Best Hotels In Las Vegas: Bellagio Las Vegas Review 2021

Like the Italian town on Lake Como that inspired its name, the Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas draws much of its inspiration from the movement of water. Operated by MGM Resorts International, the luxury hotel and casino features a vast man-made lake that houses its famous dancing fountains, and Cirque du Soleil’s aquatic show “O” has established long-term residency on the property.

However, the Bellagio offers guests much more beneath the surface, including a high-end casino, premium accommodations, posh spa and acclaimed restaurants.

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First Takes of the Bellagio Las Vegas

As you arrive at the Bellagio Las Vegas, your attention will be immediately captured by the massive lake and fountains that form the centerpiece of the property. Multiple times each day, the fountains host a delightful show in which the bursts of water are choreographed to music and light.

As you enter the grand lobby, look up to admire the intricate design of the Fiori di Como, a piece created by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly that features 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers suspended from the 18-foot lobby ceiling. Art aficionados can also visit Bellagio’s own Gallery of Fine Art, which features pieces on loan from museums and private collections. Past exhibits have included work by Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol, Monet, Van Gogh and Steve Martin.

The property is also home to the Artist Studio at Bellagio, where a resident artist spends several months onsite creating a commissioned work for the hotel’s collection. Visitors have the opportunity to meet and speak with the artists, watch them work and learn more about their catalogs.

Casino

The Bellagio’s elegant casino offers a wide range of games and entertainment, including high-limit slot machines, table games, a race and sports book and Bobby’s Room, an exclusive poker salon named for professional poker champion Bobby Baldwin.

For VIP guests, Club Prive provides premium services and amenities in a discreet setting. If you’re a frequent visitor to MGM properties, be sure you’re enrolled in the M Life rewards program, which customizes incentives based on your tier level (sapphire, pearl, gold, platinum and noir).

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Restaurants

The Bellagio Las Vegas is a foodie’s paradise, with more than a dozen full-service restaurants in addition to several cafés and snack bars. Just a few of the highlights include:

  • Le Cirque, which offers high-end contemporary French cuisine in a semiformal setting
  • Jasmine, open daily for dinner with traditional Cantonese dishes and spectacular fountain views
  • Spago, featuring Wolfgang Puck’s famous brand of California-inspired cuisine
  • Picasso, which features a collection of the famed artist’s work alongside French- and Spanish-influenced fare
  • Prime Steakhouse, where famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten prepares premium steaks, seafood and more
  • Todd English’s Olives, featuring creative Mediterranean meals with stunning lake views from its popular patio
  • Jean Philippe Patisserie, where you can treat yourself with the exquisite offerings of its award-winning namesake pastry master
  • FIX, which offers classic American fare in a casual atmosphere

If you have your heart set on a meal at a particular restaurant, be sure to make a reservation, as the most popular spots fill up quickly. It’s also a good idea to check the dress code before you go, as many of the restaurants at the Bellagio require business casual or dressier attire.

Bars and Lounges

For after-dinner drinks or a lively party, choose from among more than a half-dozen bars and lounges within the Bellagio complex, including:

  • Baccarat Bar: This jazz lounge stands out for its live music and classic cocktails.
  • The Bank: In a town known for its nightlife, this spacious venue ranks among Las Vegas’ top clubs, offering posh décor and impeccable service.
  • Hyde: This dynamic venue offers breathtaking views of the fountains, offering trendy drinks and tapas in the early evening and DJs and dancing after dark.
  • Petrossian Bar: The Petrossian hosts an elegant afternoon tea daily and transforms into one of the country’s most acclaimed hotel bars in the evenings, with innovative drinks crafted by expert mixologists.

Shopping, Entertainment and Leisure

The Bellagio Las Vegas provides endless opportunities for relaxation and self-care, from shopping to spa treatments.

  • Purchase gifts or treat yourself at the shops at the Bellagio, where guests can browse the finest luxury goods from top global brands, including Chanel, Dior, Fendi and Tiffany & Co.
  • Catch the Cirque du Soleil show “O,” which combines aquatics with the dazzling acrobatics for which the troupe is famous.
  • Stroll through the brilliant colors of the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden, which showcases seasonal displays of floral artwork created by the resort’s talented team of horticulturalists.
  • Pamper yourself at the Bellagio Spa and Salon with a facial, body treatment or salon package or get energized with a personal training session or premium fitness class.

Accommodations

The Bellagio Las Vegas hotel features a wide range of luxurious rooms, suites and villas, some of which offer spectacular views of the hotel’s famous lake and dancing fountains.  

The hotel’s spacious rooms range from 500 to 650 square feet, while the largest suites provide anywhere from 1,000 to more than 4,000 square feet of living space. All include lavish décor like marble and granite accents and fine linens, while the pricier accommodations come with premium amenities like whirlpool tubs, private wet bars and powder rooms.

For a once-in-a-lifetime stay, you can book the Presidential Suite, a 4,075 square-foot palace with a private indoor garden and solarium, fountain and fireplace as well as 24-hour butler service and entry into the Chairman’s Lounge, which offers a VIP check-in experience and access to exclusive services like luxury transportation, line passes, preferred reservations and more.

Fast Facts About the Bellagio Las Vegas

  • Opening date: October 15, 1998
  • Structure: 36 stories, 508 feet high
  • Location: The Strip (Center Strip area)
  • Style: Italian Villa
  • Dining: More than a dozen high-end restaurants, including Le Cirque, Picasso, Spago and Michael Mina
  • Nightlife: A half-dozen bars and lounges, including The Bank, one of Las Vegas’ most sought-after nightlife destinations
  • Rooms: More than 3,900 in two towers
  • Unique features: The famous Fountains of Bellagio, with daily shows set to light and music; permanent art gallery with resident artist; conservatory and botanical gardens; 15-year recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award; provided setting for 2001 hit film Ocean’s Eleven.

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