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Feb 15th, 2008, 11:17 AM
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How does the Luxor compare to Mandalay Bay as far as restaurants, clean room's and breakfast buffets? I'm taking some guest this time and am looking for something a little less. MB is hard to beat but I don't think its worth $750 for three nights. We are taking a 21 and a 42 year old..it will be their first trip.
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Feb 15th, 2008, 11:49 AM
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The restaurants aren't as good, nor are there as many choices. The rooms I've gotten have been clean, but seem rather worn, especially the pyramid rooms. Breakfast buffet is fine, but nothing to write home about.

However, you're a mere tram ride away from the Mandalay Bay, so you're certainly not limited to what Luxor offers. I've often stayed at the Luxor, and done all of my dining elsewhere. If you don't feel like waiting for the tram, then taking the walkway between Luxor and Mandalay Bay also gives you more dining options. Burger Bar serves a great burger, and there are number of other restaurants to choose from.

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Feb 15th, 2008, 05:42 PM
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Husband and I stayed at Mandalay the past two Septembers, and friends/family stayed at the Luxor. We are early 40s. We found the breakfast buffet at Luxor to be half the price of Mandalay and excellent. But as for rooms, I would recommend Mandalay over Luxor any day of the week. Mandalay was much nicer -- Luxor was clean but worn. Your 21 year old would be surrounded by peers and would probably think Luxor was fine. Your 42 year old, at the Luxor, would feel surrounded by 20 year olds, and would probably appreciate Mandalay a bit more.
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Feb 15th, 2008, 07:01 PM
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I love Mandalay Bay...it's MUCH nicer than the Luxor. The Luxor just seems "worn" to me.

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Feb 16th, 2008, 11:27 AM
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I know....You can't beat MB!! We are early 40's..not high rollers but we do like to treat ourself nicely when on vacation. MB is so dang expensive though. We will prob stay at luxor to save a little and spend most of our time at MB for dining and gambling. We also like to spend an afternoon at the Barbary Coast..cheap beers and a fun older atomsphere.

We have also considered staying at Ballys just for the central location.....any thoughts on them?
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Feb 16th, 2008, 01:02 PM
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My 2 cents; We have stayed at the Luxor twice. We enjoyed very much the suite we had in the pyramid.

We have stayed in a "tower room" and Did not like this as the hallways are megaphones for noise, slamming doors all night long.
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Feb 16th, 2008, 04:11 PM
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We stayed at The Luxor once and would never stay there again. However, Bally's is just fine and we like their location too. We're staying there again in May for $79 a night.
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Feb 16th, 2008, 04:53 PM
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The breakfast buffet at Luxor is very comparable to that of Mandalay Bay. The differences in the buffets are more noticeable at dinner. In any case, the Luxor's buffet is one of my favorites for the price (on the Strip). Mandalay Bay does have better restaurants in general, but you can walk to them (or take the free tram) from the Luxor AND you can charge them to your room at the Luxor since Mandalay Bay and Luxor are part of the same casino group (MGM/Mirage).

I have stayed at both hotels twice. Mandalay Bay is nicer. No contest there. The Luxor is perfectly fine, though, and I have found the rooms to be clean with all of the amenities I need. The tower rooms could use more light, but I find that to be the case with half the rooms on the Strip.

I really like some of the redesigning Luxor has done as well. I'm not ultra happy with the de-theming, but Flight and the Aurora lounge are great improvements (and exactly the kind of thing I like). I haven't been there since they opened Liquidity (about a month ago). The Luxor is being geared more towards a 21 year old than a 42 year old, but I think both will be happy.
I have not set the date, but I am planning on staying at the Luxor again sometime this year.
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Feb 16th, 2008, 06:35 PM
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so would you guys recomend the Luxor or Bally's?
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Feb 17th, 2008, 08:28 AM
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The accommodations at Luxor and Bally's are very similar in my book (I've stayed at Bally's a few times, too). I think the rooms at Bally's are slightly bigger than those of the Luxor. If you are looking for a more central location, Bally's is definitely a great option. Bally's also has a Monorail stop if you want to take the Monorail up or down the Strip. I find it very convenient.

Bally's has just closed their buffet with no mention of reopening it, so the breakfast buffet isn't an option (although you can walk next door to Le Buffet at Paris for a good, but more expensive buffet.

You are aware that Barbary Coast no longer exists, right? Harrah's bought it and renamed it Bill's Gambling Hall and Saloon. It hasn't changed much, but it isn't Barbary Coast anymore.

FWIW, I will be spending a week at Bally's in April.

Take Care,
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Feb 17th, 2008, 10:33 AM
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I wasn't aware of the BC closing. MY 70 year old parents favorite place to stay was the Stardust. Is Ballys similar?...IE older crowd, less frills? My wife and I refered to the Stardust as the "Nursing Home Casino" but my parents loved going there.

I'm a little concerned Ballys doesn't have the breakfast buffet...IS paris a short walk for breakfast?
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Feb 17th, 2008, 10:59 AM
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Paris is connected to Bally's by an indoor walkway. It is my understanding that they are considered by the gaming commission to be one casino. If you are staying in Bally's North Tower, the Paris buffet is probably the same distance from your room as Bally's former buffet would have been.

Bally's does still have a 24 hour cafe (as well as a number of other dining options - including a number of fast food / casual dining options in the retail walkway on the way to the Monorail).

Bally's isn't as much of an old folk's home at the Stardust was, but your folks would feel at home at Bally's.
Maybe the best way to sum it up is to say that Bally's is perfectly normal and not flashy.

I still don't know exactly what you are looking for, but it seems like Bally's would work for you and be a great centralized base for your sightseeing.
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Feb 27th, 2008, 09:01 AM
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I booked 3 nights at the Luxor...Sun, mon, tues....3 day's fo the week I've never been in Vegas (except when I leave on sundays). It's a few months away...I'll share my opinions around the middle of may. I decided on Luxor based on the pool and being next to MB>
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May 23rd, 2008, 05:54 AM
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Just returned from the Luxor...basic hotel with a good price..$329 for 3 nights and they comped our room the last night saving us about $100. Pool is ok..a little far from the towers..service at the pool was good and the rooms were fine. The buffet in the basement is by far the worse buffet I've ever had in my life!! $23.00 for food that wasn't as good as hospital food...the breakfast buffet wasn't much better. The good thing is it's next door to Mandalay Bay which has much better restaurants...The Burger bar at MB has the best hamaburger I've ever had and the service there was awesome. Not sure if I would stay at Luxor again..I will prob cough up the extra $300 and stay at MB.
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May 23rd, 2008, 08:00 AM
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Thank you for coming back with the report, I've been considering Luxor too... your opinion helps to make a decision.
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