If you want to stay in a resort that feels like old Vegas but is in new Vegas, Circus, Circus is the place for you. Circus, Circus is one of the independently run resorts located in the northern part of the strip next to the Las Vegas fairgrounds.
While we were on our trip out west we decided to head to Vegas a day early. When we started searching for places to stay we decided that we couldn’t miss checking out Circus, Circus. If anything we had to stay there ironically. The kids were up for it since it is one of the more family friendly resorts in Vegas.
The Family Friendly Amenities
The Adventuredome is basically a casino for kids. This place has tons of video games, roller coasters, rides, rock climbing and laser challenge. You could easily get lost in this place (I actually did, no lie). With the carnival games and carnival food you will feel like you are at the fair. My kids had a blast at this place.
The waterpark is called the Splash Zone. This place has 3 waterslides, a splash pad and 2 pools. Admission to the waterpark is included with the resort fees. We had to miss out on this experience since our visit was in late December.
Of course Circus, Circus has free circus acts. Every hour on the hour there is a circus act on the Midway Stage. You can see flying trapeze acts, juggling acts, circus clowns and aerial silk displays to name a few.
I have to admit my expectations were fairly low for our Circus, Circus room. Our receptionist was nice enough to give us a room upgrade when we checked in. Our original room was going to be in the Circus, Circus Manor which is located outside of the actual resort. Our upgrade moved us to the Skyrise Tower which is located above the casino.
I’m so thankful we got the complimentary upgrade. I have seen reviews of the Circus, Circus Manor and they are NOT good reviews. Our room in the Skyrise Tower was actually pretty nice. The beds were comfortable queen beds. We had blackout curtains to help us actually get a good nights rest. And the bathroom was just ok.
My biggest complaint about the rooms and the resort in general is the awful stale smoke smell. Even though we had a non-smoking room we could still smell the stale smoke as we walked to our room. I’m not sure that the non-smoking rooms and smoking rooms are separated very well. Or it could be the old rundown carpet that is holding the smell. I guess that’s just part of staying in an older resort.
The Casino and Shopping
As you walk down to the casino you will walk by tons of little shops. Compared to other resorts these shops are actually fairly affordable. You won’t really find the name brand fancy stores, but you will find plenty of stores to find affordable souvenirs.
The casino at Circus, Circus is a huge maze that you have to walk through to get out of the resort. There are tons of slot machines and table games. Again this is an older casino so the smoke tends to linger in this casino. Just an FYI when you are walking your kids through the casino to get out to the strip.
If you are a camper, Circus, Circus offers an RV park. You aren’t exactly going to have the most quiet camping experience in Vegas. But hey, you are camping on the Vegas Strip! The RV Park offers full hookups, their own pool and hot tub and a children’s play area. Talk about a unique camping experience.
So there you have it folks. Circus, Circus in a nutshell. I’m glad we stayed there, but I don’t think it will be a place we will stay again.
What is your favorite resort in Vegas? Do you like the newer fancy resorts? Or do you like old school Vegas?