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“Like a morgue” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Cal-Neva Resort Spa and Casino

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Cal-Neva Resort Spa and Casino
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Crystal Bay
Reston, VA
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“Like a morgue”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Okay, we went to Cal-Neva Lodge in the middle of the week in May, before the summer season, but there were no customers in the entire casino, the restaurant was not open for lunch and it was as quiet as a tomb. We had anticipated it would be quiet, but it was completely dead. And we couldn't get lunch, either. I didn't see anything that would draw me back. That's too bad as it is in a great location and has a marketable history. Maybe the tunnel tours would be an interesting view of the Sinatra era there.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Okay, if you regard your hotel as an all-consuming destination which should be perfect in every detail, you should choose another hotel. The place needs a coat of paint, and the room decor is a flashback to your gramma's house (or your mom's, depending on your age). We're talking federal-style furniture, striped fabric wallpaper, and those curvy swag-things on the curtains. Me, I can't always afford to take a trip whenever I want to, so I rate hotels on value for dollars. Using an email off-season promotion, I got a clean, huge room with a king bed on the 9th (top) floor with a view to die for and a $20 breakfast voucher for about the cost of a room at a Motel 6. The place felt weird the day I arrived, simply because there were so few guests, but a couple days later there were wedding and graduation parties. Everything in the room worked, everyone on the staff was very pleasant and helpful and acted as if they enjoyed their jobs. The place needs a benefactor to spruce it up. I understand the new owner plans to turn it into a 5-star hotel. That'll make me a bit sad, because then I won't be able to stay there and wake up to the view of all time. The secret tunnel tour is a must, well worth the ten bucks just to hear Hans the guide spin his conspiracy theories involving Sinatra, the mob, and the Kennedys. Bottom line, they showed me a good time and enabled me to do a Tahoe escape for a few days.

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Cal-Neva Resort Spa and Casino
Address: 2 Stateline Road, (Currently closed for renovations), Crystal Bay, NV 89402
Location: United States > Nevada > Lake Tahoe (Nevada) > Crystal Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Crystal Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cal-Neva Resort Spa and Casino 2.5*
Number of rooms: 220
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Cal-Neva Hotel Crystal Bay
Cal Neva Lodge
Cal-Neva Resort Spa And Casino Crystal Bay, Lake Tahoe (Nevada)

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