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“Sad Reno” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Club Cal Neva Hotel Casino

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38 E. Second Street, Reno, NV 89505   |  
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Ranked #24 of 65 Hotels in Reno
Anderson Island, Washington
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“Sad Reno”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Reno as a whole seems to be so interested in making money now that they don`t update or even properly maintain their assets. Room felt dirty, mattress and furniture was beyond gently used into "yardsale" level. Paneling on ceiling to patch who knows what. Overall sad.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Bluzu
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I was at the Cal-Neva for some slot play. Had to go to the only working ATM like machine. Used my card then went to the cashier for the 50. bucks. After all the paper work she said she needed my fingerprint. For real!! I told her that I had never been asked for fingerprints in my life (except for my Passport) and said no. She told me that the transaction had already gone through and this was for "my protection." Well the fee was $4.50, and there was never any mention or sign of being finger printed. I gave my print....but was real pissed. Got bothered by some pan handlers, no security people on the floor. Real bad experience, never going back....Used to be one of my favorite places...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This was my first stay at the Cal-Neva after many stays in Reno. I will look at staying here next time. The staff was friendly and helpful. My room was clean and quiet. But, don't be in a hurry because the elevators are the slowest. The shuttle service to the airport was something that I didn't think was available, but it was. If possible, eat at the Cal-Neva Top Deck restaurant when it opens up at 6:30 in the morning. After walking from the hotel, you will have flashed back to the Reno and Vegas of the 70's when casinos and restaurants were both fun and interesting. This stay reminded me why Reno is the best gambling city versus Vegas which has lost its identity by replacing casinos with personalities with mega buildings that all have the same sterile lack of atmosphere. Stayed and ate here, took in the shows and ate at the other casinos, watched the Aces play. Made for a great stay and Cal-Neva was my home base while we were here. Thanks

Room Tip: As you get higher up the view gets even better. The mountains in the morning and the lights of the...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Doccee
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Davis, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The Cal Neva is a older hotel. I have stayed there for the last 3 years or so and if you are just doing an overnight stay with no high expectation then this is it. I only stay here when the rooms are on sale for $39 plus tax because I don't think it's worth the $79 they try to charge. The TV is outdated and sits on a low dresser, the view I had in my room was breathtaking looking at the Truckee River and the mountains. The staff is great and they valet for free so overall it's a nice place to stay if you are not looking for something upscale. The Cal Neva Casino is right across the street so It worked out great.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Supernick22
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San Rafael, CA
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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1 Thank cjfernan
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Las Vegas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Travelsalot411
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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
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1 Thank sandy56025
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Address: 38 E. Second Street, Reno, NV 89505
Location: United States > Nevada > Reno
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Reno
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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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