Las Vegas Hotel The Venetian – The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas is one of the most iconic properties on the Las Vegas Strip. Home to 7,093 suites in three towers, the Venetian and Palazzo transport guests to a luxurious, classic Italian-themed resort with endless restaurants and activities. We recently stayed at the Prestige Club of the Venetian, so read on to find out if it’s worth it.
The Venetian has a true 5-star location. Towards the northern end of the strip, this fully integrated resort is the perfect jumping off point for travelers looking to explore the strip, but also a great location if you plan to stay on property. The Venetian is a short 10-20 minute drive from the airport and conveniently located near the Fashion Show Mall, one of the best shopping experiences in Las Vegas. Within walking distance, you’ll find the Linq “high roller” experience, Caeser’s hotel and some of the activities and facilities the strip is famous for.
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Given the size of this hotel, it’s no surprise that the lobby and check in experience is a little difficult, especially if you’re not staying in the Prestige Club. Upon pulling up to the valet, we were told the valet was full. We asked if this happens often, and the consensus was “every day”. The parking garage is a quick drive away, but it’s worth mentioning that it’s very low on the roof.
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Finding a self-parking spot on the top floor, we made our way through the elevators, casino floor and lobby to inquire about the Prestige Club check in area. The check-in line in the lobby itself was very long, so we were thankful that we were sent to the actual club to check in instead. The elevators to access the Prestige Club on the 36th floor are right next to the self-parking elevators, so it’s worth noting that you should go to that self-parking if you plan to stay in the Prestige Club .
The lobby area for check in and check out is very small relative to how many guests the hotel can support. Every time we passed by the lobby, the queues were quite long. If you have IHG elite status, there is a “VIP” line you can access that is shorter all the time. However, if you book a standard room and don’t have status, expect a bit of a wait.
As a note, smoking is still allowed in the Venetian casino. Since the casino is right next to the lobby, the smell is quite strong throughout the day and night.
When we got to the Prestige Club, we had a great experience. We checked in quickly and were sent to relax with a glass of champagne in the lounge. Check-in at the lounge has never had a line at any point and Prestige Club guests can check in and out directly from the lounge, bypassing any need for a lobby. The club level lounge is also a concierge service so if you need tickets or reservations to shows, they can take care of that as well.
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We reserved a Prestige Club Luxury King Suite. The Prestige Club upgrade at the time roughly doubled the cost of the room. Prestige Club rooms have better views, higher floors, and access to club level amenities, such as continental breakfast, tea and coffee all day, evening appetizers, and a cocktail reception. If you’ve been to Las Vegas before, you know that drinks don’t come cheap. 4 drinks in the Club lounge is essentially a break even on your room rate if you enjoy cocktails in the bars and restaurants.
The suite itself is 650 square feet and very spacious. Whether you are in the Prestige Club or not, the King Suite is the same size and amenities. The Venetian boasts some of the largest standard rooms in the industry and they aren’t quite right. Each room has a full-size sunken living room, king (or two queen) beds and large bathroom with tub, shower and double vanity. While dated, the suites are comfortable and feature bedside master switches as well as electronic curtains that are controlled by your bed. We really appreciated the little modern touches, despite the age of the hotel. They also added USB ports on the desks and convenient bedside charging.
The bath products are custom for Venetian and smell amazing. They also offer amenities that one would expect, but are all too often forgotten during COVID-19, including q-tips, shower caps and more.
Compared to some of the housekeeping disasters we’ve had lately in Las Vegas, we were surprised to find the suite very clean. They also offer daily housekeeping and turndown services. There were plenty of towels, bath amenities and the room itself was clean.
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There is a stocked minibar, but note that you cannot remove an item without it being charged to your account. Be sure to check out at the front desk if you accidentally touch an item because you’ll need to remove it from your bill. There is a clear note on the minibar, but it’s easy to accidentally knock over items on the fridge or tray. They do not offer additional refrigerators or coffee machines in the room.
In general, the rooms are dated, but large and comfortable. Our room was remarkably quiet, despite being a connecting room, and we were very comfortable throughout our stay.
We found the service at the Venetian to be generally professional, courteous and friendly. From the check-in agents at the Prestige Club, to the waiters at the club and at the restaurants, we have enjoyed our service experiences. While there was nothing spectacular about the service, it was consistent and polite.
Housekeeping came twice daily, making sure we always had fresh towels and a clean room to come home to. Housekeeping was polite and professional and generally did a good job. It’s worth mentioning that the Conrad Las Vegas does not offer daily housekeeping, so having twice-daily housekeeping is a treat.
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The Club lounge waiters are definitely a highlight, constantly running back and forth to make sure guests are fully glassed and comfortable.
Restaurant service is very fast and efficient at Canaletto, one of the first Venetian restaurants. While we weren’t blown away by the service at the restaurants, or the hotel at all, it was generally good and professional.
The Venetian features a wide variety of dining options for everyone, including Italian, Mexican, American and more. Bouchon, a famous Thomas Keller restaurant, is considered one of the best on the strip. We have eaten at the Venetian many times and would love to sit at St. Mark’s Square as people watch.
However, there aren’t too many breakfast options onsite. For early risers, you will find several coffee shops to fix your morning and you should expect some long lines to get it. The Prestige Club is definitely a great value for breakfast fans. Having easy and free access to coffee and continental style breakfast is a big win.
The Pools Of The Venetian Resort
There are several well-known restaurants inside the Venetian, such as LAVO, Milos and Tao. You’ll find no shortage of dining options directly inside the hotel, and if you want to go out, the Strip is easily and conveniently accessible. One missing feature is outdoor seating or dining. While many of the newer hotels on the Strip feature ample outdoor dining, it’s a little disappointing that there’s nowhere to go outside, especially during COVID. That said, the Fashion Show Mall is across the street and features many great dining options.
Overall, the Venetian has everything you’d expect for a Las Vegas hotel: pools, clubs, shows and plenty of restaurants. The addition of the club level is a nice bonus for the property, offering guests an elevated experience if they want something a little different.
There are a dozen pools and jacuzzis during the summer and 2 pools open during the winter. The pool decks are spacious with ample seating areas and a bar.
The Canyon Ranch Spa is located between the Palazzo property and the Venetian and features their traditional massages and treatments as well as a massive fitness center, complete with a rock climbing wall and multiple equipment rooms. Of all the Las Vegas hotels we’ve stayed at, this has the most extensive fitness center with the most options for staying fit.
Gondola Ride At The Venetian Hotel And Casino
The mall inside the Venetian has many shops, restaurants and interesting features to discover. The Venetian is famous for its canals that run throughout the hotels and malls and are an impressive sight. Visitors can take a tour of the entire canal which takes about 10 minutes.
Finally, the Prestige Club is a great feature of the hotel that offers guests a relaxing environment to grab a cup of coffee, breakfast, drink or snack throughout the day.
While dated, the hotel has a classic charm and theme that is rare in “new” construction in Las Vegas. The ornate design and commitment to the Italian theme is clear and consistent