Excalibur Hotel - Casino, Las Vegas

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3850 Las Vegas Boulevard South (702) 597-7600

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    Escalibur, outside and inside

    by Martin_S. Written Feb 5, 2006

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    The Excalibur is much more impressive outside than inside. As you see from the street view it mimics a fairy tale and some of the towers you can enter and look out from their blaconies, pretending to be Prince Charming or some knight is shining armor...But the interior is much less impressive and we quickly tired of it and continued on to other "brighter" places.

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    Excalibur-Tournament of the Kings

    by AVG2319 Written Nov 24, 2005

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    Excalibur-The castle hotel

    Jousting and Dinner!

    Features jousting, invading armies, dragons, fire-wizards, and a banquet served in true medieval, pre-silverware fashion. An entertaining evening that transports you back in time. Not that cheap, but it was fun.

    There are two shows a night -one at 6 and one at 8:30.

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    Excalibur Hotel

    by Blatherwick Written Oct 1, 2005
    Excalibur Hotel

    he Excalibur Hotel/Casino is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip at 3850 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada. It is one of the large casinos owned by the Mandalay Resort Group. As of June 2004, the Mandalay Resort Group was purchased by MGM Mirage adding this hotel to its vast array of properties on the Strip.

    Excalibur, named for the mythical sword of King Arthur, uses the Arthurian theme in several ways. Its facade is a stylized image of a castle, with a wizardlike figure representing Merlin looking out from a high turret. Restaurants and other areas have Arthurian names, such as the Roundtable Buffet, or reflect a broader "ancient Britain" theme, such as the Sherwood Forest Cafe. A long-running show, the "Tournament of Kings," features simulated medieval jousting. The Excalibur hotel also features a wedding chapel.

    The Tropicana - Las Vegas Boulevard intersection, where the property sits, is very busy, so pedestrians are not allowed to cross at street level. Instead,

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    It's ike being in Disneyland!

    by draguza Written Aug 28, 2005

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    Excalibur

    Excalibur is one of many new, modern Las Vegas hotels that featured children's attractions, such as an arcade. Excalibur, named for the mythical sword of King Arthur, uses the Arthurian theme in several ways. Its facade is a stylized image of a castle, with a wizardlike figure representing Merlin looking out from a high turret.

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    Not just a place for sleeping

    by Gerrem Updated Aug 13, 2005

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    It's not only a Hotel it''s a Casino! We had two days and nights in the Excalibur. It was great !
    Excalibur Hotel and Casino is in Las Vegas, Nevada and is open daily 24 hours. The 121,544 square foot casino features 1,745 slots and eighty-eight table games. The property has six restaurants and a hotel with 3,991 rooms.

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    Tournament of Kings Dinner Show

    by meteorologist1 Written Jun 23, 2005

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    Tournament of Kings

    The Tournament of Kings Dinner Show at the Excalibur is a spectacular entertainment show for the whole family. Similar to the Medieval Times Dinner Show which can be found around the US, you're taken back to the ancient times when knights of different nations compete in a tournament. It's quite fun to watch, although the sounds and pyrotechnics may be a little too loud. You'll be cheering for a nation assigned to your section while eating a rotisserie chicken with your bare hands. Tickets are $55 (Excalibur hotel guests get a discount with coupon). Shows are 6:00pm and 8:30pm nightly.

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    Excalibur - Bring the kids

    by smschley Written Mar 30, 2005

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    When it opened in 1990 at the corner of The Strip and Tropicana there was no New York-New York, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, or MGM Grand. With more than 4,000 rooms divided into four towers, the Excalibur became one of the largest hotels in the world and set a new direction for Vegas hotels. It spawned a number of theme resorts with the direction to make Vegas Children Friendly and provide a place to bring your entire family.

    Ignore the fancier neighbors and from the outside Excalibur is pretty cool - giant colorful turrets, a moat, and even a non-functioning drawbridge. Looks like something you’d find a bit west in Disneyland. The overall atmosphere is meant to transport guests back to the days of King Arthur and gets a lot of help from the remodeled Round Table Buffet and the Tournament of Kings, a spectacular production show featuring jousting knights and a feast. With all the pomp and grandeur of medieval England the Excalibur hotel really knows how to put on a tournament and feast. This million dollar production features wizards, jousts, invading armies, dancing girls, tumbling acrobats, and more. The supper, served up in traditional style, starts with Dragon’s blood soup, then moves to the next course of Cornish game hens, before finishing up with an apple dessert. Seated in the King of Austria’s support section, we cheered our knight to victory!

    On the second floor you can find the Medieval Village. This is where Excalibur's restaurants and shops are peppered along winding streets and alleyways, a sort of permanent Renaissance Faire. On the Village's "Jester's Stage," jugglers, puppeteers, and magicians amuse guests with free 20-minute performances throughout the day.

    In the past few years, Vegas turned away from the “family” feel and went back to its roots …catering to adults. The fire-breathing dragon out front of the Excalibur is gone and there's a male strip show in one of the theaters so it's not quite the family Camelot it was when it first opened

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    A magic kingdom? I think not.

    by jessicadf Written Dec 31, 2004

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    Excalibur in the rain

    From the outside, the Excalibur looks a lot like a magic castle, a la Disneyland. We thought, "Yeah, we gotta go inside there..." So we went on in and immediately wanted to turn around and get out.

    It is supposed to have a King Arthur times feel, but it really just felt tacky tacky tacky. Yuck. As we quickly walked back to the Luxor, Mark said, "I feel really bad for people that have to stay here!!"

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    Cheese and then some!

    by theagent Written Nov 11, 2004
    Are you kidding me?

    O ye olde crappe casino, the first of the new LV mega-resorts when LV decided to be family friendly...you see what happens when you cater to suburban tastes! This monstrosity!

    There already was Circus Circus, why pander to kids more with this junk? It is worth a look for all its Merlin and olde tymes inspired crap though, just don't linger too long.

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    Tournament of the knights in Excalibur

    by Traveller_ Written Sep 21, 2004
    menu:soup, chicken(you must eat with your hands)

    Ground floor in Excalibur hotel is arena for tournaments.
    This is something I definetely want to recommended to everyone(kids and adults) with sense of humor. Food and sodas are included to the ticket price(47,5$+taxes), that's not so much.

    there's clips In their website.

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    Excalibur Hotel & Casino

    by Easty Written Jun 9, 2004

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    Excalibur Casino & Hotel

    The Excalibur's theme is Old England. This hotel has a nice shopping arcade of about 20 stores. There is even a McDonald's and Taco Bell in this hotel. This hotel is connected to the Luxor and Mandalay Bay by tram.

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    Excalibur Grand Hotel & Casino.

    by Hosell Updated May 24, 2004

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    If you prefer to return to the Medieval Age,this is your hotel.It is also another huge hotel located in the Strip.

    The Excalibur Grand Hotel,is located in sothwest of Las Vegas,just next to Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard.The beautiful building,it looks like a real medieval castle.

    Is a very good option specially if you are travelling with children, they will have a lot of fun here with its Tournament of Kings,and Fantasy Faire midway.The hotel has 4,008 rooms,and you can find a room here from $50 per night a very good price comparing with other hotels along the strip.Also has a few restaurants and a very good buffet restaurant,see my restaurant tip for more info.
    Picture: Nightview at Excalibur Hotel.

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    EVERYWHERE!!

    by GlobalMatt Written Nov 23, 2003

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    Really now...what isn't a "must see" in Las Vegas?? Here I am across the street between MGM Grand and Tropicana. In the background is Excalibur. This is where we stayed while in Las Vegas. It has the largest amount of casino square footage space in Vegas. Try eating with your hands out of pewter bowls while watching King Arthur's Tournament. This is a really neat jousting show in the lower level of Excalibur.

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    Tournament of Kings

    by Robachu1 Updated Aug 31, 2003

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    No utensils at T of Kings.

    I suppose this show was developed to entertain the kids that make up such a large part of the Las Vegas visitors. It may be for kids but we enjoyed it very much too. The skill of the performers was truly amazing. These people are much more than actors they are true athletes as well. The crowd participation (cheering etc.) was fun since it allowed us to act like children for a couple of hours.

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    Arthur's playground

    by dinhyen Written Aug 9, 2003
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    When this resort was being built, there was a contest for naming it, with the prize being a ridiculously large sum of cash. My entry was "Yet Another Obviously Fake Disney Castle". They picked Excalibur.

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