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“Best Bet For Families In Reno” 5 of 5 stars
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Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2500 East Second Street, Reno, NV 89595   |  
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Ranked #9 of 64 Hotels in Reno
San Francisco
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Best Bet For Families In Reno”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Okay, so most of the places which I stay have to be family friendly, as we have a 7 year old boy whom we need to keep busy. We normally go to Reno once a year, during the winter, to see the snow and go sledding. We decided to take a two day summer trip and check out a ghost town close to the Bay Area. We chose the Grand Sierra Resort, because of the kid friendly amenities and we were not disappointed. First off, most Casino Hotels in Reno would be low rent hotels compared to Las Vegas. This hotel, however, was quite nice, even by Las Vegas resort standards. The rooms were modern and artsy with flat panel tv's nice modern/stylish furniture, granite/tile bathrooms (with extra tv in bathroom), stainless steel mini fridge and microwave with kitchen sink and really comfy beds and bedding. The hotel has great kid options such as a nice side pool with beach, kids arcade, movie theater, bowling alley (open 24 hours) as well as kid friendly eats. The hotel cafe (also open 24 hours) had surprisingly good food at reasonable prices and very good service. There is also a spa (did not use) many shops and restaurants and always food available 24 hours. Across the parking lot there is also a mini golf, go-cart place, however, we did not do these. Overall, considering this was Reno, not Vegas, I was very impressed. We will definitely be back.

If you have the time, check out Virginia City. It is a semi ghost town which, during it's heyday, was one of the biggest cities West of the Mississippi due to the Comstock lode silver rush. Very well preserved buildings and nice shops, saloons and tourist items. You can even learn to pan for gold. Also wild west gun fight shows daily. Virginia city is about 30 - 40 minutes southeast of Reno.

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  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

My family needed to make a reservation for a special event at the hotel (during a holiday weekend too!). We were very late making our decision to go and Laurena and Jade (Manager) in the reservations department did everything they could to accommodate us and really went the extra mile.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Lots to do at this resort. Movies for $3, a bowling alley, driving range, pool surrounded by sand, fun zone for kids. They seem to put all the families in one wing so kids aren't running around on all floors. Saw several dogs with their guardians. Some larger rooms with 2 king beds and a sofa bed (called a Tahoe room) would be good for large groups. Even though we were on a "family friendly floor and the closest room to the elevator, we never heard any noise from outside our room. Outside of the downtown area so you have to drive to get to other casinos and restaurants. There was also an RV park run by the resort right next to the casino. When we return to Reno for a visit this is where we will stay--and we are two seniors with no family members with us this trip. We got a great two night price on Amazon.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I stayed for 3 weeks at the GSR on a business trip. The hotel upgraded me to one of the newly renovated room at the top floors “The Summit” and was perfect.
The room was very spacious with a living area, fridge, Wi-Fi connection, air con and all the comforts. The hotel is about 5 minute from the airport and 2 minutes from the entrance of the 395 North.
There is a wide choice of restaurants, Gym, and outdoor pool to chill out at the weekend. The hotel gets very busy at the weekend with the people coming to Reno to gamble, however it is quiet during the week, and I did not hear any noise in my room at night.
Recommended for a business trip, because of the location, the size of the rooms and the facilities, not for families with kids, as you can smoke in many areas of the hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Lobby looks good but when the doors opened on the 4 th floor it looked like a scary circus movie. The room was old, mold in the bathroom and the bathroom taps turned on and off opposite. Granted we only paid $50/ night on Hotels.com and I heard some rooms have been updated so I suggest asking before accepting just any room.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lagos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The hotel was good for the convention the rooms, were ok nothing out of ordinary rooms were spacious. has a number of interesting facility like bowling, ok for a family loads to do, Room had no refrigerator or microwave, though room size is big and comfy bed, would recommend it though

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Jenks, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Just got back from a 5 night stay at GSR. No reason to ever leave the property as this resort has it all. We stayed in a summit room which has been renovated and was very nice. The regular rooms were ok but you could really notice the difference. Casino was very nice, good choice of resturants, nice pool, movies, outdoor thrill park, and plenty to keep you busy. I would recommend as the price was very reasonable. The staff was great.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2500 East Second Street, Reno, NV 89595
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Location: United States > Nevada > Reno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Reno
#4 Luxury Hotel in Reno
#4 Casino Hotel in Reno
#4 Spa Hotel in Reno
#9 Family Hotel in Reno
#9 Business Hotel in Reno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Sierra Resort and Casino 4*
Number of rooms: 1995
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino is located in the heart of Reno/Tahoe - America's Adventure Place. Guests have access to over 40 championship golf courses, 18 legendary ski resorts, hiking, biking and equestrian trails, fishing, boating and guided tours to Tahoe, Carson and Virginia City. GSR is northern Nevada's largest resort destination with 1,995 guest rooms, 850 of them luxury suites. The property offers a wide variety of accommodations for the every day business traveler to the complete family vacation with amenities that include 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, branded retail shopping, headliner entertainment, Cineplex, a 50-lane championship bowling center, outdoor thrill rides, aqua golf driving range, the largest casino north of Las Vegas, plus much more. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Grand Sierra Hotel Reno
Summit At Grand Sierra Hotel
Summit Reno
Reno Summit

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