This place is great for families, not really for a couple. The casino never seems to pay out when I am there. Food is fine, not expensive. The steakhouse is very good. Rooms are old but comfortable and parking is great. Nice location with other casinos within walking distance.
Circus Circus used to be a pretty good place even for adults. I think that since they're the only place in Vegas that caters to families now, they have pretty much given up on anything else. The Pink Pony restaurant is gone and their poker room almost never has more than 1 table playing a limit game.
If you have kids the circus acts and the carnival midway upstairs are still the best thing in Las Vegas for the kids. And of course, they still have the amusement park which I haven't seen in years but I'm sure it's fun for the kids.
So if you don't have kids you might want to skip Circus Circus.
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
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.