Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
What We Love
- Prime location in CityCenter with easy access to the Strip
- A serene, Zen-like atmosphere unusual for Las Vegas
- Ultra-contemporary LEED-certified design
What To Know
- There are stellar bars and restaurants but no casinos or nightclubs (they're just a short walk away though)
- The pool is closed from November to February and occasionally on windy days at other times of year
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Serene CityCenter stay that adds a dose of sophistication to the Strip, with two pools, a spa and haute French fare
The opulent, otherworldly interiors of the Waldorf are more Hong Kong than Vegas. So it’s no surprise that this “Zen City” hotel, with its sustainable architecture, tranquil atmosphere, and non-gaming/nonsmoking policy attracts a particularly stylish set. There’s a hushed sexiness to the Sky Lobby, with its glowing black marble floors, curving art installations and abstract, umbrella-like lights, which float above the lounge. And the other common spaces reference Asian design traditions without resorting to the typical Vegas kitsch. Even Standard Rooms are sumptuously outfitted with chic Asian-inspired furnishings, high-end linens, marble baths, and tech-forward amenities like a futuristic lighting and sound system, electronic blackout curtains, and a 42-inch flat-screen TV (plus a smaller one in the bathroom), all controlled by a touchscreen tablet next to the bed. Thoughtful extras, from champagne glasses to aromatic bath salts, add warmth to the thoroughly modern space. Two lap pools, a plunge pool, and two Jacuzzis float above the glittering CityCenter complex on the eighth floor offer every manner of pampering (think free mini-smoothies, snacks and attendants to clean your sunglasses), while the Asian-inspired spa proves equally indulgent, with 17 treatment rooms, a salon, a yoga studio and a series of heat and water experiences — steam rooms, a hammam, a laconium, an ice fountain and plunge pools — for guests to relax in before or after treatments. Book in advance to score a seat at Twist, the only U.S. restaurant from three-Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire, or take a culinary tour of Asia courtesy of the airy Mozen Bistro. Afterward, survey the sophisticated scene at the 23rd-floor bar, which has floor-to-ceiling windows that invite in glittering views of the Strip. It’s all the sin of Sin City, with the salvation of escape.
In the Area
Of course, sleeping in the self-proclaimed “Zen City” doesn’t mean skipping Vegas’s sinful pleasures altogether. The hotel is located at CityCenter, right in the middle of the action on the Strip. Futuristic skybridges and trams transport guests to nearby attractions, or you can just get a free ride in the hotel’s Mercedes-Benz. Take the skybridge over to the Daniel Libeskind–designed Crystals shopping district, where Chihuly glass sculptures and carpets made from flowers complement designer baubles by the likes of Balenciaga, Gucci and Lanvin. Your CityCenter location also gives you easy access to culinary heavyhitters, from the three-Michelin-starred Masayoshi Takayama and Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Wolfgang Puck and Todd English. For a little retro fun, take the 10-minute taxi ride to the 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.
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This is a wonderful hotel. The facility is fantastic. The rooms are beautiful. The service was exceptional but staff was not underfoot as in some luxury hotels. Understated luxury. Great location. Highly recommend.
Travel Vegas every year. Loved this place when was MO. Always stayed there. And raced about it.
Sadly. Last visit. June 2019. It is not the same.
It’s seemed dated. Somewhat run down. Dirty. Silly things like no ice machines on floors. Broken latches and shower.
But MOs key was its service standard. And sadly the service is not as good u see WA. Especially pool side. Waiters chatting it up. No one comes around to take your order or re order. A closed pool on a day when Cosmo and arias are open (next door)
At check in was assigned 2nd floor room....last time was upgraded. 450$ a night. It just isn’t justified by the current operating status.
It is not as good anymore. Certainly not the standard they are charging for the rooms. And the $45 resort fee isn’t supported by their amenities any longer. Nor their service.
Sadly. Won’t be back until I hear differently.
Nothing much has changed since the brand switched to WA. Service is still good, and the suite was fine.
I'd hoped for some new contemporary decor. I do wish that they'd get rid of tiny toiletries, for the sake of sustainability.