Gay Friendly Hotels Reno NV

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Reno, Nevada (2024 Updated)

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S. state of Florida may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity became legal in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas on June 26, 2003, and same-sex marriage has been legal in the state since January 6, 2015.
Nevada ranks as the best state in America for LGBTQ people. It has a relatively low share of hate crimes motivated by gender identity or sexual orientation.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the U.S. state of Nevada enjoy the same liberties experienced by non-LGBT Nevadans. Same-sex marriage has been legal since October 8, 2014
Reno has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Splash Bar Reno  &  5 Star SaloonCarl’s – The Saloon are the most famous gay bars in Reno, NV.
Reno is a city in the northwest section of the U.S. state of Nevada, along the Nevada-California border, about 22 miles from Lake Tahoe, known as “The Biggest Little City in the World.

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1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Reno Nevada

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

A 2-minute walk from Virginia Lake, this sprawling, Tuscan-themed casino hotel is also 2 miles from Reno Airport.

Sophisticated rooms feature custom mahogany furnishings and marble bathrooms, plus flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi. Suites add living areas, and some include 4-poster beds, whirlpool tubs and/or hand-painted artwork. Room service is available.

There are 11 restaurants and bars, including a steakhouse, a sports-themed deli and an elegant Asian eatery, as well as a nightclub and a lively casino. Other amenities include 2 outdoor pools, a fitness center and a spa, as well as an airport shuttle, parking and meeting/event space

Awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating for hospitality industry excellence, the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada offers a first-class experience as well as upscale amenities that create an unforgettable stay. Peppermill offers 1621 guest rooms, including 600 lavishly appointed suites, 10 award-winning restaurants, 15 bars and lounges, two geothermally heated resort pools, the three-story Spa Toscana, and free live entertainment or dancing until the wee hours in Reno’s hottest nightclub, EDGE.

Accommodations now include custom pillow-top mattresses, hypoallergenic pillows in both soft and firm comfort levels, Egyptian cotton sateen T300 bed linens, single-cup Keurig brewing systems, in-room smart refrigerators, 42-inch LCD high-definition TV and movie stations, and complimentary Wi-Fi with speeds up to 32mbps.

We’ve been coming back to this hotel for awhile now and the Tuscany tower rooms never disappoint. The jet spa tub dry themselves after 20 min., which makes me feel more comfortable in using them. Taking a long bath using the gel shower from the hotel, was WONDERFULLy relaxing within the large bathroom suite, while listening to the hotel’s “Art Television” music playing on the TV inside the bathroom. Also, the rooms seem to be truly cleaned daily, quite a task, considering how huge the rooms are. Great Value for sure.

We traveled to Reno with another couple and we all stayed at the Peppermill. The staff were all very nice and the hotel was clean and very nice. Not over the top fancy, just very nice rooms with modern amenities and a sense of pride in being a top notch hotel/casino. The casino was well laid out and a good environment to spend some time gambling.

I recently stayed at the Peppermill Casino and resort and pleasantly surprised at how clean and beautiful the property is. Impeccable really with an old world charm. The room had horrible view of roofs and pipes and there was a jacuzzi in the middle of the bedroom. This does not deter the great experience. The casino is a great size and inviting. The reassurances were great. Property was close to everything and complimentary shuttle to and from the airport.

Gay Friendly Hotels Reno
Gay Friendly Hotels Reno

How much does a room costs at Peppermill Resort Spa Casino ?

Prices start 77$/night for Deluxe Queen Room.

Where to book online – Peppermill Resort Spa Casino  – Gay Friendly Hotels Reno NV  – you can find the best hotels deals in Nevada during Reno River Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Nevada NV on  or and see more  reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Hotel Best Western Plus Sparks-Reno Hotel  4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Reno NV

Best Western Plus Sparks-Reno Hotel
Best Western Plus Sparks-Reno Hotel

Best Western Plus Sparks-Reno Hotel has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, a shared lounge and garden in Reno. The property is set 0.9 miles from Great Basin Brewing, 3.7 miles from Bizarre Guitar and 3.7 miles from Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a concierge service and free WiFi.

At the hotel, every room has a wardrobe. At Best Western Plus Sparks-Reno Hotel all rooms have a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

Best Western Plus Sparks-Reno Hotel offers a hot tub.

In a commercial area along I-80, this casual hotel with a modern interior is less than 2 miles from The Outlets at Legends shopping mall. It’s 3 miles from Reno–Tahoe International Airport, and 4 miles from casinos and entertainment in the city center.

Contemporary rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini fridges, plus microwaves and Keurig coffee makers. Airy suites add separate living rooms with sofas.

Complimentary perks include breakfast, parking and a 24-hour airport shuttle, as well as access to the fitness room. Other amenities consist of a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a courtyard with a fire pit.

The Best Western Plus Sparks-Reno is a newly renovated full service hotel that is non-gaming, non-smoking and pet friendly. Our hotel is conveniently located near downtown Reno and Victorian square, in Sparks, Nevada.

We offer 7500 square feet of meeting space, an outdoor pool and a courtyard with fire pit and lawn activities. The hotel also offers a complimentary 24 hour airport and local shuttle, with ample parking for buses and trucks. All guest rooms have a 60-inch flat screen HDTVs, glass walk-in showers, a microwave, refrigerator and Keurig® coffee makers.

Professional staff and excellent service upon checking in. The king room was very spacious, comfortable bed, clean, and had a good shower. The breakfast was basic but good.

This was formerly a HIE hotel. BW has done a complete renovation. Everything is new. Our king room was very spacious and contemporary in design. Of course the entire property is clean and new.

Now, this hotel is a island in a very commercial/industrial area. Just off I-80 and easy to get to. Can get noisy with I-80 and the industrial activity adjacent.

Excellent Location, close to I-80 freeway, close to restaurants. Quiet comfortable & Clean – Rooms were good size with mini fridge and microwave. The hotel was very clean, hallways to room clean and the room was very clean. Bed was comfortable.

The hotel staff and the beauty of the hotel were great. We used the pool and hot tub and they were both very well taken care of and it was a great experience. We will definitely stay here again in the future. One of the things we wanted was a hotel without a casino. This was a perfect place and the casinos were close and there were restaurants close also.

It’s a larger size hotel for best western standards with several floors. The rooms look spotless and may have been recently renovated and were very quiet. Heather was there to check me in and was very kind and friendly as well as the other staff. Pool was open for use, which is good for a nice swim. They still provide a grab and go breakfast bag. Parking was very ample and did not have any issues finding parking even on the busy weekend.

Gay Friendly Hotels Reno
Gay Friendly Hotels Reno

How much does a room costs at Best Western Plus Sparks-Reno Hotel ?

Prices start 148$/night for King Room.

This double room has air conditioning and microwave.

Where to book online – Best Western Plus Sparks-Reno Hotel  – Gay Friendly Hotels Reno NV  – you can find the best hotels deals in Nevada during Reno River Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Nevada NV on or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Whitney Peak Hotel 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Reno NV

Whitney Peak Hotel
Whitney Peak Hotel

Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains this non-smoking, non-gaming hotel offers 310 guestrooms and 19 suites. It is located next to the Arch in Central Reno. Lake Tahoe is 37.3 miles away.

Free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and modern décor are featured in each upscale, air-conditioned guest room at Whitney Peak Hotel. A coffee machine and en suite bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries are also provided.

A 24-hour reception welcomes guests to Reno Whitney Peak Hotel. A fitness centre with a climbing wall is offered to guests. Fax and photocopying services are available.

Within a 5-minute walk of several casinos and Reno Events Center, this modern hotel is a 7-minute walk from the National Automobile Museum.

Vibrant rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, coffee makers and mini fridges; microwaves are available on request. All feature panoramic mountain views. Stylish rustic-chic suites on the 16th floor add eclectic decor, separate living rooms and bars. Club rooms and suites provide access to a lounge with complimentary breakfast, snacks and drinks.

In the center of the bright lights of Reno sits a new Nevada landmark. Welcome to Whitney Peak Hotel the only full service luxury non gaming non smoking hotel in Reno. We are centrally located just two blocks from the beautiful river walk and adjacent to the historic Reno Arch. Designed to bring the best of the outdoors inside, this new landmark hotel caters to the free-spirit in all of us.

All guest rooms and suites feature a king or two queen beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, refrigerator, complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea, in-room safe and spectacular views of the mountains. Concierge level accommodations feature complimentary breakfast, appetizers and beverages.

What an amazing gem in downtown <span class=”_3f5ztoLj”>Reno. It’s lack of a casino gives you some peace and turns your attention to other things that are also fun and exciting. But if you still want to have some casino action, all you have to do is cross the street and they are all there. Best of both worlds!

Staff were universally friendly and helpful. Hotel and rooms were clean, modern and tasteful with lots of nice little touches.

Whitney Peak is a non-gaming, non-smoking hotel, located in the middle of downtown Reno. The closest gaming establishments are El Dorado and Harrah’s, which are 1/2 block away.

Smoking: It does not allow smoking on its property. Even if you choose to gamble at a casino where smoking is allowed, coming back to a smoke free room is refreshing.

Amenities: *Indoor* rock climbing facility is very attractive; it has an outdoor rock climbing option as well; the climbing fees were very reasonable for registered hotel guests. The club lounge on the 15th floor is very comfortable, if you choose to pay for a club level room. The 15th floor offers light breakfast and evening drinks.

Services: The staff members were attentive and efficient. On the last day of our stay, I requested my car to be pulled from the valet parking lot. The valet desk advised me that it was already pulled up, even without my asking.

When compared to other gaming hotels (i.e., with smoking, with casinos), the hotel rates are likely higher but if the qualities above matter to you, I feel that it’s well worth the price difference.

This is a nice, non smoking, non gambling hotel in downtown Reno. The room was large with a large bathroom. The television channels are okay (no Hallmark Channel). The free internet was okay but you had to sign in each day. They also offer a paid internet option ($10 for 1 day or $25 for 3 days). They have a shuttle from the airport but it is a $10 charge.

The Whitney Peak Hotel is a gem in the heart of downtown Reno. If you are looking for a place to stay that has no casino and is smoke free, this is it. The room I had was spacious, and the king size bed is very comfortable. There were robes and slippers as well as a coffee maker, refrigerator and safe in the room. I have found my new go to hotel in Reno. It is perfect.

Lodging in Reno is more of a gamble than you might expect elsewhere, except maybe Las Vegas. Rooms are advertised at all the major casinos starting at about $49 per night, which sounds like an amazing deal for what you get, but…they all have a “Resort Fee” between $35-$50 per night, which includes things like use of a swimming pool, airport shuttle, business center – things you get for free at most hotels costing over $100 per night, and if you want more than the basic room, you can find yourself spending $180 when you were expecting to spend $90.

Casinos still give you a nice room for the price because they do an incredible volume; I’ve had to wait 30 minutes to check in and the line was over 50′ long. Plus there is the excitement/glitter/noise/chaos of the casinos themselves, strategically placed so you have to walk through them to get to the elevators to get to your room. Sometimes that is an impressive walk of 5 minutes or more. I’ve stayed in 3 of the more popular and highest rated casinos, and it is never a completely pleasant experience because I neither smoke nor gamble.

If you want peace and quiet, a charming small hotel located downtown and two blocks from the Truckee river, a large room, a short walk to your room, and good service, I recommend the Whitney Peak Hotel.

Gay Friendly Hotels Reno NV
Gay Friendly Hotels Reno NV

How much does a room costs at Whitney Peak Hotel ?

Prices start 132$/night for King Room. The King Suite  is  203$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Offering free WiFi, this air-conditioned suite features an HDTV, a seating area and a dining area. A coffee machine and a mini-fridge are included.

Where to book online – Whitney Peak Hotel  – Gay Friendly Hotels Reno NV  – you can find the best hotels deals in Nevada during Reno River Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Nevada NV on or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.