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Opinions of Venetian/Pallazo and Bellagio

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Tony Y, Jul 25, 2015.

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  1. Tony Y

    Tony Y Low-Roller

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    Hello. In light of the Cosmo fire I cancelled my reservation that my wife and i ( we are in our late 50's)had for October (wifey felt a bit uneasy staying at cosmo because of fire) so rather than argue about it we decided to just book a different place. So we looked at Expedia and found a couple a deals that we feel are good ones . They are 4 days and 3 nights at the Venetian in a luxury king suite with strip view with airfare from JFK to vegas on monday November 9th thru Thursday November 12th for a total of $1276.00. The other deal we found was at the Bellagio with a fountain view for the same days air included for $1590.00. My question are these do you think that the difference in price is worth it seeing that both properties are rated very highly ......... What are the table minimums at both properties ( I am a craps player that starts at the minimum with double odds and if Lady Luck is on my side that session bets will rise accordingly wifey loves her roulette)and what are some fine dining places within walking distances. (Please no wynncore although I am not a high roller by any means I don't like the new policy of the odds only being double for those of means so I will not give them any of my cash for any reason I stand in solidarity with you packer / bronco/ plee and all the rest of you that feel the same)

    Thank you in advance for any and all opinions and also thanks for all the entertaining trip reports
     
  2. 442jay

    442jay Tourist

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    I would think the suite-style room at Venetian trumps the Bellagio any day of the week..
     
  3. MrsFuri

    MrsFuri Low-Roller

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    Good move on cancelling...

    I would probably say the Venetian would be just fine... but if you have the means and $300 won't be too big of a deal, I'd spring for the Bellagio (and I had previously been a loyal V/P patron)...

    Usually $15 at V and $15-$25 at Bellagio for Craps (I too am a Craps player).

    Bellagio is also a little more convenient if you still wanted to check Cosmo out!

    Really, you can't go wrong with either... :) Have a GREAT and LUCKY trip!

    -MrsFuri
     
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    I agree with previous post - you won't go wrong with either choice.

    Having stayed at both V/P and Bellagio quite a few times, sometimes on the same trip,
    I find pros with both.
    . Both lean more to the traditional classic Vegas style with loyal clientele; not as "happening" as Aria or Cosmo..
    . Both have many great restaurant choices - from moderate to high end, both have 24 hour cafes for those late night munchies or early full service breakfasts.
    . Rooms at both are well maintained, quality amenities, and service is very good all around.
    . Since your stay is weekdays, should have no trouble finding $15 craps/Roulette most of the time. Weekend minimums are usually $25 and up.
    . Bellagio is more centrally located if casino hopping is on your list, although V/P is walkable to several other casinos as well.
    . Not all Bellagio suites have 2 separate rooms, the Salon Suite (I believe) the bedroom area and sitting area are one large room, if that is important to you, be sure to clarify what you want.
    . Bellagio's Conservatory is lovely and the Fiori di Como glass ceiling sculpture by Chihuly in the lobby is stunning.
    I have a slight personal preference for Bellagio over V/P as I get better comps at Mlife properties; I also like the ambiance at Bellagio so I may have a bias:)
    Best of luck on your October trip and keep us posted!
     
  5. Tony Y

    Tony Y Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the info Mrs. Furi. ......... 300.00 is not a deal breaker going to be spent on Grey Goose and Budweisers anyway. I guess the question I had was is the Bellagio 300.00 dollars better than Venetian. And one more thing are jackets required for fine dining restaurants in V/P or any of the fine dining restaurants for that matter
     
  6. Tony Y

    Tony Y Low-Roller

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    Thanks Geo. going to try and do a trip report but will have to learn how to post pictures prior to trip.
     
  7. ChickenBone Jones

    ChickenBone Jones Low-Roller

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    It's always difficult to say if one place is worth X amount of money more than another place. Taking price difference out of it, my opinion is that Bellagio is a superior luxury property in most categories. Here is my scorecard for B vs V/P
    Pool - slight edge to Bellagio
    Room - Draw because your price was for a fountain few room
    Service - Bellagio. V/P has been very inconsistent in my three trips
    Location - Belaggio in a landslide
    Casino- Bellagio better dealers and better players club
    Food- V/P simply due to choice.


    As for fine dining, I can not think of any place that requires a jacket for gentleman, you will feel perfectly comfortable and not out of place with a collared shirt and long pants.
    My favorites at Bellagio are Jasmine and Prime, although I would take a trip to Craftsteak before eating at Prime.
     
  8. FuzzyDiceCraps

    FuzzyDiceCraps High-Roller

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    At the risk of being overstated, you can't go wrong with either. I'm a V/P loyalist, but also recognize other properties have advantages over V/P.

    You mentioned the view of both rooms, if the view of the room is at all important, Bellagio is by far the way to go. The way V/P is oriented in relation to the strip, many "strip view" rooms only see Treasure Island and points north. And even those that do point down the strip are looking at a distance. (pros and cons there) For some people (such as us) we are almost never in the room, so isn't a deal breaker, but if you foresee relaxing in the room and wanting to look out at say, the fountains, or the heart of the strip you cannot beat Bellagio between the two.

    I do prefer V/P's Casinos to Bellagios. Bellagio is - well, Bellagio - you get a ton of foot traffic in there, tourists just looking around, etc. My wife and I prefer a bit quieter Casino as our home base (we'll go to Cosmo/Bellagio/LINQ, etc when we want to deal with the crowds), so V/P appeals for that reason. Also, the limits at V/P are normally a bit lower. You'll find $10 tables most of the time, but $15 is standard (and my limit as well), but when I'm having rough run of luck I always like to have the option to go down to the $10 tables. I've rarely (if ever) seen $10 at Bellagio.

    Dining is great both places, I do believe Le Cirque at Bellagio has a dress code that is a bit stricter than most but I could be wrong. Overall business casual gets by most places. Personally, I think V/P has the best collection of restaurants located on one property...but Bellagio has great ones as well (and is closer to many others located on other properties).

    Ultimately you just need to decide which experience you want more. There's a reason there are so many great properties on the strip (and downtown) with loyal customer bases - different strokes for different folks!

    Best of luck whatever you choose!
     
  9. MTROH

    MTROH Low-Roller

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    I have stayed 3 times at the Bellagio, and 3 times at the Palazzo. Club grazie of course, quit comping me and a million others rooms.

    I really like staying at the Palazzo or the Venetian, there is so much more activities. JUst standing outside watching the Fountains is captivating. If the rooms were offered, I would take the larger rooms at the V/P.

    Bellagio does have a great buffet, where the VP has two restuarants with limited breakfast buffets.

    Of all the casinos, it seems the Bellagio and the VP seem to have looser slots than other strip hotels.
     
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