Great Location, Features, Room Size Posted Jul 20, 2013
My girlfriend and I stayed in the "City Corner Suite" at Vdara for 4 nights. It was an excellent experience. Many reviewers have complained about the location of Vdara on the strip. I actually couldn't have been more pleased with the location. At Vdara, there is extremely easy and quick access to the Bellagio or a free tram that will take you about 3 hotels over. We walked the entire strip up and down, and the quality of the hotels in the middle of the strip are MUCH better than the dingy and outdated hotels as you proceed north or south along the strip. Thus, Vdara has a great location. The atmosphere feels very clean, open, modern, new, stylish, young, and fairly quiet. There are no slot machines, etc. After a long day/night of walking around doing activities, we were met with a palpable feeling of relaxation as soon as we opened the doors leading from the Bellagio into Vdara. It's just a completely different feel than the other hotels. It totally felt like "home" as soon as you arrive, nice and quiet/relaxing. Customer service was EXCELLENT all around. The bellhop, front desk, pool reps, and even housekeeping went out of their way to say hi and be friendly. This was very nice and added to the warm and welcoming feeling during our time at Vdara. The City Corner Suite was SUPERB. It has something like 750+ sq. ft. and had a live-in kitchen with fridge, stove cooktop (no oven), sink w/ garbage disposal, washer/drier, etc. It's essentially a 5-star condo. The bed was a king and so very comfortable. The sheets and comforter and pillows felt so high quality. I normally have trouble sleeping away from home but had zero troubling going right to sleep here. Our room on the 39th floor was very quiet. We did not hear any other guests at all and were able to sleep through the night without any disturbance other than an occasional siren or motorcycle exhaust down on the street in the early morning. It really was very, very quiet overall. The window shades around the 270 degree view of windows were all automated and had two levels; one was a regular shade for privacy that still let in some light, and the other was a "blackout shade" that kept it very dark and made it easy to sleep in a bit. This is a great feature because it was all controlled by buttons on the wall near the light switches. I have nothing negative to say about Vdara. We had a wonderful experience here. Checking out via my iPhone through a link provided in an email on our last day there took no more than a minute and showed all of the charges accrued over our stay. Unfortunately, there is a $25/night fee for staying at any hotel on the strip and then that gets taxed, so it came out to be $28/night, but we basically knew this when we booked the room and were expecting it. My girlfriend also had no trouble using the free WiFi on her iPhone, but after countless attempts on my exact same model iPhone 5, I was unable to use it and had to use my data plan to use the Internet. We were given a number to call for tech support by a girl at the front desk, but I never pursued it and just kept using my AT&T data, which wasn't too slow up there on the 39th floor, although not the fastest either (getting 4 bars of 4G). Lastly, the pool was not overly occupied during our time there. They provide free towels and food/drinks. It never got too busy and there were always extra chairs to claim to put down your stuff while you're swimming. There were even a few mini pools to reserve if you wanted to, but we just used the main public pool. It would have been nice if there were two large pools like many other hotels to split up the crowd a little, but we made do just fine in the one pool. It didn't ever get too crowded that it wasn't fun, but it was fairly busy. Overall, I'd recommend Vdara to anyone. It was a wonderful experience staying there.