At about 152 meters, the contemporary Circa Resort & Casino is the newest and tallest hotel in Downtown Las Vegas. If you’re searching for an adult-only resort hotel to party, this is the place to be.
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The loyalty club of Circa is called “The One”, which is used also in the D, and Golden Gate. The basic “GAMBLER” tier doesn’t offer many benefits, but when you reach the “MAVERICK” or even “LEGEND” level – you’ll enjoy quite nice perks like VIP check-in, complimentary valet & self-parking, complimentary limousine service to or from the nearest airport with hotel stay and priority lines at restaurants. Read full details from Circa website.
I booked my stay directly through the Circa website (no existing status) and paid 270 USD per day (Saturday-Monday stay). The rate is definitely expensive for downtown, but well in line with nicer Strip hotels.
Arriving at Circa and Check-in
As mentioned above, Circa is an adult-only hotel. So before you enter the hotel, your id is checked by security. The same applies if you leave to visit Fremont Street and return to the hotel. On the positive side, the atmosphere inside the casino is much nicer than in the other downtown casinos.
On my visit in July 2022, I arrived at the lobby at 2:30pm (the official check-in time is at 3pm). There was no queue, but I was told promptly that the room was not ready. The front desk attendant promised to send me an email once the room is available. That email or call never happened.
At around 4:30pm went there to ask about the room situation, and suddenly the room was ready then. After that, the actual check-in process was fast and efficient.
Access to the guest elevators is blocked by gates which can be opened using the room card. Unlike other Las Vegas hotels, Circa features a unique elevator system. You just press the floor number (in the elevator lobby) to which you want to be taken. You are then notified of which elevator will be opening. Inside the elevator, there are no buttons to push.
At 41 square meters (~440 square feet), the room is somewhat larger than the average basic room in Las Vegas. That extra room is used to create a tiny living area with a couch, a small table, an ottoman and a separate work desk.
The charging options were good but unfortunately, ports were missing from the other side of the bed. There was also a mini fridge with two small water bottles.
The lighting in the room was controlled by multiple wall-mounted touchpads. The setup is much more modern than for example Crockfords Las Vegas. The touchpad had multiple light modes and buttons for privacy and housekeeping request.
In addition to light control pads, there was also a tablet next to the bed. The tablet could be used to browse the internet, play music, and even request service.
The bathroom was really nice for a standard room. The twin vanity with mirrors looked great, and the gambling-themed wallpaper added a fun, yet sophisticated touch. The brightness of the mirror was adjustable using the up and down arrows in the mirror.
There is one big minus when staying at Circa, which probably applies to all rooms there. There is LOUD music blasting all day, starting around 10 am and lasting until late hours (the volume goes a bit down at around 10pm).
My room was facing away from the music source (Stadium Swim) but I could still feel the deep bass vibrating throughout the building. A big problem for day nappers and light sleepers.
Stadium Swim Pool and Gym at Circa
Stadium Swim, Circa‘s pool, is accessible all year and features six pools, two hot tubs, two swim-up bars, and poolside games. Even more impressive is the 44 meters wide TV screen playing your favorite game(s) just in front of you.
Restaurants and Dining
Circa has several restaurants, including 8east, Saginaw’s Deli, and Barry’s Downtown Prime. During my visit, I tested all three of the above and found especially 8east an excellent option – if you like Asian-style food.
If you are looking for cheaper eating options, there are lots of affordable alternatives on Fremont Street.
Circa Las Vegas – Conclusion
Would I visit Circa again? With friends and party in mind – definitely yes! But if you are looking for a relaxing and quiet vacation, this hotel is not for you.
- Modern, luxury (on a downtown scale) feel
- Fantastic pool area to have fun
- Plenty of good restaurants on the premises
- Loud bass thumping throughout the day
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