Circus Circus Las Vegas Review: A Fun Family-Friendly Hotel & Casino

Circus Circus Las Vegas

Circus Circus Las Vegas is located on the north end of The Strip. A room at Circus Circus costs $20/night plus taxes and fees–check current rates here.

Circus Circus Las Vegas offers families great amenities like The Adventuredome, Free Circus Acts, and the Midway Carnival Arcade. Circus Circus is a long walk from other hotels and amenities, but it is close to Resorts World and the popular Tacos El Gordo restaurant.

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Pros & Cons

We Like
  • Budget-friendly
  • Home to one of the best steakhouses in Las Vegas
  • Lots of things for families to do
We Don’t Like
  • Hotel is outdated
  • Bad location

Circus Circus Las Vegas Guide

Circus Circus is over 50 years old, and it shows. The property feels run down and tired. That said, the resort offers a budget-friendly option on the north end of The Strip with plenty of activities for the entire family.

Where is Circus Circus?
The resort is located on the north end of The Strip at 2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109. It is within walking distance of the newest hotel in Las Vegas, Resorts World, and is relatively close to Sahara.

How much is the resort fee at Circus Circus?
The resort fee is $35/night plus tax.

How much does parking cost at Circus Circus?
Hotel guests and visitors receive free parking and valet parking costs $16/day for hotel guests and $12-$16 for short-term visitors.

What are food prices like?
Circus Circus has a lot of fast-casual dining and one steakhouse. You should expect to spend at least $10-$20 per meal (without alcoholic drinks).

What are drink prices like?
You should expect to spend at least $9 per cocktail and $6 per beer at Circus Circus.

What is the casino vibe like?
The vibe at Circus Circus is not your typical Vegas party atmosphere. The environment is subdued with kids and families throughout the entire resort. The lowest table minimum is $10.

Circus Circus Hotel Las Vegas Rooms & Suites

The Circus Circus Hotel and Casino is one of the most iconic Strip properties, but it’s not necessarily the best place to stay. Circus Circus is a budget resort that’s over 50 years old. The hotel is dated, but it’s a popular spot for travelers on a tight budget and families with young kids. There are three towers and an old-school motel at the back of the property.

A long walk (about 10 minutes) from the main entrance on The Strip, the Manor Motor Lodge at Circus Circus has some of the cheapest rooms in Las Vegas. The rooms are basic motel rooms with free parking just outside the front door. If you are looking for a cheap place to crash and don’t care about walking long distances, Manor Motor Lodge isn’t a bad choice.

The 15-story Casino Tower is the perfect place for gambling enthusiasts to lay their heads. The tower is located directly above the casino, so you don’t have to go far to try your luck. The rooms in this tower are not nicer than the Manor Motor Lodge, but the real amenity is the location. If you want basic accommodations without breaking the bank, try the Casino Tower.

If you need something a little more comfortable, the refreshed Skyrise Tower rooms may be right for you. The Skyrise Tower is on the north side of Circus Circus Drive near the pool and Manor Motor Lodge. It’s a bit of a walk to The Strip but a great option for guests who want to go to The Adventure Dome and the pool.

The biggest tower on the property is the West Tower. Located directly in front of The Adventuredome, these are the most expensive rooms at Circus Circus. The refreshed rooms provide modern hotel comforts and are a tier above the Casino Tower and Manor Motor Lodge. If you’re not worried about the price but want to be close to all the family-friendly activities, these are the best rooms for you.

Every room at Circus Circus provides all the typical hotel amenities like cable TV, wifi, in-room safe, iron with ironing board, etc. You can also request a crib, mini-fridge, or a cot for an additional nightly fee.

Circus Circus Pool

Circus Circus Las Vegas Splash Zone is the place to be for family summer fun! There are three different slides, a water playground with lots of splashy features, and even a food truck. What more could you want?

Waterslides at Circus Circus
Waterslides at the pool

The newly expanded pool experience at Circus Circus offers two pools plus an all-ages play area complete with waterfalls and bucket sprays. The 50-foot slide tower has 3 exciting slides: one that twists, another that drops, and a set that you can rase your friends. Perfect for adrenaline junkies or those who need something quick to cool off during their visit.

Circus Circus also offers Cabana rentals that have lounge chairs, TV, mini-fridge, and more.

Circus Circus Restaurants & Bars

Circus Circus has a variety of restaurants that will please any appetite.

The Steakhouse at Circus Circus
The Steakhouse

The Steakhouse at Circus Circus is renowned for its tradition of serving the finest quality Midwestern beef, dry-aged to perfection, in a glass-enclosed room viewable from the main dining hall.

Prime cuts are cooked over an open hearth mesquite charcoal broiler on display and can be viewed by diners passing through.

Blue Iguana is the perfect place to satisfy your taco and enchilada cravings. From tacos and burritos to nachos with all of your favorite fixings – it’s hard not to find something that will delight your taste buds!

Circus Circus offers a variety of casual eats. The Pizzeria has a delicious menu of piping hot, freshly baked pizzas made to order with your favorite toppings, calzones, and salads. Westside Deli is a 24-hour deli that offers various fresh breakfast options and hearty lunch items. The hotel also has popular chains like McDonald’s, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Tasti D-Lite, and Auntie Anne’s.

There are three bars at Circus Circus. West Bar and Slots A Fun Bar are open 24/7 and feature everything you need–from beers and wine to cocktails. Big Chill will help you cool down with frozen beverages or draft and bottled beer.

Things To Do at Circus Circus

There is family fun at every turn. From the Free Circus Acts to The Adventuredome, you’ll keep the whole family entertained at Circus Circus. Every day, the center stage of the Carnival Midway features high-flying circus acts, daring feats, and great presentations. The best part is your whole family can experience the world’s largest permanent circus for free! Shows start at 1:30 PM on the weekdays and 11:30 AM on Fridays through Sundays.

The Adventuredome at Circus Circus
The Adventuredome

Experience every twist, turn, drop at The Adventuredome! This massive dome packs an assortment of attractions, from family-friendly rides to exhilarating adventures fit for the bravest souls! Whether you’re looking for ways to spend time with your kids or want some big thrills in Vegas, there’s something here that will make it happen.

Get your game on at Circus Circus’ Carnival Midway, where you can find all the games and prizes a kid or adult’s heart could desire. The midway is home to some of today’s most popular video games and yesterday classics like Pac-Man and Galaga!

Circus Circus Casino

The Circus Circus casino is one-of-a-kind. The property has three casino areas–the main casino, a smaller casino on the west side, and Slots A Fun adjacent to the front entrance on The Strip.

Circus Circus Las Vegas Casino
Circus Circus Las Vegas Casino

You can play slot machines ranging from $0.01 to $25, including coin-operated slots machines in the main casino. They offer over 40 table games, including all the crowd favorites. They also offer free lessons each day for new gamblers.

The casino has a full-service William Hill Sportsbook where you can bet and watch all the games.

The Circus Players Club is the casino rewards program that offers gamblers complimentary rooms, dining credits, special events, and more.

Circus Circus FAQ

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