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Aria Corner Suite-Strip View?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by bpgolferguy, Oct 11, 2014.

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  1. bpgolferguy

    bpgolferguy Tourist

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    HI,
    Planning a late January trip to Vegas, and I'm stuck on the hotel. I've narrowed to a Bellagio Deluxe Fountain view, an Aria Corner Suite, or the Cosmo Terrace Lake View. In the end they all end up about the same price (Bellagio a touch cheaper, but also a bit older and smaller so it evens out). The only kicker on this is the Aria would come with 2 complimentary tickets to a show (getting through Southwest Airlines website).

    Keeping that in mind (the wife wants to see KA) it almost makes Aria a no brainer. But I had a couple questions. The first (off topic), I see that KA tickets (the cheapest) are about $115 each....is that most likely what I'm going to get with this promotion, or would I have a shot at the good ones? The fine print didn't really allude to that. Anyone have experience they could share with that particular SW promotion?

    The second question, and reason I posted this thread, is does the Aria corner suite come with a strip/fountain view? I've done so much googling on this my fingers are numb but I still can't find a definitive answer. Most say that if you get a "city" side view then you'll point toward the strip, but that Cosmo and other City Center buildings block most of it out. But I thought I read one comment where someone said if you get a high enough floor you might get a strip view.

    When it comes down to it, it was hard to beat the Cosmo terrace lake view room. Looking down at the fountains and right up the entire north side of the strip...doesn't get any better than that. It would of course be the most expensive option out of the 3 (only by about $20 over Aria), but again it won't come with any tickets. And even if the tickets from Aria are for the nose bleed seats, that's still about $230 worth of tickets I don't have to pay for. That's why I'm trying to find out if I have to give up a nice view of the strip from an Aria corner suite room. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Bluskies

    Bluskies Low-Roller

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    Hi. Though I would normally recommend Aria above all others, if you want a fountain view of the Bellagio, you should go with the Bellagio. I can't attest to how much of a view of the waters you can get from Aria as I have read the same thing you have about a partial view from there, at best. And, logocally, from Aria's placement on the strip, I would think it would be a side view at best. (You might even venture a phone call to the Aria front desk, not the 800 number, because they would surely be the experts since they assign their rooms to people every day.)

    As to two tickets to Ka being the kicker (though I would rate Cirque's The Beatles Love as their best show), you can buy tickets for Ka at pretty good discounts. Tix4tonight's website shows they have discount tickets about 90% of the time.

    Also, you mentioned you will be in Vegas in late January...it's always important to make sure the Cirque show you want to see is on at that time. I just checked Ka's schedule and they are dark January 8th through January 23.
     
  3. Sander

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    I am Looking for Same rooms and dates lol,

    I would look at rooms first, you are there multiple days. Show is over in hours.
     
  4. emmas

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    Are the tickets that come with the Aria room for any Cirque show or only the Cirque show at Aria, which is Zarkana? Are the rooms part of a package with flights, and if so, have you also tried pricing the rooms separately? Many of the hotels websites include discounts and you can look on websites like smartervegas.com, which provide promotional codes directly from the hotels.

    Good luck with the view question.
     
  5. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Well I can't help you with the show ticket questions, but I can tell you that the Aria corner suite does not have a fountain view. It has a limited Strip view. To varying extents, all the Aria "strip" views are limited because of the Veer towers.
     
  6. jr7110

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    There are several types of corner rooms because of the design of the hotel, so there is no guarantee you will get a City View and not a Mountain View. If you do manage to have any view of the fountains at all, it would probably just be a partial sliver at most. because the Cosmo would block the view of the fountains from a Strip facing corner room. I have stayed in a Strip Facing Aria Corner Suite and it was great except for the blaring bass of the music BLASTING from Marquee at the Cosmo until 5am. Pack some ear plugs just in case! Here is a link to a youtube search for Aria Corner Suites so you can get an idea of what you might be getting:

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=aria+corner+suite


    Here is a view from a Panoramic Corner Suite at Aria with a Strip View:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15g0GTHH-98
     
  7. FolsomMike

    FolsomMike Low-Roller

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    Although I prefer the Aria, an advantage of the Bellagio lake view rooms is that you can play the music thats choreographed to the fountains on your room TV.
     
  8. bpgolferguy

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    Thanks for all the replies everyone. We actually just talked to a friend who was out there last January and they said highs were a comfortable 65-70, but lows in evenings and mornings were near 40!!! Although the balcony is very neat, I don't think we'd use it if it were that chilly out! What I'm now thinking is a room over in Planet Hollywood. I see they have some nice fountain view rooms that I could book, and being that we are going in January (and it's our 5th anniversary) maybe there will be an even better upgrade at check in!
     
  9. sabinomarine

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    Planet Hollywood, while nice, is a clear step down from the three you were originally considering. While you can get a lake view room, there is no music like in a Bellagio room and no terrace like the Cosmo rooms. If you decide Cosmo try to get lake view in the East tower, might be an upcharge. As far as Aria, I've stayed in the corner suites on the South side of the taller tower. If you get a room above floor 35ish you will have a great view of the South strip over-top of Monte Carlo. I've also had corner suites there that have bad views of Cosmo pools and Veer towers so it can go either way. For a five year aniversary I would probably stick to one of the three you were originally considering.
     
  10. bpgolferguy

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    Thanks for the info, Sabinomarine. What got me on to Planet Hollywood was the fact that with it being mid-January we wondered how much we'd actually use the terrace if it gets that chilly in the evenings/mornings. That's what got me curious about one of the lake view rooms at PH. When I googled it I saw a youtube video that said it was a lake view room, but it looked like a step up. It had a window above the bathtub which I'm sure probably only comes in suite type rooms at PH. But the room did look very nice, which made me wonder if maybe I should try booking a normal lake view room at PH, then ask for an upgrade to the one I saw in the youtube video. I'm thinking if it's mid-January maybe there will be a shot?

    In your opinion, other than just the rooms, is Cosmo a better all around hotel to stay in? They're basically right across the street from each other so location isn't an issue. If I can pay for the normal lake view room at PH, then maybe get upgraded for free to one of these "junior" suites as they appear, then it's about a $300 savings over Cosmo. But I also don't want to get stuck in just a normal room at PH with a view of the strip. I'd rather pay the $300 at that point and be guaranteed a great spot at Cosmo.
     
  11. Bluskies

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    sabinomarine...I am staying in a corner suite at Aria next month at the beginning of Thanksgiving week, so it might be slow and I might be able to ask the front desk for a particular room number. Based on your experience, is there a room number you remember having where all three of these occurred with one room: 1. the floor was high, 2. the view was great, and 3. had one of the great window views from the bathtub?

    I also put this out to everyone else here if they know based on their stay.

    Thanks!
     
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