I had purchased a certificate (allegedly a "bargain") for a week's stay anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, there weren't many places that I wanted to go where you didn't have to put in additional funds to stay there (significant additional funds). That said, we finally decided on Plaza on the River, a timeshare property that also acts as a "hotel".
I was expecting a barely acceptable accommodation, in a crummy downtown Reno neighborhood. I was very wrong. The Plaza is right next to the River Walk, which is a very pleasant setting. The neighborhood is a little sketch, but no different than the rest of downtown Reno or downtown SF. The accommodations were lovely. We had a studio, which was very spacious for two people, nicely appointed, very very clean. Impressively clean and well-kept. Beautiful floor to ceiling view of the Sierras. The lobby is very cute in an Old West sort of style with lots of oak furniture. The staff are very nice, very helpful and pleasant. There were lots of families staying at the Plaza and all the guests we met were very friendly.
The Plaza is non-smoking. However, they do have the "7th Floor", which has a lounge area with TV, juices, sweet rolls, a pool, hot tub and an area for smokers. They do charge about $5 a day for parking and there is a valet that has to park and get your car.
Don't worry about a timeshare presentation. I asked what timeshares cost and the front desk clerk didn't even know or know if any were still available. I would highly recommend The Plaza if you want a change from the big hotel scenario. The Plaza does not have gambling on-site. Very quiet and a respite from the downtown casino craziness.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Take a step back in time, and enjoy our beautiful, friendly, and relaxing hotel. The Plaza Resort Club, is located downtown Reno, and it is located across the street from the River Walk, and just 2 blocks from the downtown casino area. Take a walk around our lobby and throughout our entire hotel, and view our beautiful antique furniture collection. We look forward to you staying with us! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza On The River At Plaza Resort Club Hotel Reno