Ok, let me start by saying that I'd NEVER stay at Excalibur. Too shabby, too many dang kids, and too many better choices out there.
But here is the deal with the Luxor. If you stay in the rooms in the pyramid, they are a little bigger, due to the fact that the outside wall is slanted. People who have never been there seem to think the rooms would be smaller because of this, but the opposite is true. In the pyramid rooms, there are no tubs in the bathroom, just a large shower. (Going with just the fellas, nobody cares). The corner rooms of the pyramid have jacuzzis in them, but they are out in the room, by the windows, not in the can.
Also, being pyramid rooms, you get to ride the inclinators, which is quite a trip, especially if you are liquored up. Since it is one of the 5 largest hotels in the world, sometimes it's a LOOOOOOOONG walk from the inclinator to your hotel room, but at least the inclinators are very easy to find from the casino level. (Insider tip--Get a room higher up, it's a shorter walk to the inclinator
If you are in the tower rooms (there are two towers, they are to the north of the pyramid, about halfway to the Excalibur), your rooms are slightly smaller, but all the walls go in the same direction, and you get a tub in your bathroom. It's a lot farther from the casino, however, but the rooms are newer. That being said, we loved the rooms in the pyramid, and I can heartily recommend them. Heck, ya can't stay at the Luxor, and then not even stay in the Pyramid...
There is an indoor walkway connecting the Luxor
and Excalibur, and also an outdoor tram that runs from Mandalay Bay, to Luxor, then to Excalibur, but doesn't stop at the Luxor
on the way back...Easy to figure out, but sometimes it's just easier to walk then to stand outside on the platform waiting for it, roasting in the sun (no shade).
is definately for adults, but Excalibur is more for families with children. Also, Luxor
usually has lower table limits than it's sister, the Mandalay Bay; that being said, if Mandalay Bay
gets 4 stars, than Luxor
should get three-and-a-half.
Also, I've always had GREAT service from the hotel, to the casino, to the restaurants. It's definately one of our gangs favorites, and my absolute favorite hotel in Vegas.