Is the Bellagio Worth The Money? ( Let’s Find Out )

Are you planning a trip to Las Vegas? Perhaps you’ve been thinking about staying at the world-famous Bellagio for the first time, but don’t know enough about the hotel to know whether it’s worth the cost?

Is the Bellagio worth the money? Yes, many people would say the Bellagio is not only worth the money, but one of the best choices in Las Vegas. It is a regular on the Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards and ranks in the top 10 on Trip Advisor, Travel US News and Booking.com, among others. 

Bellagio Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip | © Bryan Mullennix
Fine art print of this image available here.

Research shows that many people love staying at the Bellagio and believe it is worth the money. While it may also be possible to say stay in less expensive hotels and still experience Las Vegas at its finest, the Bellagio may just be worth treating yourself to.

Read on to learn why the Bellagio Hotel and Casino is such a desirable place to stay in Las Vegas.

The Bellagio – Is it Worth Spending The Money to Stay at This Hotel?

If you are looking for a hotel to stay at during your time in Las Vegas, then you should know there are many good reasons to stay at the Bellagio. Here are a few of the reasons to consider this hotel:

  • Location
  • Beautiful Fountain Show
  • Great Customer Service
  • Wonderful Amenities
  • Top Tier Restaurants

The Bellagio is an extremely upscale and well-known hotel located on the Las Vegas Strip. It has been open since 1998. Many people believe it is one of the finest hotels in town. So, let’s look at why this hotel is worth every penny you’ll spend.

After learning about the benefits of staying at the Bellagio be sure to check out the full list of the Top 10 Las Vegas Hotels found on Las Vegas Direct’s website.

Bellagio Location on The Strip

The Bellagio is located in the heart of the Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. This hotel is a convenient two miles from McCarren International Airport making it easily accessible for those people who are flying into Las Vegas.

The location of the Bellagio allows you to be close to many of the fun activities and amenities Las Vegas has to offer. It also has some of the best restaurants in the city right on the property, along with some of the most iconic views on the Strip.

Beautiful Bellagio Fountains

One of the most popular things to do in Las Vegas is to see the beautiful Bellagio Fountain, which features sensational aquatic shows. You will be amazed at the choreographed music and lights that you see during a Bellagio Fountain light show. It is one of the most gorgeous things on the Strip, especially at night.

By staying at the Bellagio it will be easy for you to catch the show several times (as the music and choreography change every time) during both the day and at night. You may even get a view of the fountain show from your room!

Also, the light shows are free; they won’t cost you a dime. Great, right?

Find out showtimes and complete song list for the Bellagio Fountains in our article here.

Bellagio’s Customer Service

One thing that truly differentiates hotels in Las Vegas is the level and quality of service you’ll receive.

The customer service is top-notch at the Bellagio. In online reviews, the majority of guests report that hotel staff is friendly, accommodating, and professional. The Bellagio takes pride in doing their best to please their guests.

While some have reported that the size of the Bellagio makes personalized service difficult, most reviews are complimentary, like this one about Bellagio shops

here…no matter what you are wearing you’ll get genuine people offering to help in the shops. You can be dolled up or casual and still get the same service.”

Yelp

Now, let’s look at the amenities. These alone are a great reason to stay at the Bellagio.

Take a walk through the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip

What Amenities Are Offered at The Bellagio?

 There are many incredible and over the top amenities available at the Bellagio, they include:

  • Magnificent Pools
  • Private Cabanas
  • Spa, Barber, and Salon on property
  • Concierge Service
  • World-Class Shopping
  • Convenient Transportation
  • Easy Access to Maverick Helicopters
  • High-End Fitness Center
  • Gorgeous Lobby

These are just a handful of the amenities offered at the Bellagio. Some of the other services and activities you can do without ever leaving the hotel include seeing the show “O” by Cirque du Soleil, getting married at one of several stunning locations on the property, or purchasing a fabulous watch at Tesorini, and much much more.

To help you determine if the Bellagio is worth it let’s take a closer look at some of the amenities below.

Pools at the Bellagio

There are five incredible pools at the Bellagio! You will find two large pools and three smaller pools located at the hotel. However, one of the smaller pools is set up for private functions.

All the pools at the Bellagio feature a Mediterranean style setting, which enhances the overall ambiance. If you love swimming, sunbathing, or just relaxing, the luxury pool area at the Bellagio will certainly be a place you will want to spend some time.

The Bellagio also has one of the few pools that are open and heated during the winter months. If you’re visiting in the cooler months we’ve written an article on our website with a list of all the Las Vegas pools heated in the winter. You can read it here.

Deluxe Cabanas and Daybeds

Lounge poolside at one of the many public and private cabanas or daybeds located in the Bellagio pool areas. You might even find a complimentary bottle of liquor when you visit one of their premium Cabanas.

Plus, a personal Cabana host will also be on hand to help you elevate your experience lounging at the pools. You may even want to book a poolside massage!

Spa, Barber, and Salon

Looking for a new way to relax, you might just find it at the Bellagio Spa & Salon. They take pride in combing their services with natural elements and rituals from faraway lands. The spa even offers treatments by Cinq Mondes, a beauty atelier known worldwide.

It doesn’t get much better than a relaxing day at the spa, so make sure to check it out during your visit.

Concierge Service Like No Other

The Bellagio has a Concierge service available to help make sure you have an enjoyable time in Las Vegas. They can help you book a tee time, set-up transportation, arrange tickets for a show, make a dining reservation, and answer any questions you might have about the hotel or other destinations in the area, and much more.

Shopping – Retail Therapy at the Bellagio

You are sure to fall in love with the extravagant shops at the Bellagio. They offer both designer and Bellagio signature shops so you will be able to get in some much-needed retail therapy during your stay at the hotel.

Luxury brands include Chanel, Volare, Prada, Dior, Louis Vuitton and so many more.

Did you know there are 12 incredible shopping malls on the Las Vegas Strip? Bryan’s written an article about the best shopping malls on the Strip here.

24hr Transportation Options

The Bellagio has many types of transportation available to help you get around the city. They can help you get a limousine, taxi, or Avis rental car (including exotic car rentals). They will assist you in arranging any kind of transportation you desire, 24 hours a day.

If you already have a vehicle, the Bellagio offers plenty of secure and safe parking.

If you’re flying into town, we’ve written a complete guide on our website about how to get around Las Vegas without a car.

Maverick Helicopter Tours

This amenity is located on the Strip, but you can easily get to it when you stay at the Bellagio. Maverick Helicopters rides will take you on a once in a lifetime experience over the Grand Canyon or the Las Vegas Strip at night. You can also charter a private, custom flight to many other locations in and around the city.

There are many helicopter tour companies operating in Las Vegas. If you want to know how to choose the best and safest helicopter tour then you’ll want to read our article here.

Fitness Center

The Bellagio has a state-of-the-art fitness center for those people who want to stay in shape during their stay at the hotel. You’ll even have access to a personal trainer or you can take one of several fitness classes offered.

Now, that you know about some of the amenities offered at the Bellagio, let’s find out about some of the other features this deluxe hotel has to offer. First, we’ll start with their famous lobby.

Gorgeous Bellagio Lobby

The lobby in the Bellagio is world-famous for a good reason.

one of the most Instagrammed locations in Las Vegas. With its massive installation of Dale Chihuly blown-glass flowers all over the ceiling and the naturally-lit conservatory just beyond, it still feels like a fabulous garden party whenever you walk in.”

Conde Nast Traveler
Hand blown glass Chihuly ceiling in the lobby of the Bellagio | © Bryan Mullennix
Fine art print of this image available here.

And when you take a look at the features of the conservatory and the Chihuly Lounge, who can argue with them? The Bellagio lobby is a feast for the eyes!

bellagio conservatory
The Bellagio Conservatory | © Bryan Mullennix

Now, let’s take a look at where to eat inside the Bellagio.

Restaurants in The Bellagio Casino

There are many sought after restaurants at the Bellagio. Some of the most popular ones include:

  • LAGO by Julian Serrano
  • PRIME Steakhouse
  • Picasso
  • The Mayfair Café
  • Sadelle’s Café

These are only a few of the amazing restaurants you will find in and around the hotel. Within these restaurants, and throughout the Bellagio, you will find some of the most professional, upscale and courteous service in all of Vegas.

Deciding Whether to Stay at the Bellagio

There are many reasons the Bellagio is well worth the extra money. For instance, the hotel is located in the middle of the Strip, so you will be right in the heart of the action with plenty of other hotels, amenities, and attractions within easy walking distance.

In addition, the Bellagio offers a beautiful and amazing fountain show, has some of the most incredible restaurants on the Strip, provides top-notch customer service, and includes many other wonderful amenities for you to enjoy.

So, if you are weighing whether a stay at the Bellagio is worth it, you just need to consider how you prefer to spend your money. Do you want an upscale hotel with a great location, incredible restaurants, beautiful fountains, excellent customer service, and dozens of amenities? If you do, and you can afford the splurge – go for the Bellagio!

So How Much Are Rooms at the Bellagio Anyways?

After all the talk about whether it’s worth it to stay at the Bellagio or not you probably want to know: What are the room rates at the Bellagio? You can check current room rates here (vegas.com)

You can also find some good deals for rooms at the Bellagio from time to time here (groupon). If you find a good deal here grab it as it may not last long.

Other Questions You May Have about the Bellagio:

Does the Bellagio have a free airport shuttle? Due to Las Vegas regulations, hotels on the Strip cannot operate their own airport shuttles. There are airport shuttles you can book that will pick you up at the Bellagio but often, taking a taxi or Uber is cheaper and faster.

How much is the Bellagio buffet? Monday through Friday (7am to 11am) the Bellagio buffet is $25.99. The weekend champagne brunch (Saturday – Sunday 7am to 3pm) is $55.98 or $35.99 without champagne. Lunch at the buffet is served Monday – Friday from 11am to 3pm and costs $30.99.

You may also be interested in an article we’ve written about the 15 Best Breakfast Buffets in Las Vegas, you can read it here.

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Wendy Mullennix

My name is Wendy Mullennix. I love travel & travel, in that order :) I'm also a Las Vegas local. I enjoy exploring this crazy city with my hubby and riding fat tire bikes in the desert.

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