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Venetian vs Palazzo? What do you prefer

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by user3657, Aug 10, 2012.

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  1. user3657

    user3657 High-Roller

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    Who has the better pool? can you either pool?
     
  2. JillyFromPhilly

    JillyFromPhilly Tourist

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    We're not really pool people, but overall we prefer the Palazzo side to the Venetian side for a number of reasons - primarily because the Palazzo is generally quieter and less crowded than the Venetian side - the Venetian side gets far more "gawking tourists" in to see the canals, etc. - but also because my wife prefers the shops at the Palazzo to those in the grand canal, and also the Palazzo side has easier walking access to Wynn & Fashion Show Mall - so on our upcoming trip we'll be staying at the Palazzo and likely sticking mostly to that end of the property, and only heading over to the Venetian side for meals at some of the restaurants.
     
  3. BeeeJay

    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

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    Palazzo.

    and can't wait for Jilly's Palazzo trip report!
     
  4. ChecknPlay

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    The pool complex is attached so you can use either pool if your are staying at either hotel. Venetian has on large main pool and get's the overflow from Tao Beach...... loud club music so if that's not your thing then the Palazzo might be better. Palazzo has several smaller pools and a dayclub attached (Azure) as well which is much more laid back than Tao Beach. I think the Cabanas are nicer at Palazzo and the crowd is a little bit older / more upscale. Will be poolside two weeks from now at Palazzo..... can't wait.
     
  5. tldbucs

    tldbucs Low-Roller

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    Ditto on the Palazzo!
     
  6. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    I don’t know anything about the pools – but it seems your pool question has been answered.

    Like the others, I would choose Palazzo. It is newer, so the rooms are in a little better shape. I prefer the décor of the Palazzo rooms. But, the “bones” are pretty much identical, so that’s all down to a matter of personal taste.

    Like Jilly, I really like the fact that Palazzo is so much quieter and less crowded. Sometimes it can really be a PITA getting around at Venetian as there are so many people walking through the casino/shops/etc. Palazzo is completely different in that regard. It almost never seems crowded.

    Now, if you want all that excitement and action, by all means go with Venetian. I can definitely understand some folks preferring that. But I prefer to be able to “escape” to a quieter “home base” when I’m not in the mood for the noise and crowds. And when I want that vibe, it is only a short walk away.
     
  7. rhulad

    rhulad Newbie

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    I prefer the Palazzo as well. It's less crowded and even if it wasn't, I like the more open high casino with the high ceilings. The Venetian casino always seems really cramped to me.
     
  8. nhcris

    nhcris High-Roller

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    I also prefer the Palazzo for most of the reasons mentioned already and more. Everything seems much more convenient there. If you have a car getting from the garage to your room is a piece of cake. The hotel elevator is also in a very convenient location so getting from the casino to your room is quick and easy. There are 2 coffee shops (one on the casino level and one floor above) right off the elevator so you can pop down for a cuppa without traipsing all over the place.

    If you do end up at Venetian, avoid the Venezia Tower unless you like to spend a lot of extra time getting back & forth to your room.
     
  9. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Right answer on the pools. I used both the one time I stayed there. I stayed in a Venetian room and it was good, but I haven't stayed at Palazzo, so I cannot compare.

    What I can compare, though, is the casinos. Palazzo crushes Venetian. For me, the Venetian casino ranks second behind only Caesars on the scale of likelihood to get lost or turned around. Palazzo is much brighter and more airy. I definitely play there when I am passing through that complex
     
  10. zina

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    Just back yesterday from 6 days at Palazzo. Definitely prefer Palazzo over Venetian for all of the reasons listed above. No crowds gawking, great atmosphere, much nicer vibe than Venetian. We ate at Delmonico's and Otto at Venetian, and it was great, but played almost exclusively at Palazzo. Grand Lux Cafe was much easier to get into as well, and Canyon Ranch spa was wonderful.

    By the way, we visited Palazzo pools every morning. We can't take the sun, so we were there at 9AM and stayed till noon, and there was plenty of both sun and shade. Something for everyone!!
     
  11. xmarksx

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    Just back from five days at Palazzo (Prestige). One pool tip; during the week, Azure is limited to the smaller side pool but the larger pool next to it is open for any hotel guest. However, most people do not immediately migrate to this pool because, I assume, they think it is part of Azure. Very quiet and subdued, one of the first areas to get sun too.

    Interesting side note regarding Azure. On sunday they had a young guy BEGGING girls to go in and he was giving away entry for them to do so. Early in the afternoon he was asking hot, young girls if they would like free entry w/out having to spend money on the normal per person food/beverage charge. Almost none of the girls took him up on it and I noticed some groups of girls coming back in about 30 minutes. As the afternoon wore on, the Azure guy was begging anyone to enter into the place, his standards were far less exclusive. Neither guys or girls were attending, what a joke.
     
  12. user3657

    user3657 High-Roller

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    thanks...just booked palazzo for 3 nights. never been there but they sent me an offer for 3 nights and 125$ slot play!! :)
     
  13. RPMCanes

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    The Venetian only because I can't seem to win a damn thing at Palazzo.
     
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