As this was a family vacation, we had to decide on a hotel appropriate for all of us. We were very pleased with everything during our stay.
We live in a mountain village in Spain and thought that such a great contrast would be interesting. It definitely was! The kids were awe-struck by everything.
Unique Quality: The circus acts throughout the day were so much fun!
I made the mistake of staying here my first trip to Vegas. I got a cheap rate but it turns out my hotel on the strip was in the Circus Circus manor, a completely different building on the opposite of the parking lot from the casino and the strip. The place reeked as though someone had let a dog loose in the place. I complained and got moved to the main casino.
Unique Quality: This might be a great place to stay if you have kids with but if not, stay away. It's a madhouse with kids screaming in the halls all hours of the day and night.
Hotels in Las Vegas are such an important part of the experience, they are the attractions, much more than just a place to sleep.
The Circus Circus is one of the older hotels at the Strip, not as modern as others, but with a nice atmosphere - especially if you like the world of circus.
Upon check-in they give you a map of your hotel with the locations of casino, restaurants, shops, elevators and - in the case of Circus Circus - the stage where circus artists perform throughout the day.
My room was huge - in a hostel they would put at least 8 people in such a room ;-) View of the Stratosphere Tower, which is great at night. Interior is a little out of fashion, but you get all you need, and you don't spend much time in your bed anyway.
More families and kids than in other hotels, they have an indoor theme park (the Adventuredome) and rides and attractions for kids in the hotel.
Unique Quality: Tightrope dancers, trapeze flyers, clowns etc on the stage throughout the day - it's not the Monte Carlo Circus Festival, but nice entertainment not involving winning,losing or spending money ;-)
Directions: on the strip
Although I didn't stay in this hotel, it was one of the many we ducked into to escape the heat. As you enter, there is an old fashioned funfair style area. There were a couple of big top shows while we were in, one of which was a trapeze show. Very good fun. Around this area are lots of sideshows thst used to be in funfairs. A lot of children were playing on them ,and they are inexpensive. If you are travelling with children, this is definitely a place to pop in to.
Unique Quality: Brilliant fairground style fun.
This is a great place to stay if you have younger kids, or even those who are in their teens and want to find their own entertainment without leaving the hotel. I stayed here with my family (mom, dad and sister), and at the time my sister and I were too young to gamble and too old to be fascinated by clowns and dancing animals. So, Lo (my sis) and I headed upstairs where there was a whole amusement area, and proceeded to win a s%*tload of stuffed bears and toys and candy, thinking at the time we were the best game players Vegas had ever seen...turns out they do that so you stay entertained and your parents break the bank...
Still, its a great place for parents and kids alike, and although it is near the end of the strip, it makes for a nice walk down the strip during the day with the famille....:)
We stayed here on our 1st visit to Las Vegas. I must say................You need to love kids to stay here. Children are EVERYWHERE!!!!! From screaming babies to sarcastic teenagers. We stayed in the towers TOP floor. The elevator ride to our room would make your nose bleed. The rooms were very nice & Clean (for only paying 25.00 a night). The view was breath taking. We had an advantage. Looking out our room we could see the ONLY clock in Las Vegas. We always knew what time it was. The rooms were kept clean and they were pretty peaceful (considering all those kids). The staff was freindly (but this was back in the 1980's). I would not recommend this hotel for couples traveling without kids. You would also need to be a great navagator, the casino was confusing to get around in. The pools are crowed with children. The one thing I would recommend here is the STEAK HOUSE. We had the BEST dinner and priced very reasonably MAKE RESVERATIONS. We always make it a point to eat here when we are out west. The best to gamble here is early in the morning 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. After 6 am forget it. The casino is too crowed with families dragin their kids and seniors playing a row of machines. Another tip is gamble at Slots of Fun (right next door). We had a great time on black jack tables and met some very interesting people from england (that we are still in touch with today). This is NOT your upscale casino, but you will be treated for who you are. We always make a point to play here. NEVER EVER stay in the motel part of Circus Circus. The rooms are nasty and run down. They also are not adjacent with the casino, which is very scarey in Las Vegas.
Please see my reviews on other hotels (Westward Ho, Stardust, Fitzgeralds, Imperial Palace)
We enjoyed staying at Circus Circus. Although its one of the cheaper hotels on the strip and further up than the central hotels, we loved it. The room we had was huge , with air conditioning and a great view of Las Vegas. I couldn't beleive how big this hotel was! It had several restaurants, shops, a big theme park (Adventuredome) and 3 swimming pools. At weekends it was busier with children everywhere but that didnt bother us as the place is so huge anyway. We liked the section called Midway (we're big kids really) which is full of amusent arcades and games. My partner won me so many teddies we had to buy another suitcase to brig them home!
Unique Quality: The pools were lovely. There were always plenty of sunloungers for everyone and it was just a nice atmosphere there. We particularly liked trying out all the restaurants in the hotel. Here is our ratings on them:
Blue Iguana- Fantastic Mexican.They do great chicken fajitas and the portions are huge! Nice setting and decor, tortillas and dips complimentary which is a bonus!
Pink Pony -very american! A typical american midde range place to eat. We loved it-you can play keno whilst you eat, again portions are huge, anf they do the best bacon cheeseburger we have ever tasted.
Stivalis- Italian Restuarant. A intimate classy place (more for couples) which does lovely home made ravioli. IF you have the calamari starter, be warned, the portion is so huge , you'll struggle with you main meal!
Circus Circus Buffet-before we went , on internet we had read some bad reviews that the buffet was bland but we have to say it was great, varied food and lots of it! The place has been refurbished and was very clean and tidy. The food was tasty and they did lovely carrot cake!
There is also a steak house but we never got round to trying it (although its been rated the best Las Vegas steak house for many years running apparently) and a pizzeria .
You won't go hungry in this hotel!
The casinos are great here too because there are plenty of cheap slot machines for us beginners so we dont have to gamble a lot of our dollars away! There are also plenty of shops to buy gifts, souvenirs and food and the them park is pretty amazing too!
Directions: North end of strip
It has a huge indoor theme park...Rv park...3 pools..a mall...2 small casinos and 1 big one...buffet lots of little resturaunts. And really nice inside.
Unique Quality: It has it all
Directions: main area
It's a Hotel very big, there're 4500 rooms!!! And there's a funfair inside it and a circus... It's ideal for familys.
All of the casinos have hotels. One we stayed at was Circus Circus. You can probably get by the name what the theme was. In the casino was a huge Circus tent set up.
The average price generally is $85.00, but sometimes you can get a hotel in one of the nice casinos for much less. Our price for the hotel was $45.00 a night. We got lucky because after we reserved the room, a convention was at the hotel and rooms were going for $200.00+ a night!
Unique Quality: A circus inside, as well as two malls. The casino is very large as well. The pinkish dome next to the picure is the circus. It is huge! This hotel has about 1,100 room in it.
i can whole heartedly recommend circus circus
rooms an honest value. clean comfortable and priced right excellent customer service, too. another treasure i found when i called from mesquite was the flamingo. i got a 25th floor suite with an almost all glass window visage that had an impressive view. and only $89.
good slots great location and what history!
i paid $89+tax on a thurs, nov. night last year for an executive suite. great deal!
Unique Quality: excellent front desk check-in, out of the way secure valet parking, great mix for gambling, great value all over and location is excellent
Directions: center strip every one knows the flamingo. circus circus you can start clowning around when you see the big guy heading north on the strip, look for the big top!
Book in advance instead of walk-in and if affordable, better locate in city center like 'Treasure Island'. Otherwise, Circus Circus, not a bad choice, though a bit far from other city center.
Unique Quality: Night shows available, nice room condition
Directions: the Las Vegas Boulevard, near other hotels like The Mirage and Caesar Palace
Circus Circus, 3 star hotel on the Strip but pretty far from main happenings.
Two bedroom, queen size beds, no breakfast weekend $110, weekdays, $80.
Unique Quality: I have to admit we didn't make the best choice for the accommodation here. This hotel is OK, but is overpriced and its location is not the greatest. Also next time when I go to Vegas I will get the cheapest room because literally the only time that we spent in the hotel was for sleeping.
Directions: On the strip
On our 3rd promotional 'free' trip, we ended up upgrading again for a small fee (couldn't cheaply change the flight times on the airline--United-- this time) and they put us in Circus, Circus.
Unique Quality: Very family friendly with carnival booths and rides for kids. But not bad for adults, either. THe room we stayed in was very nice----large and nicely furnished. This is one of the cheapest casinos on the strip, a good value for the money.
Our second visit, we stayed in Circus, Circus but any of the Hotels would be OK as you can go in and eat or use the casinos wherever you fancy.
Unique Quality: Circus, Circus... has a theme park, with circus act every hour during the day.
RV park , Swimming pools etc.
There ar several rides something for all tastes and ages. Parade of shops in a cobbled walkway. We found was hard to find your way around, even if you were staying there !! ( I know that is the idea)
It did not work with us, we only gambled a little each evening.The rooms were roomy with a view of the strip and with all facilities.
There was a coffee bar by the lifts so that you did not have to go down to the restaurant for a snack, drink etc.
The restaurant had quite a good choice and we did eat there often, especially for breakfast..Taxi and Limo service available. the rear
Directions: Bottom end of the strip oposite Riveria
Circus Circus, Las Vegas
Circus Circus, Las Vegas
Circus Circus, Las Vegas
Circus Circus, Las Vegas
Anyone been to Circus Circus, do they supply pool towels or do we need to bring our own.
Since booking I have read some bad reviews of this hotel, anyone anything good to say about it.
Keeping fingers crossed.
You could do better for a hotel for not much more. Try the Aladdin, Excalibur, Stardust etc.
I agree with the previous post! but if you cannot cancel, some positives would be a large arcade for children, has a theme instead of just a plain Howard Johnson, a short cab ride into the heart of the strip.
You'll still have a great time even if you end up staying at the Circus Circus because I'm sure you won't be spending much time there anyways.
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Address: 2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109, United States