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“Steak and pasta house is a real deal!” 4 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 #23 of 65 Hotels in Reno
Roseville, California
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“Steak and pasta house is a real deal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

You wont find any advertising about it on the casino marquee, and only a small placard on the entrance, but by all means, give the steak and pasta house on the casino's 2nd floor a try. you wont be disappointed. they have a good variety menu, but on thursday-sunday, they have a steak and either lobster, scallops, or shrimp special for $12.95. you can also get a liter of the house chianti for $4.75. i had the steak with lobster two nights in a row, and it was great both nights. steak tasted great and was cooked to perfection as ordered and came with a very good sized tail for this type of special. it is heads and tails, (no pun intended) above the steak and lobster special at the cafe americana on the eldorado/silver legacy walkway, which is $22.95. the service was very friendly and quick and our servers both nights, gracie and silvy, were excellent. i will definitely make this a dinner stop whenever i am in reno.

Stayed March 2015, traveled with friends
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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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Penticton, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My buddy and I have stayed at this hotel for the past several years while on our annual Lake Tahoe Ski Vacation. For a hotel that started it's life in the early 80s and hasn't had very much money spent on it, it is still an OK stay.
Don't expect all the bells and whistles ( you do get no cost WIFI). what you get for your $ is a basic, clean, hotel room. The hotel is a little shop worn, and raged in places. but overall a good value.
One more thought only once in 5 or 6 stays were both elevators in service.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newnan, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was drawn to the Top Deck restaurant because of the huge sign I saw from the street advertising what appeared to be some incredible values of 3 different beef main dishes for breakfast , lunch or dinner. I settled in for the prime rib & fries. My wife/ Japanese was not so excited by the 3 choice, but ordered an Asia/ won ton soup. It was more than she expected in portion size & flavor. She really liked it. Mine was a B minus & also would like to try one of the other specials. We also found the waiter very friendly and he also commented he often ate the soup we we ordered it. Other items on the menu looked worth a try considering the good items we enjoyed.

Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Cal Neva has several restaurants with inexpensive eats. It has a steak and pasta, house; a top deck restaurant, bars and on the casino floor Casino Grill. It has a lively pool table and beer pong area. The casino floor has slots and table games. There are low minimums on table games.

For a casino, it feels a bit "rough around the edges" but has a following. It is in the downtown Reno area, across the street from Harrahs, so its easy to stop by and see it.

Staff is very nice here.

Stayed January 2015, traveled solo
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Coleville, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were happy to get a reservation the night of New Years Eve. We expected to pay more then regular rates due to the holiday. The location is fabulous, you were right in the heart of town across from Harrahs and a block away from other casinos. The casino is outdated and smoky but does have low minimums on tables which I enjoyed. The room was outdated, we even had an old big boxed TV, The bedspread needed to be updated and we only got 2 pillows (housekeeping did bring me up 2 more). The bed was surprisingly comfy. We did not have working heat in our room, the vents blew out cold air so we froze during the night. The elevator was right outside our door and sounded like a loud drill every time it ran. We complained about that because it was LOUD. The front desk said they would shut that one down after 10pm because it is waiting for repair (which is why its so loud). We paid allot for the room (&170) which was expected due to it being New Years eve but if we were forced to stay here again, compared to the other casinos, I wouldn't pay more then $35-$40 to stay here as far as value goes.

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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gridley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Hotel rooms were clean and staff was friendly. Be advised, there is no room service and you will have to leave the building and cross the street for food. Food there, however is cheap and good, best price in town as a matter of fact. Drinks are super cheap but the casino is thick with smoke. Beware of the elevator it is scary slow. All in all we slept well, got out exercise walking and saved money on the room and the food. Oh parking is free too.

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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Salisbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We were staying across the street at Harrah's, but the dining specials beckoned us. Had spaghetti and meatballs, Thanksgiving dinner, all for bargain prices. The Thanksgiving dinner was only $8.00, include turkey,stuffing, roll, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie. I'm staying there next time in Reno. They have free wifi in the rooms. Harrah's charges from $13.00 to $22.00 a day,depending on speed. Slots are loose. Felt like retro Reno or Vegas, take care of the customer, don't grind them with fees and high price casino fare food. I'm a downtown Reno or Glitter Gulch Vegas low-roller. Cal-Neva's the place to be

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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:
#1 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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