Venezia Luxury Suite at The Venetian - The VegasTripping Review 2007

Over the desert and down the strip to Grandmother's House We Go

Posted by Chuckmonster

Venezia Luxury Suite - Room Number 3-528With compass, map, pup tent and bulging bag of directions in tow, we set out on an epic journey up, over, up, over and towards the Venezia Luxury Suite that would be home for the weekend. Despite the confusing directions, the Venezia elevator transfer wasn't as far away as one might think, but having to hop a bunch of elevators felt a little bit like transferring on the NYC subway. Once out of the main lobby, the piped in Italian opera music transported us to a time and place - 1800's Venice(?) - that was more preposterous than quaint. Instead of feeling as if we were staying in an Italian inn, we were staying in a cheesy Vegas casino replica of a replica Italian casino replica. It's about this time that I ask myself the ever present question - maybe we should've stayed at Wynn, this place is corny.

Venezia Luxury Suite at Venetian Las Vegas We arrived at room 3-528 inserted the "Phantom" advertisement a.k.a. room key, swung open the door and bathed in the first glimpses of a Venezia Luxury Suite. Immediately upon entry, you are greeted by a wonderfully handy and perfectly placed shelf/mirror combo - perfect place to quickly drop your keys/wallet/phone/gift shop scotch... whatever you're fumbling with. Very cool.

Suddenly... the room fills with a mysterious noise which, to my classically trained metal head ears, sounded like a rather large and old goat being put through the ass end of a rear naked choke courtesy of Randy Couture. This horrific sound seemed to be coming from the bedroom area and I was compelled to investigate. I slowly crept past the bathroom door, giving its contents a cursory glance (spiffy!), and crept towards the yelping with a high level of curiosity.

Much to my chagrin, it appears that the yelping is a Stevie Nicks song that is blasting from the cheesy-as-all-get-out FM clock radio on the night stand. The song ended simultaneously with me regaining my composure... a local DJ came on the air and took a "caller" - a grandmother from the Las Vegas area made a short-distance dedication to her grand kids of some stupid song or another and the cheesy Adult Contemporary hits continued. I turned off the radio and returned to get a good look at the Venezia Luxury Suite's bathroom.

The Bathroom

Venezia Luxury Suites - Vanity The bathroom in the Venezia Luxury is stellar. Marble floors, marble sink tops, gold plated fixtures, an oversize tub, seperate glass enclosed shower, water closet and vanity were beautifully appointed in this extremely spacious room.

The vanity featured a large primping mirror as well as a smaller make up mirror as well as a mirror-top table, which probably would come in handy if you like to chop lines of blow before you get in the shower. Not being a big fan of riding the rails, I skipped this feature and instead gazed at the hair dryer, the gold caked tissue box, and a small mirrored container that were set on the table top. Inside this mirrored thing was some cotton balls, Q-tips, nail files and other tools of the make up trade. There was also a trash can with a fitted liner that had the Venetian logo on it stuffed into the bottom ever so neatly. I guess this helps the housekeeping staff save a little time when scraping the crusted Super Poligrip Denture Adhesive from the bottom of the can.

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Comments & Discussion

Re: The blintzes - they gave you too much. 5 were more than I could handle - even for a pig like me.

looks like it was a serving to be shared with you and two other paid "friends" you find in your bed the next morning. What I'm trying to say is it looks like a big damn pile of blintzes.

Checked out of " The Ve-new-sian" after one nite 3 years ago after being told I'd have to pay for all three nites anyway. I got to the g.m of the hotel and he called The Mirage for a room for me. (I had lots of problems besides hating the room-like a 2 hour check-in as an invited guest-shouldn't have tipped the new receptionist that $20 to up grade-it unnerved her and she got caught trying to upgrade me-another story) Stay at The Wynn for that kinda money. I just finished a long 8 day b-day stay in the salon suite-wow. But damn those Venusians-their new tower being built now shadows the sun off the Wynn pool probaly 1 hour or so sooner than we're ready to finish our fun in the sun. How is Wynn going to retaliate? Maybe buy his own golden sun for the rest of our sunning day? Stay away from The Venian, New York/ New york is always better if you have to make a better than lateral move.

Well, it's obvious this is a hotel for conventioneers and businesspeople, not as much trippers or romantic getaways despite the stodgy decorations.

Steve W is a lot like Steve J when it comes to the Reality Distortion Machine, and I do think you may have bought into it just a teensy bit. Turkish towels, alright, but I'll be damned if I could feel a difference. Maybe it's a personal thing because no matter where I stay I never feel as comfortable about the towels as I do with my regular ones back home.

@minvegas -

My reality distortion machine is between my ears. For those who don't know - Steve J minvegas is referring to is Apple CEO Steve Jobs. VT has proven again and again that we are more than willing, even eager, to call bullshit on anyone - Steve Wynn included. VT was founded on the premise that we don't buy corporate marketing b.s. and call em as we see em. For the dough - the Venetian Venezia Luxury Suite isn't that great.

Regarding the specifics of towels - we "obtained" one towel each from Wynn and Venetian and did a touch and comparison test while writing this story (true). Wynn's towels are much better quality and more comfortable to the touch, hands down (pun intended).

ironically i stayed at the venetian when i was a crony of steve j, for an NAB convention back in the day (2002 i think). it was much nicer then, though pretty much identical to the suites now, only bigger. and cleaner. i think the clean/new thing has a lot to do with the experience. a bunch of us stayed recently for a bachelor party (apparently right next to where chuckmonster and missmonkay stayed). we had no problems with the place, for the rates we got. outside of a little poker though, we spent much of the time at wynn.
i had my doubts too about the wynn and the steve w reality distorion field, but i think that place really delivers, and could see where praise is coming from. it's all the nice things i liked about bellaggio, but slightly more well thought out (the shoe shine with a dedicated entrance instead of the bathroom entrance) and really brimming with little touches... parasol down is a fantastic bar (brilliant whisky selection- thank you!!), the curved escalators to get there are a nice touch, the dealers really are friendly, and the atmosphere/vibe of the place in general is right on. can't speak for the rooms, cause i haven't stayed, but the rest of it was pretty spot on.
i think the collective steve w/j reality distortion is nothing in the face of their very clear and present attention to details.

this is the worst review I have ever read!! Are you sure you stayed in the Venezia tower?? I guess you just don't get it. I have stayed at Wynn(uglyiest mess of a luxury hotel I've ever seen) and Bellagio(very nice)...but dollar for dollar, Venezia is the best deal in town. I guess I should expect this from someone who thinks it's complicated to get to your Venezia room. VERY OFFENDED!!!

@david1 it should be noted that many of the rooms at the Venetian (including Venezia) have undergone renovations since this review was posted so your experiences may very well have been different. We still stand by this review of the Venezia tower circa 2007.

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