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Probably a silly question - El Dorado

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Probably a silly question - El Dorado

Hello everyone - we have never been to Reno and are planning on a one or two day stop on our way to Vegas - Are the casinos in Reno on a strip like Vegas - I've read some good reviews about the El Dorado - can anyone tell me where the El Dorado is in relation to the whole strip - we stay at the Mirage in Vegas which is pretty central and really like the location. How does the location of the El Dorado compare to location of Mirage in Vegas.

Alternatively we may chose to stay in Carson City or Lake Tahoe - any recommendations there???

Thanks for your help

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1. Re: Probably a silly question - El Dorado

Reno is nothing like Vegas - not even close.You won't have any Vegas experience anything in Reno - well except maybe the Peppermill. It's probably the closest you'd get to a Vegas like hotel and mostly because of the pool and the Tuscany rooms. That's not to say that Reno doesn't have anything to offer but believe Reno is like Vegas otherwise you may be disappointed.

Here's a map of the downtown area: wikitravel.org/en/Image:Downtown-Reno2.png

There only a few hotel/casinos in the downtown area. The El Dorado is one of the nicer casinos and is connected to the Silver Legacy and Circus Circus via walkways. It's my personal favorite hotel to stay at when I'm there.

Otherwise if your looking for something more Vegas like, I'd suggest the Peppermill. Not sure when your trip is but the have the best outdoor pool, which is open all year long. The Tuscany (which is the newest tower) has the most amazing rooms. http://www.peppermillreno.com/

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2. Re: Probably a silly question - El Dorado

Great city map JMommy--wish I had it on my recent trip to Reno!

Like the above reply states, Reno is a different animal except for the gambling. If you like penny machines you'll be in heaven. We stayed at the El Dorado--good service, nice room (even their standard) and good food. The Silver Legacy has a nice lobby I don't know about their rooms but most posters choose the El Dorado. I liked the three casinos being connected b/c we gambled alot. IMHO: Harrah's--ughh wasn't worth the 2 block walk. Didn't venture to the Sands, liked Cal Nev had good luck there.

We did rent a car one day and visited Lake Tahoe and Carson city. Stopped at the Peppermill too, loved, loved the video screens throughout the casino could have watched them for hours. Unfortunately it is a stand alone casino so if you don't have a car...I myself wouldn't stay there if you are going for the gambling. But since you are going to Vegas maybe the Tuscany Rooms would be your choice. Will you have a car? Make sure you make it the riverwalk! Have fun

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3. Re: Probably a silly question - El Dorado

TheJmommy & patterbones - thanks for the info - we may only stop for one night and would probably just stay at the ElDorado - yes we will have a car and may make a stop at Lake Tahoe before heading to vegas.

Thanks Again,

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4. Re: Probably a silly question - El Dorado

Just returned from 5 nights at the Eldorado. It isn't anything like the Mirage in terms of size, location, crowds, or cost. However, the food is top-notch (one of the hotel owners is a chef, and it shows), prices are reasonable, the hotel is very nice, and gambling is a bargain. Great cocktail service, too.

There are 6 casinos downtown. Eldorado, Silver Legacy, and Circus Circus are all connected by an indoor walkway. (Reno Circus Circus is way nicer than the one in LV). Then there is Harrah, Sands Regency, Sienna, and Cal Neva. Walk to any or all of them.

Don't need a car in Reno. All major casinos have a free airport shuttle. Reno/Sparks has a truly good and cheap bus system that will take you anywhere you need to go. It runs fairly late into the evening, though not 24/7.

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