You won’t find a hotel anywhere in Las Vegas that took whichever theme they decided to follow to this extreme. Excalibur is an actual castle and looks, frankly, really cool. And they stick to their theme inside and out with Medieval dress and shows like the Tournament of Kings. It is an older hotel on the Strip but has gone through a number of upgrades including 42 inch flat screen televisions in each room.
The Excalibur is set perfectly between the New York-New York hotel casino on one side and the Luxor Pyramids on the other at the extremely busy intersection of Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd. It is a great place for families and a favorite of children, next to Circus Circus it may be the most popular spot for families with young children. It is slightly more expensive and higher quality as far as accommodations compared Circus Circus but it is a bit less expensive than many of the hotels on the Strip.
Excalibur is a very busy hotel, especially during the summer and popular holidays for families. Booking ahead is recommended.
Excalibur has a large casino floor at 100,000 square feet and hosts some of the lower limits on the Strip. They have all of the table games common in casinos plus some harder to find games like Caribbean Stud Poker and Let It Ride. They have a medium size poker room. They have a wide range of slots and limits range from one cent to $100.
Excalibur is very large with 3,991 rooms over a number of different towers all easily accessed via the casino. Rooms are spacious and have undergone a number of upgrades over the years. They are considered medium quality and have varying reviews from guests and experts alike.
Excalibur has some of the best prices on the Strip, which can still be quite a bit higher than hotels off the Strip, but is a good deal for families who want to be in the middle of the action. This is especially true on the busy corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd. They have low limits within the casinos and the shops are moderately priced. Restaurants are also priced very well and you have many options.
You have all kinds of options for restaurants at Excalibur including The Steakhouse at Camelot, Baja Fresh, Drenched (open in the summer only), Sherwood Forest Café, Roundtable Buffet, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks, and a food court with a number of fast food restaurants. Dick’s Last Resort is a popular spot as well and it should be noted the theme here is that the waiters and waitresses make fun of guests, so be sure to bring a thick skin and be prepared for a lot of laughs.
Excalibur is home of the popular biker-themed Octane Lounge which offers live entertainment and a number of signature cocktails. There is also a lounge by the casino floor and a casino bar. Cocktails are served to gamblers free of charge, tipping is customary.
There are many specialty shops within Excalibur. These are mostly aimed at tourists looking for gifts, mementos, and necessities.
Excalibur does not have any clubs, but is busy 24/7. Late night families visiting Vegas give way to a younger crowd at the various bars throughout.
Excalibur has all of the services offered at other hotels on the Strip. Room service is available from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. only. Shuttle service is free to and from the airport, and Excalibur is a stop on the Las Vegas Monorail making travel from one casino to another fast and easy.
Excalibur is often full during busy conventions due to its convenient location and fair rates by Strip standards. They also have their own convention area with a number of rooms around 12,000 square feet for smaller venues.
Excalibur has four pools in a unique medieval setting. They are open in the summer months to guests.
Excalibur offers all kinds of entertainment. Tournament of Kings is their signature show, here guests sit in an arena setting and feast on whole pheasants as knights battle it out. Each guest sits in a section representing one of the knights competing. For adults Excalibur is home of the male dancers of Thunder Down Under. You can catch the music of the Bee Gees at The Australian Bee Gees Show, and they have a Fun Dungeon with carnival games and motion simulated rides.
They have a large spa, the 13,000 square feet Royal Treatment Spa and Fitness Center offering a number of services.