I'm one of those people that always expects to be disappointed, so I try not to have super high hopes about things like hotels. But I have to say, this experience blew me away. I have traveled a lot and stayed in great places, but everything about the Aria was first class. Highly recommended!
Pros: Gorgeous rooms (I stayed for a family gathering so got to peek at several rooms and they were all beautiful), delicious food and drinks (we ate at Julian Serrano and BarMasa and they were amazing), prime location (it's actually connected to the Monte Carlo and just across from Crystals at City Center shopping "mall"), so many bar areas to choose from, a spa, 3 pools, little cafes and coffee shops, and of course all kinds of gambling, plus my favorite part was the electronic sign you switch on for privacy or service... So if you want to sleep till noon after a long night out you don't have to worry about maid service disturbing you! Oh and our room had a gigantic bathtub where I treated myself to two baths! Also it comes with blackout drapes which was great. P.S. this was hands down the most comfortable bed (and pillows!!!) I have ever slept on in my LIFE! Expect some happy slumber! Oh another thing that was helpful was their concierge service. They didn't make us feel stupid when we had questions and we were also able to send flowers to one of our relatives at the hotel with the hotel taking care of it all.
The cons are few, but worth mentioning: First, the entire room (lights, drapes, TV, music) is controlled by an iPad type device on the nightstand. I'm a very technologically savvy person but it still took me a full day before I had it down. Be prepared to spend some time with it. (One cool bonus feature is that you can look up your flight information right on the TV before you leave to see if its on time or not!). Secondly, the line to check in is very long if you get there during normal hours. I stood in line for probably 30 minutes at 6:30pm and my understanding is most people waited a lot longer. When I got up to the lady, she was very robotic. Pleasant, but very rehearsed and impersonal. Maybe that's what happens when you do the same thing every day, but it was very disconcerting. Thirdly, be prepared for the resort fee, which I don't even understand. It was $25/day and included wifi but I'm not sure what else. It's really crappy when you're already paying $180/night. Also, there's a fridge in the room but you have to pay if you want to store any of your own stuff. This is probably common sense, but just know since this is a higher class hotel that everything will cost more... Restaurants, drinks, toiletries from the store, etc. And finally, be prepared to get lost if you get very drunk, haha. Every corridor looks the same and most of the rooms numbers are 5 or 6 digits long so its easy to get confused. My cousin and I were completely sober when we went to find her brother on another floor and walked all the way to the end of the floor before we realized we went the wrong way!
All in all I would definitely go back. But I'd hope someone else was paying for it! :)
- Also Known As:
- Aria Resort And Casino
- Aria Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ARIA Resort & Casino is a AAA Five Diamond Award winning resort which offers you the best in accommodations, gaming, dining and entertainment. Check out the newest place to see and be seen on the Las Vegas Strip. ... more less
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