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Holiday Inn Reno Airport
2375 Market Street Street
Reno, NV 89502

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
2707 S Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501

Legacy Vacation Resorts Reno
140 Court Street
Reno, NV 89501

Harrah's Reno
219 North Center Street
Reno, NV 89501

Best Western Plus
1981 Terminal Way,
Reno, NV 89501

Grand Sierra Resort
2500 East Second Street
Reno, NV 89501

Eldorado Hotel & Casino
345 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89505

Silver Legacy Resort Casino
407 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501

Atlantis Casino Resort
3800 S Virginia St
Reno, NV 89503

Comfort Inn & Suites Airport
1250 East Plumb Lane
Reno, NV 89501

Circus Circus Reno Hotel Casino
500 North Sierra Street
Reno, NV 89503

La Quinta Inn Reno Airport
4001 Market Street,
Reno, NV 89503

Days Inn Reno
701 East 7th St.
Reno, NV 89512

Hampton Inn Reno
10599 Professional Circle
Reno, NV

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About Downtown Reno

Reno, Nevada, is a quintessential city of the American West with its own unique history. Dubbed "The Biggest Little City in the World," Reno now plays second fiddle to its big brother Las Vegas, but that wasn't always the case.

Native Americans from the Paiute and Washoe nations settled the areas around what would be called the Truckee River. Brigham Young, the leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the mid-1800s, sent out the first white settlers from Utah. The area was on the western edge of the Utah territory, and Brigham Young wanted to establish a settlement.

The region was transformed forever when a gold strike in a canyon lead to a much bigger silver find. The Comstock Lode became one of the richest silver lodes in history. Other towns like Virginia City and Carson City sprang up, with Reno becoming a transportation hub of sorts. Settlers going to California, miners looking for fortunes, and traders passed through. Eventually a railroad station brought Reno proper into being.

Reno held the title of "Sin City" long before Las Vegas stole it. The town was famous for tolerating just about any behavior. The military did convince the city to outlaw prostitution in 1942. Interestingly, to this day Reno and Las Vegas are the only areas in Nevada where the oldest profession is illegal.

Divorce became big business in Reno in 1906. A few states battled with each other for what was called the migratory divorce trade by lowering residency requirements. When the wife of the president of the United States Steel Corporation came to Reno for a divorce, Reno became the place to go. The time needed as a resident then was six months. When the Great Depression hit, Reno lowered the residency requirement to six weeks.

Hollywood celebrities and thousands of common folk spent six weeks in temporary housing that cropped up to fill the need. Legend says many of the newly-single people tossed their rings into the Truckee River.

Reno, Nevada, sits on the Eastern Slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, with Interstate 80 providing easy access to California's Bay Area. At just under 250,000 people, the city is big enough to draw top-line entertainers to the casino showrooms. The climate is continental, with cold winters and dry, hot, and short summers. The fall season brings the best weather of the year. Skiing is more available than almost anyplace else, and the slopes around Lake Tahoe are laced with runs.