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Club Cal Neva Hotel Casino
Ranked #26 of 64 Hotels in Reno
Reviewed 30 June 2013

I used to play a lot at this casino a few years back, the slots were loose, blackjack is $3 a hand and there were great food/drink deals/atmosphere in the sportsbook.
Well, the only thing going for this place now is the $3 blackjack, this place badly needs a renovation, it attracts a lot of deadbeats, in the sportsbook, i overheard a conversation between a couple of bettors comparing the hardest stretch in prison they had.
Anyway, the reason for this review is I booked a night at the hotel which is opposite the casino itself on the other side of the street,not that you would know that and I had to ask some a casino dealer.
The rate was very cheap so you shouldnt expect much but I will never go back again. What would have been nice even with a cheap rate would be some sort of comps to use in the casino or a continental breakfast, no.
My room was on the 15th floor and the room itself was adequate, clean, all the facilities worked, the TV was a big box and there was no menu for additional features.
Later that night my "Adventure" here started.
I got into the rickety old elevator to get to the 15th floor and It was making some creaking, odd noises and then stopped suddenly on the 7th floor. This was an old machine, there was no safety certificate on display and so at half past midnight, I was stuck in there.
To give credit to the hotel staff, they were very helpful, I was able to call down to the lobby and they tried to reset the elevator and then called the elevator company to get someone out to fix this. And a very nice security guard called Les came up to the floor I was on and chit-chatted with me until the elevator company man came.
After about an hour, I was freed from my 12 by 6 "cell" and just wanted to go to sleep but the guy next door had his TV on full volume. The guy would not open his door with security pounding on it, around 30 mins later, they barged their way in and i heard the guy say he was sleeping thru all of this.
Maybe I was a bit unlucky with these couple of incidents but I would only stay here as a last resort, there are much better low budget alternatives in the downtown area

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

I spent the night on the 15th floor of the Cal Neva Hotel in Reno. For $35 it was fine, clean, quiet, comfortable. I couldn't access the internet in my room or the lobby which was frustrating. The shuttle doesn't run to the airport any earlier the 8am, so be mindful of that. The front desk was friendly and the hot bath pleasant.
The hotel is across th

Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
1  Thank bogotastrippers
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Reviewed 26 June 2013 via mobile

Reno as a whole seems to be so interested in making money now that they don`t update or even properly maintain their assets. Room felt dirty, mattress and furniture was beyond gently used into "yardsale" level. Paneling on ceiling to patch who knows what. Overall sad.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

I was at the Cal-Neva for some slot play. Had to go to the only working ATM like machine. Used my card then went to the cashier for the 50. bucks. After all the paper work she said she needed my fingerprint. For real!! I told her that I had never been asked for fingerprints in my life (except for my Passport) and said no. She told me that the transaction had already gone through and this was for "my protection." Well the fee was $4.50, and there was never any mention or sign of being finger printed. I gave my print....but was real pissed. Got bothered by some pan handlers, no security people on the floor. Real bad experience, never going back....Used to be one of my favorite places...

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

This was my first stay at the Cal-Neva after many stays in Reno. I will look at staying here next time. The staff was friendly and helpful. My room was clean and quiet. But, don't be in a hurry because the elevators are the slowest. The shuttle service to the airport was something that I didn't think was available, but it was. If possible, eat at the Cal-Neva Top Deck restaurant when it opens up at 6:30 in the morning. After walking from the hotel, you will have flashed back to the Reno and Vegas of the 70's when casinos and restaurants were both fun and interesting. This stay reminded me why Reno is the best gambling city versus Vegas which has lost its identity by replacing casinos with personalities with mega buildings that all have the same sterile lack of atmosphere. Stayed and ate here, took in the shows and ate at the other casinos, watched the Aces play. Made for a great stay and Cal-Neva was my home base while we were here. Thanks

Room Tip: As you get higher up the view gets even better. The mountains in the morning and the lights of the...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Doccee
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

The Cal Neva is a older hotel. I have stayed there for the last 3 years or so and if you are just doing an overnight stay with no high expectation then this is it. I only stay here when the rooms are on sale for $39 plus tax because I don't think it's worth the $79 they try to charge. The TV is outdated and sits on a low dresser, the view I had in my room was breathtaking looking at the Truckee River and the mountains. The staff is great and they valet for free so overall it's a nice place to stay if you are not looking for something upscale. The Cal Neva Casino is right across the street so It worked out great.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Supernick22
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

The hotel would get 2 stars. While the night rate was very cheap, the amenties were pretty awful. While the room was non-smoking, the floor smelled smoky. The room was small, in obvious disrepair and of average cleanliness. The "free internet" had terrible reception and ridiculously slow connection speed.

The casino itself would get 3.5 stars. I'm not much of a gambler so the fact that they have cheap tables is a great selling point to me (minimum 50 cent bets on roulette vs. $1 at neighboring casinos). The weekend karaoke crowd is also quite lively.

All in all, averages to a 3 star experience: you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank cjfernan
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Address: 38 E 2nd St, Reno, NV 89501-1410
Region: United States > Nevada > Reno
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 64 Hotels in Reno
Price Range: £21 - £30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Club Cal Neva Hotel Casino 3*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Club Cal Neva opened on April 2, 1962 in downtown Reno, Nevada. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Reno, is just minutes from the areas major convention and events facilities including just 2 blocks away from the National Bowling Stadium, the new MLB Triple A baseball stadium and Reno Events Center. The hotel offers some of Northern Nevada's lowest rates on comfortable and spacious rooms including rooms with views of the Truckee River. The casino features over 1000 loose slots and table games and was selected by USA Today as "one of 10 great places to court Lady Luck." Three floors of casino gaming action and six restaurants span 2 downtown city blocks! Inside you'll find downtown Reno's largest Race and Sportsbook, voted "Best Race and Sportsbook" by locals year after year. Two giant parking garages make it easy to park, stay and play! ... more   less 
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