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History has seen great empires literally rise from the dust. Similarly, modern day Las Vegas has been witness to the erection of colossal creations -- like The Venetian.Opened in 1999, this megaresort, where the Sands Hotel of Rat Pack lore once stood, is situated in the center of the Strip. It's inspired by the art and architectural beauty of Venice, Italy's most romantic city. In fact, The Venetian has faithfully re-created such historic landmarks as the Campanile Tower, St. Mark's Square, the Rialto Bridge and Doge's Palace. Arched bridges, piazzas and cobblestone pathways are also incorporated throughout the property.The Venetian is also an eco-friendly property where you will find numerous green initiatives in place -- like LED lighting, solar panels, a reclaimed water system, eco-safe cleaning products, low-flush toilets and much more.Among the activities offered, visitors can stroll inside and outside along canals teeming with authentic gondolas steered by singing gondoliers. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, a worldwide attraction featuring celebrity wax figures, has a location at the front of the resort.For more serious Broadway-caliber entertainment, head to The Venetian's custom-built Sands Theatre, which features the worldwide smash "Rock of Ages." Plus, a variety of headliners and comedians -- such as David Spade -- regularly appear here. The hotel is also home to "Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Motown Show" -- featuring a group of talented vocalists from Australia singing Motown tunes. The Venetian brings the world to your table as well. Indulge in an impressive array of culinary creations at its celebrity chef-helmed restaurants. There's the fresh seafood of AquaKnox by chef Tom Moloney, the bistro classics of Bouchon by chef Thomas Keller (who also operates the Bouchon Bakery at two locations in the Venetian), the Italian delights of B & B Ristorante by chef Mario Batali and the classic meaty fare of Delmonico Steakhouse by chef Emeril Lagasse. Zeffirino by chef Zeffirino Belloni has a prix fixe menu for an unforgettable food and wine experience. DB Brasserie by chef Daniel Boulud is a traditional brasserie with the energy of a café. Buddy Valastro, star of the reality show "Cake Boss" has opened Buddy V's. It's the first restaurant venture for the famous baker and offers new twists on Italian-American classics as well as Valastro family favorites, like Sunday Gravy and Steak Pizzaiola. Adjacent to his restaurant is Carlo's Bakery, which serves cannolis, Italian cookies, Buddy's lobster tail pastries and, of course, his famous cakes.Feast on more casual offerings at the patio-style Trattoria Reggiano, Wolfgang Puck's café-like Postrio and the Old Mexico-themed Taqueria Cañonita. Select from breakfast items, seafood, burgers, chicken, salads, sandwiches and more than 20 fabulous desserts at the Grand Lux Café. B&B Burger & Beer by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich features hamburgers made from high-quality American beef with signature sides, robust salads and standout shakes. Or try the Public House, where brews and spirits of all kinds are paired with a pub menu prepared with gourmet flair. Rounding out the restaurant choices is a fabulous food court in The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo, an expansive collection of approximately 160 high-end shops (including Barneys) flaunting the hottest names in the fashion world. In fact, it spans about 875,000 square feet, stretching from the indoor canal at The Venetian all the way to the Waterfall Atrium at The Palazzo. In early 2015, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar will open featuring delicious fried chicken and other beloved Southern staples as well as a unique cocktail menu -- with a special on-site ice room where mixologists will harvest hand-cut blocks for an array of libations.Nightlife options abound all over The Venetian. There's The Bourbon Room, inspired by the legendary Sunset Strip club in Broadway musical "Rock of Ages." Partiers can get shots of bourbon and other fine spirits while dancing to feel-good tunes from the '80s. V Bar is a chic, intimate spot where you can sip on a martini while relaxing in a double-sided leather chaise lounge. For a more pulsating scene, head to Tao Nightclub, which boasts gorgeous go-go dancers, the world's leading DJs and a multisensory environment, in addition to a 40-foot-long outdoor terrace with stunning views of the Strip. The rollicking Rockhouse is in The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo, complete with tire swings for the bartenders and birdcages for dancing. For a nightlife experience during the day, check out Tao Beach, where you can enjoy sunbathing on beautiful Asian-inspired daybeds or in lavish cabanas. If you'd prefer to catch some rays without being immersed in the pool party scene, The Venetian also has a sprawling pool deck with access to seven outdoor swimming pools, four hot tubs and 41 cabanas. And Canyon Ranch SpaClub is a quiet oasis where you can be pampered from a menu of rejuvenating treatments including massages, mud masks, aromatherapy experiences, facials, body scrubs and more.Gaming is available around the clock on the opulent and spacious casino floor. Test your luck on the latest video poker and slot machines or with a hand of blackjack and baccarat. There's an elegant more than 14,000-square-foot poker room, which houses 59 tables and can accommodate up to 600 players. The Cantor Race and Sports Book at The Venetian is home to a grand screen measuring 100 by 30 feet that can display more than 34 separate sporting events simultaneously.And the word "grand" only begins to describe the luxury and abundance of amenities in the accommodations. There are two towers -- the 36-story Venetian Tower and the 12-story Venezia Tower -- all filled with suites. Even the smallest one measures about 650 square feet and contains a sunken living room, an entertainment center with a 32-inch flat-screen HDTV, Egyptian cotton sheets and a work desk. With fine Italian marble used for the floors, vanities, showers and Roman tubs, the spacious bathrooms are palatially appointed as well.For business travelers, The Venetian is the ideal location because it's connected to the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Couples looking to get married, go on a honeymoon or celebrate an anniversary will revel in the Old World storybook charm. Indeed, visitors from all walks of life are sure to feel the spirit of "That's amore!" the minute they set foot in this make-believe Italian wonderland.-- By Renée LiButti
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Customer service 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Room Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Casino 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Hotel Location 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pool 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Room Location 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Overall amenities 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Significant other
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Blackjack
Yes, I recommend this product.
overall, the hotel was great, the room just had some issues
PostedSeptember 3, 2013
When we arrived at the hotel, I found that the shower was inoperable, the sink was clogged, the lights in the bathroom did not work, and the curtains did not open as advised by remote control. After we went to the front desk, we were asked if we wanted someone to come to the room to repair these items or we could move to another room. Due to the late hour of the day, we advised the desk that we would move to another room the following day. At 2:48am, someone entered into our room, stating that they thought we had moved into another room, and they were there to fix the items that needed repair. Besides this incident, all was well.
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Guests of Palace Station will enjoy an extensive array of amenities during their stay as well as a prime location just west of the Las Vegas Strip. This laid-back resort is also conveniently situated next to the I-15. Built in 1976 on 38 acres and originally opened as "The Casino," it became Palace Station, the flagship property for the Station Casinos empire, in 1991. Although the resort has undergone various renovations, including the addition of a 21-story room tower, it's kept a down-to-earth vibe, making it ideal for travelers on a budget who are seeking a good hotel value.The rooms and suites at Palace Station are outfitted for comfort, with things like cable TVs, hair dryers and wireless internet access. An outdoor pool with a hot tub, a fully equipped fitness center, a business center, a gift shop and a courtesy airport/Strip shuttle will also enhance your vacation experience.From classic to ethnic, guests can indulge their taste buds with a wide range of restaurants. The Charcoal Room, a classic American steakhouse, is where you can savor things like oysters on the half shell, lobster chowder, bone-in New York steak, rib eye, top sirloin and an outstanding porterhouse. Cabo Mexican Restaurant has a fun salsa bar and serves a menu of authentic flavors from south of the border. And the Oyster Bar is an 18-seat, live-action kitchen preparing freshly shucked oysters, steamed clams and homemade seafood pastas.For quick meals, Palace Station boasts the cheerful Grand Café, the all-you-can-eat Feast Buffet, the Food Express Chinese Restaurant, four fast food eateries (Subway, Johnny Rockets, Bonanno's New York Pizzeria and Starbucks) and 24-hour room service.Lively evenings can be spent in Jack's, a pub and sports bar. Local bands also play here several nights a week. The Traxx Bar and Trackside Bar are two more fine spots for cocktails -- including the beloved 99-cent margarita.The casino floor is always busy at Palace Station. You'll find plenty of action in the bingo hall, keno lounge or race and sports book, which boasts 230 seats and 44 large video screens. There's a nonsmoking poker room along with numerous table games and more than 1,600 slot and video poker machines. The resort is unique in that it has an Asian table games area, where guests can try their luck at pai gow tiles and both mini and midi baccarat.Ideal for meetings and special celebrations, Palace Station also features more than 20,000 square feet of event space. It's equipped with state-of-the-art amenities including projectors, DVD players and other technological devices. Catering and other services are available as well.Palace Station is within walking distance of several other restaurants and a short drive from downtown and the Strip -- putting guests near the epicenter of all the big happenings in Las Vegas.-- By Renée LiButti
 

does the hotel provide free parking?

YES
1 year ago
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Guests of Palace Station will enjoy an extensive array of amenities during their stay as well as a prime location just west of the Las Vegas Strip. This laid-back resort is also conveniently situated next to the I-15. Built in 1976 on 38 acres and originally opened as "The Casino," it became Palace Station, the flagship property for the Station Casinos empire, in 1991. Although the resort has undergone various renovations, including the addition of a 21-story room tower, it's kept a down-to-earth vibe, making it ideal for travelers on a budget who are seeking a good hotel value.The rooms and suites at Palace Station are outfitted for comfort, with things like cable TVs, hair dryers and wireless internet access. An outdoor pool with a hot tub, a fully equipped fitness center, a business center, a gift shop and a courtesy airport/Strip shuttle will also enhance your vacation experience.From classic to ethnic, guests can indulge their taste buds with a wide range of restaurants. The Charcoal Room, a classic American steakhouse, is where you can savor things like oysters on the half shell, lobster chowder, bone-in New York steak, rib eye, top sirloin and an outstanding porterhouse. Cabo Mexican Restaurant has a fun salsa bar and serves a menu of authentic flavors from south of the border. And the Oyster Bar is an 18-seat, live-action kitchen preparing freshly shucked oysters, steamed clams and homemade seafood pastas.For quick meals, Palace Station boasts the cheerful Grand Café, the all-you-can-eat Feast Buffet, the Food Express Chinese Restaurant, four fast food eateries (Subway, Johnny Rockets, Bonanno's New York Pizzeria and Starbucks) and 24-hour room service.Lively evenings can be spent in Jack's, a pub and sports bar. Local bands also play here several nights a week. The Traxx Bar and Trackside Bar are two more fine spots for cocktails -- including the beloved 99-cent margarita.The casino floor is always busy at Palace Station. You'll find plenty of action in the bingo hall, keno lounge or race and sports book, which boasts 230 seats and 44 large video screens. There's a nonsmoking poker room along with numerous table games and more than 1,600 slot and video poker machines. The resort is unique in that it has an Asian table games area, where guests can try their luck at pai gow tiles and both mini and midi baccarat.Ideal for meetings and special celebrations, Palace Station also features more than 20,000 square feet of event space. It's equipped with state-of-the-art amenities including projectors, DVD players and other technological devices. Catering and other services are available as well.Palace Station is within walking distance of several other restaurants and a short drive from downtown and the Strip -- putting guests near the epicenter of all the big happenings in Las Vegas.-- By Renée LiButti
 

do you have a coffee pot in the room?

NO
1 year ago
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Markie15
 
History has seen great empires literally rise from the dust. Similarly, modern day Las Vegas has been witness to the erection of colossal creations -- like The Venetian.Opened in 1999, this megaresort, where the Sands Hotel of Rat Pack lore once stood, is situated in the center of the Strip. It's inspired by the art and architectural beauty of Venice, Italy's most romantic city. In fact, The Venetian has faithfully re-created such historic landmarks as the Campanile Tower, St. Mark's Square, the Rialto Bridge and Doge's Palace. Arched bridges, piazzas and cobblestone pathways are also incorporated throughout the property.The Venetian is also an eco-friendly property where you will find numerous green initiatives in place -- like LED lighting, solar panels, a reclaimed water system, eco-safe cleaning products, low-flush toilets and much more.Among the activities offered, visitors can stroll inside and outside along canals teeming with authentic gondolas steered by singing gondoliers. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, a worldwide attraction featuring celebrity wax figures, has a location at the front of the resort.For more serious Broadway-caliber entertainment, head to The Venetian's custom-built Sands Theatre, which features the worldwide smash "Rock of Ages." Plus, a variety of headliners and comedians -- such as David Spade -- regularly appear here. The hotel is also home to "Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Motown Show" -- featuring a group of talented vocalists from Australia singing Motown tunes. The Venetian brings the world to your table as well. Indulge in an impressive array of culinary creations at its celebrity chef-helmed restaurants. There's the fresh seafood of AquaKnox by chef Tom Moloney, the bistro classics of Bouchon by chef Thomas Keller (who also operates the Bouchon Bakery at two locations in the Venetian), the Italian delights of B & B Ristorante by chef Mario Batali and the classic meaty fare of Delmonico Steakhouse by chef Emeril Lagasse. Zeffirino by chef Zeffirino Belloni has a prix fixe menu for an unforgettable food and wine experience. DB Brasserie by chef Daniel Boulud is a traditional brasserie with the energy of a café. Buddy Valastro, star of the reality show "Cake Boss" has opened Buddy V's. It's the first restaurant venture for the famous baker and offers new twists on Italian-American classics as well as Valastro family favorites, like Sunday Gravy and Steak Pizzaiola. Adjacent to his restaurant is Carlo's Bakery, which serves cannolis, Italian cookies, Buddy's lobster tail pastries and, of course, his famous cakes.Feast on more casual offerings at the patio-style Trattoria Reggiano, Wolfgang Puck's café-like Postrio and the Old Mexico-themed Taqueria Cañonita. Select from breakfast items, seafood, burgers, chicken, salads, sandwiches and more than 20 fabulous desserts at the Grand Lux Café. B&B Burger & Beer by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich features hamburgers made from high-quality American beef with signature sides, robust salads and standout shakes. Or try the Public House, where brews and spirits of all kinds are paired with a pub menu prepared with gourmet flair. Rounding out the restaurant choices is a fabulous food court in The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo, an expansive collection of approximately 160 high-end shops (including Barneys) flaunting the hottest names in the fashion world. In fact, it spans about 875,000 square feet, stretching from the indoor canal at The Venetian all the way to the Waterfall Atrium at The Palazzo. In early 2015, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar will open featuring delicious fried chicken and other beloved Southern staples as well as a unique cocktail menu -- with a special on-site ice room where mixologists will harvest hand-cut blocks for an array of libations.Nightlife options abound all over The Venetian. There's The Bourbon Room, inspired by the legendary Sunset Strip club in Broadway musical "Rock of Ages." Partiers can get shots of bourbon and other fine spirits while dancing to feel-good tunes from the '80s. V Bar is a chic, intimate spot where you can sip on a martini while relaxing in a double-sided leather chaise lounge. For a more pulsating scene, head to Tao Nightclub, which boasts gorgeous go-go dancers, the world's leading DJs and a multisensory environment, in addition to a 40-foot-long outdoor terrace with stunning views of the Strip. The rollicking Rockhouse is in The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo, complete with tire swings for the bartenders and birdcages for dancing. For a nightlife experience during the day, check out Tao Beach, where you can enjoy sunbathing on beautiful Asian-inspired daybeds or in lavish cabanas. If you'd prefer to catch some rays without being immersed in the pool party scene, The Venetian also has a sprawling pool deck with access to seven outdoor swimming pools, four hot tubs and 41 cabanas. And Canyon Ranch SpaClub is a quiet oasis where you can be pampered from a menu of rejuvenating treatments including massages, mud masks, aromatherapy experiences, facials, body scrubs and more.Gaming is available around the clock on the opulent and spacious casino floor. Test your luck on the latest video poker and slot machines or with a hand of blackjack and baccarat. There's an elegant more than 14,000-square-foot poker room, which houses 59 tables and can accommodate up to 600 players. The Cantor Race and Sports Book at The Venetian is home to a grand screen measuring 100 by 30 feet that can display more than 34 separate sporting events simultaneously.And the word "grand" only begins to describe the luxury and abundance of amenities in the accommodations. There are two towers -- the 36-story Venetian Tower and the 12-story Venezia Tower -- all filled with suites. Even the smallest one measures about 650 square feet and contains a sunken living room, an entertainment center with a 32-inch flat-screen HDTV, Egyptian cotton sheets and a work desk. With fine Italian marble used for the floors, vanities, showers and Roman tubs, the spacious bathrooms are palatially appointed as well.For business travelers, The Venetian is the ideal location because it's connected to the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Couples looking to get married, go on a honeymoon or celebrate an anniversary will revel in the Old World storybook charm. Indeed, visitors from all walks of life are sure to feel the spirit of "That's amore!" the minute they set foot in this make-believe Italian wonderland.-- By Renée LiButti
 

what is the cost to ride the gondolas and what is the schedule?

The inside ride is $18.50 a person for four people or $75.00 a couple.
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