Excalibur Hotel & Casino Review

Whether you’re looking to be the king of the castle or the queen of the night, the Excalibur Las Vegas can make your dreams come true without the need to slay a dragon or conquer foreign lands. This classic hotel has been an iconic staple of the Vegas skyline since 1990. For those looking for a fun, centrally-located, and affordable way to enjoy Las Vegas, you’ll want to add the Excalibur to your potential list.

In this guide, we’ll take an in-depth look at anything and everything you could have ever wanted to know about the Excalibur. We’ll look at the casino, the rooms, the restaurants, the shows, the entertainment, the amenities, and more! If you’re ready to get to it, grab your crown and your sword, and let’s start slashing through the information.

Excalibur Las Vegas

Before We Get Started… The 4-1-1 on Excalibur Las Vegas – Location and Contact Info

Excalibur Hotel Contact Info:

Address: 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone Number: (702) 597-7777
Website: https://excalibur.mgmresorts.com/
Room Reservation Email: [email protected]

Location on the Strip:

The Excalibur Hotel Las Vegas is located on the southwest side of Las Vegas Boulevard (LVB) at the intersection of LVB and Tropicana Ave.

To the north across Tropicana Ave. is the New York New York and to the south is the Luxor Hotel & Casino. Across the Strip, you’ll find the Tropicana Casino & Resort.

Pro Tips for Getting More, Saving Money, and Maximizing Fun

  • The Excalibur is positioned centrally with great access to all other properties in the area by way of pedestrian sky bridges. If you want to be in the heart of the action with easy mobility to the other properties in the area, consider staying at the Excalibur.
  • Excalibur only has 12 different types of rooms to choose from (eight standard rooms, five suites). The property offers some of the best mid-week rates, year-round, so if you’re able to book mid-week, you can save a ton.
  • The sportsbook is only open from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM to take bets. While you’ll still get the same great lines as other MGM Resort properties, you may need to plan to bet the night or day before for early games.
  • All dinners at the buffet come with bottomless mimosas and champagne. Additionally, you can add all-you-can-drink packages to every meal, or beer and wine to dinner for a small charge.
  • Spa day passes are only $10 mid-week for hotel guests. Additionally, the spa offers unposted mid-week discounted rates on services. If you have any interest, call the spa during the week to see what they’re offering.
  • The Camelot Feast is a fun way to feed 10 to 12 at the Camelot Steakhouse for only $100 per person. If you’re interested, you need to book this at least five to seven days in advance.
  • Hans Klok is one of the more underrated shows in Las Vegas. If you like unique, mesmerizing magic, give this show a go!
  • If you’re planning on seeing Thunder From Down Under, VIP seating is only $10 more per ticket. We highly recommend splurging the few extra dollars for a better experience if it fits the budget.
  • Locals and those with military IDs can get 20% and 25% off of spa treatments over 50 minutes, respectively.
  • Don’t mistake the Fun Dungeon for a kid’s place. This entertainment complex is designed for adults, but utilizes popular kids’ games. Think Dave and Buster’s, Las Vegas-style.
  • Be prepared for the resort fee. Las Vegas properties charge an additional nightly fee collected at check-in to cover some of the basic amenities. We’re not huge fans of the fee, but they’re collected at almost all Vegas properties. Be prepared to pay an extra $39.68 per night when you check in. This is NOT included in what you paid prior to arrival, no matter how you booked.

Gambling at Excalibur Las Vegas Casino

Casino Floor at Excalibur Casino

Those looking to gamble will have plenty of options available at the Excalibur across the property’s 100,000+ square feet of gaming space. You can play your favorite table games or slots in the main casino, bet on your favorite team in the sportsbook, or try your hand at poker in the intimate poker room.

As the Excalibur offers a more relaxed gambling environment than some of the mega-casinos on the Strip, you can expect to find lower limits regardless of the time of year, day of the week, or time of the day. While other casinos on the Strip often raise the minimum limits as high as $25 per hand, you should be able to find $5 tables at any point in time. This can always change, but it’s been our experience the casino has done a great job of holding true to this.

Sports Betting at Excalibur

The sportsbook at the Excalibur is small but it’s more than sufficient to help you get your wagers in on the biggest games and your favorite teams. As an MGM Resorts property, you’ll see the same lines that you would at the much larger and busier casinos, except without the long lines.

The sportsbook is open daily from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM for wagers, but the TVs are on all day for you to watch games, matches, and races. Additionally, the Sports Book Bar is open until 3:00 AM daily, so you won’t have to go far to stay hydrated.

Available sports to bet on include:

  • Pro and college (NCAA) football
  • Pro and college (NCAA) baseball
  • Soccer
  • MMA, boxing, and other combat sports
  • Hockey
  • Auto racing
  • Golf
  • Tennis

The Excalibur Poker Room

While small compared to larger rooms like at the Venetian, Bellagio, or Caesars Palace, the Excalibur poker room still offers plenty of great action for the recreational player looking to have some fun. Due to the small nature of the room, you’ll mostly see $1/$2 no-limit hold’em tables and very few if any local professionals.

Additionally, smaller rooms are well known for running lucrative promotions to attract in customers, and that rings true for the Excalibur. You’ll also have several daily tournaments ranging in buy-ins from $40 to $50.
  • 9:00 AM – $40 buy-in
  • 1:00 PM – $40 + $10 bounty
  • 5:00 PM – $45 buy-in
  • 8:00 PM – $45 buy-in

What You Need to Know About the Excalibur Casino

  • There’s over 100,000 square feet of casino gaming space.
  • Free poker, craps, roulette, and blackjack lessons are available twice daily in the casino.
  • Slots range from $0.01 up to $100 per credit.
  • The most popular slots include Double Blessings, Monopoly Hot Shot, Super Charged 7’s, and Wonder Woman Golden Lasso.
  • All popular table games including craps, roulette, blackjack, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Let ‘Em Ride, and more.
  • Slots and video machines have progressive jackpots as large as any other casino on the Strip.
  • The sportsbook is open for wagers from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, seven days a week.
  • Players will earn points through the M life Rewards program that can be used for cash, rooms, travel, rewards, and more. Note: Players must enroll in M life prior to playing to qualify for rewards. Joining the program is free, and details are covered in the link provided above.

Staying at the Excalibur Hotel Las Vegas – The Rooms and Suites

At times, trying to decide which room is ideal for your stay in Las Vegas can be an issue. Many casinos and hotels have 50+ different room types. The variety sounds great until it’s time to choose. Thankfully, for those that might want to keep it simple, the Excalibur Hotel Las Vegas only has eight regular rooms and four types of suites to choose from.

Unlike other properties, they don’t have any of the wild mega-suites, villas, or 5,000-square-foot options. The largest room options are a little over 1,000 square feet. Keep in mind, for most visitors, you’re only using your room to sleep, change, and regroup. So, this shouldn’t be a turn-off unless that mega-room is something you must have.

Hotel Room in Las Vegas, Green Dollar Sign

Standard Rooms

  • Resort Tower King Room
  • Resort Tower Two Queen Room
  • Royal Tower King
  • Royal Tower Two Queen
  • Resort Strip View King
  • Resort Strip View Two Queen
  • Resort Superior King Room
  • Royal Superior King Room

Suite Options

  • Resort Luxury Suite
  • Royal Luxury Suite
  • Two-Bedroom Luxury Suite
  • Royal Two-Bedroom Luxury Suite

Room Booking Tips and Information for the Excalibur Hotel Las Vegas

  • Standard rooms range from 352 to 372 square feet.
  • Suites range from 682 to 1,034 square feet.
  • Excalibur offers some of the lowest rates on the Strip year-round especially on weeknights.
  • The resort fee at the Excalibur is $39.68. This is an additional fee you’ll pay for every night you stay at the hotel. The fee is not included in what you paid during booking and will be collected when you arrive. These fees are standard at all hotels, with some hotels charging considerably more.

Eating at Excalibur – Restaurants, Dining, and the Buffet

Excalibur, unlike some of the larger casino properties on the Strip, does not overload guests with restaurant and dining options. You will find all the essentials, though, with a buffet, steakhouse, cheap options, and some fun, unique choices.

The Buffet at Excalibur

The Buffet at Excalibur Las Vegas

For those who can’t decide what they want to eat or want the freedom to get a little taste of everything, we recommend the buffet. The adult pricing at the Buffet at Excalibur range from $19.99 to $28.49 depending on the day of the week and the time of day.

One of the cool perks of the Excalibur Hotel Buffet is all dinners come with endless champagne and mimosas for no extra charge! Additionally, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays offer an upgraded buffet version with more options to choose from.

  • Open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, seven days a week
  • American cuisine with worldly options on the weekends for dinner
  • Casual dress code with no reservation required
  • All you can drink beer and wine can be added to all meals
  • All-day buffet passes available for purchase

Camelot Steakhouse

People Making a Toast at Camelot Steakhouse in Excalibur Las Vegas

You might be surprised to know that the Excalibur Hotel Las Vegas has a nice, elegant steakhouse tucked inside the walls of the castle. What’s great about this steakhouse is you get the service and quality of a top steakhouse, but the dress code is still casual. Open Monday through Sunday from 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM, you’ll have plenty of steak and other entrée options available.

A unique offering for larger groups is the Camelot Feast. For $100 per person, 10 to 12 guests can get all of the following served family-style:

  • Cheese Board with Fruit and Baguettes
  • King’s Caesar Salad with Giant Croutons
  • Whole Head Iceberg with Pork Belly
  • Tomahawk Ribeye, Carved Tableside
  • Whole Roasted Cornish Hens
  • Double Butter Mashed Potatoes
  • Vegetable Platter (Asparagus, Cauliflower, and Carrots)
  • Bountiful Breadbasket, Assorted Butters and Sauces
  • Honey Fig Tarts and Sambocade Pie

Keep in mind the Camelot Feast must be booked five to seven days in advance. Additionally, some of the courses can be substituted upon request.

Buca di Beppo

Buca Di Beppo Plate in Excalibur Las Vegas

The famed Italian cuisine chain makes its way to Las Vegas by way of the Excalibur Hotel and Casino. Family-style meals are available with each entrée feeding 2-6 of your guests. A nice perk of this restaurant is they are open late in case you and your party want to grub after hours. Sunday through Wednesday, the restaurant is open until midnight and on Thursday through Saturday, the restaurant is open until 2:00 AM.

Dick’s Last Resort

Dicks Last Resort in Excalibur Las Vegas

Who doesn’t love getting insulted when they eat!? Dick’s Last Resort is a unique restaurant where your servers are rude, give you a hard time, and will make special hats that make fun of you for you to wear.

Sounds terrible? Well, for some strange reason, it’s surprisingly fun and amusing. Just don’t plan on attending if you don’t have thick skin. For additional entertainment during your meal, the restaurant offers dueling pianos on Friday and Saturday nights from 10:30 PM till 2:30 AM.

Drenched Bar and Grill

Dining Area in Drenched Bar and Grill

If you’re hunting a bite to eat and some drinks while you’re at the pool, you’ll want to check out Drenched Bar and Grill. The restaurant offers burgers, pizzas, salads, and breakfast offerings for those ordering individually.

If you’ve got a cabana, you can order cabana platters to share with options like tacos, chicken fingers, wings, a sampler, or an ice cream sundae sampler. You don’t have to be at the pool to eat here, but it’s conveniently located there primarily for pool guests. Drenched Bar and Grill is open daily from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM.

Vagabond Drink + Play + Eat

Vagabond Restaurant in Excalibur Las Vegas

Vagabond is a bit of a hidden gem inside of the Excalibur Las Vegas. The restaurant offers great food, even better drinks, frozen daiquiris, and plenty of classic arcade and bar games to play. The MGM website for Excalibur recommends the Nashville Hot Chicken, the Loco Nachos, and the Brats and Dogs platter. We 100% agree with these recommendations.

Johnny Rockets

Johnny Rockets Food Tray

If you’re looking for a good, quick bite that’s available 24/7, you’ll want to add Johnny Rockets to your list. Arguably some of the best fast food on the planet, this counter-service restaurant offers burgers, fingers, fries, and shakes.

If you’ve never tried Johnny Rockets before, make sure to stop by for a milkshake at a bare minimum.

The Food Court

For those looking to eat quickly or save a few bucks, the food court at Excalibur Las Vegas should be high on your list. Most restaurants located here are open from the early morning hours until around or just before midnight. Some offerings are open 24/7, though, so you’ll always be able to get something here.

The current list of restaurants in the food court at the Excalibur Hotel Las Vegas are:

  • Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
  • Big Chill
  • Breakfast and Burgers
  • Cinnabon
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Frites
  • Hot Dog on a Stick
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Pick Up Stix
  • Pizza Hut Express
  • Popcornopolis
  • Popeye’s Chicken
  • Schlotzsky’s
  • Starbucks – Castle Walk
  • Starbucks – Rotunda

Drinking, Shows, and Partying – Nightclubs, Bars, and Entertainment

At a resort clearly catering to casual vacationers looking for fun, you shouldn’t be surprised they have a great lineup of shows, bars, and entertainment. While you’ll find plenty of places to enjoy adult beverages well into the night, you’re not going to find any nightclubs or day clubs at the Excalibur.

While this may be a turn-off to some, it might be a welcomed sign to others. If you like to have fun and go out, but don’t want to hear the beat banging in your head for three days after, check out what they have to offer at this property.

Australian Bee Gees

Ah, ah, ah, ah, staying alive! Fans of the Bee Gees cannot miss this Australian group recreating all the classic songs from this iconic rock sensation. The ‘70s and ‘80s come back to life at Excalibur with this incredible tribute show.

Showtimes are year-round, six days a week at 5:00 PM. The show does not perform on Fridays or New Year’s Eve. Tickets are available for purchase at the hotel and casino box office.

Hans Klok: The World’s Fastest Magician

We’re assuming by the time you read this, the world has learned how incredible this show is. But at the time of writing, this is one of the most underrated shows in town. This is a great show for all ages with performances six days a week at 7:00 PM (dark on Fridays).

If you love magic and want to be mesmerized by a fast-paced style you’ve never seen before, go see this show. Meet and greet packages are available if you and/or the kiddos want to get up close and personal with Hans Klok himself.

Thunder From Down Under

Self-proclaimed as the “perfect girls-night-out,” Thunder From Down Under is Chippendales meets Australia. If you’re looking to watch a lot of ripped, shirtless guys get their groove on, you’ll want to check out this show.

Thunder From Down Under runs a show at 9:00 PM seven days a week and two additional bonus shows on Friday and Saturday at 11:00 PM. Tickets for the show range from $50.95 for preferred seating to $60.95 for VIP seats.

Tournament of Kings

We went back and forth on whether we should list this on the restaurant list or the entertainment list as this show not only entertains but serves you dinner. The Tournament of Kings is a castle-themed dinner show for fans of all ages.

You’ll be seated in a section with your own knight to cheer on during the performance! Knights will compete in jousting, sword fights, and other competitions of skill and strength. Be on the lookout for treachery in this tale, though!

You can attend the show without eating for around $44, but with food, it’s only $55 ($11 more). It’s rare that people attend the show without eating. According to reports, the main course is a whole chicken with all the fixings on the side. If you want silverware, though, you’ll have to bring your own as the show pushed for the authentic experience.

The show runs seven days a week with shows at 6:30 PM. Bonus shows are run at 8:30 PM on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Fun Dungeon

Don’t feel like growing up just yet? Las Vegas is all about delivering on your wants and needs, even if those are to enjoy your favorite kid’s games (where no one will give you a hard time).

Fun Dungeon at Excalibur Las Vegas

Over 200 games including:

  • 15 carnival midway games
  • 10 kiddie land games
  • 60 arcade games
  • 106 redemption games
  • Popular favorites include the World’s Biggest Pacman, Mega Stacker, and Smash Air Hockey

Open seven days a week, from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Dairy Queen treats available for purchase in the Fun Dungeon

Nightlife and Bars at Excalibur Las Vegas

The Lounge

The Lounge at Excalibur Las Vegas

For those looking to grab a casual drink in a chill and upbeat atmosphere, you should check out The Lounge. The bar is open seven days a week from 10:30 AM until 4:30 AM with wine, beer, liquor, specialty cocktails, and classic cocktails to choose from.

With 21 different bottled beers and a whole host of drafts available, beer drinkers will be pleased with the selection. The bar boasts live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 PM until 1:00 AM and karaoke Sunday nights during the same hours.

Lobby Bar

Lobby Bar at Excalibur Las Vegas

The simplest place to get a drink anywhere in any Las Vegas casino is the lobby bar. This reigns true inside the Strip’s only castle. The bar is open seven days a week and 24 hours a day with an identical menu to The Lounge.

Sports Book Bar

Sports Bar at Excalibur Las Vegas

Grabbing a drink while betting or watching your favorite sports is easy, thanks to the Sports Book Bar at the Excalibur Las Vegas. While the book is only open for bets until 10:00 PM, the bar is open much later for those looking to see the fruits of their wagers come to fruition. The bar is open seven days a week from 9:00 AM until 3:00 AM, a good five hours past the closing time for bets.

Sherwood Bar

Sherwood Forest Bar in Excalibur Las Vegas

With the same menu as the Lobby Bar and the Lounge, the Sherwood Bar is a great casual spot to grab a drink or play some video poker. Each seat at the bar has its own video poker machine that you’re able to play if you want, or you can choose just to sit and enjoy a drink.

The bar is open seven days a week from 9:00 AM until 2:00 AM. If the bar is busy, priority seating will be given to those playing, but we’ve never seen this bar get anywhere close to that busy.

Thunder Bar

Thunder Bar in Excalibur Las Vegas

Located next to the Thunderland Showroom, the Thunder Bar is a casual spot to grab a drink before any of the shows offered on property. Because the Australian Bee Gees, Hans Klok, and Thunder From Down Under all perform next door, the location is perfect. As for drink selection, it’s the same selection you’ll get at every other bar on the property.

Relaxing – Excalibur Palace Pools, the Spa, and Other Luxurious Amenities

A casual resort would not be complete without relaxation amenities for guests to take advantage of. While you won’t find a barbershop or salon like at some of the other properties on the Strip, you will find a pool and a spa to kick back at.

The Excalibur Pool

Open during pool season (early March to around November, weather dependent), the pool at Excalibur is 30,000 square feet of fun in the desert sun. The lush tropical landscape helps to accent four swimming pools, a water slide, and 19 cabanas available for reservations. One of the four pools is an adults-only pool for those 18 years old and over that want to get away from the little ones for a little while.

Food and drinks are available at the Drenched Bar and Grill directly attached to the pool deck area. The 19 cabanas at the pool complex are available for reservations through the hotel concierge. If you’re interested in a cabana, please reach out as soon as possible.

Poolside at Excalibur Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

The Spa at Excalibur

The spa facilities at the Excalibur Hotel Las Vegas are open every day of the week from 7:30 AM until 7:00 PM, offering a wide array of services to guests and non-guests. Services include massages, body treatments, facials, waxing, enhancements, manicures, and pedicures.

Additionally, you can bundle services to create packages to save money. The Spa at Excalibur is also well-known for running seasonal specials, so make sure to check the property’s website when booking.

While pricing is not listed on the Excalibur’s website, our experience is that most treatments are significantly cheaper than the same service at many other Strip properties. We don’t have a problem with getting treated like a king or queen at a less expensive price point!

The 13,000-square-foot spa area overlooks the pool and is attached to the property’s fitness center. Those looking to utilize the spa areas without purchasing a service may do so for an additional fee. For hotel guests, it is $10 from Monday through Thursday and $15 all other days. For non-guests, the rate is $25 per day, every day.

  • If you are a local, you can get 20% off of any 50 minutes or longer treatment with your local ID.
  • If you have a military ID, you can get 25% off of any 50 minutes or longer treatment with your military ID (spouses and dependents included).
  • The spa boasts special mid-week pricing. We recommend calling if you’re looking to book a service to see what deals they might have available. Our guess is that pricing fluctuates with demand, which can create some great opportunities for you to save big.
  • Gamblers may be able to get comp entry into the spa based on their play. Talk to a casino host or pit boss manager if you think you might be interested in this. All perks are at the property’s full discretion and what they can and can’t do changes from day to day.

Shopping, Shopping, and More Shopping – Stores at Excalibur

When it comes to shopping at the Excalibur, you’ll find over 15 different stores to choose from. Some stores are convenient options for those who forgot a few things at home, while others are places to pick up souvenirs, clothing, and more exciting Las Vegas trinkets.

Points of Interest for Shopping at Excalibur

  • 24/7 and The Market are open 24/7/365. These stores are optimal for picking up anything you forgot as well as any snacks or drinks you might need.
  • Tattoo Corner offers tattoo-inspired jewelry as well as Jagua fruit temporary tattoos that last one to two weeks.
  • The Las Vegas Shop is the perfect spot to pick up souvenirs for yourself or those who didn’t get to join you on your trip.
  • Ladies looking for something sparkly to wear out on the town should check out Marshall Rousso, open until 9:00 PM nightly, except for Fridays and Saturdays open until 11:00 PM.
  • The most unique store in the Excalibur is Cybwear. The store offers LED and sound-activated clothing, hats, and accessories. It’s a must check out if you’ve never seen the technology in person before.

The Complete List of Shops at Excalibur

  • 24/7
  • Below the Knee
  • City Life
  • Cosmic Groove
  • Cybwear
  • Dragon’s Lair
  • Essentials
  • Kid’s Cottage
  • Lick
  • Lids
  • Magnet Max
  • Marshall Rousso
  • Pearl Factory
  • Soap Store
  • Tattoo Corner
  • The Market
  • Welcome to Las Vegas Shop

Putting It All Together – Planning Your Excalibur Las Vegas Trip

The dream of living like a king or a queen comes to life at the Excalibur Las Vegas. If you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas and love casual environments, affordable options, and the medieval theme, you’re going to enjoy this property. Additionally, the property is centrally located with pedestrian bridges, making it easy to get around the Strip and visit other casinos and hotels.

Not sure if Excalibur Las Vegas is the right fit for you? Check out our list of other Las Vegas hotel and casino reviews to see if there’s a better fit. Remember, a successful trip to Las Vegas involves exploring the entire Strip. Unless you’re spending an arm and a leg on your room, you should be spending most of your time out and about.