Background & History:

On a 2 Night Thanksgiving Trip to Vegas, I thought I’d give Bellagio a try again since now all of their rooms between the Bellagio Resort Tower and Spa Tower are renovated. Earlier this year in May, I stayed in the Spa Tower before it was renovated. This time, I got to stay in the original Bellagio Resort Tower in a Fountain View Room.

When the Bellagio first opened in 1998, it was the first “five-star” mega-resort in Vegas. It really started the trend for other Las Vegas resorts to become more upscale. The Bellagio was built for $1.6 billion, which was the world’s most expensive resort at the time.

Bellagio Fountain View Room Exterior

Bellagio Resort Tower Exterior

Bellagio Las Vegas Takeoff Points:

Date of Stay: November 2023
Room Type: Stay Well Fountain View Two Queen Room
Pros: Beautiful fountain views, excellent central location, huge shower
Cons: Cleanliness was quite questionable, and service was very slow when requesting extra towels.
Things to Consider: The Bellagio isn’t for everyone. If you’re okay with crowds, the Bellagio is one of the most crowded resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. Probably not the best choice if you want peace, but definitely a fun and happening property.


I work with a travel agency, Fora Travel, and can assist in booking hotel stays. Fora is partnered with Virtuoso. With Fora’s partnership, you can get special perks when booking with me. This specific property features:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (Certain room categories excluded)
  • Daily continental breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom, served at Sadelle’s, The Buffet, Bellagio Patisserie, Pool Cafe, Palio or Cafe Gelato
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during the stay
  • Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability

If you are interested in getting these perks and want to stay at the Bellagio Las Vegas, feel free to email me at and I would be happy to help you plan your trip.

North Valet, Arrival & Check-In:

I arrived around 7 PM, and the lobby was bustling with action. There are two valet areas at the Bellagio, the main one via the front entrance off the Strip on Las Vegas Boulevard, and the North Valet near the Bellagio Shops that you can enter off Flamingo Road. I opted to do valet off the Flamingo Road entrance as it’s much easier to get into and has a lot fewer cars/pedestrians. It’s a bit more walking to the lobby to check in than the main valet, but I didn’t mind as it seemed equidistant to the guest room elevators.

Bellagio North Valet

North Valet

After dropping off my car at the valet, I headed to the lobby. The lobby is famous as it features Chihuly’s stained glass display “Fiori di Como”. Thankfully, I have MGM Gold and was able to utilize the special elite line to check-in. This was helpful, as the general line had a good amount of people waiting.

a group of people in a room with a large ceiling

Bellagio Check-In

Normally, the resort fee is $51.02 per night including tax. It’s quite standard in Vegas and only really offers basic items like pool, fitness center access, and internet. Having MGM Gold waives the resort fee.

Heading to the Room:

Bellagio’s two towers, the Bellagio Resort Tower & Spa Tower, combined have 3,933 rooms.

Our room was in the Bellagio Resort Tower on the 23rd floor, which is located right off the casino floor near the Buffet. I definitely like being in the center of the action, and I enjoyed saving some walking as the Spa Tower is a bit further away. But, if you prefer being further away from the casino, the Spa Tower might be preferred for you.

Despite being such a massive hotel, I appreciated how the Bellagio has multiple elevator bays that each serve a relatively low number of floors. For example, my elevator group only served floors 21-28. This helped with crowd control and I never had to wait long for an elevator or have to pack inside of one.

Stay Well Floor:

The Stay Well Room Types are located on the 23rd and 24th floors. Once you exit the elevator landing, you’ll see a large sign indicating that you’re on one of the designated floors.

a hallway with two elevators and a rug

Elevator Landing

a sign on the wall

Stay Well Floors

a hallway with doors and a light fixture


The Stay Well rooms are supposed to enhance your well-being. There were some plant walls in the hallway, perhaps for more oxygen and air circulation. Ironically, the floor had quite a strong smoke smell, which I’m sure isn’t healthy.

a plant in a room

Plants Wall in Hallway


There is a Rabbit Air purifier located near the window. It has various levels of fan noise, and I found it perfect for some white noise rather than using the soundscape machine.

a door in a wall

Air Purifier


This device is supposed to help wake you up naturally. It’s inspired by nature’s sunrise and so the light gradually increases per the time and your settings.

a white round object with a circular design

Dawn Simulator


This device provides white noise, and they have six different sounds. Rain, brook, thunder, white noise, ocean, and summer night. Unfortunately, all of them didn’t sound great to me and gave off more bathroom noises. I preferred just getting white noise from the air purifier.

a white square object with buttons


Overall, I liked having the air purifier, and the air did feel fresher in the room. Or I’m feeling the placebo effect. In any case, other than the air purifier, the rest of the items were of no interest to me.

The Bellagio Fountain View Room:

Upon entering the room, I noticed it looked quite nice, though a bit smaller than most five-star Vegas resorts. Our room was 510 square feet and featured two queen beds. This was the same size as the Spa Tower Room I stayed in.

The beds were quite comfortable and up to the “Vegas” five-star level, which is a bit lower than your normal five-star property. The mattress and bedding were similar to what I experienced at the Spa Tower and much better than what I experienced at Aria, so I believe that the Bellagio is the flagship luxury property for MGM.

Bellagio Fountain View Room

Two Queen Fountain View

There was a comfy Orange chair near the window which was great for looking at the Fountain Show. Also, a small table and dining chair were perched near the window.

There is also a closet with iron/board, as well as slippers which was a nice touch. Two robes for use were also provided.

A minibar was provided in the room, as well as snacks for purchase. There was not a coffee/tea maker provided, which is on par with Vegas Resorts.

Fountain View:

The major highlight of the room was the Bellagio Fountain View. I could watch that all day (which I may have done). Certainly my favorite part of my stay at the Bellagio.

Additionally, the crown jewel of the Bellagio is its famous fountain show (weather permitting). As of this posting, the fountain display is every 15 minutes from 7:00 PM to midnight daily. And, from Monday-Friday, the display is also every 30 minutes from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM, and every 30 minutes from noon to 6:30 PM on Fridays, Saturdays, and Holidays. It’s certainly a nice show to watch and an iconic Las Vegas attraction for anyone visiting the hotel or the nearby area.

Bellagio Fountain View Room

Nighttime Fountain View

Bellagio Fountain View Room

Daytime Fountain View


When walking into the room, the bathroom was to the right. It had double sinks, w/c, and a huge standup shower.

Bellagio Fountain View Room


There was no separation for each of the elements, so it did lack some privacy (especially for the toilet). The difference with the Spa Tower is just the fact that the Spa Tower has a separate tub, but a smaller shower.

Toiletries were provided by Lanovera and were a decent scent.

Overall, the Bellagio Fountain View was a perfectly fine room for a luxury stay in Las Vegas. Minus the cleanliness and service issues that I have highlighted below.

Cleanliness and Service Woes:

Upon further inspection of the room, I noticed a huge clump of hair on the shower wall. Not sure how well housekeeping cleaned the shower.

Bellagio Fountain View Room


The cleanliness issues continued, with a majority of the towels being dirty. It was quite ridiculous as if housekeeping didn’t even inspect the towels at all.

Bellagio Fountain View Room

Dirty Towels

To add to the situation, when I called for new towels, 45 minutes went by, so I called to check in on the status. They said they were busy, but would get to it and assured me that my request was in the queue. Another hour and 15 minute goes by, and we finally get the fresh towels. Two hours for towels, at a AAA 5 Diamond Hotel? Unacceptable. After all this, I emailed their guest services team which I found on the website, and provided feedback on my situation.

I was at the airport after checking out and I got a call from a Las Vegas number and picked up. It was a manager from the Bellagio, who quickly apologized for the cleanliness issue and said he’d refund my Gelato breakfast charges ($70) from my folio. I assumed he read my feedback email.

Overall, I do appreciate the gesture and the fact that the hotel owned up to their mistakes. I do hope they take my experience into account and make changes swiftly.


Bellagio has over 20 restaurants, and I had dinner at Noodles, the Pan-Asian Restaurant for my first night. I had a great experience on my last visit, so I wanted to try it again. Again, I had a solid meal and really enjoyed the Thai Iced Tea and the Hong Kong Egg Noodles.

a group of people sitting at tables in a restaurant

Noodles Interior

Next to the guest room elevators, there was a coffee shop, and also Cafe Gelato, which provides a  fare featuring Italian gelato, pastries, salads & sandwiches, and smoothies. I got pastries and tea/coffee from Gelato each morning, and I found their pastries to be quite fresh and tasty. However, I didn’t actually try their gelato, but perhaps I should next time.

a food display case in a restaurant


Casino & Attractions:

The casino at the Bellagio is one of the nicest in Vegas and has a lot of the latest slots. It was very lively in the evenings while being a bit calmer during the day.

The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens always have a new exhibit to showcase something new based on the season, and it’s always a cool sight to see.

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Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

I passed by the entrance of the Spa & Salon and the fitness center, when walking through the property but didn’t have time for a workout. Also, the pool is open year-round, but I didn’t go for a swim as it was on the chilly side.

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Spa, Salon & Fitness Center Entrance

And if you want to get your luxury designer fix, the Bellagio Shops have numerous brands to suit your shopping day.

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Bellagio Shops

The Verdict:

Overall, my second stay at the Bellagio Las Vegas fell short of expectations. The highlight of my stay in the Bellagio Fountain View Room was the amazing view of the fountains that you really can’t get anywhere else. That being said, the cleanliness was questionable, and definitely put a damper on the stay. I believe the Bellagio has the potential to reclaim its former glory, but for now, I would prefer staying at other Vegas properties, like the Wynn.


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Happy Travels,


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