Most people think of Las Vegas any time Nevada comes up in conversation, but Reno, a smaller city in Northwest Nevada, shouldn’t be forgotten. Situated on the border of Nevada and California, Reno is just 22 miles away from Lake Tahoe, one of the most spectacular destinations in the U.S.
Reno is surrounded by regal mountains and sprawling desert, which makes it a great place toa go on vacation. The city has a variety of boutique properties for guests who want a unique experience in the city — here’s a look at our favorite options.
The Best Boutique Hotels in Reno and Virginia City
Price: From $144 per night
The Jesse is an independent boutique hotel that focuses on offering its guests comfort paired with a beautiful design.
Located in a historic Reno neighborhood, The Jesse presents cutting-edge style while preserving Nevada’s strong heritage. The hotel’s sleek suites have all been restored to provide top-tier comfort and amenities. All of them feature original artwork with local flair, custom bed frames, hardwood floors, and exposed brick walls that add a touch of urban style.
The hotel offers a buzzy bar and lounge where guests can enjoy a drink or a cup of coffee while unwinding after a busy day.
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Plaza Resort Club
Price: From $149 per night
The Plaza Resort Club can be found in Reno’s Riverwalk District alongside the Truckee River. The property is surrounded by a thriving art community and fine-dining options, giving guests an entertaining and authentic Reno experience.
The hotel has plenty of amenities including an indoor hot tub, a rooftop sun deck with amazing views of Reno’s skyline, and a lounge with a beautiful billiards table, allowing guests to socialize with others, as well as a fitness center.
Each suite at the Plaza Resort Club is designed for maximum convenience and relaxation. Some rooms feature a jetted tub and even a full kitchen.
Silverland Inn & Suites
Price: From $115 per night
The Silverland Inn & Suites is surrounded by Nevada’s rugged desert landscape, but it’s full of modern conveniences. Its design is inspired by the Victorian era and draws on influences from the local area.
Spanning 5 acres, the Silverland features antique pieces and elegant artwork throughout the property, but it also offers modern amenities such as a fitness center, a hot tub, and an indoor pool. All guest rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi and blackout curtains, while each suite has a mini-kitchen and a jetted tub.
This property’s lovely event spaces and beautiful grounds make it a great site for a wedding.
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Tahoe House Hotel
Price: From $159 per night
The Tahoe House Hotel is a quaint property full of history. It dates back to 1859 and still maintains its “Old West” charm. The hotel underwent a full renovation in 2020 and still provides a historic feel with a modern atmosphere and amenities.
The hotel offers guest rooms — some of them with semi-private balconies on which you can enjoy sunrises or sunsets over the desert landscape — as well as an exclusive private cottage known as the Carriage House, perfect for anyone seeking a bit more privacy to enjoy the beautiful setting.
Thunderbird Resort & Club
Price: From $140 per night
The Thunderbird Resort Club can be found just off Interstate 80, making it the perfect place to explore downtown Reno, Victoria Square, and the Wild Island Family Adventure Park.
The property features amenities designed to provide family fun for all ages, including a putting green, horseshoe pits, grills, a full-service spa, a fish pond in the hotel’s beautiful courtyard, and more.
It offers condo-style suites with 1 or 2 bedrooms, an easy option for families or larger groups who want to explore the beauty of this area of Nevada.
Western Village Inn & Casino
Price: From $57 per night
The Western Village Inn & Casino offers a peaceful escape just outside Reno. The property features a ground-floor casino with 800 slot machines in addition to several bars and restaurants. It’s kid-friendly, too, with an arcade designed just for them.
Guest rooms feature a sleek design, marina views, a Jacuzzi tub, a separate living area, a coffee maker, a minifridge, and more. Suites add a kitchenette for even more practicality. The largest option at the property is the King Suite that offers over 860 square feet of space.
Reno is situated in a beautiful part of the U.S. and offers visitors plenty of things to see and do, from stunning hiking trails to amazing camping sites and the abundance of water sports on Lake Tahoe. If you decide to visit, make sure you book a stay at one of these properties to make your stay unforgettable.
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