The Luxor

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There might not be a resort area anywhere with a more eclectic mix of unlikely themed places to stay than Las Vegas. Some casino hotels like the Bellagio, Monte Carlo, Paris, Rio, and Venetian make visitors to Las Vegas feel like travelers to another continent. Others like Caesars Palace, the Excalibur, and the Luxor were conceived with the idea of transporting you not only to a far off place but also way back in time.

William Bennett, Chairman of Circus Circus Enterprises, Inc., the company responsible for creating the Circus Circus and Excalibur Hotels decided in the early 1990s, that as long as a medieval castle themed casino (the Excalibur) was drawing in the crowds, so should a casino hotel built in the shape of an ancient Egyptian pyramid! Like the Excalibur, which opened to the public in 1990, the neighboring casino hotel that was to become the Luxor was envisioned as a family-friendly megaresort, but as a more upscale facility, catering to middle class and more wealthy visitors alike. The plan was to build it next to the Excalibur, just south of it, and have the two resorts connected by a monorail.

Interestingly, however, when the plan for the pyramid themed casino resort was conceived, it had no name. It was simply referred to as Project X. So a contest was opened to the public to give the new place a name, and "Luxor," the name of an ancient Egyptian city, won out. The Luxor opened to the public in October, 1993 with great fanfare. The distinctive 30 story glass and steel pyramid, topped by the brightest beam of light in the world, visible at night throughout the Las Vegas valley, was at the time the second largest hotel in the U.S.

In March, 1999 another mega-sized casino hotel, the Mandalay Bay opened directly to the south of the Luxor. Then In 2004, a sky bridge was installed connecting the Luxor to both Mandalay Place, an upscale shopping mall, and the Mandalay Bay resort. In April 2005, the MGM Mirage Company bought the Luxor's parent firm, Circus Circus Enterprises for almost $8 billion and renamed the trio of adjoining casino resorts (Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur) the Mandalay Resort Group.

Over the past few years, the Luxor, like many other Las Vegas casino hotels, has undergone marked changes. But with the Luxor, the changes are even more glaring because in its early years, the unusual theme was not only immediately evident from the outside, but also within the hotel and casino. In complete contrast to the ultra modern casino games, accommodations, restaurants, shops pool, and other amenities, the décor, exhibits, and entertainment screamed ancient Egypt. Apparently, the people who came to the Luxor primarily to gamble and enjoy themselves did not take to the strangely incongruent atmosphere the way Management had hoped, and as a result, now, instead of the creative theme being overdone, it is now virtually nonexistent. While the exterior of the Luxor looks like a structure straight out of ancient Egypt, sadly, the interior is another story altogether. How disappointing it must be to a young child who has never been to Egypt and is thrilled by the prospect of spending time in a pyramid, only to enter and see that that it has been stripped bare of any accoutrements that have any resemblance to what an actual pyramid would contain.

The Luxor used to hold a replica of King Tut's tomb and a fascinating museum with artifacts and information about that era, but both have found a new home in the Las Vegas National History Museum. Likewise, the IMAX ride, talking camels, and boat ride across a replica of the Nile River, which kids today would probably enjoy as much as kids 20 years ago, are long gone. Instead, the interior of the Luxor has become basically indistinguishable from that of any other Las Vegas casino hotel.

We feel these comments are necessary in case you own an old guidebook and are considering the Luxor based on your assumption that your kids would love all these special features that the Luxor used to have way back when. That is not to say that you and your kids might not still like the Luxor very much. The Luxor has a lot going for it, including an excellent location smack in the middle of two other fine casino hotels and more casino hotels very close by. This translates into a great choice of family friendly attractions, eateries, and entertainment, all for a surprisingly affordable price.

The Luxor is situated in the south part of the Strip, so if you wish to get to any of the center Strip casinos or to the Circus Circus in the north part of the Strip, don't try to walk; it is too far. Instead, you can readily get to these places and anywhere else in Las Vegas you may wish to go by Deuce bus or taxi. However, the chances are you won't be making too much use of these forms of transportation because there is so much to do in the Luxor itself and in the cluster of casino hotels immediately surrounding it.

A free tram running every few minutes between 9 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. daily can take you from the Luxor to the Excalibur or from the Excalibur to Mandalay Bay. The southbound tram from the Excalibur goes directly to the Mandalay Bay, bypassing the Luxor, so if you are trying to get from the Excalibur back to the Luxor by tram, you will have to go to the Mandalay Bay first and then take the tram back in the opposite direction. Or you can simply use the indoor walkway to get from the Luxor to the Excalibur and vice versa. In addition, as an alternative to the tram, a pedestrian bridge connects the Luxor to the Mandalay Bay. Another pedestrian bridge connects the Excalibur to New York-New York to the north and to the Tropicana on the other side of the Strip, and the MGM Grand is a very short walk from the Tropicana.

As already mentioned, the Luxor belongs to the MGM-Mirage group of casinos. All of these properties participate in the player's rewards program called M Life. If you already have an M Life casino player's card, regardless of which casino you got it from, you can use it to track your play at the Luxor or any other participating casino on your upcoming visit to Las Vegas. All of the above-mentioned casinos near the Luxor except the Tropicana also accept the M Life card. If you used the card recently, even if it wasn't at the Luxor, you are probably already receiving special offers online or in the mail. If you don't already have an M Life card and decide to stay at the Luxor, be sure to get one as soon as you arrive so you can use it throughout the course of your stay. The card is completely free so there is no reason not to have it. Obviously, you should not play heavier than you are accustomed just to earn comps, but in the course of your usual level of play, any comps you do earn can be used towards meals or other purchases. You can charge expenses such as meals to your room and then when you check out, see if any of the charges can be picked up. In any case, having the card will get you placed on the casino's mailing lists for special offers in the future.

Accommodations

If luxurious accommodations are important to you, the Luxor Hotel, as the name implies, has them. But if both comfort and price are important considerations, don't worry. Staying at the Luxor can be surprisingly affordable. Gourmet magazine ranked the Luxor Hotel among the top 50 ranked resorts in the U.S., so clearly this is a hotel that is very attentive to the comfort of its guests.

The Luxor has more than 4,400 rooms and suites, making it one of the largest hotels in Las Vegas. As at most hotels, accommodations at the Luxor vary considerably in space, amenities, and price, but even upgraded rooms and suites are not as expensive as you might think. Guests can choose between the main Pyramid building or the more upscale adjacent tower. But beware, the Pyramid has certain unique features you might not care for, so even though the unusual structure can make staying there exhilarating, it is not for everyone. The walls in the Pyramid rooms and suites are purposely slanted to make you feel like you really are inside a pyramid, but some people might find the odd appearance unsettling. Also, when you look out the window, the only view is of the spacious atrium below. The high speed inclined elevators, which have been dubbed "inclinators," are another novelty that is not to everyone's taste.

If you're feeling adventurous and you're intrigued by the opportunity of spending a few nights in surroundings completely different from anything you have ever experienced, go ahead and book a room or suite in the Pyramid. Otherwise, the Tower is probably a better choice.

The Pyramid Deluxe Rooms, which are the most economically priced, are 420 square feet and can accommodate up to 4 guests. These rooms offer the following amenities:

  • One king-sized or two queen-sized beds
  • 40 inch flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM clock radio with alarm
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrooms with oversized showers
  • Air conditioning and climate control
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • 24/7 room service

Tower Deluxe Rooms are a little larger, 449 square feet, and offer all of the amenities of the Pyramid Deluxe Rooms plus in addition:

  • Spacious armoires
  • Oversized bathrooms with both shower and tub and marble countertops
  • Lighted make-up mirror
  • Magnificent views

Player Deluxe Rooms are also 449 square feet and can accommodate up to 4 guests. They offer more of the comforts of home than the other rooms and include the following extra amenities:

  • King-sized bed with pillow top mattress
  • Sitting area with cushioned seating
  • Alarm clock with hookup for MP3 player
  • Refrigerator and wet bar
  • Shower and separate soaking tub
  • Granite countertop

If you would like more spacious accommodations, consider a suite. Depending on the needs of our family and how much you are willing to spend, these are your options:

Pyramid Suite

At 590-800 square feet, The Pyramid Suite offers all of the features of the Pyramid Deluxe Room plus a separate sitting room.

Tower Luxury Suite

At 780 square feet, The Tower Luxury Suites at the Luxor not only offer a panoramic view, but all the space you and your family could want. In fact, these suites are bigger than many city apartments. These are the special amenities that come with the Tower Luxury Suites:
  • King-sized bed
  • Two flat-screen TVs
  • Large sitting area with cushioned armchair and couch
  • Breakfast nook
  • Spacious bathroom with separate shower and bathtub and dual sinks
  • Refrigerator and wet bar
  • Gourmet coffeemaker with Wolfgang Puck coffee
  • Floor to ceiling windows with sweeping view of Las Vegas

Tower Premier Suite

At 1,050 square feet, The Tower Premier Suites are the most expensive, but offer the ultimate in comfort and luxury. Even though larger in size than the above mentioned accommodations, the maximum occupancy is 3 rather than 4.

All of the amenities of the Tower Luxury Suites are included plus these extras:

  • Separate living room, dining area, and bedroom
  • Sound system

Regardless of which accommodations you choose, if you book your room, suite, or special promotion package online at www.luxor.com, you are guaranteed the lowest possible rate with no hidden fees. Rooms are often available for less than $50/night, while Pyramid Suites are currently featured for about $90 and Tower Suites for about $125. The hotel promises that if you should find a lower priced rate for the same type of reservation, in addition to that rate being matched, you will be given an additional 10% savings.

Of course, the rates shown online are for the general public. However, the Luxor is one of a dozen MGM-Mirage resorts in Las Vegas. Therefore, if you have an M Life player's card and are a rated player at the Luxor or any other participating hotel, you might be eligible for a discounted room rate or even a complimentary room. These offers might be available to you even if you have stayed and played at a different hotel and this is your first time at the Luxor. Even if you have not received any such offers online or in the mail, if you think you might be eligible, ask anyway. You might be pleasantly surprised.

Another great way to save money is to take advantage of one of the multiple special deals you will find on the Luxor website. Keep in mind that these offers are subject to change, but as of this writing here are some special promotions that might interest you.

Save up to 30% and receive $20 food and beverage credit at Luxor restaurants.

This offer is good for accommodations through June 30, 2016 with the exception of certain blackout dates. However, rooms must be booked by 12/29/15.

All-Inclusive Package

This promotion lasts until August 30, 2016, but you will have to hurry if you're interested because even though the website says reservations must be made by November, 2016, assume that it is a typo and you only have until November, 2015. The offer is aptly named because it includes all of the following:

Note that unless otherwise indicated, rooms do not offer a coffeepot, microwave, stove, or refrigerator. They also do not provide DVD/Blue Ray, HDM/video games systems hookup. Upon request, cribs can be rented at $20 each plus tax per night or cots can be rented at $30 each plus tax per night. Refrigerators can also be requested for a cost of $25 night. (If you indicate that the refrigerator is for health reasons, i.e., to store special foods or medications, this cost can probably be waived.) Non-smoking, wheelchair accessible and hearing-impaired accessible rooms are all available on request. Wheelchairs are available for rental on a first come first served basis.

Check-in time is 3 p.m., and check-out time is 11 a.m. Early check-in may be available for an additional $20. If you would like late check-out, upon paying an additional $10 plus tax, you will be allowed until 3 p.m. to check out on your scheduled departure date. A mandatory resort fee of $28 per night is added to the bill of all guests. The resort fee covers all local, toll free, and domestic long distance calls, a daily newspaper, daily access to the fitness center, and free Internet access in the room.

Child-Friendly Activities

When the Luxor was built, it was intended to be a resort that would be suitable for families. While most of the special features that not only made it child-friendly, but also distinguished the Luxor from any other hotel on the Strip, are long gone, at least one unique feature will always be present, as long as the Luxor itself still exists. That is every guest, but especially kids, will have lasting memories of having stayed in a pyramid!

Your kids may be disappointed when they see that the inside of the Luxor doesn't live up to their expectations about what a pyramid should contain, so you may have some explaining to do. However, they should get over that disappointment quickly and be eager to explore this massive place and find other ways to have fun. Between swimming (in season), shopping, eating in the Food Court, and seeing the Blue Man Group and the Criss Angel Believe show, kids of all ages can enjoy themselves. Older kids will also enjoy the Bodies Las Vegas and Titanic exhibits.

Some guests may be disappointed with the Luxor's location at the southern end of the Strip and wish they had chosen a more centrally located hotel. But both sections of the Strip offer plenty to do, and if you will be spending several days in Las Vegas, setting aside one of them to take in a few attractions in another part of town is certainly a possibility. Also one of the fun things about staying at the Luxor is taking advantage of the free tram or passage directly leading to another property. In other words, staying in the Luxor does not mean at all that you are isolated from activities and entertainment elsewhere. Of course, the Luxor itself needs to be somewhat family-friendly if that is where you are going to stay because you will inevitably be spending much of your time there. We won't call the Luxor the most family-friendly hotel in Vegas, but it can still be a fun place to stay, not just for adults, but for kids, too. The following is what the Luxor has to offer children and teenagers.

Swimming

The enormous (19,000 square feet) pool is open seasonally. Three of the four sections open at 9 a.m., and one opens at noon. The pool is free to all hotel guests, and a large pool deck has complimentary lounge chairs which are available to everyone on a first come first served basis. There is also a special paid access only area, which is open from May through September only, not the full pool season. Guests can obtain access by renting a cabana, daybed, or VIP or regular chair in the area. The VIP area is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the pool itself from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Reservations for cabanas and VIP seating are first come first served and need to be made in advance. Complete food and beverage service is offered in the VIP area for an additional cost.

All cabanas include the following amenities:

  • 4 cushioned lounge chairs up front and additional seating for four inside
  • 2 coffee tables
  • 42 inch TV
  • Snack basket
  • 8 bottles of water and 4 Gatorades
  • Refrigerator storage space
  • Ceiling fan
  • In house phone

North cabanas also offer access to a more private pool area and hot tub. All cabana guests are required to check in by 10 a.m. on the day of the reservation. Otherwise space may be resold unless you specifically request late check-in, in which case you have until noon.

Alternatively, if you prefer, a VIP cushioned lounge chair with 5 bottles of water can be purchased in lieu of a cabana, and you still gain access to the VIP pool section.

All visitors to the pool can order from the kid-friendly poolside menu. Hot dogs are $6 while a cheeseburger or sandwich is $10. They all come with a choice of potato chips, fries, coleslaw, or potato salad. Soda, iced tea, and even water each cost $4 (bring your own water), cookies cost $2, and ice cream bars cost $4.

Shopping

Shopping at the Luxor is limited to just a few stores, but the nice thing about them is that everything they sell is reasonably priced. So if you are pressed for time and looking for gifts and souvenirs that won't put a strain on your budget,, any of the following shops at the Luxor are a good choice.

LX Logo Shop

This store is the go-to place for logo T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, hats, and souvenirs for kids as well as adults. The LX Logo Shop is open daily from 8 a.m. to midnight. Try to get there Tuesday or Thursday between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. when T-shirts are specially priced at $8.

Essentials and 24/7

Both stores are open round the clock. Both also carry assorted Luxor logo merchandise along with sundries, snacks, beverages, and magazines.

Criss Angel Believe Store

If you see the show and would like Criss Angel memorabilia, this is the place to buy it. The Believe soundtrack is also available for purchase. The store hours are Sunday-Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 1 a.m. and Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.

Everything's $10 Boutique

This store is open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Like the name says, accessories and watches for everyone on your list, including your kids, are just $10 apiece!

Blue Man Group

The Blue Man Group is known worldwide for its creative stage productions. Their entertaining show is sure to please audiences of all ages. See the Luxor website or hotel concierge for additional information, including ticket prices and availability.

Criss Angel Believe

Criss Angel is a famous magician. You and your kids won't believe the mind blowing illusions he can create until you see for yourself. This man was not only named Vegas Entertainer of the Year in 2012 and the Best Magician in Las Vegas, but the Magician of the Century. Show times are Wednesday-Saturday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9 p.m. Children must be age 5 or older to attend. See the Luxor website or hotel concierge to purchase tickets.

Pick Two Entertainment Special

Buying tickets for individual shows can get expensive, so this special offer of two shows at the Luxor or Excalibur starting at $75 (plus service fee) per person ($37.50/ticket) is a great deal. The offer is limited to your choice of two of the following six shows only:

However, only Criss Angel Believe is an option for children. Only those who are age 18 and older are admitted to Fantasy, and only those who are 16 and older are admitted to Carrot Top.

The first two shows are fine for kids. Thunder from Down Under is for adults only.

In other words, you have a choice of three excellent family-friendly entertainment packages: Criss Angel Believe with either the Tournament of Kings or the Australian Bee Gees or both the Tournament of Kings and Australian Bee Gees. To purchase your tickets, simply visit the Luxor or Excalibur box office and mention the Pick Two Entertainment Special

Bodies: The Exhibition

There are no Egyptian mummies to view inside the Luxor Pyramid, but older children and teenagers might find this exhibit of more modern real human bodies and body parts that have been carefully preserved even more fascinating. The exhibit is also very educational, providing a close-up view into how the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, and circulatory systems work and the importance of a healthy diet and exercise. Meanwhile, you can pat yourself on the back for having done a good deed. When your kids see the graphic display of a healthy lung next to a black lung that got that way from smoking, they won't want to go anywhere near a cigarette.

Bodies: The Exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the last admission at 9 p.m. Admission costs $32 for adults, $30 for seniors, $29 for locals, $24 for children ages 4-12, and is free for children age 3 and under. However, Bodies is not recommended for kids that young.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Whether you have seen the movie or not, this is another exhibit at the Luxor that the whole family should find fascinating. View over 250 actual artifacts recovered from the wreckage, along with replicas of some of the ships famous rooms. Hours of operation and prices are identical to those listed above for Bodies.

Child-Friendly Activities Nearby

The activities mentioned in the preceding section are certainly a start with regard to the many fun things your kids can do at the Luxor, but keep in mind that there is a lot more going on at the other properties close by. By staying at the Luxor, its close proximity to all of the following casino hotels will make it easy and convenient for your family to find many more fun things to do.

    Excalibur
  • Fun Dungeon: More than 150 games that the whole family can enjoy
  • Castle Walk Shops: Every kind of kid's toy imaginable can be found here.
  • Tournament of Kings: A thoroughly entertaining dinner/show that's great for kids
  • Australian Bee Gees Show: Another entertaining show for the whole family
    MGM Grand
  • M&M's World
  • CSI: the Experience
    Tropicana
  • The New ILLUSIONS

A concierge is available at the Luxor from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily to assist you with dinner and show reservations both at the Luxor and at other hotels. The concierge can also answer your questions, book sightseeing tours, make transportation arrangements, and according to the website "handle special requests." No information is provided, however, as to whether the concierge can provide any assistance in arranging for a babysitter or nanny when you are in need of childcare. It is suggested that you contact the concierge beforehand by calling 1-702-730-5983 or sending an email to concerige@luxor.com. The Luxor does not offer any childcare facilities on the premises, so If the concierge is unable to suggest a service or facility, it will then be your own responsibility to make suitable arrangements. See the separate article on this website that discusses your options.

By the way, if you have time and your kids are interested in seeing the King Tut exhibit that was once at the Luxor but is now at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, the concierge can provide you with travel directions. The museum, located at 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North is way off the beaten path, so you might need the better part of a day for this excursion, but it is highly recommended to complement your incomplete Las Vegas pyramid experience.

Child-Friendly Restaurants

Affordable family-friendly places to eat, from fast food joints and snack bars to full service restaurants, are plentiful at the Luxor, so you really don't have to go elsewhere if eating at the hotel is more convenient. The Luxor is also one of the few casino hotels that still offers a coffee shop as an option for breakfast. You won't go wrong, or exceed your budget, taking your family to eat at any of the following Luxor restaurants:

Pyramid Café

This restaurant, convenient located on the casino level, is open for breakfast and lunch daily from 7 a.m. to 1p.m. and weekends until 2 p.m. Breakfast specialties include Orange Creamsicle French Toast for $10.99, the Eye Opener, a large pancake topped with two eggs and bacon, for $11.99, and warm donut holes tossed in cinnamon and sugar for $5.99. Some of the other items that would appeal to kids are hotcakes and maple syrup for $9.99, hot steel cut oats with brown sugar for $6.99, and cold cereal for $4.99. A small orange juice costs $3.50, and a choice of whole milk, skim milk, or chocolate milk is available for $3.50.

If you go to the Pyramid Café for lunch, one possibility for kids is the club sandwich for $13.99, which comes with a choice of French fries, potato salad, coleslaw, or kettle chips. Or you can order a 10-inch pizza, which is also $13.99 plus an additional $1 or $2 per topping. Spaghetti and meatballs for $14.99 is another good choice. Probably any of these are sufficient for at least two kids to share. For a nice shareable dessert, you can choose from "classic mudd pie" (a vanilla and chocolate ice cream cake with an Oreo crust) strawberry cheesecake, and chocolate ganache cake. The desserts cost $6.99

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Backstage Deli

The Backstage Deli, located on the casino level near the Criss Angel Believe Theater, is perfect not only for breakfast, but also for dinner before the show. All of the standard breakfast fare like pancakes, French toast, eggs, and breakfast sandwiches are available. One option, which would be good for older kids and teenagers with a big appetite, is the all American Breakfast, consisting of 2 eggs, bacon, ham, or sausage, hash browns, and a biscuit for $10.99. Some of the lunch or dinnertime options include a N.Y. or Chicago style hot dog for $5.89, a tuna salad or chicken salad sandwich for $7.99, or a patty melt on rye toast or corned beet and Swiss cheese on pretzel bread for $9.99. Sides such as coleslaw, potato salad, and fries are extra.

MORE: the Buffet

The buffet at the Luxor is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and unlike the two aforementioned restaurants, MORE offers more value for families since there is special reduced pricing for kids. All children ages 4-11 get a discount, and those under age 4 eat for free!

Another option is the Take 2 Pass offering both the Luxor and Excalibur buffets all day long. The price for adults is $35.99 Monday-Thursday and $39.99 Friday-Sunday. The price for children is $25.99 for any day.

MORE offers enough variety to satisfy even the most finicky eaters. But bring your appetite since you will be tempted to fill your plate with a lot more food than you can possibly eat. With a salad bar, pizza station, carving station, omelet station, and dessert station (including sugar free desserts), this buffet has something for everyone!

Luxor Food Court

The Luxor Food Court located on the Mezzanine level is ideal for a quick snack. McDonald's is open 24/7. The other eateries, which include Bonanno's Pizzeria, LA Subs, Nathan's, and Original Chicken Tender Co., are open from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Blizz

Your kids will find absolute bliss at this place where they can choose from 20 different flavors of frozen yogurt and an enormous selection of toppings. Belgian waffles, crepes, and smoothies and milkshakes are also on the menu. Blizz is located on the casino level and open Sunday-Thursday from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to midnight. Frozen yogurt for breakfast? You're on vacation in Vegas so why not!

Summing Up: Is the Luxor Hotel and Casino Child-Friendly?

Like every other hotel in Las Vegas, the Luxor has its pros and cons. This reviewer thinks that if the hotel would have remained truer to its original theme, most kids would have liked that. So the absence of these features probably detracts from the Luxor's appeal to kids, especially if it confuses them because they expect otherwise. On the other hand, only positive things can be said about the pool, meal, and entertainment options, especially when you also consider the other properties in walking distance and the various entertainment options they offer as well.

Considering the caliber of the hotel and the many amenities and activities you have access to, a stay at the Luxor is very reasonably priced. Room rates are much cheaper than at the Mandalay Bay and not much more to what you would pay at the Excalibur even though the rooms are better quality. However, there have been negative comments posted by some guests on sites like www.yelp.com and www.tripadvisor.com, which you need to take into consideration if nothing less than first rate accommodations is a priority. The following are some of the more frequently made complaints.

  • Worries about the safety of the old elevators in the Pyramid building
  • Slanted walls and no outdoor view from the Pyramid rooms
  • Many rooms lack such amenities as refrigerator, coffeepot, and safe.
  • Temperature control in rooms could be better
  • Long hotel check-in and taxi lines

On the other hand, keeping in mind that no hotel is perfect, if your primary objective is an affordable family vacation that everyone in your party can enjoy, the Luxor is probably as good a choice as any. But one distinguishing feature sets the Luxor apart and could be the deciding factor in choosing to stay there rather than elsewhere. The pyramid shape makes the Luxor unlike any other hotel you and your family have ever stayed at or ever will!

Are kids allowed in the The Luxor?

Yes, children are indeed allowed in Luxor, however, Nevada State Law prohibits minors (those under 21 years of age) to loiter in the casino. Specifically, children cannot hang around gaming areas--even if accompanied by a parent or guardian over 21 years old. They may, however, walk through the casino en route to another part of the hotel, but again, while accompanied by a parent or guardian over 21 years of age. Parents and/or guardians may not gamble with minors (children) sitting or standing next to them at any time. This includes quickly dropping a coin or two in a machine while walking with a child. Lastly, children may not touch the gaming devices including slot machines and table games.

Do kids stay free at the The Luxor?

Yes, children 10 years and younger may stay free of charge at the Luxor.

Is there childcare or baby sitting at the The Luxor?

The Luxor does not offer childcare or babysitting, If in need of child care please read our post on this

Is The Luxor ok for kids?

Absolutely. Not only will Kids enjoy the Luxor's ancient egyptian theme, but the hotel itself is packed with exhibitions, good eats, and poolside fun.

What's the best thing to do for kids at The Luxor?

Educational and historical endeavors can be had with Bodies… The Exhibition and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, free for children under 3 years and $24 for children 4-12 years. Both displays are informative, interactive and entertaining, with the option of an audio guide for $6. Available in several languages. Open 10am-10pm.

Can children eat free at the The Luxor buffet?

The Buffet at Luxor, offers an assortment of food items to satisfy all taste buds. Picky eaters are sure to stumble upon something preferable and appetizing, whether it be the Luxor's own homestyle pizza, enormous salad bar, omelets, and more. Don't forget the sweets! Children 4 and under eat free of charge.

Is there an arcade at The Luxor?

Sorry, the arcade has been closed down.

Are pets allowed at The Luxor?

No.

Does The Luxor have a good swimming pool for Kids?

The Luxor hotel is equipped with not one, but four swimming pools for its smaller guests… and even for big kids, too! The Luxor even offers a bit of a splash with its whirlpool.

Is The Luxor good for older kids (teens)?

Absolutely. Older kids (teens) will no doubt appreciate the Bodies and Titanic exhibitions, perhaps even more so than smaller children. And for just $54, teens can choose up to three attractions at participating hotels Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, and more. To view possible combinations of entertainment, visit http://www.luxor.com/entertainment/3for54.aspx. The '3 for $54' is an outstanding offer, as single attractions can cost well over $20 each. When bellies grumble and there are complaints of thirsty mouths, Luxor's food court is a popular pitstop. Teens will especially enjoy the well-known names like Starbucks Coffee, Micky D's and Nathan's. A newfound favorite is sure to be Blizz, the non-fat frozen yogurt company. The Luxor is also connected to the Mandalay Bay, where teens can easily browse The Shoppes.

What are the things to do at (around) The Luxor?

The Luxor hotel's closest hotel-casino neighbors are the Excalibur and New York-New York.