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Bellagio vs Aria?

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Bellagio vs Aria?

A friend and I are visiting LV end of month- Feb. It appears the two rooms would be about the same in cost.... any advice?

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1. Re: Bellagio vs Aria?

Most will say Aria is newer and nicer.

San Francisco...
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2. Re: Bellagio vs Aria?

There are only a few hotels on the Strip that I'll stay in. Aria is one of those, so that would be my choice.

Monterrey, Mexico
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3. Re: Bellagio vs Aria?

Bellagio all the way!! Aria is newer and nicer but I'd never stay there again. I hated that the property is behind the crystal shops which it makes a long walk from the elevators just to step into the strip. I like to walk but along the strip, not just to reach it.

At Bellagio you're a few steps away from the strip. Plus the property is really nice. If you get a fountains view room that is the cherry on top

Malibu
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4. Re: Bellagio vs Aria?

When we don't stay at Wynn we alternate between them....very different but perhaps Aria might be slightly preferable but really a lot depends on your activities. Casino? Dining? Pools? Service levels? etc.

Dallas, Texas
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5. Re: Bellagio vs Aria?

Aria

DaShores
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6. Re: Bellagio vs Aria?

I have stayed at both in the last six months, all things being equal i would rather be at Bellagio! I did not enjoy the ten minute walk to the strip from Aria and the casino lacked character. Just my opinion...

California
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7. Re: Bellagio vs Aria?

Juan: I have a standing offer to bet anyone that I can reach Las Vegas Blvd from my room at Aria before they can from their room at Bellagio. The fact that Aria is further away from the Strip than Bellagio is one of the Vegas Urban Legends, not reality. Don't forget, at Bellagio there is a lake between the front door and the sidewalk.

They've learned a lot about hotel design in the years between building Bellagio and Aria. For instance, all of the rooms at Aria have floor to ceiling windows. Bellagio has a lot of positives, and certainly is identified with Las Vegas more than Aria, but Aria is the better property.

But the biggest difference is the atmosphere of each property. Bellagio is one of Las Vegas's top tourist attractions. Everyone that visits Las Vegas goes to see it. This gives Bellagio a vitality and energy that no other hotel/casino can match. Of course to many the crowds are more of a nuisance than a positive point. Aria is almost the opposite. Many consider the atmosphere laid back, or too quiet, when compared to other properties. So consider which atmosphere you want when making your choice. Either way I'm sure you'll be pleased.

Wisconsin
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8. Re: Bellagio vs Aria?

Aria would be my choice. Granted, it doesn't have the fountain view, which is one of the great things in Vegas.

But, the service has been great, the rooms are nice, it isn't as crazy busy at Bellagio and the pool area is, IMHO, nicer and more tropical.

For me, the constantly crowded public areas at Bellagio are just a turn off. Aria is busy, but you can get a cup of coffee without a long wait and you can walk through the casino without bumping into flocks of tourists. ..and you can easily walk over to the Monte Carlo food court for a cheap bite.

I also don't feel it is all that inconveniently located. If you're heading south, cut through Monte Carlo since the two properties are connected. Heading north, either take the tram from the Monte Carlo/Aria station to Bellagio or head out the north valet entrance and take the shortcut through Vdara to Bellagio. The only properties you would need to cut through Crystals for are Cosmo and PH.

London, Canada
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9. Re: Bellagio vs Aria?

Just got back from Aria and I completely agree with ktinca & Hyper. Every time we walked through Bellagio it was a mob scene of gawkers. The lobby was always a zoo. It's a breeze to get out to the strip through Monte Carlo, or take the tram to Bellagio or walk through Crystals. I haven't stayed at Bellagio but the standard rooms at Aria are so new and spacious, I know that's where I'd rather be for the same price.

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10. Re: Bellagio vs Aria?

Both hotels are outstanding but rooms at bellagio are bigger and recently remodeled. Imo its a toss up but for service which goes to Bellagio it's a win win!