Travel Blogs from Laughlin
... m sure somebody might have tried it.
With Norm as our tour guide we headed east of Bullhead City on the famous Route 66 towards Oatman and Golden Valley. Oatman is an old west town with wooden sidewalks and wild burros roaming the streets looking for handouts. A cool place with some interesting bars and the normal tourist shops. It seemed to be a very popular destination for the bikers looking for a cold beer. The bar in the ...
... only had direct sun overhead for a very short time ... Not sure I could've done it without the cloud cover.
Now feeling a tad muggy.... mind the Straw - ber- rita (Bud light with lime margarita with a twist) probably isn't helping.
... the Osmond Brothers since the Sunday show was cancelled and our tickets refunded. I'm excited once more as we will be going tonight to see the three brothers -- Jay, Merrill, and Jimmy. Checked out the Nevada tourist information centre, looking for Arizona information. The woman said we're in Nevada .... being right across the river it is easy to get mixed up but silly Bev. She did have a little ...
... the dam the areas are more populated along the river. We cannot figure out if peak season has just passed or is coming up as many places look so deserted. There are a couple state parks that look lovely. We might just hit a state park when we leave Laughlin.
Visited Lake Havasu City and saw the London Bridge and walked and then drove across it and touched the bricks that were from 1831. Amazing really.
... instead of using our tanks. We had planned on going in to Dodger Stadium to catch the baseball tonight (since we have the car), but we didn't end up leaving Huntington Beach till 5pm so we wouldn't have made it back home and then across town in time. So that was a bit disappointing, we both LOVED the baseball last time, but we sussed out the Dodgers schedule and they'll be playing in San Francisco when we're there so we might go see them play then. Instead, when we got home we ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.