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A Review of Luxor Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

Check out my March 2021 review of the Luxor Las Vegas, using my M Life Gold status perks as a Hyatt Globalist.

As a reminder, M Life Gold is earned at 75,000 Tier Credits, or matched to World of Hyatt Explorist or Globalist status. You’ll receive better-than-public room rates (my room at the Luxor was free, plus the $39.68 resort fee per night), 20% bonus on slot points and Express Comps earned, priority hotel check-in, room upgrades, priority dining reservations and line-skipping privileges, as well as VIP line access at some nightclubs.

The Luxor can be booked with cash, which earns World of Hyatt points and status nights, or 12,000 World of Hyatt points a night. Generally, you’ll get better value using cash here than points.

The Luxor is an absolute maze of a hotel, with lots of dead-end hallways, confusing signage, and a dark interior. Honestly, it felt very eerily quiet as I roamed the pyramid’s ground-floor hallways for this video. To be fair, some of the hotel is under renovation, but this ain’t Bellagio.

Some of the ancient Egyptian theming has been removed, but much remains, including on the attractions level above the casino. While the Titanic and Bodies exhibits aren’t Egyptian themed, the obelisk is, as well as the once-largest atrium in the world that it resides in.

As you can see in the video, the Luxor has several room types- some in its “Tower” level of rooms, and some in the Pyramid. The Pyramid rooms are the most famous, because you’ll need to take a horizontally-moving elevator to get to them, as the Pyramid is sloped. The exterior wall in your room will be sloped. This is fun for kids, and certainly unique for a hotel nerd like myself. The rooms are up for renovation, which you can see is needed in my video above.

There is actually a lot to do on property, like the aforementioned activities above the casino. There is also a massive pool, which was unfortunately closed during my visit. Next door is the Mandalay Bay, where guests could use that pool if they wanted since the Luxor’s was closed. The Excalibur is on the north side of the hotel, and offers more shows, a large basement arcade, and dining options.

I love the Luxor for cheap nights to re-qualify for Hyatt status, as well as its kitschy history. However, I wouldn’t want to stay here for an extended period of time, as it felt dark, wasn’t conveniently located to the more exciting parts of the Strip, and was in dire need of an upgrade.