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Old 06-03-2015, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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We have friends who will be performing at Boomtown Casino in September, and we're considering coming up from Las Vegas for the show. From what I can tell (being unfamiliar with Reno), Boomtown seems a bit isolated from the rest of the casinos. Are there other places within walking distance to stay? Not that I mind staying there (at least, I don't think I mind), but looking for other options.

Flights are $100 R/T, and the rooms are $100/nt. From the airport, it looks like a 15 minute drive. I would probably rent a car to do some exploring, but I am assuming that a cab to the venue would be a fairly inexpensive alternative, although I can't find Reno on any of the taxi fare calculator sites. Any other suggestions?
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Old 06-03-2015, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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There are no other places within walking distance of Boomtown. It's a nice casino but I have never stayed there so I can't comment on what the rooms are like. It's about 2 miles or so to downtown Reno. There is a Cabela's store next to the casino and that's about it.
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Old 06-03-2015, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Reno
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We have friends who will be performing at Boomtown Casino in September, and we're considering coming up from Las Vegas for the show. From what I can tell (being unfamiliar with Reno), Boomtown seems a bit isolated from the rest of the casinos. Are there other places within walking distance to stay? Not that I mind staying there (at least, I don't think I mind), but looking for other options.

Flights are $100 R/T, and the rooms are $100/nt. From the airport, it looks like a 15 minute drive. I would probably rent a car to do some exploring, but I am assuming that a cab to the venue would be a fairly inexpensive alternative, although I can't find Reno on any of the taxi fare calculator sites. Any other suggestions?
They renovated most of the rooms a few years ago, and the hotel is OK. But you're right - it's isolated. Downtown Reno, where you'll find many more hotel options, is about a 10-minute drive, but as long as you aren't expecting Bellagio or Caesars Palace, Boomtown is fine.
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Thanks for the replies. We may actually drive up, since we normally go to CA or AZ for weekend trips, not North. We'll book the room at Boomtown.
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:44 PM
 
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Avoid Boomtown's lobster buffet. I know people that drive up from the Bay area to partake but I wouldn't attempt it based on the reviews I've read.
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Avoid Boomtown's lobster buffet. I know people that drive up from the Bay area to partake but I wouldn't attempt it based on the reviews I've read.
I live close to every buffet imaginable to man, so no need to be adventurous with buffets there I'm more of a diner guy anyway, but thanks for the tip!
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Old 06-03-2015, 09:48 PM
 
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I would rent a car and stay downtown or at the Nugget in Sparks. You should do a lot better than $100 per night.

We stopped at Boomtown to check it out last month. We tried to sign up for one of the players cards as they had been sending me 2-3 e-mails a week for various promotions. We waited for about fifteen minutes at the front desk as the ONE front desk clerk was handling the check-ins and the players club.

We ended up walking out after a while.
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I would rent a car and stay downtown or at the Nugget in Sparks. You should do a lot better than $100 per night.

We stopped at Boomtown to check it out last month. We tried to sign up for one of the players cards as they had been sending me 2-3 e-mails a week for various promotions. We waited for about fifteen minutes at the front desk as the ONE front desk clerk was handling the check-ins and the players club.

We ended up walking out after a while.
We're going to see our friends play that night, and the band is staying there, so I would rather stay there as well (convenient for meals with them, etc). $100 won't make or break us. I was just wondering if there were others that may be nicer next door, etc..
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:14 PM
 
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We're going to see our friends play that night, and the band is staying there, so I would rather stay there as well (convenient for meals with them, etc). $100 won't make or break us. I was just wondering if there were others that may be nicer next door, etc..

There is no place closeby.
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Reno
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There's an RV park right next door.. that's it.
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