"Spacious and cozy room"
Stayed in this hotel for a conference held in Bellagio. There is a footbridge directly connecting Bellagio and Vdara so it's very convenient to me. The room was very spacious and cozy. View from the room was great. There is a small cafe on the ground floor that provide simple and quick breakfast items. We went to Aria for brunch buffet one morning which was very good. The pool and deck was great too but a bit crowded as expected. Staffs were friendly but housekeeping was a bit too slow. My room was not cleaned up even at 3pm most of the time during my one-week stay. There is no casino within this hotel and I think it's a very family friendly hotel in Vegas.
"Still My Favorite Vegas Hotel"
This is our third stay at Vdara and we are planning to book again soon. Staff make this hotel, always friendly and helpful. This hotel is unique as it is non-smoking and doesn't have a casino, so doesn't have the usual 'through traffic' which means it is exceptionally quiet. On foot the strip can be accessed via the Bellagio, Cosmopolitan or Aria. All are ten minute walk, and each option is equally good depending where you want to go. You can walk from Vdara to the Bellagio / Caesars Palace link bridge without going outside, godsend on the really hot days. There is also access to the Aria Tram, if you don't want to walk. There is a Cafe / Shop, called Market Cafe, see other review. There is also a Starbucks and Vice Versa Bar / Lounge. Rooms are well appointed and exceptionally clean and even the standard rooms are a decent size. Worth asking if there are upgrades available on the day, when you check in, and if the hotel isn't busy it will normally be an option. Free WiFi in all areas of the hotel. The only downside is the $35.00 daily resort fee + TAX = $39.68, but this is standard for Vegas. Valet parking is $25 per 24 hours and there is a self parking option, but I haven't used this. Decent sized pool on the third floor, you need to show your key card to security to enter and any bags are checked to ensure you are not bringing in any glass containers. Waitress service at the pool for food and drinks, see attached photos of the menu. The pitcher of cocktails is a good value option, it provides four drinks. Day Beds and Cabanas are available for an additional charge, Day Beds are good for couples, the Cabanas are better for small groups. All in this is a great location, my first and only choice when in Vegas.
"I shouldn't write this review and give away my secrets!"
But hey, I don't go to Vegas very often at all, so I may as well share the love. Go to the Vdarra in April and book one of the good rooms at the top, and be prepared to be upgraded! We booked a suite and got bumped up to the suite on the 50th floor that is about 1,000 square feet and has 270 degree views. You read that right! We paid around $200 a night for a room that freaking Jay Z probably books at the Vdarra! I kid you not. But, don't try this during the high season or on a weekend, I would imagine these rooms cost an arm and a leg then. But if you can go during the week, before things start picking up in late April, you may be golden. No smoking ANYWHERE in this hotel. No casino. This means you don't have to fight your way through smelly crowds of drunks to get to your room. Nope, you float right in, past the nice little bar on the ground floor, and sail right to the elevators. They play good tunes in those elevators too! The staff was super friendly and helpful. I tried booking dinner at the Thai restaurant next door, but no go. I called the concierge and he got us in! So if you stay here, use the concierge, I mean, why would you not' They have a little market with the usual overpriced hotel prices, but some of the eats were pretty good. So in a pinch when you need a snack, they have some solid options. You can grab beverages and things there to bring to your room too. The bathtub was off the hook. Soaking tub, nice products, and views of the entire city of Vegas (and beyond). 270 degree of crazy views. Out one window, the Strip, out another, you can see Red Rocks off in the distance, out another, lots of dirt and sand in the distance. The bed was huge and oh so comfy. There are blinds and also blackout blinds, all that work with remote control. I felt like a serious high roller in this room! Did I mention they have a washer and dryer, and will deliver free laundry soap to your room' Yeah, you really will want to just throw it all away and move here. Oh, and you can SEE the Strip, but the noise does not come into the room. I have no idea what they did, as when I stayed at Cesar's Palace, it was kind of noisy at night, but they do it so right at the Vdarra. They have a remote device like an iPad you can use to order room service. We did not use it, but it was fun cruising around and looking at all the options! Best stay in Vegas, why would I go anywhere else during the off season' Score.
"40th birthday trip"
Just returned and pleased we chose the vdara, because it doesn't have the casino its just a little less hectic than the other hotels. I liked the location really central good links to aria and bellagio. We liked to chill out at the pool in the morning have some lunch there then head out for the rest of the afternoon/evening. Good sized rooms, comfortable bed. I felt a bit ripped off by the resort fee. The WiFi was really poor it went off all the time, I really think there should be tea and coffee making facilities in your room. The maids did a great job, cleaning was very good. The TV was hit and my miss it took a few attempts to get it on, the remote only worked from one angle. The sink plug didn't work either but we managed. Used the market cafe handy but expensive and slow service. Despite the little issues I would happily return.
"Inconsistent Hotel but nice rooms with good views"
We stayed here for 4 nights recently and it was our first time at the Vdara. There are some things that we really liked about the Vdara, some things we hated and some things that were in the middle. I finally settled on average because we were all over the place on rating. We loved the location but had an awful check in experience. We had great cleaning and horrible cleaning so in the end I don't know what to think about this hotel. I'll try to break it down a little. A good point we thought was that it has a great location in the middle of the strip. It's easy to transition through the Bellagio and on to Caesar's Palace. It doesn't have a casino to go through so it's easy to get up to your room. The rooms have a nice view and are well set up. It has a really nice fitness room. Now for the bads....the fitness room is not nearly large enough for the fact that they offer spa services and cater to a client that might be more interested in health. It's impossible to use the weight area it's so crowded. They close everything entirely too early for being in Vegas. They don't serve after 1 am (I think that was the timing) but people come and go at all hours in Vegas. We couldn't get anything to eat at the hotel when we got there and had to wait 35 minutes for our room because their restaurant and café, etc. were closed. Our room the first night was still very dirty but we were too exhausted to care. The next night they really did a nice job cleaning. I hate that the fact that it has a kitchen and no coffee pot. That's the point of a kitchen is to have kitchen accessories. There concierge services aren't great and they only have a small area. We finally went over to the Bellagio and used their concierge. On the first night we showed up after having reserved our room and paid a deposit and they had no room at 1 am in the morning. They said that they had a lot of people check out that had made the rooms dirtier than expected. They said it would be a 20-30 minute wait. After 35 minutes I went back to the front desk (still no call) and they said that a room was ready. They did comp us the resort fees. However, now it gets worse. They knew there were 3 of us at check-in yet the person checking us in never said anything. So when we got to the room we discovered that there were no linens or the pullout and only two sets of towels. Apparently they only set up all rooms for 2 people even if you reserve for 3 (which costs you $40 more per day). So now we had to wait for them to bring up the linens. After 30 minutes I called again and told them it had been a long time and then they finally arrived. We got to the hotel at 1 am after a flight and went to bed at 3 am...that's how long it took to get checked in and settled in the hotel. Pretty bad. The smart thing would have been for the person at the front desk to have told the cleaners that there were 3 of us when they called about cleaning a room for us and asked them to make up the bed for us and put in an extra set of towels. I find it odd that reservations never actually ties to housekeeping. The bathroom was very nice. We had a nice stay but I'm not sold that it's worth coming back to. I did like the fact that it was easier to get the desk area since it's a smaller hotel. Wifi was included which we liked. There is a starbucks for a $5 small coffee which is handy. This hotel doesn't strike me as a fun one for kids but in all fairness we did not see the pool area.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM