Why You Should Stay at Aria
Aria is one of my go-to hotels and always ends up towards the top of the list no matter what type of trip I am taking. Its central location is a huge draw and is connected to Crystals shopping mall which is one of the stops for the MGM tram.
I do believe it is missing some less expensive options, but it is easy enough to head to NY-NY or across the street to Planet Hollywood to find more affordable options. But if you want options for great food, Aria is a top choice.
The Aria has a number of amazing restaurants including my current favorite in Vegas, Sage. There are plenty of other amazing spots, including Lemongrass (Thai), Julian Serrano Tapas, Jean Georges Steakhouse, Carbon (Italian), Bardot (French), Blossom (Chinese), Javier’s (Mexican), Five50 (pizza) and Herringbone (seafood). I am confident in saying that each concept is one of the best in class in Vegas and as a whole, Aria has my second favorite dining on the strip.
Aria has one of the best pool complexes on the strip and offers a number of pools to relax. It also is home to the Liquid Pool Lounge, which is a smaller, more intimate club than the mega-clubs for those that appreciate that.
Jewel nightclub knows how to throw a party and brings in some top talent, the Aria offers a nice array of bars and nightlife. If you are looking to rage, there are probably better options, but if you want a more classy party scene, Aria has you covered.
The casino has a hip, masculine vibe and is one of the most interesting on the strip. You won’t get the scenic views like you would from the Bellagio or The Cosmo, but the rooms are nice and have plenty of tech.
Overall, Aria is good at everything, which means its a great location for a couples trip, a group trip, an upscale bachelor/bachelorette party, or just a quick trip to Vegas.