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Reno, NV
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We've stayed several times at the CVI and its always pleasant. This trip was in the Motor Lodge which was a first. The service was nice and the room was adequate. The Motor Lodge is a bit dated but they keep it clean and accommodating. We enjoy the main hotel more and would not hesitate to return to the CVI.... More 

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cvimatt, Manager at Carson Valley Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind response. Please let us know if you need anything. Matt Carter Director of Hotel Operations More 

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the motor lodge. Contrary to other negative reviews, I thought the motor lodge was really nice. The king bed was very comfortable, the A/C was great, the bathroom had everything, and the room was very large. It was just a short walk to the main building. We enjoyed the indoor pool and spa. We wanted to eat... More 

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cvimatt, Manager at Carson Valley Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice words regarding our Motor Lodge. I do think that among guests who have not been here before there is sometimes disappointment not being in the main Hotel. Guests select the value of the Motor Lodge and when they get here they realize that the main Hotel has so much convenience and is so nice. If... More 

Roseville, California
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56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We like to go to the Minden/Carson area for some down time every two years. This time we drove via CA-89, CA-88 which turns in to NV-88 and eventually onto 395. Could not get over how desolate Alpine County is in CA. We asked for room by the elevator. As usual the Wi-Fi system in the room leaves a lot... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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91 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This trip we stayed at the hotel for 6 nights. Great room, very clean. The breakfasts in Katie's restaurant were outstanding. We ate dinner at the CV Steak restaurant four times and all the meals were outstanding. Maggie the server was great. If you like lamb chops, they are outstanding. The dining room has many booths and has a great... More 

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cvimatt, Manager at Carson Valley Inn, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for all the kind kudos. We will relay the kudos to the restaurants and Maggie for sure. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Please let us know if we can do anything else. Yours Truly, Matt Carter Director of Hotel Operations More 

Auburn, California
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This hotel/casino is dated , but convenient. The bathrooms are huge and tons of counter space! Rooms are a little noisy with upper level walking, but the price is good. Clean, roomy and the casino/hotel is small enough for big groups to meet and greet during stay. Lots of conference rooms available for cocktail/meetings.

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cvimatt, Manager at Carson Valley Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Please let us know if you need anything. Yours Truly, Matt Carter Director of Hotel Operations More 

Pendleton, Oregon
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95 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We came for a wedding so spent two nights. I booked us in the motor lodge instead of the inn because it was cheaper. I did not realize it was a couple of blocks to the inn where the gym and pool are. Decent weather so okay, but I wouldn't do that again. No refrigerator or safe. Those are almost... More 

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cvimatt, Manager at Carson Valley Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Our Motor Lodge is 300 yards from the main hotel/casino/restaurant complex. Our RV Park sits between the main complex and the Motor Lodge. While we have made many upgrades to our Motor Lodge in recent years, there are still some more we need to make. Thanks for mentioning the refrigerator and safe. All of our... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2016

My family and I stayed at CVI overnight for a wedding reception. The casino, restaurant, and reception area were clean and well maintained. The rooms really need some work... Cracked tile in the bathroom, towels were so old that one actually ripped when I was drying off, and the toilet had not been cleaned when I lifted the seat. Beds... More 

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cvimatt, Manager at Carson Valley Inn, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear there were some issues with your stay. I'm particularly upset about the bath towels and toilet cleaning because this is something we normally do really well. But, I need to know when we failed to meet expectations. We do spend $40,000 a year on new linens and towels to keep them new and fresh, so that... More 

Castro Valley, California
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149 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Carson Valley Inn has the main hotel & casino, separated from the motor lodge by a parking lot. They are part of the same facility and both or nice, but the motor lodge rooms are a little less expensive and quieter. A two-story building, motel style, with free parking and reliable WIFI. There is a gas station and mini market... More 

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cvimatt, Manager at Carson Valley Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review and noticing that we have continued to upgrade the Motor Lodge. We do try to continually improve our property and recently we installed new drapes and carpet at the Motor Lodge. The Motor Lodge also has the same beds, bedding, towels and amenities as our main hotel. This is our more affordable alternative, but... More 

Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Everything is nice about this facility. good rooms, clean, nice restaurants on the facility, assume the casino is nice. not a gambler. It is just in some places it looks a little faded or a little torn. Went with the lowest price which put my room a couple hundred yards from the main facility. I would have paid the difference... More 

cvimatt, Manager at Carson Valley Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your response. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The Motor Lodge is a nice and clean more affordable alternative. Our staff normally tries to let guests know the Motor Lodge is 300 yards away from the main hotel/restaurant/casino complex. I do believe we also say this on the Web description when you... More 

Halifax, Canada
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88 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the CVI for two nights and were very pleased. The rooms were very clean and very comfortable (one was handicapped). The housekeeping crew was friendly, effective and accommodating. Good 24/7 restaurant and of course the casino is readily available. Little more expensive but worth it.

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cvimatt, Manager at Carson Valley Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. We greatly appreciate it. Please let me know if you need anything. Yours Truly, Matt Carter Director of Hotel Operations More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Carson Valley Inn is a full service hotel/casino located in Minden, Nevada 15 miles south of Carson City and 20 minutes from world class skiing at Heavenly at Tahoe. We are 25 minutes from the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. The Carson Valley Inn has been completely remodeled in the last 5 years. Our casino features table games, live poker, 600 slots and Race and Sports Book. We have two lounges, one with free live entertainment nightly. Our main hotel features a pool, spas, business center and fitness facility. WE have free Wifi. For our value conscious guests we have a motor lodge adjacent to the main hotel. We also have an RV Resort featuring full hook-ups and shower facilities. There is a laundromat. Restaurants: In CV Steak, enjoy great dining, exceptional value and a comfortable atmosphere perfect for a special occasion, casual gathering with friends, or a let's-not-cook-tonight escape. Katie's Country Kitchen, our 24-hour coffee shop has a comfortable atmosphere, generous menu selections, and value-packed specials that makes this restaurant a favorite among locals and hotel and RV park guests. Katie's Nightly Dinner Specials. Stop by Job's Perk for morning coffee, pastries, sandwiches, afternoon snacks and wine. The Carson Valley Inn has 6000 square feet of meeting space and TJ's Corral is our concert venue featuring some of the biggest names in country and rock & roll. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carson Valley Inn

Address: 1627 US Highway 395 North, Minden, NV 89423
Region: United States > Nevada > Minden
Price Range: $111 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Carson Valley Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 223
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Also Known As:
Carson Valley Hotel Minden
Carson Valley Minden
Carson Valley Inn Minden/Lake Tahoe (Nevada), NV
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“We prefer upper rooms east side facing the parking lot and valley.”
 of 5 bubbles PeaceJB50, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles lindawV808JA, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here. Front desk staff was a nightmare to deal with.”
 of 5 bubbles mummaL, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“can't help with that unfortunately.”
 of 5 bubbles 754michali, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Great if you like it quiet. You may prefer the Inn if you want easy access to the casino or pool.”
 of 5 bubbles cpqal, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
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