Silver Legacy Reno Review

The Silver Legacy is sandwiched between the Eldorado & Circus Circus. There are some excellent bars & restaurants, a large casino, and a fun inside experience. You'll end up at Rum Bullion's late at night. Trust us.


The Legacy draws all crowds, from the standard older midweek player, to the 20-something crowd coming in to party at Rum Bullion's.

Comfort & Safety

The Legacy is connected by walkways to both the Eldorado and Circus. You can spend a good amount of time wandering among all three of these properties without ever going outside. The parking garage is well-lit and patrolled. We've never felt uneasy in here.

Silver Legacy Reno Gaming

The gaming floor at the Silver Legacy is very new and plush. Lots of new slot machines to choose from as well as a very nice and elegant table gaming area.

Slot Machines (Review: B+)

The Silver Legacy slot floor is mostly located on the lower level, and has approximately 780 reel slots, 360 video slots, 350 video poker machines, and high-limit area. Lots of new fresh games, and if you look around you'll find a few classics. There are some games on the upper level near the dining areas, also. The video poker Jacks-or-Better at $0.25 was set at a 9-6 payout, which is nice to see. Unfortunately, our $21 at a Wheel-of-Fortune machine didn't get us a single spin.

Table Games (Review: B+)

The Silver Legacy has a large and comfortable table gaming area. It is done in a modern and bright tan/brown theme that looks very nice. The ceilings are quite high with elegant lighting and chandeliers over the gaming area. The seats are new and comfortable, and the tables are spaced out enough that you won't always be bumping into the table next to you. There are a significant number of Asian-based games if you're looking for something like that.

Player's Club (Review: B-)

The Player's Club at the Silver Legacy is called "Club Legacy". The booth is located on the main gaming floor, near the base of the escalators. We were a little disappointed we didn't get at least a $5 free-play credit for signing up. They have a slide-and-win promotion called "The Mansion" where you can win free prizes, and reslide your card every 4 hours. We won a "free entry in the Sunday drawing", and a "free ace with a $5 blackjack bet". Actually, the Free Ace is fairly nice.

Sportsbook (Review: C)

The Silver Legacy has an MGM Mirage sportsbook, and has fair lines. They don't offer half-points, the staff is friendly and the book is comfortable. Its smaller and cozy.

Silver Legacy Reno Dining

The Silver Legacy restaurants have a wide variety of dining choices, from the elegant steakhouse to several nice casual dining places. If you've had a few drinks, Rum Bullion's should be in your night.

Sterling's Seafood Steakhouse (Fine Dining, $$$$, A)

Sterling's Steakhouse at the Legacy delivers a very good meal with great service in a modern environment. It's impossible to review Sterling's without comparing it to Harrah's Steakhouse. Both deliver with great food and service, and though prices are expensive, both are a fine dining experience. Where Harrah's is a small dining room with traditional cherry and leather furniture served by men in tuxedos, Sterling's is an open environment with better lighting, higher ceilings, and an exposed kitchen. Perhaps the only miss at Sterling's is a wine list that doesn't have many value choices.

Fairchild's Oyster Bar (Casual Dining, $$, B)

Fairchild's Oyster Bar has a great seating area, and a small menu of seafood-oriented dishes. However, the meal didn't quite live up to our expectations. It was still good, but we were hoping for something a bit more impressive.

Cafe Sedona (Casual Dining, $$, C+)

The best thing about Cafe Sedona is the view of all the people walking around. Outside of that, its a basic coffee shop.

Fresh Express Food Court (Casual Dining, $$, No Grade)

Flavors! The Buffet (Buffets, $$, B)

A surprisingly nice buffet that doesn't get nearly as much attention as it should. If they could bump the food quality up a tad without raising prices, it would be in the running for a top choice buffet in the area.

SIPS Coffee & Tea (Snacks, $, B+)

At least its not Starbucks! No, seriously, its a cute, small, independent coffee shop. Just what you need when you want a cup.

Aura Ultra Lounge (Bars, Lounges, and Clubs, $, B+)

Aura doesn't get hopping until at least 10pm, so if you try to go earlier you'll be disappointed. The crowd tends to be younger (20's), but the music is a selection of dance music ranging from some of the more popular late 80's/early 90's stuff to present day tunes. Overall, we had a lot of fun and will be going back!

Rum Bullion's (Bars, Lounges, and Clubs, $, B+)

Fun place to hang out and have a few drinks, especially if it's one of the nights when the dueling piano guys are there!

Silver Legacy Reno Hotel

Since the Legacy went through a large remodel not too long ago, the hotel is comfortable and has a wide range of services.

Pool (Amenities, Review: B-)

The Silver Legacy has an outdoor pool that is open during the Summer and warm-enough months (approx May to October).

Spa and Salon (Amenities, Review: C+)

The Spa at the Silver Legacy has basic massage, body, and skin treatments. Day passes are available for hotel guests. The spa also has cardio equipment.

Fitness Center (Amenities, Review: D)

The Fitness Center is located within the Spa, and there is an $8 fee for Spa access.

RV Parking (Amenities, Review: C)

Oversized vehicles and RVs can be parked off-site with Valet.

Wedding Chapel (Amenities, Review: B-)

The Silver Legacy can accommodate small to large wedding receptions, but does not have an on-site wedding chapel.

Business Center (Amenities, Review: C)

The business center at the Silver Legacy is open during standard business hours.

Meetings and Conferences (Amenities, Review: B)

The Legacy has large ballrooms and catering to handle meetings and banquets. They can also coordinate with their sister properties (Eldo and Circus) as well as some downtown Reno facilities.

Gift Shop (Amenities, Review: C+)

There is a small gift shop for necessities.

Retail Shopping (Amenities, Review: A-)

There is a variety of retail shopping at the Legacy, including 6 stores. (5 if you don't want to buy a Harley Davidson!)

Cabaret (Amenities, Review: B+)

There's a variety of entertainment at the Silver Legacy, including a good concert hall, a comedy club, and a fun mining rig.

Airport Shuttle (Services, Review: B-)

The Legacy runs an hourly shuttle from 5am to 11pm.

Concierge/Bell Desk (Services, Review: B+)

The concierge desk at the Legacy handles many standard requests, as well as having a notary public available, also.

On-Property Car Rental (Services, Review: B+)

Hertz has a car rental desk on-site at the Silver Legacy.

Room Service (Services, Review: C-)

The Legacy has a room-service menu, but it is not listed online.

Front Desk (Services, Review: B)

The Legacy front-desk is large and elegant, with a friendly staff.

Upgraded Rooms (Room Descriptions, Review: B-)

The Legacy's standard rooms are all newer, but not new. Expect comfortable *relatively* modern amenities. They're not old and run-down by any means, though.

Suites (Room Descriptions, Review: B-)

The suites at the Legacy are called "Spa Suites", so named because they have a spa in them.

Penthouse Suites (Room Descriptions, Review: No Grade)

The Penthouses and Presidential Suites are reserved for high rollers.

Internet Service (Room Features, Review: D)

The Legacy has property-wide wireless internet, and the rooms have a wired ethernet plug. Access costs $9.95 per 24-hour period.

Resort Fees (Room Features, Review: F)

On a $50.15 room, there isa $3.00 Tourism fee, and $6.77 Lodging tax, and a $22.70 Resort Fee.