Excalibur Widescreen Rooms : Photo Review By TIavEN

Photo Review of the New Widescreen Rooms at Excalibur

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Excalibur Widescreen Rooms Review

Ahh, the centerpiece of the Widescreen room, a widescreen 42" Phillips plasma TV. When I turned the TV on, I was surprised that it had no HD channels. Isn't that the point of installing a flat screen tv? If you design a room based on a TV, at least get a 1080p TV and hook it up with HDMI. At least it didn't have an armoire from the '60s. The dresser had the standard magazines and ads that one would expect, and nothing more. The safe was tucked away on the bottom drawer, and it easily fit my laptop. The ethernet cord was also on the dresser and was conveniently located next to the desk/dining table. ($12.99/night)

Excalibur Widescreen Rooms Review

The desk area seemed a bit clustered, thanks to the out of place hanging lamp. It didn't blend in with the decor at all, and blocked all access to the mirror. Speaking of mirrors, there was an incredible lack of mirrors in the room. Mirrors are almost always stocked in rooms abundantly, but this room lacked a full bodied mirror next to the bathroom or anywhere in the room. Mrs. avEN was always complaining about how she never got a chance to see how her complete outfit looked. Also, the granite desk had all sorts of scratches and the paint was beginning to peel. I would never say that the desk was only a year old.

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That horrible hanging lamp has got to be a leftover from the old rooms with a new shade on it. And you're right, that dresser the flat screen is "on" looks beat up.
But this is definitely a step up for Excalibur. I used to stay there when I was a teenager with my family and we always had the old crappy rooms.

I've stayed at Excalibur many times over many years and can't argue with some of the reviewer's comments, but I feel that the reviewer is a bit too critical of this hotel. For someone who in not interested in "Five-diamond luxuries" and the price that goes with them, I feel the Excalibur's new rooms make for a nice hotel. As for the bathrooms, I've always liked the extra large shower and the tile has never been an issue.

Last month, I had another opportunity to stay at Luxor (tower room), which I do occasionally, and I always feel the Excalibur's rooms have the edge on Luxor's even though the general ratings show the Excalibur below the Luxor.

Excalibur is by no means perfect, but if you are looking for a comfortable, reasonably priced place to stay, give it a try.

I agree, I was a bit too critical on Excalibur, but then again, I'm too accustomed to the Wynn's amenities. But for the price, the rooms are great, and as I said, they beat most of the non-renovated rooms in the older hotels.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, pick on them all you want, I'll take it for $27 a night. I will even put up with the snob at the desk.

Other than time at the pool or at the (generally friendly) bars, I will be spending my time ($) elsewhere.

Gotta save for those fried twinkies. :

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