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Is the Grand Sierra Resort the nicest in Reno?

Last edit: Romaman on Wednesday, 4th May 2011 5:04 pm
Last response by edrock 12th October 1:02am

I have visited all Reno casinos and found the Sierra resort to be the nicest (not really surprised since it use to be the old MGM Grand).

Do you guys agree or is there a better place out there?

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 Chuckmonster responded on Wednesday, 4th May 2011

Silver Legacy and El Dorado.

 Shannon responded on Wednesday, 4th May 2011

I like the peppermill. Trippiest walk to your room you'll ever take.

 Chuckmonster replied on Thursday, 5th May 2011


 simpsonlasvegas responded on Thursday, 5th May 2011

No, the Grand Sierra has slipped a lot since the eighties. There are a number of better places. The Peppermill has a relatively new tower (and new rooms and amenities) and the Silver Legacy is the newest big hotel in Reno (Siena is the newest small hotel, not quite a decade old). Harrah's Reno, I think, is still better than the G.S. But the best in town, in my opinion, is the Eldorado.

 Chuckmonster replied on Thursday, 5th May 2011

i like Eldorado too... it has real time warp charm... you actually feel like you are in a mountain gold rush town speakeasy with the woodsy charm and fantastically evocative fonts/signage.

 motoman replied on Saturday, 21st May 2011

Wow. Stayed at El Dorado back in the '80s, before discovering Vegas (or before there was as much Vegas to discover).

Liked it a lot, although our room was very small (it was the most basic, we were too cheap to spring for one of the bigger floorplans).

Glad to hear the place is holding up.

 sbpewsaw responded on Friday, 6th May 2011

Peppermill Tuscany Tower FTW!

 rowezone54 responded on Friday, 6th May 2011

We stayed 2 nights over Easter weekend at the Grand Sierra. I was shocked by how nice the place was...for Reno at least. It was a last minute family meeting place for groups from Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle and Fresno. The restaurants were well above average and drink service is prompt and heavy with a nice 1st time tip. My wife and I were at the roulette table for over an hour, we tipped $5 apiece for our first drink and we didn't have to ask for a refill the rest of our time at the table. The cocktail servers remembered us for the next day and half because of it. We tipped a minimum of $2 per drink each time we got one. Went to the dingy downtown and was not excited to be walking around, its a little scary. Never got over to Atlantis, but spent about 3 hours at was unlike anything else I have ever seen. Hotel/Casino on acid???? Yes

 Drake responded on Tuesday, 10th May 2011

I vote for the Silver Legacy and Eldorado, and would recommend either. Both are nicer than Harrah's Reno which is definitely worn around the edges in comparison.

Stayed at SL and Harrah's Reno last July. Didn't make it to the Grand Sierra.

 Drake responded on Tuesday, 10th May 2011

Wasn't Grand Sierra the former Reno Hilton?

 mjames1229 replied on Thursday, 26th May 2011

Yes, it used to be the Reno Hilton, and before that an MGM Grand.

I believe the Peppermill Tuscany Tower, the Atlantis and Silver Legacy are all better properties than the Grand Sierra. The Siena has just been remodeled and reopened, but I haven't been there to compare.

 edrock replied on Wednesday, 12th October 2011

I believe after it was the MGM and before it was the Hilton, it was Bally's.