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“Desperately in need of a facelift” 2 of 5 stars
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Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (The Strip)   |  
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Ranked #106 of 271 Hotels in Las Vegas
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8 hotel reviews
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“Desperately in need of a facelift”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is a very dated and antiquated hotel. The facade is fading from many years in the sun. The rooms are outdated and I wouldn't walk around in my bare feet. We had someone in the room next door hollering, crying, slamming doors and drawers. We didn't have hot water to take a shower on the day we left. The beds were comfortable if you like sinking in the middle. The food at the buffet was nothing special. You can get better deals at other hotels on the strip. This hotel was far away from the strip and if you take a short walk outside, you may need to walk over bums sleeping on the sidewalk. I didn't feel safe walking a couple blocks past the hotel. If you want a cheap hotel and don't mind the smell of citrus chemicals outside the amusement park and the noise of kids, this hotel is for you. It is actually a great place to take kids if you want some fun.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Skyline Tower on one of the upper floors which gave a decent view of a couple casin...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Aside from being closer to the end of the Strip rather than in the middle, it was a great location that provided easy access to all of the attractions on the Strip. The room was clean and very comfortable and the service was outstanding. The casino games, shopping, restaurants, and carnival rides were fantastic and I look forward to returning, soon. Thank you for a wonderful first-time Vegas experience, Circus Circus!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greenwood, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This location is VERY dated and VERY dirty in places. The rooms had very old and dirty furniture. The Adventure dome was clean but had a funny chemical smell. The casino and midway were clean but also very dated. If you are looking for a cheap place to stay in Vegas this would be OK, but I would NOT want to take my family there to stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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CCLVGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
I apologize that you had a negative experience while staying with us. We appreciate all guest feedback, positive or negative, and will ensure that your concerns are brought to the attention of our management. Should you need to discuss your concerns further, please feel free to contact me via email at guestrelations@circuscircus.com.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This tattered, ill-managed DEBACLE should tear down everything but the two towers and rebuild. Had booked a 5 night travel package through Alaskan Air. Where to begin... Check-in took way too long with a LONG line roped off. They have so many mis-allocated personnel standing around in different areas, they should triple the size of the staff at RECEPTION. Check-out was supposed to be easily done on your TV. Only problem was, the numbers on the bedside card did NOT match the ones on the screen. After I finally hacked my way onto the check-out screen, I discovered they had double-billed for the room, which was paid IN ADVANCE on an Alaskan Airlines FULL PACKAGE. Anyway, when I returned home, I straighted out the "error" with AMEX in about 10 minutes. Just an "honest," occasional mistake, right? Same exact thing happened to my business partner whom was staying across the hall. He went down to the lobby to correct his bill and had to wait in line for 50 minutes. When I called AMEX, they said this billing practice occurs more often than not... I guess we shouldn't expect any integrity from a Casino, after all. Another stupid thing is the "resort coupon book." It is worthless. This hotel should just charge a fair room rate and be done with it! The moment you set foot in any of their gaming areas, you feel an distinct air of desperation, Bugsey style and decor... The best thing for them to do is start all over from scratch and build a new Casino with perhaps 100 FRENCH Roulette Wheels... They could solve all their woes on that 2.8% "0"... I suggest you stay at ANY other Casino until this place finds a decent management team.

Room Tip: Casino Tower Rooms have been remodeled and are quiet. Make sure you set your A/C fan to LOW or the...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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CCLVGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
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Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us. I apologize that you had a negative experience with us. We appreciate all guest feedback, negative or positive, so that we can use it to improve our service and amenities. If you wish to discuss this incident further, please don't hesitate to contact me at guestrelations@circuscircus.com. Thank you.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

When we booked this hotel we didn't realise how wonderful it was for all of us, there is so much to see, great places to eat and it is walkable to get to the centre of Las Vegas. There are two swimming pools and plenty of other things for both adults and children to do.

Room Tip: Book in advance through your travel agent, they can get a good deal for you. Also, get a room in on...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oak Forest, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This was our first hotel/resort stay in Las Vegas (took a trip out of town during week to visit with relatives in another state). Registration line moved quickly (there is a person keeping watch for you to see when next registration staff is available.). Service was friendly at front desk. WARNING: Before and after you do your registration, there is an annoying person/staff member offering you a "Welcome" pkg of $100.00. WALK AWAY!! It is a "timeshare presentation" (we did not go because we already have 2 timeshares and go to relax on our vacation!!). When going to the elevators to get to your room, be mindful of the signage outside the elevators!! The first four sets of elevators go to certain floors and the back 4 elevators go to other certain floors. They don't mention this at the front desk. Needless to say we got on the wrong elevators and went for a "ride." The room was a decent size, King size bed, desk, chair and ottoman, dresser drawers and flat screen TV. Had a "rooftop" view, but didn't care cuz was mostly in room to rest, not stare outside. The shower spray was lacking (forgot to tell them this at the front desk when we were leaving.) There was no fan in bathroom to get rid of steam off of bathroom mirror. Basically it was a "no frills room." No coffee pot, no fridge. We brought a collaplable cooler and lined it with 2 garbage bags so it wouldn't leak. We did enjoy our stay.

Room Tip: Can get lost trying to find different places in the resort (i.e.: the midway).
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

Did not know what to expect when I booked for a whole week.i had a great time , valet was great and quick ! Check in was so quick on a Monday I heard horror stories about checking in it was fast and I was upgraded as well. Casinos were fun waitresses kept my drinks coming I had a blast

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CCLVGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay at our hotel. Glad to hear that you had a great time! We have read your comments about the hotel and we greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests’ satisfaction is our main priority. If you have any questions please email me at guestrelations@circuscircus.com
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Address: 2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Location: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas > The Strip
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Las Vegas
#28 Green Hotel in Las Vegas
#51 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
#77 Family Hotel in Las Vegas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas 3*
Number of rooms: 3773
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This iconic hotel on the Las Vegas Strip is close to shopping, the Las Vegas Convention Center and downtown Las Vegas. The newly renovated tower rooms feature pillow-top mattresses, wireless internet, cable TV, hairdryers and in-room safes. Circus Circus features free world-class circus acts nightly, a carnival midway with over 200 games for all ages, and The Adventuredome indoor theme park with 25 rides and attractions including a double-loop rollercoaster. Guests also enjoy slots, table games, a Race and Sports Book and flair bartending at Vince Neil's Restaurant and Bar. Circus Circus has 8 dining outlets serving breakfast, lunch and dinner ranging from quick eats to casual and award-winning dining. Among the choices, the hotel has a buffet, a made-to-order pizzeria and highly acclaimed restaurant- The Steakhouse, voted Top Steakhouse in Las Vegas by Zagat. The Steakhouse is open for dinner nightly serving mesquite grilled steak, prime rib and seafood. Reservations are strongly recommended. ... more   less 
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