7 Best Hotels in Southeast Nevada, Nevada

Aquarius

$ | 1900 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin, NV, 89029, USA

This huge hotel has a more spacious feel compared to others along Casino Drive, and the rooms offer some of the best river views around. A nice addition is the contemporary Duet Coffee & Wine, where you can use the free Wi-Fi and kick back with a coffee drink or vino by the bottle or glass. The casino includes a sports book and 1,250 slot and video poker machines. An Outback Steakhouse and a high-end Italian restaurant with seasonal patio seating are also on-site.

Pros

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on the river
  • Champagne brunch in buffet
  • Completely nonsmoking sports book

Cons

  • Some seating at Outback opens out to casino noise
  • In-room Wi-Fi is spotty and slow
  • Rooms in need of a refresh
1900 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin, NV, 89029, USA
702-298–5111
hotel Details
1,989 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

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Avi Resort & Casino

$ | 10000 Aha Macav Pkwy., Laughlin, NV, 89029, USA

The only tribally owned casino in Nevada is run by the Fort Mojave tribe (said fort once occupied the land) and has more of a relaxed, resort vibe than hotels on the Casino Drive strip. The 25,000-square-foot casino houses more than 900 slot and video-poker machines. The biggest draws, however, are the large, private white-sand beach circling a cove built out from the main flow of the river and two 18-hole golf courses. The property is also home to a full-service RV park and eight-plex movie theater.

Pros

  • Recently remodeled rooms feature contemporary furnishings
  • Golf courses
  • KidQuest children's center
  • No resort fees and free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Cons

  • Location 10 miles south of main drag (though some consider that a "pro")
  • Room refrigerators available on first-come first-served basis (fee $10)
  • No pets allowed
10000 Aha Macav Pkwy., Laughlin, NV, 89029, USA
702-535–5555
hotel Details
482 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino

$ | 1650 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin, NV, 89029, USA

Town founder Don Laughlin has created a city within itself here—bowling alleys, movies, concerts, you name it—sprawling with piecemeal additions that even straddle Casino Drive with a pedestrian pass. A recent remodel refreshed the rooms and added power seats in the movie theater and stadium seating in the Celebrity Theater concert venue. The Loser's Lounge, with its graphic homage to famous losers, such as the Hindenburg, the Titanic, and the like, is consistently a popular nightspot in Laughlin. Don't pass up Don's free classic-car showroom, with more than 80 rods, roadsters, and tin Lizzies.

Pros

  • Adults-only pool with cabanas, outdoor bar, firepits, and bean bag toss
  • Outdoor concert venue and indoor showroom
  • Bowling center, six-plex movie theater, and supervised playtime at Don's Kid Kastle

Cons

  • Casino has low-ceiling, 1970s atmosphere
  • Fees for often-nonworking Wi-Fi ($8.99 for 24 hours)
  • Rambling layout
  • Serious devotion to cigarettes on the "smoking" side of the casino
1650 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin, NV, 89029, USA
702-298–2535
hotel Details
1,404 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

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Golden Nugget Laughlin

$ | 2300 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin, NV, 89029, USA

Although the casino here is smaller than some of its Laughlin neighbors, this resort has a more upscale feel and a convenient layout that's easy to navigate. It is home to three chain restaurants, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Claim Jumper, and the popular Saltgrass steak house. The Gold Diggers nightclub is a perennially popular hot spot. The atrium echoes the Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip with two cascading waterfalls surrounded by tropical plants from around the world.

Pros

  • Local nightlife scene at Gold Diggers
  • Attached parking garage
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Predictability of chain restaurants
  • Very limited no-smoking area in casino
  • Tiny swimming pool
2300 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin, NV, 89029, USA
702-298–7111
hotel Details
300 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Harrah's

$ | 2900 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin, NV, 89029, USA

The classiest joint in Laughlin comes with a private sand beach and two casinos, one of which is smoke free. It has both the 3,000-seat Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater, which has hosted the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Jeff Dunham, as well as the smaller indoor Fiesta Showroom. The hotel has an adults-only pool and room towers, a World Series of Poker–themed poker room, and a Mexican restaurant from celebrity chef Guy Fieri.

Pros

  • Separate family and adults-only towers and pools
  • Smoking and smoke-free casinos
  • Air-charter flights from all over the country to resort for player card members

Cons

  • Pools can fill up fast
  • Lines can be long for guest services, promotions
  • Resort fee ($19) charged for free Wi-Fi and gym
2900 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin, NV, 89029, USA
702-298–4600
hotel Details
1,561 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

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Mount Charleston Lodge and Cabins

$ | 5355 Kyle Canyon Rd., Las Vegas, NV, 89124, USA

At the end of Route 157 at 7,717 feet above sea level you find this lodge—a collection of cabins and a rustic, full-service restaurant, well known among locals—on the perch of Kyle Canyon. The two dozen cabins are all separate structures with outside entries and varying layouts, including a "lovebirds" cabin with private mountain views, and a 750-square-foot events cabin for small meetings and/or family retreats. All of them have an outside patio deck, gas fireplace, jetted bathtub, mini-refrigerator, and microwave. The restaurant serves up generous comfort food, with a large fire pit in the center of the room beneath a vaulted ceiling, and has picture-window mountain views, a dog-friendly outdoor patio, and a popular bar offering a variety of warm cocktails to counter the chill in winter plus live music on Friday and Saturday from 5 to 8 and on Sunday from noon to 4.

Pros

  • Seclusion and spectacular views
  • Trails within walking distance
  • Sledding and sleigh rides available during winter

Cons

  • No cable TV (just DVD players)
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Difficult parking on busy weekends, when it's crowded with hikers and diners
5355 Kyle Canyon Rd., Las Vegas, NV, 89124, USA
702-872–5408
hotel Details
23 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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The Retreat on Charleston Peak

$ | 2755 Kyle Canyon Rd., Las Vegas, NV, 89124, USA

This three-story resort is the first stop along Kyle Canyon Road (about 17 miles up). It has the feel of a lodge, including a four-sided stone fireplace to gather around in the spacious lobby, which is appointed with vintage pinball games. The Canyon Restaurant provides large-window views of the surrounding mountainscape. There is a cocktail lounge with a rotating selection of regional beers on tap and a pool table, and a 24-hour convenience store/snackbar where you can pick up a map pinpointing the area's hiking trails. The hotel has 61 rooms with flat-screen TVs, and some have wall heaters that look like wood-burning fireplaces. Outdoor seating around the property provides a great way to take in the majestic scenery.

Pros

  • Mountain setting
  • Special packages
  • Generally not as crowded as other Mt. Charleston resort

Cons

  • Not as high up the mountain as the other lodge
  • Not much to do in immediate vicinity without getting back in a car
  • Bar is small and doesn't seat many
2755 Kyle Canyon Rd., Las Vegas, NV, 89124, USA
702-872–5500
hotel Details
61 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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