Excalibur Vegas: Not A Castle On The Cloud

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The Excalibur Hotel Review is part of the Vegas Hotel Reviews section which covers most of the hotels in Vegas.


Getting There: Take the bridge on the second floor above the baggage claim to the parking garage. From there, take the elevator to 2M and wait for your Uber driver. Directions in pics available here.


What a s&*thole! Do not stay here. This hotel, to quote Charles Barkley, is turrible. The check-in for M Life Platinums is slow, the room is motel style with those sheets, and the entertainment is nonexistent.

Having said that, the buffet is great for over eaters like myself who have no shame. I’ll load up my plate(s) and get after it like there’s no tomorrow. For $25, I always get my money’s worth. I wish the tables were closer to the food so I wouldn’t have to walk so far to get my fill.

Other than that, I wouldn’t recommend staying here, especially when rates are over $100.

The Room 

Lines everywhere, including to the elevator
Lines everywhere, including to the elevator
We at the hotel, motel Holiday Inn
We at the hotel, motel Holiday Inn
Is that an LCD?
Is that an LCD?
Beer is necessary
Beer is necessary
Old school as it gets
Old school as it gets
And I half expected them to be empty
And I half expected them to be empty
Beautiful parking lot
Beautiful parking lot
The most confusing room number for simpletons like myself to remember
The most confusing room number for simpletons like myself to remember

The Lounge 

The lounge
The lounge
Free Keurig coffee
Free Keurig coffee

The Buffet 

Mashed potatoes
Mashed potatoes
The ribs were bad
The ribs were bad
The fried shrimp was good
The fried shrimp was good
Pasta!
Pasta!
Pizza!
Pizza!
Fattoush salad
Fattoush salad
Shrimp and macaroni, great combo
Shrimp and macaroni, great combo
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
You know I'm fat, I'm fat
You know I’m fat, I’m fat

Goodbye 

It is cool from the exterior
It is cool from the exterior

14 COMMENTS

  1. Terravino bath accessories? OMG, that is the same stuff they use at Vdara. Don’t tell the vdarians. Well, since the furniture is recycled from the Mandalay Bay remodel last year, why not remodel with some surplus shampoo. No cheaper way to upscale your dump than to put nice lampshades and shampoo bottles in the rooms.

    What’s up with all your food photos? I used to walk through Excalibur all the time, and I described it as your college dorm crashed into the mall food court. Now that Excalibur lost its McDonald’s, I can’t even say that.

    What was the temperature when you were there? I stayed at Luxor when it was about 105F. The A/C barely could keep up, running full blast all night.

    • Hahahh poor vdarians.

      The food was the only positive so I figured I would write more of a lounge review than a hotel review.

      I forgot to mention the AC! The loudest Motel 6 unit. Either die of heat from 100+ temps or get a headache from the noise.

  2. Took my 75 year-old mother there. We have stayed practically everywhere, from the Wynn to the MGM Grand, and I had never had a room without a bathtub before. Mom wasn’t pleased.

  3. I agree with Tyler on the bathtub. Even at nice hotels, who uses those. They are either ancient and semi clean’ish or are of the Jaccuzi germ variety (imagine what people do in those and what gets trapped in the pump plumbing).

    I’m surprised you didn’t include a review of the Excalibur show. Don’t they have some knight jousting show there?

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