You’re coming into the Reno/Tahoe area for a nice vacay, and you want to find the perfect accommodations. Lucky for you, that’s going to be one of the easiest things about your trip because there are endless choices no matter what type of place you’re looking for. The Reno hotel scene can boast that it has the highest of the highest end resort accommodations, and that’s not an empty boast. The major casinos offer hotel rooms that will knock your socks off with their opulence and the resort amenities that go along with the package. Lake Tahoe hotels are quite varied, with several top-notch resorts adding in the glitz, older motels providing affordable (and kinda quirky and fun) options and a whole host of in betweens. Carson City hotels feature many national name brands that are trusted and true along with casino hotels and locally owned properties. Visiting the Stay section of each site here will help make your Reno/Tahoe hotel selection much easier!
The luxurious casino resort hotels are often as much of as draw as the gambling opportunities you’re afforded inside them. These rooms and suites rival any mind-blowing place you’ve ever stayed. But, unlike some of those places, you don’t have to mortgage your house to pay the bill. You can actually get some very reasonable rates! Of course, not all the Reno hotels come in such extravagant digs. Many visitors are drawn to the older, but nicely maintained, Reno hotels and motels that have been there for decades. They certainly give you the feel for old Reno, and for folks who will be spending more time on the casino floor, out and about in the city itself or pursuing outdoor adventures for most of your stay, a simple place to lay your head at night works just fine. If you like to stick with a specific chain, you’ll find all the major and minor ones here too. RVing is also a popular choice, and given the abundance of RV parks, the ability to drive or pull your own Reno hotel along with you is a great way to go.
Lake Tahoe Hotels
As with everything Tahoe, the hotel scene is enhanced by the different personality that each Lake Tahoe town has. Since South Lake Tahoe is the largest of these towns, it stands to reason that the hotel choices there are the widest, with everything from casino hotels with lots of pop to simple campgrounds and national brand properties. Truckee comes in a close second though. Here you can opt to stay in a Tahoe hotel that’s more than 140 years old, a lodge that sits atop Donner Summit at an elevation of 7,000 feet, top end resorts, cozy B&Bs, campgrounds, inexpensive inns and true-to-the-area lodges. Tahoe City has fewer offerings, but the range in properties makes for an interesting accommodation scene. Here you can stay in an actual mansion on the beach all the way to a budget inn situated right in the middle of everything. Squaw Valley’s hotels are mostly about proximity to the slopes or the river, and their X factor ranges from quaint ambiance to high class appeal. Move on to Kings Beach and you get the kind of Lake Tahoe hotels that the area grew up with. There are cabins, studios, condos, rooms and resorts, almost all within strolling distance of the lake. Incline Village, being on the Nevada side of the lake, offers several casino hotels, a major resort hotel and several lodges that also offer lakeside cabins. In the midst of a perfect snow season or lovely summer months, these Tahoe hotels will be in high demand, so make your reservations early.
Carson City Hotels
Carson City’s heritage shows up in many of their downtown hotels with modern and comfy updates within buildings that date back a century or more. Here, you’re in the midst of restaurants, shops, casinos, attractions and the action of the state legislators. There’s also an event center/hotel located in the center of town. Fanning out from the city center, you’ll also find a charming bed and breakfast inn that’s also a working ranch, a nice choice of national name brand Carson City hotels where you have a very good idea of what your stay will be like and good options in the neighboring towns of Minden and Gardnerville where rates will be lower. For most of the downtown properties, it’s a good idea to get reservations well in advance to be guaranteed the Carson City hotel you prefer, but unless there’s a big event in town, you’re likely fine for same-day reservations at the others.