Guest Author “Fisherman” does a return engagement with VegasBright….and Aria Hotel
On my most recent trip to Las Vegas (early June), I stayed at Aria Hotel Casino for the second time around…and was impressed once again. Something about the feel of Aria just seems to set it apart from other Strip resorts. I’ve stayed at several MGM Resorts, and still, think that Aria is their very best.
The rooms at Aria are something special; that’s for sure. This past trip, my wife and I stayed in one of their Deluxe King rooms on the 34th floor. The room had a great view of the mountains, was super-clean, and the daily housekeeping service was outstanding.
Since Aria is one of the newest Strip hotels, technology is abundant. The entire room can be controlled by an iPad-sized touchscreen. Every light, curtain, and TV is remote-controllable, which allows for a fun joke when your spouse is in the shower.
One of the other nice features is the control panel located next to the entry. Two of the buttons are for “Privacy” and “Service”. Those are great when you are leaving for breakfast…or the pool…and would like to have housekeeping do their thing while you’re out.
During our stay, we spent a lot of time at the pool. I found the first-come, first-serve basic lounge chairs to be rather comfortable. On our first full day (Thursday), we arrived around 11:00 am and found available chairs to be abundant. There were even a good number of them under umbrellas, so we quickly grabbed a pair.
The staff has done a good job of placing trees around the outer edges for shaded areas. Drink prices at the pool are at the higher end for hotels along the Strip, but that was expected here…and the quality is high.
My wife and I have always enjoyed every aspect of our stays at the Aria…and we definitely recommend this resort. You will have high-class service and a great experience whether hanging at the pool, in the vanilla-scented casino or just enjoying the technology in your wonderful room.
Photos: [Fisherman, pool image via Aria.com, cover photo by Greg C.]