Well the Peppermill did it again!! Just got back from a three day stay at our favorite Reno hotel and had another wonderful experience. The wife and I went there with another couple to celebrate my 40th b-day.
There was a large girls Volleyball tournament in town that weekend and the room prices where pretty high everywhere in Reno for that weekend and especially at the Peppermill. We always stay in a Tower Room or the new Tuscany Tower Room and just couldn't pay the asking price especially when we get specials from them all the time for free rooms. So we reluctentley booked a Montego Bay Room and headed out. While on the road the girls kept scheming as to how we can score a room upgrade once we arrived.
We arrived around 11:00 pm on Friday night after a long drive from Oregon. The front desk was packed with people checking in, very long line. However they seemed to have a lot of front desk staff and we only had to wait for maybe 20 mins.
Now the girls are ready to put the plan in to action to get the room upgrade but before we could even say anything the lady welcomes us to the hotel and says I see you have the Montego Bay Room reserved. We said yes but..... and before we could say anything else she says would you be interested in a free upgrade to a Tuscany Tower Suite for the same price. Of course we would!! No hassle room upgrade, very nice!
We checked into our rooms (right across the hall from one another, thanks front desk lady!) and proceeded to hit the casino floor. I hit $50.00 twice on quarter machines (cashed out and put the tickets in my wallet). Woke up late Saturday and hit Biscottis for lunch. The waiter was nice but the service was slow. We ordered two pizzas and spicy bloody mary's. Pizzas are brick oven cooked and where awesome and the bloody mary's where right on the money. No problems here.
Spent Saturday tooling around downtown. It has been pretty depressed in the downtown area for a while but this day was 70 degrees and sunny and downtown was packed with people walking around. It was nice to see.
Went to the Bimini Steakhouse for a special b-day dinner Saturday night at the hotel. We had eaten there last year so we kind of knew what to expect. This place is definitely on the expensive side but I think it's worth it. I had the 12oz. fillet and my wife had the 8oz. and they where cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth. We had the Lobster Mashed Potatoes and the Mac and Cheese for our sides and they did not disappoint. We had awesome service from the wait staff. John was our waiter and had a great presence about him. I had ordered a Makers Mark and Coke before dinner and one with my dinner and after we where done eating he asked if I would like another one and I said I was ok. He said are you sure it will be on the house for you b-day. Ok you twisted my arm I will take you up on that! I finished that one and he came by again and asked me if I wanted another again I said I'm ok but he said well it will be on the house again so of course I couldn't pass it up and had another! (keep in mind these aren't the weak dixie cup sized served in the casino but large well mixed whiskey and cokes). By then we all had enough food, wine and cocktails that we where done. John came around and asked about dessert and we said no way we are to full! Again he said are you sure I can get you a nice slice of cheese cake to take back to your room at no charge for your b-day! Of course we took him up on the offer and had a nice snack later! We had an absolutely great experience at Bimini's and even though it was pricey ($148 for the two of us with tip and taxes) i felt like at least we had great food, service, good laughs with our friends and some great freebies!
We have been staying at the Peppermill once a year for almost thirteen years and will continue staying there for our annual Reno trip. When we checked out on the TV the charges where exactly what was told to us at the desk when we checked in. We had absolutely no problems with any of the hotel staff, the service or the food (the slots could be a little looser, but hey it's called gambling!) and would defininately recommend this place to anyone!!! See you next spring!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating for hospitality industry excellence, the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada offers a first-class experience as well as upscale amenities that create an unforgettable stay. Peppermill offers 1621 guest rooms, including 600 lavishly appointed suites, 10 award-winning restaurants, 15 bars and lounges, two geothermally heated resort pools, the three-story Spa Toscana, and free live entertainment or dancing until the wee hours in Reno's hottest nightclub, EDGE. Accommodations now include custom pillow-top mattresses, hypoallergenic pillows in both soft and firm comfort levels, Egyptian cotton sateen T300 bed linens, single-cup Keurig brewing systems, in-room smart refrigerators, 42-inch LCD high-definition TV and movie stations, and complimentary Wi-Fi with speeds up to 32mbps. ... more less
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