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... which seemed to elude me that day.......brutal....I'm not sure why I play that game sometimes. Liz played very well.....she finished with the ball she started with.
The seafood buffet at the Avi resort was awesome, I don't care for buffets but this was truly excellent. I just felt sorry for the dozens of crabs that lost their legs just for me......oh, and the desserts were incredible.....I'm not sure how the salad bar was ...
Cloud cover came in this morning making it perfect to tackle the river walk we had seen the first part of last night. Good two hour walk start to finish including some stops for pictures.
Thank goodness for the cloud ...
... Of course, there was a hiatus of play while we were in San Diego.
As of last night -- Denis - 29 and Bev - 11.
Checked weather this morning since wind was so high last night and still this morning .... one channel mentioned the wind warning remaining in effect until 5pm tonight.
After a good breakfast by the chief cook, we wandered into Riverside to see about getting ...
... down the road a bit to just walk up to the dam and find this out. There was a Bureau of Land Management park that we could've accessed had the government not shutdown. Denis spoke to a tourist when he fueled who was over from Switzerland or Germany who had come over specifically to visit Joshua Tree National Park, the Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone... she didn't know what she was going to do. Sad...
... to see where we were going. I really didn't like being so low in the hire car, it just felt weird which I thought was funny because it was pretty much the same as my car at home which I've always loved - funny what you get used to hey. We stopped for coffee and then hit the coast road, which again was very scenic and pretty. We drove through Seal Beach and Long Beach but didn't pull off until we reached Huntington Beach. It's a very surfy town with another really long pier over ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Harrah's Laughlin
We stayed over Mother's Day weekend (May 11, 2003) for three nights at a superb rate (19 per night). The room on the fifth floor (located in the new North Tower) was clean, very nicely decorated and big thick southwestern-brick walls; nice and quiet (despite being a family designated floor) and totally nonsmoking floor. View of parking lot, but it wasn't that bad. Pretty fountains. Casino was disappointing. Limited choice of slot machines in non-smoking area; lighting in casino was bright and hospital like. Staff EXTREMELY gracious all around. But lost a lot of money; slots VERY tight, compared to Flamingo or Ramada, where at least we got some play. Breakfast buffet was good; but went elsewhere for sit down dining (BEEF BARON at Flamingo's has great lobster dinner special and yummy salad). Pool area okay; beach nice, but uncomfortable lounge chairs. Good parking. Good Cinnabon and Baskin Robbins. Overall, nice, but would stay closer to action next time; and definitely will not gamble at HARRAHS.
Clean, nice, friendly workers,isolated hotel
I stayed here May 2-5, 2003. I thought that the Hotel was nice. The rooms were nice, clean and had everything I needed. However, there are two things that disappointed me and the people I traveled with. One, it is isolated from all the other hotels, and two when we got there, we went to register, the people were very nice and all but when we made the reservations, both parties asked for a room with double beds and the rooms next to each other. Well, after I registered, we were on the 8th floor. But when our friends registered, they were on the 5th floor. Well when we asked them about it they said there was nothing they could do becuase of the De la Hoya fight they were all booked. SO they put a request on the computer for two rooms next to each other (which we never got). Anyway when we went up to the room, My mom and I got in and there was one bed not two like we had requested. So we called our friends and they had two beds. When we asked the manager why they didnt give us what we asked for, he said they couldnt do anything about it. So we had fun, but it would have been easier if we had to beds and if we were on the same floor becuase we had to keep taking the elevator up and down to get to each others rooms.
I stayed at Harrahs on 4/19/03 and regreted making reservations there. The hotel is isolated from all of the other hotels, has no access to the river walk and both pools were too cold to use. Though the rooms were small they were clean and comfortable. The buffet was great. I would recomend staying at the Flamingo.
I am really amazed to see negative comments from other people about this hotel. I have stayed at Harrahs for many years and have always had a wonderful time. The customer service is wonderful. The one thing people need to know is that it is NOT Vegas. I come here because I get all the fun parts of Vegas, but don't have to deal with crowds and the craziness. Laughlin is a place to relax and enjoy the river atmosphere. As far as the hotel goes it is a great place. Give it a try!!!
A word about the buffet
We did not actually stay at Harrahs, but we did spend quite a bit of time there. Two friends,who don't even know each other, each recommended the dinner buffet as being the best in Laughlin. So we tried it and were quite disappointed. The prime rib was tough, the turkey was dry and some items weren't even hot (that were supposed to be). But we did sign up the Harrah's club card and that was nice. A dollar off the buffet, plus free tickets to the afternoon comedy show (very entertaining) and $5 each for gambling machines. So if you go, be sure to get a card. But skip the buffet...
Don't Stay Here!
My husband and I took a trip to Laughlin in January, 2003 on a Harrah's tour package. It was a super cheap deal, $279 for two which included air fare and 5 nights at Harrah's. The hotel itself was fine. The rooms were a little on the shabby side. However, the gaming was terrible. I lost a lot of money. None of the machine's were paying. We even asked others and they also left Harrah's to play elsewhere. We played at the Edgewater and did much better. At least the money lasted. Then, they tried to charge me for room service on the morning of my arrival (I arrived at 7 pm that night and was not even in the room yet). When I tried to straighten it out at the Diamond member desk (I'm a Diamond member) they told me they could not get in touch with anyone, and that I could take the number home and call back to straighten it out. I said 'No Way'. Finally a manager called our room to say it was taken care of. Then, when I get my Visa bill, I am charged for that and a room (which was paid for by the package). It took two phone calls and 2 weeks to get them to say they would take it off the bill. We'll see if it happens. I would never stay there again.
Just a few comments regarding our recent stay at Harrah's laughlin. As this was our first time in the USA we were not sure what to expect. However our doudts were soon put to rest on arrival with a lovely room, clean and well maintained. (not so sure about the stunning views over the car park and power station though) Given the chance I would have upgraded to a room with views over the Colarado river. However the food and restaurants were first class and catered for all nationalities. The river ferry's to and from various hotels were a lot of fun and very cheap. On a negative note the casinos did seem a bit daunting especially as this was our first time in one. Apart from the normal run of the mill gaming and slot machines we really did not have a clue how to play the other various table games. i.e, Blackjack,Roulette etc . It would have been nice for the Hotel to have provided a slot in the day to enable first timers to learn the basics of the games at first hand. Also If possible please pass on a big thank you to our Tavelscope tour guide Lizzie Donald for her professionalism, knowledge, friendliness and humour during our stay with you. Regards Mr D Martin.
Harrah`s rate high on our list
My husband and I visit Laughlin about 3 times each winter. We almost always stop in Laughlin for a few days in January and also in March. Last winter we stayed as guests of Harrahs and must say we enjoyed every minute of it. The Casino was clean and friendly and our room had a fantastic view. Thank you Harrah`s for making our stay so comfortable. We will be returning in January 2003 and of course will visit Harrah`s.
Excellent Hotel at a Great Price
Planning a 4th of July trip back to Minneapolis, I decided to fly out of Bullhead City, AZ on Sun Country Airlines. I thoroughly researched all of the hotels available in Laughlin (including both customer reviews and company websites). I settled on Harrah's, visitied their website, and found a great deal -- only $21 for the night I was staying (a Tuesday). I requested a room with a river view, not really expecting to get it for that price.
Check-in was easy and convenient. Even the attendant remarked at what a great deal I received on the room. I found myself lodged in a fantastic corner room with a partial river view to the north and a beautiful full river view to the east. The room was spotless and in excellent condition, including a well-appointed and VERY clean bathroom -- something that can be difficult to find at many hotels.
The buffet was fantastic and only $9 (For some unknown reason, I received a $2 discount - no complaints!). The private beach was beautiful and the property was very well maintained. Ample amenities abounded. The arcade was well appointed for the younger crowd (I had an under-21 guest with me), and plenty of gaming opporunities could be found in the sprawling casino. The room was very quiet and comfortable and resulted in a great night's sleep before my trip to Minneapolis the next day.
Although I have not stayed at other resorts in Laughlin, my experience at Harrah's has provided no reason to do so. Good service, great buffet, gorgeous room, and all for $21!!! I've paid twice this amount for a very mediocre room at a motel in the middle of nowhere, Kansas. I highly recommend Harrah's Laughlin for a great lodging experience.
Harrah's Hotel, Laughlin
The positive - the pool area overlooking the Colorado River is beautiful, especially at sunrise. The private sand beach, which is actually in a cove, is really nice and relaxing. The mission style architecture is very pretty, with nice landscaping. It's actually peaceful, at the end of the strip, on a hill. The water taxi on the river to get to the other casinos is fun, too. The negative - the rooms themselves are old and small. The view from the room of the parking lot was pathetic. I would suggest asking for a larger room and with one facing the river. It would defintely be worth the money. Also, don't bother with their roll-aways, they sink about one foot down in the middle, even with a small person laying on it.