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“The Original Riverside in Laughlin, Nevada” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Laughlin
Illinois, United States
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74 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The Original Riverside in Laughlin, Nevada”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Even though this is an old property in Laughlin, it is steeped with history that you can feel. The rooms are not chic or overdone. In fact, they are getting old, but are clean and spacious. The employees are friendly and the customer service is great. I didn't go to Laughlin to sit in the room and look at all the upgrades! Laughlin is an experience! It's so much smaller than Vegas, but has some of the coolest old properties in Nevada. Don Riverside's is absolutely filled with fun!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sally R
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Riverside, California
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

This was the first time staying at the Riverside although we've been to Laughlin many times. We arrived here for a one-nighter after leaving downtown Vegas disappointed a day earlier than planned. Our room on the sixth floor was better than we expected since we had just walked in without any reservations. Decent size room with a balcony six stories up. No screen door so they ask that you keep the slider closed to keep the moths out. Room overlooked the Northern parking lot but did have partial view of the river and could see all the way upstream to the dam. Bathroom a little smallish but my wife appreciated having the vanity adjacent to the sink and large mirror rather than in the sleeping area. What I appreciated most was the central heat / ac and not one of those heat/ac units under the window that tend to make sleeping difficult. No safe but there was a coffee maker which some of hotels seem to have done away with to save a few pennies. Dinner at the Mexican restaurant was good. Ditto for the margaritas. Hotel and casino staff were helpful but not overly friendly. Dealers at the craps table were fun to interact with although one of them did drop hints for players to make a bet for them which I find a little cheesy. I don't mind making "one for the boys" when I'm winning but think it's poor taste for a dealer to openly suggest. When you're not gambling there's other activities to do, movies, bowling, lots of places to eat and drink. And you can always go for a walk along the river and check out the other casinos or just find a spot to sit and watch the river flow by. We have stayed at almost all the other hotels in Laughlin but I think this one will be our first choice from now on.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joe H
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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Very dated and in need of new bedding, drapes etc. Towels were small and thin. Nice view of river but windows were in need of cleaning. Hotel and restaurant staff are super friendly and that makes up for the drab rooms. Excellent breakfast in coffee shop with splendid view of Colorado River and the surrounding mountains.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Toronto5533
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

I won a 2 night 3 day stay for this hotel from my workplace. It was for Thur - Sunday only, with 3 kids in school, trying to plan a tri during the week is nearly impossible. So i called and spoke with the manager (Yolanda), explained my situation, and said i would be willing to pay he difference between the weekend rates and non weekend ($24 per night by the way). She said NO. Sorry we cant do that. Most hotels in Laughlin, give free rooms to players, and here i am willing to pay the difference and still get turned down.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

We had a fun time at your casino. We were in the south tower, non smoking room. Room was very clean. But the remodeling was very loud.
I am glad they are up grading.
Food was excellent. Need to diet now. It was cool when we were there
but warmer than Wisconsin. Thanks

Room Tip: I would like to try a corner suites (non smoking)
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lois g
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Edina, Minnesota
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69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Sun Country/Riverside Casino Resort, 4 Nights & 5 Days deal, good deal price wise, but I will never do it again. We had the worst flight combination: left MSP at 6 AM and arrived back at 1:30 AM!! Hotel itself is older but clean, large rooms. North Tower is for smoking and South Tower is non-smoking. If you are a non-smoker and sensitive to smoke as I am, stay away from Prime Rib and Gourmet restaurants which are in the North Tower. You need to walk through the main casino, which is smoking, but smoke drifts up the escalator into these restaurants. Would I stay at Riverside again, yes, but only after I try other casino/hotels along the river.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank SanMN
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Orange, California
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

they love senior people at riverside resort at laughlin. the rooms all have a good view of the river. and the prices are rediculously inexpensive. the have a very good cafe and buffet.there is the largest bolling allley i have ever seen. and a 7 movie theater complex. you may also enjoy the riverwalk that goe's to several casinos on that side of the river. we got a surprise when don laughlin the owner comes around at night to meet and greet the people. i think any family would enjoy don laughlin riverside casino. i know i did. toby

Room Tip: south tower, they like to please people. don laughlin the owner on or about 8pm at night will scome...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank gtobin1
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Additional Information about Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort

Property: Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort
Address: 1650 S Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV 89029-1512
Location: United States > Nevada > Laughlin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Laughlin
#8 Casino Hotel in Laughlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 1400
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casino resort with RV park across the street. ... more   less 
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