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First trip in July

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by tg71085, Jan 31, 2015.

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  1. tg71085

    tg71085 Newbie

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    I'm planning my 30th birthday with my husband to Vegas and we'll be flying in from Alaska. I'm excited but feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information available. Want to stay somewhere nice while not breaking the bank. Considering the Vdara because the kitchen is appealing honestly and figured we'd save by not eating out 3 meals a day but just 1-2. Been looking at different deals and military deals but thinking it may be kind of early still. Still excited! Just wanted to say hi and pop in. Looking forward to looking for some tips and tricks.
     
  2. Piggylane

    Piggylane Well-Known Member

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    The Vdara is a good central location on the strip and a nice hotel. Getting in/out with a car is a pain for any hotel in City Center in my opinion if you are renting one, which I assume? There aren't any grocery stores within walking distance and if there were everything would be cooked anyway by the time you got back to the hotel: it's July in Vegas!

    Keep in mind the pots and pans most hotels leave in these types of rooms aren't the highest quality. I travel with one decent sauté pan - have one here at a Residence Inn in Salt Lake City so I can cook and not burn food. I haven't stayed at Vdara so I'm not sure if that's the case there, maybe others can chime in on that.

    Have fun when you get there!
     
  3. sybgal

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    Welcome to the board & congrats on your upcoming trip! Enjoy!!!
     
  4. Pattie

    Pattie Low-Roller

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    We have stayed at the Vdara and it is very nice. Our suite (Executive Corner) had a full sized refrigerator which was very handy for cooling bottles of wine (bought from Elements across the driveway at the Aria) and for making ice. We didn't cook meals but we did utilize the microwave on several occasions. A Keurig with Kcups was in the kitchen.

    The bigger suites have a washer and dryer which we did use. I had done a lot of research on the Vdara before booking so I chose a suite that had a washer/dryer. Because I could do a load of laundry half way through our trip we were able to travel with half the clothes and of course, half the luggage. To us it was worth the effort of moving clothes from one machine to another while we did other things. The hotel provided the detergent and dyer sheets. The housekeeping staff will bring you anything that you need for eating, cooking, and drinking. We asked for wine glasses. I don't think we needed anything else.

    The hotel is set back from the Strip but it is such a short walk to the Bellagio (undercover and inside) or the Aria, across the circular driveway, that when you factor in the time not spent crossing a 100,000 square foot casino to get outside it is the same time/distance.

    A huge plus for us is that the entire hotel is non-smoking. Whatever you do decide I am sure that you will have a blast.
     
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