On arrival (8pm) we had no wait but were disappointed to be given a room on the 12th floor having e-mailed asking for one high up. We made a bit of a fuss and were rewarded with a move to the 32nd floor (although we'd been told there was no way to move unless we didn't want a room on the strip side).
When we got to the room I have to say the view was fantastic,everything we had hoped for.We could see the Strip,the Bellagio fountains,the Rio and the mountains,so pleased.
The room itself was excellent, enough storage space,fantastically comfortable bed with huge soft pillows.The bathroom was huge with a soaking tub that is big enough for two.
The maid service is brilliant even laying out our toiletries on flannels and tidying up things we had left on the coffee table in the living area.
The fridge is particularly handy.
Whatever dealings I had with front desk,housekeeping(oh yes do get bathrobes) and the concierge were polite and efficient.
Location wise The Vdara is perfect,we were originally booked into The Elara but changed after reading dodgy reviews on here which then picked up so we wondered if we had done the right thing. The answer is yes The Vdara is much closer to the Strip than The Elara and even if you choose to walk through The Bellagio you don't have to go via the smokier casino part to get to the Strip.
Do utilize the tram system to save your legs when going south on the strip. It's best to walk out the Bellagio exit over the bridge to get it at that stop rather that walking via The Aria and Crystals shopping mall to get to The Monte Carlo.
Another big plus for us was the smoke free environment. After living in a largely smokeless UK it was a reminder of the "old days" walking in cigarette smoke fumes and it was not pleasant.
My only criticism is of the marketplace eatery. It is expensive,very busy at breakfast and the only time we had to use it the meal was substandard.
They did give a complete refund when I returned the meal.
The pool area is small and does get quite windy at times.which means it is possible to feel cold in Vegas on leaving the pool..
We checked out via the TV system so didn't have to wait at the front desk line,left our baggage with the bell hop so we could enjoy our final hours.
We were happy also with the hotel lift staff making sure that guests only have access to the rooms, you also need to prove residency to access the pool area.
Overall we would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Vegas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Do Vegas differently and escape to Vdara Hotel & Spa at ARIA Las Vegas. This breathtaking eco-friendly, non-gaming, smoke-free, all-suite retreat by MGM Resorts International is unlike any other hotel on The Strip. Vdara Hotel & Spa is steps away from ARIA Resort & Casino and connected to Bellagio. Vdara is also a half-mile from the Roller Coaster at New York New York, and 1 mile from the Forum Shops. Amenities in suite kitchens/kitchenettes include refrigerators, stove-tops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils (upon request). The resort fee is added to all room reservations upon check-in. Hotel resort fee includes: high-speed Internet access (in-suite), local & toll-free calls, Fitness Center access, newspaper available daily, two bottles of water per day, and turndown service upon request. Vdara is also dog-friendly (not pet-friendly) and welcomes dogs up to 70lbs, or two dogs with a combined weight of 70lbs. There is an additional $50 per night fee per V Dog reservation along with $75 per stay non-refundable cleaning fee. ... more less
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