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Hotels in Reno

Postby Annfan » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:44 am

I swear that I have been deep into the jungle of threads but haven't been able to find anything about hotels in Reno. Under Preperations they list some hotels, but I'd really think I could make a better choice if I had Burning opinions.

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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby trilobyte » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:13 am

You may want to check out this thread.
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby phil » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:03 am

What are you looking for in a hotel?
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby Nipple » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:21 pm

I live in Reno about a quarter of the time. I've been staying in the Atlantis or the Grand Sierra while I'm there.

Neither is bad, however being casinos, you don't get a fridge in your room.
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby moonrise » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:52 pm

The Atlantis has the best buffet in town, particularly the dinner buffet. Ask which nights they have King crab (Friday and maybe other nights too?) The way we do it is eat a small salad and then eat nothing but Alaskan King Crab legs. I use a soup cup for the really good cocktail sauce, and I can eat over $100 worth of that crab easily, everytime...and avoid the gaming. :) (I used to work there, I know the it's a good buffet when they do the Alaskan King crab)

If you need a good bed I discovered some of The Sands beds are new but stuffed with old plastic or other cheap stuff. Of course post burn they feel like heaven but not for long term stays. The Atlantis and Grand Sierra probably have better beds.
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby Annfan » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:04 pm

Thanks everyone! These answers have been great.
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby pink » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:25 pm

I like the Silver Legacy. Usually $49 on exodus night. More on the weekend. When I've left super early and beat exodus and got to Reno at 11am, I had no problem checking in early and getting that first oh so wonderful post playa shower.
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby Eric » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:39 pm

I stay at the Sands every year the Saturday night of Easter weekend. All I can tell you is that it is indeed a room with beds in it, and that those beds work fine for the 3 or 4 hours of drunken sleep I get in them. They are not quite as good if you have 4 or 5 drag-queens jumping on them. (The Silverado's Easter buffet sucks, don't go. Yech.)

We stayed at the Grand Sierra after the Burn last year- comfortable room, decent bed; but the restaurants suck.
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:39 am

Eric wrote:I stay at the Sands every year the Saturday night of Easter weekend. All I can tell you is that it is indeed a room with beds in it, and that those beds work fine for the 3 or 4 hours of drunken sleep I get in them. They are not quite as good if you have 4 or 5 drag-queens jumping on them.

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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby ygmir » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:45 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
Eric wrote:I stay at the Sands every year the Saturday night of Easter weekend. All I can tell you is that it is indeed a room with beds in it, and that those beds work fine for the 3 or 4 hours of drunken sleep I get in them. They are not quite as good if you have 4 or 5 drag-queens jumping on them.

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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:46 am

(I can't see the image. Knowing yggy it's some "Nuns having Fun" on a trampoline...)
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby ygmir » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:47 am

theCryptofishist wrote:(I can't see the image. Knowing yggy it's some "Nuns having Fun" on a trampoline...)

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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby Nipple » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:54 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Eric wrote:I stay at the Sands every year the Saturday night of Easter weekend. All I can tell you is that it is indeed a room with beds in it, and that those beds work fine for the 3 or 4 hours of drunken sleep I get in them. They are not quite as good if you have 4 or 5 drag-queens jumping on them.

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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:02 pm

Wow. I think nipple just went up a grade to master eplaya snark.
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby karlbaba » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:04 pm

For folks interested in the Burning Man afterparty pool chill thing. The Grand Sierra is having a 72 hours 50% sale on rooms. Don't use the BURN12 code (good for 20% off otherwise and during the blackout dates) or it goes up $40!

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Offer valid: Sunday - Thursday. (Guest can still book Fri/Sat, but discount only applies to midweek).
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby pink » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:15 pm

I got an email from the Silver Legacy last night-Sun-Thurs, rooms are $36. Code HOT. have to be booked online. I was literally sweating in the parking lot of the Save Mart today, and decided I really wanted one last shower & a bed. Booked on my phone right then and there, and drove the 5 blocks or so. They now have room coffee, although no fridge. Dinner tonight: the steak & lobster special. $15.99 after the coupon they gave me at checkin.
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby RedHeaven » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:04 pm

Last year I went to the Peppermill on Monday night, it was a freakin trip. Its up from the main part of the city but if you get a Tuscany suite it is pretty epic. Lots of haggard burners and crazy huge castle like ambiance. A little scary but pretty darn nice. $100 but I think I have a discount code....I'll post it if I find that darn paper with it on it. I want to go there again!
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:29 pm

We took up the Grand Sierra on their sale and booked the pimp king suite with marble bathroom and all for $170 for two nights. Hey.. live a little. This is a once a year vacation, after all.
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby Jackass » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:01 pm

I'm down with harrahs, between my gf and I we give them our player card #s and usually get a comped free room. Plenty of good food within a 5 min. stroll and the beds will have you feelin like a million bucks. The good thing about it is it's off peak time before and after the burn, no matter where you choose rooms are pretty cheap, and after the desert you can even stay at circus circus and feel like a king!
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby karlbaba » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:49 pm

Speaking of Circus Circus, They have a 50% off special today. You can get a room for $30 plus tax n stuff. Saw that in expedia. Expires in 6 hours
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby VultureChow » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:58 am

I stayed at the Sands last year, but I'm getting a suite near the airport with a fridge this year. Ground level parking and the ability to chill and freeze things before they go in the coolers. I'm going to request a room on the ground floor near an exterior door.

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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby missprism » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:43 am

any experiences with peppermill? i'm eyeing the room with the hot tub inside the suite...that should be amazing after a week on playa.
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby Dr. Pyro » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:14 am

Barbie Death Village will renegotiate the Sands deal for those of you who treasure value over image. Look for details come spring.
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby Krokodyle » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:40 am

missprism wrote:any experiences with peppermill? i'm eyeing the room with the hot tub inside the suite...that should be amazing after a week on playa.


You sold me once you started talking hot tub in the room. Added this to my budget list. :P
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby junglesmacks » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:55 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:Barbie Death Village will renegotiate the Sands deal for those of you who treasure value saving a few pennies over image sleeping on beds stuffed with random materials. Look for details come spring.


Fixed that for you..

FWIW, Hotwire and Priceline had 3 and 4 star hotels for $35-ish a night. Reno is awash with hotels with empty rooms looking to fill them and there's always deals around..
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby karlbaba » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:02 pm

go to the Grand Sierra Hotel Website and sign up for their casino club in advance for free. They send the free room deals to members from time to time

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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby junglesmacks » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:03 pm

karlbaba wrote:go to the Grand Sierra Hotel Website and sign up for their casino club in advance for free. They send the free room deals to members from time to time

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There's also the BURN13 code you can use right now which further brings the price down.
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby 9ah » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:23 pm

billsagerthon wrote:If you need a good bed I discovered some of The Sands beds are new but stuffed with old plastic or other cheap stuff.



Should we all instead book at your recommendation in Oz?
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby 9ah » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:25 pm

missprism wrote:any experiences with peppermill? i'm eyeing the room with the hot tub inside the suite...that should be amazing after a week on playa.


There rooms are pretty nice (didn't stay there myself) and they have a pretty nice pool/bar setup.
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Re: Hotels in Reno

Postby junglesmacks » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:17 pm

9ah wrote:
missprism wrote:any experiences with peppermill? i'm eyeing the room with the hot tub inside the suite...that should be amazing after a week on playa.


There rooms are pretty nice (didn't stay there myself) and they have a pretty nice pool/bar setup.



Yeah.. the Peppermill looks sick, I have to admit.

BUT. Some will bitch about it, but the afterparty at the Grand Sierra is um.. pretty fun 8)

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