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Why Reno Has the Best Budget Casino Hotels

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Written by Carl Hedinger

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Some people think that the casino fun begins and ends with that other city in Nevada, but trust me, Reno has it all and is known as “The Biggest Little City in the World” for a good reason. It’s a world-class gambling hub and has a lot to do all around the city. You might be thinking that great places to stay in Reno come with a hefty price tag, but these are well below $100 per night. Check out these four affordable choices and you’ll see why Reno has the best budget casino hotels.

Silver Legacy Resort Casino

Spend your Reno trip at Silver Legacy Resort Casino and bask in its spa services before getting started with tourist activities each day. With rates starting at just $79, Silver Legacy’s 1,712 rooms will quickly fill up with fellow budget travelers. It’s close to the University of Nevada and just off I-80, and connected to Circus Circus and El Dorado. Guests can get in on the fun with table games, slots, and sports betting that will get the adrenaline pumping. Plentiful food options include Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse, which is a top-notch Reno option.

Harrah’s Casino Hotel Reno

Harrah’s Casino Hotel Reno has 928 rooms that start at just $53 per night, which frees up tons of room in the budget for gaming. Guests have a lot of slot machines and tables to choose from, and will enjoy Harrah’s proximity to the Reno Aces Ballpark and the National Automobile Museum. It’s just off I-80 and right next to Reno Station, which makes it easy to spot after a long commute. Get checked in and relax, or head down for a delicious meal inside Steakhouse at Harrah’s, which gets rave reviews by visitors.

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

Get off I-580 and head toward Virgin Lake Park for a stay at Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Family friendly options include a video arcade, while video poker, slots, and tables take care of the adults. Bimini Steakhouse headlines a great lineup of food options in the area, and you’ll struggle to eat them all. Relax with an in-room massage or have a dip in one of Peppermill’s two pools on-site. Guests can choose from 1,635 rooms and should act fast because they start at just $73.

Sands Regency Casino Hotel

Sands Regency Casino Hotel is the best value stay in Reno, with 836 rooms checking in at just $48 per night. Many of their spacious rooms are non-smoking and, furthermore, it’s a pet-friendly hotel. Guests have a variety of tables, slots, and even bingo to keep them entertained. Get outside and stroll along the nearby Truckee River Walk for some fresh air after a day with games. Mel’s Diner at the Sands Regency keeps everyone’s bellies happy and full while occupying this wonderful hotel.

It’s hard to believe that these hotels could be filled with so much entertainment and relaxation while being so easy on the wallet. Regardless of where you choose to stay, you’re going to enjoy Reno. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you strike it big and in the meantime, enjoy your stay at these budget casino hotels!

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Carl Hedinger

I'm a writer and recovering American expat who shares my family's travels through life. Follow our adventures here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.