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Aria or Vdara?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by snyders91, Nov 17, 2014.

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  1. snyders91

    snyders91 Tourist

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    Starting to plan our next trip to Vegas. Wife is thinking Aria or Vdara. Whats your preference. I hear Vdara has no casino but thats not a deal breaker.Thanks
     
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    Hobofrank Prime Minister of Idiocracy

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    Vdara, its the condo project next to aria turned hotel
    nice and quiet and no smoking and no college kids
     
  3. countofmc

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    Might as well think of these two as separate towers in the same hotel. I stayed at Vdara last time and walking to the Aria was no more difficult than walking around a huge hotel like Caesars Palace. There's also a convenient bridge to the Bellagio, and walking through the Aria gets you to the Monte Carlo.

    I appreciated the suite at the Vdara more than I thought I would, it was nice keeping leftovers in the mini fridge and having a microwave. Plus it's usually cheaper, so generally I'd recommend the Vdara.
     
  4. JosieCat

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    Dang, I could swear I replied to this already :).

    Just stayed at the Vdara and really enjoyed it. I think you get far more room/suite for your money at the Vdara. I was in a City Corner Suite - very nice. I loved having the full sized fridge and the Keurig. It really is only about 2 minutes to the Aria, and maybe a few more to the Bellagio.
     
  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Vdara is a nice hotel, with great rooms.

    Keep in mind that you do have to walk outside to get to Aria or Bellagio. In bad weather, Bellagio is more doable as the short outside part is a covered bridge. The Aria walk is totally outside and it can be windy out there.
     
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    Agreed, Vdara is very nice. The only thing I don't love about Vdara is not having a video poker bar right at the bottom of the elevator bank -- which, to be fair, is something that I didn't even realize I cared about until I started staying at Aria.
     
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    billduhcat Low-Roller

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    I'm a big vdara fan, especially as you can stay there for much cheaper than aria while having most of the aria amenities a very short walk away.
     
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    I think the rooms are better at Vdara, no smoking, less lines, right in the door to your room. City Corner Suite is phenomenal! It's so close to Aria, right across the driveway.

    Also as said above, often a better deal... Ultimately though, what is the best deal? Go with that. I kind of think of those properties as one and the same.
     
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    Lastkaii Low-Roller

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    Aria because I like staying somewhere with a casino.
     
  10. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    As much as I liked our stay at Vdara, I really missed taking an elevator to the casino. Or walking my wife back to the room vs going outside to the next hotel.

    Not saying this is worth it to everyone, just pointing out the difference.
     
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    It's a tradeoff. I like having a casino downstairs as well, but I also liked having a suite with a Keurig where I could make a cup, relax for a while, and then make another cup in the to-go cups I brought before heading to the casino. I figure I was around 30 minutes per day less of a degenerate due to having coffee in my suite :)
     
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    And to be fair, it's not much farther away from the casino than, say, the Spa Tower at Bellagio, or the tower rooms at Luxor.
     
  13. feeltheheat

    feeltheheat Low-Roller

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    i really think it depends when you are in vegas.
    if it's summer time and you enjoy the pools, you want ARIA. the vdara pool is packed nearly every day (pool area is very small) and the death rays are for real (you need shade at the vdara!!!).
    the aria pools are very nice... and wow we enjoyed the aria spa so much. also the aria has the liquid day club.

    however in the winter (november to about early april), if you dont plan to use the "hot tubs" at the aria, take the vdara when you get a deal that is 20% lower then the aria price.

    have fun!!!
     
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    I would only stay at Vdara if I wanted a mini kitchen in the suite.
     
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