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Old Apr 10, 02, 2:13 am
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Consolidated "Luxor" thread

Luxor Hotel casino offers some specials on their website for players club members - accessible for everybody:

http://www.nilescroll.com/emailtempl...il/default.htm
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Old Apr 12, 02, 12:23 am
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Thanks, ralf, you saved me 30 bucks ...

(and I owe a beer to you)
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Old Apr 19, 02, 3:24 am
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Maybe we once meet in Vegas for a beer?

Or may that be more possible in another mileage run with Deutsche Bahn trains from/to FRA in the near future...

Have fun and don't loose all you money (Thank God it's not possible to set your miles in any casino game...)

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Old Apr 19, 04, 5:07 pm
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Luxor - What room to choose?

Hi
My friend and I are off to the Luxor for a week next week.

Does anyone have any recommendations about which room to go for, i.e. pyramid or tower?

And within those options are there any further options I could look at?

Bearing in mind we're using discounted tickets so no chance of upgrades etc.

Many thanks
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Old Apr 19, 04, 8:57 pm
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I read many LV websites and reviews about the Luxor before staying there last year. Many people seemed to recommend the Tower Rooms verses the Pyramid Rooms stating that they thought the Pyramid rooms were tired feeling and noisy. I an "princess" when it comes to hotel rooms and we had a Pyramid rooms and didn't have any problems with noise on the 3rd flower and found our room to be very adequate. It wasn't 4 seasons luxurious but it was definitly on par with a very standard Hilton/Marriott room. The pyramid rooms are much more convenient to activities within the Luxor.

As a side note the spa at the Luxor is open 24 hours. You can have a massage at 2AM if you are so inclined.
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Old Apr 20, 04, 4:57 pm
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Hi,

I thought that the pyramid rooms have only shower ( no baths) unless you upgrade to a jacuzi tub room.

The towers have a bath and shower.

I have heard that in the pyramid you can wait a while for the inclinators.

I have stayed there a few times and always enjoyed the tower.

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Old Apr 20, 04, 5:02 pm
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Originally Posted by The _Banking_Scot
Hi,

I thought that the pyramid rooms have only shower ( no baths) unless you upgrade to a jacuzi tub room.

The towers have a bath and shower.

I have heard that in the pyramid you can wait a while for the inclinators.

I have stayed there a few times and always enjoyed the tower.

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Yes, the pyramid rooms only have a shower but it is a full size shower not one of the horrible square boxes that you can barely move in. it is the size of a tub just no tub. personally I have never wanted to take a bath at a hotel. this has not been a problem for me. I like having a full size shower with glass shower doors. No need to do the "step of death" over the side of the tub. Personally I am convinced I am going to die one day in slipping in the bathroom .

There are gaurds checking keys to make sure only hotel guests are using the inclinators. FYI- the first four floors are also served by a set of "regular" elevators. I waited alot longer at Bally's for elevators.
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Old Apr 24, 04, 11:33 pm
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I prefer the tower rooms.

As mentioned: The novelty of the inclinators, the security check at the inclinators (to keep non-guests off the inclinators), and the sloped walls of the room wears off after the first night. Plus, if you're on the far inclinator (#4 IIRC), you've got a daily hike to the inclinator and then to your room.

Plus, if the aliens show up (drawn by the light on top of the Pyramid), you know they are going do in the Pyramid before the tower. So you've got a few more min to escape. That's a huge advantage.

Be sure to ask about an upgrade to a Tower suite at checkin. They charged us $50/night extra last year and it is a very nice suite. This was on an "internet-only-ridiculously-discounted-found-here-on-FT" rate. Well worth the extra $.

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Old May 2, 04, 10:00 pm
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I've gambled at the Luxor many times, but never stayed there. I have always wanted to though, I think it's the coolest hotel on the strip. Why go to the Luxor and then stay in the tower? To me, that would be like any other "normal" hotel in Las Vegas.
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Old May 3, 04, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Pointfreak!
I've gambled at the Luxor many times, but never stayed there. I have always wanted to though, I think it's the coolest hotel on the strip. Why go to the Luxor and then stay in the tower? To me, that would be like any other "normal" hotel in Las Vegas.
Uuuuum, because the tower rooms are newer, nicer, and easier to get in and out of..?
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Old May 4, 04, 9:44 am
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I suppose...but if your going to go next door to the pyramid anyway, why not go a little farther to the Mandalay Bay or NY-NY.

In my humble opinion (and thats all it is!) it's like going to visit New York, and then staying in New Jersey. Hey! It's right next door!
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Old Apr 5, 06, 11:46 pm
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Luxor Travelzoo promo rates from $69

Some reasonable discounted rates at Luxor through July 31. The rate calendar is at

http://www.luxor.com/tzoo/

The $69 rate is generally Sun-Thu, including the week of Memorial Day and some other days here and there. Lots of weekday rates at $79 and $89. Lowest Fri-Sat rate is $129, May 12-13.
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Specific questions about the Luxor

Hello all! I have been to Vegas many, many times but I am taking my girlfriend for her first trip to Vegas (actually her first trip outside of the US Eastern Time Zone!!)....

I have stayed at the Venetian, NYNY and Harrah's before. We got an excellent rate ($49.00/night) at the Luxor since I am a travel agent. I have a few specific questions about the Luxor...

1) How are the rooms? I have heard that the $20 trick works here well and I am hoping it will work for me. I plan to slip a $20 or $50 under my IATAN card at check-in.

2) Does the Luxor offer airport check-in? If so, where at LAS is it located?

3) How is the pool?

4) Is the Egyptian museum worth the admission price or am I better off going to the ones at the Venetian?

5) Do the staff seem to be helpful?

Thanks for answering and any other insight into the Luxor that you might have would be appericated!!!

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Old Aug 3, 06, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by UMassCanuck07
Hello all! I have been to Vegas many, many times but I am taking my girlfriend for her first trip to Vegas (actually her first trip outside of the US Eastern Time Zone!!)....

I have stayed at the Venetian, NYNY and Harrah's before. We got an excellent rate ($49.00/night) at the Luxor since I am a travel agent. I have a few specific questions about the Luxor...

1) How are the rooms? I have heard that the $20 trick works here well and I am hoping it will work for me. I plan to slip a $20 or $50 under my IATAN card at check-in.

2) Does the Luxor offer airport check-in? If so, where at LAS is it located?

3) How is the pool?

4) Is the Egyptian museum worth the admission price or am I better off going to the ones at the Venetian?

5) Do the staff seem to be helpful?

Thanks for answering and any other insight into the Luxor that you might have would be appericated!!!

John Williams
I'm sorry to say I stayed there for 1 night a couple of years ago @ the end of a conference I was attending @ Mandalay Bay. First & last time. $49 is about what I'd be willing to spend for that place. I was not impressed w/the room, hotel, or the staff. Let's put it this way-the 'closet' in the room is nothing more than a niche in the wall w/a metal bar stuck up there. Did you check the rates @ Paris? Of the hotels I've stayed @ in Vegas, that's my current favorite. If you make your girlfriend's first impression of Las Vegas the Luxor you may never get her to come back (at least in my opinion!) On the plus side, you will have easy access to the Shops @ Mandalay Bay (they connect to the Luxor now, I believe) & if your GF is a chocaholic, you should definately take her to the Chocolate Swan.

W/re: to the airport check-in, I do remember there being a big area for that right in baggage claim, but I can't remember if the Luxor was one of the hotels represented there-sorry.
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Old Aug 3, 06, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by UMassCanuck07
Hello all! I have been to Vegas many, many times but I am taking my girlfriend for her first trip to Vegas (actually her first trip outside of the US Eastern Time Zone!!)....
GF 1st trip=Venetian
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