Though known for its adult-oriented entertainment, Las Vegas is a city with a lot to offer, even for families. Those wanting the best experience out of their Vegas stay should consider The Venetian Hotel.
Comprised of 4,027 rooms and suites, the five-star Venetian Las Vegas hotel stands along 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd.This establishment, sits in the center of all the action, right on the iconic Vegas Strip!
This hotel caters to everyone – business people, single travelers couples, and families.
Though the hotel’s appearance varied from place to place, most of the décor could easily be summed up as opulent.
Bedroom accommodations were done up in neutrals with hints of color and darker accent pieces. The higher end suites reflected that fact with more luxurious furnishings than those found in other parts of the hotel.
We stayed in room 21*136.
There was plenty of storage space for our luggage and the suite we stayed in had an excellent view overlooking the pool and Las Vegas Strip.Our closets had ample storage space, with included bathrobes and plenty of hangers.
Our room had a lowered living room area that was the perfect set-up for our son with autism. That portion of the suite included a pull-out sofa bed, a work desk, and a small dining table with chairs. It also had a separate flat screen television.
Our part of the suite had two queen sized beds, each with plentiful pillows, and both beds had benches at the foot that provided additional seating. This section had its own TV, perfect for parents wanting to watch something different from what their children are watching.
The spacious, well-lit bathroom facilities had gilt embellishments, generous mirrors, and marble accents.
We liked the fact that our bathroom had both a tub and a shower with ample toiletries provided. The bathing areas were kept separate from the toilet, allowing for more privacy. There was not only a sink but also a separate vanity area where travelers could put on makeup or get ready for the day.
We found a third TV in the bathroom, which our kids particularly enjoyed.
Families are sure to find something appealing to their tastes among the nineteen different eateries located within the Venetian.Seafood or steak lovers had several restaurants to choose from, and those who prefer Italian, French, Asian, or International cuisine had a number of options.
Hamburger lovers will be happy to learn that there were also a few American-style restaurants located within the hotel.Dining in one’s suite or by the pool could be easily arranged as well.
The hotel had a beauty salon, a spa, three pools, and an Italian style shopping mall with about 80 boutique stores.While the rooms have internet capabilities, guests should be aware of the additional charge for using the web.There was free onsite parking for those staying at this location.
The Venetian complex had two nightclubs and ten lounges. The Tao Beach Club was a good place for celebrity spotting as well as enjoying drinks, music, and swimming in the nearby pool.
There was also an onsite casino, which had an excellent poker room. This is Vegas after all.
Theater lovers may instead opt to attend performances such as Rock of Ages, Lipstick, and Panda regularly held in the hotel’s various venues.
For families with younger kids riding the gondolas or visiting Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum highly recommended.
Our son with autism loved the gondola ride on a waterway complete with bridges and Old World scenes reminiscent of those found in Venice.There was also atmospheric lighting provided to enhance the experience further.Furthermore, the serenading gondoliers manning the boats wore the traditional uniforms of a black and white stripe shirt, black pants, and a red sash.
Autism Travel Tips:
- This bustling hotel can be overwhelming in its scope, but children can easily return to their rooms to recuperate.
- Those with noise sensitive family members should book a room that’s both facing away from the street and located far from the onsite nightclubs.
- Room service is available if travelers don’t feel like venturing out.
- Families who deal with allergies can request a hypoallergenic room.
- The gondolier rides are essentially a mini performance. Parents should make sure their child won’t be too disruptive or distressed before going on one.