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|Deposit:||First night charge plus tax|
|Resort Fee:||$32/day plus tax|
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Venetian - The Real Deal :
Designed to fit somewhere between Paris and Bellagio, the Venetian offers lots of different types of games at higher minimums that most strip casinos. The Venetian's casino is about 10 blocks from the asphalt on the strip - it's a hike. The Venetian's casino is also directly below the Venetians Grand Canals (!) - a design choice that adds to the weird vibes in the casino. There are tons of games, although it seems like most of the tables are closed whenever we roll in there. The clientele used to be a little older (50s) and well heeled but with the opening of Tao night club and Bistro the young and beautiful have flocked to the Venetian to see what color Paris Hilton's panties are on any given night.
Location of Venetian:
Right smack in the middle of the mid-strip (northish) renaissance kicked off by Wynn Las Vegas. Wynn Las Vegas, Mirage, TI -Treasure Island and Harrah's are within easy walk of the Venetian and its sister property the Palazzo. Looking for a grind joint to play cheapo craps? Casino Royale, New Frontier, O'Shea's and Imperial Palace are all within a reasonable walking distance. The Fashion Square Mall is also nearby in case you need to pick up a charge cable for your iPod or a new pair of sneaks.
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Cool Stuff About Venetian:
The crazy Q-Bert styled floor in the main lobby is a great place to go if you're a little high.
Check out our photo review of Venezia Tower Suite, including a video walkthrough.
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The Venetian is built on the site where the legendary Sands Hotel stood for 44 years. The Venetian opened on May 3, 1999 and initially cost $1.5 bajillion dollars to construct. The Venetian is one of the 'city-styled' super-mega resorts (like Paris and New York-New York) that apes the vibe of a big city somewhere in the world. In this case, its Venice, Italy. Their clientele is mixed, but more of the affluent side and their rooms are more buck than bang.
In total, Venetian complex, dubbed MEGACENTER(tm) is made up of three hotel towers plus the Sands Convention Center around back. The main tower - The Venetian opened in 1999, the second The Venezia built on top of the Venetian's parking garage opened June 27, 2003. The third tower, The Palazzo opened December 30th 2007, unlike Venezia which is essentially hotel tower addition to Venetian, Palazzo is a full resort in its own right.
The Rooms at Venetian
The Venetian Tower is much more desirable option. The tower is easy to access from the resort. Venetian Luxury Suites feature king sized bed, large comfy sofa, two big TVs, a sunken living room, large bathroom, tablet desk, minibar and a sitting area. They call it Luxury for a reason although this is the 'base model'. Venetian Bella slightly larger than Luxury, with all the same amenities plus two queen beds. Venetian Rialto 1100 square feet, queen size bed, marble entryway, bathrobes in addition to the previous offerings. Venitian Piazza even bigger than Rialto with king bed, a powder room and fully stocked wet bar (its not free). Venetian Prima top two floors of Venetian tower, 1500 square feet, hot tub, living room, walk in closets, four TVs plus all the other stuff.
The Venezia Tower suites are finely appointed, but the travel barriers from the resort to the Venezia Tower can be quite a drag. It's not far to get to, it just takes a bunch of navigation and multiple elevators. Venezia Tower guests have access to the private Villa Deck pool. Venezia Luxury - 650 square feet, king bed, two big tv's, cd player, pools, shoe shine service and orchid vase (poo poo!). Venezia Bella larger than Luxury, with dual Queen beds. Venezia Terrazo - larger than Bella, with an out door patio and all the amenities of Bella & Luxury. The top 5 floors of the Venezia house the Concierge Suites with private check in, private elevator, fancy bedding, a TV in the john and turndown service. If you can afford to stay there, you probably won't be reading this website.
Restaurants at Venetian
AquaKnox - the newest restaurant at Venetian, mostly seafood but non seafood options available (full meal no booze $70/person). Bouchon- french yummies - great breakfast! ($60). Canaletto views of the Grand Canal while you ciao down on Italian Cuisine. Delmonico Steakhouse BAM! Emeril's Nawlins style steakhouse. Lut�ce fancy French cuisine. Pinot Brasserie - french style steakhouse, check out their cheese menu - the lamb chopper is awesome. Postrio Wolfgang Puck's Italian steakhouse (seafood too!). Royal Star Pan Asian cuisine plus dim sum. Tao Asian Bistro Asian food turns into a night club after hours. It's hip! The Venetian offers much much more, check out their website for details.
Canyon Ranch Cafe organic, "spa cuisine" - juices, fresh veggies, stuff that will replenish you from the punishment you took the night before. Grand Lux Cafe Asian cuisine right in the middle of everything. Affordable too!
Spa, Guggenheim Museum, the Grand Canal Shops, Gondola rides, Blue Man Group, Gordie Brown, Phantom of the Opera and more! The Venetian has a ton of options for entertainment, dining and rooms. If only their casino wasn't submerged in bad mojo by being underneath 30 tons of water...