Vdara was the perfect choice for my husband and I. It is a non-smoking, non- gaming resort. I was in-town for the rock and roll marathon and we have stayed at the Wynn and Planet Hollywood for the marathon in the past. The smoking in the casino and resorts at those two places made me lose my voice by the end of the weekend, not fun when I'm trying to make good time on the marathon.
The Vdara had hands down the best staff, for the moment we drove up to the resort. Don't discount this great resort because it's not directly on the strip. The strip was only a 5 minute walk from the resort. It was quicker then trying to find our way through the Cosmopolitian to the strip.