Reno Motels

by Mark Heidelberger Google
Reno is a haven for those seeking gaming action and an eventful nightlife.

Reno is a haven for those seeking gaming action and an eventful nightlife.

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Motels in Reno, Nevada, are geared toward travelers who would rather spend their money at the gaming tables than on the accommodations. Amenities and services are typically on the simple side, but room rates are also kept low in order to lure budget-conscious visitors away from the pricier hotel-casinos. Most motel properties are owned and operated by nationally known, brand-name chains, which provides a sense of comfort and reliability, while access to local gaming halls and entertainment venues is close and convenient.

Motel 6 Reno - Livestock Events Center

The Motel 6 Reno is less than a mile from area attractions like the Fleishmann Planetarium, National Bowling Stadium and Reno Livestock Events Center. The property features a coin-operated guest laundry, outdoor swimming pool with sundeck, and high-speed wireless Internet access in all public and private areas for a small daily fee. Public transportation is nearby, as well as inexpensive family restaurants like Denny's and Carrows. Clean and simple guest rooms come with premium cable channels and direct-dial phones with free local calling. Handicapped-accessible rooms are available upon request. Guests must be 18 years or older to check in, although their children stay free. Additionally, well-behaved pets and service animals are welcome.

Super 8 Reno/University Area

The AAA-approved, two-diamond Super 8 Reno/University Area motel is convenient to a number of local casinos, like Bonanza and the Hilton, while the University of Nevada Reno and Mackey Stadium are directly across the street. Guests swim in the seasonal outdoor pool and indulge in a complimentary continental breakfast served daily. Free parking is also provided for vehicles of all types, including trucks, buses and RVs. For lunch and dinner, several eateries like the Little Waldorf Grill and Record Street Cafe are within walking distance. Each guest room is furnished with either king or queen beds and a 25-inch cable television with HBO. In addition, the front desk is staffed 24 hours a day, and Wyndham Rewards members redeem points for free overnight stays.

Desert Rose Inn

The 97-room Desert Rose Inn is only minutes from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport and Reno-Sparks Convention Center, while several of the area's most famous casinos and wedding chapels are just a short walk. The property also provides easy access to the Great Reno Balloon Race, held annually at Rancho San Rafael Park. On-site amenities range from incoming fax service to ice machines to an outdoor pool open from May to October. A diverse array of restaurants are situated close by such as Round Table Pizza and Fresh Mex. Guests choose between rooms or suites with one king or two double beds and mountain or city views. Amenities may vary between units, including refrigerators, microwaves, leather sofas and Jacuzzi tubs. This property also has a firm no-pet policy.

La Quinta Inn Reno

The AAA-rated two-diamond La Quinta Inn Reno is located just off Route 395 near the Reno Arch, the National Automobile Museum, Meadowood Mall and the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino. Guests enjoy express check-out service, property-wide Wi-Fi access, a swimming pool, laundry room and free airport shuttle that runs every half hour between 5:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. A light breakfast bar serves waffles, fresh fruit and all-you-can-drink hot and cold beverages, while lunch and dinner options include nearby eateries like Claim Jumper and La Vecchia Italian Restaurant. The motel's 130 guest rooms are spread over two floors and feature plush bedding, sofas or easy chairs, and dataport phones with voice mail capability. Select rooms also have microwaves.

About the Author

Mark Heidelberger has been writing for more than 22 years, from articles and short stories to novels and screenplays. He is a consummate foodie, loves to travel and has run several businesses, all of which influence his work. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA.

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