Luxor Hotel on the Strip has a history and legacy that fashions itself from the authentic pyramids of Egypt.
Table of Contents
- The Resort
- The Future
- Frequently Asked Questions About Luxor Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Way back in the fall of 1991, Circus Circus Enterprises—an early incarnation of what would become Mandalay Resort Group—announced plans for what would eventually become one of the Las Vegas Strip’s most iconic structures: The Luxor Las Vegas.
This famous resort boasts an Ancient Egyptian theme with its namesake taken from the Egyptian city along the Nile River. Today the real Luxor is the site of the ancient ruins of Thebes, among them the Temple of Luxor, the Great Temple, the Valley of Kings and Valley of Queens. Now heading into its 28th year, Luxor is the kind of resort that only a Las Vegas Strip property could pull off, maintaining the spirit of Sin City through its knowing cheekiness, terrific amenities, and numerous attractions.
Breaking ground in the spring of 1992 and subsequently opening in the fall of 1993, Luxor has a formidable presence on the strip through its world-famous shows, vast spaces for relaxing and gambling and a couple of fascinating exhibitions. Among the more famous attractions are Blue Man Group, Carrot Top and America’s Got Talent–along with its large pool area. Visitors love the overall architectural prowess that makes a statement at the very south end of the Strip. You can’t miss Luxor Las Vegas, especially since it is topped off by the famous Luxor SkyBeam—a column of light so intense it can be spotted by aircraft as far as 275 miles away.
After ownership changed in 2005, Luxor Las Vegas became a MGM Resorts property, and as such, a resort backed by the Strip’s biggest power player. Today, with over 4,000 rooms, ancient artifacts from the Titanic and a topless revue, the Luxor pulls off luxury and kitsch in one clean swoop, the way only a Vegas resort could. This makes it a favorite for families, hedonists, sports betters, bachelors and bachelorettes alike.
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There are 4,400 rooms in the Luxor Resort, so you will have absolutely no shortage of options. These range from your standard king size hotel rooms, either in the Pyramid structure or in the adjacent towers, to suites and the Fresh rooms, courtesy of StayWell. Much like other resorts including the Sahara, the Luxor goes out of its way to keep guests loyal and happy.
Fresh by StayWell
The Fresh by StayWell rooms employ state of the art wellness technology to make your stay at the Luxor as relaxing as possible. Aromatherapy, air purifying and de-chlorification of your shower’s water are just some of the things you can look forward to when you book a Fresh room.
The Egyptian Ballroom and Lotus Ballroom provide a combined total of 28,000 square feet—with the Egyptian Ballroom alone topping 20,000—perfect for ceremonies, conventions, meetings and gatherings of any sort. The Egyptian ballroom is divisible into a whopping 10 separate spaces with a capacity of nearly 1000 guests, while the Lotus ballroom can be divided into 3 separate spaces, fitting up to 800 guests.
For VP gatherings and more intimate business affairs, the Jewel Boardroom is just about 475 square feet, fitting 30 people.
For smaller affairs, the Galleria boardrooms go up to 3,400 square feet and have capacity for up to 300 guests, and can be used as individual event rooms or sidebar rooms for bigger events.
Vegas is nothing if not a town known for its decadent pools—especially once the month of May hits and the sun blazes over the Strip. When I moved to Las Vegas in 2016, the first pool I went to as a local was Luxor’s supersized oasis of four separate pool sections at a whopping 125,000 square feet for the entire pool deck.
The laid-back ambience of this pool, along with its decadent cabanas, breezy service, incredible views of the Luxor’s architecture, great food and cocktails make it one of the best places to kick back on the strip. You can make summers in Vegas photo-ready with cabana rentals and featured pool parties. Entry to the Oasis Pools at Luxor is free for guests and a fee is required for non-hotel guests.
Cabanas and Daybeds
Get personalized, poolside comfort when you upgrade to a daybed or cabana. These secluded and spacious cabanas are perfect for a chilled out gathering with delicious summertime cocktails straight from the bar, conveniently located next to all cabanas.
Temptation Sundays is a long running, summertime pool party catering to the LGBTQ+ community at home here in Las Vegas but also for the many happy LGBTQ+ tourists who make their way to the Las Vegas Strip. Expect lots of sunshine, delicious cocktails, terrific music and happy surroundings all summer long. This party is hosted by J.Son from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Sunday from May to August, finishing the summer season with their popular Labor Day party.
Luxor Las Vegas has theaters with intimate, up close views. Visit the Atrium Theater where you can see Carrot Top, the Blue Man Theater hosting the famous Blue Man Group or the adjacent Luxor Theater for America’s Got Talent Las Vegas. These theaters fit anywhere from 400 to 1,000 guests depending on the show.
Parking for registered hotel guests is convenient and easy. 24-hour parking passes are included in your bill for your convenience, or can be purchased on its own. Parking passes apply to every MGM resort on the Strip, including the likes of The Mirage, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Cosmopolitan and more. For visitors, parking is free for the first hour, then $12 for the following four hours, going up to $15 for anything over four hours or over 24 hours. After 24 hours, your fee will be $18.
Valet rates are as follows:
Zero to Two hours: $18 Monday through Thursday, $20 from Friday to Sunday
Two to Four hours: $20 Mon-Thu, $22 Fri-Sun
Four to 24 hours: $26 Mon-Thu, $30 Fri-Sun
Over 24 hours daily rate: $26 Mon-Thu, $30 Fri Sun
Nevada residents get complimentary parking for the first three hours, and then are subject to self parking/visitor rates after that.
Keep in mind that fees are subject to change if there is an event occurring on the Strip or close by. The east parking lot is uncovered and accessible via the entryway/valet area, and the same applies to the west parking lot.
For your convenience, a tram connects the Luxor to Excalibur, the Mandalay Bay Events Center and Mandalay Bay. This tram is completely free of charge and runs about every five minutes. Ground transportation is available in the form of Uber pickup areas on the North Side of the property—luckily this is clearly marked—and taxi pickup at the Strip facing part of the property. Be sure to check with the concierge for details.
Nurture Spa and Salon
Luxor Las Vegas has the Nurture Spa and Salon, a facility catering to the most vital of your wellness needs, be it a eucalyptus steam session, a therapeutic sauna, several Jacuzzis and an overall environment of relaxation and rejuvenation. Massages are offered for any need, from a couples massage or even an expecting mother massage.
In addition, the Nurture Salon can keep you in top form with its hair, makeup and other essential services for your stay. The Nurture Spa even has a makeup application option for glamor needs before those big Vegas events.
What is a Las Vegas Resort without a bevy of dining options? You are in luck with the Luxor Las Vegas, which runs the gamut from luxe steakhouse to your classic Las Vegas all-you-can-eat buffet.
Tender is a steakhouse with flair and style, including a lounge and a selection of some of the best wet and dry steaks.
Tender has some of the best happy hour drink specials on the Strip—especially if you like martinis. Enjoy craft cocktails while marinating in the ambience, but do not feel limited to the prime rib.
Tender also offers delicious seafood options, as well as shareable plates for larger parties that want to enjoy and sample the best of the Las Vegas Strip.
The Vegas Strip has become a congregating spot for sports fans, especially now in the age of sports betting and the Strip’s crown jewel—Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders. The Luxor has the best place for these fans to hang out. Public House is home of refreshing draft beers, fish and chips, and mammoth eating challenges like the “Do It Public” burger, a tower of four double cheeseburgers. Huge screens adorn the walls that will keep you and your party apprised of tallies for March Madness or football season–or any sport you can think of–all the way until midnight.
At Diablo’s Cantina, Chef Saul has developed a menu of Mexican food options worthy of the Strip, itself a microcosm of the United States, emblematic of this country’s cultural diversity, welcoming workers and tourists from all over. Thanks to him, you will get some of the tastiest entrees like Vixen Chicken, Alambre Tacos and steamy fajitas. The surroundings of this restaurant are artful and colorful, and you can enjoy some of the tastiest tequila-based cocktails all the way until midnight at the Cantina.
Buffet at Luxor
It’s not a Las Vegas casino without a buffet. Luxor’s buffet is a family friendly treat that is open until 3 p.m. where little ones under the age of four eat free. Partake in a casual, non-pretentious experience on the lower level of the Luxor, with homemade pizza, unlimited omelets, a bottomless salad station and an assortment of dessert treats meant to entice you until your belly is full. The breakfast station has made-to-order eggs Benedict and omelets, the carving station has roasted beef and turkey. Did we mention an all you can drink station with margaritas, house wine and beers on draft?
The Pyramid Cafe is a jumpstart to any hotel guests’ day at the Luxor, and it does so with enough flair and flavorful dishes to have you coming back each morning. Reviewers love the chicken and waffle dish, as well as the Pyramid Pancake Stack, featuring fresh berries and fluffy pancakes that quickly rid you of the morning cravings. A breakfast parfait is a great option if you are in a hurry, and Pyramid’s lunch menu features juicy burgers and chunky french fries.
Backed by Chef LA, a season 5 victor of the Hell’s Kitchen show, Backstage Deli offers sizable portions of the best salads and sandwiches for breakfast and lunchtime. Breakfast options include bagel sandwiches and a BLT & A—A for avocado, that is—to chef’s special sandwiches like the Chicken Diablo, powered by grilled chicken, buffalo sauce, lettuce and chipotle mayo. A savory vegan burger is available as well, courtesy of Beyond Burger, with mustard vinaigrette and spring mix. Double up on your cheeseburger if you are extra hungry for just a few extra bucks.
The daytime menu at the Luxor’s glimmering Oasis poolside does not disappoint. The bright and sunny days of summer are not without poolside dining. Fresh cocktails like the Luxor Margarita, Cucumber Cooler with organic cucumber vodka and Blue Drank featuring Bacardi’s pineapple rum will give you a nice daytime aura. These are ripe for being topped off with classic nacho dishes, chicken sandwiches or a savory burger platter. For those of you who who want an ice-cold treat, Dole whip and multi-flavored ice cream is available as well.
Luxor Food Court
If the previous cornucopia of options does not seem like it will hit the right spot for the time being, there is always the Luxor Food Court, with all your favorites like Johnny Rockets and Nathan’s Hot Dogs for a quick bite when you are in a hurry to catch Blue Man Group or Carrot Top.
The above 21 crowd has reasons to be excited about the bars at Luxor, with skilled bartenders and signature drinks that are sure to hit the spot.
Located smack in the middle of the Luxor’s gaming area, the Centra allows you to enjoy the casino ambience while you play a game of Keno or enjoy a tipsy chat with friends. Slots are also available for your enjoyment, and wide-screen TVs ensure you are up to date on current sporting events.
Taking its name from the mysterious aurora borealis lights seen in uppermost corners of the northern hemisphere, the Aurora bar announces itself almost immediately upon entering the Luxor casino, thanks to its location directly across from the lobby. This lounge atmosphere comes with great lighting, special contemporary cocktails and bartop gaming for a very Vegas experience.
Bartenders with a knack for presentation are the stars of Flight, a bar located close to the HyperX Esports Arena. With comfortable furniture and an easygoing atmosphere, you can socialize merrily with craft beers and cocktails.
Entertainment is Luxor’s game, and the following shows are a must for any Vegas traveler.
Blue Man Group
Who doesn’t enjoy the classic Eiffel 65 song “I’m Blue”? See this spectacular show come to life at Luxor, with its decades-long legacy in entertainment that has delighted millions of show goers since 1987.
Prop comedy is a special breed of entertainment, and Carrot Top’s long-standing show on the Strip is proof that this genre is here to stay. Catch his ever-changing set at Luxor.
America’s Got Talent: Las Vegas
As one of NBC’s most famous shows, America’s Got Talent winners show off their diverse skill sets in Vegas as a part of their first-prize package.
The costumes are a draw for this show, but so are the acrobatics and dances themselves. Don’t let this be “the Strip’s biggest tease” and see it for yourself.
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Exhibits and Attractions
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Travel back in time to a night of tragedy, mystique and legend with the Luxor’s fascinating Titanic exhibit. Touted as one of the most highly attended exhibits ever, this special experience takes you on an intimate journey. See some of the daily effects like luggage, an unopened champagne bottle and recreations of the grandiose and ornate decor of this famed ship liner.
Bodies: The Exhibition
Real bodies, real organs and real anatomy?
This exhibit is a fascinating and educational journey into the human body, as it has rarely ever seen before. There are 13 specimens of full bodies, along with over 200 organs and other body specimens.
By comparing healthy human organs to those ravaged by poor diet or smoking, you may come away rethinking your indulgences, but if nothing else, you will have learned critical information about your own body.
MGM Resorts MGM rewards card gives you points for every dollar spent, and those rack up. From a spa day, to the slots game you played last night to the dinner from the last time you were in Sin City, the MGM Rewards program is essential to any traveler. Read about the Luxor casino to check out more information about the MGM Rewards program.
For some apparel or kitschy memorabilia, Luxor has you covered.
For last minute needs, 24/7 is available for the little things: merchandise, snacks, magazines, cigars and sundries.
Souvenirs, apparel, and Luxor-themed merchandise dominate this store.
Lx Logo Store
Merchandise you will find here includes Luxor themed souvenirs, t-shirts, hats, sweats and items from FANTASY.
A two-mile car ride to Town Square at the very beginning of the Las Vegas Strip will satisfy an array of shopping needs
As the Las Vegas Strip adjusts to a new normal, the Luxor Las Vegas can take pride in not being left behind or falling behind the curve. Thanks to Blue Man Group’s continued success, as well as Carrot Top, America’s Got Talent and FANTASY entertaining guests with plenty of bawdy laughs and alluring talent, Luxor is poised to return to south Strip prominence in 2022 after a decidedly complicated two years for virtually every Vegas resort On The Strip.
Winners from the latest America’s Got Talent have joined the Vegas roster, among them Lea Kyle, Jimmie Herrod and winner Justin Tavella.
Sports betting continues to be a big draw for Las Vegas, so expect Luxor to benefit greatly from the nearby Allegiant and T-Mobile arenas, both home to sports events and iconic performances alike.
Frequently Asked Questions About Luxor Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Does Luxor have free parking?
Luxor is an MGM property. Therefore, parking is free for the first hour for hotel guests, and a fee incurs for additional hours. Parking is free for the first three hours for Las Vegas locals. Read more to find out about free parking on the Strip.
Can you stay in the Luxor pyramid on the Strip in Las Vegas?
The Luxor Hotel pyramid has rooms and suites with slanted windows, giving guests a view of the Strip from a unique angle.