Deep in the heart of Las Vegas’s South Strip, there are two iconic towers that seem to blend in between a New York Skyline and an Egyptian pyramid. Welcome to Las Vegas, where the extraordinary becomes ordinary. Excalibur is themed to look and feel like you are in Camelot, where King Arthur and his knights ruled, and Queen Guinevere would be walking around the corridors. It is a place of kitsch, yet fun at the same time, with very affordable prices and great comfort that would make you want to stay for a long time.
The Twin Towers (aka the Hotel)
There are two towers that rise up along the skyline, connected by the huge casino area and entertainment center. Like any of the Vegas hotels, trying to navigate the expansive lobby and casino areas can be like trying to go through a maze: overwhelming and disorienting at first. There is always a line to check in at the hotel, and the best time to stay is a weekday (Mondays through Thursdays), where the prices drop to affordable prices. One thing to note is that the Excalibur charges a daily resort fee, something you should consider when budgeting for your hotel. Parking is free, with overflow parking amenities located in the back, and valet parking is available for a small fee.
If you are in the mood to hop on over to other hotels as part of your Las Vegas tour, a monorail will be able to take you to the other parts of the Las Vegas strip.
The Tower Room Chambers - Contemporary and Comfortable
The room is quite big, and you’ll you have your own TV with cable, and depending on where you are staying, a view of the turrets in front, or of the Strip (if you are on the higher floors). You’ll have your share of bathroom amenities (not of the branded kind, but it will do), and chairs for you to sit down and relax. There’s even a table where you can work in, if you need to log on to the internet. And yes, free Wi-Fi is available. The rooms have been renovated quite recently, so you won’t see as much wear and tear as with other Vegas hotels. What’s great is if you are a non-smoker, they will assign you rooms in a non-smoking floor, so gone are the old Vegas days where you can smell smoke all around.
The Amenities Village - Jousting and Entertainment
What’s Las Vegas without its pool culture? Unfortunately, to get in the adult pool, you’ll have to pay an extra 10 USD on weekdays, and 15 USD on weekends, and no, this particular amenity is not included with your resort fee. A spa is also available on site, and there is also a fitness center.
What’s good about this Vegas hotel is that there are tons of entertainment options available. When you check in to the Excalibur, you’ll get a coupon book with discounted entertainment options, or with free play at the arcade, so it has something for everyone: from adult shows, to jousting (a dinner and a show), to musical and theatrical performances. The roster changes so check their website for more information. Do note that some of these performances can be catered to adults 18 and above only, so plan accordingly. Your choices are not limited to the Excalibur though, you can also pop over to the Luxor, a sister hotel of the Excalibur to enjoy their entertainment options (also included in the coupon book you will receive).
Value and Fantasy
The Excalibur Hotel is one of the few hotels in Las Vegas where you will get great value for your money. With its convenient location near the airport (within 15 minutes if you are driving), and its unique theme, it is definitely a hotel that is memorable. It has a great location at the South Strip, and has excellent transportation links to other locations that can take you to the Middle and the North Strip.
If you enjoy the Middle Ages theme, or if you simply wish to stay at a comfortable, fun, and affordably priced hotel, then The Excalibur Hotel is a great choice.