The Excalibur Hotel and Casino is the one of the few Las Vegas Strip resorts that has managed to stay true to its original theme since it first opened in June 1990. Located on the southwest corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave, the resort is housed in a castle shaped building and the Camelot theme is carried throughout from the interior décor to the attractions.
Originally built by Circus Circus Enterprises, the property became part of the MGM Resorts International Group in 2005. A massive renovation that began in 2006 removed some of the Camelot inspired scenery scattered around the property but some rooms have retained their elaborate wall murals and the Tournament of Kings medieval dinner show is still as popular as ever.
The hotel features nearly 4,000 rooms, including more than three dozen suites. The gaming floor covers 100,000 square feet dedicated to table games and slot machines. Guests can take advantage of free table game lessons on the casino floor with separate sessions scheduled daily for poker, roulette, blackjack and craps.
The Canterbury Wedding Chapel offers traditional or themed ceremonies. Brides and grooms who want to immerse themselves in the themed experience have the option of renting medieval attire.
The property has four heated swimming pools, two whirlpool spas, two water slides and a pair of waterfalls. Guests can reserve cabanas for a more exclusive poolside experience and dining is available at Drenched restaurant. A separate pool area is reserved for guests 18 years of age and older.
The Tournament of Kings is an interactive dinner show that has been a part of Excalibur’s lineup since the beginning. Serving wenches and serfs dressed in medieval costumes serve the banquet feast, consisting of authentic fare, which guests are expected to consume without utensils just as they did back in the day. The show features a spirited jousting competition in which guests are encouraged to cheer for the knight representing the section where they are seated.
Unlike the family friendly Tournament of Kings show, Thunder from Down Under is adult-oriented and this one caters to the ladies. The all-male revue features male strippers from Australia who know how to give the ladies want they want as they prance around to a high-energy soundtrack that includes everything from hair band hits of the 80s to rockabilly to soul.
The Australian Bee Gees Show is a tribute to the Gibb brothers featuring a trio of performers who look and sound just like the real thing. The 75-minute concert is a multimedia production with giant video screens featuring eye-popping graphics, vintage video clips and live camera shots of the stage performance. The Fun Dungeon is a great place to kill some time with the kids. Test your skill on dozens of popular games including sports, carnival midway, classic arcade and prize redemption games that are fun for the whole family.
Excalibur offers several dinner options to fit any size budget. The Steakhouse at Camelot offers fine dining in an upscale setting but families are welcome and the restaurant offers a kids menu upon request. Buca di Beppo serves up authentic Italian food family-style. Johnny Rockets is a part of a global chain that offers all-American favorites in a casual atmosphere. The Excalibur Buffet is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a special all day eating pass that allows guests to dine at Excalibur or the buffet at Luxor, its sister property, for one discounted price. Dick’s Last Resort is a quirky restaurant where the servers are purposefully rude and obnoxious to guests and expect the same in return. The eatery’s mascot is a character named Taco who manipulates water dispensers at the bar to create his own version of the famous dancing fountains of Bellagio. The Castle Walk Food Court offers several fast food options, including McDonalds, Pick Up Stix, Popeyes and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.