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“You get what you pay for...” 3 of 5 stars
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Club Cal Neva Hotel Casino
38 E. Second Street, Reno, NV 89505   |  
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Ranked #22 of 65 hotels in Reno
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“You get what you pay for...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The hotel would get 2 stars. While the night rate was very cheap, the amenties were pretty awful. While the room was non-smoking, the floor smelled smoky. The room was small, in obvious disrepair and of average cleanliness. The "free internet" had terrible reception and ridiculously slow connection speed.

The casino itself would get 3.5 stars. I'm not much of a gambler so the fact that they have cheap tables is a great selling point to me (minimum 50 cent bets on roulette vs. $1 at neighboring casinos). The weekend karaoke crowd is also quite lively.

All in all, averages to a 3 star experience: you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

While in downtown Reno be sure to stop at the cafe. The food quality is very good and the quantities are large. It is priced very competitively and you cannot go wrong here. They also have 16oz beer at your table for $1.00 as well. The staff was very friendly and I would go back without hesitation. The downside is the casino needs to be freshened up a little and parking is kinda cruddy, but if you want good food at a cheap price and no extra charge for refills, then go here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ingram, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Once again we went to Cal Neva Hotel in Reno. What a wonderful staff, manager, and overall caring place. The restaurant is great, casino has very loose slots, and the hotel is just fine. Not overly ostentatious, just a comfortable hotel, ready to wait on you hand and foot. There are fancier hotels in Reno, but Cal Neva is wonderful, reasonably priced, and just plain fun. Thank you Cal Neva and staff for making our visit so much fun. We will return, for sure.

Room Tip: The higher up, the more fun with a view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

They have a very good prime rib dinner for $5.99 that includes a salad and fries/mashed/or rice. There is ample parking across the street and if you park on level three, just take the skywalk directly to the restaurant. It was so good I had dinner and late lunch during my 24 hour stay in Reno.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed A good many weeks at the hotel off & on and with very "accommodating service , always given by most all hotel staff from a very courteous hotel manager "Breea"not sure of spelling, to "Tammey" on late night shift front desk, they gave me access to a secured lock box to keep some of my $ for safe convenience. then there is. "Dan" and the other courteous "bellmen", and the maids kindly make sure that I may have any room amenities, supplies refilled or replaced arerreplaced on request without having to wait long + the rooms are so nice and sound quiet & acceptably clean.. The "hotel manager " authorized a stay over an extra night, as she seemed concerned for my well being, as I might not appeared to be up to snuff to check out in a vigilant frame of mind for safety reasons! That demonstrated good old-school class professionalism like back in the day, when poeple in my age bracket remember , annybody who is a hotel guest, are kindly treated and appreciated & aknowlaged respectively The friendly security staff are for the most part, are very patient to all types of situations of guests having trouble beeing attentive due to various situations as to notice in my surroundings with maybe a guest having had one drink to many most of your employees seem to treat guests the way I'm sure they would want to be treated. The security staff are respectively patient to patrons that may be in need of being advised to inappropriate behavior as well. All in all I appreciate the all but almost reminiscent and often missed rhythm of the good ol days gone but kept alive offering a convenience of adequate service adjustments accordingly. For me, CAL-NEVA is not to small yet not to largely intimidating to represent yesterday to the pleasure of all the native nevadans who's parents that werein the casino business in tune with the present, yet reminiscent to a unique past Copper Ledge is quiet and comfortably accommodating with a high-level personal touch (very affordable priced menu) great professionally staffed with a unique over look view of the casino &entertainment action below just as well to to all but gone great lunch counter in the Top Deck Restaurant . The snack bar chef's are fast & friendly .The pasta place appropriately themed with affordable prices & great special's in all food outlets. Thanks "CAL-NEVA" for keeping a good part of Nevada's past alive, especially through challenging economic times, and allowing any Nevada native a nice memory ! PS. I was conceived at the old CAL-NEVA lodge state line north shore tahoe in 1955 as my father worked the casino floor the CAL-NEVA Reno has a great location conveniently close to great cultural outdoor events by the beautifully redeveloped Truckee river walk. In my opinion, it's a keeper!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

The day that I visited, the restaurant was very busy. The kitchen staff easily handled the rush. The menu has a great variety of dishes and a ton of great values. This is the best overall place for great food at terrific value.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Five of us went to Reno to attend a family wedding so we had a few days to explore the area and decided to eat at the Cal-Neva Pasta Steakhouse Restaurant. It was a really good decision. The menu offered an excellent choice with the prices in the budget range and the quality and service of the food at the four-star level. Our server Alicia knew the menu and was great with her attention to detail. Super experience!!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 38 E. Second Street, Reno, NV 89505
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Location: United States > Nevada > Reno
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Reno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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