We love staying at hotels regardless of star-rating as long as it is affordable and well situated. We went to Las Vegas last April 8 and stayed there for 3 days and 2 nights at Excalibur Hotel.
The hotel is huge with several towers. We were placed in Tower 1 which was not overlooking the main strip. Nevertheless, we didn't care much on the view because the hotel is located on the beginning of the famous Las Vegas strip. It is connected to the Las Vegas Monorail station joining another hotel via skybridge - the MGM.
Our room was double bedroom de luxe and I must admit that I didn't expect the room to be very spacious unlike the hotels in Europe where you pay so much for a sardines-like quarters. The bathroom is huge as well! I didn't have to bump on corners to be able to move around. I just love the breathing space this hotel has. We didn't experience any leaking in the bathroom unlike our stay in other hotels in Europe.
There is an ice vending machine on our floor!
We found the aircondition unit rather old and didn't cool the way we wanted it too. Thank goodness, the weather was cold that time so we didn't use the aircondition unit for long.
There was no breakfast included on the price which was a bummer but the hotel has fast food area in the 2nd floor and some restaurants in the ground floor near the casino. There are several coffee stations for the nocturnal dwellers!
I am not sure if they had childcare facilities and services since my daughter is already 11. I didn't bother to ask.
They have this "repeat-vacationer" type of program which they offered to us. You will pay $120 and will be given a certificate to claim it again on your next stay with food in 3 other hotels (I forgot some but I remember Luxor was one of them) of your choice. So, my hubby availed of this offer. That means, we will have to go back there again to use that money in 12 months time.
I saw a lot of Filipino-American staff in the hotel who were amiable and accommodating of our queries being tourists there. However, I felt a little disappointed to the other staff (nationalities I would not mention....) who didn't treat us "welcomed" in the hotel.
I have to commend the guard/security staff who was quick to ask for my ID! They thought I was just a child playing on the slot machine. I took that as a compliment!!!
Although we paid much on the price, my hubby and I both think it was worth it because of the proximity to the main Vegas Strip.