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“OK, but not 'Vegas'” 3 of 5 stars
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Vdara Hotel & Spa
Ranked #9 of 266 Hotels in Las Vegas
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West Sussex, England
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“OK, but not 'Vegas'”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We have visited Vegas many times & stayed at quite a few of the big casino hotels along The Strip, but never in City Centre, so we thought we'd give it a go this time & we were tempted by the non-gaming, non-smoking features of Vdara.

We had a nice (but not luxurious) room with a good view, & overall didn't have anything to complain about, but we won't come back for the following reasons;

No atmosphere. Some may view the quietness as a positive, & it does make a nice change from the usual chaos of Vegas, but eventually we started to feel as if we were cut-off from the action.

Distance. Vdara is quite a trek from The Strip. Although we'd dropped by CC before, it isn't until you are staying towards the back of it that you realise how vast it is. It is also confusing at first to find your way. We are Vegas veterans & we got lost more than once.

Staff. No-one was unpleasant, but there is a general lack of enthusiasm about the place. The 2 of us arrived by cab with 4 large bags & no-one greeted us or offered to help.

Facilities. The pool is disappointing by Vegas standards. It is small, & the sunbeds are uncomfortable & wedged so close together. The downside of a view of the Bellagio pools is seeing how nice they are by comparison. There is only a tiny bar & no restaurant other than a small cafe & ferociously expensive store. We didn't use the spa or gym, so I can't comment about them. Wi-Fi was OK, but why-oh-why no in-room coffee facilities? (Apparently you can request them, but with no guarantee of succes judging by other reviews)

In summary, Vdara is a nice enough (business) hotel that would do the trick in most cities, but if you want a real (& convenient, albeit smoky) Vegas experience stick to one of the 5 star big guns on The Strip.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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VdaraHotelSpa, Guest Relations Manager at Vdara Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear MfR010,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate your feedback. While we are glad to hear you had an overall good experience it is disappointing to hear Vdara is not the ideal hotel for your Vegas trips. Though we do understand everyone does like to enjoy Vegas in their own unique way. We appreciate you choosing to stay at Vdara and perhaps if you are ever back in town for business you will give us another chance.

Best Regards,
Conor
Vdara Guest Relations
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I am very very disappointed with my stay at Vdara. I was so excited about staying there and was sure that I will be leaving a great review and not a bad one. Came all the way from UK for 8 nights, upon booking request asked to be on the highest possible floor, on the arrival was given a room on the 8th Floor!!!!! We had the worst view ever, room was extremely small, not cosy, tv control didn't work properly, pressure in the shower was very weak, very small fridge, no plates, cups etc but yes I do know that you can request them. I stayed in Miami in a 3 star hotel and was very very happy with a room and plates, cups, everything has been provided there. WI-FI doesn't work so if you do need to use do not come to this hotel : ) for the first 3 days I COULDN'T connect yo the internet at all, neither did my friend, we complained over and over again and after 3 days it's hit fixed, occasionally it worked after that on IPhone but not on my laptop. In Miami in 3 star hotel I never had any problems with connecting yo wi-fi. Convenience shop downstairs DOESN'T sell any milk or yogurts which I found shocking. Very bad choice for food at this hotel. Would I stay at Vdara again? No NEVER! Would I recommend it? No. I would recommend hotel New York, New York.

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VdaraHotelSpa, Guest Relations Manager at Vdara Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear Natasha H,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. On behalf of the hotel I would like to apologize that your stay did not meet your expectations of Vdara. It is a genuine source of concern anytime something disrupts our guests stay and I apologize the issues you experienced were not resolved during your stay. I can assure you this is not in line with the Vdara standard. A member of our guest relations team will be reaching out to further discuss your stay. Once again I apologize and hope you will give Vdara a second chance in the near future.

Best Regards,
Conor
Vdara Guest Relations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I had an amazing 5 days stayed at the vdara . If you are looking for a classy , clean and quiet place to stay away from all the craziness from the strip and away from the casino's smoke and gambling than vdara is the place to stay.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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VdaraHotelSpa, Guest Relations Manager at Vdara Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, April 27, 2014
Dear Rose C,

Thank you for taking the time to post about your stay. We are delighted to hear you had an amazing stay at Vdara. We strive to provide our guests not only access to all Vegas has to offer, but also an escape. It is wonderful to know you enjoyed that aspect of our property. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Best Regards,
Conor
Vdara Guest Relations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

no one met us from taxi or carried our bags.expected better service especially after long flight from uk. high standard of room slightly marred by receptionist when registering.requested higher floor for better room but was told not available, 2 minutes later person next to us was given a choice of several floors !
hotel was good choice away from noise and smell of casino hotel whilst everything that hotel had to offer was still close enough to get to.
most of staff were very good with a couple of exceptions.
plenty of very good points but i do like a bit of friendly service in my old age !
probably stay at Aria next time.

Room Tip: get floor above 20 for views there are 2 versions of suite
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

The Vdara hotel is conveniently located close to the strip. The sister hotel , "Aria" is a two minute walk across the parking lot.

The staff was pleasant and knowledgeable. The rooms were bright and airy.

There is convenient tram service to Crystal and the Bellagio which has direct access to the Vdara.

My complaints, wish really are minor is the portable phone did not work in my room. Anything within the Vdara hotel is an arm and a leg. "I'm not going to pay $19 for a burger". I would suggest going to the Aria to eat. The pool with cabanas were just okay. I kind of wanted to see a better setup.

All in all, the Vdara hotel a good choice if going for fun. The Vdara is on my list again when I go back.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We were upgraded to a high floor with a view of the Bellagio fountains. Fabulous. Rooms comfortable and tastefully appointed (with the exception of the rather jarring artwork). Although there is a well equipped kitchenette, there is no tea/coffee-making facility - I suspect so the Starbucks in the lobby does more business! Very efficient check-in and lots of options to check-out without having to go to the desk. Good location - walkway to Bellagio and City Centre tram. Easy access to Aria and City Centre. Excellent elevators - never had to wait long. Pleasant and helpful staff. The non-gaming, no-smoking attributes make this a lovely oasis of calm.

Green Features: No apparent effort to recycle trash in the guest bedrooms.
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VdaraHotelSpa, Guest Relations Manager at Vdara Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, April 27, 2014
Dear mjhtnt,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It is so wonderful to hear you enjoyed your recent stay at Vdara from our rooms, to our service offerings and location. We truly strive to provide a unique and excellent experience for all of our guests. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Best Regards,
Conor
Vdara Guest Relations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We chose the Vdara based on friends' recommendations and we did not regret it! The room was big and so was the bathroom. The bed was huge and very comfortable. The Vdara is conveniently located just off the centre of the Strip but within walking distance of all the main attractions: we could see the fountains of the Bellagio from our windows. The Vdara is not a casino hotel which makes it a quieter venue to stay. The hotel has a a couple of coffee shops in the lobby and we bought breakfast there every morning and brought it to our room. On our first night we were given a room overlooking the tram line running to the Aria and Bellagio and that was a bit noisy but after asking, we were moved to another room, much higher and overlooking the fountains and this was much quieter. The room has a small, well appointed kitchen area which we did not use as you can eat out quite cheaply. You have to ask for cutlery and other kitchen stuff if you intend to cook. We used the pool used only once and the staff there were most efficient getting your drinks and snacks to your sunbed. But realistically, you don't come to Vegas to sit by the pool all day!
Overall, we had a very comfortable stay and after walking through most of the hotels on the Strip, we felt we had made the best choice. We will definitely book to stay and the Vdara again

Room Tip: Ask for a high room overlooking the Bellagio fountains
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Vdara Hotel & Spa
Address: 2600 W. Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89158
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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
#7 Spa Hotel in Las Vegas
#7 Luxury Hotel in Las Vegas
#8 Romantic Hotel in Las Vegas
#10 Family Hotel in Las Vegas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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