Aria stay with my parents?

nkereina

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DH and I will be taking my parents, who are in their late 60s, on their first trip to Vegas next year. DH and I haven't been in 10 years, so the Aria was not built when we were there. I'm leaning towards booking the Aria for the four of us to stay at because it seems nice, with a good pool, and centrally located. But I'm worried the vibe will be too young and my parents will feel out of place. For those of you familiar with the resort, what say you?

FWIW, wherever we stay, we hope to book a pool cabana to spend a day at the pool (they love resort pools!) and my parents are very much into hanging at the bar and drinking beers. Just want something with nice amenities in a good location, but where we can feel comfortable as well.
 

bcla

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I don't know of any of the high end hotels in Vegas that would be unacceptable to older guests. They'll be fine.
 

ForMyBoys

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I don't think the Aria has a "young" vibe. It is quite nice and I think would appeal to them fine. Now Planet Hollywood has a young vibe ;)

I like the location there ok. My favorite location though is the Bellagio and surrounding area. Have fun!
 
  • AdamEfimoff

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    this would be a much better question for flyer talk



    And do you mean aria main hotel or sky suites?
     

    AdamEfimoff

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    I have never been to Las Vegas have you thought of Mandarin Oriental, Wynn or Four Seasons Hotels. Or even the Skylofts!
     

    Monorail_Man_NJ

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    I wouldnt go to ARIA wasnt that impressed with the whole City Center thing.

    Personally if you can swing it The Venetian/Palazzo or Wynn/Encore.

    If not I like the Mirage.
     
  • bcla

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    I don't think the Aria has a "young" vibe. It is quite nice and I think would appeal to them fine. Now Planet Hollywood has a young vibe ;)

    I like the location there ok. My favorite location though is the Bellagio and surrounding area. Have fun!
    The gist of these five-star hotel/casinos (Bellagio, Wynn/Encore, Venetian/Palazzo, Cosmopolitan, Aria) in Vegas is that they appeal to people who can afford it. Certainly your money is good regardless of age. Some of these other hotels mentioned don't actually have a casino, so in that case the vibe is different.

    Of course their advertising shows attractive, young people living it up there, but it's not as if they won't be able to enjoy it.
     

    AdamEfimoff

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    The gist of these five-star hotel/casinos (Bellagio, Wynn/Encore, Venetian/Palazzo, Cosmopolitan, Aria) in Vegas is that they appeal to people who can afford it. Certainly your money is good regardless of age. Some of these other hotels mentioned don't actually have a casino, so in that case the vibe is different.

    Of course their advertising shows attractive, young people living it up there, but it's not as if they won't be able to enjoy it.
    Well that is the same for any hotel.
     

    bcla

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    Well that is the same for any hotel.
    I’ve been to these places. You’d think from looking at their website that every customer (although racially diverse) is between 22-35, doesn’t smoke, and is dressed like they just came out of a dinner party.

    The reality is of course quite a few chainsmokers, some drunks (didn’t OJ just get tossed from the Cosmipolitan?), older high rollers, people gambling in hoodies, kids eating at their restaurants, etc. Some dress up of course, but it’s more like televised pro poker tournaments than like some upscale social club.
     
  • AdamEfimoff

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    I’ve been to these places. You’d think from looking at their website that every customer (although racially diverse) is between 22-35, doesn’t smoke, and is dressed like they just came out of a dinner party.

    The reality is of course quite a few chainsmokers, some drunks (didn’t OJ just get tossed from the Cosmipolitan?), older high rollers, people gambling in hoodies, kids eating at their restaurants, etc. Some dress up of course, but it’s more like televised pro poker tournaments than like some upscale social club.
    four seasons does not have a casino. But I would try Wynn suites
     

    chiisai

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    If you stay at the aria, try not to be on the side that faces whatever other hotel that has the outdoor pool. Incredibly loud.

    The hotel itself is fine. The pool hours were odd and it closed early, something like 6pm; this was in October, though.

    The restaurants were nice inside. A ton of walking. Rooms were nice. It didn't feel young.

    That said, I'd stay elsewhere if I had a choice. The bellagio was very nice when we went there for brunch. The palazzo was nice, too, and the restaurants at the connecting Venetian in the square were fun.
     

    bcla

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    That said, I'd stay elsewhere if I had a choice. The bellagio was very nice when we went there for brunch. The palazzo was nice, too, and the restaurants at the connecting Venetian in the square were fun.
    We enjoyed the Venetian. We didn't really dine there, but we did grab a red velvet cupcake at Bouchon Bakery. It cost maybe $3.50 but looked like it should cost $7 compared to all the other stuff sold at the Venetian. On top of that we went for a walk outside and they had performers, including a jester who pulled out a piece of chocolate and handed it to my kid.
     

    usnuzuloose

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    I stay at the Desert Rose resort right behind the Tropicana. they even have a little kids pool looks like a jacuzzi. They have 1 and 2 bedrooms and the couch is a bed. Full kitchen. Laundry room and a little patio. Close to the strip still and the airport and quiet. Pool and jacuzzi. Very quiet as well.
     

    oakleycat

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    They will be fine and not feel out of place due to age. I agree with bcla, the upscale hotels cater to those with the money to afford them, and therefore the clientele actually staying at the hotel (not just using the restaurants/amenities) tend toward the older side (at least 30+) rather than young kids looking to party. You'll be fine in a cabana at the pool. We go at least once a year and get a pool cabana, though never at the Aria, and see people of all ages. I'd avoid the resorts that advertise to the "beach/pool party" or "pool club" scene and sell entry to those parties to non-guests. For chill, upscale pools Bellagio, Ceasars and Mandalay Bay are all great.
     

    cruisehopeful

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    I only walked through Aria, but I found it to be very nice and classy compared to the surrounding casino resorts. I would stay there if I wanted to stay on the strip. Personally, I am not a fan of staying on the strip, but if I was going to, Aria would be a decent place.
     

    bcla

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    They will be fine and not feel out of place due to age. I agree with bcla, the upscale hotels cater to those with the money to afford them, and therefore the clientele actually staying at the hotel (not just using the restaurants/amenities) tend toward the older side (at least 30+) rather than young kids looking to party. You'll be fine in a cabana at the pool. We go at least once a year and get a pool cabana, though never at the Aria, and see people of all ages. I'd avoid the resorts that advertise to the "beach/pool party" or "pool club" scene and sell entry to those parties to non-guests. For chill, upscale pools Bellagio, Ceasars and Mandalay Bay are all great.
    They of course have the upscale bars with pricey bottle service that attract a rich, younger clientele, but the hotel and casino should be fine for any adult.

    For the OP, I hope they enjoy their stay.
     


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