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
Great rooms and suites. The suites are large and very comfortable. Separate sleeping area & living room area, both with TV’s. Large bathrooms, separate shower and tub, separate toilet room, double sinks and a small TV. Good restaurant selection but no buffet. The casino area is nice but it seemed the lighting was a little bright. The casino also doesn’t focus on video poker machines. This resort competes with the other high end resorts on the strip and is a good value. However, the Wynn, Encore and still the Bellagio are in their own class...and more expensive.
To start off it’s nice that the parking was free, but the pricing of the rooms were pretty steep. The room itself was clean, but in need of updating. Our room view absolutely sucked with views of their construction of the pools going on. You have to go a long way to the front desk in order to check in, if you self park. We did feel like their security measures were slightly overkill. It felt like walking through TSA every time we needed to go to our room. It seemed like the resort itself offered plenty to do and several dining options which was a plus. Our other complaint was there was no fridge to use in the room unless you wanted to get charged. That was a big deal for us, because we needed drinks and snacks chilled for our hikes and such. There are plenty of other hotels on the strip that offer refrigerators, are closer to more venues, with nicer rooms/views, and better amenities. We probably won’t stay in this hotel for future visits to Vegas.
Housekeeping skipped our room twice. Took our bathmat and tub mat. Front desk was a disaster. Put us in a handicapped room, without offering to switch the next day. Next person allowed the switch, but we opted to pay for an upgraded view; She said room keys would swap automatically. Third person said they'd send up new keys to the room. We waited for over an hour and no one showed so I went down to the front desk to get new keys. Were put in the wrong room. This time someone did bring keys to us. Whole process wasted hours.
Been here a few times. The staff has always been great. They will go out of their way to help you out. The property is beginning to show its age. The room rates are very reasonable, but prices for room service or on property restaurants and bars are high. Naturally, if you are gambling, the drinks are free.
Great exercise facility on site.
I would recommend staying and next time I come to Vegas, I would stay again.
My parents are actually un this hôtel. The trip is a surprise for my mother birthday (60 years old). With my father we chose this hôtel because the Continental breakfast was included in the offer. This morning when my parents arrived at the breakfast place, they can't seat (except if they pay for it). They just receive a bag with coffee/tea to take away. We are very dessapointed. I traveled a lot around the World (Miami, New York, Dubaï, Abu Dhabi, the monte Carlo in las Vegas...) And when an hôtel writes continental breakfast is not just a Coffee in a bag. It is a false advertising.
I'm sad for my mother, the surprise is not as exceptional as it should have been....