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
I have three main points:
1. You absolutely MUST do the online, mobile check-in. Apparently most guests don't take advantage of this - but we by-passed a long line and were checked in within minutes!
2. The restaurants at the Bellagio are fantastic. If you want a delicious breakfast - Sadelle's is your place. Harvest was one of the best meals we've eaten. Great atmosphere and amazing food.
3. You really can't beat the location of the Bellagio.
The grounds and casino area of the Bellagio are spectacular - no doubt. The suites for over $400 per night are NOT exceptional, except for the view of the fountains. Rooms could be updated and care for at the level one would except for an exceptional hotel to live up to its reputation. Disappointed with the rooms and restaurants at Bellagio. Great place to visit but will not stay here again with so many other options.
Opt for a fountain view room overlooking the lake. The television has a fountain channel which plays the music heard outside during each show. Entertainment from your room and the best during the evening with the lighting and smoke. Visit the Conservatory for great displays, best pictures during the early morning hours for less people
Had a wonderful stay woth my wife! Staff was very nice and the follow up was great!! Very classy 👌 buffet was delicious and the rooms were very comfortable. Check in was a breeze and such a clean place to be!!
The pluses: very good location, excellent facilities and decent-sized rooms that were nicely decorated. Excellent meal at Noodles.
Minuses: Noisy room (and we were not near the elevators), dated bathroom that had soap scum in the shower hinges, chipping of the vanity and fixtures that had lost their ability to shine years ago, and a check-in that was not acceptable.
Personal Preferences: The casino was overly large and smelled of too much smoke. The swimming pool closed early (before 7PM) and I was looking forward to a swim after a week in Death Valley and other national parks. Overall, the Bellagio felt "cold". E.g., I'm used to BJ dealers smiling and interacting with the players. Not here.