Basic rooms, basic price Posted Oct 30, 2013
My husband and I originally stayed at the Luxor nine years ago. We only had stayed for one night and I was glad because it had been so loud in the hallway I was up almost all night. On this return trip we stayed at the Luxor hoping for the best with our accommodations but needing a place that was near our destination (for a friends wedding) but also in a decent price range ( we were staying a week). Besides having lived in Vegas years ago and having seen most of the hotels, we have stayed at Venetian, Wynn encore and also at the MGM, so we knew we weren't going for luxury this time around. We arrived in the middle of the night due to a late flight and since there were no non-smoking rooms still available we were upgraded to a corner pyramid suite. The room was decent but nothing fancy. In the suite we had a full wardrobe, two queen beds as there were no king beds in a non smoking suite still available upon our arrival. There was a large 2 person tub under one window and a separate sitting room with a small refrigerator. There were also two TVs one by the bed and one in the sitting room. Honestly, we barely used the sitting room. Although we were upgraded the room we were in looked old and dingy - pretty much the same style of the room we were in nine years earlier. The bathroom was large but very poorly laid out, and our vent fans are not working in the bathroom. Our room was located just off the elevators which was very convenient and also kept us from hearing most of the noise from down in the Luxor casino. We were there in mid-October and they only had one of the pools open however there was enough room in the pool and around the pool to sit and enjoy. While there we saw Criss Angel and unfortunately would not recommend the show. We heard many other people that saw the show say the same thing. The illusions are just okay, (my husband was able to see how some of them were done from his viewpoint), there was very little energy from Criss which led to no crowd energy and a lot of uncomfortable silence. To top it off, there was just a lot of really poor crude comedy that was not very funny. Several people walked out of the show. We've seen several really good shows in Vegas and would highly recommend any of the other cirque shows especially Ka or O, just stay away from this one! So, back to the hotel itself...Basically if you're looking for a fairly cheap hotel right in the great part of the strip with a lot of access to other hotels/casinos, the Luxor might be a good place for you. If you're looking for luxury this is definitely not it! It is a basic room at a basic price -except you can say you stayed in a pyramid!