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Carson Valley Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Minden
Certificate of Excellence
Van Nuys CA
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67 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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“Best in the area”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We spent three nights there and it was great. The hotel looks as if it belongs in the High Sierras with the woodsy look and feel. Ample free parking or valet service.Check in was no problem, staff extremely friendly. Rooms large and bathroom's very spacious and clean. Hotel staff seem to be always cleaning hallways and etc but not so you really notice. A kid friendly large indoor pool and two spa tubs in a separate glass inclosed area with no chlorine order in either area. Comfortable seating at pool side and in the spa room. Katie's rest. you can't beat for service and price, open 24 hrs, daily dinner specials around $6 and the food is good. Next door is Saletti's rest. free glass of wine or draft beer with the early bird dinner. The casino is fun with a multitude of penny slots or table games. A good family friendly Inn.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Another trip to Minden visiting family which meant another stay at CVI. Been coming here for over 30 years and have watched the place blossom to what it is now.

Rooms are updated spacious and well maintained. Staff is always friendly. If you can, upgrade to one of their suites, it's well worth it.

Gaming is always good.

Katie's serves up quality low cost meals. For a more high end meal, eat at CV Steak. Everything is good.

Beer selection at bars is decent with a few local beers in bottles (wish they offered them on tap).

We'll be back, just not sure when.

Stayed July 2014
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

This was my second stay at CVI. Wonderful experience. The put me in one of their Suites which was very very nice! Private Patio. Big Screen TV. Dining Table plus full Bar. Steam Shower. Room was clean and neat. Wish the hotel had room service. That's the only negative I would state about the CVI. Every employee smiled and greeted me during my stay and the staff at the Casino were top notch. I highly recommend a stay there if you are in the area

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

I stayed two nights in the hotel portion of the Carson Valley Inn. We were told on arrival that the first floor were smoking rooms but second and third floors were the non smoking rooms. The room was very clean and spacious. The hotel also houses a good size Casino and a couple of restaurants. The staff was very friendly and the food at the restaurants was very good. One restaurant is a coffee shop/family type place and the other is a very nice steakhouse. The outside appearance of the hotel does not look like it is anything special but our expectations were definitely exceeded. Would not hesitate to stay there again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Manteca, California
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

We upgraded to a suite because there were four of us. It was awesome, beautiful room, full living room, bar area and large bedroom area. The restaurants had great food and home made pastries. Didn't swim but have nice indoor pool and fitness center, also two hot tubs.

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Carnelian Bay, Ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We attended a dinner in Minden so decided to spend the night. Made reservation and chose the Motorlodge section since it was about $30 less than the main bldg. The exterior and interior were very nice. The room was clean and spacious, but I couldn't handle the smell of the new carpet pad, a noxious rubbery smell. I wanted to leave the window open while we went to dinner, but it opened to the walkway so that wouldn't have been secure. Every time I awoke during the night I was overwhelmed by that odor. I mentioned it at checkout and the clerk acted like he never heard of such a thing.

No elevators so get a first floor if stairs are an issue. You can drive to the main building if the one block walk is too much. We had a great breakfast at the coffee shop next morning.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We arrived at the hotel, and were told that we would be staying at their Motor Lodge which is about a block away. I had booked through the Delta Airlines website and nowhere did it say this. We did not even know there was another part of the hotel. We asked if we could be transferred to the main hotel and were told they did not have anything available for our stay. I can understand that since it was last minute that we asked. The front desk clerk told us that the motorlodge had been theough a upgrade and that it was beautiful inside. When we entered (and by the way if you have a hard time walking ask for a ground floor unit as there is no elevator) it really looked like nothing had been done to the room since the 80's. I am not saying it was old or dirty but if it had been through an upgrade I would have expected more. Another thing I could not understand as since there are 2 beds in the room, why was there only 1 extra blanket in the closet, than seemed odd to me.
On the whole it was just an ok experience to us, and if I had known they just built a brand new Holiday Inn Express down the street and we would have stayed there instead.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Carson Valley Inn
Address: 1627 US Highway 395 North, Minden, NV 89423-4323
Region: United States > Nevada > Minden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Minden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Carson Valley Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 223
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carson Valley Inn is a full service hotel/casino located in Minden, Nevada 15 miles south of Carson City and 20 minutes from world class skiing at Heavenly at Tahoe. We are 25 minutes from the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. The Carson Valley Inn has been completely remodeled in the last 5 years. Our casino features table games, live poker, 600 slots and Race and Sports Book. We have two lounges, one with free live entertainment nightly. Our main hotel features a pool, spas, business center and fitness facility. WE have free Wifi. For our value conscious guests we have a motor lodge adjacent to the main hotel. We also have an RV Resort featuring full hook-ups and shower facilities. There is a laundromat. Restaurants: In CV Steak, enjoy great dining, exceptional value and a comfortable atmosphere perfect for a special occasion, casual gathering with friends, or a let's-not-cook-tonight escape. Katie's Country Kitchen, our 24-hour coffee shop has a comfortable atmosphere, generous menu selections, and value-packed specials that makes this restaurant a favorite among locals and hotel and RV park guests. Katie's Nightly Dinner Specials. Stop by Job's Perk for morning coffee, pastries, sandwiches, afternoon snacks and wine. The Carson Valley Inn has 6000 square feet of meeting space and TJ's Corral is our concert venue featuring some of the biggest names in country and rock & roll. ... more   less 
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Carson Valley Minden
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