Mapes Hotel

Former hotel casino in Reno, Nevada

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Mapes Hotel
View of bridge deck and east railing looking north. - Virginia Street Bridge, Spanning Truckee River at Virginia Street, Reno, Washoe County, NV HAER NV-14-12.tif
Location Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Address 10 North Virginia Street
Opening dateDecember 17, 1947; 72 years ago (1947-12-17)
Closing dateDecember 17, 1982; 37 years ago (1982-12-17)
OwnerCharles Mapes, Jr.
Coordinates39°31′32″N 119°48′45″W / 39.52566°N 119.812576°W / 39.52566; -119.812576Coordinates: 39°31′32″N 119°48′45″W / 39.52566°N 119.812576°W / 39.52566; -119.812576

Mapes Hotel was a hotel and casino located in Downtown Reno, Nevada, next to the Truckee River on Virginia Street. It was built in 1947 and opened on December 17 of that year. It was the first skyscraper built in the Western United States since the start of World War II. Built in a distinctive Art Deco style, the hotel was a unique high-rise built to combine a hotel and casino, providing the prototype for modern hotel/casinos.

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