After three nights and four days in a Bellagio Suite, I did not want to leave! This is more than a hotel; it is an icon, it is the Capital of Las Vegas. This is the place to be on The Strip, the place to be in Vegas, and arguably the best casino in the USA. This is the dominant presence on The Strip. Riding in a taxi or walking down The Strip you will see casino, hotel and pretty much cheesy destination after cheesy destination; then you arrive at Bellagio. The entire grounds and lake are immaculate. Vegas tends to be actually pretty clean, but the Bellagio is almost spotless inside and out.
The lobby is spacious, bright and tastefully decorated with a feel of a large Italian courtyard. There is an opulent, floral, large glass sculpture adorned from the ceiling in the center of the lobby. We checked in via Mr. David Neff, who was professional, appropriately talkative and efficient. We upgraded to a Bellagio Suite as we wanted to experience our 13th Anniversary in style. I have read prior posts about lines to check in and out; we simply did not experience this at all. The wait to check in (and out) took maybe two minutes before a window was available. Our vacation was off to the the best start possible and the front desk management is to be commended.
The Bellagio Suite is the total experience. The dedicated elevator to the higher floors is accessible only by certain, less busy, elevators. Keys must be shown to a security guard before entering the dedicated upper suite elevator area. The hallways are adorned with rich, warm hues and soft carpets. Entering our room was like entering an upscale, hi-rise condo. The door was a strong, dark wood with doorbell and do not disturb light option. Once entering the room there was a powder room to the immediate left. Then, straight ahead was a sitting room with a couch, chairs, large flatscreen tv, loaded pay fridge and climate control. To the left was the spacious bedroom with a wonderful king bed that literally sucks you in. The bedroom was finished with two separate, huge marble and brass bathrooms, a large closet, large flatscreen tv, climate control and floor to ceiling windows. I loved our view. In the distance we could enjoy the rugged, Nevada mountains. In the short view we saw another upscale hotel, the highway and the large, sprawling pool area. The stress melted away as this visual and sensual perfection opened before me. The windows are adorned with button controlled sheers and black out curtains. There was also a desk (never used). Several convenient and unobtrusive lighting and recessed lighting options. A safe (never used), hidden in part of the room,. In one marble bathroom was a huge spa tub. In the other bathroom was a huge shower with steamroom, sauna option(which was delightful). Copious upscale soaps and shampoos are restocked frequently. We were provided with chocolates and anniversary truffles, with a handwritten note from the Management. The twice a day housekeeping is friendly and accommodating.
The casino is upscale. It is very clean and the dealers are professional. The Bellagio casino suffers from the same smokiness all Vegas casinos do. I also enjoyed gambling (gaming?) at the Planet Hollywood casino Pleasure Pit. The sprawling Bellagio pool area is bucolic and serene. We were able to find two shaded reclining chairs. The pool is not deep, but around four feet deep throughout. The gym area is more spacious with plenty of free weights and treadmills. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the spa area for the purposes of massage, facial and manicure. Of note, be sure to visit the chocolate fountain off of the lobby. The fountain show is fairly interesting but, probably a little over rated. Personally, I preferred a room with a mountain view than the oft sought after fountain view. Apparently, the fountain view booms every 15 minutes late into the night; not my cup of tea.
Some other side notes. If anything is needed, there is a Walgreens across the strip, near the Planet Hollywood. Take the elevated walkways over the sidewalks on The Strip. There are time share sellers and other ne'er do wells floating around on The Strip. Do not touch the minibar fridge; it charges by change in weight. I didn't mess with the fridge but there are ample postings herein of those who did. The TV has a good channel selection; but it really doesn't matter because you won't be watching much tv. It would be nice if there was a coffee maker in the room, or at the least, a coffee station on each floor near the elevators similar to the Hotel Zaza in Houston. Nevertheless, Weloved Bellagio and would readily stay there again, and again, and again...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue lake in which fountains perform a magnificent ballet choreographed to music and lights. The lobby is, in a word, grand, both in scale and in design. Above the 18-foot ceiling is a coffer filled with the most extraordinary glass masterpiece, Fiori di Como, created by glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, whose work has been exhibited in every major museum in the world. At Bellagio, elegantly appointed accommodations pair modern conveniences with the warmth of home, featuring sweeping vistas of the resort's lake, surrounding mountains and Las Vegas skyline. Discerning guests who book a Penthouse suite are invited to indulge in the luxurious Chairman's Lounge which offers a private registration and concierge experience. Bellagio's restaurants run the gamut from gourmet Five Diamond to casual dining. Food lovers no longer have to go to Paris or New York for the best culinary experiences. Bellagio features a Michelin two star restaurant (Picasso), two Michelin one star restaurants (Le Cirque and MICHAEL MINA Bellagio), two AAA Five Diamond restaurants (Picasso and Le Cirque) and a James Beard award-winning restaurant (Picasso). Bellagio also is home to four James Beard award-winning chefs - Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Todd English, Michael Mina and Nevada's first James Beard award recipient, Julian Serrano. Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge led by Chef Akira Back features seasonal fish and ingredients flown in daily from the finest markets around the world. Bellagio is home to an impressive collection of luxury retailers including Hermes and OMEGA as well as the resort's retail promenade, Via Bellagio, featuring Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Breguet, Prada, Harry Winston, Chanel, Dior, Fendi and Bottega Veneta. A world-class art gallery showcasing annual museum-caliber exhibitions, the exquisite beauty of the lush Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Cirque du Soleil's stunning performance of "O," an intimate wedding chapel, luxurious spa and salon, dynamic nightlife of The Bank, Hyde Bellagio, Lily Bar & Lounge and an elegant casino add to the symphony that is Bellagio. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bellagio Las Vegas Hotel Las Vegas
- Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas
- Las Vegas Hotel Bellagio
- Bellagio Vegas