By Steve Beauregard
Although it is surrounded by shiner, fancier neighbors, Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino remains popular with affordable rooms and a central-Strip location that is hard to beat.
The location is so good, in fact, that many non-hotel guests use the Harrah’s parking garage as a jumping off point to explore resorts up and down the Strip.
Harrah’s self-park parking garage is located behind the hotel and casino, to the east of the resort.
The parking garage behind Harrah’s Las Vegas
It consists of a seven story structure that is attached to the casino on the garage’s second level. The clearance for this parking structure is 6 feet, 11 inches, however they do have parking for oversized vehicles in the employee parking garage behind the guest garage.
There is also a lot that Harrah’s own behind the resort in which they allow you to park your R.V. However in both cases (arriving in an oversized vehicle and/or R.V.), you must contact Harrah’s first to make sure they have a spot available for you. Please also note that the Harrah’s Las Vegas R.V. parking area is just parking only. There aren’t any utility hook-ups available.
Harrah’s Las Vegas Parking Fee
In March 2017, Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino began charging patrons (including hotel guests), to park at the resort.
Drivers going into the parking garage will receive a ticket when entering. They will then use a self-serve kiosk to pay before leaving.
Prices for self-parking are as follows:
0 to 1 Hour: Free
1 to 4 Hours: $5
4 to 24 Hours: $8
Each additional 24 Hours: $8
Total Rewards Card members (the player’s card for Harrah’s Las Vegas and other Caesars Entertainment properties), who have reached Platinum, Diamond or Seven Stars status receive free parking.
(Here’s a map of Harrah’s parking. The black star is the Strip entrance. The purple star is the back entrance, while the yellow star is the valet area).
Also, anyone with a valid Nevada driver’s license parks for free, for up to 24 hours.
Guests staying at Harrah’s hotel will have the parking fee charged to their bill. They’ll also use their hotel room key to have unlimited in and out access from the parking garage, without any additional fee (other than the $8 maximum per day).
A registered guest at Harrah’s will also be able to self-park at a different Caesars Entertainment hotel that day without having to pay a new fee.
However people not staying overnight at Harrah’s will have to pay each time they leave the parking garage at Harrah’s, or at any other Caesars Entertainment property.
Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel Valet Parking Fee
Up to 4 Hours: $8
4 to 24 Hours: $13
Over 24 Hours: $13 for each additional day.
As with Harrah’s self-parking program, valet parking will be free for anyone who reached Platinum, Diamond, or Seven Stars status on their Total Rewards card. The valet tip is not included in the valet parking cost.
Some other notes:
* Hotel guests staying at Harrah’s will have the valet fee automatically charged to your room.
* The valet fee you pay is not good at any other Caesars Entertainment hotel, even on the same day. In other words, if you decide to drive to Caesars Palace and valet park there, you’ll pay a new valet parking fee.
* Hotel guests staying at Harrah’s will, however, have in-and-out valet parking privileges. Non-hotel guests will have to pay a new valet parking fee each time they leave and drive to Harrah’s. Even during the same day.
Directions to Harrah’s Las Vegas Parking Garage
Although Harrah’s has just one large parking garage, there are two different ways to get there: from the Strip, and from behind the hotel.
* From the Strip
Getting to Harrah’s parking garage when going north on the Strip is easy, but when going south, it can be a hassle. More on that in a second.
First though, when going north on the Strip (towards the Venetian as a point of reference), you simply take a right just after passing the Linq Hotel and Casino.
It’s very easy, as this takes you underground, below the Carnival Court party and retail area – meaning you don’t have to wait for pedestrians to cross or anything.
When going South on the Strip, (towards the Bellagio), you’ll notice, at the southernmost end of Harrah’s and almost past it, a left-hand turn lane in the far left side of Las Vegas Boulevard.
This left lane allows you to turn into the underground driveway entrance, just as it would if you were going northbound and made a right.
The difference, however, is that there is not a stop light or turn signals to make this left-hand turn into Harrah’s. Because the Strip can be wall-to-wall vehicles at night (and sometimes during the day), you may have a long wait to make a successful left hand into the parking structure.
The back entrance to the parking garage off of Linq Lane
Either way, the underground driveway leads you to the back of the resort, where signs will point you to a left hand turn, enabling you to enter Harrah’s self-park parking garage.
* From Behind the Resort
Often times this is the easier, less crowded way to get to Harrah’s parking garage.
You reach the parking garage from one of two roads east of the Strip, right behind all of the big resorts. One is called, “Linq Lane.”
When driving on E. Flamingo Road, Linq Lane is the first left you can take after the Strip. Taking Linq Lane will lead you to Winnick Avenue, at which point you’ll want to take a left towards and under, the High Roller Ferris wheel.
Signs will point you up a little ways to Harrah’s white multi-story parking garage, which will be on your left.
The other main road you may take to get to the garage is called “Koval.” It’s a busy street that runs parallel to the Strip, (and longer than Linq Lane).
On Koval, you can get to Harrah’s by turning into Winnick Avenue (there is good signage on Koval showing you the way), however most people use the entry way near the Venetian.
This road is Krueger Drive, although there is not a street sign for it for some reason, but large signs and specific turn lanes let you know the specific lane for access to either Harrah’s or the Venetian’s self-parking garage.
Once you are on this unnamed road, stay in one of the two far left lanes, as the right lane will take you to the Venetian parking area.
At a fork in the road, you’ll have the option of going straight, to the Harrah’s valet and/or hotel registration, or staying left, to the self-parking area.
If you’re wanting to park yourself, staying in one of the left lanes will very shortly have you at the entrance to Harrah’s self-parking garage entrance, which will be on your right.
(Related: (Linq parking garage).
Valet Parking at Harrah’s Las Vegas
As mentioned above, going straight at the fork in the road off of Koval Lane will lead you down a side road to the hotel. Harrah’s valet parking area (The yellow star on the map above), and hotel registration area will be marked by signs, and you will take a left hand turn off of this road to get there.
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