I've been in casinos in 5 states and this one was by far the worst. Extremely over crowded, this casino's ceilings are very low...this provides for a very cramped feel. Additionally, there are many kids all over this casino. It was not clean generally.
Back a few years ago, this was an ideal spot. Right on the Sstrip, very reasonable prices, EXCELLENT buffet (award winning).
Well, most of that has changed over time. The wife and I did a three day mini-weekend and boy were we ever disappointed.
First, checking in, look out for the people in the black blazers. They approach you as if they are trying to help you find your elevators, but then come and use high pressure try to get you to attend a time share seminar. Boy, one lady would NOT take no for an answer.
She followed us from the registration desk to our elevators, all the while not taking NO for an answer. Our complaints to the management fell on deaf ears.
Now for the rooms, wanted a non-smoking room, ended up with a smoking room with a non-working shower.
We had to move to a room with twin beds, in a smoking room. UGH.
The main cafe was the best part of our visit. The food was great, however the service was mediocre. The buffet is not what it once was.
It looks as if this place took a turn for the worse. The staff appears overworked, the food is at best average, and the rooms are getting old.
There were some rumors flying around that Circus Circus was on the chopping block, but that seems to be a rumor as of now. I would keep an eye on it, it just may be the next to come down.
I wrote a review for Tripadvisor but here I am posting what I said before so more people could read it ... I'm gonna add a few more things I forgot to say... we chose again the CC hotel because the rooms at the West Tower were renovated, flat screen tv, the best kind of bed to have a good rest and of course the price!!!
If you're not a gambler you can just walk around the hotel visiting the Adventuredome or the circus area where you can win a lot of toys :) one think I like is that there's a McDonalds inside the hotel so it's easy to grab a coffee and an apple pie for breakfast hehe, there's a new huge souvenir store just outside the hotel and a CVS store just a block away from the hotel. When we booked there was a promo 40% off and 2 free buffets, so as soon as we arrived we went to the buffet for dinner, the buffet may not have as many dishes as other buffets but the quality was good.
Now the review I wrote for Tripadvisor...
This was our 3rd time at the CC (5 nights may-june) first time we stayed at the Skyrise tower and didn't like the location but the room was Ok, 2nd we stayed at the West tower was so nice so we decided to back to that kind of room for our 3rd visit... last time was in September and our room was almost in front of the elevators and they had a kind of noisy problem (it sounded like a pneumatic hammer) so we couldn't sleep and asked for a new room, we got a GREAT room because was almost at the end of the hall so no noise for us :)
This time we asked for a non-smoking, strip view (if possible), no door-connecting room and what we got? Smoking room, mountain view, door-connecting!!! anyway the mountain view was much better than the strip view so we were ok with that... the problem this time was the connecting room we could hear the noisy guests next to our room playing something like xbox or wii, one night at 2:30 am we had to call security because our "neighbors" arrived so drunk that they were yelling, talking so loud and making so much noise that it was really annoying and all because of the terrible connecting doors... I really hate them!!! they should be noiseproof doors or have a kind of noiseproof board between each door...
almost the last day I noticed some failure with the water (the flow pressure wasn't constant...) and surpriseeee!!! next day we received a letter saying that they will shut off the water in the building from 1 am to 5 am because of maintenance so we could ask for another room... we decided to stay at the same room (at 1 am we are sleeping) so no problem.
The only thing that makes me think twice about staying at the CC again is the problem with the connecting doors, if someone could tell me for sure that I won't get a connecting room I'll gladly stay at the CC again!!! btw some night I had to ask something at the front desk... I talked to "Richard" he was at the check-out, was so nice that I guess we talked for more than 20 mins :)
With the Sahara now gone, there really aren't many of the original casinos from the 1960s and 1970s left on the strip. Unfortunately, Circus Circus really hasn't upgraded, well, anything, since then. When the biggest food attraction is a Krispy Kreme outlet, you know that there is trouble. The circus acts are free, and interesting for a few minutes, and may hold your childrens' attention. The Adventure Dome, and its games and rides, is also good for children. But the point is, if you don't have kids, there is really no reason to be here