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Circus Circus/Excaliber

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by MikeOPensacola, Nov 9, 2012.

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  1. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    Is Circus Circus as bad as everyone says? Are there any reasons to stay there besides the prices? Also how much better is Excaliber? Is Excaliber worth staying at? Thanks:peace:
     
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  2. burdog

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    Have never stayed @ Excal but did help my inlaws move their bags to their room when they stayed there. Regular room in tower 2, view of a roof and parking lot. Dark halls, no bathtub (may have been handicap room?), when S-I-L tried to call front desk the phone would disconnect OR check in desk hung up on them (x3). NO SAFE in room and had to lock door x3 to make sure it locked. Other than that I would rather stay home than stay there if all their areas are like that. BTW my inlaws had said all they wanted was a roof and a bed, by the end of their 4 day stay they were happy to leave.
     
  3. gpenguins67

    gpenguins67 High-Roller

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    Haven't stayed at circus but used to stay at Excalibur (moved on to bigger and better things now). If you get the recently renovated rooms, its not bad if you are on a budget. The rooms were clean, beds were moderately comfortable and had a 42" plasma tv. If you get one of the rooms that were not renovated--- it is a bit dingy. I believe all the regular rooms only have a large stand up shower. You need to get a suite if you want a tub.

    In all actuality i never minded staying at excalibur (as long as i was in a renovated room). They always had cheap room rates ($29-50 a night specials if i didnt have it comped), you could usually find $5 or $10 tables, the sports book had some comfy chairs and a decent amount of screens and unlike circus its in a convenient location on the strip.

    The only bad thing was that there weren't very many good places to eat. But like i mentioned before you are on the strip so only a couple minute walk to NYNY, MGM, Trop, Luxor and a quick free monorail to Mandalay.
     
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    I've taken heat for it before but I'm one of those who likes Circus Circus. Yes, it's an old Strip casino that has not modernized - but therein lays its charm. People often complain The Strip has become too Yuppy-fied, gentrified and upscale. Well, that's not Circus Circus. Walking into it you're walking back in time. It's an old-school casino/hotel and its customers like it that way. And, it's paying off. One of the reasons MGM has not modernized Circus Circus is because the business model there is working. Circus Circus consistently makes money for MGM. When you walk through the casino you'll see plenty of customers willing to hang out there.

    Bill
     
  5. stanmills34

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    just got back from circus circus it's not the ritz, but it's not a bad place to stay. We stayed at the Excalibur last year and I would say it's nicer than circus circus just for the fact you have more options to walk to.
     
  6. kel3420

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    Just say no.....

    Seriously though, usually you can find somewhere else that is a step up for pretty much the same price, especially if you have players card's.

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  7. gpenguins67

    gpenguins67 High-Roller

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    Don't forget, Excalibur is going to charge a resort fee on top of the advertised room rate (I think its an additional $15 a night)
     
  8. captainron62

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    If you plan on rarely leaving your resort and just want to gamble, eat and exist, then Circus is the call.

    If you want to Casino hop, see the Strip sights and sounds, etc, then Exaclibur is the choice. Everytime I walk thru Excal, (never stayed there) I really dont think it looks as bad as everyone says.
     
  9. domeboy

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    Never been to the Circus, but the location alone would be a deal killer for me.

    I have never stayed at Excalibur, but I always enjoy hanging out there. I am sure the rooms are ok (but nothing special), but I always see a lot of lines at check-in and at the food court.

    I would choose Luxor over Ex, and maybe the Stratosphere over The Circus.
     
  10. Auggie

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    I've never stayed at Circus Circus but know a few guys who go every year for conventions. They say the rooms are fine, but nothing special. They mainly like it for its closeness to the convention center.

    I have stayed at Excalibur a few times. The casino is usually pretty fun and has good drink service, for the rooms I've only ever stayed in the widescreen rooms (those are the updated ones) and they are nice, clean and the bed is comfortable.
     
  11. mike_m235

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    Mike, do you actually go to any of the places you've asked questions about? I'm just curious. You've opened threads about a ton of different properties.
     
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