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“Basic place to stay” 3 of 5 stars
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Club Cal Neva Hotel Casino
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   38 E. Second Street, Reno, NV 89505   |  
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Ranked #21 of 64 Hotels in Reno
Milford, Utah
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Basic place to stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed 4 nights here. The big draws for reserving this place were price, location, and free wifi. The hotel is NOT on 2nd street, its on Virginia St...that is very confusing! Check in was easy, but the loading zone was sparse, had to park illegally to unload the car. The parking garages are not close for dragging luggage. The room was basic, could have used some touch up paint and attention to the bathroom floor. We were on the 15th floor and the view was nice plus the window can be cracked. THERE WAS NO WIFI THE ENTIRE TIME WE WERE THERE...we were given the excuse of being too far up, but the signal was fine. Then it was the tech is working on a modem problem. We needed to do a little business, and had to drag the laptop around to find real wifi. Another guest checking in said the wifi didn't work the last time she was there...so don't count on this feature! The hotel elevators are run down and stopped once between floors. The parking garages and elevators are run down and nasty, though well lighted. The hotel is convenient to the casino area, lots of great places within walking distance.

Room Tip: If you need a basic cheap room this place is great. Dont count on wifi on any floor.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Barbara, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The Cak Neva is fifty years old this month and has probably never been renovated. the elevator is scary the rooms substandard, the hotel doubles as a residential hotel and the casino is a rip off the claim to be renos best bet. ha if you lose at the cal neva expect a swift kick out the door they wont comp you anything they dont track your gambling and their point system is terrible actually the worst I have seen in reno . I have gable far less and received much more comp from every other casino I have visited in Reno.

Room Tip: dont expect much
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Enjoyed the slots and food at the Cal-Neva. The Top Deck restaurant was clean and well-run. Never a long wait, and the food was real good. My wife and I stayed next door at Harrah's, but did more gambling here-they just seem to let you play longer with your gambling dollars. The smoke factor was not as bad as expected for an old-style casino.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brentwood,Ca 94513
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

My husband and I recently ate Breakfast at the Top Deck Restaurant. I must say we were very pleased with everything. Our waitress was very pleasant and patiently waited for our order. We both like our eggs cooked to perfection {very picky} and she took our order with a smile.
Our wait time was less than 10 minutes and when our Breakfast came we looked at each other in shock...Everything was perfect and very delicious. The best breakfast in Reno as far as we are concerned....I am so glad things have changed for the better and we will definitely be back.Thank you all for a wonderful breakfast and a fun time at Club Cal Neva.

Room Tip: We have not had the opportunity to stay in one of the rooms yet.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pacifica, California, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

My name is Patrick Blanco I stayed @ Harrah's with my wife Amy . The purpose of our visit to Reno was to attend The Who concert @ The Reno Events Center and stay for The Super Bowl which we watched @ Cal Neva. During our stay we also played some Keno with a little luck! I appreciate the serviced render @ Harrah's and Cal Neva! Even thou the 49er's lost we had a great time! We had several meals @ The Top Deck! Great price good food! ThankYou, Patrick and Amy Blanco 650 219 8872

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winton, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I are new to the area, we just moved here!

While on a walk we found Cal Neva! We ate at the restaurant there and I have to say I was SUPER impressed with the staff, service, food and just everything! This WILL. Be our place to go to eat, stay and play!!!

Thank you for the WONDERFUL. Service CAL NEVA!!! We will see you again soon:)

P.S. if you come to visit Reno this is the place to check out forget all the rest:)

<3 The Yows

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reno, Nevada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

while i was dining at cal neva i enjoyed a wonderful breakfast.The waitress and all the staff were awesome. they were kind,friendly and conciderate.I really enjoyed my time there and look forward to returing soon.

Room Tip: make sure you come looking for a really great time!!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Club Cal Neva Hotel Casino

Address: 38 E. Second Street, Reno, NV 89505
Location: United States > Nevada > Reno
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Reno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Club Cal Neva Hotel Casino 3*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Club Cal Neva opened on April 2, 1962 in downtown Reno, Nevada. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Reno, is just minutes from the areas major convention and events facilities including just 2 blocks away from the National Bowling Stadium, the new MLB Triple A baseball stadium and Reno Events Center. The hotel offers some of Northern Nevada's lowest rates on comfortable and spacious rooms including rooms with views of the Truckee River. The casino features over 1000 loose slots and table games and was selected by USA Today as "one of 10 great places to court Lady Luck." Three floors of casino gaming action and six restaurants span 2 downtown city blocks! Inside you'll find downtown Reno's largest Race and Sportsbook, voted "Best Race and Sportsbook" by locals year after year. Two giant parking garages make it easy to park, stay and play! ... more   less 
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