Boomtown Reno Review

Boomtown is outside of Reno on Interstate 80 west towards California. Remodeled rooms are comfortable, and the casino has a very spread-out feel to it. It's far enough away from Reno that it feels like its own little place, and everything else will be a short drive.


Because it's a few minutes outside of town, it doesn't draw a big local population from downtown Reno. Mostly travelers, folks in and out of Cali.

Comfort & Safety

Boomtown is always comfortable and clean. They're always remodeling a little something and keeping the property fresh. Because its geographically isolated, there isn't a transient population around the property.

Boomtown Reno Gaming

The casino area at Boomtown is very spread out, almost too much so. They have mostly newer slots, as well as a variety of regular table games.

Slot Machines (Review: C+)

Boomtown's slot floor is wide and spread out, its a great place if you want more space and don't like the crowded feeling of many other floors. More information about the Boomtown Slot Machines.

Sportsbook (Review: C+)

There's a small Cal-Neva run sportsbook here at Boomtown. They'll have good lines because of that, its clean, medium-ish sized. There's a handful of TVs. We wouldn't drive all the way out there to place a bet, but its convenient when you're already there.

Boomtown Reno Dining

Dining at Boomtown is a mixed bag. The steakhouse is very fancy, but their coffee shop has recently been replaced with a Denny's.

Cassidy's Steakhouse (Fine Dining, $$$, No Grade)

Sundance Cafe (Closed) (Casual Dining, $$, B-)

The Sundance is a fine coffee shop hidden in the back of Boomtown. As of July 16th, 2009, the Sundance Cafe appears to be gone and replaced with a Denny's. Yes, a Denny's.

Starbuck's Coffee (Snacks, $, No Grade)

Its a Starbucks.

Boomtown Reno Hotel

Upgraded rooms at Boomtown are very fancy, and the location off of I-80 makes it easy to get to if you're traveling through.

Arcade, Fun Center, Activities (Amenities, Review: A+)

The Arcade and Fun Center at Boomtown is one of the largest in the area. Its also all indoors for those cold & windy days. They have a smaller video arcade, several carnival rides inside, and a variety of carnival games. There's also 2 or 3 small rooms that can be booked for birthday parties. They do not open until Noon each day, so be aware of that before you head out! There is a full-size carousel inside, too! There is a very fancy flight-simulator game that is awesome for the older kids (and adults, too!), and a variety of games for the younger set. A small indoor miniature golf game is also fun. More information about the Boomtown Arcade, Fun Center, Activities.

RV Parking (Amenities, Review: A)

Directly adjacent to Boomtown is a 203 space KOA RV Park. It is quite complete, including 50A hookups, a lighted & paved area, showers, laundromat, and next to a large Chevron with gas, diesel, and propane More information about the Boomtown RV Parking.

Wedding Chapel (Amenities, Review: B-)

There is no dedicated wedding chapel at Boomtown, but their catering and event staff can coordinate a ceremony and reception of up to 350 people. More information about the Boomtown Wedding Chapel.

Business Center (Amenities, Review: C)

There are two small internet terminals located across from the main lobby, but no formal business center.

Meetings and Conferences (Amenities, Review: B-)

Boomtown has 10,500 square feet of meeting space, including a handful of smaller meeting rooms. More information about the Boomtown Meetings and Conferences.

Airport Shuttle (Services, Review: C)

Boomtown has a Limo for their VIPs, but we don't know about regular shuttle service.

Gift Cards Available (Services, Review: B+)

Boomtown has gift cards available up to $1000. As with all gift cards, they are not redeemable for cash or gaming. More information about the Boomtown Gift Cards Available.

Front Desk (Services, Review: B)

The reception area at Boomtown is large and comfortable. We only stayed there once, but check-in was quick, and there were some sitting areas nearby.

Standard Rooms (Room Descriptions, Review: B)

Rooms in the "South Tower" are standard rooms, and come in either two-queen or a single-king configuration. The "Deluxe" rooms have a mountain view, where the "Classic" rooms do not.

Upgraded Rooms (Room Descriptions, Review: B)

Rooms in the "North Tower" are standard rooms, and come in either two-queen or a single-king configuration. The "Deluxe" rooms have a mountain view, where the "Classic" rooms do not.

Suites (Room Descriptions, Review: C+)

There are some suites in both the North and South Tower at Boomtown. They have a separate sitting area.

Internet Service (Room Features, Review: B+)

The rooms have free wired internet access, but there is no wireless at Boomtown.

In-Room Refridgerator (Room Features, Review: A)

All rooms at Boomtown have a mini-fridge in them.

In-Room Coffee Maker (Room Features, Review: C+)

Some rooms seem to have them, but not all. If its important to you, be sure to ask when you make a reservation.

In-Room Safe (Room Features, Review: B)

The North Tower upgraded rooms appear to have a safe.

Resort Fees (Room Features, Review: F)

There is a $11 Resort Fee at Boomtown, a 13% $8.19 Tax, and a $2.00 Tourism Tax per room per night on a $62.99 room. As of March 2018.

Cancellation Policies (Room Features, Review: B)

Boomtown requires 24-hour notice to get a full refund when canceling your reservation.