Excalibur Widescreen Rooms : Photo Review By TIavEN

Photo Review of the New Widescreen Rooms at Excalibur

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Excalibur Widescreen Rooms Review

I was shocked to see that the Excalibur had only showers in their rooms - no tub. If you spend millions upgrading the bathrooms with granite counter tops, you could "splurge" a little and install a tub/shower combo. They didn't even redo the tiling, which was pretty gross. At least have Stanley Steemer clean the tiles before you announce the completion of the rooms. Also, one of the shower doors was missing a hinge, and was dangling by a few nails. The shower head was the same old, and the pressure was just below normal.

All in all, the widescreen rooms at the Excalibur were just OK. Nothing more, nothing less. While it is just fine for Mike Brady, it's definitely not fine for someone that's used to Five-diamond luxuries. The room is clean and comfortable by all means, but it lacks the pizzazz that most rooms today offer. The designers for Excalibur whipped up a good looking room that was perfect for the Camry-driving family, but I'm more than positive that they could have used their space in a much better way. The widescreen rooms are a definite upgrade from the old rooms, and I highly recommend it over the standard rooms of many of the older hotels. While it lacks a tub and obvious hipness, it gives you a good amount of bang for your buck. If all the rooms upgrade to Widescreen rooms, the rates will drop, and it will become the best value on the Strip. Until then, if you score cheap rates for this room (which almost always happens), go for it. You'll receive three star service and standard everything.

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Comments & Discussion

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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