The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas may have the prettiest parking garage entrance in all of Sin City. It’s convenient to use and is completely free, regardless of whether you are a hotel guest or not.
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).
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 eastside and west towers, (along with other people who just want to visit the casino or the numerous restaurants, shopping and clubs at the Cosmo).
As I mentioned, self-parking here is free.
Cosmopolitan Parking Directions
There are two ways to get to the parking garage from the Strip: the obvious way, and the secret way.
1) First 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 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 less obvious way, (but easier and faster way) to access the Cosmopolitan is through the “secret” entrance/exit.
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.
One tip, however, do not use this route to exit the parking garage when you decide to leave. The reason being is that the road does not have a stoplight, meaning that between the endless parade of pedestrians on the Strip, along with the constant traffic, you will likely have to wait a very long time to make the right hand turn needed to get on the Strip.
Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Valet Parking
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. And yet it’s still free! (Although you should be sure to tip the driver).
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 Cosmopolitans Porte Cochere. (Photos courtesy of Allen McGregor and Sarah_Ackerman via Flickr).