Review of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas
The Most Famous Hotel in Las Vegas?
Despite being over a decade old, the Bellagio is recognized as one of the most luxurious and most famous hotels in Las Vegas. It was featured prominently in the movie Ocean's 11, starring Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and just about every other famous actor in Hollywood.
The Bellagio is located at what could probably be described as the best located on the Las Vegas Strip. It's right in the middle of everything, a short walk from City Center, the Eiffel Tower at Paris, Caesar's Palace, and many other great sites. If you don't plan on leaving the Strip, you can walk from the Bellagio to just about anyplace else without the need for a Las Vegas Taxi or a Deuce Bus pass. If you need to get to many off-strip casinos there are free shuttle buses that will pick you up near the Bellagio.
Bellagio Rooms and Ratings
Rooms at the Bellagio are both large and luxurious. I would say they are very comparable to the rooms at the Venetian, Palazzo, or Wynn/Encore. They are quite expensive as well. The most basic deluxe room will run about $400 a night, while some of the larger rooms like the Penthouse Suite will cost closer to $1,300 a night. If you plan on having many guests, the 2 bedroom Penthouse Suite is over 2,000 square feet and will cost over $2,000 a night. Sometimes you can find promotions for cheaper rooms or package deals where you get cheaper passes for some of the Bellagio's entertainment options. The hotel currently holds a AAA 5 Diamond rating, which is the highest rating they have.
For entertainment, the Bellagio has "O" Cirque du Soleil, which I think is by far the best Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas and probably one of the best in the world. There are plenty of shopping options during the day, or you can just chill out in the spa and salon. At night there are several bars and a nightclub that are quite popular. The name of the nightclub is The Bank, and I'd advise dressing well if you want to get in. It's very classy, even when compared to other Las Vegas clubs. Don't think an Ed Hardy t-shirt and a pair of designer sunglasses will impress anyone in there.