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Family trip to Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno, Nevada [+GIVEAWAY]

posted by Lindsay Satmary August 1, 2016 15 Comments

On of my favorite things to do is travel with my family. I LOVE adventure and over the past year, our boys have certainly become road trip warriors. Reno, Nevada is exactly half way between where we live and where my parents live. Last month, my parents decided to come visit us in Utah. I thought it would be so much fun to meet them in Reno, the half way point, so that they could follow us to Utah the following day. It would be a mini vacation for us and give us all more time together. So of course, once I started planning, I knew we had to stay at Atlantis Casino Resort. It’s one of our favorite places to stay and we had already stayed there before on our last trip. We spent a month looking forward to our trip after planning! The boys were equally excited since they LOVE the pool there!

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For those of you who haven’t yet been to Atlantis and are planning a trip to Reno, let me show you why the Atlantis Casino Resort is a great place for your family!

The Room:

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While the Casino floor area is a bit smoky, the non-smoking rooms are super clean and completely smoke-free. Every time we’ve stayed at this hotel, we’ve found the rooms to be quite comfortable and very quiet. It’s very rare for Drew and I to get a full 8 hours of sleep, and we have every night at Atlantis Casino Resort, which was HEAVEN!

This visit, we booked two adjoining rooms next to each other so the boys could go back and forth between us and my parents’ room. We also requested a crib for Aidan, which was provided complimentary by the hotel along with wifi in our room and free valet parking. Our room was up on the 14th view and provided a nice mountain view. The beds were comfortable and included 4 different types of pillows on each bed to work with whatever your preferences may be.

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Aidan made it in the “big bed” about 5 minutes and then he ended up sleeping in the crib the rest of the night. They both slept amazingly!

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The Pool:

Atlantis Casino Resort Hotel has an amazing indoor pool that is covered with glass pannels, adorned with indoor palm trees and a rock wall with a water feature, providing a relaxing atmosphere that makes you feel as if you are outdoors somewhere tropical and not in the middle of the dessert. The pool is heated, round, and the same depth all over. While neither of our boys are able to swim, we made sure to bring our Swimways floats for them and we had the BEST time in the pool! We swam for about an hour or so and was so relaxing after driving 8 hours the day before. Atlantis Casino Resort actually has a full service Spa that is quite impressive, and is definitely on my list for our next visit! You can also relax around the pool on the comfy outdoor lounge furniture and some guests have recommended the poolside milkshakes, which I heard are awesome!

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The Food:

We all know I love food! The first time we had the pleasure of dining at Toucan Charlie’s Buffet at Atlantis Casino Resort Hotel I was amazed at everything they offered! Not an item was forgotten from specifics foods to cuisines, beautifully hand-carved fruit sculptures, and made to order options from salads to Pho to Mongolian sit-fry. And let’s not even get started about the dessert selections. I think they need their own post, but for convenience, I’ll include a preview of everything in the video below so you can see for yourself. As someone who has personally dined in Castles in Germany, and amazing Italian restaurants overlooking the city of Rome, many wonderful restaurants and cafes at my favorite Orlando theme park who won’t be named but does house a very famous mouse, I can honestly say that Toucan Charlie’s is by far my very favorite place I’ve ever eaten. It may sound so silly to say, but I mean this with my whole heart: for those who love amazing food, Toucan Charlie’s is the place dreams are made of! So of course after enjoying Dinner and Brunch (which includes complimentary champagne and mimosas), I was a very happy mama and my husband, kids, and parents were also quite pleased! For your convenience, you can avoid the bathroom scale provided your room! (Actually since I had such a wonderful night of sleep, I weighed myself both days and lost 4 pounds so my delicious buffet was cancelled out!)

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Overall Thoughts:

Overall, I would absolutely recommend the Atlantis Casino Resort Hotel to everyone, especially those with children. Between the complimentary valet and crib, fun and relaxing swimming area, Salon, award-winning Spa, and amazing selections of food, you don’t have to be a gambler to enjoy all that this hotel has to offer! The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful!

While Toucan Charlie’s is our favorite place to eat, Atlantis also has a 24-hour restaurant in the hotel that is so convenient if you happen to be traveling and arrive after the restaurants have closed. This was the case during our first visit and we were so happy to still have a convenient option for a nice meal. My husband brought the food up to our room and we enjoyed a nice picnic with the boys. Everything was delicious, clean, and we all really had a wonderful time! Atlantis Casino Resort Hotel is a wonderful place to stay, especially with small children!

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I can’t wait to go back again!

For more information about Atlantis Casino Resort Spa visit: www.atlantiscasino.com

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Chelsea August 8, 2016 at 6:17 am

Looks like you guys had an absolute blast!! Beautiful family!

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Lindsay Satmary August 8, 2016 at 12:25 pm

Thanks, Chelsea! It was SO relaxing….and yummy! πŸ™‚

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Barbara August 8, 2016 at 2:49 pm

It’s been years since I went on any kind of vacation. I think the last one was….many years ago and it was a week-long trip to Door County (in Wisconsin). I have fantasies about vacationing in France and the UK (I was a brief exchange student in Paris).

Your vacation looks like it was so much fun!

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Lindsay Satmary August 9, 2016 at 4:57 am

Hi Barbara! Another reader who visited Wisconsin! Maybe I’ll have to check it out. I LOVED my time in Europe. (I lived there for 2 years). Paris is one of my favorite cities! Hope you get to travel soon, even if it’s the next town over πŸ™‚

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Travel Pockets (Crystal) August 8, 2016 at 4:14 pm

This hotel looks amazing and so fun! I love all the bright colors throughout the place. Looks like you guys had such a great time!

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Lindsay Satmary August 9, 2016 at 4:58 am

Thank you, Crystal! I really liked the modern design, too!

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Laura August 9, 2016 at 1:07 am

We went on a cruise for our last vacation! It was awesome. My first time on one. We visited Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica. I definitely would go again! πŸ™‚

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Lindsay Satmary August 9, 2016 at 4:59 am

Hi Laura! That sounds amazing! I haven’t been on a cruise yet but I think I want to sometime in the near future. Of course, I feel like the food would be amazing haha Did you get to do anything fun like swim with dolphins?

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Angie W August 9, 2016 at 6:13 am

I had a conference in Japan so worked some vacation time in there πŸ™‚ Amazing and I’d love to go back!

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Lindsay Satmary August 9, 2016 at 4:52 pm

That sounds like so much fun! I would love to visit Asia someday!

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Marie Lowther August 9, 2016 at 9:14 am

My last vacation I visited with my parents.

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Lindsay Satmary August 9, 2016 at 4:53 pm

How fun! A vacation of the heart πŸ™‚

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Gabrielly August 9, 2016 at 4:01 pm

We went to WDW for our last vacation! It was awesome.

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Lindsay Satmary August 9, 2016 at 4:54 pm

So fun! I’m jealous! We had annual passes when we lived in Florida. There’s no place like Disney! πŸ™‚

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Jessica Herring August 10, 2016 at 7:12 pm

I went to the Bahamas during spring break for a study abroad class! It was amazing!

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