One of the most famous hotels in Las Vegas is of course the Bellagio Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, which was opened in 1999. Even from a distance you can see the imposing appearance and special building form compared to many other hotels in Las Vegas.
Arrival & Checkin – Bellagio Hotel
The pompous building of the Bellagio Hotel with the famous fountains and water feature fountains in front of the building offers a very easy arrival and easy finding of valet parking and regular self-parking garage. Ample parking and good layout of levels make quick parking and entry to the casino (some via elevators) easy and expeditious.
Unusual for a Las Vegas hotel is first of all the location of the front desk, which is in the immediate vicinity of the entrance and parking garages and does not first require a circuitous route through the casino. At more than twenty check-in places, there are no long lines even at peak times (as at Mandalay Bay, for example), and one is quickly informed about the special features of the hotel & casino.
Rooms & Suites at the Bellagio Hotel
The way to the elevators and rooms is, as you would expect, through a hallway by the first gaming tables and machines, which you can still easily manage. To enter the elevator area (which are separated by hotel floor), you first need your room card, otherwise the security staff won’t let you through.
The hotel is divided into three wings and has the additional neighboring building with the spa area and other rooms. Our room was about 50sqm and had a fantastic Lakeview, which offered a good view of the Strip and the fountains and water feature fountains.
The room amenities are very rich and lush, the typical coffee maker and free water are missing, as is almost common in Las Vegas. The bathroom is very large equipped and has a large shower and a nice bathtub.
- Work area with fantastic view.
- Fantastic view of the rooms with Lakeview (absolutely worth the extra charge).
- Good choice of restaurants already in the hotel
- Extremely large pool area with enough loungers and towels
- Wide variety of room amenities, moderate rates for early bookers
- Queues due to too few open counters at checkout.
Compared to many other hotels, the work area is a bit smaller, especially when you have to prepare documents, there are no storage facilities, but actually the casino and the city are more in the foreground here than the actual work.
The extra charge of about 50 USD for a room with a view of the fountains, the water feature fountains and the Strip is of course not cheap, but on your first visit to Las Vegas you should spend this money additionally once. By the way, you can listen to the appropriate music to the light and water games from your TV in the room.
Wellness & Pools
The hotel has several large swimming pools that have different temperatures and enough staff to keep the pool area neat and tidy at all times, as well as appropriate catering while you relax.
Restaurants & Breakfast at the Bellagio Hotel
Typical for many Las Vegas hotels are the opulent buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. After many reviews on the Internet and experiences, we decided this time again to extensively check the breakfast and dinner at the Bellagio and can only confirm, it is one of the two absolute best buffets in Las Vegas.
For many, it is even the best buffet, as the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel offers even more, but charges an additional 10 – 15 USD for this. If you like fish dishes, Kobe beef, spare ribs, Italian cuisine, sushi and various desserts, the Bellagio Hotel and Casino Las Vegas is definitely the place to go.
The disadvantage of many buffets is the long queues, which can last between 45 and 90 minutes, depending on the hotel and time of day. Please note our tip…
Conclusion – Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas
This hotel is, due to its location, the absolute first address in Las Vegas and can be a good starting point for relaxation and recreation, as well as discovery and shows at any time.
Tip: If you want to spend an unforgettable time in Las Vegas (e.g. honeymoon, etc.) and can book early, try the Bellagio and Panorama Suites, which often cost no more than regular Lakeview rooms for early bookers. The advantage here are elevators only with separate control and priority seating at buffets and many restaurants. So the standing in line stops right there….
One more note on the side: Housekeeping during our second visit to the Bellagio Hotel, did not quite adhere to the do not disturb sign and entered the room without knocking anyway. The employee said you should now do the room in any case according to the supervisor. A complaint to the supervisor and front desk resulted in countless apologies by the staff and a reduction in the final bill.
Unfortunately, after renewed visits to the Bellagio Hotel, we had to devalue some points somewhat. Especially if you are a guest in the SPA Tower, the rooms and suites are partly already very run down. The turndown service, as well as the housekeeping still leaves a lot of room for improvement in this area.
Unfortunately, the hotel does not quite see it that way, based on the location certainly still one of the best hotels on the Strip, but the distance to the other houses – for example, directly at the new Las Vegas City Center – such as the Mandarin Oriental, Waldorf Astoria is no longer present.
In terms of cleanliness, pool area, restaurants, etc., it has also been losing significantly for years to the Wynn Hotel and Resort, as well as its sister property Encore Hotel and Resort and Casino, and other luxury hotels on the Strip.
To the hotels from the Wynn group you will find in the next days still another own evaluation and experience report.
Conclusion: If you have the chance to book the Bellagio Hotel and Casino cheaply in advance and want to spend little time in the room but more time in the shows, the casino or the restaurants and on the Strip, the Bellagio with special rates is still a good alternative. For full payers with daily rates, there are some better alternatives in the same price range.