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
First up the suite we had was amazing, while the view was south overlooking a convention centre, we just closed the blinds as we did not feel like paying an extra $USD45 a nite for the pleasure of overlooking the strip. The check in as an IHG member is good, no long queues which is something one has to get used to in Vegas. The restaurants and shops are very good with lots of variety. The security guards screening guests only is also a nice touch, with our floor very quiet. Just one thing though, hence the 4/5 not 5/5 is the lack of a coffee machine in the room (What the) surely with a resort fee and being compelled to pay for breakfast in the numerous options available, the Venetian could provide that for guests. Anyway, magnificent place like a palace. Oh yes the casino is very good with lots of betting options.
Although the rooms are very nice and posh, no coffee/tea makers in the room and a very long smoky trek in the morning down to the shops area to buy your morning drink is a pain. Also, no free water in the rooms to drink and also had to ask for toilet paper and only provided 2 face cloths with 4 people staying in the room. If I'm paying 5-star room rates, I expect 5-star treatment, but The Venetian feels like it is only out to make money off you and not to take care of you during your stay. Couldn't wait to check out!
We got two rooms and loved the time. Dealers are the best, pit bosses helped us out with reservations for larger dinner party. The rest of the family now hooked like we are on the Venetian experience.
I travelled to Venetian for a short stay with my family over the spring break.
The pro's of the rooms/hotel are:
1. No fee for Valet parking
2. Great location along the strip
3. Bathrooms are equipped with great lighting, tub, shower, his and hers sinks as well as an awesome makeup vanity. Robes and TV are included
4. The suites are comfortable and well designed
5. Many dining options
6. Great shopping options
1. Insufficient charging ports/USB chargers
2. Lobby mirrors should be updated as they have this mottled appearance that are kind of creepy
Stayed here for 4 nights in a junior suite with 3 friends. This hotel is an amazing hotel with everything you need under one roof! The room itself was spacious, clean and comfortable. It’s located right on the strip so everything is easy to get too. Check in and out were both quick and efficient. I would recommend staying in the Venetian.