We recently made a one night stop in Vegas on October 30, 2020, as we headed to Palm Springs. During that visit, we stayed at the Venetian Hotel and explored the strip as much as we could during our one night stay. See our first Las Vegas itinerary here.
On this second visit, also on our way to California, this time to San Diego, we had a very different experience. Unlike our October visit where we checked out the many activities, hotels, restaurants, and events throughout Sin City, this time we decided to stay put and enjoy some of the wonderful offerings at our lodging of choice, The Bellagio.
The Bellagio is a beautifully appointed, luxury hotel that is designed to ensure you'll never want to leave. They are known for their iconic fountains which dance to music every half-hour throughout the day. Those looking for an upscale experience are also drawn to the property for the several fine-dining options, gorgeous outdoor pools, a spectacular spa, and impeccable decor. We found security to be solid on the property with guards making sure everyone accessing an elevator had a working room key and visitors were very thoughtful all wearing their masks and maintaining social distancing. Honestly, we didn't want to check out after just one night and could have easily spent four to five nights pampering ourselves at this lovely resort.
Suites at The Bellagio
After an almost ten-hour drive from Aspen, CO we knew we'd be exhausted and wanted a room that would help us unwind, relax, and regroup for our drive to San Diego the following day. The suites at The Bellagio will take your breath away. No detail is overlooked from the chandeliers to the wallpaper to the premium coffee boxes at the coffee bar to the electronic window blind controls, everything has been thought of and taken care of with your utmost comfort in mind. The king bedroom has two spacious master bathrooms: one with a shower and the other with a deep, jacuzzi tub. I can't remember the last time I didn't have to share a bathroom with my husband! The Penthouse Suites can also connect to a double queen room for those needing more space. Our evening consisted of gazing out our windows to soak in the spectacular views, taking long baths, ordering room service, and watching a family movie on the big screen television in the living room. A perfect Saturday night.
If Nevada didn't implement a new state law where only four people can dine at one table, even if they are a family with younger children, then we would have surely enjoyed high-tea at Petrossian or dinner at Lago. However, the reality is our family of five was required to split up and dine at two different tables so we canceled our reservations to enjoy a delicious room service dinner in our beautiful suite. For breakfast, however, we agreed to sit separately since the meal is less formal and we all take a while to fully awaken enough to engage in conversation. Plus, I couldn't resist a chance to eat at my favorite NYC breakfast spot in Vegas. The space is massive and remarkably decorated ultimately delivering a similarly wonderful experience as its New York City flagship location. The only notable difference, besides the obvious size difference, is the lack of egg salad on the Vegas menu. Located in The Bellagio's lobby, you won't want to miss a delicious breakfast here. Reservations are highly recommended.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
The Bellagio went all out with a gorgeous display celebrating the Chinese New Year. Roaming through the indoor gardens was a treat in itself. There is always something to admire in their colorful conservatory.
With four Cirque du Soleil shows running on the property, nine fine dining options, afternoon tea at Petrossian, an irresistible outdoor space for poolside lounging, the classy Baccarat Bar (where we chose to sip our cocktails sans kids), a destination nightclub, and several high-end cocktail lounges, you really can't go wrong with a stay at this hotel that will keep you busy and blissful for days. I haven't even delved into the endless shopping options or gambling tables or people-watching opportunities. The Bellagio is a destination for all ages throughout the year.