Explore The Venetian Resort

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The Venetian, an homage to traditional Italian architecture, has dazzled visitors and locals alike for over 20 years. 

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The History of The Venetian Resort

This authentic theme resort opened at the turn of the century in 1999. The Venetian’s original motive was to exist as “the largest resort on The Strip.” Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson spearheaded the project, forgoing the initial plans to create a trademarked Sands Hotel to coincide with its international headquarters. The inspiration — and eventual namesake — of the resort was the Italian city of Venice, with its distinct gothic architecture and web of canals.

a night view of the Venetian Resort sign

Now, with the Palazzo tower standing proudly adjacent to the original tower, and its sister hotel located in Macau, the Venetian Resort is a touchstone for quality on the Las Vegas Strip. Its roster boasts over 4,000 suites, with activities, dining and entertainment as famous as the resort’s original influence.

The Venetian Macau Resort Hotel Macau

The Venetian Resort has hundreds of amenities for every type of guest. The Grand Canal Shoppes, which connect the Venetian to the Palazzo, is a trove of delights with celebrity restaurants such as Buddy V’s and Delmonico by Emeril Lagasse. The gondola rides, both indoor and outdoor, are the trademark leisure activity of the Venetian resort, and international names in dining such as TAO add to the millions of guests that cross the threshold into the resort each year.

The Venetian is found in the middle of the Strip, on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard, between the Palazzo and Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. As of 2021, the Venetian is a Sands property. However, new ownership under Apollo Global Management is expected to be implemented by the end of 2021. All branding will be preserved, with name changes to some facilities.

The Resort

Exterior view of the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas

Rooms

Every guest can feel like royalty in a Venetian hotel suite. Each room sprawls out over hundreds of square feet and is draped in luxury details, such as neoclassical-inspired upholstery.

Venezia Tower

scenic and private Venezia Tower in Las Vegas

Nestled in an intimate corner of the resort, away from the bustle, sits the Venezia Tower. Escape into a quieter corner of the resort all of the sought-after hotel amenities of the resort but in a more private atmosphere. This branch of the hotel contains some of the premier suites and swanky features, such as a separate pool courtyard and private check-in desk.

The Venetian Expo

This massive space is the epicenter for conventions and events of all calibers. Formerly known as the Sands Expo, the freshly-patented Venetian Expo can cater to any event. 

Ballrooms

junior ballroom at The Venetian (originally sourced from venetianlasvegas.com)

The Venetian ballrooms are some of the largest on the Strip, boasting 85,000 feet of square footage to house any kind of foreseeable occasion. There are three dividable junior ballrooms ready for use as well.

Meeting Rooms

Looking to have a meeting? With 14 dividable rooms, there is ample space to conduct business with parties of any size. For more private gatherings or small-scale meetings, a hospitality lounge at the Venetian Parlor will do the trick.

Expo Halls

When an occasion demands further expansion of space, the expo halls can provide even more surface area for convention-sized attendances.

The Stella Studio

See The Palazzo for more details.

Pools

the pool at The Venetian Resort (originally sourced from venetianlasvegas.com)

The recently-renovated Venetian pool deck boasts an impressive four pools and several acres of cabanas, restaurants, and other amenities. Take a dive into an infinity pool overlooking the Palazzo’s pool deck. The Venetian is part of the best pools on the Strip

Cabanas and Day Beds

There’s no better spot to relax than under the canopy of a private cabana. Televisions, private Wi-Fi and private attendants complete the package. 

Theaters

Venetian Theater

The Venetian Theatre (originally sourced from meyersound.com)

Heighten the drama in this luxurious, velvet-draped theater. The 1,815 seat space is the largest of the quartet of theaters in the Venetian and Palazzo, respectively. A famous roster has graced the stage of the Venetian Theater. Celebrities such as Tony Bennett, Kelly Clarkson, Jeff Foxworthy and more have graced the stage for their world-famous performances.

The show schedule has a faster turn-around than its counterparts, so check the lineup to purchase tickets to the Venetian Theater.

The Summit Showroom

See the Grand Canal Shoppes for more information.

Opaline Theater

See The Palazzo for more information.

Prestige Club Lounge at The Venetian Resort

Prestige Club Lounge in The Venetian Resort Las Vegas (originally sourced from venetianlasvegas.com)

The resort hosts an ultra-divine Prestige Club Lounge, packed with complimentary goodies and a promise of “a quiet center of luxury” on the 36th floor of The Venetian Tower. Guests can visit either lounge (the Palazzo has its own lounge on the 23rd floor) for a more intimate cocktail, breakfast or workspace coffee with stunning Las Vegas Strip views.

Parking

As a courtesy, parking is complimentary for Venetian guests. There are two parking garages, one under the Venetian Expo halls and the other off of Las Vegas Boulevard. The parking garage offers several types of services for all drivers:

  • Self-parking (levels 1-14)
  • Electric vehicle parking and charging (level 3)
  • Valet: operates 24/7 (level 3)
  • Entertainment parking (we recommend accessing The Venetian Theater through the above-ground parking garage)
  • Poker player parking (level 5)

Transportation

Access rideshare services and Uber/Lyft food order dropoff at the third floor valet entrance. Shuttles and buses are also available for airport transportation.

The Venetian is partnered with Hertz Car rental, so finding a ride for the Las Vegas trip is as easy as heading down to the third floor valet entrance.

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Notables

Canyon Ranch Spa + Fitness

Canyon Ranch Spa + Fitness (originally sourced from venetianlasvegas.com)

Whether relaxing through exercise or pampering, the Canyon Ranch Spa has a full range of luxuries, from seasonal treatments to state-of-the-art exercise equipment. This gorgeous super spa is known for promoting wellbeing, renewal and relaxation through specially designed spa programs. Personalized services, delectable healthy foods and fitness facilities will also make sure your inner wellness meets your outer health.

Celebration Packages

For anyone jetting to Vegas for a bachelorette, wedding or a cleverly named “Quarantine Birthday Redo,” the resort will assist in planning for your special trip.

Suite Experiences

Add a personal element to your Venetian Resort stay. The hospitality team takes great care to provide extra touches to make experiences memorable, from catering events to custom flower arrangements to spruce up the room.

Gambling Lessons

Friends gambling in a casino

Looking to refine your table skills? Complimentary gaming lessons are available in the Venetian and Palazzo Casino. For more information on what game lessons the casino is currently offering, check out our full casino guide.

Grazie Rewards

Unlock the potential to enjoy the best the Venetian offers. Perks on room rates, gambling and entertainment are just a few of the membership benefits. To get full details, our Venetian Resort casino guide provides all of the tips and tools to update your gambling experience.

Restaurants

Between the two resorts and the Grand Canal Shoppes, there are over 150 dining choices at your fingertips. Whether it’s a Michelin-star experience or a bite in Restaurant Row, everyone can find a favorite place from this array of options.

Restaurant Row

CHICA

Brunch aficionados, rejoice. This Latin restaurant has a packed midday menu, complete with libations. Return after brunch for dinner hour, with live music and performers dancing tableside to spice up the already-spicy tacos that Chica is known for.

Delmonico Steakhouse by Emeril Lagasse

Delmonico Steakhouse by Emeril Lagasse

Emeril is the biggest name in Italian cuisine, and his steakhouse is a bucket list item for culinary fans. The restaurant has a distinct New Orleans flair, and the whiskey is always flowing. Although each steak comes highly recommended, we encourage the lobster bisque, to have you saying “bam!” with every bite.

Estiatorio Milos

Fresh seafood in the desert might sound far-fetched, but estiatorio Milos is a local destination for Greek-style fish and fare. We recommend sampling some Greek yogurt, made in-house and in the traditional method of straining.

Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano

Handmade pasta? Don’t mind if we do. Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano celebrates the nostalgia of growing up in Italy with its simple, yet delicious meals. To continue the homey feel, Matteo’s loves to celebrate the holidays, so book a table for Christmas to celebrate the “Jolly Holly-days” with some limited-time specialty dishes.

SUGARCANE raw bar grill

SUGARCANE raw bar grilll

Expect long lines at this Restaurant Row favorite. Despite the sweet namesake, SUGARCANE raw bar grill is a vegan and vegetarian-friendly spot with a seafood-forward menu and signature “raw bar.” Sample some trendy crispy rice or a shellfish tower, if your group is feeling bold.

Yardbird

Folks looking for a good and hearty Southern meal can certainly find a dish to indulge in at Yardbird. Stave off a hangover with fried chicken’n’watermelon’n’waffles, or get really authentic with fried okra and cheesy grits on the side of any “mains.”

Starbucks

No casino would be complete without America’s favorite coffee chain. This Starbucks has all of the necessary tools for vacation success such as coffee, tea, snacks and sandwiches.

Casino Food Court

Bonanno’s NY Pizzeria

There’s no bad time for a slice of pizza (or several). Bonnano’s is a New York-style pizza joint located in the casino food court, and they’re keeping with the Italian theme of pasta, pizza and mouthwatering stromboli.

Cafe Pan

Chef cooking a crepe on a hot round cooktop

In addition to the lineup of bakeries in the Venetian Resort and on the Las Vegas Strip, Cafe Pan serves their own take on French crepes and gelato. Pair one of these sweet snacks with a cup of Illy coffee for the perfect European pairing.

Eat’s Italian

In the sea of upscale restaurants at the Venetian Resort, Eat’s Italian is the perfect option for Italian food on the go. Grab a quick breakfast or bowl of pasta to eat in between excursions in the casino.

San Gennaro Burger

Fifth Avenue Restaurant Group presents San Gennaro Burger, one of the food court’s many staples. This happening joint serves fresh hamburgers, hot dogs and loaded French fries to satiate any appetite.

Tacos N ‘Ritas

Tacos & ‘Ritas at The Venetian Resort (originally sourced from groupon.com)

Arguably the most beautiful culinary pairing in history, Tacos N ‘Ritas is the Mexican spot in the food court. Savor the flavors of Mexico with classic dishes and funky-shaped margarita glasses, and don’t forget to snag your Groupon!

More Delicious Restaurants

Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer

This is the place to go when a milkshake will hit the spot. Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer has all the hallmarks of a typical burger joint: finger-licking wings, burgers with all of the trimmings and side dishes to round out the meal.

Bouchon Bakery

This French patisserie-style eatery is decorated with awards and accolades, and for good reason. It’s an excellent place to nosh on traditional Parisian cuisine, from mussels frites to pain au chocolat. Thomas Keller, 

Bouchon Bakery cup and box

Fun fact: the French definition of “bouchon” can translate to mean “cork” or “stopper,” which is a fitting title to accompany their wine service at The Venezia. 

For more bakeries on the Strip, check out our list of favorites.

BRERA osteria

Enjoy a 3-course lunch at BRERA osteria in St. Mark’s Square. See The Grand Canal Shoppes for more information.

CAPRI Pool Restaurant and Bar

See The Palazzo for more details.

CUT by Wolfgang Puck

CUT by Wolfgang Puck (originally sourced from venetianlasvegas.com)

CUT is a critically-acclaimed steakhouse that sets the standard for intimate dining. The modern decor was built to give the steaks (and the selections from the 28-page wine list) the elegance they deserve. Take a group to CUT for food that defines “gourmet.”

Dandelion Chocolate

Located around the corner from the front desk, Dandelions Chocolate is the perfect sweet snack for the check-in queue. Fuel up with some small-batch coffee, or attend an online chocolate tasting before arriving at the hotel.

Grand Lux Cafe at the Venetian

the entrance to Grand Lux Cafe (originally sourced from venetianlasvegas.com)

Fans of the Cheesecake Factory will rejoice over this elevated version of one of America’s favorite eateries. Open 24 hours, casino visitors can stop over for a quick beer, an international dish or even a slice of cheesecake that is reminiscent of the Cheesecake Factory’s wide selection.

Go Greek Yogurt

The refreshing, nutrient-rich selections at Go Greek are an underrated delight in The Venetian Resort. Move beyond the classic plain flavor and add berries, honey, nuts and even vegetables to your order. Find it by the escalators near the Opaline Theatre.

Hong Kong Cafe

This is the best restaurant in the Venetian for Peking duck, and you can even order a whole one. Hong Kong Cafe is right in the middle of the casino and has all of the Hongkongese comfort foods, like wonton noodle soup and pork dumplings. It’s a cultural classic that is open late, for night owls that are looking for a hot meal.

Illy Cafe

See The Palazzo for more information

Juice Farm

This chain has two locations in the Venetian Resort and Palazzo, both on the casino floor. JuiceFarm serves up a delicious array of cold-pressed juices and smoothies, perfect for recovering after a night spent at TAO. Grab a wellness shot for an added boost to the day.

LAVO Italian Restaurant

See The Palazzo for more details.

Majordomo Meat & Fish

See The Palazzo for more details.

Moon Palace

See The Palazzo for more information.

Mott 32

See The Palazzo for more information.

Noodle Asia

Step off the escalator from the Grand Canal Shoppes and head straight for this savory noodle bar. Noodle Asia has every cult favorite on its menu, and the massive portions will guarantee that no casino guest leaves hungry. We recommend the X.O Shrimp Udon with a crisp, refreshing Kirin to keep the night going.

Spritz Restaurant & Bar

Spritz Restaurant and Bar (originally sourced from venetianlasvegas.com)

This airy poolside bar is located on the Venetian Resort Pool Deck and offers three square meals’ worth of menu options. Enjoy lighter snacks such as avocado shrimp ceviche, or indulge in a vitamin-packed juice to go with some chocolate chip pancakes. Life is all about balance, after all.

TAO Asian Bistro

TAO Buddha in The Venetian (originally sourced from taogroup.com)

A night of adventure starts with a meal at TAO. This high-end bistro maintains its reputation as one of the highest-grossing restaurants in the US by offering a multicultural array of “pan-Asian” style fare. Pair fresh sashimi with a specialty cocktail, or order dim sum to complement a selection from their impressive sake list.

Truth & Tonic Wellness Cafe

Anyone looking to atone for their culinary sins while on vacation should head to the Truth & Tonic Wellness Cafe. As The Strip’s first fully vegan restaurant, Truth & Tonic has a focus on packing its menu with health-conscious items; sit down to an egg-substitute breakfast or grab a “Vegas Recovery” juice from their to-go bar.

Bars

Craft cocktails take the crown of the resort’s reputation, and these upscale establishments don’t shy away from other libations as well. Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail, a glass of wine or a cold beer in the casino, both on and off the tables.

Bar LUCA

See The Palazzo for more details.

The Bellini Bar

The Bellini Bar

This pretty 24-hour bar has a simple menu, but this beacon of activity is an excellent stopping point when wandering through the casino. Look for the streetlamp-style lanterns and boisterous visitors to guide you to The Bellini Bar. 

The Cocktail Collective

This famous trio of cocktail lounges can be found spread out over the Venetian Resort and Palazzo properties.

Electra Cocktail Club

See The Palazzo for more details.

Rosina Cocktail Lounge

See The Palazzo for more details.

The Dorsey

The Dorsey in the Venetian Resort

Settle into the comforts of an old-world style study at The Dorsey. This plush, cozy cocktail bar is complete with bookshelves adorning the walls seating, giving all of the signature drinks and “nightcaps” on the menu an elevated touch of class.

Entertainment

Shows

There is no shortage of entertainment in the Venetian Resort’s rotating roster of performances. 

Atomic Saloon

image courtesy of Atomic Saloon

An experience as unique as the premise, Spiegelworld presents Atomic Saloon, a raucous rodeo with stunning acrobatics and a side-splitting funny streak. Catch this performance Wednesday-Sunday starting at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m at the Venetian Theater, and keep an eye out for the outlaws.

Upcoming shows and events

Click to see all upcoming shows and buy tickets!

Nightclubs and Dayclubs

TAO Nightclub

TAO Nightclub in Las Vegas

Tao is a hub for partygoers looking for a distinct nightlife experience with a rich Asian flair.  With over 26 worldwide locations, Tao is an international staple in any bustling city. The Las Vegas branch is located deep within the Venetian Resort and has more celebrity sightings than Hollywood Boulevard.

The doors open at 10:30 p.m. so for those without a reservation, be sure to get there early. Otherwise, the queue stretches around corners and into the Grand Canal Shoppes.

TAO Beach (closed for renovations until 2022)

For fans of dayclubs, stay on the lookout for TAO’s hottest renovation coming in 2022. The original Beach is receiving a makeover to welcome vacationers and those that prefer “European sunbathing” on holiday.

Other Attractions

Gondola Rides

A gondolier on the famous Italian gondola with tourists on a romantic ride on the canals of the Venetian Resort

The water canals snaking through the Grand Canal Shoppes are an unforgettable, authentic experience to be had in the Venetian. Much like the original canals of Venice, gondoliers will guide you through St. Mark’s Square, under the Rialto Bridge and to your destination. As an added bonus, the gondoliers will serenade you with Italian ballads throughout the journey.

Madame Tussauds

The wax museum is a household name in tourist hotspots across the world. Las Vegas is Madame Tussauds’ first American location and is almost as old as the resort itself. 

Pro Tip: combine your experiences at Madame Tussauds with a Gondola Boat Ride for a mix of cultural icons.

minus 5 Ice Bar

Minus 5 in Las Vegas

Escape the heat of Las Vegas at Minus 5 Ice Bar. Bundle up in mittens, hats and a cozy parka to have ice-cold mixed drinks in cups made of ice. 

PanIQ Escape Rooms

Ascend to the third floor of the Shoppes for a mind-blowing escape room experience. True to the nature of Las Vegas, PanIQ features a full-service bar for trapped guests to sample while they solve one of seven mystery-packed rooms. Everyone can choose a theme to love, from zombies to Atlantis to mad scientist mayhem.

Casino

The Venetian Resort and The Palazzo share custody of the casino that stretches underneath the Grand Canal Shoppes. 

the Venetian Resort casino (originally sourced from venetianlsavegas.com)

(link to the casino)

Shopping

Walk into a retail wonderland at The Venetian Resort. The Grand Canal Shoppes are the resort’s signature collection of shops, but the hotel itself offers quality establishments that will take care of any visitor’s needs.

Retail Shops

Audemars Piguet/ Roberto Coin

See The Palazzo for more details.

Davidoff of Geneva

A good cocktail demands an even better cigar. Anyone moving through the Cocktail Collective can stop by Davidoff to stock up on the finest tobacco products, to strike the timber of conversation during an evening of decadence.

Sephora

Sephora

Sephora is a French cosmetics brand and beauty retailer, headquartered in Paris, so its location the Venetian Resort is a natural choice. Stock up on vacation cosmetics such as makeup, beauty items, haircare essentials and spa products.

Tumi Bric’s

Source luxury leather products and suitcases at Tumi Bric’s. Two popular brands are featured in this high-end shop. (originally sourced from venetianlsavegas.com)

Bellusso Jewelers

See The Palazzo for more details.

Varieta

Varieta is one of many 24-hour convenience stores in the casino, and this one has all the essentials for decent prices. Find it directly across from the Starbucks neat the Venetian Expo entrance.

Venetzia Fine Jewelry at the Venetian Resort

One of two locations in the Venetian, Venetzia is a branch of The Jewelers of Las Vegas, a family-owned service that has been glamming up of Las Vegas locals and tourists since 1976. Brand names such as Montblanc and TAGHueur grace the displays, among many others.

Gift Shops

The Venetian Shoppe

The Venetian Shoppe (originally sourced from venetianlasvegas.com)

Take an unforgettable trip home with something from The Venetian’s own gift shop. From apparel to toiletries and niche souvenirs, The Venetian Shoppe offers the best essentials to guarantee that the memories will last forever.

Pool Shop (seasonal)

The pool shops at the Venetian and Palazzo are not to be overlooked. Designer swimwear and essentials are stocked aplenty, so any forgotten sunscreen can be replenished. Stop by both Pool Shops from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. every day.

Grand Canal Shoppes

Interior of the famous Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes in Las Vegas

Stroll through Italy without ever leaving the States. The Grand Canal Shoppes connect the Venetian to the Palazzo with a gorgeous array of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. For those on the hunt for traditional Italian fare, an avant-garde “streetmosphere” experience or a world-famous gondola ride, they can all be found under the sky-blue roof of The Shoppes.

For shopping, dining, and more at the Grand Canal Shoppes, view our guide for more information.

The Future of The Venetian Resort

The Venetian Resort is part of a world-class hospitality corporation that is always looking forward. In addition to premium shows and events, big changes are on the horizon. Stay informed about the next groundbreaking amenities that lie in store. 

MSG Sphere (opening in 2023)

Las Vegas under construction on Sands Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada.

20,000 people at a time will get to experience the digital artistry that the MSG Sphere will provide in 2023. Touted as “the largest spherical structure on Earth”


Frequently Asked Questions About The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Where is The Venetian Las Vegas located on the Strip?

Along with several other luxury hotels, The Venetian Resort is located in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip, making it easily accessible on foot or by Strip bus.

What is The Venetian known for?

The Venetian Resort has some of the best shopping on the Strip at the Grand Canal Shoppes, a Venice-inspired Vegas mall complete with gondola rides and some of the signature shows on the Strip, such as Atomic Saloon.

Does The Venetian Resort have free parking?

Yes, The Venetian Resort has free parking for guests in the form of a self-parking garage located around the corner from the porte cochere.

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