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Reno's version of the Strip?

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Reno's version of the Strip?

I am new to this forum and have never been to Reno. What street is the equivalent of the Las Vegas strip? We would like to stay in the center of things the first time we go. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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1. Re: Reno's version of the Strip?

North Virginia Street. is the "strip" .Most of the casinos are in very close proximity to each other ie:Circus Circus , Sands. etc: The exception would be the Peppermill Atlantis or the Hilton. They are out of town. Check the Reno Hotels listings in this forum.

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2. Re: Reno's version of the Strip?

Thank you for your quick reply. Of the hotels on this street, do you have any personal recomendations?

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3. Re: Reno's version of the Strip?

The Fritzgeralds is really good it's small but friendly, Harrahs is more pricey but I found the staff there not as friendly, motels I hear can be a problem, I've stayed in a few but I'd rather be at a hotel. I am coming end of July and am staying at the Circus Circus it's connected to the Eldorado and the Silver Legacy. They are all pretty comparable depends what you are looking for.If you book your room online you get a much better rate than if you just show up. There are special internet rates. The prices go up on weekends and for special events, like HOT AUGUST NIGHTS So try to book early, You can use this forum to pick a hotel and just go to their home page they will have the prices there...Good luck..PS Vegas is huge and a lot more going on but I prefer Reno, One casino is pretty much the same as the next where-ever you go but I enjoy Virginia City Carson City as an extra attraction without the huge volume of people .I also find the people of Reno much friendlier. Enjoy your trip...Brenda

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4. Re: Reno's version of the Strip?

Hi,

I visit Reno quite frequently and have stayed just about everywhere. my personal prefernce is The Peppermill. www.peppermillreno.com It is away from the main downtown casino area though.

If you are looking to stay downtown, then i would recomend the Eldorado or Harrahs. You can find really good rates in Reno on all the properties. It's much less expensive then Vegas. Whatever you do, avoid the Silver LEgacy. It is overpriced for what you get in my opinion. The rooms aren't very nice.

Alison

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5. Re: Reno's version of the Strip?

Just so you arn't disapointed Downton Reno is nothing like the Strip. It is more like Downton Vegas minus the Freemont Street Expriance.

Just curious are you coming to Reno for anything in particular?

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Nothing in particular. I have been told by others that Reno is more like the "old Vegas" with lower gambling limits and cheaper prices. I was also told there are less little kids in strollers and running around everywhere like there are in Vegas now. Since I have never been, I just know what I have read and people tell me.

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7. Re: Reno's version of the Strip?

Yes, there are ALOT less children. I can't recall seeing m any at all, excpet for in the Circus Circus. They have an arcade area with carnival type games as well which attracts alot of kids. Other then that, theres practically none. SOmetimes i see them in line for the buffett at teh Peppermill too. Nothing like vegas though.

Reno definelty is alot less expensive then Vegas. it is pretty small. I guess you could kinda compare it to downtown Vegas.

HAve you decided where to stay at yet?

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8. Re: Reno's version of the Strip?

I also wanted to mention that not all the properties have pools. The eldorado adn silver legacy share a pool. it is tiny!!!

The Peppermill has the nices pool. it is good sized.

Take that into consideration.

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9. Re: Reno's version of the Strip?

You want cheap with a pool and close to thr strip try the Sands Regency. The rooms are fairly basic but it is actually a pretty decent place to gamble etc..

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10. Re: Reno's version of the Strip?

We aren't "pool people" so that is not a consideration. We just want a nice comfortable room with a nice casino. My husband likes to have a nice safe place for me to play VP when he can't keep his eyes open and I wan't to keep playing.