a few hundred cans of paint and wood rot!" her husband replied. They were laughing and shaking... More

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Incline Village
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My husband & I spent 1 night at CalNeva, Crystal Bay on a Travelzoo special. It was a really good deal, too good to pass up and we're moving up to Lk Tahoe anyway, we just needed a place to sleep. The room was clean & comfortable but the furniture a bit antiquated, definitely from the 50's style. The hallway... More

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Minden, NV
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199 reviews 199 reviews
40 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

A business acquaintance had recommended the Tunnel Tour at the CalNeva Hotel/Resort. What fun! Tour was $10 per person and worth more! Guide had wonderful stories about Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and various gangsters. The hubby and I were laughing out loud. The conspiracy stories were intriguing and kept us totally engaged. I had so much fun, I would do... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Took a road trip from South Lake Tahoe to Crystal Bay to visit Cal-Neva and have lunch. If you are a history buff you won't be disappointed. The food served in the bar was tasty and plentiful. We thoroughly enjoyed looking at the beautiful carvings, light fixtures, and the demarcations of the state boundary which runs through the hotel. The... More

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Salinas, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We loved our stay here. We bought the special that included a top floors room and $20 towards breakfast. The view was stunning. The breakfast excellent. The casino is gone which makes the hotel that much nicer.

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