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Aria or Vdara

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by CIrvine, Jan 1, 2013.

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  1. CIrvine

    CIrvine Low-Roller

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    Wife turns 50 this June so I'm looking at the nicer hotels on the Strip. Right now the Aria Deluxe King Room is $15 more than the Vdara Deluxe Suite(with two buffets). I'm not going to gamble at all at the Aria, so is the Vdara worth the extra $15?
     
  2. Basti

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    If its almost the same price and you dont care about gambling (mlife), than go with the buffet comp. offer. Will save you some extra money... Both hotels are very nice and in about the same walking distance to the strip.

    But keep in mind that Vdara dont has a casino or any restaurants. But you can walk right into Bellagio.

    Either choice will be good. Enjoy your trip.
     
  3. Llew

    Llew Low-Roller

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    I personally don't like Vdara. It's just a fairly nice place to sleep, not a destination.
     
  4. Naturaleight

    Naturaleight High-Roller

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    Interesting I'm wondering the same thing for my upcoming trip at the end of January. Right now I booked at Vdara but may switch.

    Llew, what don't you like about Vdara?
     
  5. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    If you're not going to gamble, then I think the key question is what is your primary reason for going. If you want a nice, quiet hotel, stay at Vdara. If you want one with more immediate access to ammenties, shopping and food, stay at Aria
     
  6. Llew

    Llew Low-Roller

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    It's boring. Also pretentious. It's like a high rise that came into money.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    OP indicated no gambling at Aria. Will you be gambling elsewhere? Folks seem to like Vdara, but the fact you have to go outside to get to Aria or Bellagio is a bit of a drag. Sure, not a terrible walk, but with so many other choices...??
     
  8. Universal

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    I've stayed at both places and would advise you to choose Aria, even if you don't plan to gamble. The locations are essentially identical, but Aria will give you more of a true Vegas experience. Aria has better beds, more restaurants, better pools, etc...
     
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    Is it $15 per night or total?

    Aria is more expensive than Vdara correct? (I'm a little confused by the last statement)

    J
     
  10. nubia11

    nubia11 Low-Roller

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    You can actually get to Bellagio from Vdara without going outside and its a fairly quick walk, maybe 5 minutes. We happened upon the walkway after going to get a drink at the Vdara lounge. I don't recall for sure but, I believe that there is a sign in Vdara that points to the walkway (says "Bellagio").
     
  11. Naturaleight

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    I intend to gamble and do other stuff. But sometimes I just want some peace and quiet and to be able to get away from all the party animals. That's why I booked Vdara.
     
  12. Kickin

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    For what its worth, a buddy of mine stayed at Vdara a couple of months ago because he went for work and his ultra-conservative company wouldn't put anyone up in a casino. As far as the vibe goes he described it to me as being nice but not feeling like he was in a Vegas hotel, said it felt like he was in any nice modern hotel in any other major city because of the quiet atmosphere and lack of activity. For a lot of people that may sound good, so it depends. Of course, all the traditional Vegas is just outside your door. Most people seem to love Aria, I'm staying there for the first time soon and anyone I've asked on this board or in real life has assured me the hotel won't disappoint.

    By the way you said you weren't going to gamble at Aria at all. But will you gamble at any M Life property? Or have any history with them? If so you should call Aria and see what they can do. Under the most generous terms I'd be described as a mid-roller at best but without even really asking for it a host there comped me a Sky Suite upfront along with other valuable perks, I also haven't played at an M Life casino in over two years. So its worth checking out.
     
  13. heatherlovesvegas

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    Vdara is extremely nice, but for both regular rooms, I'd pick Aria. If you can get a suite at Vdara then I'd go for that.

    Vdara is an easy in-n-out, all valet parking... no smoking. But I'd pick Aria just for the amenities.
     
  14. dawgfan11

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    If you want to be in a non gambling hotel why not treat the wife to Mandarin Oriental or Four seasons since it's for a big celebration?
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I appreciate you like to stay there.

    But, personally, and only personally, once I get off the elevator at Bellagio, I am totally away from the party, and it is very peaceful and quiet.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Yes, this is true. Almost. You do go outside on a "catwalk" for a just a few minutes,mauybe 1-2 minutes. It is covered though.

    Way better than getting to Aria though. That is totally outside. For the life of me, I can not understand how the biggest construction project in the past xx years became so pedestrian unfriendly.
     
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    Good point. I forgot about the catwalk. Might have been in the drink a little by then. Agreed on the pedestrian situation. It is certainly not well thought out.
     
  18. CIrvine

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    Found out the Aria offer is nonrefundable. I don't gamble at MGM or CET hotels(VP at Palms & Gold Coast). Wife wants to stay close to Mid-Strip and Mandarin Oriental is too $$$$. So right now it's the Vdara unless a better offer comes up.
     
  19. Naturaleight

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    I've never stayed at either. I'm in the same boat as the OP. This will be my first visit to Vdara. I'm just giving my reasoning for why I chose Vdara.

    Does anyone know what the walks are like from Vdara to Bellagio and Aria since I will have to eat and gamble sometime.
     
  20. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    As stated above, to get to Bellagio, you go out the back door to Bellagio. Covered "catwalk" for 1-2 minutes then you arrive inside the Spa Tower/Conference area of Bellagio.

    For Aria, you go out front door, around the half circle driveway and enter Aria. If it is raining, or cold - plan on it. Sucks for just running down to casino. Which is why I would not stay at Vdara.
     
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