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Vdara Hotel & Spa
Ranked #13 of 264 Hotels in Las Vegas
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

We were a little worried after reading some of the earlier reviews, but we got a good price on priceline for a busy ( so expensive ) time in Las Vegas, so we took a chance. We loved it! My favorite hotel in Vegas is the Bellgio, and because of it's location, the Vdara was ideal. I had stayed in Bellagio's Spa Tower before, and this was the same location, with a nicer and roomier suite. We had the deluxe suites- actually 2 of them. This is the bottom of their line, so no coffee maker. But one had 2 big flat screens, the other because of it's layout had one, but was a more open space. The view over the pool was pleasant, and the room was quiet. We had no problem checking in, even though it was quite busy. We were in and out of there in 15 minutes, including the time the clerk spent searching for two suites next door to each other. We really appreciated her attention to that! Besides the market cafe, there is a fabulous pastry, coffee and crepes place just inside the Belliago very close to Vdara. They will pack up your breakfast so it is easy to take back to your pretty suite to enjoy!
Despite previous comments to the contrary, our rooms were spotless, and made-up in a timely manner everyday. We loved Vdara, and will be back!

Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

We have not stayed at this hotel, but every visit, we make sure to go to the Vdara Bar at main entrance. Cold beer, specialty drinks, and believe it or not, a really good bar menu...we love the chicken wings, and the Tempura Asparagus. Service is excellent!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank rosiehowe
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

The Hotel is nice, a solid Three Star, no higher.
To me, a Hotel needs to have, at minimum, on-site restaurants and a private lounge area to rate more than 3 Stars.

The Good:
Large Flat Panel TV's in the Rooms
Nice Views from the Bellagio side (can watch the Bellagio Fountain shows)
Very comfortable beds
No "Casino" smell or traffic

The Bad:
Very expensive room service (like $48.00 for one person generic eggs, toast, coffee and juice)
Very limited beer selection at the little lobby open area bar.

...and most of all, location.

It's about a 1/4 mile walk to the Casino area of the Bellagio, a little closer to the Aria Casino, but if you want the Bellagio, get ready for a hike.

The walk wouldn't be so bad if they had auto doors instead of expecting you to push your way though all those doors. I know that sounds a little lame to complain about the doors, but hey, this is Las Vegas and it is supposed to be a link between two high class hotels.

The other thing that bothered us and a lot of others is the Vdara is right next door to the Cosmopolitan Casino and Las Vegas Blvd., yet it's like "You Can't Get There From Here".

I think whoever owns the VDara also owns the Crystal Shopping Center as they force you to walk across the street, through Crystals, up the escalator, back across the street on the overpass, then back down the escalator to get to Cosmo's and the Blvd.
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You have to J-Walk maybe 20 feet across a driveway to cut 90% of the trip and just walk next door.

Also, I think when this Hotel was built it was going to be Condos, not a Hotel.
They probably built it just before/during the housing crash in Vegas.

This would explain the lack of amenities you normally find in a Hotel (like Restaurants, Shops and a better Elevator layout) and also why the rooms have stoves and ovens in them.
The rooms look like an updated "Extended Stay" hotel.
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One last thing I have to say:
The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) is out of their minds and out of touch with customers.

This is the second major gambling location I have been to in Nevada since the NGCB removed coin money from the Casinos, and it will be last time I go to any of them.
It just isn't any fun to be in a Casino without the sounds of a Casino.

We only found one $1.00 machine (at New York, New York Casino) that paid out in coins and there was a long line to play it.

Just like the last Casino we went to in Reno, we brought over $2,500 to play with, yet only spent maybe $100.00 before getting bored of the dull atmosphere and leaving the Casinos.

They need to bring back the "Clunk-Clunk-Clunk" of coins falling into the hoppers!!

Room Tip: Ask for a Room with a view of the Fountains.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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4  Thank TimCar
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

It was a breathe taking and beautiful hotel! Room service and customer service was excellent. Its not on the strip but there is a short walk connected to the Bellagio to the strip. Also there is a tram connecting it to the Aria and the Monte Carlo. Overall it was quiet with lovely views the rooms were spacious, and definately clean! I would definately stay here again and recommend it to other people. We rented a Cabana for a day which was lovely with a private pool area, fridge, flat screen tv, water, misters, and our own private server (whom was friendly and efficient) my best trip to Vegas by far.

Room Tip: choose a higher floor with a view
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

We stayed 5 nights, in deluxe suite. Room had a city view, of Bellagio & fountains & Cosmopolitan. Beds were super comfy. Room service was excellent with portions large enough for 2. The cafe by the pool was a delight in the mornings, quite, peaceful & not too crowded. Thanks so much to Chance & WIlliam for their menu suggestions , the corn flake encrusted french toast was a melt in your mouth taste sensation.
We found check in & out to be quick & easy and the valet was attentive even when we lost our claim ticket the morning we were leaving.
What is so amazing about the Vdara is its proximity to Bellagio, Aria, Cosmopolitan, Planet H, & the frenzy of the strip but the Vdara itself is tranquil & relaxing. We would definitely stay again. PS the reception area has a lovely fresh aroma (but the rooms themselves have not scent at all...just clean)...as we headed "home" each day as we got near we would say "it smells like Vdara.....ahhhhh"

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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

Was on a visit to see my daughter and stayed here. Hotel was perfect for us as it had no casinos and no smoking. Rooms were nicely furnished and view was very beautiful. Vdara is located in a perfect spot to get to all the other hotels on the strip. They have a tram located nearby to get to other properties which is very convenient. I would have given the hotel 5 stars if it wasn't for the folio problems we had. We were never able to see our bill and/or checkout on line. All in all though this was a minor distraction and strongly recommend Vdara for any future stays.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank Lynn S
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for three nights after spending three nights at the Trump.
First impressions were good and we had a gorgeous view from our room which included the Bellagio fountains, mountains and also the lights of Gamblin Bills etc at night time.
The walkway to the Bellagio came in useful as it was quite difficult to get to the front of the strip from the Vdara. We also had to get to the Cosmopolitan through the valet parking area which was a bit of a pain.
The room was lovely, however watch for the plug in the bath which is situated in the middle of the bath and sticks up, which can be quite painful if you try to slide into the bath to lie down when you first get in there.
The fridge was poorly fitted and the door wouldn't shut properly and there were few glasses in the room. Water was not replenished daily despite the resort fee.
Comfy bed and smart modern room, however I felt the room at the Trump topped the Vdara in terms of comfort, size and style. The view was really good though and made the room!

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 2600 W. Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89158-4538
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Location: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Las Vegas
#5 Business Hotel in Las Vegas
#8 Romantic Hotel in Las Vegas
#10 Family Hotel in Las Vegas
#11 Luxury Hotel in Las Vegas
#11 Spa Hotel in Las Vegas
Price Range: $144 - $381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vdara Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 1495
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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