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3850 Las Vegas Blvd. S : Map | Gmap

» Nearby: LuXor   New York-New York   Tropicana  

History:

Excalibur opened on June 19th, 1990 and cost its then owners - Circus-Circus Inc. (who changed their name to Mandalay Resorts before being eaten by MGMMirage) - $290M to build. At one point, Excalibur held the title as largest hotel and casino in the world (until the green MGM Grand was built in 1994). Pre-Excalibur plans for the parcel at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Tropicana were originally an expansion of the Tropicana (connected by a walkway over the strip) then for a joint called Xanadu, which after perennial postponements was finally scrapped when the financing for the project fell through. Circus-Circus aquired the property and began construction in 1988 with a Medieval groundbreaking ceremony. The name Excalibur was decided in a Name The Castle contest of all things. The Excalibur was aquired by MGMMirage in June 2004 in their takeover of Mandalay Resort Group (formerly Circus-Circus Inc.) Many rooms in the hotel, now called "Widescreen Rooms", were renovated in 2007.


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The Real Deal on Excalibur:

Buyer beware - all MGM Resorts properties charge the highest resort fees (nearly $40/night) plus a $10 per day fee to self-park your car. VegasTripping suggests you find alternate accommodations.
Much like Circus Circus we'd like this joint more if there weren't so many kids running around. We're partiers not family peeps, so the Excalibur dosen't really cater to our sensibilities. There aren't as many kids as at Circus-Circus though. Compared to its connected-by-a-monorail neighbor LuXor, the Excalibur has gambling in spades. Lots of table games, a festive and less sterile atmosphere and some very playable slots. Still, stumbling around a Vegas-styled replica of Ye Olde Merry Kingdom with a ferocious buzz on is still a goofy and wonderful experience.


The Casino at Excalibur

The Excalibur offers slots from .01 to $100 a pull. (Benjamin slots are a bit too rich for us... yo!) Table games include: PaiGow, Caribbean Stud, Let It Ride, Big Six, Mini-Baccarat, Roulette, BlackJack and Craps. Keno and a full Race and Sports Book are also offered. Aye!


The Rooms at Excalibur

Excalibur offers three types of rooms : Widescreen Rooms (renovated in 2007) include - you guessed it - wide screen tv's, pillow top mattresses and some fancier furnishings than the stodgy old Excalibur decor. Guest Rooms have towers on the bed posts and all the tacky old Excalibur decor you can stomach. Guest Suites come in two sub-flavors : Parlor King (with adjoining room) and King Spa. Both of these have jacuzzi-tubs and mostly old Excalibur decor. We suggest you try and book the Widescreen Rooms. If that doesn't work out, check some other nearby properties - LuXor, Mandalay Bay and New York-New York, before sinking in on the other Excalibur offerings. They're not dirty or gross by any means, but you can probably find a lot more bang for only a few more bucks if you shop around a little.

Oh, and don't forget to pack your suit of armor.


The Restaurants at Excalibur

Excalibur offers number of different eateries, most of which are served with a heaping side order of Medieval touch. Join the Knights at the Roundtable Buffet, dine with Kings at The Steakhouse at Camelot, bring your wench to Dick's Last Resort, or try the somewhat misplaced Regale Italian Eatery 'Waiter, i'd like to have Ye Olde Chicken Parmigian please' just dosent sound right does it?. The Sherwood Forest Cafe served up 24 hour a day and is reasonably priced for families. Village Food Court has all the usual suspects - Krispy Kreme, McRonalds, Quiznos, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Cold Stone, Pizza Hut and the Manchu Wok.


Reader Ratings & Reviews:

My Rating: 3 krhsnow posted on 15th June 2016 :

Good budget hotel. Sucks they are going to start charging for parking.

My Rating: 4 BCCableGuy posted on 14th April 2014 :

The rooms are dated, but clean. The casino is ok and the theme is getting tired. BUT when I stayed here in January 2013 I was floored by how nice everyone I ran into was. The check-in staff, dealers, bosses, wait staff and even the sundries store sales lady. EVERY ONE of them was happy I was there and very accommodating.

My Rating: 4 Jaredjensen posted on 6th February 2014 :

Not the first hotel that I would pick from but ended up being a cheap steal. Has a great array of pools for every age. Definitely nice to have one of the four pools be an adult area only. The rooms in the remodeled tower were very nice. Has one place you have to eat if you come to Vegas, Dick's Last Resort. Have fun with it and enjoy your meal!

My Rating: 1 chrisrobbins1980 posted on 13th September 2012 :

I'd rather sniff Rosie O'Donnell's queefs than to set foot in this place.

My Rating: 5 RTROYPHILLIPS posted on 28th August 2012 :

Lots of Fun!

My Rating: 6 MGMCaesars posted on 17th August 2012 :

E-X-C-A-L-I-B-U-R VS E-X-T-R-A-L-I-B-U-R

My Rating: 5 LAvegasphile posted on 18th April 2012 :

Don't judge me! I mainly play poker here cuz it's usually easy...I feel so incredibly comfortable in their little poker den and know all the dealers and managers by name. Yeah it kinda smells but I love using my poker comps on the Starbucks for the ride home.

My Rating: 3 Does43 posted on 12th February 2011 :

Too themepark like,

My Rating: 3 twofours posted on 4th August 2010 :

I would like to see the change in the widescreen room as I don't think they had ever changed a room.
I remember calling the hotel for rates not that long ago,about the time I got my Imac in my favorite color... Bondi blue!
The bedbug myth has me a little spooked.Maybe not next time.What happened to Krispy Kreme?

My Rating: 1 atdleft posted on 26th April 2010 :

Just plain horrifying. The casino is super loud. The food is nasty. The slots aren't really loose. Personally, I'm better off at Mandalay Bay.

My Rating: 3 tgrady28 posted on 2nd January 2010 :

I showered and kept my luggage in one of their widescreen rooms on a trip 2 years ago. Walked through on my trip in July of 2009. I was intrigued by the dichotomy of The Pleasure Pit and the family oriented Midway under the same roof. Why Vegas tries to be family friendly is beyond me.

My Rating: 3 pebbles posted on 19th August 2009 :

No baths, just a shower in the rooms. We were in a Widescreen room, and we found it perfectly fine. Short trip to the pool area, which was far nicer than I expected.

My Rating: 4 Antman73 posted on 11th February 2009 :

I'm giving the Old Excal a 4, and this is why.....It did everything it needed to do for us, and a great price. Fri, Sat and Sun in February for about $70 per night. I had the newer Widescreen room, and even though it was nothing amazing, it was clean and was big enough for 3 guys to crash in. The location is great and it has a fun vibe to it. Not the same kind of vibe as Mandalay Bay, but you can tell they are trying to have some fun with it. We did not eat any meals there at all, or used the pool, spa or any amenities at all, so I can not rate them. But for a cheap weekend with a clean room and nice price it was great.

My Rating: 2 RoachClipCharly posted on 20th January 2009 :

Made me feel like I got jousted in the ass.

My Rating: 4 Chuck60 posted on 29th December 2008 :

It's so ..midevial. Cute at night from outside; too long a walk from parking garage; decent slots;decent valet parking; piss-poor blackjack games

My Rating: 5 beangurl posted on 19th October 2008 :

Excalibur gets a nod because of the large 2 person jacuzzi, price and location. Our spa suites area always very clean and service is always good. Could do without the kids, but that goes for every casino. I don't care what anyone says, for the price, they have the best jacuzzi suites on the strip. Why pay for all the other trappings, when all you need is a nice big jacuzzi, a shot of Jack Daniels and a very sexy husband.

My Rating: 3 rascal posted on 16th September 2008 :

The room was nothing special, a regular room looking at the airport. The gaming and the bars were great though. I won all over the casino. And the Valets were really helpful and cheerful about it. I didn't eat there, or swim there. Spend up for the newer rooms.

My Rating: 3 donnymac66 posted on 30th November 1999 :

Stayed in a widescreen room. The room was better than you would expect for the Tragic Kingdom. Really good drink service in the casino. I really like the location and would definitely stay there again.

My Rating: 3 mongo posted on 30th November 1999 :

Rooms are barebones Vegas style..headboards screwed to the wall, how tacky is that?Oh yeah, how 'bout the moving walkway in with the non-moving one out...tackier still.It was okay when we were poor and our child was young.

My Rating: 4 istare posted on 30th November 1999 :

From the outside this place is super lame but ya know?.. On the inside it's not too bad and it's darned fun (just stay off the 2nd floor where the kiddies are.) The rooms are smal and plain but hey, you can get em for a song.

My Rating: 5 kermit75 posted on 30th November 1999 :

I stayed here on my very first night ever in vegas the room was not bad for the price. we had one of the new tower rooms with the 42 inch plasma tv, but the view sucked big time we were in the back near the pool but below the roof line so we had a brick wall view out of our window. i didn't get to visit the pool at this property but heard it was great from my step son's word of mouth. one thing you must do while here is do the dinner and show at the TOURNAMENT OF KINGS it was a great show had alot of audience participation and interactment and the food was well....... fit for a king if you like alot of chicken and tomato soup which i do it was very well prepared and tasty and the beer in the souvenier mug($10.00) was excellent and cold.