If you are wanting a Vegas hotel that is clean, smells great, quiet, and modern, then Vdara is it. My partner and I are very much into boutique hotels and one thing that sets Vdara apart from other upscale Vegas hotels is that all the rooms are suites. We stayed in a Deluxe suite on the 14th floor with views of the Bellagio, Rio, and the Palms, and mountain landscape in the background. I was hoping for a suite on a higher floor, but once we got into the room we were so happy there we didn't bother moving. I loved that there was a kitchen, just a nice staging area that made the place more spacious. And the windows running the length of the room were spectacular, loved watching the city breathe from our amazingly comfortable bed. The bathroom is great as well, housekeeping always gave us plenty of towels and toiletries.
Everyone working there I found to be very helpful and friendly. We had breakfast at Silk Road almost every morning and the food was delicious and beautifully arranged. There is a hallway leading to the Bellagio, and the new Aria hotel is across from the front entrance, so entertainment is always close at hand. Vdara is not directly on the strip, so we found that going out through Crystals, part of the CityCenter, was the best way to get to the strip, right across from Planet Hollywood. Taking the very frequent tram between Bellagio and Monte Carlo with stops in between was great as well.
The pool is heated and huge fluffy towels are among the ample deck loungers. It was very quiet when we were at the pool, just the way I want my lounging space. This hotel is not for the wild and crazy, rather for the fun and fabulous who want their space to be relaxing, but can easily find a party nearby. Eat at the Aria hotel, lots of new and wonderful restaurants that are very close by.
The CityCenter complex is spectacular and modern. I will be returning to Vdara, and look forward to seeing the new developments at Crystals and the other buildings in the compund.