Review and Photos of Golden Phoenix, Reno
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The Golden Phoenix, which opened in Fall 2002, was formerly the Flamingo Reno.
It is located downtown on Sierra Street next to the railroad tracks (the train station is two blocks away).
There is a convenient enclosed pedestrian walkway, which connects the property to Virginia
Street and the casino district one block to the east.
The hotel is owned by the Vista
Hospitality Company which also owns hotels in Canada, New York State, and Florida.
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Golden Phoenix Hotel -
The hotel has 604 guest rooms and suites, as well as an excercise room and business center.
Rooms are suitable, but are light on
amenities and they could benefit from a little refurbishment. In our room for example, the
carpet, furniture, and fixtures were well worn, and there was no hairdryer, iron, or even a
clock. Nevertheless, it was a clean place to sleep, at a very good price.
One thing for light sleepers
to keep in mind though, is that the trains can be very loud, particularly for rooms on the
north end of the tower, which overlook the tracks.
For parking, Golden Phoenix has both valet and free self-parking. The small, dark self-park
lot is about a block away (down the street or an alley) from the casino and check-in, so valet is
recommended. There is also a complimentary airport shuttle.
Golden Phoenix - Inside Hotel Room
Entertainment @ Golden Phoenix Casino -
There is live music in the Casino Cabaret. Headliners and themed production shows appear in the
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Golden Phoenix Casino -
The casino features video poker, slots, Black Jack, Roulette, Poker, Pai Gow
Poker, Keno, and Let It Ride. Minimums are genrally low ($5), and we were able to find some full-pay
video poker machines.
Golden Phoenix Hotel Room
Hotel Room at Golden Phoenix Reno
Other Amenities @ Golden Phoenix -
For soon-to-be-weds, The Golden Phoenix has a wedding chapel, banquet halls, and catering.
There is also 12,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.
Virgina Street Entrance to Golden Phoenix Casino, Downtown Reno. There is a small casino
inside this entrance, which leads to an enclosed walkway over Sierra Street into the main casino and hotel.
Golden Phoenix Dining Guide -
Restaurants & Lounges at the Golden Phoenix include the following:
Aces Diner is a 24-hour restaurant serving traditional coffee shop fare and New York deli favorites.
The menu includes stacked deli sandwiches,
meatloaf, burgers ($7), traditional entrees (from $8), and breakfast fare (any time).
There is a Benihana's famous Japanese steakhouse (located off the hotel lobby).
serves dinner including sushi and entrees prepared tableside by performing chefs ($17-50).
Espresso On-The-Go is a counter serving pastries, hot beverages, and desserts.
Golden Palace serves quick Chinese food including Szechwan and Mandarin fare (most entrees
are $7-10). The restaurant is nicely decorated with waterfalls.
The Terrace is a traditional coffee shop restaurant serving breakfast,lunch, and dinner.
Vista Room, Reno's only roof-top restaurant,
provides panoramic views of the city and the surrounding mountains from the 21st floor. The Room
five-course dinner of Continental cuisine (ala carte also available), and a Sunday Champagne Brunch It also features a sophisticated wine list and a piano lounge.