Review of Reno Rennaisance

Discussion created by bayareawolf on Sep 3, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 4, 2018 by bayareawolf

I really enjoyed my stay at the Reno Renaissance.   It has a lot to offer for a business travel or for leisure travel.   The property is smoke free and has no gambling.  It is located on the Truckee River that passes through the center of Reno.   Their is a minor league baseball stadium for the Reno Aces about 5 minutes walk, as is an Auto Museum.  Equally close are the Casinos....Harrahs, Cal-Neva, Silver Legacy, Circus Circus.   There is an interesting street a few blocks away, I think called Sierra Street that has some cool spots to eat and there are multiple places located on the river with patios.  The river is very nice, they have a great bar and patio area called the "Shore" overlooking it as does the restaurant.  I only ate breakfast there (my colleague had coupon for 2, I took the points on the weekend!)  I went healthy one day with a spinach-egg white frittata and then unhealthy with the corn-beef and hash.   Both were excellent.    I was "upgraded" to a king room overlooking the river towards the baseball stadium and casinos.  I didn't really consider it much of an upgrade, but it was a nice room.  When I asked the front desk later in my stay, they said they have corner kings that are a bit better.  She said they have like 4 suites on the top floor and maybe on on each of the regular floors so maybe 10 or 12 total?  If I came back with with my wife, I would work on getting one of the suites or maybe the corner king with a bit more room and windows.   I was by myself on business, not a big deal.  The hotel is pretty "happening" in the evenings, the patio overlooking the river is filled and they have a kind of a sitting area adjacent called the "salon" or something that featured some nice seats to hang out in and live music on most nights I was there.    If you didn't feel like walking a few blocks to the casinos, this would be a very enjoyable place to hang out for the evening.   They also have a huge, indoor/outdoor sports bar with multiple bocce courts (inside), corn-hole, shuffle board, etc.   The outdoor part has a lot of seating, corn-hole, etc, and with great weather looks like a good beer garden.  It is literally on-property and would be a great place for team building on a meeting and or just something to do besides gambling.   Finally, they were pet friendly and had a place in the lobby to make self-serve, custom dog tags.   I made a few to take home but they also have a wall where you could leave them as a memento of you stay.   The concierge lounge was very small, but for breakfast they did feature higher quality eggs, bacon, sausage etc., that are featured on the full-service restaurant.  It was pretty small and the "dinner" options were limited.  Pump coffee until 11:00 pm, waters, sodas, etc.  I don't recall and honor bar.   All in all, I plan to return to this property.  Bed was comfortable, the location provided me ample things to do and places to eat when I was not working.    Oh, one final thing, my room really did not have much of desk, so I did notice a lot of folks working a the tables in the "salon" throughout the day.