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The Venetian, Las Vegas

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Henderson, Nevada, United States, North America
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard S.
Las Vegas , Nevada
Tel: 702 414 1000
Tel: 877 883 6423's insider take:

In many ways, the Italian-themed Venetian is the perfect Vegas resort. The hotel is filled with wild groups of twentysomethings ready to party, international travelers, Middle Americans on vacation, spa junkies, conventioneers, and just about every other demographic imaginable—all unified by a hugely tacky theme. Don't let the dizzying amount of meeting and exhibition space lead you to believe that the resort is filled with name tag–wearing pharmaceutical reps; the Venetian has also played host to Cigar Aficionado's Big Smoke, the Adult Video Awards, and attendees of the MAGIC fashion show. The resort's Canyon Ranch SpaClub is one of the largest and best spas in North America, and the 80-plus-store Grand Canal Shoppes is worthy of an afternoon. Every one of the 4,027 rooms is designated a suite, with a sunken living room and enormous Italian-marble bathroom. Even if you're not into the gondoliers and canals, you'll respect the attention to quality textiles and furnishings in rooms. Although the 2003-opened Venezia tower has "Concierge Suites" on upper levels (which means private check-in and access to a private lounge), rooms there are virtually the same as the originals. Midweek rates dip below $200 a night, one of the best bargains in town.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 89.2
  • Design: 89.9
  • Food: 87.7
  • Location: 92.0
  • Rooms: 93.1
  • Service: 83.5
Re-creating the storied Veneto city through canals, gondolas, arched bridges, and a replica St. Mark's Square, "this resort is massive but fun to explore." Suites have a sunken living room, marble bathrooms, and goose-down duvets. Postrio, with white walls and olive-green leather seating, sits on the reimagined St. Mark's Square, and serves Wolfgang Puck's contemporary American cuisine. At Tintoretto Bakery, "near the elevators, the coffee and melt-in-your-mouth almond croissants are excellent." Get a mango sugar "Glo Scrub" at the 134,000-square-foot Canyon Ranch Spa.

(4,027 suites)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Pool, Spa

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