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Luxor

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by carrie_dave_and_cody, May 4, 2014.

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  1. carrie_dave_and_cody

    carrie_dave_and_cody Low-Roller

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    My husband and I are planning a trip to Las Vegas for my 40th and my husband's 44th Birthdays (July 8th and 9th). We are thinking about staying at the Luxor thanks to MyVegas. I was wondering if the Luxor would be good or should I try to stay somewhere else. Last year was the first time in 10 years we made it to Las Vegas and stayed at the Flamingo in a Go Deluxe room. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. VickiMargaret

    VickiMargaret Tourist

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    My husband and I travel from Australia at least once a year to Vegas. We always stay at the Luxor.. we find it fine for what we want. There are people who love it and people who hate it. The only down side to us is it is at the end of the strip.
     
  3. tinytim

    tinytim Low-Roller

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    I'll be there myself in 45 sleeps. All my home work says to go for a Tower room and avoid the pyramid rooms. What features of a resort are important to you? I've stayed at Flamingo a lot. The only things I prefer with Flamingo over Luxor is the location, pool area and easier room comps for mid week.
     
  4. La$Vega$

    La$Vega$ Low-Roller

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    We've stayed in both. Both are good. Long walk from the towers to gaming floor.
    I prefer the pyramid over the towers for the proximity to the gaming floor
    If you rent a car and choose the pyramid, we prefer a room in the rear near the garage. (long walk)
    Moot point if you cab or valet, then closer to the front desk/valet
    Also closer to an inclinator for any room
    Common rooms on lower floors are more spacious and as you go up they diminish
    excluding suites etc.
    Enjoy!
     
  5. MisplacedTexan

    MisplacedTexan Low-Roller

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    We stayed a couple of nights last year using MyVegas points. I wasn't that interested, but my wife had always wanted to stay there. We ended up in a tower room, which was a bit of a disappointment to my wife, but it was a nice enough room. I'd say just slightly above average. Getting to and from the tower elevators was a bit of a hike for sure. But how can you compare that slight discomfort to the awesomeness of those teensy, pyramid-shaped soaps they give you? You can't!

    If the price was right or we had a surplus of MyVegas rewards, I'd definitely stay there again. But I'd want to stay in a pyramid room just to be closer to the action.
     
  6. alana86

    alana86 Low-Roller

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    I will say one thing, I stayed at Luxor one time and would never stay again. The rooms were noisy (paper thin walls) and not that comfy. There are better places for sure. I would go with a Flamingo Go room and the pool there is great!
     
  7. Slotchick

    Slotchick High-Roller

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    We stay at the Luxor all the time it's "home" for us when in Vegas. The Pyramid rooms have been "refreshed" (new paint, carpets and flat screen HDTV) and they are "ok"; but, I prefer the tower rooms. The Pyramid rooms do get smaller as you go up floors and the bathrooms only have a shower.

    The Tower rooms, while walking to them some say is quite a hike, I suppose it depends on your mobility, you can always go down to the lower lobby and take elevators from there which we find a shorter walk to the west tower and much less traffic to the east. We have a room in the East tower we always stay in which is wired internet only, if you want WiFi it's apparently set up in the 17th floor and up in the West tower. If you rent a car, use the spa or want to use the pool facilities stay in the West Tower as that is closest to all.

    The tower rooms are a fair size, and they have separate tub/shower if that is important. Anyone I have taken to the Luxor has enjoyed their stay and room from what they have told me. It's all about what you expect out of a room. When in Vegas I'm not in the room much, I just need a comfy bed and a nice roomy bathroom to get ready in (not a broom closet like some).

    It's all a question of "what are you looking for and expecting"? I hope this helps :beer:
     
  8. captainron62

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    We have stayed at Luxor the last three trips. To give some background, we are mid-tier types. I don't need fancy, just clean and comfortable and non offensive I guess. We used to be Bally's folks, but the construction fired up, room comps dried up, so we moved on.

    Firstly, the pyramid is a HUGE property. So yes, there is def a lot of long hikes to and fro. We first stayed in a pyramid room and it was okay. Small and dated but okay. We prefer the pyramid rooms, the walls are thin and the walks are long, both earlier points are true. The staff is always friendly and the beer and food prices are fair on the property. I like being able to easily access Mandalay Bay and cut thru Excalibur when travelling North.

    I would stay at Luxor if you don't have much interest in travelling much past MGM Grand as far as trekking north. We are walkers and walk all over but the hike north can be a pain right now with the construction in front of NYNY and Monte Carlo.

    I like the property and if the COMP is good would stay again for sure. There are better places and there are def worse, all depends on your trip and tastes.
     
  9. bassman69

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    I'll be staying there for 2 nights at the end of the month, Rooms are decent, i like playing there better than i do staying there.

    just taking advantage of some comped rooms
     
  10. Earthman

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    The first time I stayed at the Luxor, I had a pyramid spa suite, and although it was a bit worn around the edges, I liked it and the casino enough to book the same room a second time. The second time, it was raining, and I discovered that the pyramid leaks and the mold smell was pervasive. I still liked the casino - and I had a bit of luck - so I chose the Luxor a third time, springing for a tower room. We loved the tower room, but we were getting tired of the long hike from the Luxor to pretty much any other place you would want to be - it takes a half hour to simply walk to the MGM monorail stop. I had also failed to research the convention schedule thoroughly enough; it was during the week in the summer, so I expected the casino to be less than crowded, but there was a huge convention booked @ Mandalay Bay, so the entire Mandalay/Luxor/Excalibur complex was stuffed full of clueless n00bs, crowding the tables and restaurants. I would still stay at the Luxor again, provided that 1) I didn't want to go anywhere else during that trip, 2) there was no huge convention booked at the same time, and 3) I had a tower room.
     
  11. heatherlovesvegas

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    To be blunt. The pyramid rooms at Luxor are really crappy. If you can get in the tower it's ok, but I would skip Luxor generally.. and with MyVegas you can only get a pyramid room. To me, the only good thing about Luxor is that it's attached to Mandalay Bay.

    Can you at least do like NY NY or Monte Carlo? That would be a tad nicer, and they have better locations.

    Also.. I don't know your situation, but you can stay in a nice, brand new room at MGM Grand for $60 a night (with free buffets).. I think I'd rather pay $200 for a very nicer room than pay $45 to stay in the worst room at Luxor.

    https://reservations.mgmmirage.com/bookingengine.aspx?pid=001&host=promo&show=rates&code=MGBKAHD25&kbid=335345&sub=ITUDZ!W!MGBKAHD25
     
  12. carrie_dave_and_cody

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    I think we have decided to stay at the Monte Carlo for 2 nights, then move to Aria for 2 nights. I appreciate all the input. I have been playing MyVegas for the last year so I have enough points for the room now working on the husbands account to get some free food for while we are there.
     
  13. Gomar

    Gomar Low-Roller

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    I beg to differ, Luxor is at the beginning not the end of the Strip.
    Ifcourse, it depends on your perspective. In space which way is up?

    You could say Luxor is at the south end instead of "The End"... that would be Stratosphere .
     
  14. imderekpoe

    imderekpoe Low-Roller

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    I swear it can take a half hour to get to the Monorail station when you're staying at MGM!
     
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