Rated 2 out of 5 by Dave2554 Definitely not my kind of place ...
Wound up booking this hotel for my first trip to Vegas after missing out on a last minute airfare deal staying at Bellagio. Snagged this as the next best price knowing little about the property other than it is supposedly on the Strip. The hotel location was not where I had envisioned ... that's on me. Cabs required to get me anywhere I wanted to go. Being on the strip and being in the heart of the strip are two different things, I found out. The hotel itself is very dated ... old carpeting and other decor. The room itself was ok ... no real complaints. Clean, and generally comfortable. The hotel caters to families, and was shocked by the number of kids, which was definitely not the scene I was looking for. Casino was awful. Came home from the strip and decided to play some Blackjack before heading to bed. Players at my table were bombed, spilling beer on the table and cards, and Casino allowed them to stay at table and gamble. I played maybe a dozen hands, went to bed, and never returned. It never felt like the Casino really had much energy, or people having a great time when I would pass by it. As for food, I hear the Steak House in the hotel is one of the better in the area ... I didn't try it though because it became my goal to spend as a little time as possible there during my stay. Ate breakfast at Vince Neil's place one morning, and it was nothing special. The buffet I had on my first morning there was awful. Bland, poor selection, and luke warm at best. By far the worst meal I ate during my 6 days in Vegas. I will say the staff was very nice, and a couple people in particular helped me deal with a difficult situation when I lost my wallet the first night in town. Also was awakened by an 'Early Warning System' Fire Alarm at about 6:00 AM one morning with an announcement that the situation was being evaluated and instructions would be provided. This went on for about 30 minutes before it just shut off with no further announcement, such as an order to evacuate, or an all clear. Maybe this is SOP everywhere, but I would have expected an announcement advising guests what to do after the alarm ended. In summary, I would not recommend to anyone travelling to Vegas without kids, who want to be within walking distance of the best Casino's on the strip, or who are looking for a resort with a fun gambling environment. If all you are looking for is a place to lay your head down at night, and don't mind having to cab and eat everywhere else (With the possible exception of the Steak House), you probably won't be disappointed in the price.
October 30, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Walkers Circus Circus is great if you have kids....not so much if you don't.
The rooms are average. The elevators to the West Tower are great. The WIFI stinks! Customer service is very helpful. The business computer room for printing boarding passes needs updated and working computers.The information desk is the "go to" place for solving all problems. They are very knowledgeable.
October 29, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by DeeL Very average
Upon checking in we were immediately sold on an upgrade. After looking around, I decided it was a good idea but not sure if it was worth the extra money or not
October 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by MissStevie Not bad
When we first arrived I was disappointed. I booked a single king size bed for me and my husband with a view. We made it to our room but our key didn't work. So, we went back to check-in counter. The gentleman made us walk back up to speak with security. We waited a solid 10 minutes for security to get there. After trying his master key we still couldn't get in & he sent us back down stairs. So, back to the check-in line for the third time. The same gentleman switched our room to a lower level & instead of a king we ended up with two queens and a view of the hotel being built next door.
Other than that the room was fine. I was kind of upset that most of the restaurants and shops closed early. I think 6pm is when they started shutting their doors. And no one seemed to know anything about the fright dome. When I asked a gentleman he told me I would have to walk out to the fright dome for information... It was closed. That seemed to be the reoccurring theme for our visit.
But we did have fun in the arcade and in the casino!
October 23, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Brittjk14 Horrible until we asked for upgrade
I knew it must've been too good to be true. Hours before arriving I was bragging about how cheap our hotel deal was. As we walked in and received our room, I completely understood. If you ever stay at Circus Circus be sure before you get there that you are not staying in any of the Manors. It's a long walk to your room and the guests you will pass by look like they've wandered from a bus stop. Thank God we had issues with our shower not getting hot, not draining, and a leaky faucet- because I immediately asked for an upgrade and was able to get in the Skyrise portion of the hotel. Much much better. Location isn't great because it's so far north and you end up spending so much money on taxis. Trust me, pay extra and go elsewhere.
October 23, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by JAOH Basic Accommodations, Affordable Price
The room was very basic and clean. That was perfect for my stay. I was in the West Tower on a higher floor and it was very quiet. I did not gamble in the casino. Calling guest services was frustrating. There were far too many loops through the automated system and long hold times before reaching a team member.
The housekeeping staff was great. There was a maintenance issue (busted water pipe) that impacted the water on my floor. It was repaired relatively quickly but the issue was not communicated to guests.
If I got a better deal at the south end of the Strip, I probably wouldn't stay here again but it was a decent and basic stay.
October 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Elak Budget option on strip
During weekdays, budget option on strip. Older, less central location due to many demolished sites around the hotel. Easy free parking.
October 19, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by JohnnyAces Cirus Circus: Worth it if you can take taxis or drive
To begin with, there are small children here, I did not experience any problems but it can get loud. I did not go to the circus or the attractions here, as my friends and I were more interested in places further south on the Strip. Anyway: The check-in went smoothly and the receptionist was nice and helpful. The overall condition of the hotel and grounds was pretty good; I expected it to look older than it did. The hotel is laid out weird, with a tower and casino/lobby/restaurants etc in one location, then "the Manor" buildings - five separate buildings, 3 stories each, containing more hotel rooms - accessible by kind of a long walk and a sky way. The room was comfortable and spacious, with a large desk and several chairs and a laptop shelf by the bed (and a surge protector) and several lamps and a TV. The only room service that I remember is pizza until 11 PM. No microwave, no fridge, no coffeemaker. Ice and snacks available in the casino proper or by a pretty long walk inside each building where the rooms are. Quiet location even though it was by the entrance to the building. It was acceptable and convenient for my purposes. However, if you want to experience more of the Strip more easily, and money is not an issue, it's best to either stay closer to it or to drive/taxi around. FREE WIFI. Which is a pretty big deal, and saved me around $50.00. However, be careful about the websites and logins you perform, as it is a public non-secure network. I checked the available networks and there was nothing suspicious but you can never be too careful: I did not login to my bank or email, for example. There are several restaurants near the casino; a Starbucks, a Krispy Kreme, various souvenir shops. The Vince Neil restaurant was good, we had steak and fries and it was tasty. It was karaoke night, so it was loud, and to be truthful, kind of lame - but it was fun. Krispy Kreme is always excellent; Starbucks was good, I like their House Blend. Also, there is an all-night cafe called West Side, I had chicken strips and fries which I liked. The casino proper is, to put it kindly, old. Many out-of-service machines and some older ones mixed in with the new. Overall, definitely worth it if you just need a basic crash pad for a weekend or a week. Parking can be a hassle, if you are in the Manor buildings there is parking there but getting there can be a challenge, as there is construction and single-lane access with little signage. Fun for young kids, acceptable for adults.
October 19, 2016