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
- 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
When my sisters, mom and I decided on Vegas for a girls trip, we were torn between wanting the fun of New York New York or the luxury of the Venetian. We went for luxury. We have stayed there before, and been very impressed. Unfortunately, that was not the case this trip. Our trip started with a significant delay in our flight, so we called the hotel to let them know. When we got there, we found out their computer systems were down, but they had already assigned our rooms and if they weren’t satisfactory we would have to wait until the morning when the system was up. Our only request had been adjoining rooms. The young man at the desk told us that they were not adjoining, “but on the same hall”. Okay. We asked him how close they were. He didnt know. Was it a long walk from the elevator? He didnt know. If your computer system is down, it would seem logical to provide desk clerks with maps of the rooms. Oh well. Went to our rooms...we were exhausted. The rooms were on the same hall but on separate ends. One of the rooms was filthy, the other had problems with the a/c. Grrr. In the morning, we went to the front desk and asked for new, adjoining rooms (like we had originally requested). This seemed to be very challenging and aggravating for the desk clerk. She told us that we had been given a view at no charge “thats $45!” she said. Great, but not what we requested. She said if she moved us to adjoining rooms we wouldnt have a view. We had both the last time we stayed, but didnt argue. She told us she would text us when the new rooms were ready. This was 9:00am. After 3pm, still no text. Back to the desk to find out only 1 room was ready, and no they hadnt moved our luggage yet. Of course by this time the desk was crazy busy. We finally went to the concierge, who helped us get it straightened out. Still another hour before our luggage arrived, and even longer before the other room was ready. Just very disorganized, and lacking in customer service. The Venetian is gorgeous, but unless they make some changes, I think we’ll enjoy the fun of NYNY or one of the other hotels next time. If you found this review to be helpful, please indicate that. Thanks!
Sad to say that after 13 + years we wont be going back. The Venetian has become a rowdy drunk hangout for college kids and bachelorette parties. The slots are super tight and the overall feel of the casino has gone down hill.
We have stayed at the Venetian 4 times ......it our favorite place when in Vegas. You are in the middle of everything and the inside of the hotel itself is absolutely beautiful. We travel to Italy at least three times a year and then we’re at the Venetian we feel like we are back in Venice. They are particular to detail and it definitely shows. Make sure you take a gondola ride and stop by Madame Tussaud‘s wax museum. There is something for everyone.
Pros: Beautiful rooms, large and comfortable.
Very quiet and clean.
Hotel is huge so it's a lot of walking. That
meant I could eat more! Tons of restaurant
choices. Location is wonderful, nice pools!
Cons: Walking through the casino to get to room.
Very long line to check in. Water and coffee
expensive. Go to Walgreens to buy water.
I would recommend this hotel. We had a very nice time and enjoyed walking around and trying different restaurants!
I took my family for a week to Las vegas and we decided to stay at the venetian, having stayed there a number of times before i was expecting the same excellent service and accommodation. This is still one of the best hotels in vegas, the pool area is large with many sun beds, however the no reservation policy that is posted as you go in is not being enforced any any way which is disappointing as this means you have to get up early to get a sunbed, This I expect in Europe not the USA and especially not when they post the no sunbed reservation notice and sate that sunbeds left for 30 mins the towels will be removed. I mentioned this to the pool attendants to no avail. Free self parking and valet without a daily charge is a real bonus as all the MGM properties charge $30 a day for valet and charge for self park , this on top of the resort fee of $33 a day. The rooms are clean and well appointed now with free wi-fi. The hotels rooms have been renovated and are very confortable. I would stay again.