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Aria Hotel Reviews

Night view of Hotel Aria and Casino Structure

Image Source: Flickr by Ken Lund

If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas, you know how very big everything on the strip is. The hotels, the signs, and the theaters are all larger than life. When it comes to hotels, there are so many excellent choices that it can be difficult to book the right accommodations for your trip. You may feel overwhelmed by the scope of the city and the sheer number of choices. In order to help you make the best choice, we will look at the Aria Hotel and a few of its competitors. We’ve selected competitors similar in size, price, and amenities as the Aria Hotel to keep the recommendations within your desired price and location.

The Aria Hotel and Casino

Aria hotel building on night

Image Source: Flickr by vtravelled

The Aria Hotel and Casino is a hotel located at the midpoint of the Las Vegas strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s located within walking distance of the MGM Grand, the Cosmopolitan, and the Bellagio. This facility offers spacious rooms, well-appointed entrances and common areas, room service, concierge service, restaurants, bellhop service, and more. Built in 2009, the Aria is designed to feel chic and modern from its clean architectural lines to its luxurious spa. At the heart of the strip, the Aria Hotel is a hip destination for high-class fun.

Amenities

The Aria boasts high-tech luxury at every turn. Every room features keyless locks, personal automation, and in-room tablets that control lighting, temperature, draperies, music, dining, etc. All of the rooms are excellent at Aria, but for a little more luxury you can upgrade to a Sky Suite, which features incredible views of the strip, additional flat-screen TVs, a personal concierge, and access to the private Sky Suites Lounge. 98% of the rooms at the Aria are non-smoking, so if you need to light up, you must have access to the high roller suites.

If you’re looking for a VIP experience, book a room at the Aria Hotel Tower Suites. The Tower features a private entrance, access to the Tower Suites Lounge, personal concierge service, priority taxi service, and a table at JEWEL nightclub. A stay at the Tower Suites will take your Las Vegas experience to a new level.

The Aria also features a year-round pool area with a gorgeous garden theme. Their three ellipse-shaped pools are surrounded by palm trees. You can grab a drink at the Liquid Pool Lounge and listen to the poolside DJ. The luxury spa is worth a visit or several visits during your stay. Check out the Shio Salt Room and the heated stone beds. ALIBI lounge is also available to hotel guests, specializing in premium beverages and fresh food.

Parking at the Aria Hotel is best done by valet as accessing the parking garage can be tricky. There are two valet areas so note which one you left your car at. It’s quite a walk over to the strip, but there are lovely shops to make the walk well worth it.

Rates

Rates for the Aria Hotel vary depending on the type of room you book and the dates you choose for your trip. For example, for the week of November 26 to 30, 2018, rates start at $459 per night for a Deluxe King room and go up to $1,050 for a 2-room penthouse. The week of December 3 to 7, 2018, rates start at $128 for a Deluxe King room and go up to $675 for a two-room penthouse.

How It Compares

We’ve selected several other hotels to compare with the Aria Hotel:

  • The Mirage Las Vegas
  • SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand
  • Caesars Palace

Aria Hotel

Rates $

The Aria Hotel features some of the nicer accommodations on the strip and is more expensive than most hotels. Rates can range from $128 per night up to $1,050 per night.

Concierge Services - 5 Stars

The Aria Hotel features a dedicated concierge lounge with over 50 associates and eight Les Clefs d’Or, or specialists ready to take your trip to the next level. If you stay in one of the Sky Suites, you will enjoy your own personal concierge.

Rooms & Amenities - 5 Stars

All rooms at the Aria feature upgraded technology, including 42-inch LCD HD TVs that can connect to a laptop and control room automation and devices like game consoles and MP3 players. Each room has dimmable lighting, temperature controls, music, wake-up calls, and draperies that are controlled by a single remote control. There is also a bedside tablet that features room controls. Every bathroom has dual sinks, a private bathroom, a shower with a bench, and a separate soaking tub.

Accommodations at the Aria start with the Deluxe King room. This 520 square-foot room features one king bed, a foyer, a dressing area, a dresser with a granite top, a workstation with wired and wireless internet, and a laptop safe. It also has a fully stocked mini bar, plush robes, and a deluxe bathroom.

The next step up in rooms at the Aria is the Corner Suite. This 920 square-foot suite has a separate bedroom with one king bed with a custom mattress. There are two closets, a dressing area, and a dresser with a granite top. This room includes a stocked mini bar, plush robes, a workstation, and a safe. The bathroom features a 20-inch LCD TV, a stone shower, and whirlpool tub.

For the ultimate in luxury, book the Sky Suites Two-Bedroom Penthouse. This 2050 square-foot room features floor-to-ceiling windows, unmatched views, custom decor, and access to the private Sky Pool. Your room has a spa-inspired bathroom and you’ll enjoy access to private clubs and restaurants.

Food & Drinks - 5 Stars

You’ll have a wide variety of choices when it comes to dining at the Aria. Whether you’re looking for an upscale, fine-dining experience or you need a quick bite, there’s something to meet your needs. The Jean Georges Steakhouse features Kobe A5 beef, the best beef in the world. Carbone features timeless Italian cuisine. Catch will delight you with Asian-inspired seafood. Aria restaurants feature some of the best wine selections in the world. There’s also the Aria cafe for a quick meal before heading out to see the sights.

Nearby Attractions - 5 Stars

While at the Aria Hotel, you’ll be close to some of the greatest attractions Vegas has to offer. Check out Cher or Britney Spears in concert, party at the JEWEL nightclub, check out the fine art collection, and have a great time at the game room. There’s also access to shopping on the strip, museums, escape room experiences, and more. 

PROS

  • Mid-strip where all the action is    
  • Newly built and clean
  • Rates are affordable for many price points

CONS

  • Book up quickly
  • Farther off the strip than some hotels
  • Not one of the classic Vegas hotels

The Mirage Las Vegas

The Mirage Las Vegas is the ultimate Las Vegas resort experience. This 4-star resort and casino features AAA 4-Diamond quality rooms, a live volcano fountain on display, shopping, dining, and many family-friendly activities. While staying at The Mirage, you can see a live dolphin show and visit the famous white tigers from Siegfried and Roy’s famous shows. You can catch lots of live shows or relax at the pool and spa. The Mirage has something for everyone.

Rates $

The Mirage features rooms that are more affordable for families and budget-conscious travelers. Rooms start at $45 per night and go up to $3,650 per night.

Concierge Services - 4 Stars

The Mirage features excellent concierge services, with associates ready to help you book shows, tours, or dining reservations. The Mirage participates in the M-Life program, which allows repeat visitors to store points toward discounts or free entertainment.

Rooms & Amenities - 4 Stars

This 394 square-foot room features one king bed, a dresser, a luxurious bathroom, a mini bar, and WiFi access.

This 812 square-foot room features a deluxe entryway, a luxurious bathroom, a full sitting area with a large, flat-screen TV, deluxe bedding, and a larger window.

This spacious, 8500 square-foot villa is the height of luxury. It features soaring ceiling, marble decor, a media room, a private garden, a private entrance, three king beds, 11 TVs, a wet bar, a mini bar, and more. This is truly the VIP vacation experience.

Food & Drinks - 4 Stars

The Mirage features a wide range of restaurant choices to satisfy the differing tastes of the resort’s guests. Families will enjoy the Cravings Buffet and the California Pizza Kitchen. If you’re looking for a night out, you might try Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak. If you’re out with a group, check out Otoro, with dishes made for sharing.

Nearby Attractions - 5 Stars

The Mirage is in the heart of Las Vegas, so you’ll have access to the best entertainment the city has to offer. Check out The Beatles—Love, by Cirque du Soleil, or a comedy show featuring Tosh.O. The Mirage itself has tons of entertainment choices, including Cher live and The Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.

PROS

  • Huge resort with tons of options
  • Very affordable
  • Easy strip access

CONS

  • Older hotel with older rooms
  • Can feel large and impersonal
  • Not as many VIP options

SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand

The MGM Grand is a resort and casino located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The Mirage and the MGM Grand may be the most recognizable hotels on the south Las Vegas Strip. This massive resort offers thousands of rooms, shopping, all kinds of dining options, shows, and more. Their rooms range from basic king and queen rooms to large penthouses with incredible strip views. A new addition to the famous MGM Grand is the SKYLOFTS. These one-, two-, and three-bedroom lofts offer an upgraded Las Vegas experience. 

Rates $$

SKYLOFTS start at about $850 per night and can go up to $3,000 per night.

Concierge Services - 5 Stars

Guests staying in the SKYLOFTS will have access to their own personal concierge 24 hours a day.

Rooms & Amenities - 5 Stars

The MGM SKYLOFTS offer one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites that are the height of luxury. The one-bedroom loft comes in at 1,400 square feet. The two- and three-bedroom suites offer 3,000 and 6,000 square feet, respectively. All the lofts feature the following amenities:

  • Beverage Selection
  • Complimentary Electronics
  • Dream/Spa Butlers
  • Environment Remote
  • Espresso Machine
  • Heated Towel Rack
  • iHome ® and iPod ® Docking Stations
  • Immersion Chamber
  • In-LOFT Check-in
  • In-LOFT Massages
  • Infinity Edge Spa Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Packing/Unpacking Assistance
  • Personal Concierge Service
  • Personal Escort in Elevators
  • Personalized Stationery
  • Pillow Menu
  • Pre-Arrival Concierge Service
  • Preferred Seating
  • Pressing Services
  • Private Bar
  • Shoe Shine Services
  • SKYLobby/Topgolf Lounge
  • SKYlounge
  • Turndown Service
  • TV in the Mirror
  • Video Game System Consoles
  • VIP Entry

Food & Drinks - 5 Stars

The MGM Grand offers a wide variety of food and drink options to choose from. There’s fine dining at Morimoto Las Vegas or Joel Robuchon. For more casual options, check out the MGM Grand Buffet, Tap Sports Bar, or Bonanno’s Italian Pizzeria.

Nearby Attractions - 5 Stars

The MGM Grand features two of the greatest attractions in Las Vegas—Ka by Cirque du Soleil and David Copperfield. If these don’t suit your taste, check out one of the many comedy or variety shows. Your personal SKYLOFT concierge can help you find the perfect show.

PROS

  • New and modern lofts
  • In the heart of the strip
  • MGM Grand is massive and has many amenities

CONS

  • May feel large and impersonal
  • Very expensive
  • Bookings fill up quickly

Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace is another popular resort and casino in the south Las Vegas strip. Located near The Mirage, The MGM Grand, The Bellagio, and many others, Caesars is in the heart of the action. With room accommodations across a range of price points, lots of dining and shopping options, a well as a pool, spa, and on-site salon, Caesars Palace will spoil you with luxury.

Rates $

Caesars Palace offers rooms starting at just $114 per night, with suites and villas for as much as $5,000 to $35,000 per night.

Concierge Services - 3 Stars

This hotel offers a full-service concierge from 8 AM to 9 PM in the hotel lobby. The concierge will be happy to help you customize your vacation.

Rooms & Amenities - 4 Stars

Caesars Palace offers a wide range of rooms, suites, and villas to accommodate many kinds of guests. Here is a sample of what is offered:

This room features one king bed, a luxury bathroom, and deluxe bedding.

This suite features 1,400 square feet of opulent splendor. It offers deluxe bedding, marble finishings, and an open floor plan.

This is Caesars’ only rooftop villa. Featuring 10,300 square feet of luxury, booking this villa is an experience you will never forget.

Food & Drinks - 5 Stars

Caesars Palace offers a wide range of dining options on their property. If you’re looking to go upscale, check out Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen. For more casual options, check out the in-room dining or the food court.

Nearby Attractions - 5 Stars

You can catch several great shows at this resort, including Celine Dion and the irreverent-but-hilarious Absinthe. From comedy to cabaret, there’s something for everyone.

PROS

  • Huge resort with tons of options
  • A wide range in pricing
  • The resort is right at center-strip

CONS

  • A huge resort that’s hard to navigate
  • Older hotel
  • Fewer luxury spa options

Conclusion

If you are looking for a resort in Las Vegas, there’s no shortage of fantastic options. The Aria Resort and Casino is just one of many, but it’s a 5-star option. With luxury, high-tech accommodations, great spa options, and dynamite dining, this is the place to stay. The only downside is Aria is a bit off the strip, but it’s a sacrifice worth making. The other resorts are fantastic, but Aria is worth checking out on your next trip to fabulous Las Vegas.

Featured Image Source: flickr by Sarah Stierch

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