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“good value, good location” 5 of 5 stars
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1607 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502   |  
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Ranked #16 of 65 Hotels in Reno
Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“good value, good location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I stayed at the El Dorado once before and enjoyed this visit as well. Good views from top floors, clean and comfortable room, a busy casino and connected to other downtown hotels and casino by walkway across streets. It's also close to the Truckee River and the river walk that's a delight. And, you're just a stone's throw from the Bowling Museum (even if you're an average or non-bowler, seeing the 100 lanes in action is worth the visit) and the National Auto Museum (with the largest remnants of the Harrah collection, I understand; the museum is layed out in chronological fashion, with excellent descriptions and some incredibly rare autos, many from my neck of the woods--Ohio.)

Room Tip: You can get what you pay for, with a nice variety. Good view from upper floors.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lincoln,California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This is a clean,well kept hotel.Although the decor is a bit old and dated,It was very comfortable! The pool area was nice and the water was very clean.I did not eat at the restaurants because It was a fast overnight stay.The casino was fun and,surprisingly,smoke free! I would recommend this hotel for people who are on a budget and want a nice place to stay in Reno! Great stay!

Room Tip: Get your best deal online for the basic room.At the front desk,ask how much for an upgrade.You will...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Travel with others rockporttours.com. We arrived off Amtrak at 9am. Rooms were not ready so we had to hang out till they were ready at 1pm. Nice big room and window. Our view was of roofs of the building below but if you looked up you could see the snow capped mountains. There were so food items on a tray. Sign said something like if you remove these items you are charged right away. So we never touched them. LIghts in bathroom could have been have been updated. Also the mirror was hung at a small angel. Breakfast was included in our tour price. We ate at the Buffet. Really good Bacon. The last morning we had an early flight so we could use the coupons at the 24 hour restaurant. We went to the show at the hotel. Very good.

Overall a very good hotel and was in a good location.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Davis, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I used a groupon and stayed one night. Groupon included room, 2 show tickets and 2 breakfast buffets. It was a great deal. Rooms are clean. Water is hot. Wifi in the rooms is not free. That is annoying these days. Breakfast buffet was included and good.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kirksville, Missouri USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The EL DORADO HOTEL and Casino in Reno, Nevada is one of the most beautiful budget hotels I have ever stayed in. The Lobby alone is a true eye candy. My room was super clean with a beautiful view of Reno. The Buffet was super delicious and the Staff very friendly and eager to help in any way. I had free, strong WIFI included in the price of the room. A real beautiful place to stay. Very luxurious accommodations on a budget. I highly recommend this very beautiful HOTEL.

Room Tip: Always ask for higher floor rooms, with a city view......
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We stayed one night in Reno on our way to California. The El Dorado was big, and we had never stayed there before. Sure was the right choice. Beautiful room, clean with good climate control and big bathroom. GREAT rate since it was a Sunday night! My son got Wi-Fi for his laptop (games) although there is free internet on the TV to check email etc. The casino was fun. I'd stay here again.

Room Tip: Sunday through Thurs is usually when you get the best rates. Ours for 3 people was less than we paid...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Georgetown, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

The rooms were very clean with all the amenities you'd expect at a much more expensive hotel, with highest quality mattresses. I enjoyed my stay there and will return as soon as i possibly can. They are so close to so many great sights and attractions, restaurants and shops, and the staff was friendly in a not-fake way. Gonna do it again. ;-)

Room Tip: Ask for a room as high as you can get to get away from noise, but even so a bottom floor room will b...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1607 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502
Location: United States > Nevada > Reno
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Ranked #16 of 65 Hotels in Reno
Number of rooms: 6

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