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Circus Circus Hotel and Casino-Reno
Ranked #14 of 65 Hotels in Reno
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good hassle-free hotel accommodation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My standard room was fairly basic but spacious for one person, a good place to come down from the Burning Man festival the week before. A standard TV, no fridge, with a large picture-window view of the mountains. The free Wi-Fi required userID and password each time one entered the zone...when the sign-in screen would even come up. Other than that, everything was fine. Access was excellent, with none of the frustrating key-card-entry or casino-maze features of some other hotels just to get to one's room. Elevators were adequate, with minimal waiting to go down or up. Parking was adequate and convenient; each wing had its own lot. Circus Circus was the most convenient hotel to I-80, along with a handy little combo of Starbucks, Subway and a couple of other eateries on Fourth Street, and was also was a quick walk from Rancho San Rafael Park and plenty of trails in one direction, and the Truckee River and some nice walking trails in the other direction. A 10-minute walk to Save-Mart supermarket complemented the choices. Reno has a lot more to offer a non-gamer than a lot of visitors think.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

It was my first visit to Reno, NV. I liked the ambiance of old town feeling and enjoyed my stay there. Unfortunately, the hotel staff seemed not motivated. I did not receive any welcome feeling to any staff who I spoke to, there was no sense of hospitality and I did not hear the "Thank you!". What I saw was Housekeeping staff sitting on the chair watching TV rather than to be cleaning the room, visible to all guests walking by as they kept the door wide open. Maintenance crew decided to paint the Cashier Station at 8:00AM, when the restaurant was busy with guests and guests had to accommodate the Maintenance crew to do his job while the Restaurant staff complained to each other that he is disturbing while no effort to call the Manager. There were a few good Dealers at the Casino who tried to talk to the guests and make the guests feel welcome but majority seemed not interested. Overall, I had the impression that the Hotel/Casino staff forgot that these guests are paying their salaries.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

One of the best values in reno, they renovated there sports book its nice I got my room for under 40$. I also enjoyed the all you can eat sushi at smoking gekos , and had fun playing blackjack. Check this place out if your going to reno the location is great it clean and safe, you will enjoy your time here they have 3$ craps and for the value its way worth it the food tastes great.

  • Stayed September 2013
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

My wife and I are almost what you could call "regulars" at the Circus. We have been there three times this year (2013), four or five times last year..... for at least 11 years.

I hate this expression! "Back in the day" it was a good deal. So we kept turning up. Our last visit was a bit of an eye opener. The bathroom lino was coming up at the back of the toilet and the bathroom smelled like piss.

There was no new soap one day and the bath mat was still on the floor after the room was made up.

We are going to try another downtown hotel next visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Krystal P, Public Relations Manager at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino-Reno, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Hello Mark,

We never want our guests to feel this way. I am looking into this matter right away. We thank you for your feedback and want to do what we can to regain your business.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The hotel at Circus Circus is kind of old and tired, but we found it acceptable given the bargain price we paid for our room. Our room was somewhat overdue for refurbishing, but it was clean and neat. The reception desk is a long way from the parking garage and you need to drag your bags down a short flight of stairs or take an even longer walk to an elevator - not a problem for us but Circus Circus might not be a good choice for someone with mobility issues.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Michael K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We have stayed at the Circus Circus twice now and love it. It is more affordable than most of the others which is a bonus. They have always treated us well , and always addressed any concerns we had very quickly. The rooms are comfortable and clean.We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Interesting smell to the hotel. The TV is a small, tube tv. If you're in the Sky Tower, the train to get there is literally half as fast as walking yourself. The food options close pretty early, so if you have a late ending meeting, you better eat earlier, or you're stuck dealing with everyone trying to eat in one restaurant. Glad I didn't actually pay for this. Not good.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Circus Circus Hotel and Casino-Reno
Address: 500 N Sierra St, Reno, NV 89503
Location: United States > Nevada > Reno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Reno
#4 Green Hotel in Reno
#6 Casino Hotel in Reno
#10 Family Hotel in Reno
#13 Romantic Hotel in Reno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Circus Circus Hotel and Casino-Reno 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1572
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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