A panorama of the Colorado River and Laughlin, Nevada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Laughlin, Nevada is like the kid brother of Las Vegas. While it’s smaller, Laughlin has casinos, hotels, dining, and entertainment just like Las Vegas. Laughlin is on the Colorado River where Nevada, California, and Arizona meet, which means the city also has water activities. If you’re looking for a very affordable vacation with outdoor and family activities, Laughlin is a great destination with a little something for everyone. Here are the top casino hotels in Laughlin.
The Colorado Belle Hotel Casino Resort is close to the Laughlin Outlet Center and Laughlin Labyrinths. This family friendly resort has two Classic Auto Showrooms, two swimming pools, the Riverside Lanes Bowling Center, a Six-Plex Movie Theater, Kids Kastle childcare center, and the USS Riverside Cruise Boat. There’s also the Celebrity Theatre and Outdoor Amphitheater for entertainment, as well as Laughlin’s largest poker room. The Belle is also home to the Loading Dock, which offers a tasty Southwestern grill and barbecue menu, as well as Laughlin’s only micro brewery, Pints. Room rates at the resort start as low as $16.
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The Edgewater features more than 1,000 newly renovated and spacious guest rooms. Most rooms have breathtaking views of the beautiful Colorado River with rates starting at $16. There are endless choices for dining, including the extensive Grand Buffet, the acclaimed Hickory Pit Steakhouse, fast-food outlets, and the brand new Wild Style Burgers & Pizza. Guests can also take advantage of the resort’s swimming pool, new fitness center and spa, and live entertainment every week.
The Riverside Resort has long been Laughlin’s premier hotel and casino, founded in 1966 by Don Laughlin. The Riverside has more than 1,400 hotel rooms with rates from $37. The Riverside Day Spa is open daily, and guests can indulge in a variety of massages, body, and facial treatments. Restaurants include Casa Serrano, Fatburger, the Gourmet Room, Pizza Hut Express, Prime Rib Room, Sidewalk Cafe and the Riverside Buffet.
The Laughlin River Lodge Resort is Laughlin’s newest hotel casino, with some 450 new games, two Dotty’s gaming areas, and Lodge Bingo. There’s an on-site Denny’s Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as The Lodge Steakhouse with steaks, seafood, cocktails, and sweeping views of the Colorado River. Room rates start at $29 for a standard room, or you can pay a little more and treat yourself to a larger room with extra amenities.
Harrah’s Laughlin Casino & Hotel features 1,505 well-appointed rooms and suites along with a casino. With a Mexican resort theme, Harrah’s offers a soft sand beach, two swimming pools, a poolside cabana, and a health club. Restaurateur Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho Restaurant features gourmet Mexican food with an upscale flair. Harrah’s indoor Fiesta Showroom and the outdoor Rio Vista Amphitheater feature top-notch entertainment throughout the year. Room rates start from $20.
There really is something for everyone in Laughlin, with the outdoors, water activities, dining, entertainment, and of course the casinos!