3325 Las Vegas Boulevard S.
Tel: 866 263 3001
The Palazzo doesn't do anything dramatically different from its competitors—it just does it better. Like its sister property The Venetian and its main rival, the Wynn, the 3,066-suite casino-hotel has a star-studded roster of restaurants (Mario Batali, Charlie Trotter, and Emeril Lagasse, to name a few), acres of high-end shopping, and a supersized spa. But what separates The Palazzo from the pack is more subtle: service that's friendly and free of pretension, and sophisticated decor that, by Vegas standards, whispers rather than bellows, incorporating muted colors, bright spaces, and wide walkways. And while The Palazzo definitely feels Italian—with marble, marble everywhere and, in the main lobby, a winged statue, a fountain, and a soaring atrium—its design stops short of replication: no gondola-navigated waterways or faux Piazza San Marco here. The real draw is the suites, with sunken living rooms, spacious five-fixture bathrooms, and a rich color palette of cream, mahogany, gold, and crimson. The smallest, at 720 square feet, give you the best bang for your buck anywhere in Las Vegas.