"Experience the Luxor inside..." Luxor Tip by worldtrekker
Luxor, Las Vegas: 19 reviews and 35 photos
Favorite thing: Experience the Luxor inside and out. This is the 4th largest pyramid in the world! When it first opened in 1993, it was introduced as the ultimate in-your-face Las Vegas Casino. This forbidding pyramid of black glass and its colossal Sphinx stood guard not only to this casino but to the entire city. It dominated the southern approach to the Strip. Today, Mandalay Bay has been built next door and overshadows it.
The pyramid itself is 350 feet high. In 1997, two huge step-pyramids were built on either side bringing the total rooms here to a staggering 4427. The Sphinx has also obviously had a face lift, if you look carefully at the two postcards (above and below). As the pyramid is hollow, you are in the world's largest atrium, which takes up 29 million cubic feet. If you stay here, you ride up to your room in elevators (known as inclinators) that follow a 39 degree slope. Accommodation here is very affordable, although more than at Excalibur. I believe I spent about $50 per night. As a guest, you'll have access to the attractively landscaped swimming pool around back.
The Pharoah's Feast Buffet is very good. It is located downstairs, under the casino.
Address: 3900 Las Vegas Blvd.
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