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Gravesend, United Kingdom
July 2, 2013
From journal Las Vegas hotels 2
by two cruisers
March 28, 2012
From journal Vegas in August: What were We Thinking!
Coconut Creek, Florida
July 9, 2004
From journal Suite Vegas, Part Two, Six Months Later
Fountain Valley, California
May 7, 2003
The Venetian boasts that all of their rooms are suites and larger than an average hotel room in Las Vegas. Even in smaller suites, iron railings divide bedrooms from living rooms which are sunk by a couple steps, creating a sense of separation. Moreover, spaciousness creates the ambiance of an apartment or a condominium.
SUITE OPTIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS
Luxury Suite – 650 Sq. ft. with a king size bed
Bella Suite – 750 sq. ft. with two queen beds
Rialto Suite – 1100 sq. ft. with two queen beds and sitting area in the bedroom
Piazza Suite – 1456 sq. ft. with two queen beds, formal dining area, and an extra restroom.
Suites as large as 5000 sq. ft. are also available for Donald Trump types.
All suites have a marble entry, canopy drapes over beds, a sofa bed, and a Venetian floral entertainment center and armoire with a TV each. Bathrooms have double door entry and glow with shiny marbles and brass fixtures. Their gorgeousness actually makes going to bathroom a pleasure rather than a chore.
Cable TV is available with limited channels but abundant choice of pay-per-view movies, including some movies in theaters. Also included are adult channels with all-day programs for a higher fee as an alternative to compulsive gambling, I think.
For business travelers, the suites also provide a personal fax/printer/copier, high-speed internet access (you must have your own computer, and usage costs $10 per day), meeting/game table with four chairs, and a mini bar which automatically charges your room when a bottle is removed or even touched (they warn you about this).
REGULAR AND BARGAIN RATES
The rate varies depending on when you travel and how far in advance you reserve. As of 2003, for a somewhat slow season, the regular daily rate was $289 for weekend and $189 for weekdays, at two month’s advanced reservation for a Bella Suite. At Expedia.com, the same cost $30 less per day. However, when the hotel is nearly booked due to special events or holidays, the daily rate can be as high as $900 regardless of the day of the week. But there are cheaper ways if you are willing to take some risk.
I was able to get a Bella Suite at $189 for weekend and $149 for weekdays by calling the hotel reservation and asking for the best possible rate. The only catch was that the reservation must be prepaid and could not be canceled, refunded, or transferred. Also, I was not guaranteed the Strip view at the check in. I could have also gotten the smallest suite at $119 for weekdays if I wanted. Venetian.com advertises such low rates at Special Suite Offer! section.
While the bargain price is still more than some regular prices at Luxor or Paris, it is very reasonable for a hotel of this quality, especially if one is booking for a special occasion such as a honeymoon or wedding anniversary.
From journal For Those Who Prefer Culturedness and Elegance In Vegas
September 19, 2006
The Venetian is no different. This beautiful (and big) hotel has it all. Whether you are coming to Vegas with the entire family or with friends, everybody in your group will find something to do. There is a huge casino in the hotel lobby. There is also a huge shopping mall, which has many great designer stores inside. There are a ton of places to eat, from little sidewalk cafes to huge buffets. There's even the wax museum inside this hotel! What I found most amazing and sophisticated about this hotel was that the offered gondola rides through the hotel!!
The rooms are fabulous here. You get clean and spacious rooms, with huge and comfortable beds. Room service here is excellent and available at all times to help you in any way.I would highly recommend this hotel for anybody who is looking for a luxurious place to stay while they are having fun in Vegas!
From journal Getaway to Las Vegas
Cary, North Carolina
September 15, 2006
From journal 5th Annual Las Vegas Freakshow Extravaganza!
August 25, 2006
We decided to stay at the Venetian on this trip because we had tickets for The Phantom show. This was my first time staying at the Venetian and I’ve always heard that it’s a great hotel to stay at. Our room was located in the Venetian Suites Tower. It had a sunken living room with a couch and a small table, and the bathroom had marble floors with a soaking tub and a shower. It overlooked the Wynn’s Golf Course and the mountains in the distance. It room was very nice but not as elegantly decorated like some of the other hotels on the strip. There also wasn’t any turn down service in this tower but the newer suites at this hotel had this feature. The Venetian Hotel is a very nice place to visit when you’re in Vegas. The architecture is very reminiscent of Venice. The ceilings at the entry by the Grand Canal Shops are painted with elegant pictures resembling the originals from Italy. The long hallway next to the hotel check-in is quite sophisticated with its majestic painted ceiling and the three colored marble flooring with its complicated design.
The shopping area at the Grand Canal Shops is a beautiful place to visit for the amazement of the indoor canals that the Hotel created for Gondola rides. Everything that you would want or need is at this Hotel. The Venetian offers superb dining, magnificent shows, beautiful pools and stylish shops and museums to visit. If you enjoy staying at nice hotels then you will love the Venetian for their rooms, friendly staff and the ambiance of this beautiful Venetian styled hotel.
From journal Vegas, Venetian Style
July 30, 2004
The Venetian is a fabulous hotel. The lobby and other "general areas" of the hotel are covered with Italian art re-creations that will take your breath. The resort has replicas of several Venetian landmarks, including St. Mark's Square, the Campanile, Doges Palace, and of course canals complete with gondola and gondolier. Gondola rides are available. They take you inside through the shopping area, which is fantastic in itself.
Check in is a very smooth process. The suites (the Venetian is an all-suite resort) are very nice. We had a Luxury Suite which consisted of 650 square feet, a king size bed, and a step down living room. The living room has a sofa bed that is quite comfortable. Some Luxury Suites have a Strip view (extra charge, of course). We upgraded to the Strip view and were not disappointed.
The rates at the Venetian vary greatly depending on when you visit. Our suite was $179 per night. I just recently received an email from the Venetian advertising suites for $129 per night - WOW!
The Venetian has two very large pools. They are located on one of the upper floors and are landscaped beautifully. Towels and rafts are available.
The worst thing about the Venetian (and really, it was no major issue) was if you want to stroll the entire strip, the casinos at the other end of the strip, such as the MGM and the group of casinos around it, are a LONG stroll away. Regardless, the Venetian is a wonderful place to stay, or simply visit. We would definitely stay here again.
From journal Las Vegas Experience
Charlotte, North Carolina
May 9, 2004
The suites were enormous. I think the suite was larger than my apartment in New York city. And it wasn't just large; it was also very comfortable (it had two televisions and a separate area to sit and do your work). The room also had high-speed internet access (there was a $9.95 charge per 24 hours) and a very large bathroom.
I really appreciated the attention to detail throughout the hotel and casino. The art, the fixtures, the décor, and everything else were consistent with a fine hotel. I also really enjoyed the canals and shopping area. You can ride a gondola or just walk through the streets of Venice (or at least a cleaner approximation of the real thing). It is typical Vegas, but done well. The shopping and dining options are excellent.
Having given the Venetian a super strong endorsement, there are a few things to consider. One, the Venetian does not have a poker room. I think this is to help maintain the high-end image of the hotel. Second, the pool is fine, but there are no umbrellas. This is important when it is as hot as it is in Vegas. Finally, the Venetian is not the most generous with comps. I did a good bit of gambling, but did not receive the type of comps I would have received elsewhere.
The Venetian has now cracked my top three recommended accommodations in Vegas. I put the Venetian in the class of the Bellagio and THEhotel at Mandalay Bay.
From journal Las Vegas: My Second Home
N, New York
November 17, 2005
From journal Las Vegas: Details you may not have heard