The Venetian Las Vegas
What We Love
- The incomparable Canyon Ranch SpaClub
- Its Venetian garden-inspired pool area with three pools
- The 120,000-square-foot mega-casino and 19 restaurants
What To Know
- TAO Beach is closed in the winter
- Venetians work on the property (so the Italian accents are real)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Italian romance meets Vegas glitz at the Strip’s prized Venetian. The marble, all-suite pampering palace buzzes with high rollers, L.A. socialites and suburban escapees, all seeking fabulous accommodations surrounded by endless action. With over 4,000 suites, 19 restaurants, 80 shops, a 120,000-square-foot mega-casino—and, of course, its own canals for gondola rides—this re-creation of the famed Italian city somehow unites the opposing forces of quantity and quality. These suites are luxurious but not over-the-top, and the Italian theme is fun and whimsical but not to the point of cheesiness. They start at 650 square feet, which allows for plush furnishings in sunken living rooms and marble baths with a tub and separate glass-encased shower. The best touch, however, is the LCD TV in the bathroom so you can catch up on your soaps while you’re soaping up before a night on the Strip. But why leave? The hotel supplies the full Vegas experience: 19 restaurants, one of the Strip’s largest and most elegant casinos, a Canyon Ranch spa, swimming pools, the 21-plus TAO Beach beach club for the party set (open seasonally) and great entertainment options like Rock of Ages and Human Nature. And there are also more than enough ways to max your credit card with 160 luxury stores and boutiques, from Diane von Furstenberg to Chloe, Christian Louboutin to Tory Burch.
In the Area
The hardest choice you’ll make while here may be where to eat dinner. Sample the creations of James Beard Award-winning chefs like Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse and Tom Moloney at any of the resort’s fine-dining headliners. Commune with the ghosts of Vegas past with a visit to the Neon Boneyard, a collection of Sin City’s old glowing signs. Away from the glitz, you can take a heart-pounding zipline ride over Nevada’s stunning Bootlet Canyon with Flightlinez.
How to Get There
The best hotel to stay in on the las Vegas strip! We stayed in 3 and this was amazing and made the others look rubbish. Great staff who are friendly. Food is fantastic. Great night's sleep! I would recommend this hotel 100% if I'm returning to Vegas I'll be coming back.
Let me preface this review that I do not have much experience staying in Vegas. I chose the Venetian because this would be the second part of my honeymoon, hopefully creating an extremely fancy experience for my wife and I. Take this review with a grain a salt knowing that I am inexperienced in Vegas.
I am unimpressed by the Venetian. Maybe this is my lack of experience of Vegas, but after spending an exorbitant amount to book here, I was a bit frustrated with the $150 a day resort fees I had to pay when we arrived (totaling to $450 for our three nights). This probably should have been expected, but if I had been informed of this beforehand this would have definitely affected my consideration for staying here. Of course, this fee is only fully charged for services you use while at the Venetian, but make sure to use a credit card. I used a debit card and was not refunded the money I did not spend for nearly two weeks.
Things I liked:
-the room service staff was very hospitable and breakfast in bed was amazing (we had a veggie omelet with ham two mornings, both were amazing)
-the art on the ceiling is absolutely breathtaking
-the shopping center is a lot of fun with performances and a gondola ride that we took and highly recommend
Things I didn’t like:
-casino waitresses and dealers will be disinterested in you if you appear younger like I do (I am 5’4). Like, I know they are interested in making money, but at least pretending to be interested in us instead of just selling something would have been nice
-the view was very subpar, especially after letting them know this was our honeymoon...
-no microwave or mini fridge to store our leftovers, though this is something to expect in a hotel like this (there is technically a mini fridge but it is only for drinks supplied by the hotel to charge you, which has a great selection not gonna lie)
-not many options on beer. Maybe I was looking in the wrong places?
Wouldn’t stay again, but definitely check out the shoppes
Our family stayed at the Venetian for Fall Break. It is a beautiful resort with comfortable, clean rooms. It was the perfect location to walk the strip as take advantage of other Vegas family friendly activities such a Gondola rides, pool time, walking the strip to see other resorts including the Bellagio fountains and conservatory, the Mirage volcano, zip line, etc. The resort rooms are all suites so have plenty of room to relax after a long day before evening activities. The resort also has a wonderful selection of restaurants and shops.