I am growing fond of hanging out in Reno but realize after this last trip that I prefer downtown. We got a free 2 night offer in the mail and you can't really complain about that but even after their renovation, it was just ok. The free rooms were of course the older ones but the thing I like least is the fact that it is an island. We lost our money gambling pretty fast and there is no where to go from there. Once you start drinking you are limited to walking and there is no walking from GSR. I like downtown where one hotel connects to another and another and another and there is plenty to do. Even within the hotels, there is a variety of bars and vibes and you can laugh, dance, gamble or eat. We had trouble eating at GSR. Very annoying because I called downstairs, asked the particular restaurant we wanted to eat at when they closed, they said "10pm" and so I took a shower before dinner. By the time we got down there, maybe 9:15, they were done. We couldn't eat the all you can eat but they let us eat off the regular menu which was quite pricey. I was not happy. All the other places that were supposed to be open until 10 were also closed. And when we left the next day, I saw a sign OUTside the hotel for a Johnny Rocket's. Pfft. And it was that day also that we found out there was a sub sandwich shop and Round Table Pizza downstairs. They must have the laziest sign maker in the world because all of that information would have been much more useful before we checked out. All in all, I don't intend to stay there again. Too many cheap choices downtown to want to.