Ok, I always want to start off with the good, so I'll start there, but keep reading to find out the truth of the hotel because the bad far outweigh the good.
We stayed in a double non-smoking room on the 9th floor in the Sky Tower. The room was very large. The bathroom is large as well. We received a low rate of $35.00/night which, to me, seemed very low, but I actually did hear one lady totally complaining. Our room did not smell like smoke. The towels were fine and not transparent. There is granite in the bathroom.
Dust bunnies and dust trails in all corners and edges of the room. I didn't want to walk on the carpets (barefooted anyway). The comfort of the beds were only ok. My mattress was not as horrible as my son's bed. He is 18 and his back was very achy the next day. Oh...the sheets are not fitted, and on my bed, the bottom sheet was untucked and short-sheeted. I had to make the bed myself, only to find out the "mattress pad" was a small, flat, felt piece of material that looked like the type of thing you'd put at the bottom of a baby's crib. I also saw that the sheets were stained--ew. Thank goodness I don't own a blue light--the iphone probably has an app for it, though. The bedding is old and outdated. They actually have red bedspreads still, like grandmas! Speaking of outdated, the TV is an old 19" box/tube kind, but it WAS a color TV at least! I was surprised a remote control worked such an antique. The hutch it was in was nice, but dwarfed the TV. I was going to rent a movie the next night but considering I could barely see the screen, I decided against it.
The walls are very thin. I could even clearly hear the child next door crying while in the shower, and I understood ten minutes later when I, too, took a shower. For whatever reason, the water goes from ICE cold to HELL HOT...and you stand there in the shower knowing you shouldn't turn up the water when it gets cold because you know you'll fry when it finally kicks in, but you're shivering, so you do, and so on...It was soooooo bad, I did NOT take a shower the next morning. Ugh. There is mold in the shower and around the edge of the bathroom.
The snack bar in the Sky Tower has very limited hours, so you need to walk to the casino side for food. We were surprised that most restaurants were closed so early.
When I checked in, the clerk asked me if I wanted an upgrade, for $30/night. Next time I will take the upgrade to a different location, that's for sure. I was really disappointed because we plan on doing a lot of family traveling to Reno and Circus Circus would be an inexpensive family choice for us, but it's just too gross to go back, and too hazardous for my children with the shower problem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in downtown Reno, Circus Circus is connected to the Eldorado and Silver Legacy by skywalks, creating Northern Nevada’s largest entertainment resort complex. Just minutes from 18 world-class ski resorts, more than 30 spectacular high-desert golf courses and walking distance to unique shopping, museums and the new Reno Aces baseball complex, Circus Circus is Reno’s leading vacation destination. Spacious rooms and suites, a Convention Center with more than 22,000 square feet of meeting space, six popular dining choices, exciting gaming action and free world-class circus shows are just a few reasons to choose Circus Circus Reno. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Circus Hotel Reno
- Circus Circus Reno
- Reno Circus Circus Hotel