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07-20-2009, 12:08 AM
My hubby and I are planning a trip to Vegas this fall and due to budget, we are looking for a cheaper hotel. I found a really cool place, Excalibur. Great price and it has everything we're looking for. We basically just go out and explore all day.
Anyhoo, we have no children and I know that Excalibur is pretty family friendly. Is it not a good choice for us?
07-20-2009, 10:19 AM
. . . We basically just go out and explore all day.
The Excalibur will be suitable for your needs.
Great location for exploring, across from the MGM Grand and New York New York.
excalibur is more family friendly than some, but has toned that way done in past few years, as they want to get away from the family thing. It is more adult feeling than circus circus. You will enjoy it - i like the casino there a lot!
07-21-2009, 12:36 AM
Excalibur is also the one we are looking at for our trip in August. If we don't go with that, probably will go with New York. Excalibur has a great price though.
07-21-2009, 05:14 AM
Be careful booking Excal. A lot of people on various message boards have reported great deals from them on rooms for as low as $21/night. Then when they click through and read the fine print they found that they would be charged a $21 a night resort fee in addition to the room price. So suddenly the great deal isn't that great. Just double check the conditions. Have fun!
07-21-2009, 05:23 AM
FWIW, I'm not telling you not to book Excal, just to double check that you aren't being charged that crazy fee.
A great site for booking unadvertised hotel deals is smartervegas.com. They have all the hotels deals in one place. You may be able to get better prices if you are on the hotels' mailing list and have slot cards or have gambled there. Otherwise, these deals are similar to ones that people who sign up for email specials get.
08-17-2009, 03:40 PM
I booked Gold Coast (across from The Palms), got a great rate for a preferred room. The shuttle worked great and loved coming back to our small quiet casino from the craziness of the strip. I paid $140, all total for 2 nights. :goodvibes:goodvibes
08-18-2009, 03:13 PM
Might want to check Imperial Palace. Center
strip location is great for going out and
exploring all day. I love that there is a monorail
stop at the hotel.
08-18-2009, 05:59 PM
As long as you are on The Strip (Las Vegas Blvd, between Sahara and Russell), you'll do pretty good. Excalibur is a decent "lower cost" hotel and is in an EXCELLENT location. But, it is older, having been built in '89. Keep in mind that Las Vegas Blvd is a very long street, but only a few miles of it (as noted) is actually "The Strip", so be sure to look up addresses, if you are in doubt.
I've been hearing that Planet Hollywood has been offering some pretty good deals, so it pays to do some research. Also, while I haven't done it for Vegas (since I live here), I've had success with naming my own price on Priceline.com. You can't request a hotel, but you can "stack the deck" in your favor by selecting a certain rating and narrow down your search to a certain area (South Strip and North Strip are both options - Excalibur is South Strip). Then, you name a price and they'll let you know if it is accepted. Start low and work your way up to whatever your limit is. I ended up getting The Drake in Chicago for $99/night by telling it I wanted 4 star on Michigan Ave.
Good luck with your planning and enjoy your trip...
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