Journal Travelling USA

The Luxor, Las Vegas

The Luxor is a great place to stay, if a little frayed at the edges.

28 November 2016 | Las Vegas NV

Three times in Vegas over the years and three different hotels. The Luxor is pretty damned good, if slightly frayed at the edges. It’s a spectacular building inside and out and the hotel rooms are comfortable; I’d give it four stars.

The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable, but slightly underwhelming compared to the overall architecture. Like most punters I had a basic room with two double beds; there was plenty of room for clothes storage, a good quality 42″ LED television, and plenty of sockets to charge gadgets. The bathroom included a bath, shower, hand basin and toilet. There is a free and frequent elevated tram to take you to Mandalay and Excalibur. Like most hotels in Vegas there is a good selection of cafes and restaurants, but for a good bar you would probably need to head elsewhere. The WiFi is easy to use and pretty fast.

Parking is $8 per day: just charge up a card with however many days you need and parking a rental is a breeze.

Restaurants

I would recommend the Public House for good American food and drinks. Steaks and burgers are specialities but I had the Jambalya with rice and peas – it was good, if too salty. Americans seem to like salt… I didn’t try T&T (Tacos and Tequila) but the food looked good.

Downsides

  • The shower could do with a shelf (where am I to put my specs?) and could do with a bit more pressure.
  • Now, I know a desk or table is not exactly vital – you’re not here to work after all – but I like to sit up to type up notes, process photos, etc. There is no desk.
  • A small fridge would be handy to keep water and other drinks cool. There is no kettle but there is an ironing board and iron!

Mediocrity is all the rage and Quality can be hard to find; ignorance and prejudice are all too common and, like mediocrity, reduce the quality of life. I'll do my best to provide a very small antidote.

1 comment on “The Luxor, Las Vegas

  1. Nice review. I agree that it was good, but frayed at the edges. My husband and I visited last summer, staying for the first time. We actually had my two young step children from Sweden with us and had to stay a night, before catching a flight to Orlando. Although we visit Vegas frequently, this was the first time with kids and we were hesitant. They loved it. I think it’s because it has a fun theme. We were able to easily avoid the casino and anything truly inappropriate. We got a cabana and spent the entire day by the pool, which they also loved. Luxor isn’t fancy, but it served our purposes well.

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