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Fodor's Expert Review Bellagio Las Vegas

3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, USA See on Map Fodor's Choice

The Bellagio was the premier option on the Las Vegas Strip when it opened in October 1998, and it has maintained a luxurious, high-class atmosphere and experience ever since. World-class art, attention to detail and elegance are hallmarks of this consistently recognized resort, which underwent a $165 million remodel in 2015.


Ornate Italian elegance abounds at the Bellagio, but their hotel rooms offer a slightly more modern feel with bold wall patterns and plush colors mixes (green and plum, indigo and platinum). Pillow-top mattresses offer cozy comfort.

The Bellagio Fountains are loud and timed to music. If you think that might bother you, opt for a sunset view over a Strip view. You’ll have a quieter experience, and you’ll save a bit of money because those rooms run slightly cheaper.


Having a separate soaker tub and stand-up shower are nice options offered in this otherwise straightforward bathroom.


Worthy of a visit even if you aren’t a guest of the hotel. The centerpiece of this extravagant lobby is “Fiori Di Como,” a bright, colorful sculpture featuring 2,000 hand-blown blossoms by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. At any given time, more people will be standing around admiring the artwork than actually checking it. It is that impressive.

The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens changes themes seasonally. There is a five-day dark period between each season. Check with the resort to make sure your visit isn’t during that transition period or you’ll wind up missing one of the resort’s most magnificent features.

Photo: An absolutely ridiculous Vegas wedding weekend in the books. Jesus, get me home. / @emilyandyxo


The resort has five outdoor pools, four whirlpools and 51 private cabanas in a Mediterranean courtyard setting. Reservations and dedicated hosts are available at Cypress Pool.

Photo: An absolutely ridiculous Vegas wedding weekend in the books. Jesus, get me home. / @emilyandyxo


Spa Bellagio is 55,000 square feet of serenity and luxury, featuring 56 treatment rooms and an international menu offering treatments from Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand, India and Bali.


The 6,000-square-foot Fitness Center overlooks the pool and Mediterranean gardens. Personal trainers, treadmills, stationary bicycles, elliptical machines and Pilates equipment are available. The 1,000-square-foot Bamboo Studio offers Pilates, Body Blast, yoga and boxing classes.


Bellagio has no shortage of high-end restaurants on site, but the ambiance of the award-winning Le Cirque is a standout among them. Vibrant, celebratory colors within the lakeside dining room complement the bold flavors of French cuisine.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Don’t expect to find a food court anywhere in this palatial resort. Here, the phrase “quick eats” refers to a snack menu at the sports bar, cold-pressed juice at a café or casual fare at the poolside café – not fast food.


Partiers looking for an upscale party vibe have two solid options: Hyde Bellagio, which overlooks the resort’s iconic fountains, and The Bank. For less bass and a cocktail lounge vibe, visit Baccarat Bar and Petrossian Lounge.


Getting Around

Located around the center of the Las Vegas Strip makes getting to other resorts and attractions easy from the Bellagio. Walks, taxis and rideshare companies are your friend.


Endless options abound when you're staying on the Las Vegas Strip. If you're not pleased with on-site options, take a walk to a nearby resort property for more options.


The Strip has no shortage of places to drink. Just head out the door and head in any direction.


This opulent resort has stood up to the test of time. It has all the flourishes of a high-end hotel with just enough modern touches to make it ideal for the contemporary traveler.


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