Budget Is Not Bad at Excalibur Las Vegas

Excalibur Hotel and Casino As An Option For Cost Cutting in Las Vegas

Excalibur Las Vegas
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Never let someone tell you that a budget hotel on the Las Vegas strip is complete off limits. Excalibur Las Vegas can be considered budget friendly but realize that you'll still get plenty from this hotel that typical "cheap"hotels do not offer. So, if you need to save some money but you still need a Las Vegas vacation go ahead and book a room at Excalibur Las Vegas. Of course it is not Bellagio and dancing fountains and overpriced cocktails. Instead it's happy hour specials and low limit blackjack tables.

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The rooms are decent, the food options are cheap and the table limits are lower than surrounding casinos. If you consider that you have some entertainment options and the proximity to plenty of attractions the Excalibur Las Vegas looks very appealing for your Las Vegas vacation.

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What to expect at the Excalibur Las Vegas:

The Excalibur Hotel is over 25 years old and the truth is that those kids who first walked through the doors and played arcade games are now returning. On any given weekend you will find the party atmosphere in full swing and the decibel level way up. This is not the same Excalibur Las Vegas that you remember as a kid.

Excalibur and its 4000+ rooms are a huge and impressive presence across the street from the MGM Grand and New York/New York but the action is going on inside. The Excalibur hotel offers a lot for the family and a huge casino for the parents all at a low price. The rooms look a lot better now as they are beginning the renovation process. For the price, the Excalibur is one of the best deals on the strip right now.

It is important to note that you are not getting a luxury property. Don't expect a long list of amenities or superior customer service in the form of candy kisses on your pillow and plush robes to walk around the room in. You will get a clean, comfortable and well located property that is perfect for exploring the Las Vegas strip while you keep an eye on your budget.

What you might like at the Excalibur Hotel:

If you are traveling with your family and you are considering the cost of a vacation the Excalibur Hotel is an excellent choice. The Midway area located directly below the Excalibur Las Vegas Casino is a decent place for kids to play and take home a multitude of stuffed animals. It almost seems impossible not to win. There are far less crowds at the carnival type games than you would find at Circus Circus. There are plenty of places for children to eat for a fraction of the cost that you find at other strip hotels.

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If you are not traveling with kids and you are just looking for a good deal, the Excalibur Las Vegas is going to save you a few dollars and is starting to get a party vibe going. It's not high end party central but it is fun and comfortable. Head to Dick's Last Resort and then out to the Casino and you will feel the difference.

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What you might not like at Excalibur Hotel:

There are still a lot of children around, if you don’t have one you might not want to stay at Excalibur Las Vegas during school vacation time. The buffet has gradually become a problem at Excalibur, what used to be a bargain place to eat has recently become more expensive and the quality has plummeted.

However, if you want to take advantage of the new rooms and the reasonable rates there is a walkway to the Luxor and a tram to the Mandalay Bay. Entertainment options are within walking distance.

My suggestion:

The Excalibur is a good place to play blackjack because you can still find low limit tables at this large casino. If you have kids they will love playing downstairs and you should enjoy the friendly gambling atmosphere. Try the Tournament of Kings for a dinner show where your kids will love the opportunity to eat with their hands.

Start your vacation with a quick meal at Dick's Last Resort and get into the Vegas mindset.

Location:Excalibur Hotel and Casino
3850 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109-4300
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Contact: 1-800-937-7777
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Rooms at the Excalibur Hotel: See pictures of the rooms at Excalibur Las Vegas. - The biggest surprise at the Excalibur are the new remodeled rooms. They look great and they feel a bit more spacious than the original rooms. The furnishings have been updated and the restrooms rival any of the other moderately priced strip hotels. They have 4000+ rooms that average in price around $80. You can often find specials as low as $50 and you can encounter high end weekend prices as much as $200. This is a perfect example of a budget hotel that is quick to raise prices during busy weekends and heavy convention periods.

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Restaurants at the Excalibur Hotel:., Restaurants, The Steakhouse at Camelot, The Buffet, Buca Di Beppo, Drenched Bar and Grill, Johnny Rockets, Baja Fresh, Dick's Last Resort, Krispy Kreme and a Food Court.
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Nightclubs, Lounges and Bars: Casino Bar, Octane, The Bar at Dick's
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Shopping: Shopping Resources a few shops in the Mezzanine

Casino/Sports Book: Yes, Poker room has automated tables without dealers. You might want to try this.

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