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Impromptu weekend trip to Venetian next weekend. Recommendations?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by wishman35, May 1, 2013.

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  1. wishman35

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    Got a little trigger happy on Priceline and got Venetian for $130/night for next Friday and Saturday (oops, hope I did okay there, seems like a good price!)

    Just me and the girlfriend, I know she will love it there..but I have always tended to get lost and feel overwhelmed.

    We are in our mid twenties. Any recommendations on room location request, restaurants at the hotel for either a quick bite or a good dinner (at a not earth shattering price)? How is the pool area & casino?

    Thanks in advance! Only going for 2 nights, but any Vegas is better than no Vegas right?
     
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    I dont think there is a bad room at the Venetian. The Casino is one of the most visually appealing on the strip. Theres so much to do on the property in two days, you will certainly be busy!

    If you want a quick bite cheap, walk South to the food court outside of Harrah's, its not a bad walk and you can have a quick bite take in a bit of the strip and walk back to the V in minutes.
     
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    There's a small food court in the Venetian that has pretty decent food and there's a great noodle bar right outside of the sports book that has some quick eats too.

    Both are relatively inexpensive. The Venetian and Palazzo both have a Grand Lux, neither of which is considered expensive.

    There is another food court upstairs in the Grand Canal Shoppes, though I've only been there once and really can't remember what they have.
     
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    That's a great deal! Usually runs about $249 on the weekend. Na, no special requests... I guess I'd maybe want to make sure I was in the main hotel not the Venezia tower because it's kinda far away.

    Haven't been for dinner, but Bouchon is amazing for brunch!
     
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    I am with Heather, that is about as good a deal as you are going to get at Venetian. They typically do not go below $129 per night.
     
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    Love the Venetian/Palazzo! Stayed at both and now going back to Palazzo. My girlfriend and I are also in our mid/upper 20's (i'm the upper) and we love this mega resort.

    For room requests: I'd request something high up with a strip view. You can try the $20 trick if you want, but remember this isn't really a room-size upgrade, but rather just getting you a nice view. So it's up to you if you want to try with a tip at first or just wing it by asking and tip after. If you do get a free upgrade, please tip something since they are giving you something for less. :)

    If you want you can try asking for the Palazzo with the $20 trick (or tip)! I love both but for some reason prefer the Palazzo for its more modern design. But if not successful, the Venetian is still very wonderful! I know some people who prefer the Venetian. Same room layout with a more traditional theme. The room renovations really helped as well. It's all up to you! :)

    As for restaurants: If you like the Cheesecake Factory then you should like the Grand Lux Cafe. Very large menu, decent breakfast buffet before 11am, a decent happy hour, and a nice escape from everything. Most of all, it's not expensive. The prices are about within the Cheesecake Factory range. And very nice it is located near the room elevators on the casino level.

    I'm not very familiar with their quick bites but on level 2 there is a food court next to the elevators in the mall area. Not very impressive but if your girlfriend doesn't mind there is a good selection there. Take a look at the maps... they are your best friend. :)

    Pool: The pool is very nice! You can venture in the Palazzo area as well, but the Venetian area is much larger. If you and your girlfriend are alright with European-style sunbathing and wanna get away from the kids (if there are any) then Tao Beach can be an option. No cover on the weekdays, but be warned there is a $50 food & beverage min to lounge on the chairs.

    Casino: Not sure what kind of gamblers you two are but my girlfriend and I love the penny slots! One dollar can go a long way, plus free cocktails (+ tip). Speaking of which they are trying out a new cocktail ordering service by allowing you to order your cocktail via the slot machine itself. Still complementary and much better than waiting for a cocktail waitress to find you.

    As for table games, the mins are usually up in the $20 range, sometimes a bit lower on a very slow day. I stay away from these tables and gamble on Fremont St. If you want somewhat lower mins nearby try checking out TI across the strip. They may be lower. Also, sign up for their TI's players club cards for free slot play!

    Hope this helps! Have a blast!
     
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    That's a very nice deal! I stay there pretty regularly, and sometimes I don't even venture off the property for 3 days!

    There are a ton of restarants there and they range from reasonable to wicked pricey. Here are some suggestions.

    I enjoy the room, and often get something to go and bring it upstairs. One of my favorite treats is to get Gumbo & Banana Cream pie from Table 10. Delicious, filling and 2 gumbos and one pie would be plenty for 2 and would cost right around $30. Especially enjoyable in a room with a view! Open a bottle of wine, and you have a nice romantic dinner :)

    Grimaldi's Pizza is very good and very reasonable. Eat at the restaurant or take it to go.

    Chicken fingers at Venetian Food Court are delish. Grand Luxe is solid. Noodle Asia is also good.

    I enjoy eating in St Mark's Square at either Mario Batali's or the one next to it. Both are Italian and not overly expensive. The atmosphere is really nice.

    Delmonico's for lunch is very good and reasonable. They have the killer banana cream pie there, too.

    Have a wonderful time! You will love it there.
     
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    Thank you ALL for the great advice. I really do appreciate it! As always I will simply be glad to just be there even for the 2 nights.
     
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