Everything at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas exemplifies luxury — from its five-star accommodations to its spectacular show. Here’s my take on the beautiful hotel.
Accommodations: All of the rooms at the Bellagio are beautiful and luxurious, ranging from the Bellagio King to Bellagio’s exclusive villas. With the smallest room at 510 sq. feet, you can’t go wrong, but my favorite rooms are those that offer a view of the Bellagio fountain show.
Free attractions: The best and most well known free attraction at the Bellagio is the Bellagio fountains. The fountains, featured on an 8-acre lake outside of the hotel, draw crowds with their beautiful dancing and swaying to various musical numbers, such as Carol of the Bells, Singin’ in the Rain, Viva Las Vegas and My Heart Will Go On. The show is available every 30 minutes from 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. from Monday to Friday. The fountains begin earlier on Saturday, Sunday and holidays, available every 30 minutes from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
A frog sculpture made out of plants at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.Another great free attraction in the Bellagio is the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The gardens feature rare plants, flowers and trees and change according to season. You will find sculptures of frogs, ladybugs and bees made out of plants in the summer and holiday decorations in the winter. The gardens are open 24 hours a day so you can stop by whenever.
Show: Bellagio only has one permanent show, but it is one of the most spectacular shows in Las Vegas. “O” by Cirque de Soleil features an enchanting performance set in and above a pool of water. My review of “O,” including show times and prices, can be found here.
Best restaurant: Bellagio offers many AAA Four and Five Diamond restaurants, but my favorite is Picasso, featuring Spanish and French cuisine. The restaurant features Picasso’s masterpieces on its walls, with a menu that changes daily courtesy of Executive Chef Julian Serrano. Other great fine dining options are Prime Steakhouse and Le Cirque. If you are not looking for fine dining, Todd English’s Olives is a nice option with a beautiful patio that provides a great view for the Bellagio fountain show.
Worst restaurant: Everything that I have had at Café Bellagio was mediocre and made me not feel well. However, others have stated that they enjoy the food. Unfortunately, my experiences at Café Bellagio have not been positive.
Buffet: The Bellagio has one of the best buffets in Vegas. Though I am not a fan of buffets in general, I thought the Bellagio buffet had a nice variety and delicious dessert options.
Nightlife: The best nightclub in the Bellagio is The Bank, with beautiful décor and a great atmosphere. The club is open Thursday-Sunday 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.