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Would you take a free night at Excalibur?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by VegasSchemer, May 18, 2016.

  1. VegasSchemer

    VegasSchemer Low-Roller

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    Hey folks,

    I'm going to Vegas next week for 5 nights and have the option to add an extra night at Excalibur.

    With myVegas I can get a free night (and $10 in freeplay at Excal), so the room's direct cost is about $22 because I'll pay the resort fee.

    It's the only MGM hotel I haven't in (counting Circus!), so that's the reason it's tempting. But I don't want to hate the experience and I already know I wouldn't stay at Circus Circus again.

    As a Luxor player, I'm clearly not super picky (even though it feels a little rundown sometimes).

    So, for those who have stayed, what do you think? Would you take the extra night? Don't evaluate it from any perspective other than, "would I want to spend the night there".
     
  2. radvegas

    radvegas Low-Roller

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    I would say it depends how picky you are with the quality of the room and how much you are going to be in there. any issues with the casino and you will just head down the corridor to luxor. so why the hell not :beer:
     
  3. Candy Apple

    Candy Apple VIP Whale

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    We stayed there and the rooms were clean. The older tower has now been renovated and those rooms look even better.
     
  4. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Sure!! I've stayed there before. It's o.k. I'm a laid-back kind of person and that's what the Excal is, it's clean, safe, and has a lot of variety in gaming and food. As long as you don't expect Wynn or V/P it will be fine.
     
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  5. rvallez6

    rvallez6 Low-Roller

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    i'd say it is overrated how bad people say Excalibur is, assuming you just need a place to sleep. Its another night in Vegas, so i'd take it.

    I can't see there being a situation where i'd say i couldn't stay in a particular hotel on the strip.
     
  6. Jimbucc

    Jimbucc VIP Whale

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    I have stayed there twice recently and would stay again. The last Luxor pyramid room I stayed in was not as nice as Excalibur in my opinion.
     
  7. Ty

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    I would stay there.
     
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  8. abraxis

    abraxis Low-Roller

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    I like the excalibur

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  9. billy_casine

    billy_casine Tourist

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    Yup.
     
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  10. weluvvegas

    weluvvegas Vegas Slot Junkie

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    I usually double dip with my Excalibur offers...will be doing it for the second time next month, staying at the Palazzo on points and checking I to Excalibur to get freeplay and resort credit. We've gone up to the room and the "renovated" one wasn't bad. The old one was meh. They waive resort fees on my offers so it makes sense. If you're just going to sleep and it's free, why not?

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  11. oldcrabtom

    oldcrabtom Low-Roller

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    Stayed 3 days last week......not bad at all !
     
  12. tdhoier

    tdhoier Low-Roller

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    Nothing wrong with The Black Lung (Excalibur).

    It has character.

    Do it.
     
  13. Multifarious5

    Multifarious5 High-Roller

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    What if you add it at the beginning? If you don't like it, its not your final Vegas memory of that trip, and it just makes your next hotel feel even nicer! I have not stayed there but always have a soft spot for the newer-older Vegas theme hotels (not as old as the ex-Riveria, but not as new as Aria), and always at least walk through them. Go for it!
     
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  14. eksantirik

    eksantirik Low-Roller

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    Definitely!

    Thinking about it, if given free, I think I can stay at any hotel on the strip. However, I'd prefer to avoid Hooters, Stratosphere , and Circus.
     
  15. Chuck2009x

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    Sure, I would, why not? You'll forever be able to say you stayed at the Dirty Castle and nobody will ever be able to take that away from you.
     
  16. JosieCat

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    We ended up getting to Vegas early a few years ago and stayed there. It was absolutely fine. My BF at the time actually thought the bed there was more comfortable than the Bellagio's bed. I like the Excalibur. It's kitschy :).
     
  17. masterwilde

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    i was there last year in i believe the parlour suite, it was a nice room, not too outdated, bed was very comfty and turndown service was great. the casino is ok buffet was newly renovated at that point and was ok, only thing for me, was the location wasnt too good
     
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    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    No.
     
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    deansrobinson Low-Roller

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    What's the absolute worst that can happen...it's free.
     
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  20. azlefty

    azlefty Low-Roller

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    There are many things I could do but I don't, not because I don't have the money, but because I don't have the time to do everything and it just isn't a priority. It's a huge hotel and it would be worth considering if you want to be there for a day. If they are offering a midweek room, it wouldn't cost much more to stay elsewhere, and the cost of the room is probably a small part of your daily budget even if you are paying for it. I'd probably skip it if I were with my wife since we don't like staying on the strip, mainly because the restaurants are mo expensive than off strip. That said, I would probably take it if I had the time and I were alone, since I can't pass up a freebie..

    Once upon a time, Excalibur was basically a giant Motel 6 with a horrible buffet. Last time I stayed there I vowed never to return. However it seems like it has improved. I was going back there for a while to play poker. They had a lousy rake but limits were very low and the competition was terrible so a mediocre player like myself could do reasonably well. Except for the time I played there during the World Series of Poker, when the room was filled with tournament dropouts who were staying there.