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Waldorf Astoria

Information

Waldorf Astoria
Location: South Strip
3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Contact: 866-359-7757
website
Number of Rooms: 627 Rooms
Rates: $159 and up double
Average: $300-$350 per night
Resort Fee: $45 per night plus tax
Vegas4Visitors Rating: 75

At a Glance

Highs

Beautifully done, great views, terrific service.

Lows

Price, limited onsite facilities.

Location: 10

Close to just about everything.

Price: 6

It can be expensive here.

Value: 9

It can be worth it.

Rooms: 8

Very luxurious and high-tech.

Casino: 0

There is no casino here.

Amenities: 9

Rooms are well-equipped.

Facilities: 7

Limited onsite but lots nearby.

Service: 10

Among the best in town.

Fun: 8

Luxury can be fun.

Bonus: 8

This level of pampering deserves a big bonus.

Total: 75

Full Review

Originally a Mandarin Oriental hotel, the property was purchased and redone (cosmetically) in 2018 to become this, the first Waldorf Astoria branded hotel in Las Vegas.

As a part of the massive CityCenter development, the non-gaming Waldorf welcomes guests with what is probably the most stunning lobby in town. Located on the 23rd floor, the “Sky Lobby” is a simple affair but is lined with floor to ceiling windows that soak in views of The Strip that can’t be beat. Be sure to take a wander through after dark for the full impact of the city lights.

In the changeover from Mandarin to Waldorf, most of the (admittedly subtle) Asian design flourishes have been removed, going for a more upscale and modern look that is lovely, although maybe a little less interesting.

There are just over 600 units in the building with roughly 400 of them being hotel rooms and the rest upscale condo residences. There are separate entrances and elevators for people who live there but they have access to all of the properties amenities including the restaurants, pool, and spa.

Regarding the latter, it is located on the 7th and 8th floors of the building and also feature some spectacular views. All of the spa treatment rooms and several of its public areas feature windows so you can get a massage or soak in the hot tub while gazing at The Strip. The pool area is also located up here so get some rays while you are taking in the views.

A selection of gourmet dining and cocktail venues are offered on property, including the hotel’s signature restaurant from award-winning Chef Pierre Gagnaire featuring classic French cuisine with a modern spin. Located in the 23rd floor Sky Lobby, the restaurant offers similar impressive views with its floor-to-ceiling windows as does the nearby bar.

That’s it in terms of onsite facilities but note that it is a short walk to the rest of what CityCenter has to offer including gaming, dining, and nightlife at Aria and the shopping and dining at Crystals.

The standard rooms are comfortably proportioned but not huge. It feels very much like a standard hotel room in terms of size but uses the highest quality materials, making it feel special and definitely luxurious. Beds are big and fluffy with crisp white linens; a built in entertainment unit features a mini-bar and a 42″ flat screen television; a work desk allows you take advantage of the wired or wireless Internet capability; and the glass lined bathroom is appropriately marbled and stuffed with amenities. It’s nothing ground-breaking but it’s all very nice.

Larger and more luxury rooms and suite are available.

There are a couple of notable features. First, as with most of CityCenter, the rooms here are high-tech with a centralized control system (via a touchscreen or the TV) controls everything from lighting to temperature to drapes. Second is the valet closet with access from both inside the room and the hall. This allows guests to drop off their dry cleaning or get their morning paper without having to open the door.

This is not a cheap experiences so the service level is appropriately high. In fact, every guest gets their own “personal concierge,” a dedicated staff member who will make sure you can get whatever it is you want in Vegas from show tickets to dinner reservations and beyond.

It’s difficult to pinpoint the range of rates for as they seem to be all over the map – even more so than most Vegas hotels. The original pricepoint was going to be very high – think over $300 per night – but I’m seeing rooms as low as $200 during the week and under $300 on some weekends (plus a $45 plus tax per night resort fee of course). Those are high rates to be sure, but not out of line for a hotel of this caliber.

And don’t forget about the extras, which pile up quickly here. They charge a sky-high resort fee and charge for overnight parking.

So… does Vegas need another luxury hotel? If it does, then it certainly couldn’t do much better than the Waldorf Astoria.

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