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Hilton Reno {US-NV} (no longer Honors)

Old Sep 30, 00, 7:06 pm
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Hilton Reno {US-NV} (no longer Honors)

I just got a card in the mail about the Reno Hilton... only $29/night for Sunday-Thursday nights between Nov. 1 and Dec. 28.

Even if you're not a gambler, that's not a bad way to rack up some extra (cheap) stays on your way to a higher elite level.

Call 1-800-648-5080 and request code RHH11 for reservations.
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Old Sep 30, 00, 9:10 pm
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Also, the Flamingo Hilton Reno... they have been sending me mail with coupons for these rates for a few months, INCLUDING coupons for 2 free icecream cones.
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Old Oct 2, 00, 1:15 am
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We got the same $29 rate two years ago, in July. Even got upgraded to a suite when the room lock on the room they had reserved for us was broken.. Nice hotel and casino.

Was our first time there, no coupons or notices. Just a quick phone call to the hotel to reserve the Reno Hilton.

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Old Oct 2, 00, 1:11 pm
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Anyone in LA, San Diego or Las Vegas can go to Laughlin, NV for about 19-25 dollars a night.... So if you are like 2 stays away... 2 weekends would work

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Old Oct 2, 00, 1:19 pm
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We're looking at Reno for Thanksgiving. The Flamingo Hilton is listed as an Executive level hotel, and the Reno Hilton is a Select, so the Reno Hilton is more points, but with the $ rates is cheaper.

Which hotel is nicer? (We'll have our 2 year old son with us for part of the time.)
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Old Oct 2, 00, 2:00 pm
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The Flamingo is right downtown, so there's more going on right out the hotel door. For location alone, I'd pick the Flamingo. If you plan on not leaving the hotel, then maybe the Reno Hilton.
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Old Oct 3, 00, 2:32 am
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I prefer the Reno Hilton as it's newer than the Flamingo. I think it used to be a Bally's (the casino layout is very similar to
the layout in Ballys LV), and it's very close to the airport if you're flying in, plus only about a ten minute drive to the downtown area.
Why use reward miles, when you can get it for
$29 a night??

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Old Oct 3, 00, 8:37 pm
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If staying at Flamingo, request room away from train tracks. Trains are constant at night and will provide a sleepless rest.

The Flamingo is a cheap property. Reno Hilton was built as MGM in 1970 something. Nearly destroyed by Ballys and is in better shape now as a Hilton.

Do not expect miles, (and maybe no points) for rates under $49.00. Ask when making reservations and again at check-in.
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Old Oct 5, 00, 1:45 pm
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Ditto about the Flamingo Downtown, watch out for the RR! The Reno Hilton is a nice facility but set up as a destination. (Not much around it!) Also make sure to ask about points and or miles, sometimes those teaser rates don't qualify!
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Old Feb 27, 01, 4:23 pm
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Reno Flamingo no longer a Hilton

I knew it was a bad sign when the lady at the check in said through her one tooth snarl "you ain't gettin no point, miles and you can kiss any upgrade or breakfast goodbye cause we ain't no Hilton no more". Hmmmm, what about this reservation that I have with the Hilton name on it and the reservation you have that has the same confirmation number? "We ain't no Hilton no more" The on duty mangager was of no help and stated "what is it with you Hilton people anyway?" and when he saw my skymiles card (AMEX) he said "I told you we don't give miles!" Oh, I just wanted to pay for the room after which he gave me my key enclosed in a Hilton pamphlet that led me to my room with the Hilton soap, pens, TV channels, gambling chips, etc.

Now I'm sure that Hilton will somehow credit this stay on my HHonors account when I let them know how lucky this property is no longer part of the chain but I did call Hilton reservations the day before I went there because the Flamingo was no longer on the web site. I was told it was because they were probably updating the information but it certainly was a Hilton property when I reserved it in January..

BTW, the casino has really gone downhill in the last year or so. You're not missing anything by not staying there. I'll be trying the Reno Hilton (old MGM/Balleys) tonight. I hope they have a dental plan.
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Old Feb 27, 01, 4:34 pm
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And they probably gave you a room on a low floor on the railroad track side of the building that woke you up 3 times during the night. There are only so many teeth in Reno to go around. Be kind.
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Old Feb 27, 01, 11:41 pm
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I always liked the Reno Hilton out by the airport a lot more, anyway. If you get a room facing south, you have one of the best sites to watch an airport I've ever found. The casino is open and a lot less smoky than most. But I can't recommend the restaurants - at least the ones I've tried.
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Old Feb 28, 01, 1:13 am
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drtravels,

I almost spilled my coffee reading your post. Very funny story. I could just picture your situation in my mind.

Too bad the Flamingo isn't a Hilton anymore. I used to stay there, never played there. Great location and room rates. I always received good treatment even as a silver and basic member. Used to walk over the bridge and play at Harrah's.
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Old Feb 28, 01, 6:12 am
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They told me the same thing in January but I called Hhonors and they told me to send in my receipt (it even says Hilton on the Receipt as well as on my credit card statement) and they will give me credit. I sent it in and it has not shown up yet, but I called again not long ago and they told me the same thing.

The lady you mentioned is named Sandi and I have complained about her several times, she always makes things miserable. Even last year she would not upgrade me as a gold memeber. I would love to get her out of there, maybe everyone could complain.

The Reno Hilton is better, but will tell you that you need to have at least a $49 room rate to get points (they say its their hotel policy). Don't believe them. I had a $29 room rate post after sending it in.

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Old Feb 28, 01, 4:01 pm
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Just back from the Reno Hilton, after landing in SEA and during the taxi in was when the earthquake hit but that's a different story.

The Reno Hilton was great. Everyone from the front desk to the restaraunt staff was fantastic. They must take nice pills because I never saw anyone not being very friendly. Great casino and rooms. I'd go back in a minute. Unfortunately, downtown Reno has taken a turn for the worse IMO. Casinos have closed and it didn't seem nearly as friendly as it used to be.
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