Known as a party capital that caters to every type of partier, Las Vegas has a different look for everyone. From budget to luxe to carnival to gaudy, the city has it all. If you’re looking for a swanky glamorous option that isn’t too over the top, pack your bags and head to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Perched right on The Strip, next to the Bellagio and across from Paris, The Cosmopolitan is in the middle of the action. Even though everything is Vegas-huge, because the public areas are spread over three floors, there’s still an intimate feel as you walk through.
The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 guest rooms range from a standard City Room (at 460 square feet), to Terrace rooms (that themselves range from studios to wrap-around suites), to Bungalow Suites (at 1,695 square feet). All rooms feature flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms, Wi-Fi, Phaedon art books, and swanky artwork by a host of emerging artists. Rooms with kitchenettes include Sub-Zero appliances and premium wood cabinetry.
My room, a Terrace Studio with a view of the Bellagio fountains, was 620 square feet with an additional private terrace—more than enough room for a weekend stay. Rates start $150 per night, and vary depending on time of year and type of room (but top $200 when you add on the mandatory second charge–the dreaded resort fee).
When you’re hungry, there are more than enough options for a different place for each meal over a handful of days. Culinary offerings at The Cosmopolitan include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, China Poblano, Comme Ça, D.O.C.G., Estiatorio Milos, Holsteains, Jaleo, Overlook Grill, Scarpetta, STK, The Henry, Va Bene Caffe, and Wicked Spoon. If you have an awesome room with a view and you’d rather stay in the watch the lights on The Strip, it’s completely acceptable to order in.
And if you’re merely looking for drinks, there are plenty of lounges and bars to keep you busy: The Chandelier, Vesper Bar, Book & Stage, Bond, Queue Bar, and The Neapolitan of Las Vegas. I didn’t have time to enjoy all the dining and drinking options during my stay, but was amazed at the amount of options at the Wicked Spoon buffet, loved the Mexican/Chinese cuisine at China Poblano and was constantly in awe of the view inside The Chandelier.
Aside from gambling in the casino, there’s more than enough to do at The Cosmopolitan, from hitting the Sahra Spa & Hammam, relaxing at any of the three pools (I lounged beside the Boulevard Pool), partying at the Marquee Nightclub, or shopping.
See more at the official website for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. (Or now that it’s an Autograph Collection property, the Marriott site.) Check prices online at Priceline. No matter where you book, the rate you see is only the start: you’re going to get socked a second time for a sneaky “resort fee” that’s just an extra tax they pocket. It’s a hefty one too at $51 on top of your room rate for not much in return.
Article and photos by Jill K. Robinson of Danger Jill Robinson, except top photo, courtesy of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and last one by Tim Leffel. I was a guest of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas during my stay in Las Vegas.