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Bellagio Las Vegas Resort and Casino Review
Las Vegas is easily my favorite vacation spot in the world and Bellagio is in my top 4 hotels there. It’s a large hotel with several outdoor pools, a ton of food options and my second favorite casino. Bellagio is part of the MGM Brand thus it is an M Life Casino. MLife has a decent partnership with World of Hyatt that can get you some nice perks at Bellagio. You can read all about it here in our Guide to the Mlife & Hyatt Partnership.
I used Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts for this booking. I paid $320 per night and also had an Amex offer for $60 statement credit on $300 in spend. My net effective cost was around $100 a night after all was said and done. For full details on the Fine Hotels and Resorts Program, check out our complete guide here: Guide: How to Book Through American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts and Maximize Your Value For Huge Savings.
Alternatively, you can use 25,000 Hyatt Points or see if you qualify for a comped room based on your play.
I’ve stayed here 3 times and the check in is always pretty slow. I’m really thankful to have premium status which gives me access to the VIP Check-in. One good thing to say about the process is that they get it right when it comes to charges and loyalty accounts unlike the other casinos I frequent (ahem Cosmo and Aria).
The rooms at Bellagio are nice and spacious. The quality of the rooms has been a mixed bag for me. Once I stayed in a room that felt very rundown and dated, but this room was beautiful and felt new and clean. I also love the color scheme and design detail. Warning: Stay away from the mini bar. I learned this the hard way when I spent $75 a day on 3 Fijis on my last trip
I would describe the room as comfortable and convenient. There was a bit of a walk to my tower, so if you like to avoid walking, definitely ask them to be at the tower next to the casino. Don’t worry if you do end up in the back tower, the walk is really nice and scenic. I promise.
This is where Bellagio truly shines. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and very well kept. First there are several outdoor pools and each one has something special and different about it. As tacky as it sounds, make sure you get a Frose at the pool, they add muddled strawberries and Ciroc to it. Yum! Another obscure thing that I love about the Bellagio pools is that they keep them nice and cold. I can’t tell you how much I dislike getting into a hot pool in 110 degrees. The gym is big and up to date as well.
You can see from the pictures, the hotel common areas are very interesting and beautiful. If you’re coming to Vegas for a family vacation, make sure you get over to Bellagio for pictures as there are so many opportunities. Each time I’ve been there they have a different display in the main area.
Now for my favorite part…. the casino. It’s beautiful and it reminds me of my home casino, the Borgata. The casino is well laid out and has a great variety of slots and table games. Unfortunately, the gaming rules are not as “pro player” as some of the other strip casinos and certainly not the off strip properties.
There are some awesome restaurants at Bellagio. I still haven’t been to the Michael Mina restaurant that overlooks the fountains, but I will next time. The food pics below are from Fix, which is a modern steakhouse with excellent drinks. In addition to several high end eateries, Bellagio also has a casual snack place, a patisserie with food and dessert and of course the infamous Bellagio Buffet. I’ve been to the buffet twice, one for dinner and once for breakfast. I was underwhelmed but satisfied (I know that sounds like an odd statement.) I was impressed by the selection and definitely enjoyed my meal, but it wasn’t quite as good as everyone makes it out to be.
One of my favorite places here is the Juice Press, they make excellent fresh smoothies and pressed juices.
Bellagio is an excellent option when you’re staying in Vegas and you really can’t go wrong here. The crowd is good, the staff is proficient and the options are endless. It’s also a decent place to stay if you’re not a big gambler because there is a ton of shopping in addition to the awesome pool scene. I will be back.
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