The Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas: experience & review

Here’s another report from my parents about their trip to Las Vegas.

We went to Las Vegas in early April and stayed at the Palazzo Hotel. We’d seen pictures on the internet before we booked the Palazzo, but we were still impressed by the luxury of it all. The lobby was grand with its fountains and sculpture, and there were plenty of friendly and helpful staff on hand for check-in.

It didn’t take long to get to the casino since you pass through it on the way to the elevators for the guest floors. We were happily surprised to see plenty of penny slot machines which we visited often during our stay.

The rooms in the Palazzo are actually suites, and ours was larger than any we’d ever stayed in. The sunken living room had a big comfortable sofa and a nice big flat screen TV. There was also a dining table & chairs plus a desk. The living room was open to the bedroom which had its own big flat screen TV and the bathroom had a flat screen TV as well. The elegant marble bathroom also had both a tub and a separate shower.

But for us, the best feature of the room was the view. We could see the Strip and watch some of the outdoor attractions at the hotels across the street. And when you want to sleep, the remote control roman shades & curtains are a very practical luxury.

We were fortunate to get a tour of the hotel by one of the very knowledgeable staff. We went to the Lamborghini showroom which is right in the Palazzo. There were lots of Lamborghinis and several other exotic cars, including a Bugatti Veyron and a couple of Ferraris. It was great to see them up close and very interesting to find out that events can be held there. Now if only we can think up an event.

While touring the pool areas we found out that the Palazzo is Silver LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and is the largest LEED-certified building in the world. One of the Palazzo’s many energy efficiencies is that the swimming pools are heated with solar power.

The Palazzo is connected to the Venetian Hotel which has beautiful painted ceilings. We took a quick look at the 134,000 square foot Canyon Ranch Spa Club which is accessible from both the Palazzo and the Venetian. Canyon Ranch Spa has an extensive menu of services, including massages, wraps, scrubs, skin & nail care, some of which sound quite exotic.

Both the Palazzo and the Venetian have several celebrity chef restaurants and there are plenty of other places to eat as well. We especially liked the Palazzo’s Dal Toro Ristorante because the food was excellent and it looked right into the Lamborghini showroom! Both hotels have their own concierge suites with separate check-ins, lounges, and other amenities. Both have shows with well known entertainers. Both have many wonderful designer shops and there is even a rare book store (Bauman’s).

The Venetian has its own unique features besides the painted ceilings. There are canals and there is both an indoor and an outdoor gondola ride. We went on the indoor gondola and our Italian gondolier’s singing was very good! We’ve been told that the gondola ride is pretty authentic and hope one day to check that out for ourselves.

The Venetian also has a town square with restaurants and entertainment. Although it’s inside, the décor makes you feel that you are outdoors.

We were glad we stayed in the Palazzo. We enjoyed the luxury and services and although there are over 3000 suites and it was booked to capacity, it felt pleasantly busy but never crowded. We just wish our stay had been longer.

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  1. Sharon says:

    Your trip sounds wonderful! I would definitely consider either the Palazzo or the Venetian, the next time I go to Vegas. Will keep in mind your restaurant and shopping recomendations too.

  2. Ci Ci says:

    We stay at the Palazzo every time we go to Las Vegas, which is about 9 times a year. We love the atmosphere and the cleanliness of this establishment. We have a lot of fun when we go and highly recommend it. The restaurants, the gaming and the shows are all excellent!

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