The El Dorado Reno opened its doors in Reno, Nevada in 1973 with only 282 rooms. The resort also boasted a casino with 200 slot machines and two restaurants, a coffee shop, cocktail lounge and a lobby. In 1979 the hotel and casino was expended due its massive success. 129 rooms were added as were four new restaurants and 20 000 square feet of gaming space. By 1989 the El Dorado Reno had morphed into an 800 room hotel with its own on site bakery, butchery, pasta and gelato shops. In 1992 ten stories of parking were added. In 1995 the El Dorado Reno partnered with new resort and hotel next door, adding a bridge that contained the first ever micro brewery in Reno. The luxurious Spa Tower was added at this time as well, with ten extra floors of decadence. The casino by this stage now totalled 78 987 square feet with more than 1500 slot machines.
The Casino at El Dorado Reno
Today the casino at El Dorado Reno is 81 000 square feet, and is open twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. With over 1500 different slot and video poker machines, all guests are guaranteed of finding something to suit their particular taste. A full range of table games is on offer as well, including some lesser known ones such as Pai Gow tiles and Pai Gow poker. The casino has its own dedicated poker room where a number of different varieties of the famous card game can be found. The entire casino is serviced by cocktail waitresses, and drinks and food can be either ordered off the menu or from a buffet on some days. Tournaments and promotions are running all the time, and are open to hotel guests and day visitors alike. A loyalty program can be joined to receive points towards a VIP status that will reward players with benefits in both the casino and the hotel.
The Hotel at El Dorado Reno
The Hotel rooms at El Dorado Reno come in three varieties, Guest rooms, suites and remodelled rooms. All the rooms are modern and luxurious, with dark wood furniture, 42 inch flat screen and high class linen. The suites on offer come with various amenities, including a Jacuzzi, a seating area or a small dining area in some. The hotel itself has a number of amenities available to guests. A large seasonal outdoor pool welcomes the entire family and is situated on the 5th floor of the Skyline Tower. There is also a twenty four hour fitness centre with complimentary water and towels. A business centre with copiers, computers, internet access and faxing is located next to the lobby to make sure that you keep in touch.
Dining and Entertainment at El Dorado Reno
There are no less than nine restaurants at the El Dorado Reno, ranging from fine dining at Roxy’s to casual dining at The Buffet or the Brews Brothers. Twenty four hour room service is also available to all rooms and also offers a range from full meals and accompanying wine to quick snacks. Entertainment is happening nightly, in a number of venues. The 580 seat Broadway theatre plays host to international shows as well as local ones, while smaller venues feature live acts and cabaret shows. The El Dorado Reno is located in downtown Reno, and has access to many other activities and shows in nearby venues as well.