Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
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We detrain at the Reno station and take a cab to the Grand Sierra Resort. This resort has an on site amusement park with go carts and a ride called “The Sling”, a giant slingshot with you as the pebble. I'd be willing to give the carts a go but I'm not putting my butt in that sling. If I were willing to entrust my life to oversized …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Reno
My husband and I and our children stayed one night in a room on the 21st floor. I had to stand in line for 45 mins to check-in. The room was one of the newly remodeled. The first thing we noticed was a large spot on the ceiling from some sort of water damage, we called down to the front desk and a few minutes later a maintenance worker came to our room to inspect the ceiling, she told us she didn't know how the damage got there but it should be fine and left. I would expect that a newly remodeled room would not have water damage, but nothing further was done about it. Also the lighting is very dark, like they are trying to hide something. The bathroom was nice, but it only had a shower, no tub. We liked the restaurants and the entertainment choices that are offered. The casino is very nice. The resort is still under renovation, so I can only hope things will get better. We might try again when everything is done.
Recently stayed at the Summit for the first time while attending a conference held there. I've stayed here several times before when the hotel was the Hilton, and was quite surprised at the changes. From the moment you walk into the lobby, you are greeted by a fairly dark (mostly brown/black and beige colors)and subdued atmosphere, with contemporary furniture/ leather couches/ chrome tables. The check-in line was quite long, but went fairly quickly.
We stayed for only one night before an early flight, I wish I would have had a chance to experience more of this hotel.
We stayed at the Summit on Wed Jan 23rd, 2008 for one night. I reserached hotels in Reno, and was excited to stay in the upgraded Condo/Hotel at the Grand Sierra resort, the pictures looked amazing! Unfortunately, because we arrived a little late (9PM), and went directly downstairs to gamble, I didn't notice that our room did NOT have the flat screen TV promised in the advertising, and NO TV in the bathroom either. This was a HUGE disappointment to me, since we paid extra to stay in this "nice" room, and didn't get what was promised us. At midnight when I called downstairs to tell the front desk that the TV in the bathroom was missing, everyone was completely surprised, and even housekeeping said they would make a report of it! The next morning when we checked out the lady at the front desk said that not all the rooms on the 26th floor have their TV's installed yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course, no one bothered to mention that to us the night before when we checked in! When I voiced my disappointment, she checked with the manager and were able to give me a whole whopping 10% off my price. Big deal.
We stayed at the The Summit at Grand Sierra Resort & Casino this year for Christmas while skiing in the area around Lake Tahoe. Overall, I was very pleased with our stay and would consider this hotel again if I were planning a trip to Reno. Check in was quick and easy even though we arrived early around 1:30 PM. The line did appear to have grown significantly closer to the traditional check-in time of 3-4PM.
We booked this ahead of time through hotels.com... tried to cancel our reservation a couple of days ahead of time as it became apparent we would have time to travel farther down the road and were told it was too late. :(
My wife and I took our 3 boys (12, 5, 3) to Reno on Dec 29th weekend and my kids loved the hotel. As I do often when planning our family vacation, I research and research the hotel we are going to be staying at. To my surprise, the Summit at Grand Sierra was better than I expected. My wife and I stayed here back in 2000, (Reno Hilton) and since then, a major renovation was done from rooms located on the 17th and upper floors. This is known as the Summit. Rooms from 2nd to the 16th are still from the Hilton days and these rooms need a major renovation soon. We arrived around 2pm, checked in in about 7 minutes tops. Gave a key to my 12 year old so that he can open the room for us and the first words that came out of my kids' mouth were "WOW!" My family said, "daddy did good." I was proud to see my kids enjoy the room. We didn't leave our hotel the entire 2 days we were there... we didn't need to. The bottom floor of the hotel has a gaming area for kids and a 50 lane bowling alley, a $3 movie theatre that was playing (American Gangster, Bee Movie and 2 other movies that I don't remember the title of). Johnny Rockets Hamburgers, Starbucks, Round Table Pizza and TCBY are also in the hotel along with a buffett, a grill cafe and shops. Room service was great also. Only thing we didn't like was the fee ($10) to go to the gym. Having a microwave/fridge in the rooms are always a plus. 2 queen beds, ummm, excuse me, 2 comfortable queen beds, a 50' flat sceen in the room and a 19' flat screen in the bathroom with marble walls/floors and granite counter tops!!! Needless to say, i was in the bathroom longer than I should have been!!! =)
Let me first say that the rooms at The Summit are beautiful..and there are a lot of wonderful amenities, including a bowling alley, shopping mall and wonderful food at Charlie Palmer's Steakhouse...where the only staff in the entire hotel was four diamond. Right away when we checked in (we were a half an hour early, but thought that we might get lucky). Mary Rose at the front desk was very abrupt and rude...sent us away and told us in no uncertain terms that we were to come back later. We went to eat at the Sierra Cafe and were waited on by Rebecca, who was nice in a vague and distracted sort of way, but to be served sandwiches took almost 1 1/2 hours. The maids mayhap do not know how to read, because the two nights that we stayed and even though we had the Do Not Disturb Sign on the door, barged right on in....which is my number one pet peeve. The mixed drinks were so watered down and expensive that I might have as well been drinking pop. If you decide to drink here, stay with beer and wine...they can't water that down. The bartenders also were rude. I really don't think that I will be back...even though the rooms are gorgeous. For the money, I don't like feeling like so much muck on the bottom of someone's shoe. .
We stayed here on a road trip and this was a great stop. We stayed in the Summit area, which means the rooms were all recently remodeled. The beds are great, very comfortable. The room is pretty large, there's a nice flat screen TV, and the bathroom is really large and nicely done, including a walk-in shower with oversized "rain" showerhead.