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Tell me about Luxor...

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Tammy58, Feb 14, 2014.

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  1. Tammy58

    Tammy58 Frugal Slot Jockey

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    So, we have our annual trip planned for April..Monte Carlo and South Point. No problem with that. We find out yesterday that the dh is going to the NFPA show at Mandalay Bay in early June. I am always all about the room and I do not like the funky couches at MB. I can get a great rate at Luxor on their Premier Tower Suite so that is what I am leaning towards. My biggest question is smoking...do they even offer smoking rooms in the East/West Towers? All the sites I went to did not offer a smoking option. I have noticed over the past 2 years that the MGM Grand site is the same way, although they claim they do have smoking rooms. Past 4 trips I have booked a smoking room at Harrahs, Mirage, MGM Grand and every trip I arrive to be told no smoking available. If Luxor does not even have smoking tower suites I will have to rethink my choice. He will be at the convention MTW and I will be on my own...also being an unexpected second trip so close to the first has me wanting to keep prices down.

    Other than smoking...how is the internet in the rooms?...very important on the dhs list. Years ago you could take their mini-monorail between Exc and Luxor OR Exc and MB....for some reason I am thinking that they only have the 1 now running from Exc to MB, is that correct? I have stepped foot in Luxor twice in my life for 30 mins or less so any advice as to what must do and must NOT do would be appreciated. All I remember is that they had a McDs upstairs near the King Tut exhibit ( Yes I know, long gone).

    It will be my 15th trip to Vegas so no need to tell me to avoid Luxor. We would never be staying there except for the convention next door.
     
  2. captainron62

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    Luxor has become our new home. We were Bally's people until all the construction started. We are mid-level hotel people, I have stayed all over LV and that is just what I prefer.

    First rule of Luxor, have cab driver drop you off on the W. Reno entrance. There is a lower level check in you walk right into and there is never a line such as with the casino level check in.

    Second rule, you def will want to stay in a tower room. The elevators to the pyramid rooms are terrible and rooms smaller. We find the tower rooms very clean and comfortable. We are pretty much the types that only use our room to sleep and shower though.

    The tram still runs from MB to LUX to EXC. We have used but its so easy to just walk to MB we usually do that.

    The McDonalds is still on the upper entertainment level in the food court. There are Starbucks throughout the property and just off the elevator exits if you stay in the towers.

    The Lux is showing its age in some places as far as the pyramid goes, but we found it very clean and well kept compared to like properties. It works for us for now and we really dont have any serious complaints. :beer:
     
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    Oh and the wifi works fine in the towers but not so much in the pyramid from my experience. My cell ph hates the pyramid as well.
     
  4. vegasvic

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    Stayed at Lux in a tower suite last April. I've also stayed in a pyramid room a few years ago. Tower is definitely better. I'd say the whole place is average. Average rooms, average casino, average restaurants, average bars. The pool is below average, IMO, if a nice pool is important look elsewhere. I don't smoke so I can't comment on that aspect of the rooms.
     
  5. StuartUK

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    Question is......
    Check-in desk from W Reno side or Casino entrance....
    ie: Which desk best for trying to do the $20 sandwich ?!
    We got 3 nights there in May, plan on trying my super luck to get a nice upgrade...
    but which desk to use?! :D
     
  6. DeMoN2318

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    The pyramid rooms are junk. Def shoot for the tower. pretty good JOB pay tables. CW service is pretty good.

    Layout is alittle confusing
     
  7. Seany D

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    Stayed at the Luxor Dec. 2012. Pyramid room was aweful (3 floors up and about 20 ft away from a bobcat doing some kind of construction work on the pool area). Went to front desk to let them know and they upgraded us to East Tower (complimentary, before I knew about the $20 sandwich).

    It's simply a bigger and newer room. Unfortunately, despite being with a girlfriend who smoked at the time, I can't recall for the life of me whether smoking rooms were available in the tower. I think you'll just have to give them a ring.

    Also, we actually had a decent view of the strip, but the black mesh/sunscreen that covers the windows ruins it. I felt like I was going cross eyed whenever I tried to look through it.
     
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    This is great info, captainron! Will be there in 9 days and will use this entrance.

    Tell me, is it the same if I drive? I will have a car, is there valet at the West Reno entrance?

    Thanks!
     
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    Hey Tammy, I only stayed at Luxor once on a MyVegas 2 night comp. I had a regular Tower room and it was clean and decent sized so all in all it was fine. My only complaint was that I was solo, and I thought the walk to my Tower (can't remember which it was) was long & rather isolated. I had to walk through or around the 'bazaar' and then follow a winding corridor to get to the elevator & I felt uncomfortable a couple of times as the clientele there can be a little shady.

    I love Tacos & Tequila and the Backstage Deli for reasonable casual eats. Both ends of the monorail thingy were working when I was there, so it was really easy to bounce between the 3 casinos, and to get to NYNY.

    I would stay there again for the right price, although I am on a Trop kick now at that end of the Strip. Have fun!!
     
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    No, I have only ever saw one security guard that stands out there. No valet.
     
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    Okay, cool! Thanks, captainron!
     
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    I enjoyed eating at T&T. Good food, very quick service.
     
  13. Tammy58

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    Thanks for all your responses. For some reason I thought the Tower rooms had been redone recently...some hotels have started making the redone rooms non smoking.
     
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    Tammy, in regards to WIFI, it is only available on floors 17 and above in the West tower, the East tower was still wired when I was there last month. If you want to cut the walk to the west tower rooms you can go down by the tower check in area (off Reno Ave) and grab the elevators from there if you are in the vicinity of the walkway to Excalibur; we find it handy going down and then up at times when we are there.
     
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    My wife & I stayed at Luxor In Januaryfor the first time. (Our usual accomodatons at Bally's were too expensive, for some reason, so we chose a low daily rate at Luxor.) Rooms were fine, if the place was a bit massive for our taste.


    There's, a taram that runs between the Luxor and the Excalibur and Mandalay Bay, but after a couple of ill-fated rides I came to discover that whover created them was one of the great, evil geniuses of Las Vegas history!

    The trams aren't there to get you easily between the Luxor and the adjacent properties. They're there to get everyone into Mandalay Bay!

    One tram runs from MB to Luxor and then to Excal - and then it doesn't come back! You can't get back on it from the Excalibur casino. You have to walk through the casino and out a different set of doors, cross a huge expanse and into another building, which is actually closer to NY,NY or the Tropicana than it is to just walk back to the Luxor! (Fool me once....)

    If you should survive the hike, the tram to return goes directly to Mandalay Bay, where you have to get off and board the other tram back to Luxor.

    A brilliant scheme and marvelously executed!!

    How to navigate between adjacent properties:

    If you want to go to Mandaly Bay, go to the Mezzanine level and then walk across through The Shoppes at Mandaly Place. You'll walk much further getting the tram to MB from Excal after transferring - and it's quicker, as well.

    If you want to go to Excal, for some reason, take the moving walkways from the north end of the first floor over through the gauntlet of tacky shops and the Excalibur's food court. Also less walking and less time consuming than exiting the front of the Luxor and taking the tram, IMHO. (Fool me twice...)
     
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    I just booked the Luxor for this coming Tuesday night. It's probably been close to 10 years since the last time I stayed there.

    My Vegas trip next week happens to coincide with ConExpo. Even rooms at The Quad and Circus Circus are close to $100/night. So I was happy to book Luxor for <$50.
     
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    There's a self-parking lot behind the casino, the entrance of which we found much closer to the inclinator to our room than the valet parking at the front of the casino. We used it instead after discovering it on day 2 of our trip.
     
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    Of course the hubby has decided to rent a car...sigh...even though it will sit all week (most likely since he is "working" at MB all week)...from what I have gathered...no valet at the north entrance. Looks like when you come down from the rental center you have to bang a Uey at Reno to enter the main entrance for valet. Then when he picks up the car from valet he will be exiting to the road between MB and Luxor...take a right, drive under the Shoppes take a right and be behind Luxor where the self parking garage is...Google Earth is so helpful :thumbsup:
     
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