Tucked away in the northwest corner of Las Vegas’ CityCenter, Vdara is the “goody two-shoes” of CC’s sprawling new complex. This all-suite hotel is non-gaming and non-smoking. With no poker tables, smoking lounges or Michelin-rated restaurants here, you’ll find a toned down version of Vegas (the lobby even turns quiet during late night hours), while still being in close proximity* to ARIA. If you’re looking for less rowdy, more subdued accommodations, Vdara is the place. *The walk from Vdara to ARIA’s North Valet Entrance takes two minutes.
Property Overview: At 57 stories and 1,459 suites, Vdara is no boutique hotel—but feels like one. The lobby is anything but massive, there’s only one restaurant, one bar and one small coffee cart, while still being a short walk, or monorail ride (the hotel shares a stop with Bellagio), away from the rest of CityCenter.
Rooms: Every one of Vdara’s suites— from the basic 582-square-foot Deluxe Suites to the multi-level Penthouses—come furnished with fully equipped kitchens including refrigerators, electric cook tops, convection microwaves and dining tables. Select suites even come loaded with a washer and dryer! While we normally wouldn’t plan on cooking meals (nonetheless doing a load of laundry) while on a Vegas trip, it’s these amenities that will surely stand out to long-term guests. Modern design with neutral, earthy tones (and the occasional splash of color, like our Deluxe Room’s lime green leather chair, shown below) rules Vdara’s rooms, reminding us more of a luxury high-rise condo building in an urban setting, than a near-the-Strip Vegas hotel. A home away from home.
Booking Note: We’ve included a photo of a sample Vdara floor plan, where rooms face northeast or southwest. During our visit in winter, we stayed in a south-facing room and enjoyed direct sunlight throughout the entire day (plus evening views of ARIA lit-up). Request to stay on the highest level as possible, as we heard that some of the lower level rooms (around the 5th floor) had “views” of a parking garage.
Food/Entertainment: Food options at Vdara are limited—certainly too limited for a hotel property—but luckily ARIA’s behemoth “food court” of celeb chefs’ restaurants are just minutes away by foot. Shooting off from Vdara’s lobby, Silk Road Restaurant offers Contemporary American small plates throughout the day and outdoor swings entice thirsty guests at the hotel’s Bar Vdara. Don’t forget the fully loaded kitchens in every suite for in-room cooking or dining.
Deals: With lowest room rates of $124, Vdara claims the prize for CityCenter’s lowest average room rate. Even lower, is Vdara’s “Winter Special” Third-Night Free deal, which pushes the average room rate to just $99/room. We searched rates for both deals and average nightly rates varied all over the place with the obvious highest rates on weekends, yet with some surprisingly low rates for the next two weeks (midweek). Not bad for a brand new hotel suite just steps away from ARIA and CityCenter.