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

The Tub / Shower

/images/feature Venezia TubThe Venezia Luxury Suite featured a somewhat oversized tub lined with mirrors and marble tiling. The spigot and faucet controls are at the "foot" end of the tub, which means lazy fuckers like me have to do sit ups to turn the water on and off. Not cool. I much prefer the controls to be within arms reach and have the spigot in the middle of the tub - warmer refresher water then moves to both ends of the tub instead of from the foot to the head. It just makes more sense. Not a big fan of the tub, although it was plenty large for a two person party.

Note the towel racks hidden away at the top left of the photo. There is one towel on the shower door. If your s/o gets to the shower before you and you forget to bring a towel... you gotta jump into the tub and climb up on there to dig a fresh towel out. This arrangement is quite lame and definitely not user friendly, particularly if you aren't 6 foot tall. For a theoretical $700/night, the towels should be laid out within arms reach of everywhere you may need one.

/images/feature Venezia Shower

The shower at the Venezia Luxury Suite was quite nice. Not as large as the showers in any of the Wynn Las Vegas rooms or suites (Panoramic, Tower, Resort or Parlor) but has most of the same features and comfort with a few exceptions. The one major addition that the Venezia Luxury has on other up market showers is the wonderful 'boobie washer' that has separate temperature and directional controls than the shower head. Our shower leaked - in fact, it was almost unscrewed. A coupla turns of the wrist and the leaking stopped. I don't mind playing handyman (which I did for the Wynn Parlor Suite tub) but, if I paid the standard going rate for this room, I'd raise my eyebrows a little. Another thing lacking in the Venezia shower is the seating plateau. I love that thing. It should also be noted that the Flamingo Go Rooms also have the boobie washer and a smaller version of the shower seat.

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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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