If you are planning to go to Vegas and look for a place that will be suitable for the whole family (if you have kids), you may want to consider booking the Circus Circus or Excalibur, in the hope that your favorites will win. children. They hate you forever because you drag them to the place where adults live. The page will also discuss the pros and cons of these 2 Vegas resorts for adult guests only.
First of all, I have to point out that Las Vegas (and especially all the major resorts and casinos), is not the place for me to take my kids (for reasons ranging from heavy smoke to either where, up to high levels of alcohol- related ‘bad’ behaviors). However, if you really need to bring your kids there, you might want to offer them something that they also enjoy. Therefore, the budget resorts Circus Circus and Excalibur are on the list, easily understood. However … Which one is best for your family?
In terms of ‘things to do’ for kids, the Circus Circus has the best set-up, thanks to the huge Adventuredome: here are a wide range of rides catered to all ages, from the children to teenagers; the more sophisticated rides are fun for adults too and, I have to admit, I would stay there all day if it wasn’t for my partner who literally had to impress me. Even if you decide not to stay in the Circus Circus, if you have children you might want to take them there for a full day of fun: they will thank you.
However: their pool is small and it certainly does not offer a variety of rides that can be great for kids; The rooms are very clean though I can’t describe them as ‘comfortable’ (the mattresses are very hard); casinos are ‘saddened’ in my opinion, however, to be fair, because Circus Circus is targeting families who may have decided that a casino is not a contributing factor.
Despite the Disneyesque look, Excalibur is never suitable for children. Yes, they have a downstairs place where kids and families can be found playing, but they certainly can’t compare to the great Adventuredome at the Circus Circus. I consider Excalibur a common compromise for those seeking a budget living with something for kids in a slightly better location than Circus Circus’. One positive feature is, however, their large pool area, with a large enough section designed for children, with children’s water slides (also available for adults, of course).
Excalibur rooms and corridors are hardly defined as ‘child friendly’: they all smoke (well, non-smoking floors have people smoking rooms, most intoxication, and everywhere you go you can soft and breathable smoke no matter how you try not to). If you don’t mind your kids smoking, then Excalibur is something families should consider. However, keep in mind that this is so fast, that there are naked girls dancing around the casino tables with loud music, and it is filled with drunken middle-class men who are on vacation for cheap; they surrounded us ‘on the floor not smoking’ (full of smoke).
A key positive feature, however, is the Excalibur casino is undoubtedly much more enjoyable than the one at Circus Circus; Kids are not allowed on the floors of casinos but, if you manage to get a kid’s home even if you want to gamble nearby, this casino will provide better enjoyment.