Luxor Las Vegas Hotel Review 2018

Luxor Las Vegas is unmistakable, thanks to its giant pyramid shape. Owned by MGM Resorts International, this hotel and casino is located on the southern end of the Las Vegas strip. The 30-story pyramid building houses a 120,000 sq ft casino and over 4,000 rooms, while the twin ziggurat towers (22 stories each) were built more recently to accommodate more guests.

Built in 1991 and named after the Egyptian city of Luxor, it is one of Vegas’ largest hotels. It is connected by a sky bridge to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The Luxor has everything you expect from a high-end Vegas hotel including multiple swimming pools, a wedding chapel, plenty of shopping options, a spa and salon, fine restaurants and excellent nightlife destinations. On top of the pyramid is the Luxor Sky Beam, an incredibly strong beam of light that can be spotted from far away.

The Room & Suite Selection

Unlike some of the big Vegas resorts, the Luxor keeps it simple with the number of room types it has available – but it doesn’t scrimp on extravagance and luxury. Your first choice is whether you want to stay in the towers or in the pyramid itself, and then you can assess the different room and suite options in each location. If you’re visiting on Sunday through Wednesday, you might find yourself getting a deluxe room for under $40 per night, but if you’re looking to stay on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night, your rate might be over $200 for the same room.

Pyramid Deluxe Room – Both affordable and spacious, these deluxe rooms inside the pyramid have either one king bed or two queen beds. Housing up to four guests, the rooms measure about 420 sq ft and including a flatscreen TV and oversized shower.

Tower Deluxe Room – Found inside one of the twin towers at Luxor Hotel, these rooms offer extravagance and views. Measuring 449 sq ft, each deluxe room has either two queen beds or one king bed, a flatscreen TV, marble countertops, a lighted makeup mirror, and a separate shower and tub.

Pyramid Suite – These beautiful suites inside the pyramid offer great views, a soaking tub, a separate bedroom and sitting room and a flatscreen TV. Measuring up to 800 sq ft, guests arrive in these suites via the only inclinator in Las Vegas. The walls in the suite are slanted, giving you a real pyramid experience. You can choose between two queen beds or one king bed.

Player Deluxe Room – At 449 sq ft, these rooms include a California king bed, comfortable living area, flatscreen TV, separate shower and soaking tub, wet bar and fridge, desk and granite countertops.

Tower Luxury Suite – These luxury suites are very spacious, with about 780 sq ft in total. Each suite is equipped with a king bed in a separate bedroom, two flatscreen TVs, a living area, a breakfast nook, a separate shower and bath, a double vanity, a wet bar and fridge, a coffee maker and more. Best of all, the floor-to-ceiling windows offer great views outside of the tower in Vegas.

Tower Premier Suite – The most luxurious suite on offer at the Luxor, the Tower Premier Suite measures over 1,000 sq ft and makes the most of the view with floor-to-ceiling windows. It has a living room with a sound system and flatscreen TV, as well as a separate dining area with a coffee maker, wet bar and fridge. The bedroom has a king-size bed plus a large bathroom with a separate shower and tub, and a dual vanity.

The Restaurant Options

Tender Steak & Seafood – Open daily from 5pm until 11pm, this steakhouse is the only place in Vegas where you can get bison. All the food is sustainable, and the selection of steaks is very impressive. There’s also a good range of seafood available. The dress code is business casual and it’s found on the casino level.

Rice & Company – Enjoy tasty Asian cuisine at Luxor Las Vegas thanks to Rice & Company. Open daily from 5pm to 11pm, this casual restaurant has fine Chinese and Japanese dishes, and is found near the entrance of Mandalay Place.

Public House Las Vegas – Popular on the East Coast, Public House is a casual spot for American food and plenty of beer options. It is open from 4pm to 11pm daily and also offers a late night menu on weekends. It’s found on the casino level at Luxor.

Tacos & Tequila – Otherwise known as T&T, this place is a fun and energetic spot to refuel with Mexican food and drinks. Casual dress is fine, and it is open from 11 to 11 every day.

More the Buffet at Luxor – Buffet fans will enjoy More at Luxor. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day with many options including a huge salad bar, fresh pastries and more.

Pyramid Café – Great for breakfast and lunch, the Pyramid Café is open from 7am to 1pm on weekdays and until 2pm on weekends. You can buy pancakes, French toast, steak sandwiches, burgers and even frozen cocktails.

Backstage Deli at Luxor – Open 24/7, this convenient spot on the casino level offers its famous triple decker sandwiches and many more choices including breakfast meals.

Food Court – On the mezzanine level, the food court is made up of fast food options like McDonalds, LA Subs, Bonanno’s Pizzeria and Starbucks.

Blizz – Blizz is a popular frozen yoghurt shop open until late every day.

Drinking & Gambling

Aurora – Enjoy the unique lighting in this club, which is based off the Northern Lights. It is found in the lobby and has bar top games and specialty drinks.

LAX Nightclub – One of the most well-known nightclubs in Vegas, LAX Nightclub is open from Thursday to Saturday from 10.30pm until late. Friday and Saturdays feature Top 40 hits, while Thursdays celebrate the 80s, 90s and 2000s.

Centra Bar & Lounge – This bar is right among the casino action, making it a convenient destination for drinks. It is casual and inviting, with sporting events shown on the big TV screens and poker and slots available at the bar.

Flight – Open every day from 5pm until 4am, this is a fun bar with cocktails, beer and even $5 shots.

High Bar – Near the high limit area in the casino, this is a upscale and convenient location for cocktails and drinks 24 hours a day.

Playbar – Also open 24 hours a day, Playbar has bar top gaming and is found by the sports and race book.

Casino – The casino at Luxor is 120,000 sq ft, making it a great place to visit for gambling. There are over 1,300 slot machines including many newly-released games, with betting options ranging from a penny through to $100. There is an extensive selection of table games and inexperienced players can enjoy free gaming lessons daily at noon, and there is poker and a sports book.

Luxor also has a high limit area for players who want discretion and opportunities to play big. This includes a cocktail station and a lounge area. The Luxor rewards program is M Life, and it enables you to earn reward points for everything you spend at Luxor.

Other Amenities & Things to Do

Shows – From Wednesday through Sunday, you can see CRISIS ANGEL Believe, where you’ll experience mind-blowing illusions from one of the top magicians in the world. There’s also Carrot Top (a comedy show), Fantasy (a topless show) and many other entertainment options and exhibitions.

Pool – The pool area at Luxor is extensive, with four huge sections to swim in, plus a huge pool deck that measures over 125,000 sq ft. Guests get free towels and lounge chairs, and it is possible to reserve private poolside cabanas for an extra fee.

Shopping – The shopping at Luxor covers off all the basics that you might need during your stay, with everything from clothes and jewelry through to gifts and souvenirs.

Wedding Chapel – The popular Chapel at Luxor is open daily from 9am and might be just the location you’re looking for if you want to tie the knot in Vegas. The hotel will take care of all details including the ceremony and the food/reception as well if desired, thanks to a range of package deals on offer. A marriage license costs $60 and there is no waiting period required (or blood test).

Nuture Spa & Salon – Get a massage, facial, haircut, manicure or choose from many other popular treatments at Luxor’s own salon and spa. While you’re there, visit the Fitness Center that’s open daily for guests from 5am until 8.30pm. Bookings are recommended at the spa and salon.

To contact Luxor for any questions please call 1-702-262-4000.

Pros

  • Very cool hotel with a unique and interesting design for guests
  • Staff tends to be very friendly and willing to go the extra mile
  • Easy to get upgrades for cheap to better room categories

Cons

  • Located at the far end of the strip so long walks are required
  • Elevators have been known to take a very long time to come
  • Casino floor isn’t as big as many of the other strip properties