Hotels in Reno, Nevada, Close to Circus Circus

by Laura Latzko

Circus Circus Reno Hotel and Casino offers live cabaret acts, carnival games, acrobatic acts and dog stunt shows. Although people staying at the hotel are closest to the live circus acts, Reno offers downtown hotels within a short walk of Circus Circus Reno Hotel and Casino. Many of these hotels are located near the city’s amusement parks, science center, wildlife center, zoo, art museum, minor-league baseball stadiums or live music venues. Area hotels offer casinos, outdoor swimming pools, bars or restaurants with live music, or guest rooms with hot tubs.

Eldorado Hotel Casino

Located about three blocks from Circus Circus Reno Hotel and Casino, the Eldorado Hotel Casino is within walking distance of the National Automobile Museum, a vintage and celebrity vehicle museum. The hotel offers restaurants, lounges, and an entertainment venue illuminated by vibrant lights and colors; the atrium has a fountain and colorful sculptures with undersea themes. You have a choice of eating at a bar and restaurant with live piano music nightly, a 24-hour casual-dining restaurant with specialty desserts, or a modern-style grill restaurant with a soup and salad buffet. An in-house pub restaurant features live bands every night, and a concert hall hosts comedians, magicians, musicians, bands and Broadway musicals. The casino offers weekly slots and blackjack tournaments. Guests enjoy complimentary water inside the fitness center. The hotel offers a car rental service in its mezzanine area, which also features gift and jewelry stores. Suites come with sectional couches, glass dining room tables, armoires, bathroom counters with stools or wrap-around bar areas.

Terrible’s Sands Regency Casino Hotel

Terrible’s Sands Regency Casino Hotel sits about four blocks from Circus Circus Reno Hotel and Casino and within five minutes from Wilbur D. May Center, a facility with an arboretum and an international artifact museum. Guest rooms with multicolored bedspreads and couches help to create a flashy atmosphere inside the hotel. The on-site casino offers poker tournaments, and the hotel has live bands and musical acts every weekend. A shuttle service runs to and from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport; an on-site ski shop rents out skiing and snowboarding equipment, and also cleans and repairs equipment. An in-house fitness center offers steam rooms, saunas and massage treatments. Most suites come with jetted bathtubs, views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and dining room tables with chairs for two to four guests, and some feature bar areas with metal bar stools and multiple sofas.

Plaza on the River

Located about a half mile from Circus Circus Reno Hotel and Casino, the Plaza on the River hotel sits near the Truckee River, a popular kayaking spot, and within 20 minutes of family-friendly attractions such as the Sierra Safari Zoo and the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center. The hotel offers traditional-style rooms and public spaces decorated with basic colors. A sundeck sits beside a rooftop hot tub, and green-and-white-striped awnings surround the indoor pool. The hotel provides complimentary movies from an on-site library upon request, and has a same-day dry cleaning service. An on-site game room offers pool tables. Certain guest rooms and suites provide kitchens with ovens, stoves, full-size refrigerators and wooden cabinets; some rooms come with hot tubs and wooden dining room tables.

Harrah’s Reno Hotel and Casino

Harrah’s Reno Hotel and Casino sits about 0.6 miles from Circus Circus Reno Hotel and Casino and within walking distance of the Nevada Museum of Art, a facility with regional paintings from the 19th through the 21st centuries. Brightly colored furniture and walls add to the vibrant atmosphere of the hotel. The casino offers poker and Keno tournaments. In-house dining options include a Starbucks café; a buffet-style restaurant with Mexican, Italian, Chinese, and American-style foods; and a Japanese steakhouse with a sushi bar. An on-site spa offers a beauty salon and nail, massage and facial treatment packages, and the lounge has live musicians and bands on Friday and Saturday nights. Many guest rooms and suites offer views of Reno’s skyline, multiple arm chairs and entertainment centers. Hotel packages include tickets to live shows, participation in wine-tasting events, rounds of golf at a nearby course or lift tickets at area ski resorts.

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