High-Rollin’ in Vegas

Photos courtesy of Aria Hotel and Casino
aria hotel
Well…for me it was as close to a high roller experience I have had so far. I love Vegas though and every time I visit, it’s a new experience. This trip, I was lucky enough to stay at the Aria Hotel and Casino, and it didn’t disappoint!

One of the key things I noticed the moment we walked into Aria, was that there was no musty cigarette aroma that you get in some of the older hotels. Like most places, smoking is permitted in the casino, which is adjacent to the lobby, but it was well ventilated.


delux room

From the expansive entrance, the spacious bathroom, and the lavish bedroom, I felt I was embraced by luxury when I entered our room. Everything is controlled by a tablet provided by the hotel. Lights, curtains, music and more. WiFi is included with the resort fee and the signal was always strong. There were only two minor disappointments:

  1. There was no coffee machine in the room, so I had to go get coffee every morning from Jean Philippe Patisserie on the main floor (Sorry to those people awake that had to see me in my jammies.  The morning doesn’t start without coffee!)
  2. The bathroom has a frosted glass door, and while the toilet is separated from the bathroom as well, you can hear everything.   (Not a big deal, just turn on the tap)


poker room

Once we were settled, it was time to check out the hotel.  There is something here for everyone.  If you like to gamble, the slots are ample and the poker room offers daily tournaments which are well run.  For those that prefer to spend money elsewhere, the spa offers many treatments and even the $50 charge for the daily facility pass will include the:

  •  Outdoor Therapy Pool
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Wet Areas
  •  Ganbanyoku Heated Stone Beds
  •  Shio Salt Room

Ready for something to eat?  I always am; and there is an array of delicious options to choose from.

  • Steakhouse
  • Mexican
  • Tapas
  • Pizza
  • Thai
  • Japanese
  • French
  • American
  • Chinese
  • Buffet
  • ….and more!

With 21 dining options you will never go hungry!

TIP: if you are looking for more frugal choices, Aria is center strip and has access to numerous amazing restaurants and convenience stores.  (Watch for my post on the $5 breakfast at PBR!)

This is one of my favourite places to visit, so while this might be my first review of Vegas, it won’t be my last!  Stay tuned as there will be more hotels, food and travel tips for the infamous Sin City!

2 thoughts on “High-Rollin’ in Vegas

    1. One tip I received was to purchase a cheap coffee maker from Walmart. With the price of coffee per cup it would more than pay for itself and the convenience of not having to grace the casino in my pyjamas is priceless. haha

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