Today I saw for the first time a 4.5 hotel in the South Reno/Airport zone. One of the amenities displayed was Smoke Free Rooms - Guest rooms at this hotel are always smoke-free.. Knowing there are only three 4* hotels in this zone (Summit, Peppermill and Atlantis) I set out to check the non-smoking status of each. The Summit's website said all rooms at their property are 100% smoke free. I couldn't find anything about 100% smoke free rooms (hard to believe at a casino/hotel) at Peppermill and Atlantis, so I called both properties and they confirmed they are not 100% smoke free. You can request a non-smoking room, but no guarantee (no surprise there). So with that information I figured this must be the Summit and that they had been recently upgraded from 4 to 4.5 stars. Although I didn't actually want to pay $155 per night at the Summit, I was hoping this was the Summit because Expe-dia is selling rooms there for $50 today only on a 50% off sale. I planned to apply for Hotwire's double-the-difference guarantee against Expe-dia's price, where I would actually come out ahead by about $75 on the deal (free room and $75 in my pocket). On the chance Hotwire was going to assign me the Peppermill or Atlantis, I knew I had an "out" with the smoking issue. So I made the purchase, and sure enough, Hotwire assigned me the new Tuscany Towers at the Peppermill. Awhile later I called Hotwire, told them about the smoking issue, they put me on hold, called the hotel and confirmed the rooms are not 100% non smoking, and further non-smoking requests are requests only, no guarantees. Without any hassle, Hotwire gave me a 100% refund in addition to $50 hot Dollars in my account for the "inconvenience". So we accomplished three things here; 1. Identified a new hotel for the list 2. Got my money back on a price I really didn't want to pay. 3. Received $50 toward a future purchase It will be interesting to see if Hotwire eventually removes the smoke-free icon when displaying this hotel. If they don't, then buyer beware you are not booking a guaranteed non-smoking room. Tuscany Tower at the Peppermill 2707 South Virginia Street Reno, Nevada 89502 (775) 826-2121 Check-in date : Fri, Feb 13, 2009 Check-out date: Sat, Feb 15, 2009 Hotel rate per night: $155.00 Subtotal: $310.00 Tax & Recovery Fee: $41.83 Total: $351.83 Amenities: Casino Smoke-Free Rooms (Hotwire should remove this icon) Airport Shuttle Restaurant Business Internet Golf Tennis Spa Purchased though the Better Bidding link to HOTWIRE.