Value Score Average Value
Good For Couples
Budget rates & lots of fun
Was visiting Taho for some snowboarding with my sister & her husband.
We traveled over from San Fransisco & wanted to stay on a micro budget.
The hotel was $30 a night for the three of us sharing 2 double beds.
The facility's were clean & the staff helpful.
there is even a hot tub on one of the top floors.
Also, there is an all you can eat buffet for $7 or 8 which is amazing!!
Don't ruin or complicate your wedding day!!
We booked 4 rooms at the Sands regency for our upcoming wedding at the Chapel of The Bells, just down the street from the hotel. The mother of the bride arrived about 45 minutes before the bride and groom, at about noon, and was informed that our rooms (reserved with a credit card, and confirmed) were not available yet, because they had not yet been cleaned. After speaking to the manager, they assigned the parents of the bride to a room on the 15th floor. When the remainder of the party checked in at just before 1, we were also informed that our rooms were not ready because they had not been cleaned. After speaking to the manager, and informing her that we needed at least one room for the wedding party to get ready in, seperate from the parents of the bride's room, and our wedding was scheduled for 2 PM, we were assigned to the one smoking room we had requested. After the ceremony, we returned to the hotel, and were checked into our remaining rooms. The room of the bride and groom STILL had not been cleaned by 3 PM, and we had to call housekeeping and request that it be cleaned. The room one of our party was assigned to was shocked repeatedly by static electricity WHILE TRYING TO SLEEP!! He was only able to sleey for 2-3 hours as a result. The room the bride and groom was in had big stains on the carpet, and a bag full of clothes left from the previous guest sitting on the dresser. Staff at the hotel's small casino (dealers mainly) were unsociable for the most part, and did not interact much with the players. One dealer even coerced one inexperienced player into placing side bets for her. We did well in our winnings, and the service at the upstairs buffet was very good. However the quality of the food itself was no better than truck stop buffets, only with better presentation. Overall, NOT a positive experience, and we will NEVER stay at this hotel again.
Directions: Just off of exit 12, from I-80
Still in need of renovation
We stayed at this hotel/casino again in Dec 2008. This time we were comped in and upgraded to a suite. With the jacuzzi tub set in the middle of the room, next to the bed, it seemed a rather odd arrangement, almost an afterthought. Perhaps it is bad taste to be negative under such
circumstances but I really do not recommend this place unless you are really price conscious. It has a very dreary feeling to it. It is always priced fairly low but with just a little effort you can usually find a much better hotel in the Reno area for about the same price or just slightly more, especially during midweek off season times. Rooms are very dated and very tired looking. Staff is fine if not very outgoing. Good parking.
Unique Quality: Casino hotel
In need of a renovation
We stayed at this hotel on two different occassions in November, 2007. Each stay was for two nights. First stay was on a weekend and we paid $56 total per night. Second stay was on weekdays and we paid $23 total per night. Both stays were prebooked through Cotinental.com and included a special $10/stay booking reduction.
Rooms were large with remote TV's, standard bathroom ammenities. Rooms were dirty, bedding was quite shabby to the point of multiple cigarette burn holes in sheets and comforters. Carpeting in rooms stained. Only two elevators servicing the entire wing, so long waits were the norm. We stayed in non smoking rooms on both visits. We tried Fuzio's, their premier restaurant and found the food to be very mediocre. Staff not helpful or friendly.
Probably hard to complain too much at the weekday rate of $23.
Unique Quality: Close to river, a nice place to walk, weather permitting.
Cheap, clean, and in a good location.
Unique Quality: If you are having a hotel party, this is the hotel for it. When you advise the staff at the front desk that you will be having guests over, they will place you on an end of the hotel where you won't bother other guests. In which case, we were able to party "reno" style, and all the while maintain our stay without dissrupting anyone else.
Sands Regency - a great value in Reno
I've been going to Reno at least once per year for the last 15 years and most of the time, I stay at the Sands. The Sands has always been the best value around with big rooms costing about $40 less than some of the bigger hotels. The rooms are fairly large and are reported to be the largest in Reno. The beds are comfortable, the bathroom comes with a hair dryer and the little shampoo and lotion bottles. The room has a remote controlled TV with about 30 channels and the usual pay-per-view movies. All the employees there are friendly and I've never had too long a wait at check in (although I have seen some long times at times). They have a pretty good comp system that makes it pretty easy to get at least a free meal during your stay. The cocktail service is pretty good and they even have a tequila bar where you can get a real top shelf margarita for only $3.00. There are plenty of slots and table games, not too sure about the sports area. The only 9-6 video poker machines to be found are at the bars. The Sands seem to cater to the middle aged crowd. The only drawback to the Sands is it's right next to the train tracks and there always seems to be a 6am train that blows it's whistle as it comes by the hotel. The Sands is also a few blocks off of the main strip but its only a short walk and the streets seem to be pretty safe even at night.
Unique Quality: discount rooms, good service, tequila bar, friendly staff, big rooms, what more could you want?
A little worn around the edges
I like staying at the Sands because in the past I have made use of their very pleasant penthouse gym. This time I was such a slug that all I did was gamble, drink and eat and never made it to the gym once.
The rooms are large and characterless but relatively clean. There is an environmental program of a sort in place whereby you can hang your towels up again if you're not needing to have them changed - that's appreciated.
The elevators have to be the slowest in existence and the few times that I have tried using the stairs I have ended up in the basement of the building completely confused as to how to get out. The pool complex is very nice in the summer time.
Unique Quality: The views are nice from the rooms but many people find the hotels proximity to the railroad tracks more than a little disturbing. There's no denying that the train is very noisy and goes through several times a night.
Also if you are older or worried about walking through Reno after dark the Sands is a few blocks from downtown. The penthouse gym, as mentioned above, is very nice indeed with fabulous views over Reno and the surrounding area.
The Sands Regency
Air, hotel, and a couple of complimentary shows runs anywhere from $100 per person on up. (That's air coming from Washington State.
Unique Quality: The extremely friendly staff over-shadows any lack of pizzaz in it's casino. All the rooms are comfy and clean, they'll be quick to upgrade you, with reservations, if they get too full.
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