Avi Resort & Casino
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Avi Hotel and Casino
The Avi turned out to be a very nice place to stay.
The employees were very friendly and most willing to help you.
The restaraunts had very good food.
Everything was clean and in working order. It is 15 miles into the town of Laughlin so very quiet out on the reservation.
But it was 117 degrees outside when we went so
I would say July is not a good month to visit Laughlin.
The pool deck was so hot you had to wear shoes to get to the pool edge and the rail going into the water was burning hot.
They have a lovely sandy beach on the river.
I would say you will enjoy your stay there.
And if you like to gamble the casino is great.
Free alcoholic beverages in the casino also.
Avi Can't be beat!!
After spending 5 hectic nights with my husband, 86 year old mother (in a wheelchair), and 13 year old daughter in Las Vegas, The Avi Resort was the true "Oasis in the Desert"! I started internet surfing in December for a place to stay in Laughlin, and found that none of the hotels were at all "kid friendly", until I found the Avi (about 10 miles south of the Laughlin strip).
It worked out great for all of us; a multiple cinema (with first-run movies for less than six dollars), arcade, pool, awesome beach (very cold, clean, refreshing Colorado River), and a Subway for my 13-year old daughter on the property (as well as other restaurants, with a 24-hour 99-cent yummy breakfast, lounges and of course, the buffet). My husband enjoyed 2 days of golf on the Mojave Golf Course on the property. He said the course was beautiful--not a weed anywhere, very playable, and very affordable, especially compared to Las Vegas golf prices. Golf carts had GPS.
Mom and I spent a good part of our day in the casino, which to Vegas standards, is small, however, there was a very good variety of penny, nickel, quarter and dollar slot machines, as well as video poker machines (they also offered many multi-play/multi-denomination video poker games). If you go to this resort, immediately sign up for the Player's Club. As soon as I started using my card in the machines, I began winning!! As far as table games, they offered the usual, with low ($3-$5 minumum bets) on some tables (the blackjack dealers were the friendliest and most fun my husband and I ever encountered).
We stayed in 2 adjoining rooms in the Beach Tower. We had a beautiful view of the beach, the Colorado River, and the mountains. I had one minor mishap-- the safe would not open the 2nd day, and the staff responded immediately. The cost of the rooms was $34 per room per night, however, when you go to Avi's website (www.avicasino.com) and try their online casino (its free--no money involved), you can earn enough points to get a free room. It takes time, but I earned the 8,000 points per room to get the second night free for BOTH rooms, and my total when I checked out was $74.08 for 2 riverview rooms for 2 nights!! By the way, the rooms were HUGE, well appointed besides the basics, there was a square dining table and 2 chairs, and the bathrooms were large also.
There was some construction in the bar area of the casino, and the hallway to the beach tower, but no construction noise or dust. The decor of the building was tasteful southwest.
I know this review is getting very long, but I'd like to say that I have stayed in some high class places (Boca Raton Resort and Beverly Hilton, to name a couple), but you cannot beat the level of customer service they provided my family. I had never met so many genuinely friendly and happy employees in one place. I did not encounter a single person at the Avi with a less-than-customer-service-oriented attitude during my entire stay! Some may say the pool was not large or fancy enough, but what do you do in a pool? Jump in, get wet, and sit by the pool. It was more than adequate for us. They could have had more than one elevator at the Beach Tower to get to our room, but the area was only congested once in our stay. The resort also has a Kids Quest for children under 12 (so my daughter did not experience it), and their were many familes there during our stay, however, none of the areas we were at (pool, beach) were ever crawling with kids, and security was very strict to keep children out of the casino.
We did go to Laughlin one night, and after 1 1/2 hours of crowds, losing money, and dirty, rundown casinos, were happy to return to the Avi. Also participated in a free slot tournament, which was fun. I can't wait to go back next year, and will probably spend much more time at Avi, and only a couple of days in Las Vegas.
Nice Place, short on hospitality
I have stayed at the Avi and few times and stoped there sevaral times on my Seadoo coming down the River from laughlin. The Security Guards on the beach abuse their authority when your docking your boat at the Guest Dock. The make sure that you big toe does not touch there sand other wise the security guard will give you an earful. The prices for food at the Beach Snack Bar are very high ($3.75 for a hot Dog), however in the casino the $.99 breakfeast at Feathers is a bargin. They don't seem to mind passing jet skiers enter the casino with there gear (life jackts, water shoes).
Loved the Avi
A friend of mine and I just returned from a 9 day stay at the Avi. It was wonderful, the food was above average, the room was really nice, the slots were good and the staff was terriffic! I will definitely return for another vacation at the Avi.
Looks better from the outside at night.... Went with a tour group and our bus was held up for 2 hours out front while they got our "paperwork" in order. Not fun after a 6 hour ride..... Everything smelled like an ashtray and the floors of our hotel room didn't seem very clean. Bed was pretty comfortable but the sheets and blankets didn't "feel" clean... In fact we found a dead bug in one of them.....
Nothing special at all, but if you can get a good price and it's only for a night...... Good luck to you.... But I won't be staying there anytime soon......
Last summer, I visited the AVI with family from Lake Havasue. I had the best time of my life. Everything there made me realize that I love Arizona. I plan to return in August.
GREAT FOR FAMILIES~
My husband and I and our 11 yr.old son always go to the Avi when we stay in Lake Havasu. We love it! The main reason we go is the KIDS QUEST Childcare. It makes such a difference! We can have fun gambling while he has fun. We spent one New Yrs eve here. They had their own party at the Kids Quest w/hats & everything.Hotel is clean, well run, Rooms are nice & reasonable. Nice pool, & right on the River!
Loved the AVI
Personnel are helpful and friendly. Rooms are always neat and clean.
Great place to stay.
Goodtime on harris tours
My wife and I have been to AVI 3 time,s in 6 mnth,s on bus tour,s from Harris Tour,s in Scotsdale. It has been the most fun we,ve had at any casino any where, and the price,s for ride,room,meal,s is almost free.
The staff at avi is ecellent in all catagorie,s & the food is great.
Thank,s AVI !!! Frank & Valerie Johnson Goodyear Az
Great hotel wonderfully situated
we stayed at this hotel for just one night only wish we had more time would have stayed longer we had already booked to stay in vegas. the avi was al lovely hotel one of the best we stayed in everything you needed and more will defiently go back for a longer stay.
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The 'Deluxe Continental" breakfast which was included was pretty good, despite the disposable cutlery & crockery. It was a good job the German tourist could see I was having problems with the waffle maker and helped me out! The sign said wait for the light to turn green (I don't think it ever would!); then it said it would beep when ready (I …
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