The staff is friendly the food is great and reasonable except for Copa and the Buffet. Mels dinner has the greatest steak and eggs in town. The Bell Hops are fun and if you take the time to know them they will help you have fun in Reno.
i am a native american tribal leader who frequents reno nevada i have stayed at just about every motel in reno and sparks and so far the sands has been the cheapest but i havent had no complaints other than the a/c was out in one room, no reason
to make a big deal about it things happen and break down, pool is great and the friday night pool parties are awesome, food MELS Diner is worth it tons of food for the right price my wife loves to eat there, if you like to gamble this is the place for you, i will continue to stay at the sands on all my other work related visits.