We stayed here for 1 naught as we passed through Carson City on our way home to CA. I chose it for it's good Tripadvisor reviews and fair price and we were not disappointed.
Upon check-in, the woman at the check-in desk was very friendly and helpful. She asked if we had a room preference and when I told her as far away from the smoke as possible, she put us on the second floor, down the hall, away from the casino. We never had any issues with smoke in that location. She was great about explaining the hours for the pool and the 2 restaurants onsite. We even dealt with a few other people at the check-in desk on different occasions and they were all friendly and helpful.
The room was clean, if a touch dated. I don't need things to be brand new, just well maintained and clean which this place definitely was. The beds were comfy and the bathroom roomy and bright. The water pressure in the shower was FANTASTIC!! I didn't want to get out.
The pool and hot tub seemed nice, but it was hard to enjoy them as there were about a dozen young kids getting loud and going crazy out there even though it was after 9pm. I don't know if they all belonged to the 4 adults that were there, but it didn't matter as they weren't doing anything to control them. Judging by the bottles of rum and coke they left by the side of the hot tub, I suspect they were too lit to notice how obnoxious their kids were being. We were tired from a long day of driving and really wanted to sit and relax in the hottub, but it was tough to do so with it filled to the brim with young children using it as a swimming pool. There was also stuff floating in it... hard to tell just what since it was dark out, but we kept skimming the bits of flotsam out as it swirled near us and didn't worry to much about it. I never said anything to the hotel staff about the wild kids so I don't hold it against them.
There are 2 restaurants onsite, one Mexican and one American. We ate at the Mexican place for dinner (it's open until 9). It had a good menu and everything we tried was tasty. Portions were huge and prices were in line with other Mexican restaurants we've been too. The cafe looked good, although we only ate there for breakfast. If you book your room online everyone in the room gets a free breakfast in the cafe. You can choose from a limited menu, but there was plenty of food and it all tasted good.
If we find ourselves in Carson City again, we would certainly choose this hotel again. Perhaps we will have a better pool/hot tub experience on the next go around.
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