By Steve Beauregard
With 3,981 hotel rooms, the Excalibur Hotel and Casino is the sixth biggest hotel in Las Vegas.
With all those rooms comes a huge demand for parking. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says that 25% of the 42 million annual tourists to Sin City are from Southern California. While some of those folks take short flights, tens of millions of others take cars into Las Vegas each year, looking to park at one of the mega-resorts like the Excalibur.
There’s a fee to park at the Excalibur in Las Vegas
For its part, the Excalibur does a good job of satisfying its parking demand, albeit it at a cost to the customer. But more on that in a second.
Excalibur Parking Spaces
The Excalibur is that rare Las Vegas casino to have parking spaces on all sides of the resort. There are numerous uncovered parking lot spaces on the north, east, south and west sides of the hotel/casino. In addition, the resort has one large parking garage, with another one on the way.
Construction is nearly complete for the brand new, 10 story parking garage that can hold 3,000 cars. The garage is being constructed on the northwest part of the Excalibur’s acreage, across from the T-Mobile Arena. The garage is being built in large measure to help offset parking demand at the T-Mobile Arena.
(Here’s an aerial map of the Excalibur parking areas. Green dots are areas where there is uncovered self-parking spaces. The red dot represents the current 3 story parking garage. Black shows you the valet parking area, while the yellow dot is where the new 10 story parking garage is being built.)
MGM Resorts says the $54 million dollar parking garage is expected to be open sometime in the summer or fall of 2017.
For now, however, guests at the Excalibur wanting covered parking will have to do with the current, original parking garage. This three story white concrete structure (pictured below), sits just behind the resort (to the west of the hotel and casino).
The parking garage has ten foot clearance. There is no direct walkway into the casino, so you’ll walk outside for a ways. If you can snag one, parking in one of the uncovered spaces (on any side of the resort), makes for a shorter walk into the casino.
Excalibur Las Vegas Hotel Parking Fee
Here are Excalibur’s fees for using their self-parking garage :
First Hour: Free
1 – 2 Hours: $5
2 – 4 Hours: $8
4- 24 Hours: $10
Every 24 hour period after that: $10
The caveat here is that players who have reached a certain level on Excalibur’s player’s card (M Life), are entitled to free parking.
As a member of the MGM Resorts brand of properties, the M Life card is used here. Beginning players start out with the “Sapphire” level and have to pay to park. However gamblers who have either a Pearl, Gold, Platinum or Noir M Life rewards card park free.
To park for free with your Pear, Gold, Platinum or Noir M Life card, you simply swipe your card at entry and exit. Unlike everyone else, you do not have to get a parking ticket.
As mentioned above, those of you staying and parking at the Excalibur still have to pay a parking fee, (on top of the resort fee). The only added minor benefit you get as a guest is that you get to keep your car parked up until midnight on the day you checked out, without having to pay for additional hours.
In addition, guests paying the parking fee have unlimited in and out privileges at the Excalibur, and any other MGM Resorts owned property.
In other words, say you are a hotel guest who pays the for a full day’s parking at the Excalibur. On that day, you will be able to park at say, the Aria, or Bellagio, without having to pay a new fee. When you return to the Excalibur, you won’t have to pay a new fee either. People not staying at the Excalibur will have to pay separate parking fees at every MGM Resorts property they visit. (If they choose to visit another one).
The Excalibur Valet Parking Area
Excalibur Hotel and Casino Valet Parking Fees
The Excalibur valet parking entrance is at the front entrance of the casino. It can be accessed from Tropicana Avenue, or from Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip).
The same rules apply here, as the Excalibur charges almost everyone for valet parking – even hotel guests.
Here are the fees for valet parking:
0 to 4 Hours: $10
4 to 24 Hours: $15
Each additional 24 Hours: $15
Rendering of the new Excalibur Parking Garage
Just like with self-parking, those of you with M Life Rewards members at the Gold, Platinum, or Noir levels get free valet parking. Unlike with self-parking, M Life players at the “Pear” level still have to pay. Sapphire level members pay for both valet and self-parking, as they are the low man on the totem poll.
And as an aside, although the valet parking is free for certain players, it still remains customary to tip the valet driver.
(Photos courtesy of Sandra Cohen Rose and Colin Rose and inazakira via Flickr)