by Julie Bielenberg
Families will enjoy the Golden Nugget Laughlin and its 300 fully renovated rooms and suites at this large-scale resort. It’s best known for its onsite casino that is open 24 hours a day with regular and high-stakes games like blackjack, craps, and roulette, plus three-card poker and PaiGow poker along with hundreds of slot machines.
Families might opt to stay in one of the villas. These are set on the banks of the Colorado River with a private gated entrance, wet bar, great room, dining room, kitchen and guest bath on the lower level. The second level features a master bedroom/bath suite with Jacuzzi tub, bidet, full shower plus walk in closet, and two additional bedrooms with full baths. Other trappings of luxury in this “Golden Oasis” include HDTV’s, iPad controlled state-of-the-art stereo system, laundry facilities, outdoor patio area equipped with a gas fire pit, private spa, garage, and complete privacy.
Standard rooms in the hotel include a plasma TV and coffee maker. There are four onsite restaurants to choose from including seafood, quick snacks, savory steaks, and fresh sandwiches. Families are also going to enjoy the pool area overlooking the Colorado River surrounded by finely manicured lawns and towering palms, and plenty of chaise lounges.
Our Editor Loves
- Onsite, outdoor pool
- Four onsite restaurants
- Large-size villas
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
First time we've ever stayed here and was presently surprised at how nice everything was. The room we stayed in was recently remodeled so it was clean and nice with new floors and new bathroom fixtures. We have a dog and the Golden Nugget takes small dogs so that was a plus. There aren't many hotels in Laughlin that take dogs. The room we had was on the first floor right next to the doggie run. All we had to do was to open the sliding glass door and let our dog out to do its stuff. Very very convenient. The hotel has several eating places which we enjoyed. Overall it was a nice trip and very inexpensive.
In the morning, the toilet backed up all over our floor and the shower wasn't draining correctly. When I called the front desk, they said Oh OK I'll send someone. No apology or concern or offer of any solution. We came back 4 hours later only to find the wet towels all over the bathroom floor and no new ones. We put them in the hallway and asked for clean towels. Oh OK I'll send someone. Still no apology.