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Review of Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

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Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Ranked #111 of 267 Hotels in Las Vegas
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nothing wrong with this hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

we recently stayed at the circus circus hotel as a group of 11 people staying in different parts of the hotel and I dont see what all the complaints are about the room we had was an upgrade casino tower and the room was lovely some stayed in the skyrise etc and they were good too little bit dated yes but end of the day its vegas who wants to sit in the hotel room in vegas anyway inside the hotel there were loads o great places to eat and free drinks when you play the machines location wise was at the end of the strip so not as good as say ceasers or planet hollywood but not as crowded too so had its advantages not really got anything bad to say bout it so if you have booked then seen the bad reviews dont worry there just people that want the glitz of ceasers with the price of a motel like I said you only need to sleep there you can spend all your time in any hotel if thats your thing

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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MGM_Resorts, Guest Relations Manager at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Dear tamc82,

We were grateful to host such a large traveling party, and pleased you selected Circus Circus as the backdrop for your Las Vegas getaway. Thank you for the positive feedback, and please don’t hesitate to return again at any time!

Sincerely,

Lori P.

Guest Relations Manager
Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
guestrelations@circuscircus.com
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband and I spent two nights here as part of a tour group.

The hotel room itself was quite nice - clean and comfortable, however this is a hotel that is very much family-oriented. It was crowded and noisy at almost all times.

It was not as close to the main part of the Strip as we would have liked, but taxis to and from the hotel to the Strip cost $10 on average.

There was no complimentary breakfast, which was very disappointing, and the meals sold in the in-hotel restaurants were poor quality microwave food!

Was particularly disappointed that such a large hotel did not provide an in-house laundry service.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Adeline T
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MGM_Resorts, Guest Relations Manager at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Dear Adeline T,

Although we regret that your dining experiences fell short of expectations, we’re pleased to see you appreciated your spacious and well-maintained accommodations. Hopefully, the negative aspects won’t be enough to keep you from coming back to Circus Circus in the future.

Sincerely,

Lori P.

Guest Relations Manager
Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
guestrelations@circuscircus.com
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Zeist, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Hotel is clean and rooms have space. Next to the cheap roomprice these are the only positives.
Airco is loud and and constantly off and on. Rooms are noisy. Pool is very dirty. Service could be more friendly.
On top of this all; please mind that you live in the hotel with not real hotel or even motel guests. They are loud, rude and smelly 'with all respect'. You will not hear any english when you walk around. I regret the fact the we chose the hotel based on costs. Would really never advice anyone to go here.

Stayed August 2014
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Dear KramerremarK,

We thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention via TripAdvisor, and regret any inconvenience experienced during your stay.

Sincerely,

Lori P.

Guest Relations Manager
Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
guestrelations@circuscircus.com
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

I first stayed back in 2003 and it was fine...This time around, it was TERRIBLE. Room was in horrible shape, smelled, and was just overall BAD. I will never stay here again. They really need to be ashamed of themselves. This was just god awful

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank danieltrue
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MGM_Resorts, Guest Relations Manager at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Dear Danieltrue,

We deeply apologize for the unsatisfactory condition of your hotel room, and encourage you to contact us at the email address provided below so we hopefully can improve your perception of our resort.

Sincerely,

Lori P.

Guest Relations Manager
Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
guestrelations@circuscircus.com
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Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had stayed at Circus Circus on our last Vegas trip over 12 years ago. For nostalgic reasons we decided to stay our first night of a southwest road trip at the hotel again. Unfortunately it did not live up to our recollections.
The rooms are in desperate need of renovations. The carpets were worn out and washrooms were leaky. Security could definitely be improved - on our floor a drunk spent the night sleeping on an armchair outside the elevators. Even when we checked out at 11am, he was still snoring!
The shops and restaurants could not compare with other casino hotels on the strip.
The location, at the north end of the strip, was not ideal. Other than the Riviera across the street, it was a looong walk to other attractions on the main strip, in 100 degree heat.
However,the kids had an enjoyable stay - they liked walking through the amusement park and the arcade games. The circus act was enjoyable, but too short considering the wait.
We did eat breakfast at the buffet restaurant, and it was a bargain. My son loved the omelette station, though I almost got into a fight with another patron trying to butt in front of him.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank BertonU
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MGM_Resorts, Guest Relations Manager at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Dear BertonU,

We regret that your recent stay at Circus Circus failed to live up to your expectations. The details provided in your travel review are certainly troubling, and not at all in keeping with our firm commitment to service excellence. We apologize for any inconvenience, and will share your comments with the rest of our staff for quality assurance.

Sincerely,

Lori P.

Guest Relations Manager
Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
guestrelations@circuscircus.com
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

After a few days in Vegas, I looked for a way to justifiy extending the trip and settled on it by moving from our current the "four star" Monte Carlo to the two star Circus Circus, enticed by their deal for $25/night remodeled room. However, I unconsciously gravitated towards this strange destination for two additional reasons:

-Generational reasons: my father passed-through here in the 1960s, back when James Bond graced the place with his motion picture presence
- Confirming "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" Mental Images - I had to see the rotating bar, morphing carpet and the 2013 experience of the American Dream

With eyes wide open as to see how much luxury downshifting I was going have to endure, I walked into the lobby, unfortunately without a head full of acid, confronting a check-in line that took about 20% longer than normal. Although there were no moving carpet designs, the lobby did have cool clown art you can get lost in. While heading to the elevators, I confirmed my stereotypes: an endless number of overweight blue collar folks, marching along with their three foot margarita plastic cups, using this ancient amalgamation of anachronistic building structures as the ground of their Vegas experience, venturing-out for mercurial walks up-and-down the strip to go see the Stratosphere observation deck, the M&M store, Bellagio fountain, "TI" pirate show, Mirage Volcano, maybe grabbing a drink at the Rum Jungle. With one stale smoky whiff of the place, you know that you are among those that consider the Downtown Freemont Street experience a Vegas must-see destination. There I was, among them, with good reason: I now have a family.
It wasn't always like this you know. For me, Vegas used to be all VIP tables, bottle service, and exclusive parties to hang-out in. To give one example, one time, as part of a big-time poker player's entourage, I attended a debaucherous private party in the Palms, in a room so sick that it had its own full-court basketball court with a 24 hour bartender,hobnobbing with the Hollywood A-List. Now, with disposable income squeezed and family in tow, the previous dynamics of reality being have been pulled from under me. All those things I once valued, like choosing between the Venetian or the Bellagio because of the danceclub; now, the vacation attributes that come front-center are things like the amusement parks, cheap hotel rooms, lazy pools, and hotels that didn't treat kids like kryptonite. I could try and fight it, blowing $400 or more bucks on a room only to be reminded that your kids can't dip in this or that pool, but there are better things to throw your money at. So bring-on the Orleans with its kidsclub, arcade and 14 movie theaters... bring on Excalibur and the Tournament of Kings.
So why four stars? Because it delivers that family experience that your kids will love, on the cheap. in other words, you can squeeze the most out of Circus Circus with the understanding that the Bellagio cabanas and the Wynn suits can wait. Whereas every casino in Vegas had done an about-face when it comes to the family, Circus Circus has accepted us with open arms. And their new remodeled rooms are of the same quality as you get in the 3 or 4 star establishments: clean sheets, new and updated furniture and a view of the Adventure Dome for the kids. All this for $25 bucks a night and coupons for discounts in their unhealthy restaurants below?!?! I'll take it and so should you. And best of all, you too can get that anachronistic nostalgic experience that I had been asking for: With the right lens, you can witness Tony "The Ant" Spilotro family gift stand still there (the mob enforcer from the movie Casino that got buried alive in the cornfields); with the right imagination, you can go to the Midway arcade to watch Sean Connery filming of Diamonds are forever; and with the right philosophy, you can even peer outside your room at the same mountain watermark left by the ephemeral wave of flower power that inspired Hunter S. Thompson write his most memorable monolog in 'Fear and Loathing'. Yes, with the right outlook, you too can appreciate the mutating warping of the third class blue collar American Dream, while still having a blast with your family, reminding you perhaps that life has a way of equalizing. Even if you lead a charmed life, you lose everything, and death will be the ultimate equalizer. The only thing you can do is make the most of what is given and your given life situation. Once I did that, stopped judging, I noticed how everyone was nice and it was a blast to see all the colorful people milling about. Best of all, after all these years, I got to explore and see Vegas finally DURING THE DAYTIME, and not just using the daylight hours to nurse yourself out of that wicked hangover so you can party and drop $2Gs again the next night. Thank God that stage is over!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Khash C
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MGM_Resorts, Guest Relations Manager at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, responded to this review, August 8, 2014
Dear Khash C,

Thanks for the ebullient travel review! It’s true that Circus Circus offers a nostalgic glance of a bygone era of Las Vegas chic. However, we merge that sentiment with the desire to accommodate travelers on any budget, and provide them with a way to maximize their enjoyment. Thanks for the feedback, and please feel free to return again at any time!

Sincerely,

Lori P.

Guest Relations Manager
Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
guestrelations@circuscircus.com
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Wallaceburg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

Lets start with the room(2836) in the "mannor". After going up a floor then walking a half mile to only have to go down again to find yourself in a parking lot which you have to walk another half mile across to get to your out side unattached MOTEL room. After letting yourself into your outter building you immediatly notice the stained and ripped carpeting in the hallway along with the terrible smell. Once in the room itself all seems okay until you go into the bathroom..... Black mold all along the bottom of the shower curtain. Toilet seat so loose its dangerous to sit on. On our second day the room never got cleaned. We asked a couple of the houskeepers in the hallway at 4pm when it would get done and they stated that "its not our room to do". We called the front desk and they said they would send someone right away. After an hour of waiting we called again only to be given the housekeeping supervisors extension number (702) to call ourselves. After anohter hour our room was finally straightened not at all cleaned. Because of this inconvienence we were late for our dinner and show.

The Casino itself was just okay. Dimly lit and dirty like the rest of the place. The adventure dome was a nice place for kids and family. We didnt have kids with us but dont mind them being around at all.

The one plus we did like was the Tix4Tonight booth in the hotel lobby. Great discounted show and dinner tickets. I know they are not affiliated with the hotel itself, but I needed to find one positive to talk about.

Overall......DIRTY, DIRTY, DIRTY......I cannot believe that the MGM owns this place...

Room Tip: Make sure to get a tower room, not the mannor(which is an outdoor motel)
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Green Features: The only thing environmental was the Dirt everywhere.
  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Andrew H
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MGM_Resorts, Guest Relations Manager at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Dear Andrew H,

We deeply apologize for the unsatisfactory condition of your hotel room, as well as the housekeeping cleaning oversight encountered on the second day of your visit. If you wish to discuss the particulars of your stay in greater detail, we encourage you to contact us at the email address provided below. We hope to hear from you soon, and be afforded an opportunity to restore your faith in Circus Circus.

Sincerely,

Lori P.

Guest Relations Manager
Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
guestrelations@circuscircus.com
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Property: Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Address: 2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109-1138
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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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Green Hotel in Las Vegas
#56 Casino 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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