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Georgia
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Las Vegas Accommodations, Dining and Shows

Hi!

Hubby and I will be in Las Vegas 8/8-8/13, the Grand Canyon National Park 8/13-8/15, and Sedona 8/15-8/16 for a vacation. We're foodies and are picky on accommodations.

Right now, we have a room reserved at the Bellagio for our entire stay in LV. I'm concerned about bedbugs from reading some of the posts here. I'm thinking of changing to Aria since it's a new hotel. Thoughts?

We have time for only one show in Vegas. I prefer O but they have a show only for one day while we're there (Sunday). We will arrive on this day so the timing is not that great. Do you have other recommendations?

I've been doing extensive research on dining since this is always a major part of our vacations. I love French and Italian cuisines (French is my absolute favorite). Husband loves French and Japanese cuisines (his favorite is French as well). We also both enjoy a great steak. We're half Filipino and will go to the Filipino restaurants in Vegas everyday for lunch (we don't know how to cook Filipino food and we don't have Filipino restaurants in Atlanta so we're really excited about this). For dinner, here's what we have so far: Le Cirque (Bellagio), Picasso (Bellagio), L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon (MGM Grand), Guy Savoy (Caesars Palace), and Alex (Wynn). We plan to do the tasting menu for all 5 so we're able to really compare. We already have dinner reservations (all 5 restaurants). We really want to try Joel Robuchon (his main restaurant) but it will be closed the entire time we're there. Did we miss anything as far as dining? Any recommendations? For Filipinos out there, which Filipino restaurants do you recommend? We're thinking Salo Salo Grill, Jollibee, Goldilocks, and Fiesta Filipina Cuisine.

TIA!

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Perez, Here's one thing to keep in mind about the hotel reviews on TA. Many, many people have great stays at each hotel, but never write a review. People are more likely to write a review is something goes wrong. So, if there is a place you are thinking of staying and there are one or two reviews that mention bedbugs, you may want to just take them with a grain of salt. Yes, any hotel can have them at any time, but just because one person posts about it on here doesn't mean you will have any problems. Please take all the positive reviews into account before you rule out one property.

You seem like you would enjoy a stay at Wynn or Encore based on your post. Maybe you can look into either of them if you really want to change from the Bellagio. Or, like you said, Aria.

Shows: If you want to see "O" because of the water element, you may enjoy Le Reve at Wynn. I have not seen it yet, but it gets very good reviews on here. I enjoyed LOVE a lot personally, and am not even a big Beatles fan. I never book a show on the day I arrive in case there's a travel delay and because I'm usually tired early, so I agree with you on that one.

I'm not as big a foodie as you are, so I can't give you any help with that.

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I wouldn't NOT stay at Bellagio because you think it might have bed bugs. Any hotel can have bed bug problems, Bellagio won't have them any more than the Wynn would. THat would not keep me from staying there.

After having read what you wrote about what you want, I think you'd probably be happier in the Tower Suite part of Wynn and that would be where I'd choose to stay. I do love Bellagio though, but Wynn Tower Suite accomodations are wonderful.

Also, if you thought you'd like O, then you might want to consider LaReve at the Wynn instead. Either that or go see LOVE at Mirage, it's fabulous.

As for restaurants, for wonderful steaks, best IMO is Cut at the Palazzo. However, Prime at Bellagio also has mouth watering steaks as well as other wonderful items on their menu and they win hands down for ambience between those two. Check out Alize at the Palms, impeccible service, beautiful restaurant and delicious/wonderful food!

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We just got back and our stay at Aria was fantastic.

If you are there on a Sunday, the Sunday brunch at Jasmine at Bellagio is

out of this world. The kobe beef short ribs and lobster cake eggs benedict

were delicious, as well as the flowing champagne!

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We were in Vegas this past September (it's hot that time of year!...so just cool off in any casino) and saw Love,...yea, we loved it. Be sure you check out on this site for seat location. My kids got tickets before I did and they loved their seats. We were too high up. I hear you don't want to be low for sure. I was told you could not have a bad seat,...not true, in my opinion.

SO many good places to eat in Vegas!!!

You are going to love that part of your trip.

Good to research things for what you want.

I had my short list and my long list.

We were there seven days and I didn't get to go to all the places I wanted.

My friend stayed at the Bellagio and loved it. I visited her there and could see why. We enjoyed time in the spa, relaxing and having massages. Good place!

Since The W is the newest, I might be inclined to try there if money were not an object. Go with plenty and have tons of fun!!!!

Please do a trip report when you return!!!

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What about Okada or Shibuya for Japanese? I doubt you will experience any bed bugs at Bellagio, but prices for Wynn are so low right now that you should take advantage and switch your reservation. If you are looking for a show experience similar to "O", I really enjoyed Le Reve.

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We just returned from the Bellagio 2 days ago. It was beautiful. Our room was clean and there wasn't any peeling wallpaper or chipped paint. Immaculate. I did read the reports of bedbugs prior to going so I just checked our bed the minute we walked into the room. The mattress and all looked bedbug free so we stayed and never had any issues. I check for bedbugs every time we checkin to a hotel. They could be anywhere at any hotel and I wouldn't think for a second that you are safer at the Wynn/Encore/Venitian.

Olives at the Bellagio might not be your style but it was our nicest dinner and one of our nicest nights. We had reservations for 7pm, arrived just after 6pm and got the absolute best table on the patio. It was a beautiful evening just enjoying our dinner and watching the fountains. We decided to do a last minute show after dinner. Of course everything had started at that point so we had little choice. Got free tickets to the JUBILEE show at Ballys. What a way to ruin a perfectly nice evening!! It was horrible and I wish so bad that I could have walked out. I appreciated the costumes and stage work but it was just so boring. We also saw Jersey Boys which was amazing and I would highly recommend that. I would see it again in a heartbeat. The other show we saw was Barry Manilow at the Paris. It was the best night of my life, but what can I say except you need to be a fan of his music to understand.

I saw O a couple of months ago in Vegas. It is a wonderful show and if you can't see it I would probably recommend La Reve for a similar experience.

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Sounds like you have really researched the best of the restaurants. I don't think you will go wrong anywhere.

We love Bellagio but have also stayed at Wynn in the regular room. EIther is great. It depends on whether you want contemporary or a little more formal (Bellagio).

By the way, we will be following your exact trip two weeks later.

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I sent you a PM

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9. Re: Las Vegas Accommodations, Dining and Shows

Thanks for all the replies! Just got to read them all right now.

We are going to stay at the Bellagio as we like the feel of the Bellagio. We usually don't like contemporary hotels.

As far as dining, we are not going to make any changes. We're still going to do Filipino for lunch. For dinner, we're still doing Le Cirque, Picasso, Guy Savoy, L'Atelier and Alex.

We are watching Le Reve as we're not able to do "O."

We made changes to our travel dates and itinerary. Had to cut Sedona, AZ because of work (have to be back to work 8/16).

I guess this is all I've got. Will try to post photos when we get back.

Thanks again!

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