The Excalibur Hotel
Having just returned from another crazy trip to Vegas, I am left with only good things to say about the Excalibur Hotel. This was my second stay there, and I found it pleasant and slightly above average. The thing to remember here is that in Vegas there are hotels for every budget, with luxury and glamour reigning supreme. This hotel is not fancy, but I believe you get your money's worth.
It is a challenge to find a nice hotel room for a reasonable price in Vegas. At least one that doesnt smell like smoke, or is a little rough around the edges. My room at the Excalibur was fair. It was clean and simple, yet pleasant. It was decorated as one would expect, in the theme of knights of the round table, castles, etc. Deals can be found on these rooms during the week, and sometimes can go as low as $50.00 per night, which is definately worth the money. There are no extra frills like a mini bar or coffee machine, but I find most Vegas hotels don't provide these anyway, so you spend more time in the casino.
The casino itself is slightly cheesy, but has all the bells and whistles you would expect of a medium range hotel. There are some nice shops on the second floor and thankfully, a Starbucks, amongst other fast food type restaurants.
I was rather impressed with their pool area. The last time I was here the pool area was small, boring and nothing but a lot of cement. They have clearly invested a lot of money into renovating this area. The pool is now expansive, with a water slide and lots of personality. Rock music blared from speakers all over (perhaps a tad too loud), and cocktails waitresses wandered around bringing drinks. There was a new indoor/outdoor restaurant poolside which was very nice. The food was suprisingly good as well.
I visited the spa which was slightly above average. The waiting area was rather boring, with none of the nice amenities one would hope for like snacks, coffee, tea, etc. There was only water and a tv that was too loud. The actual treatment rooms were what one would expect of a garden variety spa. I did appreciate that they used only Aveda products, which added a nice touch.
I was there for a wedding, and sent a bottle of champagne and strawberries to the bride and groom. Unfortunately, room service completely botched this order and failed to deliver the items. I will give them credit however, they called me twice the next day to apologize, and sent not only the champagne but breakfast in bed to the couple free of charge.
All in all I had a nice stay here, for a reasonable price. If you don't plan to spend much time in your room and just want to experience Las Vegas this is a fun, casual place to stay. [more ]
Excalibur Casino: medieval haven
The Excalibur Hotel & Casino is located on the stripe across from the MGM and New York New York...so the casino is in a great location. The decor is perfect for families...it has a resemblance to Disneyland's castle. The place, as a whole, is a little worn and is showing signs of age. But there are plenty of shops to purchase medieval souvenirs if you want to take a time warp home with you. We didn't stay at this hotel, it didn't quite suite us. However, given the location it's definitely worth a moment of your time to stop in and take a "gamble." [more ]
Excalibur Hotel and Casino
Now this place IS tacky, but then again it is aimed at kids and families. It looks more like the Disney castle on a rainy day than Camelot outside and inside there are the expected costume offerings and recreations of medieval stocks. Interestingly, of all the casino floors in Vegas, the one here is one of the most sprawling and confusing. There is a route through here from the Luxor and it was like a weird game trying to get through every day. Plenty of staged jousting-type acts on offer at set times and the Roundtable Buffet is one of the best in town at just a few bucks for dinner. The sunday champagne brunch is decent too. [more ]
Further Ratings (Average 3.7 of 5):
- Hotels.com: 7.60 of 10
- Tripadvisor: 3.50 of 5
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