Excalibur

3850 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89109

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Excalibur entrance

By Julia Buckley, your Las Vegas expert

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#41 of 41
expert-rated hotels in Las Vegas
Expert overall rating:3.3 out of 5
Location:
3.8
3.8
Bedrooms:
3.6
3.6
Eating/drinking:
3.5
3.5
Public areas:
3.6
3.6
Leisure facilities:
3.5
3.5
Service:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with younger children, Singles, No fuss

Expert review of Excalibur

Clean rooms at bargain prices with a classic Vegas theme to boot.

First things first - I have a soft spot for Excalibur as it was one of the first hotels I stayed in here. It’s not the best, room-wise, but rates are always low and the rooms – however dull looking – are spotless. Don’t discount it because the castle theme angles it towards children – there are more budget travellers than families here, and it’s definitely one of the under-rated hotels.

Location: 

On the southern end of the Strip, just near enough to the action to make things walkable. There’s a walkway across Tropicana to New York New York, which marks the start of the Strip proper.

Bedrooms: 

They’re by no means the nicest in Vegas, but then you’re paying very little for a room on the Strip. They’re inoffensively plain, a decent size, the beds are OK, in my experience they’re very clean, and the bathrooms have huge mirrored worktops that could take about three people getting ready for a big night out.

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Public areas: 

This is where it all falls apart. The casino’s big but it’s grimy and the clientele isn't the fanciest. I wouldn’t recommend spending too much time here.

Eating and drinking: 

The Excalibur buffet is something of a Vegas legend - $24.99 for a 24-hour all-you-can-eat pass. If you’re not up for stuffing yourself all day, I suggest you try Dick’s Last Resort – a lads-style bar where the staff are paid to insult you – or the medieval Tournament of Kings where you feast off wooden plates while people dressed as knights battle it out in a joust (yes, really).

Leisure facilities: 

Technically there’s a spa but I’ve never ventured inside. The pool is split into two halves, and though there’s not much of a vibe, it’s better than others.

Service: 

Not great - staff don't exactly go out of their way to help you. But hey, you're not spending much.

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Who stays there: 

Roughly 50 per cent budget travellers (a lot of groups of young people) and 50 per cent families.

Price advice: 

The daily resort fee costs $9.95.

Pros: 
Cheap
On the Strip
Cons: 
High resort fee
Casino can be grim

More information on Excalibur:

Price from:
£17
Type:
Hotel
Address:
3850 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89109
Free tags / Keywords:
Budget
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool
Neighbourhood:
South Strip

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Community comments (1)

Agree totally with the review - when we went it was the cheapest of the themed hotels on the strip which is why we chose it. Its cheesy and kitsch but thats what Vegas is about. The rooms were fine making it good value for those on a budget but wanting to stay somewhere with a bit of Vegas 'character'.