Early check in was easy. Mobile check in worked (finally) and I got a room at 11am ($50 early checkin fee). Unfortunately I first was in one of the rooms facing Cosmo. Aria has a confusing layout and only after getting to the room, I realize that the day club over at Marquee will make napping impossible. So I call the front desk. They used to switch me easily by rekeying remotely, but now send new keys via housekeeping (waiting) and were unwilling to change the level of the room. Apparently one now has to sign for the okay to upgrade even by the most trivial amount. After getting the second room, which was awful, I went down and chatted with the front desk clerk. It always strikes me as weird that they don’t seem to have any background information about my Mlife status (gold) and even repeatedly asked me if this was my first stay at the Aria. One hour later, I am upgraded to a strip view room. Nothing special, but quiet. I had $150 free resort credit and supposedly no resort fees (Mlife offer). Upon checkin I asked if this would be automatically removed, I was not assured it would. She frankly said to discuss the credits upon checkout. One settled in and enjoyed my buffet, spa reservation, pool time and BJ before dinner at Spago (amazing). I did rinse and repeat the next day, and minus Spago and Spa on my departure day (3pm check out for $50). The late checkout was on file on my departure day and I was not double charged for the late check out as last time, but it struck me that the housekeeping team did not seem to get looped in. They kept checking on me, despite the privacy sign and finally I went to the floor supervisor (nice lady) and told her when I would be leaving. She managed to stop the house keepers for knocking on my door. I had given up on room service (I can’t wait 40-60 minutes for coffee), but noted that the second level SB is super efficient. They had the line move faster than any other SB that I had seen before. Knowing that the departure would be a challenge, I was ready and got my free buffets and some other credits for my total or $150. Getting the resort fees removed was another 10 minutes, but out of principle worth it. The front desk staff was courteous but would not have credited my offer credits without prompting. Summary, the Aria is a good hotel and has much to offer (pool, buffet, spa, decent room and gaming). When MGM sends their offers for resort credit etc, I should be automatically removed from my bill. The long discussion about the things that I only insisted on because they offered them to me in the first place, was unfortunate.