Atlantis Reno Review
The Atlantis is one of the better Reno casinos, and is continually expanding, fixing, and upgrading their property. Although the gaming is generally loose, watch out for the prices on certain restaurants and services. Avoid the Lodge Rooms and the Purple Parrot.
The Atlantis draws a mix of everyone, younger, older, locals, and out-of-towners. Due to it's location next to the convention center, there's often a lot of "conventioneers" there, too.
Comfort & Safety
The Atlantis is in a suburban area, and is probably the physically safest of any of the Reno casino properties. It's a comfortable mix of people at all hours of the day and night.
The casino at the Atlantis is full service, a large slot floor, a wide variety of table games, a new sportsbook, and a plush poker room. Although the decor is vintage 80s, the games are current.
Slot Machines (Review: A-)
The Atlantis has a large variety of newer slot machines. They generally keep a fresh set of games, with the newer games easily available. There's a variety of video poker, with most Jacks or Better set at 8/5 and some at 9/6. Virtually all machines are both TITO and accept your player's card. Slots over Virginia Street near the Oyster Bar are non-smoking.
Sportsbook (Review: B)
The Atlantis remodeled their sportsbook in 2008, and its the newest book in Reno. The Atlantis sets their own lines, has excellent writers, but they can get crowded at times. Its a very comfortable place to watch a game, but not where you want to be when you are in a hurry to get a bet placed. There's plenty of big TVs around, a wide selection of lines, they accept half-points, teasers, parleys, futures.
The Atlantis can serve up some good food in all ranges: snacks, buffet, casual, and fine dining. We'd go anywhere but the Purple Parrot, and watch out for pricing that can get expensive. Beyond that, enjoy!
Bistro Napa (Fine Dining, $$$$, No Grade)
Atlantis Steakhouse (Fine Dining, $$$$, No Grade)
The Atlantis Steakhouse reopened in January of 2010 after being closed for many years.
Sushi Bar and Oyster Bar (Casual Dining, $$$, B+)
Every time we've been tempted to go to the Oyster Bar, we're scared off by the prices and tempted back to all-you-can-eat lunch sushi. The sushi bar is good, and the $16 lunch buffet is a fine value for very good sushi. It can be a little crowded on a busy day, so keep that in mind.
Cafe Alfresco (Casual Dining, $$, B)
Cafe Alfresco is a small dining place with a unique menu and tasty food. Be sure to save room for the Gelato, and enjoy people-watching across the buffet and casino floor.
Purple Parrot (Casual Dining, $$, C)
The Atlantis can serve up some very good food and have excellent service, neither of which you're going to find in the Purple Parrot. There are better choices here, unless it's the only place open.
Manhatten Deli (Casual Dining, $$, No Grade)
Toucan Charlie's Buffet (Buffets, $$$, B-)
A wide variety of food and a comfortable environment make for an enjoyable buffet experience. Unfortunately, the price can get expensive quickly, so bring a coupon.
Gourmet Grind (Snacks, $, No Grade)
The hotel at the Atlantis has gone through a variety of growth and expansion phases over the last few decades. As a result, the newer stuff is very nice, and the older stuff is showing it''s age.
Pool (Amenities, Review: B-)
The Pool at the Atlantis is located on the 3rd floor of the Hotel, near the Spa area. Its a nice place to sit around, but not long enough to do laps.
Spa and Salon (Amenities, Review: B)
The Spa at the Atlantis recently went though a major renovation. The new facility is very nice, and unfortunately is very expensive to match. If you don't care how much you spend its a fine experience, but there are other Spa and Salons around that are just as good at a fraction of the price.
Arcade, Fun Center, Activities (Amenities, Review: A-)
The Atlantis Fun Center is located on the 2nd floor above the main Casino. The Arcade has a wide variety of new games, as well as classics for Mom & Dad. There's a small snack bar in the arcade. This is a fun place to bring the kids to burn off some extra energy.
Fitness Center (Amenities, Review: B+)
The Fitness Center has recently undergone an upgrade related to the new Spa. There are several new machines, good space, and what you need for a fine hotel-workout.
RV Parking (Amenities, Review: C-)
The West lot of the Atlantis is large enough to accommodate an RV, but there are no hookups. The lot can get full, so space is not guaranteed.
Wedding Chapel (Amenities, Review: C)
There is no dedicated wedding chapel at the Atlantis, although the Catering department can set up a banquet room and host a reception.
Business Center (Amenities, Review: A)
There is a small Business Center on the 2nd floor. Additionally, there is a very large Executive Boardroom that is new and excellent.
Gift Shop (Amenities, Review: C+)
There is a small gift shop with trinkets and branded merchandise located on the casino floor.
Cabaret (Amenities, Review: B-)
There is live music on the casino floor.
Airport Shuttle (Services, Review: B+)
The Atlantis does run an airport shuttle, and has a limo for VIPs.
Concierge/Bell Desk (Services, Review: B)
The Bell Desk can arrange local transportation, and the Atlantis Concierge can help you coordinate a variety of local activities.
Laundry Service (Services, Review: B)
Landry service is available, please call the hotel front desk for current rates.
Room Service (Services, Review: B)
Room Service is available at the Atlantis, but no menu is online.
Front Desk (Services, Review: B)
The Atlantis Front Desk is near the West Entrance. The staff is friendly, but the lines can get long during peak periods.
Lodge Rooms (Room Descriptions, Review: C-)
The Atlantis has a motor lodge in a separate building. Check-in is at the main desk, pets are allowed. There are no covered hallways, and you must walk through a parking lot to get from the Atlantis to the lodge rooms.
Standard Rooms (Room Descriptions, Review: B-)
Standard Rooms at the Atlantis are the Royal Dolphin and Atrium Tower. They're not as old as many rooms in Reno, but probably haven't been updated in 15 years maybe.
Upgraded Rooms (Room Descriptions, Review: B)
The upgraded rooms at the Atlantis are the Concierge Tower Rooms, and the Luxury Tower Rooms. The Concierge tower is key-card access only.
Penthouse Suites (Room Descriptions, Review: A)
The Atlantis boasts a few of the largest and nicest penthouse suites in Reno. If you've got the bankroll to play, you'll never pay for these rooms...
Internet Service (Room Features, Review: C-)
The Atlantis has wireless internet available at a significant extra daily charge.
Resort Fees (Room Features, Review: D)
The Atlantis charges an additional "Energy Surcharge Fee" and "Resort Fee". These items cannot be removed from your hotel bill.
Pet Friendly Rooms (Room Features, Review: F)
Pets WERE allowed in the Lodge rooms. The Lodge rooms were demolished. Pets are not allowed on the main property.