I was traveling with Ray, my Golden Retriever with an unexpected stop in Reno. Not much available and Casinos are not my thing..we were routed to America's Best Travel Inn. Very glad we were...I travel on 80 east and west and good to know of this off the grid spot. Very nice people, decent room, but best of all good spot for Ray. Easy to take him in and out...restaurants near by....worked out well in a pinch and I will stay there again...
Worth every cent paid! Room was clean, sorta 80's but clean and neat. Smelled good and was well stocked. Breakfast was a basic continental with no frills. Front desk staff was excellent. The only things I didn't appreciate was the "hidden until check out" funny tax and safe charge. Not a big deal but $7 that sorta slips up on you.
We spent one night at the Econo Lodge in Reno, Nevada due to last minute golf trip with my buddy. Trying to book a Saturday
arrival in Reno at this time was difficult if you do not want to pay a premium price.
The Econo Lodge is located right next to Interstate 80 and you can hear the vehicle noise from I-80. Next to the Lodge is a Dennys restaurant and across the street is Carrow's restaurant. The Econo Lodge is a long walk to downtown Reno where most of Large Casinos are located.
The room was small with one single bed and one queen bed.
There is small desk and dresser. The television had the basic channels. You can hear through the walls and there was noisy garbage truck in the early a.m. picking up trash from the Dennys. The bed was a bit soft for my liking. Despite this I did sleep okay.
Sheets and towels are thin and economy.
Since it was a Saturday night the Econo lodge appeared to have full occupancy.
The Econo Lodge's continental breakfeast is not much so we ate at the Denny's resturant on the property.
For dinner we ate at the Harrah's Buffet twice. Which is the best of all of the Casino buffets for quality. Breakfast at the Mel's Diner at the Sands Regency was better than Dennys but was still average.
I was lucky and won money gambling at both Harrahs and the Sands Regency, where we spent the next night.
The best part of our trip was the golf. We played at muni golf course in Sparks called Wildcreek. Wildcreek was in very good condition and we paid internet rate of $38.00 for a Sunday mid day tee time. Wildcreek is challenging course and for the price you can not beat it.
The next day we drove to the town of Portola (1 hour Northwest of Reno) to the Nakoma Restort to play the Nakoma Resort Golf course formerly called the Dragon. This is one of my most favorite courses due to the challenging holes and very scenic surroundings. If you can play tight mountain courses then I recommend it. Putting is tricky at Nakoma!
I only recommend staying at Econo Lodge as a last minute and only for quick night and if you can get a rate below $70.00. It is your basic no frills Econo property. There are much better properties in Reno if you have more time booking in advance. It is Econo property and you do not get much for Econo properties.
The clerk was friendly but I could barely understand him. The room was small and well worn. The parking lot was too small for the number of people using it.
This motel has seen better days and is very over priced for the quality and level of service provided. Wireless internet worked intermittently. To be fair, the AC, TV, and plumbing worked fine.
I should have kept driving or spent the night in my car.
I had to fly into Reno on business and needed a place to stay for the night. My friend talked me into staying at this Econo Lodge because it was around 3 minutes from the airport. That was the only good thing about staying there. There was no alarm clock. The walls were so thin that heard a lady in the next room sneeze like she was right next to me. No way to open the drapes to let daylight in, unless you wanted to have people look in your room as they're walking by. The bathroom floor was very slippery when it got wet. I almost fell. Next time I will pay a little more to stay at a better hotel.