Special note for SF bay area attendees: If you're driving from the bay area, be prepared for possible snow driving on Donner pass. Snow is possible any time of year on Donner pass, though it's very rare in mid-May (estimated 4% chance). If the weather forecast predicts snow, buy tire chains before you leave, since tire chains sold on the pass have a horrible markup.
Tons of free parking is available around the Grand Sierra.
Complimentary valet parking is available.
There are RV hook-up spaces for rent.
The parking lot also has spaces large enough to accomodate "dry" RVs.
Travel Via Megabus
Megabus provides service from both San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA that drops off three blocks away from the downtown bus station.
Walk to the bus station (3 blocks) and catch bus number 14 (schedule).
Megabus service starts at just $1 each way, and increases as the bus gets more sold out.
When booking a Megabus ticket, select the destination as "Reno, NV."
The evening Megabus arrival (9:05pm) only allows 10 minutes to walk to the bus station and catch bus 14 (9:15pm). Walk fast. If Megabus is even a few minutes late arriving in Reno in the evening, you will likely have to wait a full hour for the next #14. If that happens, a taxi should be about $20.
Warning for fursuiters: Megabus only allows a single 62-inch piece of luggage (same standard as airline luggage check), plus a small carryon (backpack or smaller). Make sure you can fit within their baggage limits before booking a bus ticket.
Travel From Airport
Complimentary airport shuttle service is provided by the hotel.
From Airport to Grand Sierra: The Shuttle runs a quarter after and a quater till the hour from 5:15am - 12:15am.
From Grand Sierra to Airport: The Shuttle runs at the top of the hour and half hour 5am - 12:00am.
Save on Luggage? The Grand Sierra Resort will accept and ship your luggage for you, which could save you on fees with the airline. The price does work out cheaper than some airlines' baggage fees.
For more information, please visit the GSR Business Center. Please note, the GSR Business Center is closed on Sunday. If you are leaving the GSR on Sunday, you can leave your luggage at the bell desk and make arrangements to have them ship it out for you on Monday. You will need a credit card.
Travel Via Amtrak
The Reno/Tahoe airport does not typically accept international flights. If you're flying in from outside the United States, check on the price of flying into San Francisco (SFO) or Sacramento (SMF) and using Megabus.
Also check if you know any friends who are driving in from bigger cities, and consider if it's cheaper to fly into their city and share the car trip with them.