A Night Stroll inside the Ponderosa Hotel

As part of street reporting for the Our Town Reno collective I coordinate, I recently spent time inside the Ponderosa Hotel in Reno which gets terrible reviews on Yelp, but which is also one of the few remaining places you can stay in for less than $800 a month in a growing western town with an affordable housing crisis. The Ponderosa is attached to the Wild Orchid strip club which is in a fight with Reno's city council, threatening its current prices and convenient intersectional location. Here's an article about a former resident, trying but not able to get back in. Below are photos of the hallways and a room rented out about $50 a night.