Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa- Shockingly Good
by Jake Conlee
Upon learning that I was checking out of a certain Downtown Reno boutique hotel (that I loved staying in,) and announcing I was to be checking into Atlantis Casino, my friends stated “Atlantis? Good Luck.” The sarcasm was palatable. Little would they know, the Atlantis is shockingly good.
Just beyond the urban sprawl and relative madness of downtown Reno, the Atlantis is very conveniently located on South Virginia St. In close proximity to the airport and the expressway, the location is ideal to keep away, while staying an acceptable distance from heavy traffic and any associated adversities.
Personally, I love the kitschy, days-of-yore neon and silk plant motif of the interior. Check in was efficiently handled by the helpful and pleasant desk agent. I arrived before my room was ready, but I had enough time to go explore the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, so it was a great day to come back and relax in my room. I was placed on the 3rd floor (ugh.) Usually, being relegated to the lower floors of any given hotel means that I am staying in a sub-par room, that is reserved for access-only. I was wrong.
The 3rd floor is Spa Level, on which the massive and beautiful in-house spa lives on. The rooms are updated and sleek. They have all the modern amenities that you would expect to find in hotels with much higher pricing. They are complete with fridge, flat screen HD TVs, USB Ports, video and audio inputs, and a first that I have seen- a scale in the bathroom. The rooms are nice sized, the beds are comfortable and comparable in area to a small zip code.
In regards to dining, there are many choices, the Atlantis Steakhouse always has great reviews, but I was only able to sample Bistro Napa, and the buffet. Both of which were very exceptional and offer delicious, fresh and creative food offerings. Bistro Napa is in an open setting on the second level and the food is the proverbial second-to-none. Very unexpected and very welcoming, with impressive wine inventory, delicious small plates and entrees, Bistro Napa is a great choice for a late afternoon bite, or dinner. I was a little sad that I couldn’t try more of the dining options, but I look forward to my triumphant return to Atlantis very soon.
The gaming floor is a labyrinth of a layout, and covers every inch of the lower level, in every direction. The players club associates were very easy in helping with promotions and new member sign up. Video poker machines of all varieties, which were very lucky, and a fair amount of gaming tables made the gaming experience surprisingly fun and fortunate.
concierge room desk and media center
I would highly, highly, highly recommend the Atlantis Casino as a viable candidate for lodging, accommodation, dining and gaming in Reno. It is one of my perennial “Top 3” places to stay in Reno/Tahoe. Atlantis exceeded every expectation and absolutely destroyed any preconceived notion that I have about the property. Next time, I will try the Concierge Tower.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89502