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Excalibur - What People Are Saying
Excalibur "Great value for money"
Having read some reviews before we set off we were a little bit worried, but any fears soon disappeared once we were there. We had standard rooms, which hadn't been updated, but thet were fine. Good beds, bathroom with everything you need, very clean, and a great view over Luxor! Clean towels every day, staff friendly and helpfull.
Plenty of places to grab a bite to eat, McDonalds, Pizza Hut etc are all here, the buffet is well worth the money, $12(I think) for breakfast, all you can eat and they have anything and everything!
Excalibur is one of the cheaper hotels on the strip, but if you are looking to get there on a budget or can't quite stretch to the likes of wynn and bellagio, then you cant go wrong with Excalibur.
–(Tripadvisor/ h87/ London/ Feb 28, 2009)
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Excalibur "Excalibur - Perfect for the $$!!"
We stayed here for 4 nights with another couple (adjacent rooms). We had the newly renovated widescreen rooms with two queens. The rooms were clean and newly renovated. The decor was modern, but basic... Housekeeping did a good job, and no issues were noted within the room, besides a battery needed in the AC/Heat controller.. Which was quickly taken care of after a call to the front desk.
The location is, as described, towards the end of the strip. Mandalay Bay, and the Luxor are even further down the strip, so this isnt exactly the 'end' of the strip. We thought the location was pretty good. If you were there to explore vegas and take it all in, it was perfect. We spent alot of time at NY NY, and just venturing out. It takes a bit to get the numerous entrances, and exits down, and to navigate your walks with utmost efficiency in between casinos, etc. There seems to be 5 different skywalks, elevated sidewalks, escalators, and walkways to get to each place!
One word of advice for any newbie (2 out of 4 of us were new to LV)... Things are MUCH further than they appear. If you can see the building that you are trying to get to ahead - this means NOTHING! It became a bit of a joke towards the end. The Eiffel Tower seemed like it was two blocks away.. . but it was probably a good mile plus from the Excalibur. And the stratosphere... was at least 3 miles out. The sidewalks force you to walk about double the distance sometimes, taking you up and over roads, instead of across sidewalks. I get the reasoning... (keeping traffic moving), but I thought i would mention it, as it added some time onto your walk now and then. (noteable more for reservations, etc).
another thing we noticed was, the amount of people. everyone has alluded to the fact that vegas is hurting a bit... We did NOT see that. in the 5 days we were there - the sidewalks were jammed, stores were packed, and restaurants were filled. We needed resrevations for two out of the three 'nicer' restaurants we went to. The eiffel tower restaurant was EXCELLENT. a bit pricey. But the food, and service were superb. The restaurant on the ground floor of the eiffel tower - mon ami mambi (or something like that) was also really good, and a bit cheaper and more casual... but still very nice.
we did a TON of walking and i THINK we saw most of the hot button attractions that most first timers would want to see. We walked a TON.. and used cabs, and the Deuce (bus). The deuce was a great value, easy to use, but slow at times - especially during rush hour.
Back to the Excalibur... The casino was a bit more dated than others we saw (we must have entered into about 25+ other casinos!!!).. but it was good. It had everything you would need in my opinion, and the cocktail waitresses provided better service than i was anticpiating (except for one miserable one!)... The tables were always busy (a good sign), and the smoke level was average to fair. Being from CT, i would actually rate the air quality level in vegas casinos as being better than Connecticuts own Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun!
We went to our Buffet once for dinner. And it was pretty good. no complaints, and there was more than enough food options to suit your needs. We all found something that we liked, and left stuffed... no surprises there! The Tournament of Kings show was also excellent... Dinner was provided (cornish game hens, brocolii, potatoe wedges, apple turnover, sodas)... And it was actually really good! We were surprised. It was definitely worth the price we paid (buy one, get one free). It was a blast. Much like Medieval Times, etc.
The girls used the Spa at the Excalibur, and had nothing but great things to say. It was clean , efficient, and relaxing.
The amount of shops, restaurants, etc in the Excalibur was also sufficient. It certainly was not an indoor mall - but had a handful of fast food restaurants, gift shops, and coffee shops. We did not eat at the formal restaurants at the Excalibur, so we can't comment on them. The pay bars on the casino floor were a bit pricey, and service was intermittent at best. I used a drink coupon (you get them on checkin), and it seemed to cost me more than if i didnt have them on one occasion... Oh well...
Just say no thank you to any one in a suit and a name tag that approaches you... They are timeshare salesmen... Keep walking. Unless you want a timeshare that is. we expereinced this at a few hotels.
We walked the pool area in the morning (right when the pool opened). At least one pool was heated, and the water was WARM. Not sure about he water slides, etc. That pool appeared closed. There was a small restaurant/bar at the pool, and the area had tons of private cabanas, with tv's, etc. it was an overcast day, and it was early... so only a handful of people were up there at the time. There was also a mid sized hottub at the pool area. The fitness center and spa were right off the pool area. A quick headsup - they charge you for gym usage here... But you do get a free one day fitness pass at checkin (along with a 20% off coupon for the spa, and two $5 off drink coupons)... not sure how long this coupon promo is on for..
Other points of interest - Stratoshpere - Worth the trip down... observation deck was cool, and so were the rides on the top! we lost our nerve a bit once we stepped out on the observation deck to board the tower ride... but we got it together! it was a good time. NY NY has a rollercoaster as well.. though not quite as intense, it got the job done, and gave our adrenaline levels a bit of a boost! The boys also made it to the Gun Store to fire off some full auto machine guns... We were both novices, and thought it would be fun... It was! it was pricey- but it was a great time! Dont forget to have the cab wait for you (its quick), or take down a cab #... We found oursevles walking back to the hotel... 4 miles. It was a nice easy walk though! Great weather!
Cirque Du Soeil Love was EXCELLENT. None of us were huge Beatles fans or anything, but you will know the songs... Beatles or not - it was REALLY impressive. Small theater too... didnt appear to be any 'bad' seats in the house. The athleticism, choreography, and talent of these performers was incredible. I would see it again.
There are SO many great places to eat... Each hotel seemed to have about 2 or 3 restaurants that were 'nice' and appeared worth trying. I could spend years in this city just eating at different places. Same goes for Clubs, if thats your thing.
Made our way down to Freemont/Downtown area one day. This is 'old vegas' as many already know. It was nice to spend the day down there.. a bit different feel, and a bit more lowkey. Still a fair amount of things to do. Lots of shopping too... a long bus ride though... or at least it seemed like a long bus ride!
If you check out Coyote Ugly at NY NY - be sure to get a free coupon from one of the 4 people handing things out in NY NY... its good for either free, or discounted admission.. saved our group $40 or so. (depending on what time you go). we checked it our for 20 min or so... watched them do their thing, and headed out. Its worth the stop... its probably worth staying a bit if you just turned 21!
One final parting tip on LV... if you're used to hailing a cab as needed, be advised - its illegal for LV cabs to stop to pick you up. You either have to call a cab for pickup or get one at any hotel cab stop. They can't stop on the street. This is a bit different, as we venture to NYC often. Its apparently for the cab driver, and the passengers safety.
We had a great and much better than anticipated time in vegas. It was definitely a better time than i ever thought it would be! The excalibur was a great hotel for the price.. You cannot beat it! I would get the widescreen room, and they were clean, and just 'felt' right. NOTHING fancy.. but definietly did the trick. Its not the nicest place on the strip - but lets you keep some of your $ for the 10,000 other things to do in LV. The location isnt central, but like i said - its still good in our opinion. Close to many things, and you're there to walk around anyways!! Again, the casino isnt new, but it was a casino. The excalibur met our expecations, and we would go back there again if in vegas, and the price continued to be right!
–(Tripadvisor/ jasejase/ CT/ Feb 27, 2009)