Reviewed 12 September, 2021
Great place to bring your kids. The midaway has ton of games and the circus acts are cute to watch. The rides are fun for young and old as well. Very noisy in the midway. If this is not your thing, i definitely would avoid this area. Slots are pretty fun. Many to choose from. An older part of vegas but still worth a try.
NEVER, EVER again....
Reviewed 11 September, 2021
Let's get right to the point. I will, never, ever, stay at this dive again. During a recent weekend stay we had the misfortune of selecting Circus, Circus due to the relative inexpensive costs. What a colossal mistake on my part. Let me count the problems out point by point.
--The checkin line was one of the longest and slowest moving lines I've ever seen for a Strip resort. Get some automated machines if you can't hire enough staff!!
--The whole place stinks... and not just of mildew and cigarettes. I don't know how the staff can stand it. I really can't think of a descriptive enough term to describe how bad it was. Why hasn't this place been remodeled!!!!
--our room was on the 20th floor in the Skyrise tower. You have to go to the third floor and walk the crowded, tiny concourse area around the Adventuredome just to get to the elevator bank. The distance isn't worse than the other Strip resorts, but the crowding is ridiculous due to the tiny concourse area.
--The wait for the elevators sometimes took upwards of 30nminutes!!! That's not an exaggeration. We timed it several times. It's the only elevator bank for that tower and half of the elevators were out of service. Pathetic. Staffing issues shouldn't cause that problem.
--The last day we were there saw a huge chunk of the ceiling right before the elevator bank collapse due to massive water damage. I've almost run out of words!!
--The grounds around the hotel are so scary at night now that we almost didn't like coming back here when it was dark.
There were some good things though. The room itself was actually fairly nice and comfortable. The a/c unit worked great too which kept the wife happy is. As opposed to some of the other reviews, I thought the staff was fantastic.
Very sad place and smells terrible!
Reviewed 5 September, 2021
We chose this because we thought it would be the most family-friendly. We were wrong. The free circus acts are only one short one once an hour then they expect you to walk around the midway games with your kids for the rest of the time between shows. The games are INCREDIBLY expensive with almost no hope of winning (you know the kind). Our room was a nightmare, no sofa or place to sit, just beds with very old linens and reeked of mildew to an extent it was unbearable and we had to go out and buy fabreeze to tolerate it for the night. The air conditioning system is very old and does NOT cool to room to an acceptable level. It's Vegas, we expected everything to be open quite late or 24 hours, we were surprised to find almost all the shops and restaurants to close early and not reopen until quite late. We were only there as a stop-over on our way home, so it was difficult for us to get food or souveniers. So incredibly disappointing. This is a classic Vegas hotel without the classic Vegas service. As an aside note, parking is a NIGHTMARE here. No valet and no spots available on a weekend! Also a VERY low clearance so no big trucks here, there were foot prints all over the celiting beams of the parking garage.
Uninvited guests in our room
Reviewed 3 September, 2021
I stayed for 3 nights last weekend, pretty expensive for what they offer. They have a nice water park for the kids and the pool is ok. But they both close at 6:00 pm sharp, so my kids were pretty upset. The restaurant selection is not very good, but at least Vince Neil's terrible restaurant is gone. The deli has decent food but is very overpriced, I didn't try anything else, because why bother? The hotel was packed and of the 4 elevators for our part of the hotel, 1 was operating. That made wait times unbearable, so we really tried not to go to the room if we could avoid it. My wife and daughter were covered in bites from bed bugs in the 1st room we inhabited. At least management had the sense to relocate us, although we were required to sign a waiver giving them access to our medical records. On top of all of that our neighbors had a very loud and violent fight at 3;00am. I called security and found out my phone in the room did not work so I tried using my cell phone from an outside line and it rang and rang and rang. Eventually I walked down to the front desk and was told security would come up and deal with the problem. After 30 minutes a security team came up and knocked on the door when my neighbor did not answer security began to walk away. I open the door to protest because there was a woman in the room I felt might be in danger. After my protest security forced their way into the room and removed the woman. Luckily the next night we were moved because of the bedbug issue. I have good memories of this hotel growing up and I thought it would be a good place to take my kids. But management made it clear they don't want my money and they're sure as heck not going to make any improvements to the existing hotel. Even some of the old hotels in the downtown area look 10 times better then Circus Circus. That being said they will not be getting my money in the future. I also was told to call management for a follow up and was treated very rudely and hung up on, zero professionalism. If your expectations are very low and you don't mind sharing your room with whatever insects all around then by all means stay at Circus Circus or maybe just the local Dumpster
The oldest and dirtiest major hotel in Las Vegas
Reviewed 3 September, 2021
The floors in this hotel was the dirtiest I've ever seen I had the same cleaner floors in Motel 6.
The showers backed up in drained very slowly leaving film and dirt in the tub.
The shower curtains had long rust marks on them. That was no soap dish or rack of any sort for you to hang your soap or set your soap in.
The shower wrecks in the bathroom have rust on them.
The toilets was so low to the floor that my 3-year-old who is 3 ft tall could stand up and urinate directly into the toilet
No amenities in the room whatsoever other than the TV they didn't even have a clock in the room.
The carpet leading away from the elevators was all different colors and big water spots as if it had rained in it on the floor.
They stayed the room has two queen size beds but they actually are full size beds and the worst mattresses I have ever slept on.
The furniture in the room and the beds look like they was from the '70s, I know those were the same curtains they had hanging in the '80s I remember them.
I will never ever stay in circus circus again it was the worst hotel visit I've ever had.
I watch the cleaning service clean the room across the hall from me and they didn't know sanitation toward cobit they didn't even have the sprayers that they sanitized the rooms with so beware. Upon our arrival we immediately went to Walmart and got Lysol spray and sprayed down the entire room and if you stay there you should do the same because they do not sterilize the rooms.