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Here's what Vdara Hotel & Spa has that we love: sophisticated suites (it's an all-suite resort), a chic "wellness" spa, a fitness center with a smoothie counter, a hip indoor/outdoor bar, an excellent café and some truly impressive fine art.Here's what Vdara doesn't have: A smoky casino, a nightclub, a showroom and a garage (but complimentary valet parking is available).Now we're just telling you what Vdara doesn't have so you know that staying here will be a little different than staying at other resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. That's not a bad thing...especially if you're someone who loves the debauchery of Sin City, but with a little distance as well as a smoke-free, über plush place to sleep. Plus, everything that Vdara doesn't have can easily be found at neighboring properties -- Aria and Bellagio -- which are literally just steps away.Standing 57 stories tall at the heart of the Strip in the CityCenter urban complex, Vdara looks great architecturally (take a moment to note its distinctive crescent shape) and is also a friend to the environment. It's achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.Getting back to those things we love about Vdara...it puts you in the lap of luxury. Imagine yourself crashing in comfy, condo-style suites that include gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances, spa-like bathrooms with soaking tubs and walk-in showers, 42-inch flat-screen HD TVs with media hubs, multi-line telephones and large lighted closets. Perfection already -- and then, there's the view. Suffice to say, it's awe-inspiring...especially if you opt for one of the Panoramic Suites, where you can have a 270-degree gape at the city.You'll actually get an eyeful to wow you upon arrival. As mentioned, pieces of fine art are showcased throughout Vdara, including Nancy Rubins' large-scale installation called "Big Edge" at the porte cochère. You can check out Frank Stella's 32-foot-long "Damascus Gate Variation I" at the front desk and Peter Wegner's wall pieces "Day for Night, Night for Day" in the lobby.You'll want to spend an afternoon -- wait, let's rephrase that -- every waking, sunny moment sitting out at Pool & Lounge Vdara. Situated on the rooftop of the resort's entrance, it overlooks the Strip. Complete with daybeds, cabanas and semi-secluded plunge pools, this deck area is perfect for both relaxation and partying.There's another wonderful way to relax at Vdara that goes by these capital letters: ESPA. A two-level spa, it offers a wide variety of massages, facials and body treatments. In addition to a sauna, eucalyptus steam rooms and hot plunge pools, you'll discover things like a co-ed meditation room and heated chaise lounges.You can keep up with your workout regimen at Vdara's fitness center. It's so nice -- with loads of cardio and weight equipment, personal trainers and the aforesaid smoothie bar -- your gym back home will be forever tainted.Vice Versa Patio & Lounge is an elegant yet friendly spot at the resort for drinks (wines, beers, specialty cocktails, teas and coffees) and small plates. With a super stylish interior and a beautiful outdoor patio -- it has swings, fire pits and a curved reflecting pool -- you'll have a big dilemma deciding where to sit.And although there's only one restaurant on the premises, Market Café Vdara, it's no slouch in terms of offerings -- with an array of foods just right for breakfast (including three different preparations of eggs Benedict dubbed "Bennies"), lunch or dinner. What's also cool about Market Café Vdara is that it houses a boutique grocery store, so you can buy stuff, return to your suite and make full use of the "gourmet kitchen."Oozing classiness with a touch of international flair, Vdara is a unique hotel in Vegas. We're not alone in thinking that. And if you stay here, and you will too.
 
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
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fromOrange, CA
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Craps
Yes, I recommend this product.
Wonderful Oasis in the Middle of the Strip
PostedAugust 14, 2015
This was my first time staying at the Vdara and it was a great experience. I loved that it was non-smoking and non-gaming. I enjoy gambling but not having to walk through a smokey and noise casino each time to get to your room was a new experience. The only reason I rated the casino a "1" was because they don't have one, which isn't a bad thing at all. The pool was great. There were plenty of chairs available early in the morning. The food and drink options at the pool were delicious and reasonably priced for Vegas (we had a roomcredit to use as well which helped). The fitness center was a bit small and could use more weight machines and cardio equipment but what they did have was very nice. Customer service was always friendly, helpful, and professional. Our room was amazing with a great view of the Bellagio fountains. The bed was very comfy and everything was very clean and new. Having your own fridge and small kitchen was a nice perk too. My wife and I loved our time at the Vdara (3nights). We look forward to staying there again in the near future!
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas might as well be a drug. This place is not only stimulating...it's addictive.Seriously, The Cosmopolitan is without a doubt the hippest hotel in Sin City, thanks to an overdose of technology and the outrageously stylish interior design. You want to see and be seen here.Located near the heart of the Las Vegas Strip between the CityCenter complex and Bellagio, The Cosmopolitan consists of two New York-style towers. The architecture provides a refreshing change from the city's many themed resorts.You know you're somewhere special the moment you check in. With eight columns wrapped in mirrors and video screens, the lobby is like a computer-generated dream world.Just steps away lies Vesper Bar, named for the obscure fictional drink created by secret agent James Bond and the character Vesper Lynd. With a ceiling covered in metal mesh to resemble a cloud, this is the first of many cool drinking establishments you'll encounter. And speaking of 007, there's another sleek and sexy bar at the front of the resort named Bond.However, the centerpiece of The Cosmopolitan is The Chandelier. Set within a flowing curtain of crystal beads (you have to see this to understand how awesome it is), the bar features three stories, and each one has a unique vibe. There's a classic cocktail nook on top, an ultra lounge in the middle and a high-energy social scene at the bottom. You could (and should) go to a different level of The Chandelier for three nights in a row to experience it properly.When it comes to all-out partying, The Cosmopolitan can fill any prescription. Marquee Nightclub hosts some of the best DJs on the EDM circuit. Want to be on a high? Just get out on its dance floor where you'll be enveloped by pulsating sounds and four-story LED screens. During the spring and summer months, Marquee Dayclub offers daytime poolside debauchery. The Cosmopolitan also has a "social club" called Rose. Rabbit. Lie. It's part restaurant, part bar, part club...okay, we know that sounds confusing, but it's really cool. So just trust us and go.More than just a hint of rock 'n' roll hedonism permeates The Cosmopolitan. The world's top musicians regularly take the stage indoors at The Chelsea or outdoors by the Boulevard Pool. Performances are even broadcast live to passersby (those poor suckers who couldn't get tickets) on the resort's 65-foot-tall LED marquee. The funky lounge Book & Stage regularly hosts DJs and musicians too.Addicts are always looking to feed their habit, and great food is better than any drug. Helmed by culinary stars, The Cosmopolitan's restaurants will lure you in and -- even after you've eaten beyond your fill -- have you begging for more.STK is a flirty take on a steakhouse by chef Stephen Hopcraft, and Scarpetta serves a simply delicious Italian menu by chef Scott Canant in a rustic kitchen atmosphere. Jaleo by internationally acclaimed chef José Andrés and the Mediterranean-themed Estiatorio Milos by restaurateur Costas Spiliadis are two more divine dining temptations. Want something simpler? Holsteins knows how to grill up great gourmet burgers, and the Wicked Spoon buffet puts out a spread that outshines most fine restaurants. There's even a secret pizza window where you can grab a New York-style slice and a Coke on the run.It might surprise you to learn that The Cosmopolitan offers an amazing shopping experience. From AllSaints Spitalfields and Stitched to the CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, there are stores in this high-rise hotel that you won't find anywhere else in Vegas.Also be sure to stop by P3 Studio. This glass-walled space features contemporary artists from around the world who create interactive artwork as part of a residency program.And last but not least, divine forms of pampering can be enjoyed at the mystical Sahra Spa & Hammam. Before you even ask, let us tell you that a hammam is a Turkish steam bath. And once you've been inside one, you'll be jonesing to go again.Actually, that's exactly our point about The Cosmopolitan. With so many trendy ways to drink and party, as well as to be entertained, indulge your palate and more, this is the place to be in Vegas...and once you go, it's habit-forming. You'll want to spend more time there. So don't fight it. Give in.
 
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Customer service 
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5 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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fromOrange, CA
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Other Table Games
Yes, I recommend this product.
Amazing Place to Stay
PostedJuly 7, 2013
The Cosmopolitan exceeded our expectations in every way. We have spent time in the casino and hotel before but this was the first time staying in a room. The room was amazing, comfortable, and spacious. The view of the Bellagio fountains was breathtaking. The japanese soaking tub was a definite bonus after the long day of walking the Strip. We never had to wait longer than 30 seconds for an elevator so the travel to the upper floors was quick. The Wicked Spoon Buffet is wonderful with so many different and unique selections in well-proportioned amounts. The front desk was extremely helpful and kind. We loved that they would leave their computer and come greet each guest. Great customer service! Having the pool and fitness centers on upper floors was great because you didn't need to walk through the casino in gym clothes or bathing suits. Everything was wonderful and we certainly will be booking another trip to the Cosmo again in the future!
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More than 50 years ago the Flamingo Las Vegas sat all alone in the desert on the road leading to Las Vegas. Today it's in the heart of all the action on the Las Vegas Strip. That's what we call planning ahead. And besides bragging rights, being the longest-running property in the heart of the Strip has other perks too. For example, awesome attractions have been built around the hotel. As a result of a recent remodeling project, the north entrance of the hotel is now connected to The LINQ Promenade. This retail, dining and entertainment district boasts the 550-foot observation wheel called the High Roller. And not only does the hotel and its surroundings attract an exciting crowd around the clock, when compared to many of the other hotels in the area, The Flamingo's rooms offer comfort and luxury at more affordable prices.The laid-back Flamingo invites all visitors and guests to relax island-style...the desert is kind of like an island, right? Sans the ocean and the coconuts, it's easy to feel like you're in a tropical oasis inside of the Miami-esque resort and here's a bonus...it's always five o'clock in the Maragritaville Casino for all of you who think that 10 a.m. is too early to start drinking. Inspired by singer Jimmy Buffett's island-escapism lyrics, the 15,000-square-foot casino located in the front end of the Flamingo features palm trees, tropical colors, bikini-clad cocktail waitresses, and the shack-style Margaritaville 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar.Among the themed décor, a friendly poker room is tucked next to the lobby in addition to a race & sports book that makes sure all of the games are the center of attention so you don't miss a beat. Unless of course you become distracted by the sexy party pit on the gaming floor where a sexy pole dancer in a cage hovers above scantily-clad female dealers manning pink felt-covered blackjack tables located next to the open-air entrance near The Cromwell.Conveniently located just steps away from other popular hotels, The Flamingo's location acts like a central hub to partying. But for those resorts that are a bit too far to walk to, there's a Las Vegas Monorail station on the premises, so you'll have access to several other resorts along the Strip.If you're anything like us, you're either wishing you were gambling and drinking breezy booze beverages or eating...and both of those things can be done at the casino's multi-level Margaritaville restaurant, which boasts two patios overlooking the Strip, a huge retail store, and even a dance floor. Raucous sights and sounds are all around this eatery and not only is the place buzzing with Buffett's greatest island tunes, but there are waitresses who slide down from the top of the three-story Volcano Bar and land in a 300-gallon blender of margarita mix. No, you didn't skip a paragraph; you're still reading about Margaritaville, it's a land of its own!However, if you're not quite ready to "...waste away again in Margaritaville" or if you've simply given up looking for that damn salt shaker, there are plenty of other dining options for a relaxing, casual meal at the expansive food court. Or there is always Center Cut Steakhouse and Carlos'n Charlie's restaurant and bar where they are known for overflowing spirits, which often lead to impromptu dancing on the tables and chairs in the restaurant's expansive indoor dining room and an outdoor patio.Once you've eaten enough and properly prepared yourself for the night ahead, the party vibe can be found in the Flamingo Showroom. The musical, brother and sister duo Donny and Marie Osmond host an extravaganza presenting their greatest hits. (Note: Fans can view costumes from their TV stints on "Dancing with the Stars" and Donny's mirrored disco ball trophy in the exhibit cases near the lobby). When Donny and Marie aren't in town, Olivia Newton-John headlines the showroom. You can also catch the celebrity impersonators of "Legends in Concert" in the afternoons so that in the late evening hours, you can stop by the sexy X Showroom, where men will get all hot and bothered by the beautiful dancers in "X Burlesque" while women can get hot and bothered too and/or they can learn the secrets to the cast's sexy moves at XBU - X Burlesque University. Jeff Civillico is featured in a wacky comedy/juggling show in the afternoon. Another major attraction at the Flamingo is the Wildlife Habitat. The hotel's grounds are home to pink Chilean flamingos, wood ducks, koi, turtles and other fascinating creatures. While your wandering through the grounds, keep an eye out for a plaque dedicated to Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, the mobster who helped launch the Flamingo in 1946. Also amid the 15 acres of lush greenery lie the resort's spectacular pools. The main pools are interconnected and feature lagoon areas, a seasonal waterslide, a meandering river and cascading waterfalls. For a trendy dayclub experience, visitors will want to check out the Go Pool (open during summer only), where the guest DJ gets the party started and keeps it going all day long for guests reveling in chaise lounges, daybeds and VIP cabanas.  Also outside are the enchanting garden and gazebo wedding chapels where you and your honey can tie the knot and start your happily ever after at the hotel's luxurious spa. With a full menu of delicious body treatments, The Spa offers a myriad of services for your pampering pleasure.
 
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Customer service 
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
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5 / 5
Room Quality 
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3 / 5
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Age:25 to 34
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Significant other
Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Other Table Games
Yes, I recommend this product.
Great location on the strip
PostedSeptember 3, 2012
You get good value for your money and the hotel's location makes everything on the strip within walking distance. Caesars, Bellagio, and Cosmopolitan are right across the street.
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas might as well be a drug. This place is not only stimulating...it's addictive.Seriously, The Cosmopolitan is without a doubt the hippest hotel in Sin City, thanks to an overdose of technology and the outrageously stylish interior design. You want to see and be seen here.Located near the heart of the Las Vegas Strip between the CityCenter complex and Bellagio, The Cosmopolitan consists of two New York-style towers. The architecture provides a refreshing change from the city's many themed resorts.You know you're somewhere special the moment you check in. With eight columns wrapped in mirrors and video screens, the lobby is like a computer-generated dream world.Just steps away lies Vesper Bar, named for the obscure fictional drink created by secret agent James Bond and the character Vesper Lynd. With a ceiling covered in metal mesh to resemble a cloud, this is the first of many cool drinking establishments you'll encounter. And speaking of 007, there's another sleek and sexy bar at the front of the resort named Bond.However, the centerpiece of The Cosmopolitan is The Chandelier. Set within a flowing curtain of crystal beads (you have to see this to understand how awesome it is), the bar features three stories, and each one has a unique vibe. There's a classic cocktail nook on top, an ultra lounge in the middle and a high-energy social scene at the bottom. You could (and should) go to a different level of The Chandelier for three nights in a row to experience it properly.When it comes to all-out partying, The Cosmopolitan can fill any prescription. Marquee Nightclub hosts some of the best DJs on the EDM circuit. Want to be on a high? Just get out on its dance floor where you'll be enveloped by pulsating sounds and four-story LED screens. During the spring and summer months, Marquee Dayclub offers daytime poolside debauchery. The Cosmopolitan also has a "social club" called Rose. Rabbit. Lie. It's part restaurant, part bar, part club...okay, we know that sounds confusing, but it's really cool. So just trust us and go.More than just a hint of rock 'n' roll hedonism permeates The Cosmopolitan. The world's top musicians regularly take the stage indoors at The Chelsea or outdoors by the Boulevard Pool. Performances are even broadcast live to passersby (those poor suckers who couldn't get tickets) on the resort's 65-foot-tall LED marquee. The funky lounge Book & Stage regularly hosts DJs and musicians too.Addicts are always looking to feed their habit, and great food is better than any drug. Helmed by culinary stars, The Cosmopolitan's restaurants will lure you in and -- even after you've eaten beyond your fill -- have you begging for more.STK is a flirty take on a steakhouse by chef Stephen Hopcraft, and Scarpetta serves a simply delicious Italian menu by chef Scott Canant in a rustic kitchen atmosphere. Jaleo by internationally acclaimed chef José Andrés and the Mediterranean-themed Estiatorio Milos by restaurateur Costas Spiliadis are two more divine dining temptations. Want something simpler? Holsteins knows how to grill up great gourmet burgers, and the Wicked Spoon buffet puts out a spread that outshines most fine restaurants. There's even a secret pizza window where you can grab a New York-style slice and a Coke on the run.It might surprise you to learn that The Cosmopolitan offers an amazing shopping experience. From AllSaints Spitalfields and Stitched to the CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, there are stores in this high-rise hotel that you won't find anywhere else in Vegas.Also be sure to stop by P3 Studio. This glass-walled space features contemporary artists from around the world who create interactive artwork as part of a residency program.And last but not least, divine forms of pampering can be enjoyed at the mystical Sahra Spa & Hammam. Before you even ask, let us tell you that a hammam is a Turkish steam bath. And once you've been inside one, you'll be jonesing to go again.Actually, that's exactly our point about The Cosmopolitan. With so many trendy ways to drink and party, as well as to be entertained, indulge your palate and more, this is the place to be in Vegas...and once you go, it's habit-forming. You'll want to spend more time there. So don't fight it. Give in.
 

Is car parking available

Yes! Ample parking is available. There are five levels underground. Also, valet parking is a good option that is easy to use.
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