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Offer to Harrah's Laughlin

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by sindustry, Aug 9, 2014.

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  1. sindustry

    sindustry VIP Whale

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    Just got an offer in the mail...1 free flight from ONT, complimentary ground trans, and complimentary hotel accomodations. Specific dates of offer are Oct 13 - 17.

    I have never been to Laughlin, but this is tempting. For those that have gone, or do frequent Harrah's Laughlin, what are your thoughts on this property?
     
  2. flyguyfl

    flyguyfl Low-Roller

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    I have been through Laughlin twice. Stayed at the Nugget once. Harrah's is along the river up a hill from most of the other casinos and it is a nice property. No idea about the rooms, but the casino is nice. You can walk to most of the other properties but the others are closer to each other.
     
  3. symbols

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    Would also like to know about this. For years now I've received offers which range from complimentary air trans and accommodations for two or sometimes $129/pp. I've also received $129/pp with diamond while free with gold so I don't think the offer is directly tied to your play. The one time I did call to inquire about it they informed me the jet was full and I could be on the wait list. I declined. So if you have interest in this offer be sure to call early as it is first come first serve. Harrahs charters the jet to and from your home airport so everyone on the plane is there with a similar offer.
     
  4. Julie888

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    First question, how old are you? Laughlin caters to an older demographic. It's not exciting like Vegas. You won't be clubbing it. I'd compare it to a grouping of casinos like those on Boulder Hwy.

    Laughlin is very pleasant in nice weather. You can catch a water taxi to the other casinos. Harrah's isn't the most friendly walking destination. The rooms are ok, not special. I haven't eaten in the Range. If it's like the former one in Vegas, it should be excellent.

    Don't get me wrong. I've stayed there for a couple days at a time. It definitely isn't Vegas. If you just want two or three days of solid gambling, go for it.

    Do a walk down the street with Google Earth.

    Casinos are old style smoky.
     
  5. sindustry

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    Just over 40, but look like I'm 22, and have a back of a 70 yo.
     
  6. landsburger

    landsburger Low-Roller

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    Descriptions so far are fairly accurate.

    First if ask where you stay in Vegas, what you do there, and what you'd want to do in Laughlin. Been there many times over the years. Harrahs is the nicest of the properties. That said, my memory puts the basic room at about Excalibur or Luxor level.

    Answer the other questions and I'll give you more feedback.
     
  7. sindustry

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    When in vegas, I alternate between Mirage, Bellagio, Aria, MGM, Cosmo, PH, and most recently MB...dependent on the offer and/or occassion.

    Primary goal is gambling. Food, pool, shows are secondary.

    Primary reason for considering Laughlin is, I have never been and trip would be almost free (gotta pay the fees).
     
  8. Gaggles

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    Macker and I have a couple Trip Reports in here for Laughlin. I enjoy it but it is old school. Imagine down town Vegas at a slower pace set on the Colorado river. It is no Vegas but I enjoy the old school vibe and I am close to your age as well so all depends what you are looking for. It is super cheap to go and I hit two royals there on the same trip at Harrahs. In fact where Harrah's Laughlin is concerned my w/l statements say I have never lost there! Mayeb check our TR's out??? I will probably be using one of these free flights for two again at some point this year. If you have never been you should go. What we do is stay a day in Vegas, rent a car and go to Vegas for two days and then come back for the fourth day. 75 minute drive from Harrah's Laughlin to Vegas on the high end.

    Rooms at Harrah's aint great so keep expectations low.

    Hope this helps. Make sure you take a water taxi!
     
  9. dankyone

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    Don't bother w Laughlin, pay for your flight to LAS.
     
  10. SandsFan

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    We've taken the offer a couple times from Texas and enjoyed both trips. You get a free drink coupon for the flight and can buy additional drinks for $5. That is a good price for Makers Mark or Crown. On the Tunica flight I usually get two because they only have time to come around once. Can't remember if they come twice on the Laughlin flight. There is a shuttle between the hotel and airport. Checking bags is free and the staff takes your bags to your room when you arrive. No need to keep up with the bags in the airport or even go to the room right away. Laughlin is busier on the weekends especially in the summer. There were so many families at Harrahs and Riverside when we were there.

    Last trip we rented a car and went to Vegas for one night. Since we were at Harrahs Laughlin, we couldn't get free rooms at CET Vegas properties so stayed downtown at the D. The rental car agency picked me up at harrahs and took me back to the airport to get the car. They were limited on cars and upgraded us to a black Challenger with about 700 miles on it. We kept the car and returned it when we flew out the next morning.

    My wife felt like the youngest person there on our first trip which was mid week but the summer trip with all the families and kids made her more comfortable. Rooms were good with the flight offer. We were in the tower that opens right into the casino. Don't remember the name. Staff at the table games very friendly and some were down right funny. Slot attendants, CWs, etc were also friendly. Some were calling us by name after a couple days. I think it must be the small town environement but very different than Vegas.

    Overall, we had a great time and will go back next time the offers line up with our schedule.
     
  11. sindustry

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    Thanks for all the input, everyone! I am really tempted to give Laughlin a try, since I have never been, but being fairly close to Vegas, I would probably end up ditching the room and drive down to Vegas...lol.
     
  12. landsburger

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    Sorry for the late response. I was on vacation :)

    The hotels in Laughlin are a huge step down from those you mentioned. It's just a different pace.

    "Primary goal is gambling. Food, pool, shows are secondary"

    You'll be good on the gambling in Laughlin. Food, pool and shows (the few there are) will be average or below from Vegas.

    Rent a car in Vegas and drive for the day. Laughlin is great if you want to relax and enjoy the river/lake w some gambling. You'll know if it's your style quickly. Then you can grab that offer next time.
     
  13. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Effectively free, you've never been, you're minutes from the airport ... it's not like you are jetting off to some war-ravaged banana republic. It's not Vegas, it's not all that charming, food offerings are so-so or worse in most instance, there's little to do there except gamble. I say why not try it and see how it works for you. It's a one-nighter, you'll survive. lol

    We've been to Laughlin a good 20, probably more like 30 times. I don't see us ever going back again.
     
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