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 Sunken Living Room

Venezia Luxury Suite Sunken Living Room One of the more interesting features of the Venetian's suites is the sunken living rooms. The living area, two steps lower than the bedroom/bath area, features a fascinating array of furnishings that looked, to me, as if they were stolen from my grandmother's apartment in Brooklyn circa 1982. A main seating area featuring two arm chairs and a couch anchored the room, and a writing tablet, coffee table, armoire/tv/minibar thingy and dinner seating for three rounded out the room. Also strewn about the walls in a somewhat cluttered array were some faux ancient artwork that I'm positive my granny had hanging in her place.


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The couch and arm chairs, boring, semi comfortable and in the case of the couch... well. We're gonna need to insert another photo of the couch to do it justice.

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If you look at the above photo, you'll see a thin grey line that I've photoshopped (STAIN LINE.) It's hard to tell from these photos, but the top 1/3 of the couch that looks like some kind of shadow, is actually a deep and sticky stain from hair oil, dirty hands, who knows what else. This wasn't a subtle stain, this was a large and quite disgusting sight to behold. Also note the right couch cushion is smushed and off center, also showing big stains on it.

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The arm chairs were a little bit more inviting but on the whole I get the feeling that the only thing that differentiates this room from my 85 year old grandmothers flat is the lack of plastic coverings on the furniture. It was at this point of investigation of this room that Miss Monkay said to me "This place is stodgy." And what a perfect desciption it is. Did I forget to mention the numerous (three to be exact) cigarette burn holes in the carpet right in the middle of the floor? Frankly, I'm shocked. How can a hotel that charges such rates get away with this and keep people coming back for more.



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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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