Excalibur

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Address: 3850 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, 89109, United States

Star rating:

3.3

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
3.8
90%
Eating/drinking
3.5
90%
Leisure facilities
3.5
90%
Service
3.9
90%
Value for money
4.7
90%
Bedrooms
3.6
90%
Public areas
3.6
90%

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.

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.

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.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with younger children
  • Singles
  • No fuss

Pros & Cons

  • On the Strip
  • Cheap
  • High resort fee
  • Casino can be grim
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