There are a lot of places to stay on the Las Vegas strip, 62,000 rooms to be exact. But on all my visits to Sin City, my favorite place to stay is the Venetian. The location is great and very central on the strip and it’s packed with some of the best restaurants and entertainment. These are just a handful of reasons why the Venetian is my favorite place to stay in Las Vegas.
When you think of places to stay in Vegas the first thought is about the room logically speaking, and the Venetian does it right.
The rooms are done in classic luxury style with a separate sitting are. Views of the strip can be had from many rooms.
The single most impressive feature of the hotel and the hotel probably couldn’t be called the Venetian without them are the canals. The amount of detail that went into the canals build both inside and outside the building is simply staggering. A trip down the waterways on a classic black gondola is a must when staying at the Venetian.
Italian food like you’re at your Italian Grandmas house. Seriously, they truely make you feel like you are at the home of close friends. And the food… There is too much good stuff to talk about I don’t now where to start.
As soon as you walk into the Venetian you know exactly where you are. They say the sense of smell is the sense most closely tied to memory, and as soon as I smell the soft scent I know exactly where I am. Aside from the impressive marble hallway just past checkout the signature scent that fills that hall.
Home to all things Lobster, the Venetian’s casual dining restaurant Lobster ME cooks up Lobster rolls, Lobster Mac n’ Cheese, Lobster Cheese Fries, and a whole lot more lobster. Some of their unique offerings include the Lobsicle which is lobster in it’s simplest form – Grill tail on a stick. They even put lobster in the drinks, like the Lobster Mary with a full claw hang from the rim of the glass
Carlo’s Bake Shop
Transplanted from New Jersey the famous Carlo’s Bakery has setup shop in the Grand Canal Shoppes offering up the pastries that made Buddy Valastro the Cake Boss famous. Don’t miss the Lobster tail!
It Actually Looks Like Venice
Of all the foreign places represented in Vegas, the Venetian has done an amazing job making you feel like you might actually be far from the deserts of Nevada. Outside the hotel is a near life-size bridge over the grand canal and a replica of the tower of Piazza San Marco. And of course the extensive canals inside and out of the hotel.
This trip we found plenty of sober things to do in Vegas, but if we go to a club while in town it’s always Tao. Stumbling back to your room is much better than a taxi ride, it’s another reason the Venetian is the best place to stay in Las Vegas.This post may contain affiliate links, see our disclosure