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Bellagio/Aria Connection

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Dean Martin, Aug 5, 2013.

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  1. Dean Martin

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    We've only been down to Aria once but will be staying at Bellagio and I was trying to remember...isn't there a connected walkway and/or tram between the two? If so, is it a long trek or a pretty convenient walk? I see some restaurants and bars we'd probably enjoy at Aria.

    Which brings up another question....if we're covered for F&B at Bellagio does that pick up room charges made for food at Aria too? As as comparison; as I recall, in the old days when we were staying at the Mirage, food or booze we charged our room that we bought at Treasure Island was also picked up.

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    The walk shouldn't be bad, as they are both on the west side of the Strip, only separated by Cosmo. However, there is a tram that connects them too if you don't feel like making the walk. I've never stayed at an MGM property, but I know that with CET, you can charge to your room from any sister property. You could always call/email your host to confirm.
     
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    I’d take a cab, Dino. That walk to Aria from Encore can be a real pain in the ass. :poke::evillaugh


    But the tram from Bellagio to Aria is fairly convenient. I almost always take it vs. walking. But, as mentioned the walk isn't too bad, and Cosmo is certainly worth checking out if you haven't spent much time there. IIRC, the first tram stop after leaving Bellagio will be Crystals and the last will be Aria/Monte Carlo. I’ve found the Aria/MC stop to be the most convenient to the casino. But, depending on where you want to go within Aria, I suppose the Crystals stop might be the better option.
     
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    I will plug the walk. If you leave the rear of Bellagio, where the tram is to Aria, you take a short walkway to Vdara. Form there, you exit Vdara and its another short walkway to the north Aria entrance (near the Haze nightclub).

    The tram is nice too. The walk is often times actually shorter than waiting on the tram, however
     
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    The tram really is not of much help, UNLESS... you take it from the back end of Bellagio and go over to the Monte Carlo/Aria stop. From there, you can walk from the far side of Aria, and then walk back (walking off diner) via the back entrance of Aria, over to Vdara and then into Bellagio
     
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    Yeah, the only time I ever take the tram from Bellagio to Aria is if I am going to the Aria sportsbook, since its relatively close to the tram station
     
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    Thanks all:thumbsup:

    Carve, I just knew you were going to see this and :poke: me again:evillaugh:

    Great response though because as you might guess, I'm still leaning towards Encore.:beer:
     
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    Others have covered the walk (yes) vs. tram (rarely) Q so I will weigh in on the F&B. in my experience, you can charge a meal back to your room from any MLife property with the exception of the restaurants affiliated with hotels within a hotel, such as Four Seasons at Mandalay. We often have meals at Aria (i.e. Sage, American Fish, Sirio, etc.) when staying elsewhere and they have always been on the folio and thus available to be covered by F&B or Express Comps at checkout.
     
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    Thanks:thumbsup:
     
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    I stayed at Bellagio last month with a F&B comp and was told that I could charge back to my room from any MGM property. I asked if I could use it at the Wolfgang Puck in Crystals (since they allow you to charge back to your hotel room) and I was told yes. Upon checkout I noticed the charge had not been removed and had to call to make sure it was removed from the bill. Just an FYI about using it at Crystals, otherwise anywhere else should automatically be taken off your hotel bill.
     
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    I should mention that Rx Boiler Room at MB was charged to our room at Mirage during our July trip but it was deemed not to be available for payment via "Mirage rewards" comps at checkout. They used the remaining F&B to cover two uncomped tix to "One" instead, though, so our bill was the same as we had expected. So you might want to run a specific restaurant by the Bellagio staff in advance, if that is a significant factor in your decision-making. I have never run into this issue with restaurants at Aria (or Vdara), however. Not 100 percent sure about Mandarin Oriental, but I suspect that you might have the same issue as Rx at Twist there, for example.
     
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    Thanks Imondun....we're only getting $200/day F&B so I imagine we'll go thru it anyway even if we have the occaisional outing that isn't covered.

    Interesting side note; we used to stay at MGM properties all the time but have been at Wynn the last 4 yrs or so. We were RFL (room/food limited) in those days but the host I spoke with about our upcoming trip told me they don't have "RFL" anymore. She said they have room and F&B $200 and F&B $500. That works better for me because if I'm not mistaken, I think the RFL was $100 day in food...but then our host at the time used to let it run over all the time..probably because we were such degenerate gamblers:evillaugh
     
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    I always thought the L stood for "limo" but we seldom used one, so not 100 percent sure about that. When we have had $100 per day, it always ended up being totaled to a given amount depending on how many days we were there. Our last trip was just comped at a total of $300 F&B for the three nights, so It worked out the same as before for us. $300 doesn't go too far in Vegas when you have a party of four as we did, though.
     
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    So....after looking around on the City Center website and some links and maps they have, it pretty much looks like you can easily walk to Aria, Crystals and Cosmo from Bellagio?

    Wow....I've been hiding out down at Wynncore way too long! I don't even know my way around City Center:poke:
     
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