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Aria Casino and Hotel Las Vegas

We stayed at the new Aria City Center casino and hotel in May 2011. We like the hotel and overall complex, however it takes awhile to learn how to get aroundAria Casino the entire area. This complex and we believe this is the correct word to use is huge. There are at least seven buildings complete with hotel, casino and a number of apartment style condo’s.

Contemporary is the key word to describe this casino, the hotel and really the entire property. For us, it was a bit too much, however everything is tasteful, elegant in a contemporary way and over the top with extras and overall design. The entrance to the hotel is off Las Vegas Boulevard and you end up parking in a parkade that is very secure and protected from the scorching sun.

Aria Casino Comp’s

We stayed at this hotel for two nights on a 2 night comp plan from our MLife casino card. I guess they wanted us to try the new hotel and casino since we had not stayed here before or even gambled here before. This is the value of the casino slot cards that most people do not even realize or get to take advantage off. We wrote about the Aria buffet on a previous post which we thoroughly enjoyed, so please check out this post as well. Comments are appreciated.

Slot Machines

There are over 150,000 square feet of slot machines space with all of the latest slots from penny machines to $5000 machines for everyone to try. They have some of the latest style machines with multiple lines and free games as well as some of the more traditional slots such as poker and keno.

We did not win at this casino so we are not as excited about it as we might be. We also found that the slot waitresses are not delivering free drinks as frequently as they used to. Seems that MGM has cut back in this area as they struggle to conserve cash and pay off some of the huge debt they have incurred at this complex and others that they have purchased.

Table Games

There are all of the traditional table games. Not much to say about them here. Nothing unique that we noticed about this area. Normally we will post the number of table games and kind of games, however the main web site for the Aria casino does not provide this information for the slots or for the table games.

Restaurants

There a loads of restaurants. We ate at the buffet one night and also at one of the restaurants along the casino floor. Very upscale and modern looking with the usual high prices for many of the casinos along the strip. Nothing too exciting to report about this restaurant. We enjoy the buffet very much, however the crab legs were cold. We like them warm and already split.

What We Liked

  • Variety of slot machines
  • Free drinks while gambling
  • Buffet
  • Pool area and spa free to hotel guests
  • Hotel rates are very high unless you are there on a package or comp’d
  • Covered garage parking
  • Easy access from all highways
  • Safe environment in the casino, hotel and parking areas

What We Did Not Like

  • Although contemporary in design, there is too much of it and it comes off being a bit cold to the senses
  • Slot waitresses stingy on the free drinks
  • Not a warm place to spend time in terms of the feel of the place.
  • We probably would not stay here again unless offered free rooms

Slot Player Card

They are part of the MGM Mirage slot players card system. Slot members can take advantage of benefits at many Las Vegas hotels, as well as sister hotels in Tunica, Biloxi, Laughlin and Reno.

If you have not taken advantage of slot player cards, there are a number of benefits that many slot players should consider. Free or discounted rooms, email mailing list of promotions, free or discounted meals, access to entertainment, and a tax report outlining your losses and wins for tax claim purposes.

Parking

There is ample parking at the Aria hotel & casino in a large parking garage beside the hotel. There is no surface parking that we observed. You can access the hotel from the garage via an elevator from all levels. The parking garage is also patrolled on a regular basis and it also protects your car from the weather.

Directions: Entrance Right on the Las Vegas Strip

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