The Venetian is one of Las Vegas most luxurious hotels. Located next to the busy corner of Spring Mountain and Las Vegas Blvd. across the street from the Mirage it is easily identified by its beautifully carved exterior and a large obelisk. The walkways and street entrance is lined with Venice esc scenery, and this theme does not stop at the door. Upon entering you will find tourists with cameras pointed to the air and as you glance at the glorious ceiling you’ll be dazzled by the detailed fresco leading to the lobby. The Venetian, as many put it, is the closest you will get to Venice in the United States. It is also the worlds largest hotel convention complex with its sister site the Palazzo which is connected to the Sands Expo.
The entire building simply oozes European elegance, in a good way. The Grand Canal Shoppes not only have some of the most world renowned shopping and 500,000 square feet of floor space, along with many shops you will not find anywhere else in the world, true to its name there is also an actual indoor canal going right through it. Visitors can even take a romantic ride on it as one of the gondoliers romantically steers them across the water between the amazing shops. Entertainers riddle the shopping center, and when combined with the shopping centers on the upper floor from Palazzo, it is one of the largest and most visited series of shops anywhere. And don’t forget to stop in at one of the world’s most famous wax museums, Madame Tussauds, and visit some of your favorite celebrities and historical figures… kind of.
The Venetian is a 5 star resort and one of the most popular Las Vegas destinations. Everything here is beautiful from the casino floor to the shops, even the exterior is one of the most stunning on the Strip. The Venetian attracts a wide range of guests as well, from the highest rollers, to honeymooners, to convention goers. Despite its immense size it does fill to capacity fairly regularly. Booking in advance is highly recommended and particularly on holidays, during the summer, or whenever a large convention is in town.
The Venetian has a very large casino floor at 120,000 square feet. The huge casino is also one of the most beautiful in Las Vegas. They feature a plethora of table games and all of the Las Vegas favorites like Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Pai Gow, Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker and Let It Ride. Keno is popular at the Venetian as well. The Race and Sports Book is smaller than many of the other casinos at 80 seats, 36 televisions and 3 big screens, but it is definitely one of the nicer ones.
The Venetian is one of the largest hotels in the world, (and ranked number three in the world on many lists when the Venezia Tower and Palazzo are included). This is an all suite hotel, 3,014 suites in the main tower and 1,013 suites in Venezia Tower. Venezia is connected to the casino by a short and convenient walkway. All of the rooms are elegant, very spacious, and impeccably kept. It is one of the nicest places to stay in all of Las Vegas.
The Venetian is a 5 star hotel and is priced accordingly. It is one of the more expensive stays on the Las Vegas Strip, however it is not the most expensive 5 star hotel on the Strip it should be noted. Room rates vary according to occupancy and any special events in Las Vegas. Gambling limits are on the high side but also vary by the clientele. The shops, restaurants and entertainment range from upper medium to very high end.
The restaurant options are nearly limitless, especially when combined with the restaurants at the shopping centers between Palazzo and Venetian. Some popular choices include AquaKnox, B&B Ristorante, Bouchon, Canaletto, Canyon Ranch Café, Delmonico Steakhouse, Enoteca San Marco, Grand Lux Café Venetian, Noodle Asia, Pinot Brasserie, Postrio, Tao Asian Bistro, Taqueria Canonita, The Grill at Valentino, Tintoretto’s, Trattoria Raggiano, Valentino, Riva Poolside, and Zeffirino. There are many more however.
The casino has a number of bars, and there are bars in the shopping center. In addition many of the restaurants have bars and the nightclubs are bars by day in large part. Drinks are free for gamblers of course, tipping is customary.
There are nearly endless shops in the Grand Canal Shoppes. They range from the extremely high end and found no where else in the world, to your regular Vegas gift shop. Some of the popular ones include the Blue Man Group Store, Davidoff, Dolce, Guggenheim Heritage Museum, Oliver & Co., Ricordo and many more.
Tao is one of the more popular nightspots for tourists and locals alike. Lavo is another popular nightclub. Lounge at Sushisamba is a little more laid back but another popular club.
All of the services of a 5 star resort, concierge, maid, turn down, luggage, 24/7 room service and more. Call if you have specific needs. Shuttle service is available to and from the airport through an outside company for a fee.
Venetian has massive amounts of convention space and is one of the most popular spots for conventions in Las Vegas. Including the Sands Expo connected to the Palazzo and right next door there are over 1.9 million square feet. This includes one of the largest singe-room venues, the 650,000 square foot Venetian Congress Center.
Venetian has 3 pools and 1 Jacuzzi and the Venezia Tower has 1 pool and 3 Jacuzzis. Guests have access to all pools. Certain pools are heated in the winter.
This property has tons of entertainment. The popular Blue Man Group can be found here along with the show Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular, Rida Rudner and the La Scena Lounge has live music nightly. Jersey Boys can be caught at Venetian’s sister site the Palazzo.
Canyon Ranch Spa Club is enormous at 69,000 square feet wit ha wide range of services, different massages, 62 treatment rooms and much more. They also have a full service salon.