Funnest hotel in reno!
I've often stopped at circus circus while driving from ca to ut. the last time, i failed to make advance arrangements, and at midnight on friday night there was a 1/2 hour registration line (i was told this by another traveler) so we paid $80 to stay at the seasons inn. it was awful--we were even afraid to touch the bedding! the blanket over the sheet and under the comforter had tons of hairs poking out of it.
so on the way back we were sure to make arrangements to stay at circus circus. hotelsclick got us a rate of $31.50! it was a tuesday night. however, when i checked in they collected an additional unexpected $8. so it was $40, but still sooo worth it. the room was big and gorgeous and super clean. there was a gamebox controller, but i don't know if it would have cost extra. my kids and i had a fantastic time at the midway. they have super cheap carnival games, and we won all the animals we wanted and had a blast for hours. we spent about $100. they also short acrobatic shows that were fun to watch!
if you have kids, this is definitely the place to stay! everyone was very nice, too.