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First time at Bellagio

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by jstylzz, Jun 10, 2012.

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  1. jstylzz

    jstylzz Guest

    We are planning a trip to Vegas in September for our 10th anniversary, and we have always wanted to stay in the Bellagio overlooking the fountain show so that we can watch it in our room. I would like to try the $20.00 trick ($40.00?), so which type of room should I book in order to ultimately get our center fountain view if they can help?

    Is the resort deluxe room much better than the deluxe room? Should I book at least the partial fountain view room and hope for the upgrade? Coming in on a Sunday night in September I would think we would have at least a decent chance at getting moved up.

    Thoughts from anyone? Thanks!
     
  2. junie_b_good

    junie_b_good Low-Roller

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    Good luck on using the$20 trick at the Bellagio.
    If you are going on a day that isn't too busy(and you can ask the front desk) all you have to do is request nicely. Otherwise, whatever trick may prove futile except for paying a premium. This is just based on personal experiences at said resort.
     
  3. Vegas Dave

    Vegas Dave Newbie

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    Just book a basic room and don't listen to junie. $20 trick has had much success with a view room in the past. Reviewers have said partial fountain view is just on one end or the other, but still good. If you want right in the middle, you are getting kind of picky, but it isn't out of the question. Typically you book the room right below the level you actually want and hope they upgrade you to next level.

    When you hand the money over, tell the front desk what you want as your "complimentary upgrade", it helps.
     
  4. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Coming in on a Sunday night will help. But, they still have a very limited number of rooms that face the fountains. They can not give to them everyone.

    Look at this map/picture and you will see that maybe only 25% of the rooms even face the water.

    If you add in the spa tower (zoom out on the map link above), then it is closer to 10-15%. That means very few get those rooms. Simple math.
     
  5. Tubbs

    Tubbs High-Roller

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    For a 10th anniversary, if it is really important to you, I think you should just book the lakeview room. Will you be deflated if you do not get a complimentary upgrade? Only you know.

    Partial lakeview rooms are in the Spa Tower. All the rooms facing the fountains are lakeview, even those at the ends of the building. Resort Deluxe are the renovated rooms in the main tower. If you want to take your chances, then this is the room type to go for as a 'single jump' upgrade will get you the lakeview.

    Whatever approach you use, there is no guarantee of a central fountain view but I doubt you would be disappointed by the view from any of the rooms facing the fountains.

    Last point. Why have you chosen Bellagio? I am a fan and I stay there more often than anywhere else. But that is for a variety of reasons. If you are staying because of the room and end up with a view of the freeway, you could be better off at Wynn, Palazzo, Cosmo and other places.

    Pay up and guarantee what you really want. Then you can spend the next few months anticipating rather than wondering about what might be.
     
  6. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    If it's important to get the view, book the view room. Bring disappointed looking at the pool because you tried to save a few bucks isn't worth it. The $20 trick is for when you really don't care what you get.
     
  7. jr7110

    jr7110 VIP Whale

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    There is a website dedicated to the $20 trick (I have convienently linked you to the Bellagio page here):
    http://www.thetwentydollartrick.com/Hotels/Bellagio.html

    However, nothing about that trick is guaranteed - for $20 you might get a higher floor with a mountain or pool view (but you also might have gotten that anyway, just for asking - for free.) It also depends on how long you will be staying. If you are there for a couple of nights, $20 might get you a Lakeview if you get the right person, but if you are there for five or six days, they might not be so inclined to just give away a premium view for an extended period of time.

    I agree with those who have said that if the Lakeview is important to you (and it is quite a spectacular view at night) then you should splurge for it. If you want a guaranteed lakeview room, you should book a lakeview room. The most important thing is to make sure when you book that they book you into the main Bellagio building and not the Spa tower. This is extremely important if you want the best experience. The Spa tower is not as good of a view and a lot longer walk from the main entrance.

    The higher the floor, the better your view will be. Even if it is not "dead center, any Lakeview room will be great, and it is very true that there are not that many available. A lot of the lakeview rooms are Bellagio Suites and Penthouse Suites which cuts down the number of deluxe rooms that are available in the main building with a lakeview. If those rooms are already pre-booked by people willing to pay the extra fee for the view, there is no chance of you getting one. I say treat yourself and book the lakeview.
     
  8. RPMCanes

    RPMCanes High-Roller

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    If you're at Bellagio you might want to try a $50 instead. Go to Prime while you're there.
     
  9. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Sure, try $50. Maybe $80. Heck, go for $100. Even try $1,000.

    If the clerk working the desk has no authority, forget it.
    If there are no rooms left, forget it.
     
  10. KellyLovesVegas

    KellyLovesVegas certified personal trainer/retired space nerd

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    If it is worth it to you, book the fountain view room. Then you can relax and enjoy your anniversary trip :)

    The view from the 25th floor, August 2011:


    Fountain4.jpg
     
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