I booked the 2-story one bedroom Penthouse Suite as a surprise to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. After heavily researching (and reading TripAdvisor, of course), I decided that the Vdara was for us. We have recently stayed at the Sky Suites at Aria and a Penthouse Suite at the Palms - but the idea of a two story hotel room in a non-smoking/non-gaming establishment peaked my interest.
We stayed January 29-February 1st and had no problems whatsoever. Everyone from the Vdara we came into contact with (limo driver, bell hop, front desk, housekeeping) were courteous and helpful. The limo arrived on time and the bell hop was great. Karen at the front desk is an asset to the Vdara. An employee is present at the elevator to make sure you actually have a room key to get into the elevators. The lobby area was refreshing, smelled good and there wasn't a 2 mile walk to the elevators. I didn't eat at the lobby bar or convenience-type store.
The room... Where to begin. We didn't have a view of the Bellagio fountains as I was hoping, but the rooms were well appointed and we had a view of the Aria and south end of the strip (and freeway). The kitchen area was nice, though we didn't use the washer/dryer or kitchen appliances. A Keurig is present, which I had read about in previous reviews, so we brought some of our K-cups from home since my boyfriend is such a huge coffee drinker. There's plenty of space in the penthouse and I believe the couch downstairs even folds out into a bed. The upstairs was spacious and the bathroom was pretty awesome. You could see helicopters flying by at your height while taking a bath or shower. The bathtub was deep. The bed was comfy and there was turn down service. I seriously considered buying a bathrobe!
It was nice not wandering through a casino to get to your room and the Bellagio and Aria were very easily accessible. It was nice that you could charge meals from Bellagio and Aria to your room also. I didn't hear any loud noise from the Cosmo, construction noise, didn't get stuck in a bathroom or have any other horrible things listed. I have come to realize on TripAdvisor that some people will just never be happy no matter what. We didn't get turn down service on our third night - so what! If your life hinges on having your bed turned down and slippers put out, maybe you should never leave home. Overall, a fantastic experience! I would highly recommend this hotel to friends and family and will stay here again in the future.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Vdara Hotel And Spa
- Vdara Hotel Las Vegas