Venetian Resort Las Vegas Booking Guide
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas is one of the most famous theme hotels in Las Vegas, embracing fine Italian design with eye-catching frescos and grand columns throughout. Outside, the hotel pushes the kitsch envelope even further with a replica of Venice’s top landmarks like the Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge and Campanile di San Marco. But despite its over-the-topness, this place is a true Vegas must-see.
It’s also a massive hotel, with rooms big enough to hold a small town and a casino floor that could hold an entire city. Its gondola rides, a staple of many Vegas trips, seem to be as popular as ever, with guests lining up to cruise the fake canals in front of the hotel. The hotel also houses a large number of restaurants, from casual to world-famous, from fast-food to fine dining, with cuisines from around the globe and from celebrity chefs such as Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck.
Rooms at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, along with those at its sister tower The Palazzo, are suite-style. Standard rooms start at 650 square feet and go up from there, making them some of the largest on the Strip. They are classy, though not overly flashy and include a separate sunken living room, large windows, and an Italian marble bathroom. Wi-Fi is included in the resort fee, but you’ll have to pay extra to get a landline phone.
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas Booking Guide
During our visit, the main casino was closed for safety reasons (plastic screens are placed between seats and between gamblers and dealers to maintain social distancing and hygiene), but the huge, open Palazzo floor was still up and running with plenty of tables and slot machines. The Venetian’s other large-scale shows were still going strong, but we weren’t able to take in any of them, either.
If you’re looking for a brush with fame, there is always Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, where you can marry George Clooney, hang out with Hugh Hefner and Shaquille O’Neal, or snap a selfie with Elvis. You can also catch a live performance at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, which hosts events like the Vegas Comedy Festival and is home to Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere, a mind-bending circus show that is sure to thrill and delight.
In addition to its dining options, The Venetian is also home to an array of entertainment venues and nightlife hotspots. From Broadway-caliber shows to intimate lounge performances, there is always something happening at the resort. Guests can catch a live concert at The Venetian Theatre, or dance the night away at one of the resort’s vibrant nightclubs.
The Venetian’s rooms are among the most expensive on the Strip, but they have the best view in the city. The hotel is centrally located, with easy access to the rest of the Strip and most other major attractions. Unlike most of the other mega-hotels on the Strip, The Venetian doesn’t charge for parking or offer complimentary drinks and snacks in the rooms, but it does have a decent gym and some very good restaurants. You’ll also find that the rooms have been recently refreshed, and most are smoke-free.