Cal Neva Resort Spa And Casino

2 Stateline Rd, Crystal Bay, NV 89402
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Bad (2.0 out of 5.0) 2 reviews
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Old Time Charm

by written on October 8, 2009

Called Lady of the Lake," was built originally by wealthy San Francisco businessman Robert P. Sherman in 1926 as a guesthouse for friends and clients. It was modeled after the log cabin in the Broadway play "LIGHTNIN," with Will Rogers. The Cal Neva Resort and Casino soon became a favorite of celebrities and socialites. Unfortunately it burned down on May 17, 1937, but was rebuilt in just over thirty days by Norman Biltz and Adler Larson, both Tahoe pioneers.

The Cal Neva Resort. Spa & Casino has seen many revamps and has had many owners such as "Pretty Boy," "Bones," and "Baby Face" during the 1940's and 1950's. Frank Sinatra was probably the most notable of its many owners from 1960 to 1963. Sinatra added the famous Celebrity Showroom and entertained celebrities from around the world. Such celebrities as Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Juliet Prowse, and Marilyn Monroe sang in the Celebrity Showroom and the Indian Room.

What makes this resort so special among all the others is, the Lady of the Lake is built right on the California and Nevada state line. If you venture into the Indian Room wonder over to the fireplace you will see the line that divides the room from the California and Nevada side. Take some time and wonder around the room and checkout all the historic photographs.

Unique Quality: We have not stayed here, but wondered around to see that it has that old time charm of what the old typical gambling casino. Yet, if you step outside by the pool, you'll have some fabulous views of the bay.

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Hard to believe...

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 26, 2007

We tried to Priceline this hotel with bids staring at $70 on up to $110 with no success. WE wanted to stay at this hotel for a wedding that was being held there which we were attending. Rack rate for a partial lake view room was $129 plus tax. The best we could do was $119 plus tax.
This hotel is in dire need of a renovation. It is a shame as it could really shine, especially given its historic significance. It just doesnt justify the high rates they are charging in its present condition. On the plus side, the staff was friendly and helpful and rooms were clean.
It just needs a facelift.

Unique Quality: Old and worn.

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Cal Neva Resort Spa And Casino

We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:

  • Cal Neva Lodge
  • Cal-neva Hotel Crystal Bay

Address: 2 Stateline Rd, Crystal Bay, NV 89402

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Amenities at Cal Neva Resort Spa And Casino

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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