Starbucks at Crystals on the Las Vegas Strip
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 among the bustling hotels along Las Vegas Boulevard, including 4 inside the City Center complex alone.
Starbucks Location at the Aria
The Starbucks at the Aria is on the 2nd level Promenade, near the buffet, on your way towards 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.
Hours: 5 AM to 10 PM, seven days a week.
The Aria previously had another coffee shop called the Roasted Bean, located near the entrance from the self-parking area, however it has since closed.
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:
The Shops at Crystals
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, 7:30 AM to 10 PM, and Friday and Saturday, from 7:30 AM to 11 PM.
A new Starbucks at City Center opened in the spring of 2013, and is just out front of The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, right on the Las Vegas Strip, next to the Bobby’s Burger Palace and the Pinkberry frozen yogurt store.
Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM to 10 PM
Saturday and Sunday : 7:30 AM to 11 PM
The 4th City Center Starbucks is at Vdara, on the main level across from the Market Cafe, and on the walkway to the Aria Express Tram stop and Bellagio.
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 6 AM to 8 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6 AM to 10 PM
Lastly, there’s a Starbucks at the food court at Park MGM (formerly the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino).
Hours: 6 AM to 11 PM, Seven days a week.
There used to be a second Starbucks, located in the Street of Dreams shopping plaza, however that location closed in October of 2016 as the Monte Carlo began its transition to the Park MGM.
Is There A Starbucks Location Inside the Bellagio?
Nope. The closest Starbucks to the Bellagio would be one 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 left 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 its own 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 AM.
Starbucks inside the MGM Grand
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, close to the sports book and the Stage Deli. It stays open from 7 AM to 3 PM, Monday – Friday, and from 7 AM to 6 PM, Saturday and Sunday.
Another one is basically on the casino floor, next to the Avenue Cafe. This one is open 24 hours a day.
The last Starbucks at MGM is at the resort’s food court, in what they call “The District.”
This location is open Sunday – Thursday, 7 AM to 8 PM and from 7 AM to 10 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.
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, on your way to the August Tower. It’s gold and glittery looks is fitting for Las Vegas.
Hours: 5:30 AM to 9 PM, seven days a week.
The massive Caesars Palace resort also has a Starbucks at the Forum Shops, attached to the casino.
(Photo courtesy of kennejima via Flickr.