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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.

2 replies on “A Review of Luxor Resort & Casino, Las Vegas”

Hi there, I saw your post on Flyertalk about your stay at the Hyatt Ziva PV and found this as a way to hopefully contact you. I’m a fellow points and miles enthusiast and have Globalist status. We’ve stayed at the Zivas in Cabo and Cancun in the past as Explorists but didn’t get any perks, and have read mixed things about what Globalists get at some of the Zilaras, so just curious to hear about your good experience. We’ll be traveling with 2 young kids so would aim for a 1 bedroom suite so we’ve a door between us like we paid for at Ziva Cancun as an upgrade from 20k standard points room, and I have upgrade certificates to use like you did too. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Jonathan

Hey Jonathan,

Thanks for reaching out! I don’t have experience with getting connecting rooms, but my stay (approx 1 year ago) was amazing, and we were able to use that suite upgrade certificate to get a high floor with plunge pool. That being said, the rooms are pretty similar in that tower, just differing on the pool on the balcony and being on a higher floor. I’d recommend the club tower (I believe that’s what they normally put Globalists in, anyway). Hope this helps!

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