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Vdara

Aussicht auf Aria, Monte Carlo, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay

At a Glance

    Pros

  • Quiet retreat right in the middle of the action
  • efficiency kitchens
  • spa

    Cons

  • lacks the excitement of splashy resort properties
  • Market Cafe restaurant is ho-hum

Fodorite Reviews

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Vdara Review

This low-key property is actually a hotel-condo, with beautiful independently owned suites that have efficiency kitchens, pull-out sofas, and lots of extra space. Each room also has a media hub with ports for MP3 players, digital cameras, DVD players, and gaming consoles. Bathrooms aren't as spacious as they could be, but the built-in seat in the walk-in shower is a refreshing addition. Because Vdara has a more laid-back vibe than Aria and the Mandarin Oriental, the Pool & Lounge Vdara feels like a private swimming hole. All guests receive individualized attention here, and guests can order everything from suntan lotion to tapas and made-to-order cocktails. This personal attention continues in the spa (dubbed Spa & Salon Vdara), where a eucalyptus steam room and smoothie bar are among the main attractions. Bar Vdara is a bit sleepy; for more action, take the short walk over to the casino at Aria.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2600 W. Harmon Ave., Center Strip, Las Vegas, NV, 89158 | Map It
  • Phone: 702/590–2111; 866/745–7111
  • Website:
  • Location: Center Strip

    Hotel Details

  • 1,495 suites
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 05-28-2014

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    Quiet, Contemporary choice in Las Vegas

    This was my husband and I's last stop on our honeymoon. Found a great deal for this hotel, otherwise I do not think we could have afforded it. Check in was the easiest of our trip - no lines and a very nice employee. Our room was a suite with a kitchen, sofa area, and bathroom. Loved all the small details like the vanity mirror for makeup, the blackout curtains, the cool light fixtures, and the ceasarstone in the bathroom. Sheets were clean and the mattress was very comfortable. It was close enough for us to the strip - we didn't mind walking and checking out the other hotels in the area and the City Center shops. Prices in the cafe were expensive so we went elsewhere for breakfast the next morning. Complimentary valet service was nice to me - we did not have to lug everything through a parking structure. Overall a great hotel and would highly recommend it.

    by KellyK23, 9/22/12
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    An inhuman customer service

    We were excited by the glitzy city corner suite on the 42nd floor, all three of us, my husband, my 2.5 year old and I. We reached on a thursday and were excited at how it was to check-in. We reached the room and realized we had to call room service for everything - utensils, flatware, even a hair dryer. It seemed the room was well equipped in case you were there for a bachelor party - but not family friendly. The first day went by fine. By some stroke of bad luck we decided to use the pool the next day. The staff was friendly and it was a lot of fun. Untill later that afternoon when my little one woke up from him nap and his left eye was encrusted with greenish matter. We cleaned him up, saw it was reddish and so I instantly used some saline solution to help out the poor lad. 3 hours later, nothing. We put a phone call to our nurses line and awaited a response before further action. (This is important as Vdara guest services claims we didn't seek appropriate medical attention). We put the little one to sleep around 8 (we are awful parents for not seeking medical attention, but hey at least we put him to bed on time!). He woke up that morning with is eye even worse. Being the nice human being I am, I called front desk to inform them about the incident and that they should get their pool checked. With a flight to catch, a rental car to return, food to eat and packing to be done in a matter of 2 hours, the Vdara guest services took at least an hour to dispatch security (it was delayed as my husband had taken my son to get some OTC medicines and possibly catch a glimpse of the lion at MGM) The security guy was somber and refused to smile or make us feel - 'better'. He took pictures, had me write the incident and then gave us some saline solution and told us to contact the incident line to check on the status. Come Monday I call the line and get a voicemail. Of course.... there are so many incidents that they probably don't have the time to answer. I receive a phone call bright and early from their customer relationships person who doesn't start the conversation by 'let me first apologize' or 'how is your son' but with a very business and professional attitude that said 'we ain't going to give you nothing for your trouble, coz it's not our fault'. Yes of course, it's not your fault because my son who's been in pools around the world in the 2.5 years he's been in this world including places in India, France, Germany - but only contracts an eye infection from a pool in a $250 a night hotel! Yes sir - it our fault that in a matter of hours, there was redness, green discharge and an encrusted shut eye- that caused my precious hours of pain and susceptibility to light. So I have to hang up on this individual as I am entering my son's day care center and as awful a parent as I am, I prefer not using my cell phone and giving my child 100% of my attention while dropping him off. With a promise to call her back I get to work, minding my own business, when around 2:30 this Laura person from CHUBB insurance calls me. Her tone is rude right off the bat. Now I know what it feels like to talk to the collection agency. With no prior knowledge, Ms. CHUBB and the Vdara crew think it's perfectly ok to transfer the case and have her call me on my cell phone during work hours. So I decided to indulge and the ordeal starts. She instantly attacks my parenting skills yet again by asking me whether I took my son to the doctor, and what happened, and fact checking things like 'you mentioned you played the dipping game - what does that mean' and 'what was your son doing in the pool for over an hour' and 'why would you keep a toddler out in the pool for so long'. she then offered to compensated me for the cost of medicines and the medical co-pay and when I said I am not interested in a $50 compensation she was surprised that it all only cost that much (What can I say, tech companies these days offer some great benefits and the time I wasted talking to her was worth well over $50) It all boiled down to the fact that this individual (who I ended up calling a royal b****) wanted to make it amply clear that their client was not negligent and whatever happened to my son while we stayed there was something I made up, or am over reacting to. I have seen better customer service in third world countries than at Vdara. Those staid, unconcerned faces and emotionally devoid voices will continue to haunt me for at least a few more hours, after which I will never return to that hotel. Families, hide your kids and please skip this awfully in human institution if you can.

    by rootuj, 4/16/13

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