2880 Las Vegas Blvd. S // Las Vegas Strip » map
|Nearby:||Encore Riviera Stratosphere|
|Pricing:||$ $ $ $ $|
|Deposit:||First night charge plus 12% tax|
|Comp Club:||One Club|
|Drink Service:||Slow but steady|
|Deals:||10 deals for Circus Circus|
Circus Circus - The Real Deal :
Circus Circus is like a dirty diaper... warm, comfortable and a little stinky, unless you're not the one who soiled it. The ol big top is cute beast, part flea market, part human petting zoo and monument to an epoch of bad taste... Now. This isn't to say that Circus Circus doesn't have good qualities... A fine steakhouse, cheap hotel rooms and the trashfabulous SlotsAFun annex, but the question for most trippers is how much of the unwashed masses can you withstand.
Location of Circus Circus:
Circus Circus is at the north end of the strip, currently surrounded by projects under construction or about to be imploded. Be sure to check out Slots-O-Fun next door for some cheap slot action.
Cool Stuff About Circus Circus:
The 'launch a chicken into the pot' game up on the midway is a favorite of ours. They just replaced the rubber mallets with these plastic things so my game is a little off.
The New Rooms at Circus Circus
Circus Circus History
Opening in 1968, Circus-Circus was the first of the Family Resorts that spawned the family destination marketing campaign over two decades later in the 1990s. The great Hunter S. Thompson aptly described Circus Circus as "what the whole world would be like if the Nazis had won the war". Circus Circus was bought by MGM Resorts as part of their merger with Mandalay Resort Group in 2005.
The Rooms at Circus Circus
The New Rooms at Circus Circus - renovations began in summer 2008, the entire hotel was finally completed in summer 2012. They're nice, sorta. If you can afford it, we suggest you upgrade to somewhere else. The super cheap "Manor rooms" are located in a low rise motel building way out in the back of the parking lot, by the RV campground.
Restaurants at Circus Circus
After all of our complaining, Circus Circus has upgraded most all of their eats. Gone is the Pink Pony cafe, which really got scary towards the end of its life. Now they've got Mexitalia X-Press to feed their large latino clientele from California, Garden Grill, Circus Buffet (gag), and a bunch of smaller quick eats joints.
In the last 5 years the service and the food has gone into the shit can, it's good to see that they're upgrading some of the offerings, but we still are uneasy recommend dining at the Circus Circus. The Steakhouse at Circus Circus is one exception, it's actually got great food and excellent service - a diamond in the rough!
Circus Circus Tips
They call it Circus Circus for a reason. Highwire acts, midway games (we love the Chicken Launcher game) gambling, all the great stuff Vegas has to offer. Circus-Circus has a latino dance club too "Luna Y Sol" in case you need to shake your horchata.