Our trip to Laughlin was primarily for watersports. We wanted something cheap with decent river access. Well, we definitely got these two things with this hotel. The average price per night was $60.00. There were three families on this trip and the previous reviewer is correct, this place is not very family oriented, but it's clean and decent. There are two wings to this hotel and it appears that one wing is for weekly/monthly residents and the other wing is for daily/weekender guests. When making reservations, no credit card is required. Check-in is done the old fashioned way with writing and papers, no computer input. Actual keys are issued, no electronic keys. The staff seems to be the "retired to Laughlin crowd" and pleasant for the most part.
Here are some of the features of this hotel:
- No AC until checked into room
- This is a major issue when arriving late at night during the summer. I would suggest calling ahead to see if you can talk the mgmt into turning the AC on prior to arrival.
- The front desk said it would take about 10 minutes for the room to cool - it's actually about an hour and even then the beds are still warm for quite a while.
- Decor mid-to-late 80s
- Beds were comfortable
- Ammenities are very minimal
- No - blow dryer, shampoo or conditioner, bathroom exhaust fan, no extra blankets or pillows, no rollaway beds available
- Yes, towels, shower cap and soap, TV, microwave & refrigerator
- Food/shopping - need a car to get to those.
- Gas station less than five minutes away
- Grocery store about 10 minutes away
- Major casinos about 15-20 minutes away
- Avi Casino about 15-20 minutes away
- Cafe available for breakfast from 8:00am-12:00pm. Prices very reasonable and food is decent, coffee is so-so
- Lazy River Lounge has a full bar with video gambling
- Snacks available in lobby for a fee
- The bar will provide ice for coolers
- Launch ramp - not too bad, ideal for jetskis. Smaller boats possible with some patience and maneuvering. Boats will also need to wait until the river rises a bit before launching
- After launching, cruising through the Laughlin Lagoon to the river takes about 10 minutes or so. This is actually pretty cool with a beach where buzzards hang-out, clear water with large fish swimming around, a cruise by Laughlin Bay Marina and then on to the Colorado River
- Laughlin Lagoon right behind the hotel
- Room for trailer parking
- Park-like area at the rear of the hotel overlooking the Laughlin Lagoon
I'll be honest, we probably won't stay here again. It might have had a great hey-day, but it's seemed kinda downtrodden and blah. The on-site crew is successful in maintaining what they have, but the whole place is outdated.
After a couple of hours on the river in Laughlin, it's not likely that we'll visit Laughlin again any time soon. There are a few too many jetski rental places and the yay-hoos kinda take over the river. Kinda scary and exciting to watch them in action. Glad we made it outta there in one piece. Phew! But, maybe on a not so busy weekend (it was Labor Day) it wouldn't be so bad. The second day we tried Katherine's Landing, north of Davis Dam. Uh-uh, never again. Yikes. We headed about 45 minutes north to Cottonwood Cove and it was much, much calmer and nicer.
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It is most important to me as the owner of the Bayshore to put our best foot forward in the operation of our hotel. If at anytime a customer feels that they are not completely satisfied I personally want to know about it. For quite sometime new laws that went into effect regarding smoking and its impact on our restaurant forced us to close our little cafe. If this caused any inconvience I am very sorry. We have tried to increase our snacks and drinks in the lobby area for the convienience of our customers. Thank you for your comments and for staying with us in the past.
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