The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas
What We Love
- The hippest hot spot, Rose. Rabbit. Lie., defies categorization and expectation, combining experimental performance art courtesy of interactive floor shows with stiff libations, a catwalk ready crowd and beautifully presented fare
- The Sahra Spa’s cavernous hammam
What To Know
- The Boulevard pool turns into a 4,200-square-foot ice rink overlooking the Strip during winter months
- Reservations recommended for any of the restaurants
- Some rooms will have noise from the pool area
- Parking On Site
With video art installation pieces and a who’s who of culinary and nightlife legends, The Cosmopolitan aims to be the hippest resort on the Strip. The overall feel of the place is Miami Vice meets James Bond meets Paris Hilton (this is Vegas, after all). The futuristic lobby sets the tone, with iPad check-in and columns that double as morphing digital art pieces. Nouveau baroque chandeliers and marble floors keep things grounded in high-end Vegas, and the architecture (the hotel occupies two 52-story glass towers) optimizes views of the Bellagio fountains, the Eiffel Tower replica and the Strip’s other over-the-top sights. The 2,995 condo-style units channel Hollywood Regency by way of Jonathan Adler—think baby blue alligator print side tables, custom leather headboards, and Pop Art wallpaper. Many have sprawling terraces, Japanese soaking tubs, and kitchenettes with microwaves and Subzero minibars. At the center of the casino floor is a three-story bar draped in two million crystals that form a massive glittering chandelier. It’s part of the complex’s 300,000 square feet of retail and entertainment space, which includes 13 restaurants (from “it” chefs like Jose Andres) and Vegas outposts of hip New York spots like Blue Ribbon Sushi and legendary nightclub Marquee (the Vegas version thumps both day and night and includes art installations on giant LED screens). Inspired by desert landscapes, the Sahra Spa has 30 treatment rooms and a hammam, with Morrocan-, Turkish-, and Malaysian-inspired treatments. Guests can choose between the surf lodge vibe of the Boulevard Pool, the more serene Bamboo Pool, and the raging Marquee Dayclub Pool.
In the Area
The hotel has some of the more edgy shopping in Vegas with CRSVR (which specializes in limited edition sneakers), cult denim shop DNA2050 and collectible Japanese purveyor Kid Robot. You’re also right near the Daniel Libeskind-designed Crystals shopping district, where Chihuly glass sculptures and carpets made from flowers complement designer baubles by the likes of Balenciaga, Gucci and Lanvin. Across the street from the Cosmopolitan is one of the largest gay dance clubs in the U.S., Krave, which offers cutting-edge DJs, dance contests and go-go dancers on a Broadway-size stage. For a little retro fun, take the short taxi ride to the Pinball Hall of Fame, the world’s largest collection of machines, or head to the Neon Boneyard, the final resting place of the city’s glittering signs. Have a need for speed? Suit up and put the pedal to the metal at the Richard Petty Driving Experience, where you can drive yourself or ride along with an expert.
How to Get There
This is the second time I have stayed in this hotel and like the first time, the experience was unbelievable. Great service, great food, alive with people from all parts of the world. Located right in the middle of all the action.
As people say “ when you get there the check in queue is quite long”! However they have a decent system and it actually goes down quite quickly. Check in staff are very friendly and don’t rush while you ask questions. We asked if there was any complimentary upgrades as I had brought my son for his 18th birthday unfortunately not although we were offered a wraparound suite for $100pn extra , his eyes lit up so we took it . Amazing views, great wraparound terrace and a decent size room, only problem was 1 large double bed although they said I could sleep on the sofa if I wished ( bedding could be brought up). Unfortunately woke up in the morning and decided to have a soak in the Japanese tub, but couldn’t get in as there was scum left around the bath ( and a pubic hair) from previous guests. I informed reception and showed pics. Apologies were given and given a $50 credit for food or drink, thank you. Next night I’d asked for bedding to sleep on sofa ( my 18yr old son didn’t want to share for a week 😂), arrived back at night but no bedding so had to ring for it. I’m not quite 6ft but my feet were resting on the glass table so not comfortable. Beautiful room but asked to be downgraded to have 2 beds. Arrived at our new room and preferred this as two nice beds unfortunately the fridge wasn’t working so mentioned to reception on way out, still wasn’t fixed when got back at night so they said they’d replace it tomorrow . Then my son cut his foot on a piece of glass ( showed reception and they agreed it was from the room and requested room was cleaned again. Next day the fridge had been replaced but with another broken fridge grrrrrr ! We did get a few cool drinks and some strawberries as a sorry ( thank you). Breakfast buffet was nice but not worth $35 each ( not as good as Wynn buffet). Hidden pizza was very nice and very large pizzas. Overall a young friendly feel to the hotel but after playing on the slots one morning for another 15 mins a no drinks offered I went the bar and played blackjack where the barman stood my first drink as put $20 in , but ten mins later I wanted another vodka n red bull but was asked to pay for this one ($16) I doon put another $20 in played that then left. On checkout the young lady had seen we had quite a few issues so dropped my fee to upgrade , a very nice surprise Thank You. There 4 or 5 coming over next year for my other sons 21st and although we had a lot of issues I would consider again although probably go back to our favourite “ The Palazzo “. Overall good location, and good caring staff.
Brilliant stay at “the Cosmo” upon recommendation by Flight Centre, Docklands. The place was literally the best location, options for entertainment on the strip - not to mention the quality hotel accomodation & pools. Have stayed at 2 other places on the strip on previous Vegas trips ~ not anymore !!
The Cosmopolitan is one of my favorite hotels in Las Vegas (I've stayed at about half on the strip). The location couldn't be better - it's right next to Crystal shops, a few minutes from Bellagio, Aria, and more. You know you are in a classy place as soon as you get to check in - everything is shimmery and shiny in the way you expect from a modern, 5-star hotel in Las Vegas. The central feature of the hotel is a giant, multi-story chandelier which surrounds a super cool bar and weaves around the central stairs. If you're looking for a luxurious Las Vegas experience, this place is it.
The room aren't the biggest - but they are really nice, well appointed, and the toilets are behind a second door in the bathroom (critical when sharing rooms with people!). The restaurants are top notch and modern: Momofuku (get the duck), Zuma, Eggslut, etc. The tables don't all come with the best odds (6:5 Blackjack) but the dealers are friendly and helpful, especially with craps, which can be intimidating for new players. Great place to learn and try new games.
The biggest downside is that the hotel is on the expensive side. But, you CAN find great deals for certain times of the year and on average I see prices around $350/night, which ultimately is a pretty good deal for a 5-star hotel. So...go for it, you deserve it!
Did a couples trip to Las Vegas and stayed at this hotel. This is a very nice modern hotel. Rooms were clean and the staff was nice. We stayed in a one bedroom terrace suite which we absolutely loved, that a great view!!! I would definitely stay at this hotel again.