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We have stayed in the Excalibur twice in the past years, the most recent was last year as five of us booked in for a 10 day holiday in Vegas.
The main draw for the Excalibur is the price as you can easily pick up rooms for $50 a night at times, sometimes they are cheaper during the week other times they go up over the weekends, but you are never going to pay that much here.
The thing to always remember is that you don't actually spend that much time in the room of the hotel, especially in Vegas where you are more likely to be in the casino of the hotel or walking the strip to another hotel. Therefore the room needs to be functional, clean, with a good bathroom and good bed for recovery time.
The Excalibur matches these requirements pretty well from the times we have stayed and the location isn't bad for traversing the strip.
Check in processes in Vegas are mass scale, you are often checking in with large numbers of other guests, but Excalibur (and the others) do this well, with lots of desks and of course the brilliant American service. The last time we were there we had booked through the iPhone app so had a free upgrade to a superior room, they often do deals when you check in so be aware of that.
The room itself is pretty basic, but carries the castle motif through to the decoration. The beds are huge and comfortable, with good bathrooms and lots of space. If you have stayed in America they are pretty standard American hotel rooms which normally trump anything in the UK for the same price. They of course don't have tea and coffee making facilities, but there are numerous coffee shops to buy from first thing in the morning.
We had a view over the swimming pool complex which was nice. We did actually use the swimming pool a couple of times including renting a cabana which was very nice as it provided shade and drinks and food for about $100 for the day.
The Excalibur resort itself is one of the younger styled resorts, with a lot of lively bars and a carnival type areas of games and shows. It is not posh at all like a Belliagio, but it is probably not as tacky as things like Hooters sound.
There a number of food options, from steak, to buffet to Quiznos and McDonalds. The fast food places are all in one food court including a number of tacky souvenir shops.
Excalibur is nicely linked to Luxor in one direction and New York New York in the other, making it a good base for what I would class as the Party end of strip. It is also possible to get a monorail up to Mandalay Bay (beyond Luxor) or walk across to MGM to get the monorail down the strip to the other hotels. As a base there may be better but for cost it works pretty well for what you want from a hotel.
In conclusion if you want a comfortable room for the night and not much else this is it. It is not top quality, but it is good for Vegas and you can then spend more money doing other things on the strip.
I stayed at the EXCALIBUR Hotel & Casino in December 2007, so some things may have altered slightly.
We stayed in one of the basic rooms with wheelchair access.
There was the main room with 2 double beds, a dresser, table with 2 chairs and a large TV with cable. There was also a large wardrobe, with space for 3 people's shoes and clothes, in addition to the built in safe. There was also enough room to put away the suitcases.
The bothroom was large with good lighting, a hairdyer, plenty of towels and sturdy railing around the toilet. A word of warning for disabled guests; our roll in shower was raised from the floor. It also had narrow shower doors, meaning it wasn't really suitable at all. I managed but it was way more of a struggle then it should have to be. If you need disabled faculities I'd advise clariying the access with your travel agent before booking.
I didn't venture into the actual casino, so my impressions are from walking through it to my room. The actual pit floor is large, with many tables set up for individual games of poker, roulette and similar. They have hundreds of slot machines a bit to the side. These are arranged in order by size of pay-outs. The machines with large payouts use special cards purchased on site, not money.
On the lower ground there is a childrens 'casino'. There is a large selection of arcade games, as well as a 3D SpongeBob Squarepants ride.
Excalibur boasts 4 shows: The Tournament Of Kings dinner show, Thunder From Downunder (male strippers :)), Comic Louie Anderson and a one-man comedic show Defending The Caveman.
You can also enjoy DJ's and/or live bands at the weekend [and selected weeknights] in the Octane Lounge (ages 21 and over).
There are a varity of shops on-site, selling gifts, toys and clothing. There is a swimming pool ( it was on the 4th floor, but I beleave they have a outdoor one), access to 3 golf courses and a spa with a hair salon.
There 5 restaurants to choose from: The Steakhouse at Camelot, the Sherwood Forest Cafe (very reasonable prices), Baja Fresh (Mexican grill), Dick's Last Resort (so much fun. The staff give you attitude, the food has witty names and they have a live band) and the infamous Roundtable Buffet (you pay at the door, then that's it. Eat as much as you want, have as many refills as you can manage).
Excalibur also has a food court with a Starbucks, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Krisby Kreme Doughnuts, Coldstone Creamery (yummy ice creams), McDonalds, Quizno's (hot and cold sandwiches) and Manchu WOK.
The Excalibur is the 2nd to last hotel on the southern end of the strip.
This is ideal for those wanting a quieter stay as the traffic noise is much quieter - in fact most nights I didn't notice any noise at all.
However, if you want to shop and/or experience the nightlife I'd reccomend booking a more central hotel (like Treasure Island), otherwise you're in for a lot of walking or taxi fares (which can be pricey during peak times as traffic is heavy).
For a family holiday I'd fully recommend Excalibur; There really is plenty for everyone here, I think it was developed with families in mind.
I'd also recommend it for those who want something a little quieter and just want to take advantage of the fantastic entertainment and dining on-site and in the immediate hotels [Luxor, MGM Grand and New York New York].
However, for the younger childless crowd I'd advise finding something more central to the action.
We stayed in the Excalibur Hotel in March 2008. At the time they were going through a refurbishment and some of the rooms had been updated to include swanky new LCD TV's and posh furnishings, but unfortunately we weren't lucky enough to get one of those. Our room was large, with one King size bed, a little table, and 2 comfy chairs. There was a spacious medieval style wardrobe with internal lights (needed because the room was quite dark) and a large TV.
The room was nice and quiet, but you can't get away from the sound of helicopters flying past until the early hours of the morning - but that is true for anywhere on the strip.
We had the pleasure of seeing the Tournament of Kings whilst we were there, this is a fun Knights at the Round Table themed show with a meal and drinks included (no cutlery - you eat with your hands), with galloping horses and light shows with fab acrobatic displays from the actors. There is some audience participation required, with the swinging of your beer mugs and singing along and cheering for your country. Little tip, don't book front row seats like we did because the horses kick up sawdust and mud as they gallop past and most of it ends up in your dinner.
Great hotel, reasonably priced due to its location at the end of the strip, really good steak restaurant, easy access to the monorail.
Stepping back to medieval times 'Disney style' is how you could describe your first impressions of Excalibur. This fairytale castle experience is not one to be missed when you visit Las Vegas. Make sure you book your room with a turret - that's where they put the Jacuzzi!!
Our room's furnishings and linen were of a very high standard and 'themed' accordingly.
Try the Excalibur Buffet (when we went it was $5.99). A fantastic choice of roasted and grilled meats and fish dishes, pasta and rice dishes, salads and vegetables. (The blue cheese dressing with real chunks of cheese is heaven!) - go back as many times as you like. Beware the 'help yourself' ice-cream machine and the buckets of fudge sauce and other toppings they serve on the side - very very naughty indeed! Be prepared to put on a stone if you stay more than a few days.
The mid-week prices are amazing - $30 for a double and there always seem to be special offers on but beware if there is an event on in town be prepared to pay 5x this!
Yes it is tacky, yes it is fun but this is Las Vegas so what do you expect!
The Excalibur Hotel and Casino is located on the South of the Strip and is by the New York New York and MGM Grand hotels. The hotel has a Medieval theme and its exterior is designed to look like a castle. Check In was efficient, friendly and quick. As most hotels in Vegas, there is a lot of walking and this was no different, it took a little while to get to our room. The room was a decent size, clean and comfortable, and with the mid week price deals you couldn't ask for much more - there are some bargains to be had! The hotel has plenty of tables for all tastes. I was able to get a free poker lesson and play a real game against those who had just had the lesson. the croupier was polite and patient! The pool here is ok - quite large but when busy I imagine it is a bit of a squeeze for people to find space to enjoy the sun! The hotel has a great show 'Tournament of Kings' set in its basement. It is a show set in medieval times which really involves the audience. Dinenr is included and it is back to basics - no cutlery! I would stay at this hotel again as it provides a comfortable base for exploring the strip!
Main thing that attracted me with this hotel was the price. 59 dollars per night for a view room in July. People have said that the Venetian, Bellagio and Ballys we're the best but all they are, are hotels really. Buildings with thousands of rooms and thousands of people. Also, be prepared to walk for miles as this place is HUGE. I have never walked so far in my life, my trainers we're worn out by the time I got home, anyway; Excalibur Rooms, This hotel was clean, comfortable and friendly. We had a view room in Tower 2 on the 19th floor. The view was right down the strip and opposite the New York, New York hotel. All we could hear was the rollercoaster going round the hotel, but never had time to go on it, looks great fun though. The rooms had a nice bathroom with huge shower. Hairdrier was provided and all your soaps and stuff. Clean towels every day and all folded nicely, very important!! All in all couldn't fault it at all. Hotel in general, The pool was lovely also. Very busy when I went, first week in July. Quite a few kids but not as many as I expected. Lovely reception staff, well the one we saw anyway. We asked her everything, best place to eat, drink, trips to do etc. Very helpful. Food was good too, all buffet style and about 8-9 dollars each for as much food as possible. You only need one meal a day there as there is so much. Casino, I had never seen anything as big in my life as a Vegas casino, and this was no exception. If your a gambler then great, spend all your time pouring money in the slots and poker tables. But if you only like a flutter then that's fine too because they have 5 cent slots, although people tend to put in a dollar and get 20 goes. While your doing this the waitress comes around offering drinks. Now with America you have to tip everyone, that's one thing what annoyed me, but it's what they do. The Bell boy, guy who opens the hotel door, guy who opens the taxi door,
guy who opens your hotel room door. After returning though a friend said to me that you should give them a dollar tip BEFORE asking the waitresses for a drink, that way they give you a bigger measure and come round more often. Good tip if your planning a trip now. Trips, Before you spend all your money in the slots, take a trip over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter. Personally, this was the best thing I have done in recent years. Expensive though at 199 dollars each but you get to fly over the hoover dam at first then onto the canyon. Once there you land on Indian territory and have a champange lunch. Absolutely the best thing to do while in Vegas, I would have paid a grand for that trip. Don't bother with coaches or planes, I was told by everyone who had done all of them that the helicopter is by far the best. Coming back to Vegas just seemed so minor and just man made buildings with false people in them. All in all, a great place that you have to go to once in your life at least. Don't just do the Vegas thing though, do the Canyon trip as well by helipcopter only, well worth the extra. Hotel was great too and as good as any at 100 dollars per night.
A 4,032 Room Resort all based around the Camelot Theme. Rooms are spacious but plainly decorated (recently re-done) and based around Two high rise towers. This Hotel is appealing to Families with Children probably slightly more than those without , it can sometimes get a little noisy. Usual eat as much as you want Buffets , much improved over last 2 years. Vast Casino ideal for people with medium budgets since machines available for all pockets from $0.05c upwards. If you go in Autumn / Winter , look out for Merlins special offers , Cheap Rooms , Free Funbook and 2 For 1 Buffets.