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Bellagio or Aria?

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Montreal, Canada
posts: 16
reviews: 1
Bellagio or Aria?

Got a good deal for 2 nights in a deluxe fountain view room at the Bellagio. I've also heard great reviews on Aria (which I have never been to). The last time my hubby and I went to Vegas was in 2004. We are in our 30s and want to be where the main action is. I was also thinking about Vdara but there is no casino and I was also considering Wynn but I don't like its location as much.

I'm so confused! Please give me your opinion on both! Thanks.

Portland, Oregon
posts: 255
reviews: 6
1. Re: Bellagio or Aria?

I've stayed in both and strongly prefer Bellagio, especially if you're getting a fountain view. Bellagio is more of the "traditional" luxury (lots of marble, subdued decorating scheme, etc.), while Aria takes a far more modern approach (lots of steel and glass, high-tech room controls, etc.). But I've always felt that Aria was trying too hard to be artistic - it has a cold, impersonal feel, like what a robot would spit out if you programmed it to design modern art.

Of course, either property would fit your needs just fine, and both are right at where the action is. I would still pick Bellagio, mostly because I prefer the Italian theme and I've found them to give better service.

Orange, California
posts: 600
reviews: 6
2. Re: Bellagio or Aria?

If you want to be where the action is - Vadara is not an option.

Both Aria and Bellagio have great casino, restaurant - food choices.

Bellagio is a much more tourist destination, you will see buses pull up with tourists to look at the lobby area but is a property you need to stay at at some point.

Aria is more isolated, better rooms and less touristee?? much better gym.

posts: 2,552
reviews: 118
3. Re: Bellagio or Aria?

We stayed at Vdara last year and while it was fine, it is not the same caliber of property as your other choices. I don't think you can go wrong with either. We spent alot of time in both of them when we stayed at Vdara and Aria was our second choice for our next trip in April (although we ended up choosing Encore).

posts: 2,222
reviews: 31
4. Re: Bellagio or Aria?

My wife and are in our 30's and have stayed at Bellagio a couple times and Aria 5 or 6 times and Wynn a couple times. Our favorite standard room in Vegas is Encore but the location is defintly a downer unless you are ok with spending most of your time at Wynn and Encore. Aria is our favorite because of the mix of food options, the pools and the modern design. Bellagio gets alot of tourist walk through traffic that we are not crazy about. Aria is in a great location because if we want action we can walk to Cosmo and drink at their bars or stay at Aria. Dont get me wrong, both are awesome options but we tend to choose Aria.

oakville, Canada
posts: 650
reviews: 12
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I have stayed at both Aria and Bellagio in a suite. The Bellagio suite faced the fountains and had two large windows. The bed and sofa where in the same room and the bathroom was very dated. I have stayed at three different types of suites at Aria and all of them had a separate bedroom and living room. The living room at Aria also had a fridge with ice maker that was nice to have and the views were wonderful. Both the living room and bedroom had floor to ceiling windows and the bathroom had a air jetted tub. I can not comment on a regular room at either of these two places but if you are going for a suit I would choose Aria it is just out of this world. I also like their casino better because the ventelation is new so there is not a problem with smoke.

London, Canada
posts: 2,995
reviews: 104
6. Re: Bellagio or Aria?

We stayed at both within the past year. We loved the view from our fountain view room at Bellagio, and the dining options are terrific. We also really liked the Bellagio casino. The Cypress Pool was a nice place to spend an expensive afternoon too. The greatest drawback to us was the crowds-- everywhere. It got quite annoying at times trying to navigate around the gawking tourists and large family groups.

Aria was a pleasant surprise. We chose it because of a great package rate we got over NYE. The room was quite plush (perhaps a bit nicer than Bellagio's) and the bed was the most comfortable I've ever slept in (and the pillows-- oh, the pillows!) We liked the dining options, the fitness center is terrific, and the pool area is nice.

Tough choice! :)

posts: 2,265
reviews: 4
7. Re: Bellagio or Aria?

Have stayed in both and would stay in either again. I would go for the fountain view Bellagio room in your circumstances just because it is special to do at least once. Now that we have done both more than once we give a slight edge to Aria for it's calmer, sleeker atmosphere. As stated by others though, you really can't go wrong between these two choices. Have fun!

San Francisco...
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reviews: 8
8. Re: Bellagio or Aria?

They r both fantastic resorts. You win either way. But if Bellagio is giving you a deal, then stay there and play some at Aria so next time you can stay at Aria on a deal too!

Dallas, Texas
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9. Re: Bellagio or Aria?

Both good properties we love Aria.

Edited: 7:40 pm, February 12, 2013
London, Canada
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