I travel to the Reno area monthly and stay at the Grand Sierra, Atlantis and Circus but Circus is the best value for the money. The room amenities aren't much different among the hotels and Circus' proximity and physical connection to other hotels
makes it a better choice since Grand Sierra & Atlantis are isolated (though both fine places to stay). Circus is far superior in every way than the Sands.
we've been staying here for years and years. We've always requested to stay in the main tower. After this last trip, and going through [...], we had to take the sky tower. At first, very disappointed..but in the end..wow..we will never demand the
main tower again. So much easier to get in and out of the room to the parking garage. Don't need to walk through the casino, or up and down escalators to get to your room. I suggest, if you have kids and luggage in tow, to try out the sky tower. You will get in and out the place much much quicker. Rooms are always clean. Coffee and hair dryer is standard. Great views, extra towels, fluffy pillows. If you need anything, guest services always comes through. If you have pets, they even offer kennel services, and while in your room, you can tune into the channel that runs cameras to the room where your pet is, so you can check on them at any time. Always a great place to stay when you have kids. The coupons save big bucks! Especially at the buffet..buy one get one free..LOVE IT! Also sign up for their club one account..you'll get comps and more freebies..which is why we always come back!