Circus Circus Las Vegas : The VegasTripping Review 2009

How Many Clowns Can You Fit Into The New Rooms at Circus Circus?

Posted by Chuckmonster

Room Service

Tempting fate, I ordered room service shortly after I arrived hoping to kill the hunger and tired birds with one pwang of the slingshot. After scouring the menu - which included a number of dinner entree's - I phoned room service. Two attempts with fifteen rings each later, I got the hunch that nobody was going to pick up. Curious, I phoned "Front Desk" and asked why room service wasn't picking up. The operator - who was cheery and quite amusing - told me that room service only operates from 6am until noon every day. That's it... and it's been like this for years. Apparently, folks at Circus Circus don't order room service, therefore they essentially cut it. She neglected to mention, which I only noticed while perusing other hotel room literature, that the "Pizzaria" delivers at all hours.

Circus Circus Las Vegas Review - New Rooms : Tray

Dutifully, I remembered to order room service the next morning - the 'Egg Special': two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast, plus a pot of coffee. The tray arrived quickly... to the tune of about $30... and dug in.

Circus Circus Las Vegas Review - New Rooms : Food

The eggs looked great on the outside, but when the yolk was cracked (inset) those puppies were nearly hard boiled. It should be noted that poaching eggs isn't exactly easy, and probably a rare order at the Big Top. Miss Monkay says that I essentially set them up to fail off the bat.

The sourdough toast, despite being wrapped in tinfoil was icy and wouldn't melt butter.

Bacon was traditional buffet style - thick and chewy. A salt-pork jerky, if you will.

The coffee tasted flat, bitter and old.

I didn't eat the hash browns.

I wouldn't characterize the food as repellant, but it wasn't exactly a shiny yummy way to start the day.

Conclusion

The new rooms at Circus Circus are a major upgrade and probably one of the best deals you're going to find in what is slowly going to become one of the hot new neighborhoods on the Strip. With Fontainebleau and Riviera just across the street and Encore, Echelon (when completed) and whatever happens at the old New Frontier site within easy walking distance, Circus Circus' upgraded rooms offer a great bargain play for those who want to save on room rates, yet enjoy the luxurious fruits that surround.



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Comments & Discussion


Great review. It's essentially the Circus Circus version of Excalibur's widescreen rooms, although it's not half as worn out and has a tub. If I were to go to Vegas next year and my only two options were C2 and XC, I'd actually opt for these rooms at Circus Circus because of the soon to be fantastic location.

This place seems like it would be right up my alley. I went in there once and thought it was creepy, but the rooms look clean and functional and that is all I need while in Vegas.

I pose a question to you, Chuckmonster: Do you think room rates will go up at C2 once the other stuff gets built around it or will its prices stay at the low-rolling level the place itself is at?

simple : if demand rises, so will rates.

Great reveiw, I have only been to this casino twice in 10 years. Nice to see they are attempting to spruce up their property and giving their patrons cleaner and updated rooms. I also learned something new C2....

Did you hit the casino or Carousel Bar while you were there?

@donnymac nope. this was a bed to sleep in between encore opening events.

So you didn't see a woman f*cking a polar bear?

@jmtheman, if your looking for functional/not fancy, cheap, and fantastic location, try Bill's. I satyed there in July, it provided all of the above, plus the casino wasn't half bad. Oh yeah, and BIG ELVIS!

@DTownSteve, thanks for the heads-up. I have always wanted to stay at Bill's but it's been expensive for any time I've gone in relation to other deals I have gotten.

I have heard good things about its rooms though and I have definitely already eaten in the Victoria Room (nice prime rib special) and gambled there as well.

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