Luxor or Excalibur ??

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Luxor or Excalibur ??

Postby fatb » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:09 pm

I have 3 nights stay at either Luxor Tower Deluxe room or Excalibur Widescreen room,and would like to know what people on here think is the better room.I just want a nice clean room with a good big screen T.V.(bigger then 27 inch anyway),a short walk from the casino or front door,and fast elevators.
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Re: Luxor or Excalibur ??

Postby jjmaximum » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:17 pm

The room will probably be a tad nicer at Luxor, but I would vote for Excal simply due to better location to MGM/rest of Strip and a better poker room.

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Re: Luxor or Excalibur ??

Postby Tatude » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:20 pm

My two cents. The rooms at the Luxor are much better as well as the hotel. It's right across from the Excalibur. It found the Excal to be a bit run down

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Re: Luxor or Excalibur ??

Postby pbouley » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:24 pm

Never stayed at Luxor, but Excalibur is a fine place to crash as long as you can handle the weird vibe inside the casino. The poker room is very soft and it is a quick walk to MGM's room as well. I also think Excal is a better choice due to the location.

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Re: Luxor or Excalibur ??

Postby fatb » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:30 pm

also if anyone can tell me if either of these rooms have a room safe???
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Re: Luxor or Excalibur ??

Postby fatb » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:35 pm

Have stayed three times in the last 2 years at the IP, so old out dated rooms with slow elevators don't bother,but would like to advoid them this trip if i could..I find it hard to compain about FREE rooms
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Re: Luxor or Excalibur ??

Postby Tatude » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:06 pm

If you stay at Luxor stay in the towers. The west tower is closest to MGM and there is an underground tunnel to Excal. The towers were remodled a few years ago. I've stayed ther 30+ times but haven't been in two years as I get comps elsewhere. Food is better there as well as the type of guests it attracts. I beleive they have safes in the rooms

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Re: Luxor or Excalibur ??

Postby axb001 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:20 am

Have stayed in Excal widescreen room a couple of times. Rooms are in Tower 2. Elevators are fast - they come out at the corner of the casino. Rooms have safes. However, they only have showers (no tub) which will be a difference from Luxor tower room.

Only ever stayed in a pyramid room in Luxor, but I would guess the Luxor room would be nicer than the Excal but in a worse location.

As regards food, Luxor is better than Excalibur, but I don't think Luxor is that good either, so I would eat elsewhere.

You can get free wifi in the Excalibur foodcourt, courtesy of Krispy Kreme.

If it were me, I think if there was a cost saving I would go for Excalibur (primarily on location), if they were similar price I would go for Luxor tower.

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Re: Luxor or Excalibur ??

Postby fatb » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:19 am

Thanks axb001 for the info......
they are both free so there is no cost saving by picking one over ther other..I don't need wifi, but i do like Krispy Kreme donuts..
other then we plan on going to Pop's philly cheesesteaks and maybe the burger bar again,we eat alot of foodcourt and 24hr cafes,and we do spend very little time at the casino we stay at,but do plan on poker all day sunday well watching the vikings win the super bowl :D

there is three of us but one of my buddys also got the same offer that i did (he never gets free room offers,seems MGM/Mirage is getting desperate for customers)so we will have two rooms this trip...
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Re: Luxor or Excalibur ??

Postby Guigsy » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:13 am

I'd go w/ Luxor over Excaliber. TVs are only 27 inches at most at Luxor (unless you stay in a "player suite") but its a much nicer hotel. Restaurants in Luxor are far better also. Only complaint i have about Luxor is the nicket & dime you to death. From a $13 a day "resort fee" to $5 pepsi w/ roomservice they get ya at every turn. Room service is very expensive also ($30 for a cheeseburger inclusive of tax/tip and whatever other charges) . Yes the poker room at Exclaiber is very soft but it seems like the words out. When i played their last Saturday (11pm - 3am) i'd say it was a 50-50 split between locals and visiting cowboys. Competion was much tougher than say a month agoLuxor poker room is still pretty soft, especially the tournaments, and the aces cracked/high hand etc promos are pretty good. Problem with Exacliber is its just plain sketchy. On my way to the monorail/tram back to Mandalay some guy was literally taking a leak up against the wall INSIDE THE CASINO!!! Is it really that hard to find a bathroom inside?

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