Venetian vs. Wynn Las Vegas – Which is Better?

When you’re looking for luxury in Las Vegas there are many hotels on the strip to choose from; however, Venetian and Wynn should be at the top of a travelers’ bucket list.

Both of these luxury resorts offer top-of-the-line amenities and fantastic options for fun and food and are right in the middle of everything happening on the Las Vegas Strip.

So which is Better in the Venetian vs. Wynn debate?

We’ll break down some of the differences in these hotels below so you can choose the perfect accommodations for your trip.

Wynn vs. Venetian Standard Room Comparison and Suite Offerings

The Venetian is reminiscent of Venice, from the Romanesque architecture to the shopping, dining, and gondola rides. Wynn is approximately half the size and seeks to allow guests to stay in the lap of luxury while visiting Las Vegas.

Venetian Las Vegas black Friday

Regarding standard room offerings, Venetian and Wynn are both similar in size and very luxurious, but there are a few differences.

Venetian Standard Room Features:

  • 650 square feet
  • King Bed
  • 46” TV in the bed area
  • Sunken living room with additional 47″ TV
  • Dining area, sofa
  • Bathroom with double vanity, separate shower, and 19” TV

Wynn Standard Room

  • 640 square feet
  • King Bed or two double beds with Egyptian linens
  • 55” 4K UHD TV
  • Touch-screen curtains, lighting, and privacy controls
  • Dining area, sofa
  • Floor to ceiling windows with views of the Las Vegas Strip or the valley

Tip: The one main difference in rooms is that the Venetian’s living area is separate and with its own TV. This might make it a better room if you are using it for more than a couple of people or a place to gather with friends or family.

Regarding suites, both the Venetian and Wynn have stand-out offerings.

Venetian Premium Suites

  • 1100+ or 1850+ square feet
  • Penthouse Suite 2,600 square feet (2 bedroom)
  • Presidential Suite 5,200 Square feet (2 bedroom)
  • Chairman Suite 9,000 square feet (4 bedroom)

Wynn Premium Suites

  • 745+ square feet standard suites
  • 1408 square feet Parlor Suite
  • 2,261 square feet Encore Tower Suite Salon
  • Encore Two Bedroom Apartment 3,475 square feet
  • Encore Three Bedroom Apartment 5,829 square feet

Both hotels offer some of the most exclusive suites on the Las Vegas Strip.

Venetian does offer a premium two queen room with a pull-out couch, which would be great for larger groups.

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Wynn vs. Venetian Prices and Fees

Regarding prices and fees, Venetian and Wynn are both very close.

Room rates at Venetian start at $159 per night and Wynn at $162 per night.

Overall: Typically Venetian rates are usually lower, just depends on the date and type of room.

The resort fee for both hotels is $45 plus tax per day, and self-parking is free at both locations.

grand canal shoppes - dining in venetian vs palazzo
Grand Canal Shoppes in Vegas

Wynn and Venetian Dining Choices and Differences

Dining options in Las Vegas are nearly endless. You can find food from all over the world all within a mile stretch, including at both Venetian and Wynn.

The Venetian offers more than 40 restaurants with a variety of price points, cuisines, and award winning, celebrity chef gourmet options including Bouchon, Buddy V’s Ristorante, Delmonico Steakhouse, and Carlo’s Bakery. Some of the other standouts at Venetian include:

  • Wakuda- This high-end Japanese restaurant offers traditional flavors in a modern setting.
  • Brera osteria- Homemade Italian food is what you’ll find at this Italian restaurant that offers lunch, dinner, and a happy hour.
  • Estiatorio Milos- This high-end Mediterranean restaurant has been a staple on the strip for years and has very fresh seafood.
  • Mott 32- One of the most expensive restaurants at Venetian, guests indulge among the rich and famous while dining on cuisine from China.
  • Yardbird- Weekend brunch, American casual dining, craft cocktails, and Southern comfort make Yardbird a popular destination for tourists.
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Wynn Buffet – One of the many buffets on the Vegas Strip.

Wynn and Encore feature 20 restaurants with a mix of casual and fine dining to suit everyone’s tastes. Some of the standouts at Wynn include:

  • Casa Playa- Featuring coastal Mexican fare, this fine dining restaurant is the newest at Wynn and uses sustainably sourced ingredients in all of its menu options.
  • Lakeside- Serving up the freshest fish in Las Vegas, Lakeside overlooks the Lake of Dreams and is one of the most romantic fine dining options on the Strip.
  • Charlie’s Bar and Grill- American casual dining is always a crowd-pleaser and Charlie’s features some of the best bar food served in the heart of the Sportsbooks at Wynn.
  • The Buffet- The recently remodeled Buffet at Wynn is one of the best in Las Vegas and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with 16 different stations to satisfy every craving.
  • Urth Cafe- Heirloom organic coffee, sustainable ingredients, and vegan and gluten free options are the stars of the menu at Urth Cafe located at Wynn Plaza Shops. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

You will probably have closer access to more restaurants by staying at the Venetian. There are also a few cheaper options at Venetian and the Grand Canal Shoppes there as well.

The Wynn does offer one of the best buffets in Vegas if that interests you.

vegas venetian vs wynn pools
The Pool at the Wynn

Venetian and Wynn Pool Comparison

Venetian has 11 pools and a splash pad, while Wynn has four pools and two jacuzzis.

The Venetian’s pools are spread out between a 5-acre pool deck, including TAO Beach Dayclub, where adults can enjoy several different bars and keep the party going while the sun is up.

The Wynn’s four pools are between both the Wynn and Encore properties. Both hotels have a smaller, intimate pool, perfect for relaxing in luxury and seclusion.

Palazzo pool in Vegas
Palazzo pool in Las Vegas

Encore is also home to a second pool–Encore Beach Club, where guests can dance the day away poolside with the hottest DJs touring the world.

Wynn is also home to the XS Nightclub, featuring night swims during the summer months.

Location Differences Between Wynn and Venetian

Location is everything, and Venetian and Wynn are across Sands Avenue from each other, right in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip.

Venetian is slightly more center-strip than Wynn and would have the edge when it comes to overall location.

Gondola rides at Venetian in Vegas
Outside Gondola rides at Venetian in Vegas.

Shows and Entertainment at Wynn and Venetian

Venetian and Wynn both offer a variety of entertainment with a focus on concerts and headliners.

Venetian’s attractions include Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the famous gondola rides, and the Atomic Saloon Show.

The Venetian is also host to some of the best chart-topping artists and performers, and the Tao Beach Dayclub and Tao Nightclub are very trendy places where the best DJs keep you partying around the clock.

Wynn’s most visited attractions are the Lake of Dreams, Awakening Show, the Wynn Golf Club, along with many shows at the Encore Theater.

XS nightclub is also a favorite spot for people who love nightlife, one of the best clubs in Las Vegas.

Verdict: Each hotel offers a variety of shows, nightlife, and entertainment and you cannot go wrong picking either one for this category.

Overall Consensus

Both are fabulous resorts with all the amenities you need during your stay.

  • The Venice theme at the Venetian is what really separates the two, and definitely an excellent choice for a romantic trip to Vegas.
  • You will probably save more money at Venetian.
  • Nightlife tends to be better at Wynn and both have excellent pool options.
  • Venetian is more central if that plays in factor in your decision-making.

You can go wrong with either option though, good luck!

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Tom Hamilton - Author

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