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Aria or ??

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by riserasta, Feb 26, 2017.

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  1. riserasta

    riserasta Tourist

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    Been to Vegas a million times and typically stay at Excalibur or Luxor. Used to be Tropicana. Last year we stayed at Treasure Island and really like it and the location.

    Now my friend and I want to use our MyVegas points for a room. We are thinking Aria. But out of the MGM properties what do you all recommend?

    Are the rooms at Aria ok? What is the rest of the property like? Pool? Casino? Obviously, we have not spent much time in this property.

    Thanks for any feedback and suggestions.
     
  2. moefoe81

    moefoe81 Low-Roller

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    I stayed at Aria a while back. Here's a short video of the room.


    Ernie
     
  3. spicole

    spicole No shirt, no shoes... NO DICE!

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    Aria has one of the best "basic" rooms in all of Las Vegas. The beds are incredible. I think they are the top of the MGM heap.
     
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  4. FYMYAWF

    FYMYAWF VIP Whale

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    Yeah for a standard MGM prop room you won't do much better than Aria. I stayed there last year, I wasn't blown away by the room but it's a beautiful resort with a lot of great food options. Be advised, if you're used to Lux/Ex pricing Aria may be a shocker. Most of the food options are high end and the slot and table limits are all higher. The vibe is a bit more upscale too - you see more suits and dresses than you see on the south strip, but whatever, it's Vegas, you can wear shorts and a t-shirt anywhere now.

    I think if you get ridiculous points on myVegas isn't there a Vdara room option too? Been a while since I played it. Either one would be nice, I'd go Vdara personally, slightly more space on their standard rooms (suites) and Aria's casino is right there.
     
  5. harley777

    harley777 Low-Roller

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    I like Aria or Mirage. Aria room is great but all the restaurants are a bit pricey. They are great but try to be high end. I also don't like the long walk to anything at Aria. Mirage I like and especially like the location. Not as pricey in general. I also like to do my low rollin at Casino Royale or possibly TI. From where you stayed previously and like the location of TI I would look at Mirage...
     
  6. Chuck2009x

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    I think @FYMYAWF and @harley777 cover it pretty well. Aria is a great property, but stylistically, it's a lot different than Luxor/Excal/TI.

    If you really liked the TI location, and TI itself, Mirage might be a good middle ground option.
     
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  7. Kevke

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    Aria is top of MGM imo.
     
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  8. vegasvic

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    Very nice place, I'd choose it over Mirage 8 days a week. And I like Mirage.
     
  9. ripper

    ripper Low-Roller

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    Best beds in Vegas.
     
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    simundo26 Low-Roller

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    yeah aria is great, it is upscale but you wont feel out of place in shorts, five 50 pizza is good value too
     
  11. BarelyHangingOn

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    I have stayed at Aria 3x. Basic room was a mountain view. Strip View and corner suite.

    The basic room as mentioned is top notch. The bathroom is a raised tub and shower enclosed by a glass wall and is nice. No bubbles. Double sink. The beds are comfortable. The Control Pad for the lights, heat, and blinds is a nice touch.

    There are lots of tables no small mins though. I thought the slots could be better on my first two trips but they were fine in December. Lots of newer games and more variety. The drink service is fine. It's like anywhere, once you get on their radar and give them a $1 tip you are good for the night.

    We go in December and just use the heated spa pools so I cant comment on pool life.

    The buffet is pretty top notch. We really enjoy the breakfast. Lots of food types. Somewhat underwhelmed with the dinner buffet. It was still good but I thought there would be more choices.

    The problem is that there is no food court or lower end eats. The pizza place while good is badly overpriced. The burger place at the back is good and not badly over priced, just Vegas priced. So if you want to grab quick food and drink at a decent price you are walking elsewhere. Over to NYNY or out the Crystals to the PH area.

    Which is the next point. You have to walk out that dreadful walk through the Crystals and over two bridges to get to the Strip by PH. It's about the same as walking from the back of any of the places to the strip. It just feels longer. You can Tram to the back of the Bellagio and make your way out there to the strip. We ended up using the Lyft $5 of 10 rides quite a bit.

    It's a good place to feel spoiled and pampered by the quality and amenities that's fore sure. A free MyVegas room is a good way to try it. We decided we are just two regular slobs and will be trying out the Mirage this year as we always gravitate that way.
     
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  12. FYMYAWF

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    Yeah it's strange, I felt a little out of place there. I've stayed at the Cosmo which is at least as high end but I never felt like I was uncomfortable there, and I did a bit at Aria. There's a sort of underlying snobbery there, or at least as I perceived it. When I walk into Alibi I feel like I'm being judged by the bar staff before I even sit down. I've had that sort of uneasy feeling in other bars and restos there too.

    Maybe it's all in my head but I don't get that feeling anywhere in the Cosmo except at Clique (which isn't owned or run by the Cosmo). I guess I'm just a "mid-level resort" kind of guy.
     
  13. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    Stayed at Aria twice - and have played there often. Great room amenities, restaurants are plentiful - more upscale and pricey, did not use the pool there, lovely property. Cons for us - too far back off the strip and seems to take forever to walk anywhere and really tight slots.

    Since you like the TI location, as others mentioned you may want to look at Mirage - great pool, decent variety of restaurants, super easy to get to TI, Harrah's, Venetian, Caesar's etc for gambling and eating. We like it there cause we win at slots and slots are our thing..plus we have an awesome host there.
     
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    xjjx Low-Roller

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    This. Of all the hotels I have stayed at, I have not found beds more comfortable than those at Aria. I even inquired about purchasing one for my own place but decided against it. It was like $1400 for a full mattress, $1600 for a queen.
     
  15. VinVegas

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    I would highly recommend Aria, I have stayed in the basic king room and the corner suite. Great location, great service, and great rooms!
     
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    I spent my last two visits at the aria. I highly recommend it. The rooms were well-appointed and clean. The pools are great. The service was excellent.
     
  17. redsdog

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    Yes love Aria.
    My situation is very much the same as yours. We stayed at Luxor for years and then tried Aria. Totally impressed with every aspect of it.
    We stayed in a basic room with an interconnecting suite and the basic room was great.
    Casino is fantastic and the restaurant choices are superb.
    Great Hotel - cant wait to go back
     
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    I frequently stay at Aria, and love it- the pools are great, and there are great restaurants.
     
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    Sounds like they're going to love me drink driving around the place on a scooter :D
     
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    gpburdell Low-Roller

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    What's nice with Aria is that Monte Carlo, Crystals, Cosmo, and PH/Miracle Mile are very easy walks. So you have access to those food options too. Vdara too I suppose, but never ate over there.
     
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