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Vdara / Aria pools

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by lsiunsuex, Apr 18, 2017.

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  1. lsiunsuex

    lsiunsuex Low-Roller

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    Thanks to myVegas, scored enough LP to get 2 free nights (not including the ridiculously high resort fee) at Vdara for our trip this May.

    So - changed the reservation to Vdara 12-14 and now at Mandalay Bay 14-18.

    BUT - now I have questions about Vdara, hahah

    Vdara is just a hotel / tower, right? Like Delano? No Casino?

    I see Vdara is attached to Aria / part of their complex - We've only ever been in Aria, not Vdara.

    Do Vdara guests have access to Aria's pools or just Vdara's pool?

    Is it just the 1 on the 3rd floor or ? Not a whole lot of info on the pools on their site...

    Any other interesting bits? Restaurants at Vdara? Where the hell do we park? lol... We've only ever walked to Aria, never drove there.
     
  2. Its Only Money

    Its Only Money VIP Whale

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    You are correct there is no casino in Vdara, only a hotel. Vdara is not really attached to Aria. You have to go outside to get from one to the other. Vdara guests don't have access to Aria pools only their own. There is no self parking at Vdara only valet. If you want to self park you have to use either Bellagio or Aria garages. Not much on the restaurants scene there.
     
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    spicole No shirt, no shoes... NO DICE!

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    I have heard that if you are staying at Vdara, you can ask the concierge for a pool pass to Aria and are likely to get one. My wife stayed at Vdara and greatly enjoyed the pool area there. It was a bit laid back and they had some great service.

    The walk over to Aria, Cosmo, and Bellagio from Vdara is no problem in any direction.

    Agree regarding the restaurants (or lack thereof). You are better off going to Aria or Cosmo. With all of that said, though, my wife loved her Vdara stay and would do it again.
     
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    Rooms are great, but Vdara does lack some amenities. The Starbuck's is a hell of a lot quicker (less busy) than the one at Aria. The bar Vice Versa is pretty solid. Good place to grab a drink and an app or two, nothing crazy.
     
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    Vdara has just 1 pool.
    I've also heard you can get a pass to Aria's pool simply by asking the concierge desk for one.
    Pool area was very laid back at Vdara.
    Outside food/drink was allowed - no glass.
    Smaller pool but still no problem getting a lounger.
    They have beverage service...although there was none during my visit due to the weather.

    The bonus about Vdara's pool area is that they have umbrellas and tables that are free.....
    .....many pool areas do not offer ANY shade, lounger or comfort unless it's in the form of a cabana or an otherwise paid for "premium experience".

    Vdara is very easy to navigate.
    Faster to get from a Vdara room to Cosmopolitan, Bellagio or Aria than it was for me to get from an MGM room to the MGM lobby!
    Vdara has no real restaurant, just a cafe, lounge and Starbucks.

    The rooms are super quiet, nicely furnished and well appointed.
    Having a fridge, microwave and washer/dryer was a nice change.

    Parking at Cosmo was the fastest for me.
     
  6. lsiunsuex

    lsiunsuex Low-Roller

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    Do they charge for valet like the rest are doing or is it free?

    Thanks everyone for the great points; sounds exactly like what we enjoy - quieter, no casino and coffee close by, lol - will definitely try to get access to Aria's pools.
     
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    oh-- remember the Vdara death ray. it is no longer an issue but quite a big deal a few years ago.
     
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    I didn't know about the pass for Aria's pools. I would not stay in a property without a casino, so I've never really inquired. Yes valet has a fee.
     
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    I think the death ray experience is why they have so many umbrellas. We were there last Nov. temps around 75, and I couldn't stick my foot out of the shade or it felt like it was burning. I did notice at some point the sun had moved so as not to be reflecting right down onto us, so that was better. Loved the room, and love eating/drinking at vice versa- the patio is so comfy, and food is really good-supposed to be small plates, but 3 of those shared between 2 of us is more than enough. It is one of my fave places to go even if not staying there, as long as I am in the vicinity.
     
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    You are correct.
     
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    Just got back from a stay at Vdara. I loved it. Nothing I hate more than having to schlep my luggage for miles through a casino to get to the elevators. At Vdara they are right there, steps from the entrance and the check-in desk. Aria and Bellagio are both a short walk away, Cosmo just a little further. I ate most of my meals at Aria but I did have breakfast at the Market Café at Vdara and my veggie skillet was delicious.

    I took a shuttle there but I was told self parking is in the Aria garage. However the Lyft/Uber/Taxi/Shuttle drop off is right outside the main entrance. I also heard they fixed the death ray by putting a film coating over the windows at Aria.
     
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    All the beds on the far side of the Vdara pool (the majority) are required to have their umbrellas up until 1pm (death ray). Attendants will put them up again if you try to take them down.
     
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