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Pros & Cons of Bellagio vs Venetian

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Pros & Cons of Bellagio vs Venetian

Reading many of the posting i see many people saying bellagio all the way and other saying venetian all the way. What are the pros and cons of both. The week im going they are the same price.

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Bellagio-Quality, Pools, Hotel Space, Layout


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O.K this is all relative remember. I like to drink, gamble, shop, and eat , in that order while there, so take what you will from this.

Biggest beef with the Venetian

I took a beating about this before. The Venetzia suites were a LONG confusing walk to get back to. When I am tipsy at 4 in the morning with highheels that need to be surgically removed, I want to get in the door NOW! Perhaps you are a different type of traveller ;)

Biggest beef with Bellagio

It just didn't have a comfy vibe to me, I know thats vague but it seems stuffy also the dining choices. It seemed that you needed a reservation and there were few casual choices. Expensive shopping too. It also seems crowded.

I would pick the Venetian,

Lots of shopping (affordable and expensive).

Lots of restaraunt choices.

Fun atmosphere

Visually stunning

and on an unimportant note BEST smelling hair products ever . I know this probably isn't important, but I couldn't resist.

I'm sure you will love either!

I am no expert, just a few thoughts.

Good Luck!

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Bellagio is classy elegance. Think George Clooney in a tuxedo with holding a martini.

Venetian is cheeseball and over the top. Think "Cousin Eddie" from Vegas Vacation with hawaiin shirt unbuttoned with six fake gold chains hanging around his neck holding a "yard" of beer.

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From my research:

Venetian Pros: Huge standard rooms, Canyon Ranch Spa (pricey, though), Guggenheim Museum Annex, generally beautiful to look at

Venetian Cons: OK (not great) pools, end of the strip location (not in the middle of the action), aging rooms in the Venetian wing (Venezia is nicer, but more expensive, and a farther walk); fake Venice Grand Canal and gondolas (for many this would be a pro, but for me it is a con... I think it sounds cheezy, and I have actually been to Venice so it wouldn't seem "real" to me)

Bellagio Pros: Center strip location (in the middle of the action), amazing pools, nice standard rooms (but not as nice as the Venetian), nice spa (but not as nice as Canyon Ranch), great restaurants, "O" onsite, fountains, museum, conservatory

Bellagio Cons: Crowded

We ended up choosing Bellagio, but it was a difficult choice. I think either would be amazing, it is just want you like. We choose center strip, pools, and being in the same hotel as "O" (for our 10th anniversary night we are having dinner at Prime, "O", and champagne in our room, and didn't want to have to deal with cabs or parking).

Enjoy your trip!

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room (except size)/bed, furniture, decor, ect.


casino action, table variety, dealer, drink service

bar/lounge sceen

better restaurants


spa (sorry I did not enjoy Canyon Ranch and LOVED the Bellagio spa)





size of room

2 TVs

bathroom (2 sinks)

easy to get around (i.e. less crowded then Bellagio)

easy access to restaurants (less reservations needed)

2 onsite shows

cheaper shopping

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Just returned from the Venetian and was at the Bellagio in January. I agree with the above posters. My husband plays poker and said he liked the Venetian much better than Belliago (much more turnaments, cup holders/nicer tables, more tables). Easier to walk in and eat at resturants at venetian. But my biggest grip with the Venetian is the lack of shade at the pool. They do not have a single umbrella (expect for the lifeguard!!!) There is an area that stays shaded until 1200 (the hotel blocks the sun) but that is it. I'm very fair and burn easy so I can not just put my sunscreen on-still have to be in the shade.(I love to read out by the pool).

My second grip about the Venetian is the limits on black jack tables. Minimum of $15-no 5$/$10 tables. They just lost out on my money!!!!

Venetian's rooms are much bigger but I liked the bed/decor better at Belliago. Venetian needs to tone down the perfume smell in the lobby.

So, I had a great time at both places and each had its good and bad. I would pick the Belliago over the Venetian for the warmer months-better pools and lower limits on the black jack tables. My husband addicted to poker so probably would say he liked the venetian but I would go with the place that gave you the best deal. We ended up getting comped a couple of nights at the Venetian (ie see addicted above!!!) So looks like we will be heading back to the venetian!!

Hint-I went to target before my trip and bought a ice cooler that looks like a bag. Bought water else where and filled with ice and had my own cold and cheaper water by the pool. Venetian charges $6 beer/ $5-$7 for water and $11 for mixed drinkss by the pool. Hpe this helps!!!

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apples v rotten apples

i have stayed at the bellagio a bunch and the venitian once

bellagio has always been excellent

venetian 'smoky non smoking room' asked to be move and was moved into a room with wet carpets...no mas!


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