Excalibur Hotel & Casino
At the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip, the 3,981-room, mid-range Excalibur Hotel and Casino is a gigantic casino-hotel with a strong focus on family-friendly features and budget-friendly rates. It was the largest hotel in the world when it opened back in 1990, and has a huge number of features to match, including four pools, a spa, multiple restaurants such as a buffet and steakhouse, live entertainment and — of course — a large casino. While much of the hotel’s common-area decor has a vaguely medieval theme (in a theme-parkish kind of way), the rooms are generic and typical of what one might find in a chain hotel, with flat-screen TVs and dated, but not unattractive, bathrooms with basic toiletries. Like most Vegas hotels, there are no in-room fridges or coffeemakers, and a daily resort fee is charged to cover Wi-Fi and fitness center access. The Excalibur is typically a more affordable alternative to the New York-New York Hotel and Casino across the street, which has a roller coaster, and the Egypt-themed Luxor Las Vegas.