Review: Bellagio Las Vegas Resort and Casino. Great Location and Beautiful Property with Just a Few Minor Issues

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Bellagio Las Vegas Resort and Casino Review

Bellagio Las Vegas Resort and Casino Review

Overview

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.

Cost

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.

Check-In

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).

Room

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.

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Amenities

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.

Restaurants

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.

Shopping 

Conclusion

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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8 COMMENTS

  1. We were in LAS for the summer (60 days at Candlewood Suites) and for something a bit nicer we stayed 1 night each at Encore, Bellagio, Delano and Cosmopolitan through Amex FHR. Since we were there for so long we were able to pick the dates with the lowest price… and man do the prices go up and down. We never paid more than $150.00 and some of the same rooms went up to $600 WOW! per night depending on the day.
    Through FHR we received a free (GREAT) breakfast and either spa or food and beverage credit of $100.00.
    We used the invited VIP lines for check in and we were treated as you would expect.
    Your review is spot on and even though I had heard about FHR the hotels were all far more than I ould pay so I shut it out but then saw a review on Boardingarea that explained all you get I was up for it. when you can pick the least expensive day and still get brekie and $100 towards dinner it is a bargain.

  2. $25 for a bottle of Fiji? That is nuts. Was there space in the minibar for you to store your own items? Doing that is always a big money saver for me. The pool looks super appealing. Most pictures of pool scenes in Las Vegas show standing room only. You show someone reading in your first picture, which is a nice change.

    • Most Mlife hotels, in my experience, have extremely limited to no extra space in their refrigerators outside of the suites with extra fridges. If you have medication that needs to be refrigerated, you can get an additional one sent up to your room for free that you can also use for other items.

  3. Thanks for you hard work! But know saying Vegas is your favorite vacation spot in the world destroys a lot of credibility.

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