3900 Las Vegas Blvd South // Las Vegas Strip » map
|Rating:||★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆|
|Pricing:||$ $ $ $ $|
|Deposit:||$50/night credit card hold|
|Resort Fee:||$29.12/day plus $10/day parking fee|
|Drink Service:||Slow but steady|
|Deals:||10 deals for LuXor|
LuXor - The Real Deal :
Buyer beware - all MGM Resorts properties charge the highest resort fees (nearly $40/night) plus a $10 per day fee to self-park your car. VegasTripping suggests you find alternate accommodations.
The LuXor is a scandalous joint. The rebar holding the building up is cracking, the concrete foundation is sinking and in 2011, three guests contracted Legionella disease... killing one of them in January 2012. Not that any of that will stop the throngs of Criss Angel obsessives from kneeling at the alter of that illusion for the forseeable future. The casino is set in the bottom of the big pyramid, on a platform above the casino floor is a shopping/food court area, and above that is the top of the pyramid. The energy here seems to get lost up in the top of the pyramid. Slots aren't medium tighter than next door neighbor Excalibur and the table games are medium alright - you're better off heading to Mandalay Bay where the dealers are friendlier and the vibe is nicer. Still a nice place, but there are better options in the immediate vicinity.
Location of LuXor:
The Luxor is at yet another 'heart' of Vegas (it varies from person to person, we have discovered). On this end, amongst the Luxor is the attached Excalibur, the Circus Circus of the south end of The Strip. Also nearby is The MGM Grand, New York, New York, Mandalay Bay and the Trop. It's pretty far south so be prepared to drive or take a cab if you want to check out The Bellagio or Treasure Island.
LuXor is NearExcalibur
Cool Stuff About LuXor:
A monorail connects LuXor to Excalibur and Mandalay Bay... if you want to get further down the strip, head to Excalibur, then over to NYNY then catch the Monorail at MGM... or take a cab.
Read our May 2008 assessment of the Luxor redesign
Another cool ride in Vegas is the LuXor 'inclinator' - the elevator that goes up the inside of the pyramid at a sideways angle. Very cool!
The LuXor, or the Powerslave as we call it around here, was opened in 1993 at a price tag of $375 million dollars. The light beam shooting out from the top of the pyramid can be seen from Saturn. No shit!
The Rooms at LuXor
Two main areas of the hotel, the Pyramid and the Main tower. Pyramid rooms are accessible by the delightful 'inclinator' (an elevator that goes up sideways at an upward slope). They offer standard rooms as well as high roller suites and jacuzzi suites. The jacuzzi suites are mildly spacious split-room affairs (eating area/sleeping area) with high-speed internet ports ($10/day), a jacuzzi that seats two comfortably, angled walls, nice view, a vanity, shower that tall people can actually use, all manner of soap, shampoo, conditioner and moisturizers, king bed and a full sized ironing board.
Restaurants at LuXor
There are places to eat here. Check the VT Dining Guide for all the details and reviews from your fellow trippers.
For $35 you can check out a topless dance revue, with some comedy tossed in to break the tension of the icy stare from the wife.