By Steve Beauregard – You won’t have any trouble getting your Starbucks fix while vacationing on the Las Vegas strip. There are plenty of them amongst the bustling hotels along Las Vegas Boulevard, including 4 inside the City Center complex.
Is there a Starbucks Location at the Aria?
Yes. It’s on the Promenade level, near the elevators by the swimming pool entrance. Unlike your typical Starbucks we’ve grown to know and love, this is a “concept store.” What does that mean? It looks more open, a little fancier and sort of more comfortable. I stick with my Pike’s Roast, but apparently the concept store has some limited edition blends. Check it out yourself; hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
The Aria has another coffee shop called the Roasted Bean, located near the entrance from the self-parking area.
Of course, you can get pretty good free coffee at the Aria by going to waiting lounge outside the fitness area in the morning too.
Here are some other Starbucks locations at the City Center in Las Vegas:
This elegant shopping mall has a Starbucks on the mezzanine level, close to the staircase. Special to this location is the presence of food items from the Aria, next door. It also has a futuristic, brown or black wicker-looking “pod” look not typical of the coffee chain. However you’ll still easily the iconic green mermaid sign.
Hours for the Starbucks at the Crystals is Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to midnight. Yes midnight. (Hey, this is Vegas. You’ll need a late night double espresso).
A new Starbucks at City Center opened in the spring of 2013, and is just out front near the Mandarian Oriental Hotel on the Strip, next to the Pinkberry frozen yogurt store.
The website Vegasinc.com reports that the Vdara will have a new Starbucks in the fall of 2013.
Lastly, there’s a Starbucks in sort of the no-man’s land retail area walkway in between Monte Carlo and the Aria. It’s closer to the Aria, and is a pretty swanky-looking one, compared to the ones I’m used to seeing.
Is There A Starbucks Location Inside the Bellagio?
Nope. The closest Starbucks to the Bellagio would be the new one opening at the Vdara. It’s a short, (say just over 5 minutes) covered walk past the Bellagio convention rooms to the Vdara walkway (look for the signs), where the Starbucks will be there immediately on your right when you get inside the Vdara.
Google maps says to walk on the strip to the Vdara, but they must not know about the shortcut. You could also take the free tram to the Crystals, which has a new Starbucks.
If you don’t want to venture away from the Bellagio, you can try their specialty coffee shop, Palio, which is open every morning at 6 a.m. It’s located next to the conservatory.
Is There a Starbucks inside the MGM Grand?
Yep. There are actually three of them within the MGM confines. And why not? The hotel does have over 5,000 rooms.
There’s one in the West Tower area, by the Rainforest Cafe. Another one is basically on the casino floor, next to the Avenue 24 Bar and Grill, (formerly the site of the Studio Cafe), and another at the food court. This location is open 24 hours a day.
Starbucks at Caesars Palace
Some have called it the fanciest Starbucks in Las Vegas. It’s a little to the left, down the hall from the front desk of the hotel. It’s gold and glittery looks is fitting for Las Vegas.