Recently when I was Las Vegas I stayed at the Aria for one night in a One Bedroom Penthouse Suite.
The Aria is located in a great location, about halfway down the strip and in the center of excellent shopping, ,restaurants and shows. The hotel has over 4000+ rooms and over 500+ of them are suites. The hotel offers over 150,000 square feet of gaming space and over 500,000 square feet of meeting space – you could say the hotel is quite large.
The hotel has been awarded 5 stars by Forbes Travel Guide AND five diamonds and it truly shines throughout. When staying in the Penthouse Suite you are staying in the Sky Tower which gives you access to luxury privileges, some before you even arrive at the hotel:
- Luxury Airport transportation – I had limo service
- Dedicated concierge
- Sky Suites Lounge – nightly wine and cheese pairing from 400pm-1000pm
- Poolside pampering
- Other benefits such as priority buffet line, priority dinner & nightclub reservations, enhanced turn down service, etc.
The room itself is one level and about 1465 square feet in size and equipped with 2 bathrooms, a bedroom, living room AND a dining room. The room is broken down into 3 sections: the bedroom and master bathroom, the dining room and bar area, and then the living room which has a bathroom and a workstation. Each section has a TV from 42″-52″ in size – bedroom, bar and living room – and the bathroom is equipped with a 20″ TV.
The bedroom is so cozy! I loved that when I laid in the bed I just sank right in to the 300 thread count linens AND had views of the strip from the bed. Personally I like to sleep in the middle because I find too often people prefer one side over the other and middle gets ignored.
My two favorite features in the master bath are the steam shower and the whirlpool tub. I am a true believer that baths are a stress reliever and can make you feel like a new person. Add whirlpool jets and I am ready to take on the world.
One of the things I really loved about this room was the use of a tablet – which gave me access to control the rooms temperature, lighting, book spa treatments and order food. I didn’t have to call anyone and it was a simple touch screen that was user friendly. I also had access to over 2,000 digital newspapers – if you think about that for just a second, how amazing is technology that you have access to worldwide news at the press of a button? Pretty spectacular.
There are so many dining options at Aria from take away, room service, brunch, breakfast, lunch, and dinner – you will never go hungry. Because my stay was short, I only dined room service for breakfast during my stay. I will say that the food came very quickly and was really good. I would definitely order it again.
If you do get a chance to dine in the hotel there are several highly rated restaurants to choose from – but since I did not dine at them I cannot give them a review.
During my stay I did enjoy a 50 minute Swedish massage. I am a big fan and supporter of the spa – mostly because I like to relax and have an hour to myself uninterrupted (which is hard to come by).
The lounge/waiting area of the spa has multiple options for snacks and beverages. Accompanied with plush seating and ambient music – it was the perfect lean into my treatment. When I left my massage I was too relaxed and decided to take a dip in the outdoor plunge pool to wake up a bit.
*Out of respect for the other people in the spa – I did not take any photos of the areas where people are dressing or relaxing.
I would stay again for a longer period of time. I only stayed one night so I did not get to experience all the hotel has to offer – but based on the room, the service, the spa, and the dining – I would definitely stay again. It was definitely a luxury experience.
- Address: 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158
- Phone: 866-359-7111
- Distance from airport: about 10-15 minutes depending on traffic
- 24 hour gaming in hotel
- The Shops at Crystals is right next door