Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Review

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Owned by The Blackstone Group, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a resort casino and hotel located on the strip in Las Vegas, NV just south of the Bellagio, north of ARIA Resort & Casino, and directly across the street from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Having opened in December of 2010, The Cosmopolitan (commonly referred to as The Cosmo) physically stands over 600 feet tall, consisting of two high-rise towers, the Boulevard Tower and the Chelsea Tower. Inside, the marquee building feature has to be their chandelier hanging from the second floor over the first-floor bar.

The Cosmo is located on the west side of Las Vegas Boulevard, and conveniently offers both valet and self-parking 24 hours a day. The Cosmo posts its valet parking rates on the property, but you can expect to pay between $15-$20, with slight discounts for their Identify Rewards members.

For non-Identify members, self-parking is complimentary for up to one hour and is $10 max for 24 hours. Upon check-out, room keys remain active for self-parking until 11:59 pm on the day of your completed check out.

Casino at The Cosmopolitan

At The Cosmo, you can enjoy classic table games such as Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, and Roulette. You will also find other table games including, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em on their 110,000 square foot casino floor. Whether you are a serious player or just learning you will surely find a table game that meets your needs as bets range from $10 to $10,000.

Baccarat at The Cosmopolitan

Baccarat is a very popular casino game at almost any brick-and-mortar casino. It is no different at The Cosmopolitan, with up to six tables running just about any time of the day. In general, the minimum bet is $25 and the maximum bet is $10,000.

Blackjack at The Cosmopolitan

If you are looking for a casino that offers favorable rules for blackjack, The Cosmopolitan wouldn’t be our first choice. The casino floor consists mostly of games that pay 6:5, but, there are 24 tables that pay 3:2. The 6:5 games are often are running in the party pit, near the front entrance, but not always. You can count on finding bets between $10-$1,000 on the 6:5 tables.

As for the 3:2 tables, games typically range from $50-$5,000. Limits can drop to $25, however, the casino floor will usually have to be pretty slow for The Cosmo to lower their limit.

The games are split between six-deck and double deck blackjack. Surrender and doubling down is allowed, but you cannot re-split aces.

Craps at The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmo typically has up to seven craps tables running on their casino floor. With bet limits ranging between $10-$5,000. The craps odds are 3-4-5 times.

Roulette at The Cosmopolitan

Roulette is also available at The Cosmo. You can typically find up to six tables, with bet limits ranging between $15-$500. Single-Zero roulette can be found on The Cosmo’s casino floor as well. Meaning that players receive half of the original wager back on even money bets if zero is called.

Other Table Games at The Cosmopolitan

– Casino War ($15 minimum)
– Let it Ride ($10 minimum)
– High Card Flush ($10 minimum)
– Three Card Poker ($10 minimum)
– Ultimate Texas Hold’em ($15 minimum)

The Cosmopolitan casino floor also offers a host of different table games in addition to the more popular games. While the number of active tables may be smaller relative to say blackjack, you still will be able to find just about any type of game you are looking for. The smaller bet limits also allow amateur or casual players to partake and play without committing to higher minimum bets.

High Limit Room at The Cosmopolitan

In June 2016, The Cosmo unveiled its newly redesigned high limit table games lounge. Located on Level one, off the main casino floor, the high limit lounge offers 17 table games with minimum bets of $100. The games include Baccarat, Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, and Single-Zero Roulette.

Slots at The Cosmopolitan

There are approximately 1,300 gaming machines on the casino floor at The Cosmopolitan. Most of the slot games are modern and have state-of-the-art technology, and you’ll be sure to find a game that matches your level of play.

Slot games range from branded titles such as The Goonies, The Voice, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy to the classic spinning reel game, Pinball.

On the casino’s main floor you will find The Cosmopolitan’s Instant Rich Zone. Here, every 1,000 slot points earned on the slot machines enables the bonus wheel spin, and each spin can pay up to $500 in Identity Rewards Play. The main caveat is making sure you are using your Identity Rewards card to take advantage of these perks.

Otherwise, on the casino floor, you will find that most slot games have limits between $0.01-$500. Like most casinos on the strip, drink service can be hit or miss. We recommend that you take advantage of ordering your drinks when the cocktail waitress attends to you as it may be awhile until the waitress makes it back around to you.

High Limit Slots at The Cosmopolitan

The high limit slots lounge is one of the better high limit areas on the strip. There are 65 slot games, with possible bets of over $1,000 per spin and jackpots over $1.25 million on a spin.

While the strip payback isn’t as high as casinos off the strip, if you are an Identify Rewards member at the casino you will enjoy some of the better perks and rewards in all of Las Vegas.

Video Poker at The Cosmopolitan

Video poker is available throughout the casino, but the best video poker at Cosmopolitan is in the high limit lounge. There, you will find full pay Jacks or Better at the bar and on 50-play machines. The high limit machines are set at a minimum of $12.50 bet per hand.

The chandelier bar does not have a great video poker payback, but it is considered one of the best video poker bars in Las Vegas. While the pay tables are not 9:6, you still find a good variety of games and can enjoy good cocktails and mixed drinks.

In 2017, The Cosmo tweeted a $400,000 jackpot handpay screen on from a video poker player’s game of 100-hand triple double bonus video poker.

Poker Room at The Cosmopolitan

Unfortunately, there is no poker room at The Cosmopolitan.

Sportsbook at The Cosmopolitan

While The Cosmo’s hotel and casino excel in terms overall, arguably the one area they can improve is their sportsbook. The sportsbook is managed and run by Cantor Gaming, and while it has just about any bet type imaginable, the layout and accessibility aren’t ideal.

For one, the betting board is hard to view unless you are seated at the video poker bar. In general, the location of the book seems out of place and out of touch with the rest of the casino. One nice touch with their sportsbook area is the shuffleboard tables and pool tables, otherwise, we recommend looking into another sportsbook on or off the strip if you are looking for a better atmosphere.

Hotel at The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmo offers 3,027 hotel rooms. Most of the rooms include their own private terrace. The terraces are a great feature as the balconies enable guests to receive fresh air without having to leave their rooms and great views of the strip.

There are several room types at The Cosmo, including the City Room, City Studio, Terrace Studio, Terrace Suite, Executive Suite, Lanai Suite, Reception Suite, Two Bedroom City Suite, Bungalow, and the Penthouse located in The Chelsea Tower. The smallest room option is 460 square feet, while their largest option is up to 3,700 square feet. 

When booking a room, definitely consider the resort fee, which is $39.69 per night. That being said you will be able to enjoy amenities such as the fitness center and free WiFi. Depending on what day of the week and time of year you book the room, the price can vary pretty drastically. A City Room during the week can range between $120-$160 per night, but on the weekend it can be up to $600 per night, which is high.

Their mid-tier studios and suites, such as the Terrace Suite, can range anywhere between $160-$600 per night as well, again given what time of year it is and what day. Otherwise, their suites cost between $500-$2,000 per night, and the price for their Bungalow and Penthouse is only obtainable if you contact The Cosmo directly. If you are looking for a good luxury, elegance, and class The Cosmo is a viable option when it comes to hotel choices on the strip. If you are a budget traveler and player, you’ll have to be on the lookout for good deals on rooms, depending on availability and when you are looking to book.

Check-in at The Cosmo is 3pm, however, for a fee of $50 you can request an early check-in which guarantees your room to be ready at 11am. Check-out is 11am for all reservations.

Spa and Fitness Center at The Cosmopolitan

The Sahra Spa & Hammam provides several spa services that soothe, restore and rejuvenate your skin and body. With massages, a steam room, and skin care packages, you will definitely be able to find a spa package that suits your needs. The price range sits somewhere between mid-tier and high-end.

There are fitness centers in both the Chelsea and Boulevard Towers. Between the two of them, you will find consisting of 19 treadmills, 13 elliptical machines, tennis courts, free weights, and personal lockers.

The Chelsea Theatre at The Cosmopolitan

Inside the Chelsea Tower on level two next to Rose. Rabbit. Lie. is The Cosmos’ theatre, The Chelsea. The theatre is a dual level facility that is over 40,000 square feet.

This event and performance space is home to concerts, business meetings, artistic installations, events and more. The main features include grand chandeliers that mirror the aesthetic found throughout the hotel, a lobby bar, private VIP opera boxes, and a grand staircase.

Restaurants & Bars at The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan offers 18 restaurants and dining options, one Starbucks, and a juice bar which also serves food, The Juice Standard. You can certainly find a good mix of fine dining and casual dining throughout the hotel. The lower end restaurants are priced between $12-$20 per meal before tax and add-ons.

One of our favorite options is The Henry. Located on level one in the Boulevard Tower, The Henry is open 24 hours a day. The menu is American-based cuisine but is sure to have an option for most.

Fine Dining at The Cosmopolitan

There is no shortage of fine dining options at The Cosmopolitan. É By Josè Andrès is a fine dining option serving Spanish cuisine. Only two table settings are made available per night, and reservations typically are made at least three months in advance.

Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis features Mediterranean cuisine, wine, and flavorful fish-based dishes.

If you are looking for a good steak dinner, head to STK. It is a modern Las Vegas inspired take on a steakhouse, which features an excellent menu with a trendy atmosphere.

Another high-end option inside The Cosmo is Rose. Rabbit. Lie., which serves classic American dishes alongside live music and entertainment.

Bars at The Cosmopolitan

The main lounges and bars inside the hotel include BOND, The Chandelier, CliQue, The Study at Rose, and Vesper Bar. All of these bars and lounges are decked out with beautiful decor and are aesthetically pleasing.

If you are looking for a more laid-back option where you can grab a drink, play video poker and perhaps enjoy people watching or a DJ, BOND is your go-to choice. It is located on the first floor of the Boulevard Tower and is just steps away from the many table games on the casino floor.

And if you are interested in a more sophisticated option, we recommend The Chandelier. It is a magnificent visual wonder that is multi-levels. It features unique cocktails that range in price, but hover around $16 a drink.

Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan

If you are a fan of live DJ’s and dancing, The Cosmo has you covered. Outside experience the Marquee Dayclub and pool, which also features eight private cabanas each with their own infinity plunge pool.

During the evening the entertainment shifts inside at the Marquee Nightclub. With bars, a VIP area, and top-tier international artists and DJ’s the nightclub is a viable option if you are looking to enjoy a night out.

It is best to contact The Cosmo for table prices, but in general, tables inside Las Vegas nightclubs typically run in the thousands of dollars and Marquee should not be any different given the level of talent they book annually. Expect drinks at the bar to a bit pricey, but comparable to other nightclubs found on the strip.

Table Minimum: $10 High Limit Room Minimum: $100
Baccarat
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Blackjack
Caribbean Stud
Casino War
Craps
Crazy 4 Poker
Flushes Gone Wild
Four Card Poker
High Card Flush
Let It Ride
Mississipi Stud
Oasis Poker
Pai Gow
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Roulette
Sic Bo
Spanish 21
Three Card Poker
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