Excalibur Review: Family-Friendly Castle & Hotel

Excalibur Resort & Casino is a great option for a fun and affordable family vacation in Las Vegas.

Emily W.

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Emily W.

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Last updated on November 14, 2022

When you’re looking for a fun family vacation that won’t break the bank, look no further than Excalibur Resort & Casino. This Las Vegas castle features all the amenities of a luxury resort at a fraction of the cost. From amazing on-site dining to thrilling casino action, Excalibur has something for everyone.

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Excalibur Review

Room Rates: $29–229+

Resort Fee: $35

Location: 3850 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV 89109

Summary: Excalibur is a budget-friendly resort on The Strip with a variety of activities for the whole family. The casino is massive, and there are several restaurants to choose from. There’s plenty of fun for the whole family here. The property is a bit dated.

Excalibur Las Vegas Review: Budget-Friendly Resort on The Strip

Editor’s Rating: 2.9/5

Pros


Cons


  • It’s an old property
  • Lots of kids

I think Excalibur is a great place to stay if you’re on a budget and traveling with a family. It’s in a great location – more towards the south end of The Strip. It’s also really easy to get around to other places from there there’s a free tram that goes to Mandalay Bay and Luxor, and there are bridges that connect you to Tropicana, New York New York, and MGM Grand.

I will say that it’s a little bit run-down and could use some updating/renovations, but overall it’s a decent place to stay if you’re looking for something affordable.

Room

When traveling to Las Vegas, there are countless hotel options to choose from that will fit any budget. However, if you’re looking for a budget-friendly option that won’t break the bank, the Excalibur Resort & Casino is a great choice. With two towers – the Resort Tower and the Royal Tower – there’s something for everyone.

The Excalibur Resort is a great choice for budget-minded families as it offers comfortable accommodations at an affordable price. The rooms are large and spacious with soft, comfortable beds – perfect for getting a good night’s rest after a long day of exploring all that Las Vegas has to offer. The bathrooms are also spacious and feature a large shower, although the toilet is very low to the floor.

The hotel room is definitely dated and shows its age, but this is to be expected given its budget-friendly price point. However, if you’re looking for top-of-the-line accommodations, you may want to consider another hotel.

All in all, the Excalibur Resort & Casino is a great choice for families or groups traveling on a budget. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with everything you need for an enjoyable stay in Las Vegas. While the hotel room does show its age, it’s to be expected given its price point. So if you’re looking for an affordable option that won’t break the bank, the Excalibur should definitely be at the top of your list!

Pool

If you’re looking for a place to cool off in the Nevada desert heat, the Excalibur Las Veags hotel pool is a great option. With four pools, cabanas, and a water slide, there’s something for everyone.

The Excalibur pool area is gorgeous and ample. There’s plenty of space for people to sit and lounge, with plenty of umbrellas and palm trees for shade. The resort has four pools in total—a main pool, a kiddie pool, a hot tub, and a lap pool—so there’s something for everyone. Guests can reserve lounge chairs and cabanas surrounding the pool in advance.

Cabanas come with towel service, complimentary snacks, and more. If you’re looking to relax in style, cabanas are definitely the way to go. However, they are on the pricier side for a couple hundred dollars per day. Overall, the pool area is nice with lots of space for people to sit and lounge.

One of the most popular features at the Excalibur hotel pool is the water slide. The slide winds its way down through twists and turns before dumping riders into the pool. The line for the slide can get pretty long, so if you’re looking to ride it multiple times, you might want to get there early.

The Excalibur Las Vegas hotel pool is a great option if you’re looking to cool off in the desert heat. With four pools, cabanas, and a water slide, there’s something for everyone. The pool area is nicely landscaped, with plenty of space to sit and lounge. Cabanas are available for an additional fee and come with towel service and complimentary snacks. The water slide is also a popular feature but can get crowded, so be sure to get there early if you’re looking to ride it multiple times!

Restaurants

If you’re staying at the Excalibur hotel, then you’re in luck! There are plenty of dining options available, ranging from casual to fine dining.

Camelot Steakhouse is a great option if you’re looking for fresh, delicious steak. Prices are on the higher end, but the quality of the food is worth it. Dick’s Last Resort is perfect if you’re looking for a rowdy, wild experience. It’s not suitable for children, but if you’re looking to let loose and have a good time, this is the place for you.

Buca di Beppo is an Italian restaurant with a warm and welcoming environment. The prices are reasonable, and the food is great. Vagabond at Excalibur is a sports pub where you can catch up with your friends and cheer on your favorite teams.

And finally, there’s a food court with Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, and Popeyes. So whatever you’re in the mood for, you’re sure to find it at Excalibur!

Shows

The Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas offers a wide variety of live shows, from medieval jousting to comedy magic to disco tribute. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly entertainment or a girls’ night out, there’s a show for you at the Excalibur.

Are you looking for dinner and a show that works for the entire family? The Tournament of Kings (read our review) is a classic show at the Excalibur Resort & Casino that is family-friendly and a whole lot of fun. Taking place in a 900 seat round arena, Tournament of Kings re-tells the story of King Arthur and takes it to the next level with showstopping pyrotechnics and knights jousting for their honor. Hearty meals are served during this show, and guests eat said meals with their hands (a.k.a the original utensils). 

Magic and laughs, what more could you want? Mac King’s Comedy Magic Show is one of the most beloved comedy magic shows in the world, and he has a show right at the Excalibur Las Vegas. With the help of his pet guinea pig “Colonel Sanders,” Mac puts on shows that are ever-changing and always entertaining. Mac performs one of the best family-friendly magic shows. To see Mac become completely invisible, make his head disappear into a paper bag, and render objects (or animals) out of thin air, check out Mac King’s Comedy Magic Show. 

You know them, you love them: the Bee Gees. The Australian Bee Gees Show is a tribute to the iconic disco group, the Bee Gees! This multimedia event brings the music of the Bee Gees to life right at the Excalibur Resort & Casino. Jam out to the hits of Saturday Night Fever like “Staying Alive,” “Jive Talkin’,” and more. 

Ladies (and gentlemen), this one is for you. Excalibur is host to one of Las Vegas’ hottest shows, Thunder From Down Under. Australia’s hottest men grace the stage to show off their physiques and give the audience seductive dance routines and cheeky charm.

It’s the perfect show for Bachelorette parties or just a girls’ night out with some spice! Imagine Magic Mike, but Australian and way more raunchy – that is the essence of Thunder from Down Under.  

Things To Do

Let your inner child (and your actual child) loose at the Fun Dungeon Arcade at the Excalibur Resort & Casino! This arcade is a family-friendly way to have fun and play your favorite arcade games. Featuring over 200 games, 60 arcade games, and more, you can cap off a night of playing arcade classics with a sweet treat from Dairy Queen or Orange Julius!

Casino

The casino floor at the Excalibur Resort Las Vegas is expansive yet comfortable and operated by extremely friendly staff. Play your favorite slots and table games; table games have reasonable buy-in prices, and guests can take a gander in Excalibur’s poker room to have hospitable dealers sort out a game of Texas Hold’Em and more. 

Enjoy game-day adrenaline in the BetMGM Sportsbook at Excalibur. Watch and bet on the teams that you care most about, and if you have any questions, the staff in the sportsbook are more than happy to answer questions and get you started. 

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FAQ

Check-in time at Excalibur is 3:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. The hotel does offer early check-in and late check-out for an additional fee.

The resort fee at Excalibur is $35 per night. The fee includes access to the fitness center, pool, and in-room wifi, and the resort fee does not include parking.

The Excalibur charges hotel guests and visitors for valet and self-parking. For hotel guests, valet parking is $30/night, and self-parking is $15/night. For casino visitors, valet parking is $18-$30, and self-parking is $12-$15.

Excalibur is located on the Las Vegas Strip at 3850 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV 89109.