Bellagio Fine Hotels & Resorts
The Fine Hotels & Resorts $200 annual credit is probably my favorite of the more recent benefits added to the Amex Platinum card. I now think of this credit as elite status a la carte. Booking via Fine Hotels & Resorts unlocks such attractive perks as free breakfast, a minimum $100 property credit, early check-in (if available), and confirmed late checkout, among other benefits. I recently enjoyed a Fine Hotels & Resorts stay at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Here’s what I received and my take on the overall Bellagio Fine Hotels & Resorts experience.
Bellagio Fine Hotels & Resorts Benefits
The Bellagio front desk agent provided a complete list of Fine Hotels & Resorts benefits at check-in. They are as follows:
- Noon check-in, when available.
- Room upgrade upon arrival, when available.
- Guaranteed 4 pm late check-out.
- Daily breakfast for two people: Daily $30 breakfast credit per purchased bedroom, maximum two per day. Eligible outlets for the breakfast credit are:
- Bellagio Patisserie
- The Buffet
- Cafe Gelato
- Pool Cafe (seasonal)
- Complimentary in-room wi-fi included with your resort fee. An additional $5 credit will be applied to your resort fee per night.
- Experience/Property Credit: $100 food and beverage credit to be used during your stay. Gratuity not included. Credit is eligible at over 120 MGM Resorts restaurants, bars, and lounges. The list of eligible properties is available here.
The Bellagio competently delivered on each of the Fine Hotels & Resorts benefits. I arrived for check-in just after 12 noon, and a room was immediately available. The front desk agent upgraded me to a Fountain View King Room on the 27th floor. The rep also confirmed a 4 pm late checkout without me needing to bring it up.
I used the breakfast credit at Sadelle’s. While not Jardin-level, it was a delightful experience in terms of food quality and ambience. The property credit shines brightly at the Bellagio. I appreciate that the credit can be used across a variety of MGM Vegas properties. This may be the most flexible, user-friendly Fine Hotels property credit of all Vegas participants. I opted for the Bellagio Buffet, my first Vegas buffet since the Wynn about 13 years ago. I didn’t have much at the buffet, but the seafood and Asian selection were highlights. Regardless, I’m all set on buffets for another 13 years, I think. I also enjoyed a late night snack at the aptly-named Snacks establishment. I purchased a Diet Coke, and the cashier helpfully mentioned that I could receive free fountain drink refills for the next 24 hours with my receipt.
As with any Fine Hotels & Resorts booking, the benefit offering is one thing, and the ease of being made whole is another. While checking out at the front desk, the agent provided a folio which had already accounted for all credits. And, minor detail, it was accurate. Unlike a few previous Fine Hotels & Resorts stays, I didn’t have to point out any errors or missing items.
I was intrigued but did not hold high expectations for my Bellagio stay. But the Bellagio Fine Hotels & Resorts experience blew me away. The combination of quality, flexibility, and competence makes this perhaps the best all-around Fine Hotels & Resorts option in Vegas. I have other properties on my radar near-term, but I’d happily use another Platinum Fine Hotels & Resorts credit at the Bellagio down the road. How was your Bellagio Fine Hotels & Resorts experience?
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