Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino - Hotel in Laughlin, NV, at 1650 South Casino Drive
Don Laughlin, as you have probably surmised, is the reason Laughlin, Nevada, is on the Nevada map today. The Riverside in Laughlin was established in 1966 as the first Laughlin hotel and is still operated by Don Laughlin and his family. The Riverside Laughlin is family-friendly and will show you a good time on your Laughlin trip! The Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino is located on the Colorado River at the north end (see our Laughlin map), making it the Laughlin hotel closest to the Bullhead City, AZ, airport a/k/a "Laughlin airport". (The airport code is IFP.) Read on about Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino…
Hotel Amenities at Riverside Resort Laughlin
Hotel Rooms - 1,400 of them, and many with Colorado River views
Child Care Center / Play Center - not many hotels in Laughlin offer this! Ages 2 -12
Pet-Friendly hotel in Laughlin - restrictions, fees, deposits apply
Casino - All you could want in a Nevada casino & MORE - see "Casino" section
Restaurants - 5 restaurants, buffet, food court, Fatburger, Smoothies
Entertainment - bowling, movies, USS Riverside cruise boat, showroom, classic cars
Pools - 2 swimming pools
Day Spa & Salon - Riverside Day Spa, All About Me full-service hair & nail salon
Meeting Space - for your Laughlin meeting, business or pleasure
Hotel Rooms at Riverside Resort Laughlin
All rooms have cable television and Hospitality Network in-room movies. The Riverview Room has either one king bed or two queen beds. The Mountainview Room, featuring views of the mountains and Mojave Desert landscape, has two queen beds. The spacious Executive Room has a balcony or sitting area, views of the Colorado River, one king bed, refrigerator, and most rooms have a 42" plasma television.
The North Tower of the Riverside hotel has 14 floors and all of the rooms have balconies. In the North Tower Riverview rooms, the view of the Colorado River is from the balcony only. The second floor of the North Tower has a pedestrian walkway to Riverside Laughlin's "other" casino, "Casino West".
The South Tower of the Riverside hotel has 26 floors and one side of the tower faces the Colorado River with breathtaking river views. The Riverview rooms do not have a balcony. The opposite side of the South Tower features city views of Laughlin and these hotel rooms do have a balcony.
Main Casino at Riverside Laughlin
This Laughlin casino features a non-smoking gaming area and a smoke-free bar. On the second floor of the Riverside casino, you'll find Bingo Paradise and a full-service bar and deli. The main casino at Riverside Laughlin offers it all - your favorite slots and video poker, live action at the tables, live keno, Sports Book, Poker Room. The main pit has great views of the Colorado River and offers easy access to the Laughlin Riverwalk. The Race & Sports Book at Riverside Laughlin is equipped with 24 giant screens to watch sporting events and race track action from around the country.
Caribbean Casino West at Riverside Laughlin
Connected by a skywalk to the Riverside Resort main casino is Caribbean Casino West, the Riverside's other casino. Casino West features slot and video poker machines, a full-service bar, snack bar and Casa Serrano restaurant and bar.
Restaurants at Riverside Laughlin
The Gourmet Room & Lounge - Don Laughlin's Signature Restaurant
Relax and take-in views of the Colorado River while you enjoy Happy Hour in the lounge. (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.) From there, you'll experience French gourmet dining, including table-side cooking, in one of Laughlin's best restaurants, The Gourmet Room.
The Prime Rib Room on the River
Don Laughlin's prime rib is slow-cooked to juicy goodness, then carved and served at your table. The restaurant overlooks the Colorado River and Black Mountains and features an all-you-can-eat salad bar and extensive potato bar.
The Riverview is one of the Riverside Resort Laughlin 24-hour cafés with food prepared to order and featuring daily specials.
Buffets in Laughlin are plentiful, but the Riverside Buffet Sunday Champagne Brunch features made-to-order omelet and waffle stations. Friday night is the Seafood buffet and Saturday night is "International Night". Each night of the week features a specialty.
The name says it all. For some of the best Mexican food in Laughlin, find it at the Riverside Resort. This Laughlin restaurant offers call-ahead, "pick-up & go" service.
This is one of the convenient, 24-hour cafés located at Riverside Resort. The Sidewalk Café has sugar-free and fat-free desserts along with gourmet coffees, freshly-baked pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads, shrimp cocktail and ice cream.
Food Court Outlets: Cinnabon, Seattle's Best Coffee, Pizza Hut Express, Dreyer's Ice Cream
FATBURGER - Thank goodness there's a FATBURGER restaurant in Laughlin, NV! And, an Emerald City Smoothie store too!
Note: The more I write about Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino, the more I'm thinking they have just about everything under the sun under their roof! (We're almost done listing everything for you.)
Laughlin Events & Entertainment at Riverside Resort
Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort has a large variety of entertainment venues. The Riverside Laughlin has entertainment for the whole family and all ages.
Don's Celebrity Theater: Enjoy the music of and the look-alikes in the tribute bands (like Elvis & Beatles) performing in Laughlin at Celebrity Theater. Many, many timeless favorites, like the Gatlin Brothers, appear throughout the year.
Riverside Resort Amphitheater: Outdoor, seasonal entertainment. The Spring Concert Series is always a big hit in Laughlin.
Don's Kid Kastle: The Riverside hotel has a state-licensed supervised play center for children 2 - 12 years and provides loads of various and fun entertainment for them.
USS Riverside Tours: Tour the Colorado River up-and-down the Laughlin area with narration. The tour travels under the Laughlin - Bullhead City Bridge to Davis Dam. The river cruise boat has a shaded upper deck and climate-controlled lower deck.
Riverside Lanes: The only bowling in Laughlin and it is a complete, smoke-free bowling center. They feature the latest Brunswick equipment, pro shop, Cosmic Bowling, bumpers for the kids, and more.
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection: Open daily & free of charge, you will see rare automobiles spanning the decades.
Riverside Arcade: Two locations feature top-rated games & attentive staff to ensure your kids are in a safe environment.
Don Laughlin's Riverside Losers' Lounge: Live bands perform Top 40's, dance, Rock 'n Roll
The Dance Club: Karaoke, DJs, Country Line Dancing on Tues & Thur
Riverside Movie Theaters: The place in Laughlin to view first-run movies with Dolby Digital Surround Sound and concession stand.
Other Laughlin events include Laughlin Desert Challenge off-road race, Town-Wide Concert, Concert Under the Stars at the Laughlin Events Center, Legends over the Colorado Fly-In, River Run, Annual Chefs Food Fest Charity Dinner, Rockets Over the River July 4th celebration (views are great from the Aquarius), Bullhead City River Regatta, Laughlin River of Lights Holiday Boat Parade, Xtreme Bulls and the rodeo.
Please note: Checkin is at 2 p.m. with checkout at 11 a.m. Minimum age to register and check in is 21. A deposit and valid photo ID will be required. Prices shown do not include any applicable hotel service fees, charges for optional incidentals or regulatory surcharges. These fees, if applicable, will be accessed by the hotel and paid directly to the hotel upon checkout.