Archive for July 12th, 2007

Luxor – Las Vegas

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

The Luxor is our favorite hotel in Las Vegas. When we first started dating, Gabi hosted her adventurous Aunt from Hungary to a six week US visit. They rented a car and set off for Las Vegas. Before they left, I handed Gabi an envelope and told her not to open it until she got to the city. When they got there and opened it, it had their pre-paid reservation for two nights in the Luxor. Gabi was ecstatic.

We went back there this week for three days/two nights with Gabi’s friends. It was our first visit there for awhile. It has clearly become a bit down-market — the rooms are not well kept, the elevators (excuse me, inclinators, since they traverse the edges of the pyramid) are quite scuffed from years of key scratches and other things. Speaking of keys, the credit card keys they hand out are apt to de-magnetize easily. I spent 45 minutes trying to get my key replaced, running all over the building in a wet swimming suit with Camilla.

That said, the pool is unchanged and simply marvelous. Only the Bellagio is better. Restaurants are fine, with a good selection of low-end, medium-end and high-end. I can’t say anything about the casino, as I didn’t gamble there at all. Highly expensive internet access, but my cellphone allows me to get around that problem.

The best thing is the bargain. Rooms are $75 a night midweek, and there always seems to be a special of some sort. You can’t beat the price, and with that pool … simply heaven.

Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas