Harrah’s is in a good location, about 2 blocks from the gondola to Heavenly.
There is plenty to do in the hotel itself. The spa is very good. Nightlife on the weekends is great. There is a lounge act in the casino on Fridays and Saturdays that is not to be missed. Vex, Harrah’s nightclub opens at 10:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This club rivals the best Vegas night spots. VIP patrons are put in the spotlight in stage like booths.
Even on a Saturday night there were $15 blackjack tables to be found. Harrah’s had many unusual games such as 3 card poker and other nontraditional tables. There is a good variety of machines and plenty of video poker.
Other than an arcade and an indoor swimming pool, there is not much to keep the kids occupied. There is a movie theater at Horizon, just a short walk from Harvey’s/Harrah’s.
Harvey’s is connected to Harrah’s via an underground tunnel. In-between the two hotels is Cabo Wabo. Sunday nights there are packed. They bring in international DJs and the crowed looked to be a mix of locals and tourists.
Inside Harvey’s you will find a scaled down Hard Rock Café and a couple other eateries. Harvey’s did not seem to be nearly as lively as Harrah’s.
Friday Station on the 18th floor of Harrah’s has good steaks. Portions here are large. The buffet, also on the 18th floor was ok for breakfast and dinner.
The gym is two treadmills and some dumbbells in a 300sf room.
Internet access is $10.95 per day per device.
There is a very limited selection of beers in the hotel bars. Light beer drinkers have two choices. The wine throughout the hotel was pretty bad. We found a grocery store down the street and kept wine in the room.
There is a Starbucks and a well stocked gift shop in the lobby. The gift shop has a better variety of beer than the bars in the hotel, clifbars and just about every other necessity.
Skiing Heavenly – Heavenly is just a walk and a gondola ride away. This is not (in my opinion) a place for beginners. If you are going to ski Heavenly it is best to rent your equipment at the gondola. There are at least two rental establishments. Not knowing better, we rented our skis online from a shop in Harrah’s and ended up carrying all the equipment to the gondola. Additionally, the lockers fill up early on busy weekends.
Skiing Sierra – Sierra Tahoe is (again, in my opinion) a much better family skiing option. It is a 30 minute drive from Harrah’s. There are plenty of green, blue and black slopes. You can rent your skis at the bottom of the slope. These people have their act together. Four of us had equipment on and were headed to the lift in about 18 minutes with no previous reservation. Returning the equipment took less than 5 minutes. You can leave your boots in their shop. There is only one ski rental shop at the mountain. 360 BBQ at the top of the mountain is a good place to eat.
Getting around – Many may disagree with me but I would not recommend driving. Snow comes quickly and in large quantities. You could get lucky, but be prepared to put chains on your tires on the side of the road. If you are going to rent a car, ask if there is something available with studs on the tires.
The drive from the Reno airport to South Lake Tahoe is 80 minutes. Limos charge by the hour and charge for round trip when you are traveling one way. You are paying for the car to return to its starting point.
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