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“Circus Circus was a pain pain.” 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 #98 of 273 hotels in Las Vegas
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East Peoria, IL
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“Circus Circus was a pain pain.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had prepaid our room but were still hit by a "resort fee" of $10. Their system also is set-up so that you need to tip one red cap for checking your bags outside the entrance and another to the one who delivers them to the room, then do the same in reverse at check-out time. Any items one chooses to carry to the room have to be carried through the casino and much of the common areas. The room was probably very nice in earlier days but those days are long past. The water in the bath/shower ran continuously and the front desk was unable to find a fix. Be prepared to buy a bus pass or hire a cab as the hotel is far from the exciting part of the strip.

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Green Features: A faucet that runs 24/7 is not very environmentally friendly, especially in the middle of a desert.
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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MGM_Resorts, Guest Relations Specialist at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Hello daschlag1,

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that your experience fell short of your expectations. We would value the opportunity to discuss your stay further and invite you to contact us at guestrelations@circuscircus.com. Again, we appreciate your review and look forward to hearing from you soon!

Lisa G.
Guest Relations Specialist
Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
guestrelations@circuscircus.com
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed here in 2008 for five nights, got vouchers to use in the casino - which included meals. Had the buffet - cheap and wide variety of choice, for drinks, desserts and main meals. Also had Krispy Creme Donut stand - which was good for being on the go. Plenty of gaming action if you like that. Our room had a view of the strip and it was very clean, well- presented and more than adequate for our needs. Able to Launder own clothes a short walk from the hotel in a caravan park. Bus stop close by, but I didn't think it was that far to walk from the main strip - especially with the vast difference in price. Would stay here again and also had bus pick-up for most tours- we went to the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MGM_Resorts, Guest Relations Specialist at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Hi Alice R!

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your room and the different dining options at the hotel during your stay! Thank you again for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Lisa G.
Guest Relations Specialist
Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
guestrelations@circuscircus.com
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Money was a concern for me on my Las Vegas/Utah trip, so I decided to save a few bucks and stay at Circus Circus. I’m happy I did. The room was a decent size, about what I had pictured, and the TV and Wi-Fi were fine. The bed was comfortable and I got a great night’s sleep. On the Saturday night I was there I had to drive to Utah the next morning, so I was in bed by one a.m.--probably the only adult in the city in bed that early! I had horrible visions of loud people in the hallway or noisy rooms nearby, but that wasn’t the case at all. Things were nice and quiet.

The main problem was something that I’ll bet is a problem in many Vegas hotels—Circus Circus is huge, almost like a small city, and it’s busy and crowded. I had to stand in a roped line for half an hour, maybe longer, before I made it to the front desk for check-in. Then again, it was Saturday afternoon, maybe it’s better at other times. But to repeat, it’s probably something you’d have to endure at many Vegas hotels—this ain’t the Blueberry Motor Lodge in Midville, Kansas.

You’ll have to decide if the mile walk (or cab ride, bus ride, whatever) to the heart of the Strip is worth it. I didn’t mind it that much—I felt safe the whole way, and you don’t have to walk very far down the Strip before things get buzzing. And while I didn’t gamble at Circus Circus, I did take a walk through the casino, and there’s plenty to do for both gamblers and families if you feel like staying super-local. Are there better hotels in Vegas? I'm sure there are. But Circus Circus is fine for what it is. Overall, I felt safe, slept fine, and got my money’s worth, and as hotels go, I’ll take that every time.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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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MGM_Resorts, Guest Relations Specialist at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Hi Matthew M!

Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are thrilled to hear that you found the hotel comfortable during your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Lisa G.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Price was right for what we needed somewhat crowded but holiday week what do you expect. Help was very friendly and answered many questions to get me around the hotel easy. Pool was great with the salt water and access was good for the kids. wifi was good not great very slo with weak signal but did help having it. Hotel meal purchases were somewhat high also limited selection. Seems like they are trying to start a breakfast menu that was rather good. For a total vacation deal airfare, hotel, car you really didn't have to go anywhere else to get entertained.Had casino, shows, midway games and the rides were a great package that wouild be hard to beat.

Room Tip: had room on end of hall really quiet and remote great for sleeping
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MGM_Resorts, Guest Relations Specialist at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Hi kro50!

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are thrilled to see that you found our staff friendly and enjoyed the different amenities during your stay! Thank you again for your review and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon!

Lisa G.
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Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Not the best hotel on the strip, but still a good place to unwind and relax and, the rooms are very clean and all the staff are very friendly it's got everything you need and easily commutable to other areas of the strip, freemont street and the malls.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MGM_Resorts, Guest Relations Specialist at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Hello 8Gibbo,

Thank you for your comments. We are happy to see that you had a great experience with our staff and were able to relax at the hotel during your stay. Thank you again for sharing your feedback with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Lisa G.
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Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
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Prestonsburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed at this hotel a few years ago, took my daughter and her friend for her 17th birthday. The hotel was right on the strip, everything was easily accessible . The rooms were clean and neat, the staff was very helpful. The only complaint I had was the view, when we looked out the window there was another building blocking our view. I would most certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hi Bevstick!

Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are excited to hear that you and your family had a great experience during your stay! Again, we appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Lisa G.
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Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

You are never to old to enjoy a place like this from the time you enter the reception its all on jugglers,clowns.Our room was very good and very inexpensive also we were given a book of free vouchers for rides etc,From Circus Circus it was a small walk to the middle of the strip or only $5 by taxi.Food was very good with alot of dining areas,we enjoyed our 3 days here and would recomend it value for money.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MGM_Resorts, Guest Relations Specialist at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Hi Selwyn072!

Thank you for your review. We are excited to see that you had a great experience during your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Lisa G.
Guest Relations Specialist
Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
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Circus Circus Hotel Las Vegas
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 Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Best Value Hotel in Las Vegas
#27 Green Hotel in Las Vegas
#42 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
#69 Family Hotel in Las Vegas
#78 Business Hotel in Las Vegas
#98 Top resorts Hotel in Las Vegas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas 3*
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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