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“Downhill from her” 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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“Downhill from her”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I used to stay at Circus Circus in the past and was quite happy about it, but lately it has gone downhill. My stay was in January during one of the big trade shows so prices went up to a level of where you just feel robbed compared to what you get. I was still living at the hotel after the show was over and my review will be for the average experience.

Front desk personel did the best they could, but were heavily over run by all guests trying to check in. It was annoying waiting for your turn after looking for a place to park for the last hour - hotel parking was packed and forget about valet - it was full already at 5pm.

Rooms were alright to just crash in, but nothing more. Bathroom old and outdated and smelled funny, even though I through the 20 dollar trick got "upgraded". Room was supposed to be smoke free but reeked as a coffee shop in Amsterdam. Beds were nice though, not too hard - not too soft. No mini bar, bad reception on the TV and no hotel information available in the rooms - not even a 'do not disturb' sign. When I come think about it - there was no large towels, only one pillow and no blankets (which you need since the AC was stuck at blizzard)

Restaurant which I remember to be one or two steps over 'alright' has moved down to 'bad' and the food felt it was re-heated, uninspiring and tasteless. Waitresses were... well, let's leve it there.

So why 2 stars. Actually - if you consider where the hotel is located, and how much you pay to live there - it's pretty good value and would deserve a 3. If you, like me, end up there during a huge trade show - value is 1. So - average rating is 2.

Room Tip: 20 dollar trick works - get into the casino tower - avoid the other rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 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, February 7, 2013
Thank you for your review. I apologize that you had a negative experience with us. We appreciate all feedback from our guests so that we can bring these issues to the attention of our management. We would like to look further into these issues. Please feel free to email me at guestrelations@circuscircus.com. Thank you.
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Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

great service every time i come to circus circus.....great vip service..check in was great until we went to our room and the smell was sooo bad...went back to front desk and they gave me a new room right away...great comp on free slot play and food comp

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salt Lake City, Utah, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Circus Circus Las Vegas is a wonderful little get away for everyone, espescially kids, in a city built mostly for adults.
They have done a great job of re-modeling the rooms and decore every few years. If you have not visited in the last 20 years you will love the expansion and changes.
The Adenturedome Theme Park has a rollercoaster older people will love and small rides that will not make kids cry. Live circus acts still a main attraction on the original Midway.
Circus Circus is still one of the most easily accessable hotels on the strip by car or RV. A non-lifted Subruban or Escalade can fit in the parking garages just fine.
Free Wi Fi in the nice bug-free rooms is an added convenience. A free electronic safe, iron with full-size board, hair dryer and flat screen TV are great too. When you leave you can check-out on the television and drop your keys in a box in the lobby, IF you left credit card # when you checked in.
The Casino is very large with all the newest slots and some VERY OLD FAVORITES. Those of you familliar with the MAGNIFICENT 7's carousel know what I mean. Some people sleep on them! NO LIE!! LOL!
The biggest complains I have for Circus Circus are;

1. Very hard to catch an elevator on busy weekends. Just not enough of them. Of course, I don't think they predicted the amount of popularity they would achieve. Expect to wait to get off your floor in the morning for as long as 15-25 minutes or longer if one or more is out of service.
2. The Buffet is no longer a good value. Food is good. Selection has improved much in the past 10 years. The price, however, $16.00,,,,, YIKES!!! Many other new shops and resturaunts to choose from. GOOD THING!

Late spring to early fall gets wickedly HOT! Do not bring your pets and leave them in your vehicle expecting them to still be alive when you get out. YOU MAY END UP IN JAIL. Also, do not expect to have any skin left on your hand if you do not have a furry steering wheel cover if left outside in the sun. TEXTING IS ILLEGAL while driving, even if you are at a stoplight.
Hope all this is good info for everybody looking for a good time in Las Vegas.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fennimore, Wisconsin, Usa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Nice place to stay. They take good care of their player card members. They provide nice offers throughout the year. The hotel has always been clean and welcoming whey we have stayed. The gaming tables are affordable by offering $5.00 table limits on some tables. Check in staff is good. No lines for check-in for player card members (a big plus).

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 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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Elko, Nevada, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

we thought it would be fun to stay here with our 3 year old granddaughter. we told her we might be able to see some clowns since it was circus circus. We had ask someone directions to find the circus part of the hotel since the directions were not clear. After we found the place, we saw alot of games for older kids but none for little ones. Our granddaughter was excited when the tampees gentleman performed his tricks, but that did not last long, then they were on brake again. The next morning our granddaughter woke my husband up at 4 am wanting to find some clowns. Of course there were none. Our room was okay but the pizza we ordered and had delivered was great. I think for what a person pays for rooms, and to stay at a kid friendly hotels, there should be some kind of entertainment for little ones. Would it hurt to have a clown standing around or making balloons or talking with the kids.

Room Tip: we had a good room that was not my problem it was the kids activities
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

I have stayed at Circus Circus many times. In the past I stayed in the more expensive West Tower. On this trip, I stayed at the cheaper SkyRise Tower, a bad mistake! I got less than I paid for.

I was given a room overlooking the main A/C equipment for the building. I complained about the noise from the A/C and they put up on a higher floor in a quieter room that had well used pillows and sheets with holes.

In addition to room charge they charge a daily resort fee of $8.95 that gives you painfully slow WIFI, free ride tickets, free chips and salsa, cheap drinks, free local calls and free 800 calls (for only 20 minutes then they charge you, (I was on hold with an airline and paid extra $$ for a “free call” ).

Having a small parcel delivered to you at this hotel costs $7 and more for a larger parcel, other hotels do this for free. Swimming pool was closed, only open in warmer months.
There is no central heating, my room had a large electric heater under window.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We stayed here last spring after a short touring visit the year before, we had a good time, its a pity that no American Hotels seem to do Meals. Good experience but a bit of a chore to have to get ready to go out for breakfast every morning, We enjoyed visiting all the different hotels as every hotel has a different theme, the room was quite large with 2 beds in and very comfortable, we didn't have a very good outlook from the room (overlooking the carpark) but very comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#19 Best Value Hotel in Las Vegas
#28 Green Hotel in Las Vegas
#51 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
#77 Family Hotel in Las Vegas
#84 Business 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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