NokTang
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September 4th, 2015 at 8:40:22 PM permalink
Odd the Peppermill is never it seems mentioned. Even on PokerGrinder's latest hotel reviews, nothing about Peppermill. I just got my monthly email newsletter. It seems like a nice property. I've not been there in some twenty years but they have kept my newsletters coming, month after month.....

Does anyone have any recent experiences at the Peppermill? I know they seem to rely on country music for the "shows" and figure it caters to the San Francisco crowd vs. so many from Los Angeles going to Las Vegas. Judging by the emails, one might think it's a classy place.

Thanks in advance for any experiences, positive or negative.
PokerGrinder
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September 4th, 2015 at 8:43:59 PM permalink
I am confused, I think you have mistaken me with another member. Although I have been to the casino to collect a chip about 2 years ago, I have never stayed at the hotel or done a review.
I did enjoy my experience however limited it was. Seemed like a nice casino overall.
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BlueEagle
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September 5th, 2015 at 12:15:57 AM permalink
I am not much of a critic, but I have been to Peppermill twice this summer and will say that I like it. While I was in Reno one night for a convention, I took a shuttle to Peppermill to check it out and earn comps in preparation for an upcoming convention at Peppermill. I played video poker, pai gow poker and NLH in the poker room. Other than losing money, I enjoyed the visit. A month later I received an offer in the mail for 2 free nights and $50 comp credit.

My second visit, I stayed three nights at Peppermill to attend a convention. (I got a great deal on the rooms, booking a Southwest Vacations package two months in advance. Three nights added only $100 to the airfare alone. The convention block rate was $139/night.) I got a room on the second floor in the north tower that was pretty small but otherwise was clean and accommodating. Only complaint about the room is the amount of noise that can be heard from the hallway, adjacent rooms and outside.

I didn't bring much gambling money and lost $500 on the first night in about an hour, playing the don't at a craps table. Cafe Milano has a "comfort food" menu that is reasonably priced (all 9 items are either $8 or $9.) My only "complaint" is that they have neither sweet tea nor Coke beverages. Across the street from the casino are two more good dining options that I enjoyed, Clary's Bar & Grill and Ruby River steakhouse (same disclaimer for the lack of this southern boy's soft drink preferences.)

I would say that overall, Peppermill is more of a posh, classy place. Maybe not as much as Wynn or Caesar's Palace, but more so than say Excalibur or MGM Grand. I like Peppermill and would definitely go more often if I lived closer. Another offer came in the mail recently for two nights in a "luxurious suite" and two tickets to the UNLV Rebels vs. University of Reno Wolf Pack game.
NokTang
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September 5th, 2015 at 2:00:11 AM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

I am confused, I think you have mistaken me with another member. Although I have been to the casino to collect a chip about 2 years ago, I have never stayed at the hotel or done a review.
I did enjoy my experience however limited it was. Seemed like a nice casino overall.



I thought I read a series of recent reviews of hotels in Reno, by you? I'll go check again.
NokTang
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September 5th, 2015 at 2:03:24 AM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

I am confused, I think you have mistaken me with another member. .



Yes indeed...it was a series of various hotels in Reno posted by "Pokeraddict". Sorry about that, the mind is the first thing to go. I leaped to the assumption based on my memory of the world "Poker..." and having so many of your fine reviews on the chip thread, well just got lost in it all. Have a nice day.


Posted by Pokeraddict
Aug 24, 2015
NokTang
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September 5th, 2015 at 2:05:22 AM permalink
Quote: BlueEagle

My only "complaint" is that they have neither sweet tea nor Coke beverages. Across the street from the casino are two more good dining options that I enjoyed, Clary's Bar & Grill and Ruby River steakhouse (same disclaimer for the lack of this southern boy's soft drink preferences.).



I can understand about the sweet tea. That's a southern thing. However, no Coke beverages? Did they have Pepsi products but no Coca Cola?
PokerGrinder
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September 5th, 2015 at 2:08:56 AM permalink
Quote: NokTang

Yes indeed...it was a series of various hotels in Reno posted by "Pokeraddict". Sorry about that, the mind is the first thing to go. I leaped to the assumption based on my memory of the world "Poker..." and having so many of your fine reviews on the chip thread, well just got lost in it all. Have a nice day.


Posted by Pokeraddict
Aug 24, 2015


No worries just found it funny when I started reading your post and saw my name, caught me off guard lol
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bobsims
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September 5th, 2015 at 10:14:53 AM permalink
I've been there 3 times in the last 5 years and find it as good a property as any in Las Vegas.
Doc
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September 5th, 2015 at 1:37:25 PM permalink
I'm afraid my WoV "review" of the Peppermill is more than three years old -- it was about a paragraph long and was included with my post of my souvenir chip. All but one of my WoV casino/hotel reviews have been of that nature.
reno
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September 5th, 2015 at 4:12:42 PM permalink
The Peppermill probably ties with Silver Legacy as my favorite hotel in Reno. The Silver Legacy has a much better location, but the Peppermill has better rooms & pool.

Quote: NokTang

I've not been there in some twenty years but they have kept my newsletters coming, month after month.....



It's changed a lot in the last 20 years. In 2007, they opened a brand new tower (Tuscany) with easily the biggest, fanciest suites in Northern Nevada. Since about 2007, they've remodeled all the old rooms, remodeled the casino, and built a completely new pool. Their pool is the nicest pool in Reno, though it's not nearly as impressive as some of the fancier pools in Las Vegas.

Before the remodel, the Peppermill was really gaudy, garish, tacky. (If you had never been to a casino, it would fit the stereotype of what a casino looks like in Hollywood movies: a dizzying maze of loud neon.) But the remodel has softened the garishness somewhat, they're trying to look more sophisticated.

Did it work? Are they more sophisticated? Of course not, it's still Reno.

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