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Nice Hotel, nice people, great atmosphere. I can't figure out why so many people are complaining about prices, lines, and losing money at gambling. If you're coming to Las Vegas thinking you're going to win, you're in for a rude awaking, the odds always favor the casino. Secondly, all the hotels have long check in lines. Have you ever noticed the size of these hotels? It's no small achievement moving hundreds of people in and out of a hotel everyday, give them a break! Lastly, this is an upscale hotel and not really intended for those traveling with children. I know many children are extremely well behaved but, it's the children who have parents who allow them to do whatever they want because they simply don't care that annoys everyone and ruins things for all.
This is a very nice upscale hotel, yes, there are better, but, then again there are far less and no place in the USA is as affordable for hotels than
Las Vegas. Keep these things in mind and you'll have a wonderful experience.
Queens, NY, USA - Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 03:16:16 (PDT)
I stay at your hotel but the room service is very slow and by the time the food gets their its cold and your bell captain was very nasty but i am staying their this august i arive the 25th i hope its a better experience.
Steven Votta <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Deer Park, NY, USA - Monday, August 06, 2001 at 17:29:16 (PDT)
I'm writing this review as a professional travel agent and a frequent patron of
Las Vegas. I applaud my fellow travel agents who have written reviews on this hotel showing both the plus and negative sides. I, personally, love the Venetian and will always make it my first choice when I come to Las Vegas. The location is great, the staff is good, and the rooms are more than satisfactory.
Keep in mind your budget as you select your hotel room and think about what services you really need. You'll have a better time in Las Vegas if you worry less about where you're staying and concentrate more on seeing the sights...even if it's people watching! I wouldn't recommend the Venetian, Bellagio or Caesars to anyone traveling with children under 18 but, if you're looking for advice for an upscale hotel that is kid-friendly, I would recommend The Mirage, Mandalay Bay, or Treasure Island. For the more moderate scale hotels you can't beat Luxor for your family. At the low end of the scale you can do very well at Excalibur or The Hard Rock if you don't mind being off the strip. Hope this helps you making a decision...there are a lot of hotels in this town, with a little research, you'll be able to pick the one right for you!
Liberty Travel - Agent At Large
USA - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 10:13:52 (PDT)
Even if you can't afford to stay at Venetian, you should definitely walk around in it, just to see it...it's beautiful! In response to "Anonymous" who posted their message on May 15, I agree...parents shouldn't let their kids run wild anywhere, especially in an upscale hotel. However, you shouldn't slam parents to travel with their children to Vegas. There are alot of people who choose to marry in Vegas, and it's only natural that their families come out together for that reason. I took my 6-month-old when I went, and I can assure you, he wasn't disruptive or ever left unattended. In fact, he traveled better than the adults.
In, USA - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 08:27:54 (PDT)
The room was FABULOUS and the hotel was beautiful. The room service left a little to be desired however. If the room service was better, the overall hotel experience would have been great! It should be noted that when we inquired, the room service desk was extremely responsive. This lead us to believe that the problem was the room service attendant and did not reflect the attitude of all the hotel's staff.
Joanne West <email@example.com>
Jackson, MS, USA - Tuesday, July 03, 2001 at 07:54:17 (PDT)
I apologize if my past review insulted people, all I wanted to get across was that due to this website, I expected the Venetian to be more family friendly than it was. My family and I have never stayed anywhere that wasn't 5 stars, and price does not matter. My daughter loves Las Vegas, and loves shows and good restaurants, and previously we stayed with her at the MGM, and just wanted her to have as good an experience. This hotel was lovely, but the only point I wanted people to realize is that it is not at all child friendly. I wish I had been informed of that before I went.
USA - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 09:40:45 (PDT)
I'm writing this as a travel agent and someone who frequents Las Vegas several times a year. First, I have to agree with the comments written by Anonymous dated May 15th. The Venetian is an upscale hotel, aimed at upscale travelers and not for those with children in the traveling party. This hotel is for someone who would stay at a Ritz-Carlton opposed to a Holiday Inn or Motel 6.
While Las Vegas is trying hard to make the enviroment more family friendly, you do need to keep in mind it is an adult playground. Not all the hotels (especially the upscale hotels) are not going to allow children to roam around freely (thus the restrictions on the gyms, spas, etc.) so keep that in mind as you select your hotel.
As for my review, as always, I found the Venetian to be in an excellent location, had courteous service, and my room was quietly and efficiently maintained. Book it but only if you're not checking in with kids!
A Travel Agent
USA - Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 11:39:44 (PDT)
First of all I have no idea why any parent would bring a child to Las Vegas! The town was built for adults and the hotels do need to provide you whiners with babysitting services. Likewise, it is annoying to serious gamblers to have children running around the casinos.
Expensive? Hardly. Las Vegas is still one of the cheapest places in the United States to get a hotel room. The Venetian IS an upscale hotel and, therefore, you should be aware it is going to cost more money than other hotels found along the strip.
Rude Service? The main question is how did you treat the staff. You'll only get treated rude if you act rude yourself. The staff sees people from all over the world. If you come in and put your Big Gulp and Happy Meal on the counter at check-in, while dear little junior goes screaming around, yes, they might have some bad thoughts about you and it might come out in the way you are treated. This hotel is aimed at the upscale traveler and not Ma and Pa from
who-knows-where with the kids in tow.
Would I stay at The Venetian again? In a heartbeat.
USA - Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 12:00:38 (PDT)
I decided to stay at the Venetian after visiting this website. I already had reservations at the Alladin for a suite, however, after reading the reviews then, I changed my reservations over to the Venetian. The first reason was because of the family friendly comments. (We were planning this vacation as a family.) On this point, I was very disappointed. My daughter was not welcome anywhere near the gym, (spa), so my husband and I had to constantly take turns with our workouts, and gambling, since there were NO activities for children. I said we would go back, however, never with children, and perhaps we would consider trying another of Las Vegas' lovely hotels. We have been to Vegas for the past 4 years, and stayed at a different hotel every time. Bellagio was my favorite, however, also not kid friendly. Could not have any fun in the casino at the Venetian either. Won at all other hotels visited, at least, played longer on less.
Christine Wilkisson <CWilkis@aol.com>
Manalapan, , NJ, USA - Sunday, May 06, 2001 at 08:13:02 (PDT)
I enjoyed the stay but the price will have to com way down before I'll come back.
Pasadena, CA, USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 13:55:53 (PDT)
Just got back from Las Vegas and our stay at the Venetian Casino Resort. I must say that I am extremely dissapointed in much of what I saw there. The service was extremely horrid, the casino was boring (nobody looked as though they were having a good time! Must be because of the tight slots and high table minimums), and it was a bad value for the money I dropped there (somewhere in the amount of $25,000.) There comp system was bad. After betting $500 a hand on Blackjack for many hours, I could not even get comped some food. Shame on you Venetian! I will not stay there again!!
Ryan-Patrick Hagan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cincinnati, OH, USA - Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 14:34:49 (PDT)
As a travel agent, I would not advise any of my clients to stay at this hotel. It is, indeed, very large and beautiful;however, for the price and age of this hotel it not of good quality. There were pieces of furniture with stains and that were already falling apart. The service was ABSOLUTELY AWFUL!!! Long check in times, room not available until three hours after check in, tight slots, RUDE employees (especially cocktail waitresses). I would go and check it out for the day, but I don't recommend staying here.
Amber Payne <email@example.com>
Newport News, VA, USA - Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 00:15:01 (PST)
High roller hotel - exceptionally high table limits. Staff lackidasical about service. Rooms very large and pretty but not very clean...many stains in rooms...amenities lacking in comparison to other hotels.
Kevin A. Gast <firstname.lastname@example.org>
San Francisco, CA, USA - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 12:31:19 (PST)
Stayed there in August. The room was spectacular, and we renewed our vows on a gondola ride----a lot of fun! But the wait to check in was an hour, the room service was slow and the help were mostly rude. The nightclub on the 1st level was a lot of fun, but the gambling, like many of the brand new hotels, was not enjoyable. Table minimums were $25 for blackjack, and clearly no one was having fun. There were no celebrations because no one seemed to be winning.
Although it was nice, it was pricey overall. Next time I'll step down a tier in hotel, where "they have to work harder!"
USA - Friday, March 16, 2001 at 18:51:16 (PST)
I LOVE THIS HOTEL!!!!!! :-)
ZVXC, ZVXC, USA - Thursday, March 15, 2001 at 14:48:10 (PST)
I have been to vegas many times with my parents, always staying at the upper end resorts, but this one is by far and away the best I have stayed at. We did not have a standard suite, so I cannot comment on the rooms, but our suite was very large with two bedrooms and a living room. The staff were very friendly, but should not question a guest when asking for a MARKER just because he is in his twenties. Overall the hotel gets my thumbs up, and will see me back there very soon, TO TRY AND GET SOME OF THE MONEY I LOST THERE BACK!!!! LOL
Bradley Rosenberg <email@example.com>
Toronto, Canada - Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 02:30:45 (PST)
I really don't like this hotel. The prices aare very high! :( and the gondola ride is no fun. theres no drops or waterfalls. they g2 make something for the kids.
Orange County, HI, USA - Wednesday, March 07, 2001 at 23:52:14 (PST)
Recently took a "girls only" vacation, staying at The Venetian. We were never concerned about safety, as security was posted at the guest elevators and throughout the hotel. Would recommend that everyone take the time to enjoy a massage and take advantage of the spa. We had an opportunity to speak at length to many of the Venetian "team members" and the resounding theme was how well the hotel treats their employees. This is definitely a credit to the hotel management and something you seldom hear from staff at other hotels in Vegas.
Cathy Thaden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Maywood, MO, USA - Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 08:06:03 (PST)
We love the hotel and the friendliness of the staff at check-in and check-out. We found the hostess at one of the restaurants in the piazza to have an attitude and never smiled. That was a downer. We weren't told in advance that the seating outside the restaurant were for smokers. A cashier in the Italian deli had an attitude, but after speaking to her, she had only 4 hours of sleep and had worked long shifts. I suggest they hire more people. That can ruin a vacation experience. The shower doors have been leaking both times were there. They need recaulking, so people don't slip on the tile. You can't tell when the tile is wet, unfortunately. Large, spacious rooms is a plus.
Brenda Waters <BJewWaters@aol.com>
Sacramento, CA, USA - Friday, February 09, 2001 at 17:16:28 (PST)
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