The Vdara is a peaceful haven amidst the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas and after staying there for 7 nights, I would definitely return.
From walking into the lobby for the first time, the fresh, slightly floral (not overly powerful as it didn't set off my rather sensitive allergies) scent. Check in was slow, not because of the clerks, however, but because of the people in the queue in front of us who queried every last detail of every last word on paper you sign stating that you acknowledge the Vdara is a non smoking hotel and has no casino and what the resort fee entails.
The room was uber clean, uber modern and the bed was even more comfortable to the one we slept in at the Bellagio last year. I also wish I had a suitcase large enough to take the entire bathroom home with me!
Just to clarify a few things. When you leave your room, press the house keeping button by the door, our house keeper said that it all gets collated by a computer and when there are enough house keeping signals, they come and clean those ready to be cleaned on your floor.
The walkway to Bellagio is literally a minute's walk and it's also faster to walk to Aria through the front doors of Vdara than it is to take the tram - we found that out the second day! If you want to save your legs, it takes 3 minutes on the Tram to get from Bellagio to Monte Carlo or about 10 minutes (at a very leisurely pace) to walk from Vdara, through Aria to Monte Carlo.
We didn't use the turn down service but housekeeping in the morning will bring you two small bottles of water and the keurig coffee pods and creamer packs so you don't need to have the turn down service to get them! Also, if you do want to kitchenware and utensils, it took about 5 minutes for housekeeping to bring them to our room.
We used room service, and I thought it was very good value for money. We didn't use silk road though but it now has a grab and go coffee bar for those who don't want to use the coffee maker in the room. Again, if you don't want to use Silk Road, your best bet would be to walk through to Aria for the fastest coffee.
Location, yes Vdara is set back from the strip but it's still close to the action. When the sidewalk opens properly, you'll be 5 - 10 minutes from the madness and mayhem of Las Vegas Boulevard.
To sum up, don't let the negative comments put you off. We had the best hotel experience we've ever had in Las Vegas. In a way, it's a bit like being in the Caribbean where the slower pace of life take a bit of time to get used to but when you slow down with it, you'll realise how much of an oasis the Vdara really is.
- 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