Waldorf Astoria is a 47-story luxury Hilton hotel in Las Vegas. It is part of the CityCenter complex near, near ARIA Resort & Casino and The Shops at Crystals. It was previously known as the Mandarin Oriental but was remodeled and rebranded in 2018. It is one of the best Hilton Honors hotels in Las Vegas.
I had an expiring free night certificate (thanks to my Amex Hilton Aspire card) so I decided to use it for a night of luxury in Sin City! This actually worked out great for me, as I was in Vegas over MLK Weekend so regular room rates were sky-high. The Waldorf was one of the few Hilton properties that had Standard Room reward availability.
Booking My Stay at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
My American Express Hilton Aspire Card comes with a free night at any Hilton property every year, as long as there is Standard Room reward availability. To figure out if the Waldorf Astoria was available, I had to search using points on Hilton’s website.
I was in luck! Rooms at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas start at 80,000 Points Per Night for a City View Room (or about $500 per night), and that rate was available for the day I wanted. To book my room with my Free Night Certificate, I had to call Hilton customer service which took about five minutes.
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas Location & Parking
The Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas is centrally located on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, offering easy access to entertainment, dining, and shopping. The hotel is part of the CityCenter complex, which includes Waldorf Astoria, The Shops at Crystals, Aria, and Vdara.
In terms of parking, Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas only offers valet parking for guests. Valet parking is $35 per night and includes unlimited in/out privileges. While not recommended, you could park at ARIA if you prefer self-parking, but it won’t be that much cheaper or convenient.
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas Lobby & Check-In
After leaving our car with the valet crew, I entered the hotel and checked into my room. The Waldorf Astoria’s check-in desk is immediately to the left as you enter, with the concierge on the right side.
Given the busy weekend, I wasn’t able to pre-select a room on the Hilton app but were still able to check in a couple of hours early. I was assigned room number 607. Once I had my keys, I had to take two separate elevators to access my room.
King Room at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
This was my first time staying at a Waldorf Astoria hotel, so I was excited to check out my room!
I was impressed as soon as I walked in! Every part of the room felt luxurious – from the sturdiness of the furniture, to the breathtaking bathroom, to the views of the Las Vegas Strip.
My brother unexpectedly decided to stay with me, and while they weren’t able to move us to a room with two beds, the hotel graciously offered to bring a rollaway bed to the room, which supposedly was the same type of mattress as the one for the room.
My room was nice (even though some parts seem a bit dated in the photo):
The room had a fully stocked minibar, which included a variety of snacks (and a charging kit!). I thought it was a nice touch to the room. Here is a photo with pricing:
We were booked in a City View room. I wasn’t expecting much, but our room had a decent view of the surrounding area.
Last but not least… the bathroom! The most impressive part of the room. It had a large tub, shower, two sinks, and Aesop skincare products.
Dining at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas has four dining options (in addition to room service). This includes Zen Kitchen (the main restaurant) along with the hotel bar, tea lounge, and a coffee shop. I was able to have a drink at the bar with my brother and grab breakfast with a friend at Zen Kitchen! That was partly covered by the $50 food and beverage credit that comes from having Gold and Diamond status with Hilton (which I have thanks to my Amex Aspire Card).
Amenities at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
The amenities were the other highlight of my stay at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas! The hotel has a fitness center (with steam room), an outdoor pool area with great views, and a full spa. Access to the gym is included with your room and a day pass to the spa is $75 for guests.
I was really impressed with the gym!
…including these views overlooking the Las Vegas Strip:
I loved my stay at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, and wish I was able to stay longer (I had to switch over to the Linq District 3 after my one-night stay 😭 — wasn’t bad though!). I’m looking forward to heading back! My favorite part of my stay was the location, it being a non-smoking property, and the hotel’s gym, spa, and pool area. It was just about perfect! The only thing that could be improved was our meal at Zen Kitchen. It wasn’t bad, but felt it could have been better given it was the hotel’s main restaurant. Maybe my expectations were too high… (my favorite breakfast in Vegas is at the Four Seasons).
Have you stayed at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas? What was your experience? Leave a comment!