What We Love
- 2015 Jetsetter Hotel Food Award Winner
- Many restaurants overlook the fountains, and several (Olives, Hyde, Picasso, Prime) have outdoor patios, a rarity in Vegas
- Incredible location in the heart of the Strip, with easy monorail connection to Aria, City Center, Crystals and Monte Carlo
- Five separate pool courtyards, reserved day beds, deluxe cabanas and more
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What To Know
- Table limits are routinely the highest of any major casino in town (often starting as high as $25 per bet)
- Disproportionate amount of outside gawker traffic and an often-jammed casino floor
- With 3,000+ guestrooms, there are sometimes long waits for everything from the concierge to room service to bell staff
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Patterned after the opulent villas that line Italy’s glitzy Lake Bellagio, expect high ceilings, exposed marble, and art at every turn, both permanent displays and rotating gallery shows. Unlike many Vegas casino hotels where gaming spreads throughout, the Bellagio is broken into discreet pieces: the lobby, spa, garden and high end shops are on one side, and a passageway of top restaurants and shops leading to Caesars Palace is at the other. The casino is in between in the center, fronted by a row of top restaurants and the fountains and backed by the pool complex, making it one of the easiest properties to learn and navigate.
Bed & Bath
Guestrooms were all recently renovated and vary in style by tower: some are themed on the lobby garden and conservatory, some are more purely Mediterranean with marble and pale tones, and some are contemporary with sleek polished wood and metal furniture. Most have small marble tiled entryways and bold geometric patterns in the carpet and wallpaper, and every room type features upgraded bathrooms with Italian marble soaking tubs and glass enclosed shower stalls. Luxe touches include cashmere pillows, plush cotton towels and custom bath products. On a more practical level, the renovation added handy data and power connectivity panels to the desks, iPod docking stations, laptop safes in the nightstand and power-saving LED lighting.
The Bellagio has always been a leader in fine dining, and introduced the now common concept of cloning famed restaurants from other cities with a branch of Boston’s Olives (Todd English) and outposts of both Le Cirque and Osteria Circo from New York. Celebrity chefs including Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Michael Mina also have haute eateries. Fix, a casual American bistro, is a local’s favorite, rare for any Strip hotel eatery. The Bellagio is equally at the top of its game with nightclubs and bars: from The Bank to the lively Lily Lounge’s cocktail program. Even the resident Cirque du Soleil show, O, is groundbreaking with its high tech, all water aquatic stage. And while every hotel has gaming, the Bellagio rules poker with famous pros holding forth on a near-nightly basis.
In the Area
A big appeal of the location is access to the best of the surrounding properties: right next door and connected by skybridge is Caesars Palace. Get tickets for its raunch variety (adult only) show, Absinthe. The Forum Shops at Caesars are the best casino mall in town, and more upscale retail therapy can be found at the newer Crystals in City Center, directly linked to the Bellagio by tram. Another skybridge leads to non-descript Bally’s whose one important highlight is the long legendary Sunday champagne brunch complete with caviar bar. As part of the MGM resorts family, guests of the Bellagio have access to MGM’s otherwise private Shadow Creek Golf Club, the only course in Vegas ranked in the nation’s top 10.
How to Get There
The staff at Bellagio treated us like we were the only ones there. Never once talked to us like we were being a problem for them and helped us with any questions. I saw multiple times the staff helping others in many different languages and directing them to the proper place.
I am a true Marriott fan in all travel but thought I would try Bellagio. Greatly disappointed, service at the pool and in the hotel is horrible. You must stay in a pool area that is premium in order to get good service. Thermostats in room do not work well and require an override from their engineers. TV wouldn’t work 2 of the 3 days there. All this and rooms don’t even have fridges!!! Not sure there are many hotels that don’t have fridges in room any more. Would recommend other properties. We were here with another couple that experienced the same issues in their room.
I ment to write this earlier. But as of now im still waiting for a call from front desk for my room to be switched. We stayed at the executive hospitality suit for 3nights 4 days and paid some good money for it. As we arrived it wasn't what we expected it was only on the 6th floor facing the tram and trash. There was a connecting room which messed up our idea of a really nice room. The AC in the living room was very loud and shaky did not stop one bit with the noise. The front door was broken and constantly opened and closed when someone opens the door in the hallways. Same time we walked in and called front desk to see if anything else was available for us to switch but the women on the phone said no sorry we are all booked. She apologized and said I will call you first thing in the morning Friday to see what we have available, today is next Friday 1 week passed and still no call from anyone. I made attempts to reach front desk but still no call back. I paid a lot of money to have that Vegas experience but unfortunately I did not. I usually stay at the MGM lofts this time decided to stay at Bellagio but I made a mistake. 6601 room number.