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Aria Rooms - before I click the pay button

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by ru2on, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. ru2on

    ru2on Tourist

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    Hi first time in Vegas , Just about to commit to Aria after lots of procrastination , ..but now I can't commit to a room :/ . I can get the basic Deluxe King for $ 101 a night
    Or the
    Deluxe Strip View $ 126 a night

    $200 resort credit with both rooms
    Staying 4 nights

    Budgets a bit tight , is it worth the extra for the strip view in The Aria? Have read the strip views are not great from Aria. ...and is that the only difference in the two rooms?
    ...and no can't afford the Corner suite at $266 a night!
     
  2. BarelyHangingOn

    BarelyHangingOn Low-Roller

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    They are basically the same room. You will love the bathroom in their rooms. Double sinks and tub shower combo that is all glassed in. It's really nice. The beds are really comfortable. If your budget is tight and you don't care and won't be in your room a lot then it doesn't matter.

    I have stayed in a regular DK and we looked at the mountains, the pool at the Vrada and the ass end of the Bellagio which was nothing to look at.

    Our strip view last year was on a high floor and looked like this. We could see Planet Hollywood and a little past it, the rest of the strip south down to MD Bay and the planes and helicopters taking off all day.

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  3. jr7110

    jr7110 VIP Whale

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    Not sure if the prices you are quoting include the $35.84 per night resort fee that Aria charges (even on most comped rooms). If your budget is tight, then stick to the Basic Deluxe King. The mountain view from Aria is beautiful so you will still have a great view. The Strip view from Aria is much more impressive at night with all the lights and neon flashing, but you can always choose that type of room on a future trip if you want to try it out.
     
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  4. gradytripp

    gradytripp Low-Roller

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    We love the Aria. I'd take the Strip View. Although some do say it's not as good as other properties' "strip view" rooms, as the previous poster noted, it's a lovely light-filled view--very nice to come back to at night. You'll like the room either way. Do ask for a higher floor when you check in (and/or if you try the $20 trick); one time when I had a comped room I was put on the lowest floor (the 3rd) which was just a bit of a downer. (They did offer to move us up the next day.)
     
  5. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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    I'd rather do a strip view. There's these fraternal twin condo buildings across I-15 on the mountain side that I HATE looking at, lol.
     
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  6. deadeyefive

    deadeyefive Tourist

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    Just take the cheap room and ask for a free upgrade at checkin. Ask for a High Floor with a view when they check you in. They usually accommodate if available. You'll love the Aria. Great property and rooms are wonderful.
     
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  7. eksantirik

    eksantirik Low-Roller

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    I did both Strip View and Mountain View at Aria, and definitely take the cheapest one. Since Aria is not directly on the strip, it's not worth the difference IMO.
     
  8. ru2on

    ru2on Tourist

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    Thanks for the replies i guess i just get the basic and try for an upgrade when we get there No the price doesn't include resort fee still thought it was a decent price as i have no gambling cred there.
    I liked the look af a lot of other hotels,was a close call between the aria and Mandalay bays, liked th
    e colours and look of mandalay better and it was a fair bit Cheaper but location won out
     
  9. CheeseHog

    CheeseHog Tourist

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    consider yourself intelligent for choosing for going to the top of the food chain.... not matter what your view, leave the curtains open as you drift into slumber... the lights are incredible (and you won't have to get out of bed to shut the curtains when you do)
    Jeff
     
  10. BellaBlvd

    BellaBlvd Low-Roller

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    I love the mountain view and the sunsets from that side. I do agree the higher the better tho.
     
  11. Geogran

    Geogran OTD Tea Sipper

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    @ru2on - good decision on Aria. While Mandalay Bay is nice, it does take time to get to other parts of the strip even using the tram. You will see how far apart some properties are once you start walking the strip - great exercise and a chance to take in the awesomeness of Vegas at ground level. Aria is set back from the strip but centrally located, and the free tram between Vdara, Monte Carlo, Aria, Bellagio is helpful too. You can't go wrong with any room at Aria, I wouldn't pay extra for a strip view unless the view is ultra important to you - the rooms and service at Aria will not disappoint.
    I also agree with @CheeseHog about leaving the curtains open at night til you fall asleep - love how you can control lighting, curtains, temperature from the mini/tablet without ever getting out of bed.:)

    Have a wonderful first visit and looking forward to hearing about your experience!
     
  12. Kobra2848

    Kobra2848 Low-Roller

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    I stayed on an offer of a comped deluxe room on the 4th and 5th earlier this month but received an offer to upgrade to a corner suite for $75 a night about a month before the trip. I took them up on the offer and upon checking in was upgraded to a Tower suite on the 30th floor facing the strip. It was an awesome room and the view was even better at night. I don't know if it was because I was staying on a comp originally but when I checked out I was not even charged the upgrade fee. Being able to pop into the Tower lounge for coffee and water throughout the stay was also an added bonus.

    Mark
     
  13. ru2on

    ru2on Tourist

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    Thanks for all the replies, feel kind of sheepish to admit this , but I never ended up clicking the Pay Button on The Aria. I liked most things about it and it was a better deal but I just felt that while it looked like a very nice room it also looked a bit like I could be in a generic room anywhere. So.... I booked the Cosmopolitan . It didn't come with any resort credit like The Aria but I'm happier with the room. I booked a terrace studio fountain view for $140 a night (not including resort fees) . I have an offer to upgrade to the terrace one bedroom for $8.00 a night. But think I will stick with my room as I like the spa bath :) .
     
  14. Geogran

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    @ru2on - ha ha! No need to feel sheepish - a lot of us change our minds after thinking about it and looking at more options. That's what's great about VMB - lots of great folks with good suggestions and tips - but in the end it's a very personal decision. Cosmo is a great place and the view is unbeatable (when we stay there, we spend way more time on the terrace than we thought we ever would). If you do at some future time decide to stay at Aria, I think you will like it as well.

    Wishing you an awesome trip!
    Geogran
     
  15. Char1

    Char1 High-Roller

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  16. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    To clarify - you mention the "pay button". Most of the hotels on the strip allow cancel up to a day or two before your reservation. So, if something better comes along, you can change.
     
  17. Big dan

    Big dan Low-Roller

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    As nice as the aria is I like the room you ended up booking better. Also the casino is a better suit for me,closer to the strip, better view, and a lot of eye candy. Win, win, win, in my book.
     
  18. ru2on

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    The deal I got was a Dog of a deal !! I Get Dog fees wavered and a free Doggy box and Doggy toys and treats...but coming from Australia I have no dog . It was the spend 3 nights get one night free part of it I liked :)
    I did have to pay one nights deposit
     
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