ARIA Resort & Casino
What We Love
- The Jean-Georges Steakhouse
- Central Strip location
- The Spa’s Shio salt room and Japanese Ganbanyoku Stone Beds
- Shows like Cirque du Soleil's Zarkana
What To Know
- Perfect for travelers looking for nightlife and easy access to casinos
- Spa facilities are free for those that book treatments, but cost extra for those that don't
- A resort fee per night will be collected at the property upon check-in
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas excels at exclusivity in the midst of the Strip’s hottest action. Slick architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli is behind the sleek, curvilinear look of the theme-free glass, 4,004-room tower, which also happens to be the world’s largest LEED Gold–certified building. Light floods the leafy lobby, the entrée to ARIA’s resplendence—think 16 restaurants; eight bars, clubs, and lounges; three pools; and a 150,000-square-foot casino. Guest rooms are done up in muted tones, with pops of dark purple or sage, which lets the views take center stage. From your bed, gaze out at the lights and relax: it’s possible to control everything from the curtains to the television to the Do Not Disturb sign from one bedside panel. Start your ARIA experience at the spa, where you can clear your mind in the Shio salt room or sweat out the toxins on the heated Ganbanyoku beds before a Thai poultice massage. Your dinner reservation may be the hardest choice you make here. Head to the promenade level for memorable Wagyu beef at Jean Georges Steakhouse, sup on tapas and sangria at stylish Julian Serrano, or enjoy a farm-to-table feast at Chef Shawn McClain’s Sage. After trying your luck at the tables, hit up the intimate GOLD Boutique Club, a 1950s inspired drinking den, or sample the creative cocktails on offer at ALIBI. ARIA is the exclusive home of Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil, a stunning acrobatic spectacular set in a fantastical world of whimsy and romance.
In the Area
For a little retro fun, take the short taxi ride to the nonprofit Pinball Hall of Fame, the world’s largest collection of machines, or head to the Neon Boneyard, the final resting place of the city’s glittering signs. A few blocks off the Strip, not attached to any casino, you can find Oktoberfest every day at the only location outside Munich of Hofbrauhaus, the world’s most famous beer hall. Need to escape the Vegas scene? Check out the Hoover Dam. Built more than 70 years ago, it’s still a wonder at 726 feet high, 1,244 feet long and 660 feet thick.
How to Get There
Very nice hotel, great rooms that are controlled with a tablet. Makes it easy to check out, control the curtains, TV, lighting, A/C and so forth. Had a couple of small issues with the room (a light out and a drawer pull that came off) and maintenance took care of the items very promptly (within 5 minutes of calling). The bed was very comfortable, the shower and bath were upscale with good water pressure. The room was quiet and we really liked to the ability to set the wake function on the tablet to open the drapes and turn on the lights.
The staff was very polite and attentive as well as fast. We checked in quickly, had the car brought up from valet quickly and generally have very good to excellent service. The rest of the experience was very good, fun casino, upscale crowd, the food quality was great at the buffet and at the restaurants and the gym was nicer than the InShape we go to at home.
The only reason we gave 4 stars instead of 5 is the multitude of fees, taxes, and ridiculous prices charged for a la carte items. For example a 1 liter bottle of water was $21.75 and a coke from the mini bar was $12.75. Needless to say we went to CVS and bought snacks and mixers. The "resort fee" included the gym and wifi but not much else. Also it seems the resort fee varies on the booking since it was 3 different charges for the 3 couples in our group. And lastly we were surprised at the large number of smokers and general smokeyness of the casino. Granted we are from California were the state has pretty much outlawed smoking everywhere but it was more that we expected.
Stunning facility and modern decor. Pool areas tropical, green with landscaping and inviting to get away from the smoke of Vegas (when other hotels pools are just concrete open slabs and not lush like the Aria pools). Loved the soaker tub and self closing curtain features in room. Aria buffet is lovely and has nice personable staff. The $50 a day upgrade to eat in the lounge was very enjoyable to eat a full breakfast, avoid line ups for coffee and to grab some waters for the day (and the concierge there was very friendly and helpful). Does any of this matter when you are charged fees upon check out for putting your own things in the mini bar and setting off sensors? That bitter taste stays.... figure out some middle ground as to not repeatedly piss off your guests over the mini bar... or new future guests be warned and do not open that stupid fridge and maybe you’ll be spared negative memories outweighing any good ones:)
Aria Las Vegas was a big winner!! One of the quietest rooms, most comfortable beds and secure hotels I have stayed at. They have all the amenities. Easy access to other places with the Aria tram. The Resort Lounge and Concierge is a great addition to your room reservation both for the staff, breakfast, evening hors d'oeuvres, drinks and snacks as well a place to relax.
A "safe bet" in Vegas!