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Venetian Hotel Reviews

Venetian Casino Resort
Built at a cost of $2.5 Billion. 120,000 square foot casino and sports book with over 2,500 slots and 122 tables. 3,354 suites (The Venetian is an All-Suite hotel), twelve restaurants, five pools, full spa, salon, extensive shopping area which can be reached by walking or taking a gondola along the Grand Canal, Madame Tussaud's Celebrity Encounter wax museum.

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Would you visit this hotel again?
yes 82%  18% no

Is this hotel family friendly?
yes 69%  31% no
Based on 79 total ratings.

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well i read this website before i went. see i would describe it as well..... you know when you want to see a movie and everyone tells you how great it is so you built up how great is going to be then you see it and you didnt think it was as great. i mean dont get me wrong i loved the bathroom it was awesome. and i got the room for $100 so that part was worth it. but as far as paying $300 or $400 i would never. i mean its definity a beautiful casino, i'm going to the luxor next weekend i'm excited to see how that is.
nicky <sixDaisy@yahoo.com>
anaheim, ca, USA - Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 14:16:48 (PST)
I have stayed at the Venetian several times. I keep coming back for a number of reasons-- first is the rooms, which are very spacious for the price; second is the promotions-- once you stay there and join the slot club, you will receive seasonal promotions in the mail with very good room rates and other bonuses including some free nights, even if you are not a high roller (which I am definitely not); third is the atmosphere, service and general ambience of the hotel, which is as pleasant as any strip hotel could be expected to be. I agree with the comments noting that this is not a "true" five star hotel, particularly in the european sense. But, when you are dealing with a mega hotel with throngs of people, your expectations have to be adjusted. For the price and location, this is a very nice, interesting and fun place to stay, with many things to do besides gambling, and within easy walking distance to other strip hotels you might want to visit. Also, the food options and convenience of choices is a plus. All the food we had at the various restaurants in the Venetian was very good. Finally, we found the service to be very good-- no waits on check in or check out; in making reservations with the concierge, etc.
Marcia <Marcia4530@mediaone.net>
MA, USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 05:35:15 (PST)
We stayed at the hotel on 11/22 + 11/23/2001. I think the room is very nice for the price we paid. However, the parking garage is a mess. The Bellagio, or even Treasure Island has a much better self parking area. Looks like there is still some construction going on at the garage. Hopefully, they are trying to improve the garage because the valet service is not good. I must point out that you can get into your room from the parking area without first walking thru the entire casino. That is a good thing. The pool area is not impressive and it does not receive a lot of sun. Finally, the matress is not as comfortable as the Bellagio, but the bathroom is spacious and has been beautifully decorated.
April
San Jose, CA, USA - Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 12:11:35 (PST)
An absolutely beautiful hotel. I did not staay here but we went here a few times and looked at it. First of all, if you are looking for somewhere to eat breakfast come here...they have a few places with very good deals. We stayed at the Mirage(another beautiful hotel)which is across from the Venetian so it was easy for us to go eat there. The Venetian shop area is magnificent...when I first went in it I thought I was outside because the ceiling looks like the sky. They also have a little pond area where people are being rowed around in little boats while these men sing. It is so nice except expensive. The outside of the hotel is beautiful too. I think this hotel seems like a great place to stay also.
Olivia <lilangel24242@aol.com>
huntington, ny, USA - Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 19:58:02 (PDT)
The first part of my review is to address the issue written below by Judy. If you had made reservations at one of the restaurants and did not cancel it within a reasonable amount of time, that is more than likely why your credit card was charged because there is something known as a "no show" charge and it is becoming more and more common. Secondly, I have stayed at the Venetian many times and have never encountered "snooty" people. I happen to be very fond of this hotel and think that anyone that complains about it should stay somewhere else. It's quirky, it's fun, it has a little class (and trying to find anything in Las Vegas with class is tough) and I like the staff. I recommend this hotel for anyone who would usually stay at a hotel such as a Marriott,

Embassy Suites or other similar chain hotel. If you're coming here expecting

something along the lines of The Plaza in New York City, you are going to be highly disappointed. Take it from someone who travels a lot and has stayed in many, many hotels. This hotel is excellent for the price, location and service but, if you are accustomed to staying at a Holiday Inn then you will feel out of place.
Ralph Miller <rmiller07006@hotmail.com>
Hoboken, NJ, USA - Friday, October 19, 2001 at 16:47:41 (PDT)


Having been to Las Vegas only once before, we decided to stay at the Venetian because

it was so impressive and beautiful. Next best thing to being in Venice itself. Well,

visiting and staying there are two different things. Especially when your credit

card is charged with a pricey dinner from a Four-Star restaurant there when you

decided it was too expensive to go to! Imagine my surprise when I received my

credit card bill that there was a charge of $200 when I never use my credit cards

on trips. Plus the slot machines there pay nothing. We went to other casinos and made

back some of the money we put into their machines, but not all. I would go there to walk

around and see the sites, but I would not stay there again. Too many "snooty" people around

including staff and guests. Too many "high rollers". My next venture will be to the Mirage.


Judy Derle <jad@nutter.com>
Waltham, MA, USA - Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 10:53:58 (PDT)


I myself have not stayed at this hotel but I did visit. It is a very beautiful hotel but I just have one comment to say about the entrance and the vallet parking there. They are the rudest freaken people. Just because they are the "Venetian" they expect a damn $20 tip to park my car. We gave the guy a $5 bill when he came to bring us our car and you know what that jerk said? "Next time there's regular parking on the other side" then he had the nerve to slam the door on us. I was so pissed off. We go to Vegas often and I have always wanted to stay there, but just because of that little incident I don't think I will even go back just to sight see.
Pearl Lara
Tulare, ca, USA - Friday, September 14, 2001 at 18:10:35 (PDT)
on 8-7-01 to 8-10-01 we stayed at your hotel and we were very disappointed with the poor conditions of the bathroom shower of room #26103, had hairs, mildew,no soap holder and specially the ripped shower curtain,we are sending a letter to you complaining about this matter plus the constant noises day and night due to the construction close to our room.Even thu we will love to stay in your hotel again we would like to be reassure that this situation will be corrected for the benefit of future guests and the reputation of your company. We will be sending by regular mail a photo of that ripped curtain.We were three adults staying at that room.

My husband Frank Maldonado,my sister Norma Rosario and myself.

Thank you and hope to hear from you.

Sincerely

Gladys Maldonado


gladys maldonado <jetski2227@aol.com>
palm bay, fl, USA - Monday, September 03, 2001 at 14:44:14 (PDT)


Too sum it up, this is a nice hotel, it's not a 5 star hotel by normal standards but, by Vegas standards, yes I'd rate it a 4 or 5. Remember that

Las Vegas hotels are very cheap and this allows people to upgrade to a better quality hotel than they would normally book or could afford. I think some of the reason this hotel appears to be distressed, like some of the rooms and housekeeping, is reflective of the fact that I just stated...the clientelle is different. The hotel itself is beautiful but, I know most of the people staying here would not have booked it if this hotel was located in NYC,

San Francisco or any other major metropolitan area because the rates would be upward of $300 per night. Don't check in expecting a true 5 star hotel, simply check in expecting a 4 or 5 star hotel on the Vegas scale.
Robin
CT, USA - Thursday, August 30, 2001 at 12:37:31 (PDT)


Of course this star system is very subjective. First off, The Venetian is no-where near a true 5 star hotel, as i have heard people say. I am a world class traveler who has stayed all over the globe at 0 star mom and pop motels to 5 star Eurotels , Ritz carltons and four Seasons Hotels. Maybe if your not as traveled as as I am and you havent traveled very much, you would consider this a 5 star hotel.

First the bad. On arrival we were given a room overlooking a major construction site, with big yellow cranes and lould alarms that louldly penetrated into our room all nite long. The girl at the front desk told us she was going to give us something special, since it was our first stay in Las Vegas and at the Venetian. Yea, thanks alot for the bad first impression. The next morning, we complained, and the people at the front desk were quick in giving us a room with with a much better view, up on the 31st floor overlooking the strip and The Treasure Island Hotel. Now, we were quite happy and content in our new room for the next 4 nites. They call them suites, but I promise you, they are not, but I would consider them to be nice oversized rooms. Remember that Las Vegas is built on hype, Next, the bathrooms. Very nice indeed, but i noticed that the bathrooms in both rooms we were in had a wierd, funky, mildewy kind of smell. Maybe its becouse there arent any windows so they get enough circulation of fresh air . I would recommend some type of air freshener system of some kind.

The towels suck, thats all I can say about that. In a true 5 star hotel, you get oversized, fluffy bath towels, but the smaller towels at the Venetian were so rough they ripped the skin off my bones. Just kidding, but they need to put some Downy in the wash cycle, know what I mean. A circut blow out in our room and we had no lights in the bathroom, but they were quick to come up and fix that problem The 2 tv's in the room are small, and you cant play them both of them at the same time, unless they are tuned to the same channels. You see, a true suite has seperate rooms with doors, like a house. But in my opinion, this is a nice , but not oppulant,oversized room with a sunken living room. Dont get me wrong, these are nice rooms, but they are not suites. If you really want to stay in a 5 star hotel, go to the Four seasons. In my opinion, it is the only true 5 star hotel on the strip. This will cost you a min. of 300.00 per nite, but remember, you get what you pay for. Almost every hotel in Vegas has true suites, but be prepared to put up put up major bucks to get on of these. The Venetian has suites up to ten thousand dollars a nite, with pool tables, and whatever else you might fantasize about, but remember, you get what you pay for. The the most part, Las vegas hotels want you in the casino, not the rooms. Thats what keeps building new and bigger and better hotels and casinos. Thats why some call it Lost Wages, not Las Vegas. Now the good. It s a good idea to stay at the Venetian at least once, to see how they make this huge machine work. The housekeeping dept is very good and accommadating. The people are pretty much nice, wherever you go worldwide, your bound to run into a few jerks. Just watch out the the gazillions of oriental tourists pushing and shoving and backing into you taking pictures of every inch of the ceiling in the main lobby area. This is truely a beautiful 3 and a half to 4star hotel, as as long as you keep a open and flexable attitude, your bound to have a very good time.
Paul Buzine / Kathy Mcabee <Kpvibes@tampabay.rr.com>
Clearwater, FL, USA - Monday, August 27, 2001 at 19:12:04 (PDT)


Go to Vegas a couple times a year and have never stayed here, but I feel I must comment on something that bugs me about this place... the entrance is the biggest clusterf*** I have ever seen. Whoever designed this mess should be forced to wander aimlessly for hours, desperately trying to find his way to the strip. You go out what should be the front and suddenly you're in another dimension. Ended up walking through the parking garage to get to Harrah's. What a confusing mess. Must have looked great on the drawing board, but as my girlfriend said, "they don't want you to leave," so they make it impossible to escape. Next time I'll leave a trail of casino chips.... Without doubt, the most unfriendly entrance on the strip. And if you go up a level to attempt to escape, you have to walk 75 miles to reach the next casino, through a series of ramps and moving sidewalks, etc. The only thing harder to escape was my first marriage...
Tim <Timo2hll@aol.com>
Portage, IN, USA - Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 21:20:03 (PDT)
Anyone who goes to Las Vegas should go there even if you don not stay there. It is so beautiful!!!! I can not afford to stay there but I can walk around and admire the building. May someday I will win alot of money and be able to book a room. What do you think?
vonnie <Vonnie55@aol.com>
LB, Ca, USA - Sunday, August 19, 2001 at 00:04:35 (PDT)
Hello! This hotel is AMAZING! we didnt' stay there but just to visit was great- so much

so much to do and see! the only i am curious about is that there were 4 people dressed up on

the gandola and there was a guy with a silver mask and a purple cape on. he was just watching them and

following them - seemed to be some story there but not quite sure what it was alll about

if you know - PLEASE let me know at ehansford@hotmail.com - dying to know! thanks
Erica <ehansford@hotmail.com>
webster, ny, USA - Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 17:09:14 (PDT)


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