If you’re thinking about staying at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, here are some things to know.
1 – location – Cosmo is one of the newest and hottest hotels located right in the center of the strip. You can explore one side of the strip one day and the other side the next.
2 – Art – This whole hotel is a fun walk with random artworks everywhere. Even if you’re not staying at the Cosmo, I would allocate 2 hours to browse this place. Just look at this map, it’s like a map for a video game dungeon. Check out their lobby, have a drink in the Chandelier bar, look for the giant shoe, look for the dog statues, and even the parking lot has artwork.
3 – Art-o-mat scam – I have to warn you, they have these art-o-matic vending machines everywhere. The idea is that you can take home a piece of art for $5. Don’t do it. You’re better off putting that $5 in a slot machine or buy a deck of cards from their gift shop. I got what looks to be an artsy business card
5 – Movie nights – On Monday nights, you can sit in the Chelsea pool and watch the big screen. How cool is that!? I … came a little overdressed. It’s free for hotel guests. Non-hotel guests can go too for $5
6 – Balcony – I think Cosmo is the only hotel on the strip that offers balconies. You have to get a room that is not the City Room. You’ll enjoy being able to see and hear the strip without a glass in between.
7 – Rideshare – Cosmo is rideshare friendly. Some casinos make you walk quite a bit to get to the rideshare stops. Uber and Lyft stops are right outside the lobby.
8 – Security – I heard of stories where rooms have been burglarized. I think I figured it out. Well, I noticed that my door didn’t quite close. You see, this is me closing the door and it looks closed, but it’s not. So make sure you push the door in until you hear that click. Also there’s no one checking for key cards at the elevators.
9 – High limits – The limits are generally higher at the Cosmo. I wanted to play craps, but $25 minimum was too much but the good news is that you’re in the middle of the strip. I walked 3 minutes and I was at the craps table at Planet Hollywood.
10 – Ask to be in the Boulevard Tower. Cosmo has two towers. Chelsea and the Boulevard. Boulevard Tower is the one that is closer to the strip and the fountain show. You can go down the elevator to a bunch of restaurants, marquie club or be outside on the strip in a few minutes. Chelsea tower is a better choice if you are here for work or traveling with your harry buddy. It’s closer to the convention rooms and the gym spa is in that tower too. Speaking of their spa, there are no discounts for being a hotel guest. Gym is free for guests.
11 – Fountain View – the rooms are beautiful and comfortable but having a view of the fountain raises the experience. If you have the option for a better room or fountain view, please choose the fountain view. Cosmo is right next to Bellagio and you can get a view of the fountain from above. It’s a new way of experiencing the show. You can only hear the sound of the water. I never knew the fountain had those swirly shapes on the sides. It’s the first time in my life that I felt I wanted to stay in the room than go down to the strip.
12 – Restaurants – There are decent choices to eat like the Wicked Spoon buffet, Egg Slt, and Secret Pizza. Egg slt had a long line and they were good, but it may be overhyped. Just don’t expect too much and it’ll be a decent meal. The slt which is this cup with egg and potato mixed together is their specialty. I feel that the Secret Pizza is your average pizza and you can save that stomach space for something else, but it is cool to find a secret restaurant. There’s a hallway between two restaurants with no signs. It feels like that first time you found the warp zone in Super Mario, but there’s just an average pizza waiting for you at the end. Find the tunnel, take a picture in their tunnel and don’t eat there.
15 – Discount Rate – Sign up for Cosmo’s Identity membership. It’s free and you can do it online. I’ll leave the link below. They send discounts for the rooms almost every month. By the way, I’m all about saving so please subscribe to this channel if you would like to see more videos like this.
16 – Staff – The staff was very friendly here. The front desk and even the gift store worker greeted me with a smile. We took a peak in the high roller area and although it was obvious we weren’t high rollers, a guy in a suit came out to show us around. He told us that the whales each get a shelf with their favorite drinks displayed. If I had a shelf, I would put Coke Zero, Smartwater and orangina
17 – Superstition – Just like this list, they don’t have hotel room floors with the numbers 4 or 13. You see, it’s missing 54, 64, and 74.
I really can’t think of anything bad to say other than that I don’t really like to play here because of the high limits and I can swear the slots are tighter. Also if you come here at the wrong time, the room rates can be really high. If you can book at a reasonable rate, I recommend staying at the Cosmopolitan.
I stayed at the Cosmopolitan and I think it’s the best hotel on the strip.