Best Western Airport Plaza

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

1981 Terminal Way, Reno, Nevada, 89502, United States
BEST WESTERN Airport Plaza Hotel
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Costs 25% less but rated 11% lower than other 3.5 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families75
  • Couples54
  • Solo70
  • Business58

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Buffets in Reno

by califtraveler

OK Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines. I will be in Reno for 3 days in early October. Am a great fan of buffets and curious as to your favorites there. I'm staying at ElDorado and hear their buffet is pretty good. Also, why do most of the hotels offer a 2 for 1 deal for seniors? I'm a senior but travel alone. Why don't they just offer a discount for seniors?

Re: Buffets in Reno

by Agraichen

Buffets? I'm sorry, I can't stand them, but enjoy. LOL... Haven't commuted to Reno in a couple of years since my inlaws moved on but all the larger casinos always "say" they have the best. As for 2-1 it's nothing but a come on to get more people in. Just pick someone out of the crowd and see they'll split the bill with you.

Re: Buffets in Reno

by travelgourmet

It seems as though the hotels in both Las Vegas and Reno are upping the standard of food at buffets. The El Dorado has the best overall buffet, in my opinion, with the Peppermill right up there. The dessert offerings at Island Buffet at Peppermill might be of a higher quality than El Dorado. Some say that Toucan Charlie's Buffet and Grille at the Atlanis Resort has the best and that the locals go there, per my brother, who lives in Reno. I have not been there as of yet, but ol'Betsy is looking for some road time and I will most likely try Toucan Charlie's in September. One of my favorites is in Sparks, next door to Reno. The Nugget has the Rotisserie Buffet that may not have as many choices but I found the quality excellent and their homemade pies are delicious.

Re: Buffets in Reno

by Jamesr3939

It has been a few years, but my #1 would be the Peppermill. Don't recall ever doing the El Dorado as I usually hit Brew's Brothers for food and beer. Down side to Peppermill is that it is some distance from where you are staying.

Re: Buffets in Reno

by DSwede

I agree with the above. My vote would be between the Peppermill or the El Dorado. However all the others are improving their standards.

Re: Buffets in Reno

by PinkFloydActuary

I was out in Reno earlier this year and tried a couple of them - Toucan Charlies in Atlantis was really good. The first stop you need to make is over at the slot club, which can get you a few bucks off your bill. The buffet has a number of the standby stations - Italian, Chinese, Mexican, a carvery, and of course, peeled shrimp. Just sampling a little of everything took me two trips through the buffet line, because there was a lot to try. I found some of the vegetable dishes to be fantastic. They also have a "gourmet" salad station where they will make a salad to order. Finally, there were a number of great cakes and ice cream to polish things off. This is one of the best buffets, not only in Reno, but in my experience period! I also went to the Lodge buffet in Grand Sierra - my feeling here was the food was decent enough, but the selection was way too limited to give it a positive review. A couple of years ago, I went to the Island Buffet in the Peppermill - this would be up near the top of the list as well - the only downside I recall was that the desserts were stale (if you're into desserts!)

So, I'd give very high marks to Atlantis and Peppermill.

Travel Tips for Reno

Rest Stops

by Yaqui

Crossing the Sierra Nevada on I-80 they have rest areas on either side. This one is off of I-80 East side, which crosses Donner Summit (Euer Saddle) at 7,239 feet elevation.

Here is a link to know which rest stops are openREST AREAS

If you can, come to Reno the...

by skreno

If you can, come to Reno the first week of August for 'Hot August Nights'. It is a week long celebration for the 1950's. Hundreds of thousands of people pack the city for a week with their classic hot rods from the 1930's to the 1970's. It's the biggest classic car show in the country! Make sure to make hotel reservations at least 6 months in advance, because the whole town and surround areas get totally booked up. There are concerts with 50's bands playing all over town. It's a blast all week long.

Can You Win?

by SteveOSF

Casino games are rigged in favor of the casinos. That said, there are a few games where a player can get an edge. But remember, someone has to pay for all those lights. Electricity is not cheap these days, so anyone seeing the strip at night should realize that the casinos must be raking it in from the average players. Anyone can get lucky over a short period of time even while playing a bad game. But after a long period of time, the mathematics of gambling will catch up and put the money where the odds favor it to go.

Skilled players can reduce the house's odds and in a few games even tilt the odds into their favor. So what games can be legally beaten in the long run by a skilled player? They are poker, blackjack, progressive video poker, sports betting, and horse racing. The games that can not be legally defeated in the long run include craps (even though craps enjoys a low house advantage), non-progressive slot machines, non-progressive video poker machines, roulette, let-it-ride, and keno.

Note I said legally because professional cheaters do exist and may be able to get away with defrauding the casino or other players for a while before getting caught. With today's casino surveillance, most of them do get caught. Cheaters are dealt with harshly by the casinos and the law.

Winning at gambling is no easy business. One who wins more than they loose is known as an advantage player. Advantage play takes a lot of work and has its risks. There are easier ways to make a living. But there are those who choose this endeavor.

For average players, the best that can be hoped for is to have fun playing the games while minimizing losses. Perhaps comps can make the losses worthwhile. But usually the casinos want to track you to make sure they are not giving away more than they take. The important thing is to keep one's expectations realistic and never risk more than one can afford.

National Bowling Stadium

by mcpangie

There are a handful of competitions held in Reno each year, and participants come from far and wide. When the ABC Masters were in town and I went to watch some of the games. It's interesting to watch people who excel at something I find so difficult! They won't let you take flash pictures inside, it might disturb to bowlers.

Swipe Your Card

by mcpangie

The Peppermill Casino in Reno offers a promotional game called Peppermillions for comp players. You swipe your card at their kiosk for the opportunity to win a free deck of cards, a free night at the hotel, a boosted bet at the black jack tables, immediate cash to use, or the opportunity to win big at a quarterly drawing! One Sunday I won $500 on the Big Spin drawing when my name was chosen.

From what I can tell, the Peppermill has the best comp program in Reno, offering a variety of bonus opportunities for their faithful customers. But even for visitors the comps will rack up quickly. When I just visited Reno I comped enough for free meals. The day I won $500 a first time player won that much with theit free ticket.


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Address: 1981 Terminal Way, Reno, Nevada, 89502, United States