Restaurants closed at anywhere from 8 to 9. Pool was located in the middle of the hotel on the 4th floor and the sun was blocked by a tower for a portion of the day. The casino paid out little money and there were never any desire to sign you up with a players card.
great selection of restaurants extra fees on top of room rates. Total price should be included in initial quotes.
Quiet and peaceful! All the staff were friendly and helpful. Liked everything.
Allowed us to walk around in comfort versus wearing motorcycle gear. Reno and Vegas prices just keep going up.
Were renovating rooms on the floor I was on. It was extremely loud and made it hard to sleep in after a night out.
They down sized my original reservation from a king size bed to a queen size bed, because they didn't have any more available, the room they put me in it was to small, with a lot of malfunctions in it, like the tub was clogged, the shower temperature control handle wasn't working, room was dirty. Just to name a few. Very bad experience with it.
I always appreciate the friendly, helpful staff at the Eldorado. Everyone always seems happy and in a good mood. They are very helpful and pleasant to deal with. The rooms are comfortable and have everything I need.
How we got the room Thru Kayak Parking
How close it was to the show that we were going to everything is right there whether it be going to another casino or going shopping I stayed many times at the El Dorado in the past the staff was always so friendly at not only the hotel all the restaurants, bars, and Casino floors not so much this time They used to have awesome coupons that they gave you when you checked in I wasn't so impressed with them this time.
Friendly & efficient front desk staff and housekeeping, good beverage service in casino, adjoins the Silver Legacy and Circus Circus, large separate parking structure Rooms are small and seriously need to be updated. Our A/C was on steroids, couldn't get it to calm down, so we had to bundle up in the room, which is better than being too hot, but still.... 95 degrees outside and really too cold inside. Food in coffee shop was pretty bad (and we generally are quite happy with generic hotel coffee shops).
Great room very clean. Very large room we had a great view from our room. Loved the Casino area. The drain in the shower was clogged and you were standing in water.
The Sands is a clean, friendly hotel that's easy on your budget! It's also within walking distance to other casinos if you want to venture out. Our room was close to the elevator, which was kind of a distraction due to the noisiness. Be sure to ask for a room furthest from the elevators.
low prices, internet included, free parking terrible martini, but it was only $3! no gym or pool, but it is a gambling hotel.
Noise pipes, vents
Convenient location in downtown Reno with good parking and cheap rooms. Although I requested and was given a non-smoking room, the smell of smoke and other ghastly odors were more than I could bear. After checking into my original room, I moved to another, but stayed only one night of my three day planned stay.
Restaurant downstairs old fashioned and good Everything thing else
Simple, good people Signs to location of front desk not placed very logically
Room was sizable, nice view of city & surrounding snow capped mountains. On property food selection is handy with Starbucks onsite. Easy access & free parking. Front desk supervisor helpful. If you are looking for a quiet accommodation this is NOT it! Property is wedged between freeway and railroad tracks. Yes, trains run 24x7! Walls are paper thin,with ongoing foot traffic in hallways all night. However, the lack of internet service is inexcusable. Hotel management blocks unpaid access and for the upgrade you may enjoy literally hours of offshore technical support. I left at 11pm on my second night to find more appropriate ambiance and the business service that should be a top priority for any modern facility. Smoking permitted on first/lobby floor leaves a bad impression for the health conscious.
Given what housekeeping had to work with; they do make effort to keep common areas tidy. Staff ambivalent & abrupt poor food quality choices on site antiquated facility with obvious wear over the decades not maintained rocking aged elevators
Location Require $75 security deposit, but the staff refused to give me a written statement to say that I have been cleared with security deposit when I was checking out. What happens if I did not break or steal anything inside the room when I check out but was charged such expenses later on my credit card as security deposit? I then have no proof to defend myself again such charge. The check out staff, Mr. Vince P did not really know the meaning of "customer service".
One problem was that the bathtub was plugged and would not drain.
I did not like the fact that i was charged a 13 dollar charge for the resort fee even I was already charge that when I booked the room and also that I had to put a 75 dollar deposit down. Plus when i got my receipt it was confusing and for some reason they're charging me the 13 dollar fee again and i'm only getting 49 dollars back. We did no damage to the room and stay for one night. Will definitely not be staying there away.
Very happy stay at dirt cheap prices. Clean and quiet room. No hassles at all. I'd stay again.
Renovated but it's still an old building. Has everything you would expect a hotel room to have. Good view. Staff was great. Everything felt cheap. The room has only one winow ando the bath tub felt like it was flexing underneath me. Walls are very thin. And you can hear everything out side. Only parking was valet unless you wanted to walk.
Very clean property, friendly staff, great location and nicely decorated. Slow elevators
Coffer maker in the room was nice...personal Keurig Breakfast was bad and one morning there was no hot food.
Hipster vibe, very friendly staff, downtown location, clean, good beds and sheets, nice big room. They are trying hard, with some good ideas. And some room for improvement. Stay here...give them the benefit of the doubt...enjoy the quirkiness. 1. The restaurant and bar and room service closes at 9pm...10 pm... on the weekends. Seriously??? 2. There was not a guide to the hotel included in the room. A rock climbing gym that is the entire 2nd floor and one whole face of the building...kinda cool...but explain it to me. How's it work? Other services? 3. The menu under the glass top of the night table...really? Pretty cheesy. Put the menu in the hotel guide, see above. 4. Glass tops on the night tables? Really? 5. The bathroom was tiny and not well remodelled - tiny tub, shower head at about 5'3"...I'm 6'4", I could barely wash my armpits...
The room and bed were comfy I like everything pritty much
The entire place was incredibly clean! Thank goodness for a Non-Casino based Hotel in Reno! Finally a place we can stay without all the noise and awful smoke! Nothing worse for a non smoker than waking up sick in the morning from all the smoke you had to wade through; or worse the smoke that seeps into your room. We will definitely be back, see you soon! Parts of the surrounding blocks are a bit shady looking. BUT it appears to be improving.
Clean non smoking and no casino with reasonable rate No swimming pool
Location and absence of casino. Air conditioning poor. None in hallways. Minimally acceptable in room. Would not stay here again in summer months.
Loved almost everything about the hotel except it was a little pricey for the amenities it provides. Price is relative to surrounding hotels, but it seems to offer less overall unless you pay even more extra to access "Club Level" amenities. Tried to eat dinner at Roundabout Grill, which is the restaurant located at the hotel, but order was taken incorrectly after being asked about it twice, so the wrong food was brought out then it took an extra 20+ minutes to get the correct food. The staff was very kind and accommodating in trying to correct the mistake, but due to time constraints with other activities, I was forced to ask for a refund and never had a chance to eat the food which was wasted along with the hour I spent waiting. This won't keep me from trying to eat there on another trip, but it was a pretty frustrating experience especially as a guest of the hotel.
Place was clean looked modern. The only Thing was the location it was in the heart of Reno but had a few pan handlers approach me. However I think that's just how Reno is now in general
Comfort The bed was fantastic--one of the best I've slept in at a hotel. The rooms are kept very clean and the housekeeping staff are great. Location -Upside The location is very convenient and makes access to surrounding events and venues a short walk. Family Friendly Non-smoking and non-gaming make this a unique hotel perfect for families. The climbing walls (indoor and outdoor) looked like a lot of fun and I would have tried them had I not been so busy. Cramped and slow The elevators are slow and malfunctioned several times during my stay. The entry felt as though I was sneaking in the back door of a night club. There was no convenience store and all of the public areas felt cramped. Location - Downside The convenient location can be a bad thing as my last night found me trying to sleep with a rock concert going on in the street literally under my window. Admittedly, though, I did try to go to bed early and the music was over by 10:30. Internet Deficiency The W-Fi was horrible. It was spotty and required accepting of the terms every time it reconnected. The Wi-Fi that's free with your stay was slower than my cell phone and the broadband we paid for in hosting a conference wasn't much faster. *What's worse, that broadband was down for two of the three days of our conference.* That was a whole lot of money down the tubes.
Location, good service and cleanliness. Non smoking a plus. Good size room. The finish line to a marathon was right outside the hotel and someone was using a loud speaker at 7AM IN THE MORNING to announce runners crossing and getting the crowd riled up. Then police on a motorcycle proceeded to use their sirens as the runners were getting getting close and finishing. Went on foe more than an hour. That was awful. Had I known I would have stayed somewhere else. Did not get the sleep and rest I was looking for Sunday morning because of the marathon. It was awful.
Bed was big enough. Bathroom was spacious. looks pretty on the outside & lobby. Self parking is huge. Affordable pricing. Pillow was too soft. Shower head was old, water pressure was too soft. There was no vent in the bathroom & couldn't lock the door. Not enough outlets to plug near nightstand & speaker dock was only for iPhone 4, needs to be upgraded. Casino was closed.
Friendly staff. Accomodated us with our request for early check in for free. There was a hair in the towel. Casino was closed for renovation.
* Very nice inside * Extremely clean * Smallest king room that I have ever stayed in (even among boutique hotels) * Hot tub was not working, despite being brand new - I came to Reno for Tough Mudder and that was one of my main reasons for staying there was to come back and soak in a nice new hot tub
the rooms were nice, clean. the staff was every friendly overall a nice hotel. if you are looking for just a hotel. Karl the bar tender was great! the web site shows a casino and restaurants. the only place to eat there was a Johnny rockets. the a/c hardly worked and was every loud.water pressure was really weak.
Nice river view room, clean No mention the property is distressed financially, spa, pool and restaurants are closed for "renovations". Not a lick of construction activity could be observed. Front desk at check in, shared the casino " closed last year" and will not reopen when the property is rebadged in 2016-17. Other guests were equally mislead and frequently mentioned their opinion of the deception when
I booked a room at this hotel for one night december 26th 2015 I showed up late at 5:00 pm due to bad traffic The staff told me the room was not ready with very rude attitude. I asked when would it be ready . The female staff returned with " i dont know " in a very rude way I was not happy with her reply. What did it mean by i dont know. I should be ready for us to check in at 3:00 pm. However, the thing i got frustrated was the attitude from the unfriendly female staff :). I got to my room eventually. There was no towels . What the heck? It took another hour for us to get towels. :). I asled for the rollaway bed twice. It never came. I would never return to this hotel again. Stay away from it. Or else it may ruin your vacation/holiday spirit
I liked that parking was "free"(although they charge you a hotel fee so i guess it isn't really) and the rooms had a refridgerator already in them. There was a convenience store close by. The hotel was quiet and not as busy as the casinos down town. It wasn't downtown. I thought the walk would be a little shorter but due to the construction sometimes it took a little longer. Also, there was no casino for gambling.
Staff put us in a room that wreaked of smoke. Called front office 3 times to get a new room, no response. Angry, I called again to complain, Front Desk hung up on me because "I was raising my voice". Front Desk then called back, like they were doing me a favor, and with lots of attitude, and said they found a new room. A half hour later we had a new room that was smaller, without the two Queen beds we paid for, but didn't smell of smoke. One elevator had a key reader that didn't work, so we couldn't get to our room unless we used the other elevator. Before staying here, I would share a sidewalk with a homeless person and sleep on the ground.
Stayed out late on New Year's Eve. Woke up the next morning and there were no pillowcases on the pillows that we were sleeping on in the bed. Also the inside of the shower was not cleaned the glass was not wipe down. Ran the thermostat on 80° and it never got hotter than 70° in the room it was cold. And very low water pressure in the shower, impossible for two people to take a shower at the same time.
The hotel room was cleaner than the rest of the property. The hotel is in the process of becoming a No Smoking and No Gaming property. Which for me is a huge plus Hotel under renovation as it is converted to Renaissance. Had trouble finding hotel due to lack of signage. Air Conditioner unit is in room with no thermostat control Mattress was extremely uncomfortable Rooms were not well insulated for noise. Noise in the corridor all night long.
Good value for money Noisy rooms
I loved the restaurant inside, good food. I liked the swimming pool and how it looked inside. The staff that cleaned the rooms were nice. I didn't like the small rooms, for the price. Bathroom was small. The slot machines weren't good. Inside the gambling area, not enough action. The server that was bringing drinks on the gambling floor, was not friendly at all. They need to bring better slot machines and entertainment to get more people in there. Seems more business like and not a kid friendly place. Alot of people working there, didn't seem happy. Could be due to the rumor they're getting bought out next year.
The only redeeming factor in our stay there was the location. Of the two elevators, one was out of service (apparently for months) and the other one was extremely slow, taking 18 seconds to open on each floor. This lone elevator serviced 18 floors and gave me the impression of it might quit at any time. Additionally there was a sign on the stairs saying “For emergency fire use only.” Talk about having a trapped feeling. The Cal Neva's rooms show obvious neglect in maintenance; there were holes in the bathroom door, flooring coming up in the bathroom, faucets that barely functioned and a broken chair at the desk near the bed. In all it was not a good experience and I will never stay there again and do not recommend that anyone else stays there either. The Cal Neva should use some of their profits and maintain or better yet update their stinking hotel.
Sheets made me itch. Carpet was really dirty. Bathroom doesn't flush properly. TV needs upgrade. Smelled really bad. Light bulbs were disgusting and a couple weren't working. Elevator is outdated and feels like it's gonna break on you.
Close proximity to the location of the event I was in town for FILTHY! splatter on the walls dirty baseboards goo on the walls in the bathroom cigarette burns in the carpet (reserved a non-smoking room) and bathroom counter found a cigarette butt on the rug as you enter the bathroom dirty floor in the bathroom the smell of cigarette smoke and pot filled the room the AC was noisy and rattled
Spacious room Poorly maintained, dirty.