This resort is truly a resort in that everything is available on the property.
The pool was perfect for the little ones although there is no "kiddie pool". The fact that there is tons of sand for them to play in was enough to make them happy.
It gets crowded really quick but that is to be expected of any pool area. There are not enough areas for lounging in the shade. If you plan on staying at the pool ALL day - highly recommend reserving a cabana in advance. If you only plan to stay for a couple hours - like we usually do - it's just right!
The fitness club and spa was also great - approximately 7 treadmills and an additional 8 or 10 elliptical/stairmaster machines. You also get access to the spa lockerrooms from the gym.
We also utilized the bowling alley - it gets crowded and had a 30 minute wait list at 10pm on a Saturday night.
The Fun Zone is great for the kids - it had a bounce house area for $8 ALL day and the standard ticket video/coin games. Medium sized - would anticipate some frustration if it got too crowded but luckily it didn't on a sunday morning.
Food options are also family friendly - standard coffee shop, buffet, full service Round Table Pizza, a sandwich shop and Johnny Rockets. The Buffet is okay - not fantastic.
The resort was less than 5 minutes from the Rib Cook off. It would have perfect if the hotel offered some kind of Shuttle, but it did not.
The 9th floor room we got was OLD and not remodeled. Our friends stayed in the 21st floor and they said their rooms were completely remodled. The room was clean but with old fixtures. Housekeeping services were prompt with responding to requests for towels.
Overall - we will back for another labor day weekend stay and the rib cook off. Might stay an extra night for the kids to enjoy the resort amenities.
- 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