The Excalibur Hotel, the medieval-themed, castle-shaped hotel in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, may not be the most glamorous accommodation in the city, but the dependable Excalibur offers good, solid value for money in a prime Vegas location. The hotel is also one of the more family-friendly places to stay on the Las Vegas strip.
Staying at the Excalibur
The Excalibur Hotel, a Vegas favorite since 1990, has more than 4000 guest rooms and suites, ranging from standard guest rooms, to remodeled “widescreen” rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and flat-screen TVs, to luxurious guest suites. All accommodations include wireless Internet access, cable TV, built-in hair dryers, and irons & ironing boards. Room rates at the Excalibur are generally more affordable than those of adjacent casinos, such as the MGM Grand, New York New York, and the Aladdin.
Although Las Vegas is best known for its casinos, there’s lots more to do at the Excalibur than gaming. New is the 4-D SpongeBob Squarepants action ride for kids of all ages. There’s also a full-service spa and salon, a wedding chapel, and a landscaped swimming pool, complete with an adults-only area and private cabannas to rent.
The Excalibur boasts 100,000-square-feet of gaming space, accommodating a variety of games. There are slot machine, ranging from 1-cent to $100; the popular “Poker-Pro” electronic poker machines; 24-hour live Keno; a race & sports book; and table games, including blackjack, craps, roulette, Pai Gow poker, and mini-baccarat. The Excalibur’s “Player’s Club” rewards gamers for play with free play, comps, and access to VIP events. photo credit: g-hat
Shopping at the Excalibur
The shopping arcade at the Excalibur is called the Castle Walk. Shops there include Dragon’s Liar, which sells a variety of wares with dragon motifs; the Excalibur Shoppe, which features the hotel’s logo items; The $10 Shoppe, a place to buy affordable fashion; and Kids of the Castle, a place to shop for toys, books, and gifts for the kids back home.
The Excalibur offers a wide range of dining options. Among these are:
- Dick’s Last Resort – a casual eatery where being surly is expected
- The Roundtable Buffet – an all-you-can-eat buffet open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
- The Steakhouse at Camelot – a Zagat-award-winning eatery that features steaks, chops, and seafood. Open for dinner nightly.
- Regale Ristorante Italiano – An upscale Italian bistro open for dinner each evening.
- Sherwood Forest Cafe – The hotel’s 24-hour coffee shop features traditional favorites at any hour.
- Village Food Court – The home of a variety of popular fast food eateries, including McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Quizno’s, Krispy Kreme, and Starbuck’s
In addition to swimming, shopping, and gaming, visitors to the Excalibur Hotel can enjoy “Tournament of the Kings,” the city’s most popular dinner show, complete with live jousting and Medieval cuisine; “Thunder from Down Under,” a review that features Australia’s hottest hunks; the Louie Anderson comedy show; and a variety of live musical acts.
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The Excalibur Hotel
3850 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reservations: 877 750-5464