luxor or excalibur

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Author: [Las Vegas] Topic: luxor or excalibur
bigdogz_ca PM bigdogz_ca
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Posted: 5/21/2012 4:29:23 PM

Good Day everyone!

I will be traveling to vegas in mid September. Looking for the better choice of these two hotels.

I'm going for a wedding at the MGM. I will be traveling alone. The hotel will more or less be a palce to sleep. I want to keep a low budget for hotel and air.

I don't figure I will spend too much time in my room other then sleeping. Walking didtance to the MGM will be important.

Any advice between choosing one of these two would be great.



skimordie PM skimordie
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Posted: 5/21/2012 6:29:43 PM
Luxor.  Not even close.
Uncle_Gimp PM Uncle_Gimp
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Posted: 5/21/2012 6:39:18 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by skimordie:

Luxor.  Not even close.

haven't stayed at either, but I get annoyed just walking in the Excalibur, that friggin knight theme garbage just annoys me, lol
VegasGourmet PM VegasGourmet
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Posted: 5/22/2012 1:40:20 AM

They are next door to each other and, Luxor is a higher-grade MGM property than Excalibur (which is catty corner from the Grand)....why not look at NY/NY, another MGM property which is across the strip from the Grand and has a walkway that goes directly into the Grand.

I would prefer NY/NY for amenities, food and service.

ECUhomer PM ECUhomer
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Posted: 5/22/2012 6:44:47 AM
Agree with VG; NYNY is the best choice if not staying at the MGM.
Lux is better than Ex and a free monorail will drop you off at the corner anyway.
If you REALLY want to save some coin, Hooters is directly across the street from the MGM.  Low rates...low amenities.
Have fun regardless.
VegasSound PM VegasSound
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Posted: 5/22/2012 6:42:40 PM
I put some family that came to visit in the Luxor and I was highly disappointed with the room. The hotel is nice, but the rooms are outdated, and there was a great deal of bird garbage on the window.

NYNY would be your best option if you can get it cheap.

I would even suggest Tropicana which has been renovated.
chvatalas PM chvatalas
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Posted: 5/23/2012 7:09:00 PM
Excalibur. Stayed at Luxor last year and it was the WORST hotel I have stayed at in Vegas. Been there every year since 05 and have stayed at Excalibur 3 times. If you are like me and my friends we go down to get fucked up, gamble and bang girl. At 4 in the morning it doesn't matter where you are staying they will follow. 

If you are going down with your girl NY/NY is a good one. Also like the new Aria. Stayed there last year at a very reasonable price plus you are rightin the middle of the strip. 

Anyways have a great time. 
bigdogz_ca PM bigdogz_ca
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Posted: 5/24/2012 4:58:49 AM
Thanks for some great ideas guys. Looks like I just might check in at the Luxor. NY NY and Tropicana came in about $100 more for the package. 

Really will just need a place to crash. So this seems like it will do the trick.

Jm4n PM Jm4n
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Posted: 5/26/2012 8:01:21 AM
for $100 more Id def take NYNY
nc1capper PM nc1capper
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Posted: 5/26/2012 2:24:36 PM
Luxor should do just fine
Kelly_Slater PM Kelly_Slater
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Posted: 5/27/2012 3:22:44 AM
Luxor = less kids 

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Posted: 5/31/2012 7:38:16 AM
hate the location of the Luxor.... Excalibur theme is just garbage, and kids, it's almost Circus Circus, lol......  you said wedding is at MGM and u just want cheap place sleep etc? Try the Tropicana right across, they really renovated it nicely, and can walk the tunnel right to MGM.
bigdogz_ca PM bigdogz_ca
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Posted: 7/21/2012 5:46:22 AM
i finally booded my trip  and decided to go to tropicana. im booked in for sept.17-21  if anyone is down that way. a few other questions  what should i expect for a cab fair from the airport? and if anyone has stayed at the tropicana and advice would be welcome  
SweetLou15 PM SweetLou15
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Posted: 7/21/2012 4:14:25 PM
Cab fare will cost you about $13 to Trop, its very close to the airport. You can also get a shuttle that will run you $7 but may take a few minutes longer to get there with multiple stops.
FrontRowCenter PM FrontRowCenter
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Posted: 7/22/2012 11:44:47 AM
Luxor of the two, and it is not even close.

But stay at the MGM if the wedding is there.

If u are worried about 100 bucks, stay home !!!

CovasBrotha PM CovasBrotha
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Posted: 7/30/2012 10:18:31 PM
ive stayed at both. neither one is great, i lean towards excalibur
Goggles-Pisano PM Goggles-Pisano
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Posted: 8/8/2012 4:10:44 PM
to late but Hooters is $27 per night for the nights ur in Vegas plus $12 per night resort fee (the trop resort fee is $15) , have fun
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