Circus Circus Vs Excalibur – Which One Is Best For You?
If you are planning to go to Las Vegas and are looking for a place that may be suitable for the whole family (where there are children), you will probably consider reserving the Circus Circus or the Excalibur, in the hope that your children will win. I won’t hate you forever because you dragged them to an adult-oriented place. This page will also discuss the pros and cons of these 2 Las Vegas resorts for adult-only visitors.
First of all, I must emphasize that Las Vegas (and in particular all the major resorts and casinos), is not the place where I would take my children (for reasons ranging from the thick smoke everywhere, to the high level of alcohol) . related to ‘bad’ behavior). However, if you really need to take your children there, you will probably want to offer them something that they will enjoy, too. So the budget resorts Circus Circus and Excalibur will be on the short list, understandably. But … which one is best for your family?
In terms of “things to do” for kids, Circus Circus has the best setup, thanks to its huge Adventuredome: here you have a wide range of attractions to suit all ages, from toddlers to teens; fancier rides are a lot of fun for adults too and I must admit I would have stayed there all day if it weren’t for my partner who literally had to drag me. Even if you decide not to stay at Circus Circus, if you have kids you’ll probably want to take them there for a full day of fun – they’ll appreciate it.
However: its pool is small and it certainly doesn’t offer a variety of attractions that would be ideal for children; the rooms are very clean, although I couldn’t describe them as “comfortable” (the mattresses were too hard); the casino is “depressing” in my opinion, although, to be fair, given that Circus Circus caters to families, they may have decided that a casino will not be a key factor.
Despite the Disney look, Excalibur really isn’t kid-friendly. Yes, they do have an area in the basement where kids and families can find games to play together, but it certainly can’t be compared to the large Adventuredome of Circus Circus. I see Excalibur as a mediocre compromise for those looking for cheap accommodation with something for kids in a slightly better location than Circus Circus. One positive feature, however, is its huge pool area, with a large enough section designed for children, with children’s water slides (which can also be used by adults, of course).
Excalibur’s rooms and hallways could hardly be described as “ kid-friendly ” – they’re all smokers (well, the non-smoking floors have people smoking in the rooms, mostly drunk, and wherever you go you can smell and breathe smoke, no matter how hard you try not to). If you don’t mind your kids inhaling smoke, families should consider Excalibur. However, keep in mind that it is extremely loud, with half-naked girls dancing at various casino tables to extremely loud music, and it is full of drunken middle-aged men spending their vacations cheaply; we were surrounded by them on the “non-smoking floor” (full of smoke).
However, a key positive feature is that the Excalibur casino is undoubtedly much more fun than the one at Circus Circus; Children are not allowed in casino halls, but if you can find a babysitter while you want to gamble nearby, this casino will provide more fun.