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History:

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.


Venetian Cool Stuff:

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 Real Deal on Venetian:

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.


The Casino at Venetian

Lots of gaming options, mostly higher minimums though. Craps, BlackJack, Let It Ride, Caribbean Stud, Three Card Poker, Spanish 21, Casino War, PaiGow Poker, PaiGow Tiles, Baccarat, Roulette and the Big Six. They offer gaming instruction M-F... Craps 11am & 5pm, Roulette 12pm, BlackJack 12:15.

The Venetian opened a glamorous new 29 table poker room in April 2006 featuring an amazing array of plasma TVs for killing time between playable hands, smoke free, a high roller area, comfy chairs and easy access to food when you need a break. They offer discounted rooms to poker players who log a bunch of hours into the tables a day.


The Rooms at Venetian

Venetian Suites

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.

Venezia Suites

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.


The Restaurants at Venetian

Fine Dining

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.

Casual Dining

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!


Reader Ratings & Reviews:

My Rating: 6 rjack1957 posted on 3rd September 2016 :

Great rooms(all are 2 level suites) and the Casino is very spectacular, and the smell in the air is AMAZING , Check this place out!

My Rating: 5 Hillybean29 posted on 2nd February 2014 :

It was wonderful to stay in this beautiful hotel my first time back to Vegas in close to 10 years. The shops were wonderful and I'm obsessed with the smell they pump into this place. Not to mention I won a good amount of money at the electronic craps machine! The only issue I have with the rooms is that being from Missouri we have casinos here as well and the rooms at the Ameristar are exactly the same as the Venetian. When I'm in Vegas I want to experience things I can't at home. I would still recommend it!

My Rating: 5 Ricogreen posted on 1st February 2014 :

Great rooms and a fantastic collection of restaurants.

My Rating: 6 SteelCity posted on 10th September 2013 :

Many restaurants and shopping. Beautiful hotel, rooms, and pool. Also VERY large. Wear comfortable shoes.

My Rating: 2 radgambler posted on 5th February 2013 :

No matter how many room and crappy tournament offers you send, I ain't coming back. Fool me once shame on you, blah blah blah.

My Rating: 5 chrisrobbins1980 posted on 13th September 2012 :

Stayed here in May of 2012, not on my dime, but thanks to my job I stayed here. Beautiful place, a little hard to find my room when it's 7 am and I'm shitfaced. Glad Phantom is ending, really got tired of hearing the music everywhere you went.

My Rating: 6 MGMCaesars posted on 17th August 2012 :

Venetian is too Venezia!

My Rating: 6 jkconey posted on 11th July 2012 :

Our favorite rooms in Vegas. Casino huge, and very busy. Canal shops fun place to walk.

My Rating: 5 cav007 posted on 12th April 2012 :

The canal and shopping area of the Venetian are so over the top, it could only be Vegas.

My Rating: 5 SalSagev posted on 7th January 2012 :

Probably our favorite Vegas hotel room so far. Love the sunken living room and being able to shower while watching TV in the bathroom mirror. Huge, impressive property to explore ... St. Mark's Square, several great shows and many wonderful dining options. Not a big fan of the casino, however. Higher table limits and IMO some of the tightest slots in Vegas. And it's a Hell of a long walk from the room to the strip.

My Rating: 6 vegasbiatch posted on 29th June 2011 :

why does it smell like sunblock?

My Rating: 1 blackjacker1979 posted on 25th April 2011 :

I don't count Bouchon, but I do count hearing Music of the Night 1000 times per stay.

My Rating: 5 DyceKid posted on 6th April 2011 :

Niiiiiiiiiice rooms, classy place to be of course. But really I stayed here because it was free and all the girls were in the next room.

My Rating: 4 Does43 posted on 12th February 2011 :

Large (dated) suites

My Rating: 4 radicaldreamer posted on 13th December 2010 :

They have freaking gondolas. Does your fave spot have gondolas. I thought so.

My Rating: 5 scottchompson posted on 30th November 2010 :

Phenomenal poker room and poker room tournament staff. Best food court food. Fresh baked bread and even thought they aren't the best value, or the best maintained, my favorite standard room floor plan on the strip.

My Rating: 4 AceRothstein posted on 30th August 2010 :

Too rich for my blood to gamble here. Unless I'm ready to get bled on Pai Gow and there is a $10 table to be found. But a nice place to lay you're head.

My Rating: 6 Rgiffen2 posted on 10th August 2010 :

The rooms are awesome, the casino is confusing, prepare to walk miles to find a bathroom, so plan ahead. ;) The Venetian is always hopping. Some days its full of conventioneers, some days its the night clubbers hanging out. If they would just kick the scent down a notch that they pipe through the public areas and casino, this place could score a darn near perfect. Love the food at the Grand Luxe, portions are ginormous! Everything you want is at the V, from shopping, world class chefs, a good gamble and a great bed at the end of the evening.

My Rating: 5 sinecure posted on 31st July 2010 :

Very large, got lost trying to find the check in desk, and casino, and restaurants. Nicely laid out room for special occasions. Higher priced than other locations on the strip, though some times they do have good deals. Very nice atmosphere.

My Rating: 3 atdleft posted on 14th May 2010 :

Sorry, but IMHO this place is a faker. The Venetian claims to be "high-class", but beneath that "classy veneer" is just another aging, tacky, overly "Disney-fied" themed "convention factory" casino.The only reason I ever occasionally stop in here is because it has a few salvageable restaurants... But with David Burke and Charlie Trotter (at Palazzo) gone, I have even fewer reasons to bother with this place. Why do the impostor when I can get the real deal (Mirage, Bellagio, Wynncore) nearby?

My Rating: 5 Jplan72 posted on 27th October 2009 :

Big Place. Sort of like the smell. Stayed in the Venezia tower. Games okay.

My Rating: 6 bustagrimes posted on 5th June 2009 :

This was the first place I stayed. The second I stepped foot into that lobby, the obsession began. I was hooked. Great rooms, great restaurants, great service. And the casino's not so bad either.

My Rating: 5 Romaman posted on 2nd May 2009 :

I like the Venetian even with the huge old lady- like odor. I still love to wonder around and eat a Mario Batali's restaurant at the Grand Canal Shops. For me, the second to third best joint on the strip behind Bellagio BTW: Large and nicely renovated rooms!

My Rating: 5 Ronno971 posted on 2nd May 2009 :

This is my favorite strip casino. It's absolutely gorgeous. The detail that has gone into this place is amazing. The rooms are suites and very nice. The gambling, in my opinion, is like most places on the strip, tight. They don't build these big casinos on the backs of winners. It is however, one of the top places to see in this great city.

My Rating: 6 redmeh posted on 24th March 2009 :

its a very nice casino, love the high limits slot room

My Rating: 6 clairephil posted on 23rd March 2009 :

Saw the Venetian on our first trip to Vegas and dreamt of staying there. Well, with the help of websites such as these we discovered promo codes and did on our next trip. The rooms are amazing and the pool area is really nice - a lot of space to relax and not feel crammed in like some other pool areas. We try and stay here a few nights on every trip - promo code permitting ;0)

My Rating: 4 MrEinSantaCruz posted on 1st January 2009 :

Good sized rooms with a funky design (step down living room), I stayed here for a week during a Convention and got very comfortable here. Its not as high end as they would like to be, but its a solid B .

My Rating: 4 clrblueskyz posted on 31st December 2008 :

I have not stayed here but I like the casino and the bloody mary's here are great!

My Rating: 6 Tinski8D5 posted on 30th September 2008 :

Stayed here over Halloween a year ago loved it. Went and ate at some new restaurants this last trip. Bouchon is a delicious breakfast!

My Rating: 4 krazyk posted on 30th November 1999 :

This place was alright. Only came here to eat and ride the gondola which was way too crowded.

My Rating: 5 jester122 posted on 30th November 1999 :

stayed in the venezia concierge level. it's a pain in the ass to get to your room but the one great thing about it was that they have complimentary cocktails in the early evening. drank the bar out of jack one day. don't forget though just cuz it's free doesn't mean you don't tip.

My Rating: 4 Jimmyvegas posted on 30th November 1999 :

Fantastic restaurants (Delmonico). Rooms are getting a bit worn and not a great place to gamble. Overall a great facility.

My Rating: 4 brentc40 posted on 30th November 1999 :

Beautiful!! A bit large though. It took a long time to get our bags after check in. They did offer upgrades upon checkin. We chose the 1400 sq ft piazza suite. Boy was that fun. Be sure to call in room dining and inquire about a coffee pot. They will bring it up to you with enough for your entire stay for less than $5 total. Be sure to visit the Buchon bistro. Great treats and snacks. Looking forward to staying here again.

My Rating: 4 MrFizz posted on 30th November 1999 :

I thought the room was nice. Not amazing, but pretty nice. The biggest downfall of this place is that it is gigantic and maze-like. It's nearly impossible to know your way around in any less than 2 days. Frustrating.

My Rating: 4 justJoey posted on 30th November 1999 :

Very nice large well appointed rooms. Great Dining options, Great Location, Overrated Spa with lousy wet facilities, The reason I rate Venetian a 4 while Mandalay Bay, TI and Mirage get 5s is because I take value into consideration.

My Rating: 6 caesar1st posted on 30th November 1999 :

My new favorite, getting comped will do that for a casino. Great restaurants and best club, Tao and Tao beach. Service is excellent and location is good. Looking forward to going back.

My Rating: 4 DMaldon762 posted on 30th November 1999 :

Kinda boring here but still kinda nice.