The Luxor Hotel and Casino is an Ancient-Egypt-themed resort and a landmark on the Las Vegas Strip. Built at about 75% to scale of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the 30-storey glass and steel pyramid-shaped hotel is one of the most iconic sights in Sin City. At night, a beam of light shines out from the tip of the pyramid. The Sky Beam is so bright, it's even visible to passing aeroplanes in Los Angeles.

While shiny and dazzling on the outside, the 4,400-room Luxor isn't as luxurious as its neighbours. Some rooms are dated, and others need basic maintenance and renovation. Even so, the hotel's excellent location, affordable rooms, and a wide variety of dining and entertainment options for all ages make it a popular choice for couples and families enjoying Vegas. 

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Highlights of the Luxor Hotel and Casino

You can find the Egyptian theme throughout the Luxor Hotel and Casino. Enter the atrium along a moving walkway that travels through a replica of Giza's Great Sphinx. The Sphinx is 110 ft high – 46 ft taller than the original statue in Egypt. It's a fun spot to snap selfies. In the lobby, 2-storey-tall statues of Pharaoh Ramesses II stand guard. On the base of the atrium, you'll find the casino, an IMAX theatre, restaurants, and live show venues. 

If you want a view of the action below, ask for a Pyramid room lining the walls of the atrium. Rooms in the 2 ziggurat-shaped black-glass towers outside the pyramid tend to be larger and more modern than ones in the main building. They also have fantastic views of the Strip. The downside is they’re further away from the casino and restaurants. 

The outdoor pool deck has 4 shimmering pools surrounded by palm trees. In summer, the deck hosts an adults-only LGBTQ+ pool party. If you want to escape the crowds, unwind with a relaxing treatment at the resort's Nurture Spa. Or work up a sweat at the 24-hour fitness centre. Science buffs can get up-close to real human specimens at the fascinating Bodies Exhibition. If you’re into history, the Titanic Exhibition displays over 250 authentic artefacts recovered from the wreck site of the famous ship.

Entertainment and dining at the Luxor Hotel and Casino

Entertainment abounds at the Luxor. The resort's sizeable ground-floor casino has all the typical games and machines to keep gamblers busy for hours. You can play the odds at more than 1,100 slot and video poker machines and 60 table games. Gaming enthusiasts can pay to play PC and console games alongside professionals at the 30,000 square-foot HyperX Esports Arena. 

The Luxor also has several on-site nightlife spots. The Atrium Showroom hosts stand-up comedian Carrot Top. At the same time, the legendary Blue Man Group delights the whole family with energetic music performances. The high-energy topless revue by the Fantasy showgirls is another popular show available here.

While there aren't celebrity-chef restaurants at the Luxor, you’ll find a New York-style pizza place, steakhouse, Asian venue with sushi, an American sports bar, and a classy Mexican joint. The Food Court and 24-hour deli are great for a quick snack or beverage.

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What’s good to know about the Luxor Hotel and Casino?

The Luxor is located at the southern end of the Strip in Las Vegas and is around a 10-minute taxi ride from McCarran International Airport (LAS).

If you want to visit the Shark Reef Aquarium at the Mandalay Bay Resort or the medieval castle at Excalibur Hotel and Casino, you don't need to go out into the hot Nevada sun. An indoor walkway and the free Mandalay Bay Tram connect guests staying at the Luxor with the 2 other hotels.

To explore further, walk 15 minutes or take a taxi to the Monorail Las Vegas on the east side of the Strip. It runs from the MGM Grand Hotel to Sahara Las Vegas.

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Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas

Location: 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA

Jacqui de Klerk | Contributing Writer