Where to stay in Las Vegas

Where to stay in Las Vegas anaheimer Sat, 04/09/2022 - 09:10

nullEvery time I go to Vegas I see new construction going on. New mega-resorts pop up every few months. So there is no shortage of places to stay. You just need to pick the right place for you based on location, taste and budget. 

If you are on a budget and you really want to save on accommodations, then venture outside the strip for great deals. You can try Rio; Hard Rock; LVH; Palace Station and Red Rock. Some of them go as low as $20 a night. 

Rio All-Suites Resort is a very good choice. 

If you insist on being on the strip, you still can find some bargains at hotels like Luxor; Excalibur; Planet Hollywood; Stratosphere, and Tropicana. 

Bellagio Las VegasI always like to stay at Luxor. I love the Egyptian decor and the slanted elevators. 

If you like to stay in luxury, you must try the VenetianBellagio, and Wynn to name a few. 

I recently stayed at the Venetian and loved every minute of my stay. See the review here.

Resort World poolsStaying at the Bellagio was exquisite. The room was spacious and comfortable and the ambiance of the whole property was elegant.

I also enjoyed the upscale restaurants and the Secret Garden. Read more about the Bellagio here.

Resort World is the newest property in Las Vegas, opening in 2021. It has 3 hotels and a massive retail, conference, and entertainment complex. 

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Resort World Las Vegas

Resort World Las Vegas anaheimer Sat, 04/09/2022 - 09:35

Resort World Last VegasThe Stardust made way to the newest resort in Las Vegas, Resort World, which opened in 2021.

The three towers hold three hotels, Hilton, Conrad, and Crockfords, with a shared resort area with casinos, restaurants, a food court, and swimming pools.

Resorts World Las Vegas is an Asian-themed property and includes a large casino, 

Resort World Last Vegas - GlobeThe District is a large retail area with various shops, restaurants, and an LED Globe measuring 50 feet in diameter. The Globe stands 40 feet high and has 8,640 triangular LED panels, which project interactive images with a 20 million pixel resolution.

Thye Globe plays a digital light show every hour on the hour. You can also catch the show from several locations throughout the resort. 

Resort World Last Vegas - PoolsThe resort also includes meeting and banquet space, a massive pool complex with nine pools, and a spa. 

The Stardust resort is not totally lost to history. 100s of trees were salvaged from the hotel and are used to decorate the new property.

We recently stayed at the Hilton Resort World and really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were comfortable and spacious, and the view from our window overlooking the pools was awesome.

Resort World Last Vegas - RoomExploring the resort and discovering all the restaurants and shops took some pleasurable time.

We also loved the free self-parking, and check-in and check-out were effortless – the staff was always friendly and helpful.

The only drawback is that the property is away from all the activity on the strip. The address is still on Las Vegas Blvd, but it is more due south and closer to Circus Circus. 

The Bellagio

The Bellagio anaheimer Fri, 06/19/2020 - 14:46

Fountains at BellagioI always admired the Bellagio Hotel from afar and imagined that a stay at this property would be magical. 

Just watching the dancing waters show on the huge man-made lake is a thrill. And going inside and admiring the Secret Garden, Casino and shops is a delight. 

So I finally broke down and booked a three-night stay with my family. Our experience was mixed. 

Bellagio Secret GardenDespite the glamour and elegance, it turned out to be just another hotel. The rooms were average, and the service needed significant improvement. 

We booked a fountain view room and were expecting to have an amazing view of the dancing waters from our rooms. We were totally underwhelmed. The windows overlooked other sections of the property and way in the distance you can see part of the fountains. 

View from Lago, BellagioThe beds and pillows were comfortable, which is vital, but everything else was just adequate. The most annoying part about our stay is that we had to ask for service. The room was left uncleaned with trash cans overflowing. I had to call and ask for service for the following day.

Outside of the rooms, the hotel was beautiful with an Olympic-size pool, multiple jacuzzis, a fitness center, and a Spa. The fitness center had modern equipment with a towel and water service. The pool offered cabanas, umbrellas and a café. 

Sadelle's brunch Tower - by Sarah Stierch - FlickrWe dined at three restaurants during our stay. They were all excellent but very pricy. 
At Lago, we enjoyed an Italian meal with a great view of the fountains. The food was delicious, and the service was excellent.  

At Yellowtail Japanese restaurant, we sampled several hand rolls and cut rolls. All were very tasty. And once again, we enjoyed a fantastic view of the fountains through the panoramic windows. 

Last but not least, we had a filling brunch at Sadelle’s. With options like the Saddele’s Tower (Fish, Bagel, Tomato, Cucumber & Capers), Eggs Benedict (with Salamon), Thick-cut French Toast with fruit, you can’t leave hungry. 

All-in-all it was a good experience, but I was expecting more from the Bellagio. 

The Venetian Las Vegas

The Venetian Las Vegas anaheimer Sun, 09/07/2014 - 13:46

nullWhen you walk into the Venetian resort you expect luxury, class, and excellence and that is exactly what you get. 

The rooms were spacious and comfortable. My suite was split level with the upper level dedicated to the king bed and bathroom. The lower level housed the living room with couches, a desk, and a dining table -very tasteful furniture everywhere. Each level had its own flat-screen TV. The snack bar was well stocked with soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. 

Tip: Some snacks and drinks were placed on top of the refrigerator on a weight sensitive plate. If you moved it you bought it. It is very convenient, but it would be nicer if it came with a warning.

nullThe bathroom was large and elegant with a deep sunken bathtub, multi-jet shower, tiled walls, huge mirrors, and its own small flat-screen TV. Along with 2 sinks and large mirrors, it had a separate vanity area.

The rest of the resort is full of activities, shows, shopping, and dining opportunities. 

Venetian Las Vegas Hotel Resort & Casino - Best Rates!

Spend some time at one of the luxurious pools that offer soft cushioned sofa beds or lounges, private cabanas with flat-screen TVs, and full cocktail service. 

nullGo shopping at the Grand Canal Shops. Along with the many elegant shops, you can enjoy your stroll along the canal, listen to opera singers or have lunch or dinner at one of the fine restaurants at the Piazza. If you are in the mood, take the gondola for a romantic trip through the canal with an authentic Italian serenade. 

The Venetian is also home to several great shows you can’t miss: Rock of the Ages, Panda, Lipstick, and Georgia on my Mind to name a few. See the separate review for Rock of the Ages.