By Steve Beauregard
The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas may have the prettiest parking garage entrance in all of Sin City. It’s clean and convenient to use.
It is believed to be the only casino in Las Vegas to use terrazzo in its valet and port cochere areas, (according to the contractor who laid it, APF out of Arizona).
The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas has parking for 3,800 vehicles
It’s also unusual in that it’s one of the few parking garages I know of that has hired artists to paint their designs on large murals on the walls.
The parking garage itself is completely underground.
It has 4 levels, and 3,800 total parking spaces that serve guests for both the east side and west towers, (along with other people who just want to visit the casino or the numerous restaurants, shopping and clubs at the Cosmo).
Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Parking Fee
In December of 2016, the Cosmopolitan announced it would soon begin to charge guests for both valet and self-parking. In May of 2017, those rates went into effect.
Self-parking fees are as follows:
0 to 1 Hour: Free
1 – 4 Hours: $7
4 – 24 Hours: $10
Each additional Day: $10
Please note that anyone with a Cosmopolitan reward card (called the “Identity” card), who has reached the status of Sterling, Gold, or Platinum, will receive complimentary parking. (The lowest card level is “Silver”, and Silver card holders still have to pay to park).
In addition, it’s free to park your motorcycle, moped, or any other two wheeled vehicle.
The Cosmopolitan also announced that these parking fees will rise when there are concerts and other special events (such as New Year’s Eve), however the rates published here will remain the same for registered hotel guests and for Identity card holders at any level.
When entering the garage, you’ll take a parking ticket. Be sure to keep it safe. Anyone who loses their parking ticket is charged a “lost ticket fee” of $30.
Each level of the parking garage has self-service kiosks by the elevators. You can pay by credit or debit card on all levels. If you want to pay by cash, you can only do so at levels B2 and B3.
Cosmopolitan Parking Directions
There are two ways to get to the parking garage from the Strip: the obvious way, and the secret way.
1) The obvious way.
From Las Vegas Boulevard, go west on Harmon towards the Cosmopolitan. After driving approximately 400 feet, you’ll take a right at the first stoplight. The street sign simply says, “Cosmopolitan.”
(Here’s a Street View image of the south, main entrance to the parking garage and valet area)
Once you’re inside, you’ll see the large COSMOPOLITAN letters on the wall on your right. Keep going straight for a few feet.
On your right you’ll find valet parking. Staying in the left lane will take you down a ramp to the self-parking area. It’s clearly marked.
At the bottom of the ramp, you’ll take a left. A few feet ahead you’ll see a digital sign, that you’ll see at some of the other nicer casinos, such as at the Wynn parking garage.
Updated continuously, this sign lets you know how many parking spaces there are available on each level. It will say, for example, “LEVEL B4.” On the far right of the sign, in blue, are the available number of parking spaces on that level.
The Cosmopolitan parking garage also has a light above each individual parking space. The color of the light will let you know if the space is full (Red), empty (Green) or handicapped only, (Blue).
This way, when you look down a long row of cars and see only red lights, you’ll know to keep going down a different lane.
2) The Secret Way
For many, the easier and faster way to access the Cosmopolitan parking garage is through the “secret” entrance/exit on the north side of the property (the Bellagio side).
This can only be done, however, when going south on the Strip. After you pass the Bellagio on your right, and immediately past the large “Bellagio” sign, you’ll see a small, unmarked access road directly in front of the Cosmopolitan.
Take a right on this non-descript road to access the parking garage from the north end. On days or nights when this area of the Strip is packed with traffic, it can, however, take longer this way. There aren’t stop lights here, and the the constant flow of pedestrian traffic can mean you may have to wait awhile before being able to make a turn.
(The secret, or north side road to self parking is the little road here on the right.)
Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Valet Parking Fee
With art, foliage, and a clean modern look, the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas valet area may be the most beautiful parking area in all of Las Vegas.
This artwork is on level B3 of the Cosmopolitan parking garage
You access the Cosmo valet stand from Harmon Avenue, using the same directions as if you were going to self-park. However instead of going down the self-park ramp you’ll watch for the signs that point you to the right hand lane and the Cosmopolitan’s Porte Cochere.
The Cosmo began charging guests to valet park in May of 2017. Current rates as follows:
0 to 4 Hours: $13
4 to 24 Hours: $18
24 Hours Plus: $18 per day
Gold and Platinum Cosmopolitan Rewards members do not have to pay these valet parking fees. All others (Silver and Sterling level members), will have to pay for valet parking.
You should also note that if you leave after having valet parked, then drive back to the Cosmo, you will be charged a brand new valet fee – even if you just leave for a few hours and come back.
The exception to this is for guests staying at the hotel. Registered hotel guests who have already paid the valet parking fee have unlimited in and out privileges for 24 hours.
(Photos courtesy of Allen McGregor and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas via Flickr.)