An Honest Review of the Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas

Updated on August 27, 2019
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Compared with the overwhelming hotels on the strip, Jeannie loves the laid-back feel of the Vdara.

Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas
Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas | Source

Recently I had the pleasure of staying at Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas. I wanted to share my experience with other people who may be considering staying there in the future.

I know what you're thinking: The Vdara looks too upscale for me—can I afford it? Is it too far from the Strip? What is the deal with the robot butlers? Let me tell you all about my experience at the Vdara so you can determine if it is the place for you.


The Vdara Is a Place to Relax

If you want to go to Vegas to get rowdy with all your friends, this might not be the spot for you. However, if you want to go to Vegas to actually relax, it is excellent. It has a relaxing pool, it's super quiet, has a nice spa in the building, and there is no casino. Also, each room is a suite, so you don't have to specifically ask for one.

I know what you are thinking. There is no casino in Vdara? That's right! And you know what? We didn't miss it one bit. The hotel is basically attached to Aria, which does have a casino. Vdara also has a walkway into the Bellagio, which has a casino as well. Do you like Cosmopolitan? It's basically right beside it and it's easy to get to from Vdara. In my opinion, Cosmopolitan has the best casino in Vegas. So you have easy access to three major casinos. You won't miss it at all.

Since Vdara does not have a casino, that helps keep down a lot of the chaos and noise that you might hear at other Las Vegas resorts. You really can't hear much outside noise either. The place is practically soundproof. I couldn't even hear other guests at the hotel unless they were in the hallway outside our door. It's perfect for getting a good night's sleep.

One of my favorite things about Vdara is it is smoke-free. If you've been to Vegas before, you know many of the casinos are filled with smoke. Some of the older hotels smell like smoke even if you request a smoke-free room. This is not the case with Vdara. It's wonderful to walk around the entire location and not smell cigarette smoke.

If relaxation is your goal, Vdara is the perfect spot to be slightly off the Strip, but close to all the action.

View from the room at Vdara Hotel & Spa
View from the room at Vdara Hotel & Spa | Source

It's a Suite Deal

Every single room at Vdara is a suite, and it's amazing! Usually, you have to specifically ask for a suite or pay extra for one, but not here. You can, however, specifically ask for a room with a view, which we did. We had a beautiful view of the fountains at Bellagio and the Strip.

Each room comes with some type of kitchen. Even our basic room came with a refrigerator, microwave, and stovetop. If you want to borrow pots or pans, you simply call and it is brought to your room. For me, I personally do not want to go on vacation and worry about cooking and cleaning, but if you have food allergies, this might be just perfect for you. Cooking your own meals is easy here.

The bathroom is very pretty as well. There is a large soaking tub and a separate shower. It feels very luxurious. If I had one complaint about the hotel, though, it would be a lack of washcloths and towels. We had to ask for extra because they only gave two fresh bath towels and two fresh washcloths each day. If you are going to the pool and walking around a lot in the heat, it's likely a couple will need double that amount. Other than that, it was everything we expected.

Robot Butlers at the Vdara
Robot Butlers at the Vdara | Source

Did I Mention the Robot Butlers?

You want to know something that really makes Vdara stand out? They have robot butlers that will wait on you. Yes! You can order room service from a tablet in your room and one of their robots will bring it to you. Keep in mind, this is mostly intended for small snacks, drinks, and other small items, but come on! A robot will bring you some coffee! It doesn't get much better than that.

The robots' names are Jett and Fetch. They are super cute and more than happy to deliver to your room. We found if you happen to need medicine, they are perfect because they will bring cough drops, ibuprofen, etc. This is great if you happen to catch a cold while staying there (I am speaking from experience on this one), but I can imagine if you party too hard in Vegas, medicine coming straight to your door is perfect.

The Pool at Vdara Hotel & Spa
The Pool at Vdara Hotel & Spa | Source

The Pool at Vdara

OK, let's talk about the pool. I always pay a lot of attention to the pool area anywhere I go. Vdara has a lovely pool area. It is pretty laid back with a large pool and a Jacuzzi/whirlpool area. There are a good amount of chairs and seating, so that is no issue either.

The pool does have cabana options that are reasonably priced when compared to other locations in Vegas. They also bring you fresh fruit if you are paying for upgraded seating. However, there's plenty of free seating at the pool. There are also servers that can bring you food and drinks no matter where you are seated.

The entire vibe at this pool is a relaxing one. There are no giant floats. The music is subtle. Although there were some families staying here, we didn't find there were too many children running about at the pool. It's a nice place to chill out after you've been running around all over Vegas.

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The Price for Vdara Is Reasonable

I know what you must be thinking, "Wow, Vdara has to be expensive!" Wrong! Sure, it isn't as cheap as staying at the Travelodge or something, but it is far from being the priciest hotel in Vegas. It's actually quite reasonable. If you want to experience Cosmopolitan, but you can't quite afford to stay there, Vdara is a good option for you. You can stay at Vdara and visit Cosmopolitan easily.

So you may be wondering why Vdara is cheaper than many of the nicer resorts in Vegas. First, it is not technically on the Strip, although it is extremely close and you can see the Strip from many of the rooms. Trust me, when you cut through one of the nearby hotels, it still feels like you are on the Strip, so that is no issue. Second, Vdara does not have all the extras like some other Vegas hotels. As previously discussed, there is no casino. Also, there are no major shops and the dining options are limited. All of this cuts down on costs.

Since Vdara is missing some of what the higher-priced hotels offer, it doesn't cost as much. Here is what I learned—I didn't miss it! The casinos are close by. There is a Starbucks, and a small bar and restaurant. That's really all you need. If you want more options, there are plenty in the surrounding areas.


The Bottom Line on Staying at Vdara

After staying at several places in Las Vegas, I would say without hesitation that staying at Vdara was the most pleasant experience. I've found some of the bigger casinos and hotels to be overwhelming. They are fun to visit for shopping and dining, but if I get lost trying to find my way from the casino to the door, it can be a bit much.

Vdara definitely has a more relaxed feel to it than most of the other resorts in Las Vegas. If you are looking for a peaceful, clean, and reasonably priced place to stay in Vegas, I would highly recommend Vdara.

Vdara at Night
Vdara at Night | Source

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  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    10 months ago from Baltimore, MD

    It was a great view from the room. It was so quiet too. The only thing we heard were the fountains when they would splash down.

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    Linda Crampton 

    10 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

    You had a great view from your hotel room. I would like to stay at Vdara just to see the robot butlers! The lack of a casino wouldn't bother me. It would be nice to have a quiet area to stay.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    10 months ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks for checking out my hub, Liz. Some states in the US are a lot more lenient about smoking. I live in Maryland and there is a ban from smoking in restaurants and casinos. This is not the case in Nevada, so it takes a while to adjust to that when visiting Vegas.

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    Liz Westwood 

    10 months ago from UK

    You give a great insight into staying at this hotel. It looks like a good place to stay and the view is stunning. I was surprised about your no smoking comments, as in the UK we are used to no smoking policies in hotels. I appreciated your comments about the pool as this is a key area for me.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    10 months ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks for dropping by, Lorna. The robot butlers are fun and the process works well when ordering. I thought I would miss being directly on the strip, but it's close enough to see from the window. It's nice to see it but not hear it.

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    Jeannie Marie 

    10 months ago from Baltimore, MD

    Hi FlourishAnyway, it is nice to be back. I wish I had more time. I am hoping to switch jobs soon and get back to writing more. You should definitely check out Vdara if you get a chance. The no smoking policy is wonderful, especially for Vegas.

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    Lorna Lamon 

    10 months ago

    Great review and I would certainly consider staying here. I like the fact that it is not on the strip and am intrigued by the robot butlers.

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    10 months ago from USA

    It’s good to see you back here! I enjoyed the review and would definitely think about staying here. I like a lower key vibe and no smoke. The robot butlers would also be cool.


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