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Bellagio or Aria

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by Kjbeyer, Oct 7, 2021.

  1. Hyperfocal

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    Aria has a more diverse range of dining options from relatively cheap to high end.

    It's much quieter without the crowds of tourists that can fill up Bellagio's public areas.

    The one issue is that MGM hasn't done a full refresh of the rooms at Aria recently, so even a couple years ago the rooms that once felt amazing now feel kind of worn. Bellagio's rooms are largely fresh and new.

    Getting between Aria and Bellagio is far easier than some people say. Go out the North Valet entrance, take a short walk to Vdara and out the back of Vdara. There is a walkway that takes you to the Spa Tower of Bellagio next to the tram station and it's a short, indoor walk to the conservatory and lobby past the pool area. There is no reason to walk through Crystals, onto the strip and back into Bellagio unless you want to.
     
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  2. Hockeylade

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    Both have pros and cons, but its more a less a coin toss. It may get down if you prefer something more modern or classic.

    Getting between the two is an easy walk and @Hyperfocal points out my preferred route.
     
  3. midliferetired

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    You don’t have to go to the mall or Cosmo. Go to the rideshare side of Aria and head to Vdara and use the walkway to Bellagio. At least it’s more scenic as you peak at Vdara and see the Bellagio pools and conservatory on the way to the casino. You avoid the outside mostly since it can be really hot or windy.

    The thing I worry about with Aria are reports it’s getting run down and people finding dirty rooms/suites. I’m talking about after they staffed up. In a few weeks I’ll be staying there for the first time to see for myself.
     
  4. Mycatspot

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    To reverse the trip, where do you exit Bellagio?
     
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  6. Mycatspot

    Mycatspot I drink my breakfast and play in my PJ's.

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    Extremely helpful to have the visual- thank you!
     
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  7. MrPFromChicago

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    If you're going with the wife, splurge and get a fountain view room at Bellagio.
     
  8. RPMCanes

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    I would go with Bellagio. I've never been impressed with Aria. Typical MGM Vanilla, no panache, unimpressive restaurants, and a casino that feels like a cold, dark warehouse. Sadly the Bellagio is also headed down that road at a slower pace. It is not the Bellagio that Steve Wynn envisioned, built and operated anymore.
     
  9. Raven888

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    I agree with this, casino-wise. Never stayed at either place, but Bellagio's casino just feels more relaxed and elegant. Aria's casino just felt more cramped and busy.
     
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  10. duceiswild

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    We just stayed at Aria for one night on Saturday 10/16. Had a standard king room booked and got a room on the 54th floor with a Mountain View. I’m sure checking in at the TS Lounge due to being Platinum helped get us a high floor, but for being a standard king room the quality was excellent. Nothing looked exceptionally worn and the best part was there was absolutely no hint of cigarette or weed smoke in the hallway or in our room. First time in a while that I’ve been able to say that, including stays over the last 12 months at both Aria and Bellagio. So I wouldn’t not choose Aria due to room quality, I think it’s a little bit luck of the draw at this point at any Vegas hotel you stay at.