The Las Vegas strip has no shortage of AAA hotels and resorts, and the Aria is comfortably among the best. From its sweeping entrance with enormous soothing waterfalls to its soaring lobby, the hotel is welcoming from the very start. My room felt very spacious (room 21066) but had only a moderate view of the Guggenheim-like Crystal shopping center below, the strip, and the mountains off in the distance. The room itself though sparkled, the modern decor felt trendy and luxurious. But what stood out to me the most was the room tech which reminded me of some Crestron systems I've seen in homes. A master on switch next to the door turns all the lights on, and a "goodnight" switch next to the bed turns everything off... including the window shades and TV. A touch screen next to the bed also controls everything in the room. The king-size bed was very comfortable; I slept soundly.
Aria also has lots of glitzy restaurants, though I wasn't terribly impressed with any of the ones I tried. I ate at Blossom, Javier's, and the Buffet. The service was good at all of them, but the food was only moderately good. Jean Phillipe's does serve up some nice French pastries for breakfast or dessert.
I finally used the swimming pool complex on my last day, and the kids enjoyed the pool with fountains. The area was very clean, nicely landscaped, and well-served by pleasant staff members. The bathrooms were among the cleanest I've seen for the typical bath house. Compared to other pool areas I've seen on the strip, though, I'd say Aria's is a bit plain vanilla. No waterfalls, slides, islands, etc. Just a few basic pools. Still, a pleasant area to relax in Nevada's warm sunshine.
- 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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- Aria Resort And Casino