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 pillows are way to hard, there is no robe in the room, and the air conditoner/heater works okay. The toilet made a gurgling noise during the night. The mobile check-in process was GREAT, and would highly recommend folks to use that.
My family stayed at the Bellagio to celebrate my father's birthday over the Veteran's Day Weekend. The check-in line was long and it took the check-in staff about 15 minutes to get our information and the keys to our room. I booked the rooms through The Luxury Hotel and Resort Collection. We are supposed to get upgraded rooms if available but we were assigned rooms overlooking a tree on the 5th floor. The room size was ample but dated. Furniture and the bathroom appear well worn. Flat screen TV is small. When I tried to use the phone to call for reservations, it was always busy and a long wait. The bathroom amenities are pretty lacking for this level of hotel. Coming from non-smoking California, the hotel smelled of smoke any near the casino. The newer properties do not smell of smoke at all and Mandalay Bay does a great job of hiding the smoke smell for an older property.
Sadelle's was fine for breakfast but I recommend using the MGM app to make reservations the night before to avoid a long wait in line.
The Buffet for breakfast was mediocre and I would save the money and eat somewhere else. My 14 year old daughter left her small purse with less than $20 on her chair and when we went back 5 minutes later, it was already gone. We were seated in the corner and her chair was in a spot that a guest walking by would not have been able to see it. The staff did not make much effort to find it and the front desk staff appeared annoyed. It wasn't the monetary loss but the fact that the staff would take it. My daughter was sad about losing her purse as there were some personal belongings that she cherished.
Spago's food is ok and not worth the price. The staff was fine but not as attentive as one would expect from a restaurant that charges such exorbitant prices.
Bellagio Patisserie had a long line with ridiculously expensive prices for breakfast. The breakfast sandwich is no better than Starbucks but costs 3 times as much. Crepe was too sweet and omelette was ok.
At check-out, the line was super long and it took me 45 minutes to get to the counter. I would have checked out online or in the room had there not been an issue with the bill.
All in all, not a very good stay and I would not recommend staying at Bellagio. There are other properties that are now above the Bellagio in every way. Management needs to revamp this hotel.
Bellagio Las Vegas is a must stay hotel on the strip!! Atmosphere is beautifully elegant and services are impeccable!! very fortunate to stay at the 22nd floor of the Spa Tower w/ a strip view and able to enjoy the Incredible Bellagio Fountain thru out the night!! (try to tip the clerk when you check in and try your luck!!) Hotel Pool, hot tub, bars, pastry shop and snack shop (24 hrs) are all in high standard and all worth a try. Book thru the Bellagio website for special rates during the week, all the best Luck everyone!!