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
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Club Cal Neva Hotel Reno
- Hotel Cal Neva
- Cal Neva Reno
- Cal Neva Hotel Reno
- Club Cal Neva Hotel Casino Reno, Nevada