If you follow my instagram, you likely know that I spent 2 days in Reno last week. (… and took possibly the most ‘extra’ birthday photo of all time while I was there haha. Check it out here if you missed it! 🙊) I had never been to Reno before, and I always love checking out new US cities. The Peppermill Hotel was kind enough to host me during my stay, and I had such an incredible, relaxing time. Today I wanted share with you my thoughts on the Peppermill hotel as well photos from my stay. I hope you enjoy it!
First off, let’s talk about the rooms. The rooms at the Peppermill are massive. I shared an instagram story of myself walking into my room for the first time and giving a ‘tour’, and I remember laughing and saying “this room is bigger than my apartment!” I thought I was being hyberbolic but it turns out I wasn’t even wrong! I stayed in a double king sweet in the Tuscany Tower and I have since learned that this room is 550 sq. ft! My entire apartment is only 540 sq feet! *jaw drop*
The bedroom proper was great; but the bathroom in the room was definitely what impressed me the most. The bathroom has double sinks (always a plus) a spacious vanity area where you can do your makeup, a giant bath tub.
And my favorite little touches to the bathroom? A television on the wall so you can watch while you get ready in the morning, and a Keurig coffee maker so you can have your morning coffee!
The view from the rooms in the Tuscany Tower is also pretty darn great – especially at sunset. Below are two photos I snapped before heading to dinner my first night in Reno.
Peppermill has 3 fine dining restaurants, 4 casual dining restaurants and a bunch of ‘quick bite’ cafes. During my short stay, I was able to try out one of the fine dining restaurants – Chi- and a couple cafes. I went to Chi for dinner and loved it. Chi serves Asian fusion cuisine, and the meal was delicious!
If you’re looking for a quick bite or a sweet treat, Peppermill has two little cafe’s that I tried – Biscotti’s & Cafe Milano. Biscotti’s is great if, like I was, you’re in the Tuscany Tower, because Biscotti’s is right off the elevators that lead to the tower. The Peppermill hotel is HUGE so it’s convenient to have a cafe right near you (especially if you are coffee addict like me!)
I had a super quick breakfast (oatmeal & an iced coffee) at Biscotti’s before heading out to the airport, and it was great to have the convenience. They also have a gelato bar with a ton of flavors – definitely worth a try!
The other quick fast-food stop I went to in the Peppermill hotel was Cafe Milano. They are on the main floor near the lobby entrance and again, it was a great place for a quick bite. I also really liked that they serve cold brew coffee from a local coffee roaster! I LOVE when hotels & businesses support locals.
The spa inside Peppermill; the Spa Toscana, has so many treatment options. I could have stayed there for days just trying out different things! In my short time there though I was able to have one treatment done – a 50 minute swedish massage. Let me tell you, it was amazing. My masseuse let me choose between lavendar or lemongrass scented oils (I went with lavender) and sat down with me before hand to discuss what areas she should focus on, any injuries or tension I might have, etc. It was great!
Possibly the best thing about Spa Toscana is the incredible value for the money. When you book a treatment at the spa, you then have access for the remainder of the day to everything else the spa has to offer – and trust me it is a lot. My massage was from 4:30-5:20 and I stayed at the spa until they closed at 9pm!!
The spa itself is over 33,000 sq feet. They have separate ladies and mens rooms which include hot & cold plunge pools, cascading showers, eucalyptus steam rooms and cedar wood saunas. They also have a Himalayan salt room you can relax in. I brought in a book and spent some time in there.
The top floor has their co-ed Caldarium; featuring a sun deck with an indoor pool with a giant waterfall. It is seriously one of the most relaxing places I have ever been – I spent hours here reading books and magazines just listening to the sound of the waterfall.
I was so relaxed and was enjoying myself so much there that I actually decided to order in dinner. You can get in-room dining delivered straight to the Caldarium. The meal I got was a delicious salad with quinoa and salmon.
Peppermill really is a place you could stay in Reno and never leave the hotel! In addition to all of the restaurants and the incredible spa, you can of course gamble in their casino (which I didn’t – I was too chicken!) or hang out by their pool. They have one huge pool under construction right now, but one that is open and I spent a lazy afternoon by the pool one day and it was heavenly! Look how pretty the set up by the pool is!
Overall, I loved my time at the Peppermill hotel and would definitely go back!