The Excalibur Hotel &; Casino – Las Vegas
The Excalibur Resort Casino Las Vegas is a cheap hotel oriented for families.
Most of the rooms are furnished with two queen-size beds with a medieval décor. The rooms are on the smaller side compared to some of the newer hotels on the strip but still, a decent size and the bathrooms are on the smaller size but have everything you need. The rooms were as clean as they could have been; I did find a dirty knife behind the bed on the floor so take a good look around your room when you get there. The view also wasn’t great for the standard rooms; the window faces a brick wall and you get no view. Upgrade to the new “Wide Screen Rooms” which is located in the Spa Tower which were recently completed this past year and they are much nicer rooms with widescreen TVs, great views and really close to the pool and spa area.
The pool area harbors to large pool areas one a hot tub area that fits around 25 people and the other a large pool area. Since the hotel area is family-oriented the pools max out at 3 ft which isn’t so great for adults. Get there early so you can snag good lounge chairs near the edge of the pool, its great to dip your feet in when it gets extremely hot.
The bar and grill Drenched have awesome food and drinks at reasonable prices and the food is not all that bad.
The Excalibur has many food options ranging from gourmet dinners to quick take out… For some cheap eats, grab a quick bite to eat at the Sherwood Forest Cafe, which serves hot sandwiches, salad, soups and is open 24 hours for those late-night bites to eat. The Roundtable Buffet is an all you can eat restaurant that is a bit pricey for a Las Vegas buffet and for the food available. I wouldn’t recommend eating their many people have complained that the food wasn’t all that desirable. A great restaurant that the hotel does have is The Steakhouse at Camelot which has amazing food at moderate to high prices but has an open kitchen view that allows you to see what the chefs are cooking while waiting for your food. The servers are all very friendly and it’s worth the money to check it out.
There is more than one featured show at the Excalibur, ranging from a family friend all ages The Tournament of Kings to the more adult-oriented Thunder Down Under show. The Tournament of Kings family show is a medieval-style dining (without utensils) show that features jousting, experienced horse riding, and lovely young ladies; its great family fun for the kids and parents with a great meal.
The Thunder Down Under all-male strip revue is one of the best shows for young women on the strip. It is classy and fun all at the same time with wonderful male dancers making each girl feel special. We got our drinks comped when we went so next time just ask the server what they can do for you, they are usually willing to accommodate.
Excalibur doesn’t host any major clubs so you will have to go down to the other hotels for a club experience but most of them aren’t that far away.
The Excalibur does have a $5 resort fee that includes usage of the fitness center, local calls, and 2 drink vouchers at the casino bar.
Avoid the timeshare salespeople that will bug you every time you walk in and out of the hotel. Do not get trapped in the hype of freebies they are not worth it.
The casino is small and cramped compared to other Vegas hotels but they do have the friendliest casino dealers. This is why if you are not that comfortable going to the casino at the hotel, then you can get all the action of a casino at situs poker online with some of the most amazing offers and deals that you can avail as you play poker online.