Stayed here 1 night as we flew into Las Vegas and were driving down to visit relatives in Arizona before returning to Las Vegas for a few days before flying home. We wanted to shave 90 minutes from the trip to Arizona the next day. Hotel is easy to find in Laughlin (about 90 minute drive from Las Vegas) It is very prominent as the big paddle wheel themed hotel and casino. It is right on the Colorado River a stone’s throw from Arizona right across the small river. They have boardwalks, and picnic areas to walk around on the grounds of the hotel. The casino is in the paddleboat part of the structure serve as is the main entrance. It is gloriously decorated in the casino, restaurants, shops and the public areas are like a lot of Las Vegas hotels. The rooms are plainer, but the paddleboat theme is nicely carried throughout. It appears that this was possibly several hotels that they joined. We were in the New Orleans tower which has the nicer pool, waterfall and Jacuzzi outdoors in a central court yard. The other tower has a smaller pool. We paid $24.00 a night so we were willing to overlook a lot of imperfections that were not obvious unless you looked for them. Room was simple and tastefully decorated. The carpet looked fairly new. The TV was old and on a stand. There was cable but no premium channels (they obviously want you gambling downstairs) The bathroom was plain and white, amenities were sparse. There was no tub but there was a shower stall with a corner seat molded into the mold to sit on. Water pressure was good and hot. There were two night tables, a dresser, table and chairs and several lamps. There were few outlets and were thankful for the extension cord we brought, as the few they had were inconvenient. There was no hairdryer, coffeemaker or iron. I was able to get WiFi in our room with my laptop. There was a charge of $5.99 for 60 consec minutes, $7.99 for 1 day, $14.00 for 3 days and $24.00 for 7 days. We did not buy the internet as we had our Blackberries and they worked fine. If you are really picky and for $24.00/night we were not, we found the following negatives: The showerhead pipe was out of the wall a couple of inches surrounded by a hole and the fixture itself was rusty. We had a safe in our room that you put a quarter in each time you locked in and took the key. Unfortunately when we tried to use it, it was jammed and the key would not come out. We ended up just locking things in our suitcase, as it was not important to us. We did not tell the hotel until after we checked out so we cannot comment on whether they would have fixed it promptly or not.
We ate at the dinner buffet (Captain’s buffet) - again a nice nautical theme and delicious food. It was cheaper if you showed your player card. They had an upscale Italian restaurant, and a Mark Twain rib place that was closed when we were there. There were security guards around and we felt safe although you could go from the casino to the room hallways and up in the elevator without showing your room card or using it to access those areas. That meant that anyone in the casino could access the hallways and could be lurking in the winding corridors.
The only real concern is if you book this hotel, make sure you ask to stay very close to the casino if you have trouble walking. It is spread out and the hallways go in endless circles. There seems there could be more elevators placed around as the floors cover a huge area. (here is where you get the feeling it was more than one hotel that joined and merged-you get a mouse in a maze feeling trying to find you room., and the hallways are endless) For the money this is an excellent hotel to stay in for a few days especially if your focus is gambling and maybe using the nice pools.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casino resort with Mississippi riverboat theme. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Colorado Belle Hotel Laughlin
- Colorado Belle Hotel And Casino
- Colorado Belle Laughlin