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Airfare offer to Harrah's Laughlin question(s)

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Casino Hotels' started by Jaci2014, Feb 4, 2017.

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  1. Jaci2014

    Jaci2014 Low-Roller

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    This will be our first time taking a Total Rewards charter flight to Laughlin. We are a retired couple in our 60s and would appreciate any tips on what to except as far as flight and things to do in Laughlin. Thanks so much.
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Not much there. We did it a number of years ago. If you are Diamond, the lounge is worth visiting. There are handful of other casinos along the river. Great auto museum at on of them.
     
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  3. Jaci2014

    Jaci2014 Low-Roller

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    Thank you, nostresshere. Thankfully we are very low diamonds, so we will look forward to the Diamond Lounge. Thought of renting a car and just driving to Las Vegas for the day. Hope the airport has car rentals. Any thoughts on the Harrah's casino or hotel?
     
  4. Imperial_Palace_King

    Imperial_Palace_King High-Roller

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    The rooms are pretty standard and basic. Nothing fancy. Rooms need updating. Casino the same. Not much to do in Laughlin besides gamble. You can take the water taxi to the different casinos. You can get a discount at the TR desk I think. I rented a car and went to oatman, az and lake havasu.
     
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  5. Jaci2014

    Jaci2014 Low-Roller

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    Thank you Imperial Palace King!
     
  6. Hogman

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    If it is like Tunica. Then main activity is Gambling.
     
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  7. Jaci2014

    Jaci2014 Low-Roller

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    Thanks Hogman!
     
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    I have visited Laughlin a couple of times over the years, but never stayed there. Why? I prefer Las Vegas. Having said that ...

    IIRC, Harrah's is quite a trek south from the big bolus of casinos and, again, IIRC it's kind of on a hill. You'll probably want a car for casino hopping there. Also IIRC, the buffet at Harrah's is very good.

    As for gaming, the only place I've ever done well in the Laughlin area is at the Avi, a native casino way south of the Laughlin strip. The Avi also has a "secret" bridge to the Arizona side at the rear of the property.

    As for car rental, I've never flown there. I assume you'll fly into Bullhead City. Although I can't be certain, but I assume if the airports at such places as Grand Junction have rental cars, the airport at Bullhead City will as well.

    Hope this helps. :)
     
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    Imperial_Palace_King High-Roller

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    I rented a car at the airport. Bullhead city is where you fly in to. They picked me up at Harrahs and I simply returned the car the next morning at the airport before my flight instead of taking the shuttle from Harrahs.
     
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    We just got back from a Harrahs charter. I rented a car and we drove to Vegas. Cheapest car rental was from Avis @ the airport. At the bellhop area in the hotel there is a red phone that is a direct call to Avis. They will come to the hotel and pick you up. Had a good time.
     
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  11. Jaci2014

    Jaci2014 Low-Roller

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    Thanks to all of you! Knowing Avis has a direct line at Harrah's is great!
     
  12. makuk

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    I love Laughlin, the dealers are super friendly, I only visit once a year but they all remember me and know my name, whilst there I recommend you hire a car and visit London Bridge (90 min drive) and go and feed the donkeys or burros or whatever they are called (30 min drive) Vegas is only 90 minutes away also.

    Try and get the Suite we stay in whilst there if you can:

     
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  13. Jaci2014

    Jaci2014 Low-Roller

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    Thank you Makuk!
     
  14. LOCALGAMBLER77

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    Hi,
    I live in Las Vegas, but I love Laughlin. It is NOTHING like Las Vegas. It is very very down to earth and quite frankly lovely (in its own way). No one here mentioned the Water Taxis. That is the best way to get around in Laughlin and quite nice. You feel like you are experiencing the river and something different than the casinos. There is a water taxi at (almost) every casino and they hop from casino to casino. As a diamond member, you can get (I believe) two free water taxi passes a day at the Total Rewards Center at Harrah's (I haven't been down for nearly a year, so this may have changed). I find the slots looser than Las Vegas as well. The rooms are run down though. As a diamond member, ask for a suite at Harrah's. They have many and if it is not a busy weekend, you may get one. The diamond lounge at Harrah's is very friendly and they serve hot food on the weekends. Also, there is an outdoor veranda if the inside is crowded. The high limit lounge at Harrah's is pretty good with a good variety of machines, but not nearly as good as Aquarius (a casino in the middle of the Laughlin "strip"). The Aquarius has many of the old slot machines that I love still there (old I Dream of Jeannie, old Catch a Wave and so on -- do check it out). As for eating, the steakhouse at Harrah's is the best with a lovely river view (ask for a window table). And the buffet at Harrah's is surprisingly good. The Golden Nugget casino is also quite good. It is tiny, but filled to the brim with fun machines to play. Have a wonderful time!
     
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    Free for Seven Star players, Diamonds get 2/1 passes.
     
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    Jaci2014 Low-Roller

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    Thanks, ya'll--very useful information!
     
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    I don't know when you are going but my wife and I made several trips there and I promise you don't want to go in the summer. It was 104-110 while we were there. We starting making it our winter/spring teip
     
  18. Jaci2014

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    Thanks, Jack1057. We go in two weeks so hopefully the weather will be ok.
     
  19. NandJfrmNJ

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    We went on a junket in Dec. and it worked out great for us because a friend was in Vegas and came down, stayed a few days and took us to LV. We stayed there for another week and flew home from there. We also rented a car for a few days at the airport in Bullhead City. The water taxi was not running when we were there but it's the only way to get around. There is a bus that runs along the "strip" but not very often and there is no other transportation, not even Uber/Lyft. If you haven't been before I also suggest renting a car for a day or two and visiting Lake Havasu City and Oatman. Our junket was for five days and that can be a long time in the casino with no diversion. We were given a suite and, although it had not been renovated in a LONG time, we were very comfortable there. We love Laughlin for what it is. We also like the Diamond lounge, especially sitting out on the patio watching the river go by.
     
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    Jaci2014 Low-Roller

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    Thank you NandJfrmNJ. The idea of renting a car is a good one--thanks!
     
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