The area expanded out from there, first by adding an additional 48 rooms to the original Riverside Resort hotel in 1972 and then more additions in 1986 that included a 14-floor high rise. More casinos joined the area as well, and today there are nine casinos in all. Laughlin funded the building of a bridge in 1987 to cross the Colorado River that borders Laughlin and later donated it to the states of Nevada and Arizona.
Best Time of Year to Visit Laughlin, NV
Located in Nevada, it's not surprising to learn that Laughlin has a desert climate. High temperatures often exceed 110 degrees F in the height of summer — July and August — with lows landing around 78 to 90 degrees F. Winters here are very mild with the lowest temperatures averaging 44 degrees at night and still getting up to mid-60s and low 70s from December to February. Accordingly, the best time to visit the area is from January to March. If you want to swim in the pool, then try to plan a trip in spring or fall. One thing to note is that weekend rates for rooms rise drastically on the weekend, so if you're looking for a deal, come on a Sunday through Thursday night.
There are also events throughout the year that draw in visitors. In September is the Laughlin Shootout that includes a bull riding competition. April holds Laughlin Rodeo Days — five days of various rodeo competition, which is fun for the whole family. Because Laughlin is neighbors with Bullhead City in Arizona (which is in the Mountain Time Zone), the New Year's holiday is a fun time to visit. Celebrate the New Year in Bullhead City and then cross the bridge and celebrate an hour later in Laughlin. The third week in September is the Talent Quest National Karaoke Singing Contest held in Laughlin as well.
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The Most Luxurious Accommodations in Laughlin, NV
4 Star Average Prices: $57.65
At Harrah's Laughlin, you'll find over 1,500 rooms and 170 suites, making your stay in Laughlin one to remember. Located right on the Colorado River, you'll have stunning views right from the hotel. You won't lack for places to eat at this hotel. The number one choice for casual dining is Guy Fieri's El Burro Borracho, which features vibrant and fresh meals. Smashburger is perfect for families looking for American fare while the Fresh Market Square Buffet has choices that will please everyone in your party. Don't forget fine dining at The Range Steakhouse, which overlooks the river, or the best in casual dining at the Beach Café.
Guests can enjoy the soft sand beach that is right outside the resort doors as well as two pools, and a day spa, which includes massages, facials, and relaxing body treatments. Of course, don't forget the on-site casino that includes all the favorite games — slot machines, blackjack, craps, roulette, and more.
Families visiting can choose the north family tower, which locates you close to the family pool, arcade, and food court. For adults traveling alone, whether for a romantic getaway or a girlfriends' weekend, choose the south adults-only tower, which only allows guests 21 and up. All rooms include pillow-top mattresses, flat screen TVs, refrigerator, and a coffee maker. Suites are available as well and include a separate living room with sleeper sofa and a bathroom with a TV and jetted tub. PetStay rooms are available for those traveling with dogs. Up to two dogs under 50 lbs. each can stay with you in the PetStay rooms.
Affordable Accommodations in Laughlin, NV
3 Star Average Prices: $68.44
The best part about heading to Laughlin is the price of the hotel rooms. There is an abundance of low-cost options, especially if you're heading here on a weekday.
The Pioneer Hotel and Gambling Hall is one such hotel, offering great amenities while keeping the prices within your budget. Here, rooms range from standard to suites with river views, though the standard rooms will fetch you the best price. Those bringing a pet can choose a pet room that is perfect for your furball. You'll find a pool and whirlpool spa outdoors as well as a sandy beach area. On site is Bumbleberry Flats, an American restaurant that's open 24 hours a day. For quick snacks and meals, there's The Fast Draw, also open all day every day, and the Sassy Sue Saloon, where you can enjoy a drink along with video poker.
At the Laughlin River Lodge, you can choose a room that has a view of the Colorado River along with amenities such as a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. Some rooms also come with complimentary snack basket and free Wi-Fi. Choose between standard and deluxe rooms that have two double beds or one king bed. The Lodge Buffet is open weekends for all-you-can-eat breakfast or dinner while the Lodge Steakhouse is open for dinners Wednesday through Sunday. No matter the day or time, though, Denny's is ready to serve you (open 24 hours a day).