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Suite Vegas, Part Two, Six Months Later

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A June 2004 trip to Las Vegas by Fly_Girl

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Quote: In July of 2004, six months after writing part one, I revisited Las Vegas and stayed in suites at THEhotel (at Mandalay Bay), Venetian, and Bellagio. Corner suites, top floors, penthouses, and VIP lounges were my goal. Mission accomplished!

Suite Vegas, Part Two, Six Months Later

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Vegas - Fourth of July 2004 Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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In July of 2004, six months after writing part one, I revisited Las Vegas and stayed in suites at THEhotel (at Mandalay Bay), Venetian, and Bellagio. Corner suites, top floors, penthouses, and VIP lounges were my goal. Mission accomplished! My visit was timed so that I'd be watching the fireworks from my lake-view penthouse at the Bellagio, while still taking advantage of their fantastic promotional summer rates. Some new shows, restaurants, and attractions had opened over the past year, and I wanted to make sure I had the opporunity to visit several of them, as well ...Read More

THEhotel Tower Rooms and Suites at Mandalay Bay

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Hotel | "THEhotel (at Mandalay Bay) Stinks -- Literally!"

THEhotel Tower Rooms and Suites at Mandalay Bay Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Pinch your nose closed, because THEhotel stinks...literally! Upon getting out of the jaguar in the enclosed valet parking area, I was overcome by the vapors, so to speak. A tremendous stink made me check the car to see if the paint was peeling. Apparently, THEhotel was having some problems with sewer gas exhaust, which was really amplified by being trapped in the covered parking area. Things didn't improve inside, either. The fumes were running through the entire building via the elevator shaft, so the lobby area reeked as well. As if that wasn't bad enough, later on that night, the toilet in the powder room backed up and overflowed onto the floor. A call ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 9, 2004

THEhotel Tower Rooms and Suites at Mandalay Bay
3950 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
(702) 632-7777

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

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Hotel | "The Venetian Hotel Resort & Casino -- Prima Suite"

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Checking in at the VIP desk, the reservation specialist (desk clerk) offered a complimentary upgrade from the Piazza Suite (floorplan) to the Prima Suite (floorplan). This was wonderful, as the Prima Suite was my first choice all along. The room was located on the top floor (36) of the Venetian tower. The Prima description on the Venetian website reads, "Enjoy the amenities of home without ever leaving one of these elegant and flexible 1,500 sq. ft. suites, located on the 34th through 36th floors. Amenities and details aboun...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 9, 2004

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 414-1000

Bellagio

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Hotel | "Bellagio -- Penthouse"

Bellagio Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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It should be spelled Bell-ahhh-gio. As a guest here, I can totally relax; the service will be excellent, the accommodations outstanding, the housekeeping immaculate. I always stay at the Penthouse (floorplan) here. I'd booked at the regular rate plus lakeview upgrade when I received a promotional offer from the Bell. For $499/night, I'd receive limousine pick-up, fresh flowers in-room, and VIP lounge access. There was an additional charge of $50/night for the lake view. Since the room can book for about $800/night, this was a great offer! The promotional rate was booked online, lakeview upgrade reques...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 9, 2004

Bellagio
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 693-7111

Bellagio Buffet

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Restaurant | "Bellagio In-Room Dining"

Bellagio Buffet Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Since it was the Fourth of July and I had a fantastic view from my Penthouse windows, I couldn't resist Bellagio's in-room dining option. At 8:00pm, I ordered my meal -- pasta bolognese ($18), garlic bread ($5), and key lime pie (I don't recall the price) for dessert. The order-taker said I should have my food within 30 minutes. When nothing arrived by 8:45, I called back. I was told the name of my server and that he was on his way up. I let the server in, and he immediately set up the linens on the dining room table, which I had moved up against the large windows. He offered to switch the large round table with his rectangular shaped dining cart as I m...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 9, 2004

Bellagio Buffet
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 650-9459