This hotel was booked through a travel agent as part of a fly and drive holiday my sister and I took to West Coast USA. As we hadn't been to Vegas before, we were offered several options and decided on this one as it had a mini kitchen (having been built as apartments the converted into hotel/apartments) and a lot of the hotels in Vegas seemed to not have fridges in the rooms.
As we knew that this would be a fairly expensive holiday all in all, we wanted to be able to save money in other ways by not spending excessive amounts in bars or on poolside drinks etc. As this is apartments then they don't have any objections to you catering for yourselves and we stopped at a supermarket on the drive in to stock up. We saw lots of other people unloading cars having done the same thing. This proved to be quite a good move- as it's so hot there in June, it definitely saved us money.
I guess I should point out for a british traveler who might be used to different facilities, the kitchen is pretty good but doesn't have a kettle or toaster. Pots and pans and crockery etc are available through housekeeping, but you need to boil a pan of water on the hob to make tea, and the microwave has an oven function but it's hard to make toast.
It's a quiet hotel with no casinos inside, so it's not rowdy. At the nice end of the strip (we discovered after walking down and it getting less and less sophisticated). The pool is sunny and decent sized for the number of people staying there. Not enough (hard working) waitresses by the poolside on weekend days, but nice food there.
The adjoining sister hotel Aria is really nice as well and you can use their facilities and pool etc as well with your room card. Numerous good restaurants in there at differing prices. They have also recently built a designer shopping mall with stores such as Chanel and YSL etc.
Whilst on the road (from San Fran to LA to Vegas) we had stayed in a mixture of hotels in the cities and cheap motels so we wanted to end somewhere nice and it was a good choice.
Maybe more suited to couples or families in some ways as the rooms just have double beds and a pull out double sofa/bed. They are spacious though and the website photos are genuinely representative of the rooms. Being sisters we had no problem sharing, but if you did, i'd say pick another hotel instead, maybe the Aria across the road.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Do Vegas differently and escape to Vdara Hotel & Spa at ARIA Las Vegas. This breathtaking eco-friendly, non-gaming, smoke-free, all-suite retreat by MGM Resorts International is unlike any other hotel on The Strip. Vdara Hotel & Spa is steps away from ARIA Resort & Casino and connected to Bellagio. Vdara is also a half-mile from the Roller Coaster at New York New York, and 1 mile from the Forum Shops. Amenities in suite kitchens/kitchenettes include refrigerators, stove-tops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils (upon request). The resort fee is added to all room reservations upon check-in. Hotel resort fee includes: high-speed Internet access (in-suite), local & toll-free calls, Fitness Center access, newspaper available daily, two bottles of water per day, and turndown service upon request. Vdara is also dog-friendly (not pet-friendly) and welcomes dogs up to 70lbs, or two dogs with a combined weight of 70lbs. There is an additional $50 per night fee per V Dog reservation along with $75 per stay non-refundable cleaning fee. ... more less
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