Our Excalibur Hotel Las Vegas Review:
Filling the gap between the childish and the opulent, the Excalibur Hotel has set itself up as something like a high school teenager running amok when the parents are out of town. Its medieval theme is absolute, running through every facet of the complex. This dedication to castles and maidens is both its success and its undoing, as both the young partying sect and families enjoy staying here. But with such a limited scope of style, Ye Olde Realm can quickly begin to wear thin.
That being said, the Excalibur Hotel Las Vegas is a real hoot. Nowhere else in town can you play beer ping pong or watch a live jousting tournament while you eat dinner. It has taken its unique kitsch to the extreme, with all its employees dressed in medieval garb and every shop and eatery festooned with old world décor. While the Excalibur is probably best enjoyed as an evening out casino hopping, its rooms are among the best value on the Strip.
The Realm, as it fancies itself, is also one of the world’s largest hotel complexes. With more than 4,000 rooms available, it’s rarely hard to get a last-minute reservation. Unfortunately, most of the cheap standard rooms seem a bit shabby to the eye. Stains on the walls are a problem in Tower I and trash in the hallways and around the grounds is common. Tower II sits next to the roller coaster at New York New York, which rumbles until nearly midnight. Recently refurbished Widescreen Rooms, however, show some signs of style and comfort.
Excalibur’s location is one of its biggest assets. It sits right in the thick of the action, at the southern end of the Strip. A moving skyway on the second floor connects to the Luxor next door and other popular casinos like the MGM Grand are just seconds away. This is good for budget travellers who just need a warm room to sleep in from time to time.
Families often choose Excalibur because of its variety of kid-friendly entertainment. It’s a goofy, relaxing hotel with little sense of pretension. Kids can ride the SpongeBob SquarePants movie attraction or watch jousting at the Tournament of Kings dinner show.
Parents still have plenty of options to gamble at tables that have lower minimums than most casinos, though the casino is arguably the least impressive part of Excalibur. Loud and cramped, it isn’t a place to sink in for a few hours of blackjack. Stranger still, the poker tables have automated dealers, as in non-human.
Four gigantic pools that have recently had a welcome facelift offer more than enough space to play outdoors and soak in the desert sun, and there’s a fun waterslide that is popular with kids of all ages.
The hotel’s second floor, known as Medieval Village, looks like a village fair, with streets and shops containing all of the hotel’s dining and shopping facilities. There are plenty of places to eat here, though sadly nothing even close to fine dining. Thankfully, dozens of other hotels are within a five-minute stroll, none of which have even a trace of turrets, drawbridges or knights.Been here? Rate it:Rating: 3.5/5 (2 votes cast)Excalibur Hotel Las Vegas, 3.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings
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