REVIEW: Luxor, Las Vegas – MGM Resort

Luxor Las Vegas

The Luxor is that pyramid shaped hotel you often see in videos of Las Vegas. I had to add a few stays to my Hyatt account and so stayed at four different MGM resorts in Las Vegas over a week in town.

I arrived a couple of hours before the check-in time of 3pm, and located the MLife (MGM’s frequent guest / gambler scheme) Platinum Desk to the right of the main check-in desk which is located on the ground floor. I had pre-booked a one bedroom suite for about $120 (plus resort fee),  and whilst it was ready at 1pm, no upgrade was offered or provided for my MLife Platinum membership – which is matched from my Hyatt Status. MLife members get 15% off room rates and so membership is useful from that view point.

My room was located in the tower adjacent to the main pyramidal hotel. This meant a bit of a walk from the lobby to the back of the hotel and up in the lifts.

Opening the door, I did think the room was dark, but well appointed. A 2-person dining table, big sofa and chairs, fridge, coffee maker, all in the living room.

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This was the only room where I had a free coffee maker provided. In one other property there was coffee but it was chargeable.

The bedroom was wholly separate from the living and whilst not large, it was comfortable with its own TV.

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The decor was not the most modern, but was comfortable.

The bathroom was off the bedroom and slightly oddly laid out as it was long and thin. As you entered the wash stand was on the left, with the bath and shower on the right and the toilet at the end on the left.

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There was a deep tub with a separate shower as you can see. There was a decent number of towels provided.

The view from my room was over to Excalibur – with its distinctive turrets.

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You can see the covered walkway between Luxor and Excalibur on the right. In the distance is New York New York.

As it was Thanksgiving Evening I decided to treat myself to a steak dinner. I made the reservation online at the hotels website and turned up at the podium on time for my table. It was ready immediately and they placed me in a nice booth, even though I was on my own.  The wait staff were attentive, helping with the specials and Thanksgiving Day offerings. The food was good and with three courses and a bottle of water, it came to about $80.

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The service was excellent – helpful but not overly pressured and I did not feel rushed although they were clearly busy.


A good stay, at the cheapest property I selected that week with a nice, if dated, room. A good sleep was provided and the room was fresh and clean. Dinner was great, if expensive.


  1. just stayed last week for 3 nights in a the same tower luxury suite; initially got comped for a tower player room, but ended up with an upgrade to this suite & resort fees waived & a $150 resort credits with a Mlife Platinum status after contacting a host there: in all, my stay was definitelynice since was very much a free stay & trip

  2. did have some casino play, but definitely not a high roller; if i were, would have got offers at other nicer mlife resorts; a visit in early dec. when it could be the slow time of the yr.; having said that, however, the platinum status (matched from the hyatt diamond) & a decision to contact a host (happen to get a nice, friendly host) did likely help

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