Luxor Hotel and Casino
3900 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV
By Dave Grossman, Hotel Magician
The Luxor is currently what we would describe as an “up and comer”. Since being bought by MGM, it’s obvious there are big plans for this hotel and casino built in the 1980′s and virtually unchanged ever since. Right now, we’d call it average – but so is the price, so it will still fit the bill for a good many travelers.
For this hotel, a simple Pro and Con list will probably work best.
- It’s mid-range casino means that you can get comps here for lower wagering on table games than you would elsewhere. Playing the $10 games may not get you much, but they will rate you. Next door at Mandalay Bay, they’ll not-so-nicely scoff at you if you are playing with anything less than green. For similar wagering, you’ll also earn about twice as much in comps at Luxor.
- The Pyramid. It’s cool… although the nicer rooms are actually in the Tower.
- The pool. It’s not as Flash as the Hard Rock or Mandalay but it’s a big pool with lots of seating. It attracts people of all ages.
- The rooms in the Tower section are nicely renovated.
- The price. The Luxor is usually quite a good deal relative to other big casinos on the strip.
- Not one but two Starbucks!
- It lacks the “Flash Factor”. You won’t find the celebs here. But, really, most don’t care about that.
- The food. We’ll be honest. It’s not good. It’s not the worst, but it’s not good. MGM needs to overhaul the Luxor‘s dining concepts ASAP. We’re talking a brand new buffet with brand new food, a brand new cafe, and some designer dining options like the MGM Grand has.
- The check-in. It took a long time. And despite our package including a supposedly special “Tower Check-in,” the Tower Check-in was closed when we arrived forcing a very long wait on the main line.
Overall, it was fine. Nothing extravagant but not bad either. We’d stay again if on a budget.