The Venetian is one of the best-known theme hotels in Vegas, embracing its fine Italian design with gargantuan marble pieces, gold leaf-gilded everything and hand-painted artistry covering the ceilings. Outside, Venice's top landmarks like the Campanile, St. Mark's Square and the Doge's Palace are recreated. Inside, the resort begins to push the kitsch envelope with the Grand Canal Shoppes inside an indoor replica of Venice. You can even take a gondola ride from the lobby to the shops, and despite the cheese factor and the price, many say the ticket is worth it. The suite-style digs have separate sunken living rooms, large windows and gorgeous Italian marble bathrooms. Still, some say the hotel's location on the north end of the Strip is a bit inconvenient as it's removed from some of the more popular restaurants and nightclubs. But guests still heap praise on the accommodating staff at the luxurious Canyon Ranch SpaClub, and the variety of dining choices on-site.
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The hotel's exterior, which re-creates most of the top landmarks of Venice (the Campanile, a portion of St. Mark's Square, part of the Doge’s Palace, a canal or two), ranks right up there... as a must-see. As stern as we get about re-creations not being a substitute for the real thing, we have to admit that the attention to detail here is impressive indeed.
The standard guest rooms are spacious luxury suites, with room for a king-sized bed, bathrooms with dual sinks and a separate living room area with a couch, two cushioned chairs and a dining table for three. Amenities include a remote that controls shades and curtains, a separate water closet with a telephone, and flat-screen TVs in the living room and bed area, as well as a bathroom flat-screen TV in select suites.
The $35 (plux tax) resort fee per night includes Wi-Fi access, fitness center use, complimentary coffee, and two-for-one drink coupon at any of the hotel's bars and lounges
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The Venetian is located on the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip, and within walking distance of other Vegas landmarks, including Treasure Island, the Mirage's volcano, the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, The Bellagio's dancing fountains and the replica Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas.
Fashion Show Mall is less than half a mile north of the hotel
Hotel is 4 miles northwest of McCarran International Airport
Non-direct airport shuttle stops at The Venetian; $8.50 from airport to hotel and $8 from hotel to airport
The Venetian lives up to its name, offering 12 Italian dining options, including two pizzerias, an espressamente Illy, a bakery and a restaurant that serves exclusively Italian-style seafood. But the hotel's dining options don't stop there, running the gamut from refined Southern food to dim sum. The hotel also features restaurants run by celebrity chefs including Mario Batali, Buddy Valastro and Wolfgang Puck, to name a few.
The nearby Grand Canal Shoppes, located between The Venetian and The Palazzo, have many more dining options available
Number of restaurants:
Asian, Italian, American, Mexican, Latin American, French, Greek
The Venetian has three pool areas, including Azure, the Venetian Pool Deck and the seasonal Tao Beach. The Venetian Pool Deck is the largest and most European in design, featuring three pools, a hot tub and a seasonal poolside cafe and poolside bar service. Azure and Tao Beach are similar in size, but differ in terms of atmosphere: Tao Beach is an extension of the Tao nightclub, making it an ideal playground for those 21 and older, while Azure is a more laid-back pool option for those looking for some quiet.
The Venetian houses a branch of the Canyon Ranch SpaClub. The menu of treatments is dizzying in length, with more than 120 services available, including the signature Aquavana environments, which include a variety of European-inspired water therapies. The spa also has a boutique and two Canyon Ranch restaurants that feature healthy cuisine and use organic and sustainable ingredients.
The Venetian's fitness center is located in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub and includes cardio machines and strength-training equipment, a 40-foot indoor rock climbing wall and studios for Pilates, indoor cycling, yoga and dance classes, among others. There are also personal trainers, nutritionist appointments and acupuncture available; fees apply.
Gym hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Guests can pay an extra $50 per day to gain access to the spa's water therapy suites and fitness classes
The Venetian has multiple meeting spaces, with the largest meeting room measuring 380,000 square feet. These venues range from ballrooms that can be divided into 16 smaller rooms, such as the Palazzo Ballroom, to boardrooms that can hold an event as small as 16 people. The hotel also has an in-house horticulture department that can put together flower arrangements for any event.
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The Venetian has 13 venues for wedding ceremonies. Couples can choose to get married at one of three wedding chapels on the property, or one of six featured courtyards and terraces for an outdoor ceremony. For those who are looking for a truly Venetian experience, the hotel allows couples the unique opportunity of getting married on a gondola with a singing gondolier. Guests who may want to opt out of the boat can still get married in the Grand Canal Shoppes on the Bridge of Love, which can hold 20 guests.
Receptions can be held in ballrooms, hospitality parlors and restaurants, among other options
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