Bellagio vs Venetian

Discussion in 'Las Vegas' started by ~ButterflyKisses~, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. ~ButterflyKisses~

    ~ButterflyKisses~ Mouseketeer

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    Just wondering what your opinions are on the Bellagio and the Venetian in Vegas? Which is better? If you had a choice, which would you choose?
     
  2. jlima

    jlima Beep Beep!

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    Bellagio:

    Pros
    A true 5 star property.
    Great high end restaurants - Le Cirque, Olives, Picasso, Prime
    Great shopping (high end - Tiffany, YSL, etc.)
    Great free stuff - conservatory, fountain show
    Beautiful property

    Cons
    Pricey rooms & restaurants - a hot dog is $9 in the snack bar at the sports book; and the dinner buffet is about $37 per person. Room rates bottom out at about $169.
    Only one show - O by Cirque du Soleil; best tickets are $165 per person
    If your room is in the main tower, you have to walk through the casino to get to your room
    If your room is in the spa tower, you have to walk down a long hallway to get to your room.
    If you rent a car, bring your patience. There is only one entrance & exit for automobiles; and it's on the Strip.

    Venetian:

    Pros
    Great restaurants, especially for celebrity chefs (Emeril, Wolfgang Puck, etc.)
    Great shows (Blue Man Group, Phantom, Jersey Boys)
    More variety of shopping (Grand Canal Shops)
    Easier to enter & exit property by car; has 2 entrances, on on Strip & one on Koval at the rear of the property
    Spa is REALLY nice - Canyon Ranch Spa

    Cons
    Property is HUGE. You will walk a lot, EVERYWHERE on property.
    Everything is pricey. Gondola rides are about $15 per person. Admission to Wax Museum is about $25. Room rates bottom out at about $199.

    Don't know if it's important or not . . . Venetian is non-union property.

    If I had a choice, I'd stay at Bellagio.
     
  3. Pakey

    Pakey DIS Veteran

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    I've stayed at Bellagio twice and Venetian 3 times. I prefer the Venetian over Bellagio.

    Pros to Bellagio: the fountains and a more central location. My favorite restaurant of all time, Picasso, is here.

    Pros to Venetian: everything else. I like the rooms, casino and shops better here. A bit more food variety. The made to order beignets at Bouchon's breakfast are worth the trip to this hotel.
     

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