3850 Las Vegas Blvd. S
At Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Two pools are available: one for all ages, with a water slide; and one for adults only.
The Excalibur looks like dragons and ladies should live there, and its castle design gives it a family-friendly feeling. Aside from the brightly colored towers and the medieval touches, it has moderately priced rooms, a variety of dining options, and a location on the south Strip. A tram connects it to the Luxor and Mandalay Bay, and kid-friendly activities like roller coasters, malls, and animal exhibits are nearby.
A portion of the standard rooms have been remodeled, adding plasma screen televisions and pillow-top beds. Accommodations are fairly basic in all rooms, remodeled or not, with two queens or one king. Suites are also available. A resort fee covers high-speed Internet access, fitness center access, phone calls, and other miscellaneous incidentals.
The lower level of the hotel has a medieval midway carnival, motion rides, and the "Tournament of Kings" arena, where knights joust every evening and dinner is served with no silverware. The pool area includes cabanas and a café.
The Excalibur is close to several family-friendly activities, like the roller coaster at New York-New York, the lion exhibit at MGM Grand, and the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. Other attractions in the area include Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit; Bodies: The Exhibition; and CSI: The Experience.