The Excalibur Hotel and Casino – A Fairytale Castle in Las Vegas

Traveling to Las Vegas this summer? Then you will be spoiled by all of the choices when it comes to hotel and casinos. One resort that sticks out due to its fairytale castle appearance and the high-quality service is the Excalibur Hotel and Casino. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International, a mass business that owns 15 properties in Nevada, Mississippi, and Michigan. Before the Excalibur Resort, the plot of land was originally set to have the Xanadu Resort in 1975. It was set to have 1,730 rooms with a tropical-themed resort, which would have been the first mega-resort in Las Vegas. In the end, the project was never built as developers were unable to secure a deal with the country. 


So Why Visit the Excalibur Hotel and Casino?


If you visit Las Vegas for a holiday then The Excalibur Resort has everything you will need and more. There is a 100,000 square foot gaming area which has both classic table games and over 1,200 slot machines. If you have been practicing your chip techniques, then it is well worth trying your luck if you enjoy the games. If not, then not to worry as this hotel and casino have so much more to offer including a spa, fitness center, eight different restaurants, and a food court which serves some of the most delicious dishes you will ever experience. The best part about the restaurant is there are so many different cuisines and such a variety that even the fussiest eaters will be happy dining here. When staying at the Excalibur hotel you don’t even need to leave the resort to enjoy your holiday as everything that you could possibly want and more is here. There is even live music on the weekends at the Octane Lounge and The Lounge, which creates a very fun and thrilling atmosphere in the evenings.


The Excalibur is considered one of the great hotels and casinos in Vegas and for good reason. One being their amazing buffet. It rates number one for value. It’s also one of the most kid-friendly hotels.


Another great thing about staying at the Excalibur Hotel is there are three permanent shows constantly running including The Australian Bee Gees show which is a tribute to the Bee Gees and a medievally themed dinner show, Tournament of Kings. The Tournament of Kings is a medieval jousting tournament performed with 12 horses and lots of cast members. It even includes a banquet feast served by costumed staff which is always good fun. Excalibur Resort has a unique theme which is one of the reasons it entices so many guests each year. When lit up at night it really does look like a modern version of a fairytale castle where guests can relax and have fun.


Now if you’re going to pull off a fairytale adventure in Las Vegas, it pays to get some great photos. Did you know that there is a service called that connects travelers with professional photographers in Las Vegas? It’s pretty genius actually. Just think of all the times you went on a trip and came home with mediocre pictures. You can’t get those back. But when you use a professional, you know that your pictures are going to capture the highlights and special moments of your adventure. And after all, what’s a great trip if you don’t have great pictures to post on social and show your family? 


Staying at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino will surely leave you with great stories to share when you return home. Good luck with your travels and be sure to subscribe for more travel tips in your inbox!

Photo by David Herrera via Flickr Creative Commons

About Danielle Knapp

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Danielle is an Associate Editor at The Fairytale Traveler specializing in lifestyle, family and products. She's a married mom of one, is an Orlando, FL native and writes on her blog about living the geeky life. She has a love of all things nerdy, is a bit of a crazy cat lady, and enjoys baking and crafting with her son. She can often be found with her nose in a good book or playing at Disney.

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