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
I stayed two nights at The Venetian in March to celebrate my brother's birthday. The room were clean and nice. Room service was not amazing but it was sufficient. I always leave something for the service and that makes a whole lot of difference.
The problem started when we wanted to enjoy the pool. First, the pools are not marked well, no maps available to id the many pools that surround this property. Palazzo pools are part of this group and it may become confusing.
As soon as I settled at one of the pools, I noticed some life guards and admin looking around and in the pool. A guest just got cut in the pool and needed first aid. We tried to make sense of what was going on, but as all people left without taking any significative action, we continued our day. As my son and I played in the pool, my son noticed a deep cut on the bottom of my foot. I felt nothing, but when I looked, there was a deep 2 inch cut, VERY sharp slice. Immediately I notified the pool personnel and they re started the search for sharp edges. This was not a foreign object, this was a pool fixture or?... I received first aid but my trip to Mammoth to ski was blown. After I wrote a less than pleased survey to an email, a customer service rep called and asked if I accept a refund of my "resort fees". I accepted but I couldn't believe that for such a serious situation they would just refund less than $80. Lame! I spend $500 for the room and my vacation to Mammoth was done. Now I am bombarded with ads, 25% off and other cheap offers. Stay away from the pool if life guards are wondering in it!
Me and my partner recently stayed at the Venetian for 2 weeks. Our room was beautiful, comfy bed, bath, shower, TVs, sitting area, table and chairs, a safe, robes, plenty of towels changed daily.
The swimming pool area is beautiful, numerous pools and plenty of loungers. If you are planning on staying at the Venetian I would recommend taking your own towel for the pool as on a few occasions they had ran out of towels meaning that you couldn’t sunbathe as the loungers are dark brown and are unbearably hot to touch because of the sun. One thing that did upset our holiday was the building works that were going on by the pool, constant drilling, hammering and concrete being broken up. We weren’t warned about this when booking the hotel or when we checked in. The rooms were lovely and clean apart from on one day we were left a bag of rubbish on the bed which the cleaner had clearly forgotten to take.
The casino is great, they have some lovely restaurants and fast food places, lovely shops and the hotel is a great location.
Before arriving at the hotel, I emailed and asked if it would be possible for a room with view of the strip, they responded saying that a note had been put on our booking and that it was first come first serve. When we arrived we were only offered this view for a fee, we were a little annoyed at this seeing as we were staying for 2 weeks and not just a 3 night stay.
Overall it’s a beautiful hotel, I would return for a short stay but not for 2 weeks again.
We chose the Venetian because we wanted the furry member of our family to be with us during our trip.
The hotel is a really grand affair, but they really do provide “room only”. The standard room we had was great with great furnishings and amenities and the bathroom was opulent.
As stated we booked our dog as well and I really don’t see how they can advertise as being pet friendly. Upon arrival someone delivered a “bark box” for our dog which included a few packets of treats and about 4 squeaky toys. Why 4 I don’t know. There was nothing else for our dog.
There were two areas outside the hotel to take your dog for business, both were artificial grass and on one day it was so hot our dog could not even walk on it because it was burning her paws. We had no choice but to walk her round the covered self park garage for her to relieve herself. We asked housekeeping to clean our room while we were out with the dog one time and the cleaner passed us in the hall and he said he was on the way to clean our room. We arrived back 30 minutes later and the room had not been cleaned. We saw the same guy and he promised it would be done now. We sat on the sofas in the middle of the hallwa for ove4 an hour and our room was never cleaned. We were so fed up we just gave us and did not ask for it to be cleaned again.
Paying $75 per day over and above the $1000 we already paid for our 3 night stay was a bit much as a pet fee, especially as you sign a waiver saying you will pay for any damages caused by the pet. $75 per day is way too much for no real benefit to the pet.
There is no free water available. There is no coffee maker available for your morning coffee and you have to go downstairs to find the coffee shop and pay a minimum of $5 for a small coffee.
It’s a really nice hotel, but nothing is free, you pay for everything. The pet fees are extremely extortionate and provide no added bonus for the pets. And by the way, ensure you bring enough food fo4 your pet. Although there is a CVS and Walgreens within walkin* distance, none of them sell dog food.
There are other hotels on the strip that can provide more services, especially for pets so think twice about where you stay with your pet.
We were on our way through needing dinner drinks shopping and fun. The Venetian did just that with class. We had a great time with over 80 shops my wife was able to get her fix and I was able to play cards. Dealers were really helpful the casino and shopping area were very clean. Lastly We found a good southern dinner at the yardbird. So glad we stopped! Only down fall was I chose to drive down the strip as this hotel is smack in the middle.. google maps had a better route from the airport, I should have listened!
The Venetian is one of the top hotels in Las Vegas - opulent, grand and gorgeous. Of course it is very clean, the standard rooms are huge with a step down living room, the bed and furnishing in the room are great, etc etc.
But you cannot use the refrigerator without a fee. You can't get cold bottled water (a must in the summer) without either a fee or walking down half a mile to the front desk where they will give you 1-2 8 oz bottles with a great deal of reluctance. There is neither a microwave in the room nor a hot water kettle you have to "rent" these basics. Why not simply charge slightly more for the room and include these standard amenities? Seriously!!
And can't you have a state of the art water bottle filling station? Instead they give out (grudgingly) several thousands of bottled water each day in the summer. If they just installed bottle filling stations in each floor & wing, they'd cut down on this terrible plastic waste. And they have the audacity to call themselves a "green" hotel. Just because you ask guests to reuse towels does not make you green!!
Very disappointed. And I have stayed at other 5 star properties in NY, DC, SF, LA .... never seen so much nickel and diming!