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Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel [Master Thread]

Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel [Master Thread]

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Hotel Website: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the only charges that qualify for Points are as follows:
- Room rate, room service food and beverage, in-room movies, phone calls and in-room minibar purchases
- Points cannot be earned on any other purchases at hotel outlets or for hotel services

The Cosmopolitan is a "resort," so basically the only elite benny is a possible upgrade. Elites are not exempt from the resort fee

Resort fee is $35+tax. This fee is increasing to $39+tax effective 01/01/2019.

Hotel charges $10 for self-parking & $18 for valet parking starting Spring 2017. Motorcycles & 2-wheel vehicles exempt. Identity Sterling status provides comp'ed self-parking, Identity Gold status provides comp'ed valet parking.

Cosmopolitan is exempt from providing free wifi to Plats per Marriott's T&Cs, however it is included with the mandatory $35 daily resort fee so there is still no extra charge to any guest for using it.

Platinums receive:

* use of Platinum check-in area (to the left of main desks)

* Platinum arrival gift is $10FB coupon or 1,000 points

* room upgrade (space available) - better luck on mid-week stays than weekend stays. sometimes a 'sandwich' (ie, bribe) to front desk does the trick.

* free tea/coffee 6am - noon in the plat lobby check-in area

* Wicked Spoon: Marriott Rewards Platinums (and PPs) get to use preferred line and get 15% discount when staying at the property. Just show your MR Plat or PP card.
You can book through Virtuoso as well as Amex FHR for complimentary breakfast buffet at Wicked spoon.

Resort fee:

* $35 (+ tax) per day for resort fee, which includes gym access, local + long distance calls, Wifi, pool access. The resort fee is not waived.
This fee is increasing to $39+tax effective 01/01/2019.

Hat tip to billycwhatup for these next 2 points:

* Identity points and MR points can not be earned on the same stay

Other tips

The Terrace Suites are the most common room type and are classified as studio and one bedroom, with options for King, 2 Queens with or without a fountain view. They are essentially the same size, however (10 sq ft difference), but the layouts differ.

The King Studio Suite has a standard bathroom with shower and tub, a living room area with large sitting area and an L shaped sofa and the bed is in a separate area, though not separated.

The King One BR Suite has the same kind of living room area, with the bedroom separated by sliding doors and the bathroom is larger, with a "soaking tub".

If you get a terrace suite of any kind with 2 Queens, the living area will be smaller.

And unless your room type is described as "fountain view", you aren't guaranteed it, though Platinum status will get you upgraded on check in if they have one available.

If you book any of these room types and want to aim higher, I would try a giving the receptionist a 50$ "sandwich", and ask if any wraparounds upgrades would be available. If they say yes, there is a good chance that it will be a wraparound facing south-east or south-west, which for me would be a no go. Taste in view is personal of course, but for me the fountain-eiffel tower view are so much nicer than the south facing views. Also when you would have the choice between a low level wraparound or high level terrace suite, I would still take the high level terrace suite, because a number of floors on the east tower are blocked by the big Bellagio sign. (see youtube vids).

If you really want a high level wraparound then you probably would have to pay, which can sometimes be not that much. If I'm not mistaken I think they offered me a wraparound at 150$ per night more, but we originally booked a 1 bedroom terrace room without view.

Last tip : If you would get the choice of wraparound I would definitely take a high floor east tower one, facing north-east. That would give you bellagio fountain + eiffel tower view, but also a good portion of the south strip.
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Old Aug 26, 17, 12:53 pm
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Would a studio king room with balcony to a one bedroom (same size / different layout) considered as a full category upgrade? I will be there on a saturday night and it would be nice to get an upgrade as a gold member, however not sure if I should do the $50 trick. Also do they often offer paid upgrade?

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Old Aug 28, 17, 3:18 am
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Trip update:

Arrived just after 3pm, got a front desk associate quickly who was also a tad late and glad we got there at the time we did because after we checked in the line was getting long. Nearly every employee (talking the bellboy and valet we simply walked past, the front desk associate, the line gatherer, cashier/waiter/seater at the Wicked Spoon) was welcoming and very nice, almost alarmingly so.

The break in luckily happened just after we checked in, and my girlfriends top was at least half on as we were headed to the pool. The two staff members lingered too long like they were casing us out and didn't even apologize, simply said we didn't realize the room was taken, yeah okay. AFAIK that was the only one but we locked up all our important stuff in our suitcases and nothing was stolen.

Balcony is something else and that alone might entice my girlfriend to go again. We were facing a pool and McCarran and it wasn't that bad on the 39th floor.

The room was clean, outside on the balcony being dirty I'm fine with (look at the Luxor). A previous poster was correct, don't look to close as you will notice stains and burn marks of rooms that get run hard and fast.

No incorrect mini bar purchases, one of the tv's was slower than acceptable.

The Wicked Spoon is the best buffet I have been to for dinner (Flavor's in it's hay day, the Rio, the Orleans, Mirage, TI, Stratosphere all pale in comparison), that being said it still is a buffet. Is it worth it? To try it out and earn points yeah. The sorbet's are what really got me and you should definitely start with deserts and end with them too. I found there carving station lacking, fried chicken bland, and shrimp cocktail in a glass cup kinda sad-if these simple staples of a Las Vegas buffet were done at least okay I would go again but it's ultimately meh and just nice to look at. There's a metaphor in there somewhere. I'm glad I was not the only food snob as my gf and her brother both agreed with a similar assessment.

Tl;dr Nice property, get a balcony, lock your stuff up, earn those points!

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Old Oct 23, 17, 8:24 pm
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Just booked a Terrace Studio using Marriott Points for a weekend stay in December. Any thoughts/tips/suggestions on getting 1) fountain view, 2) renovated room, 3) high-floor?

There was an option at booking to pay partially with cash, but didn't seem worth it. Is the $50 sandwich still a viable option? Or just ask at check in about an upgrade?

Also, are there any benefits still to Marriott Platinum? I haven't stayed here in years and back then there were some decent benefits.
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Old Oct 26, 17, 11:04 pm
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Originally Posted by JCrew7384 View Post
Just booked a Terrace Studio using Marriott Points for a weekend stay in December. Any thoughts/tips/suggestions on getting 1) fountain view, 2) renovated room, 3) high-floor?

There was an option at booking to pay partially with cash, but didn't seem worth it. Is the $50 sandwich still a viable option? Or just ask at check in about an upgrade?

Also, are there any benefits still to Marriott Platinum? I haven't stayed here in years and back then there were some decent benefits.
Stayed there last week. Booked casino rate and got Terrace studio King. Marriott Platinum would get you either a fountain view or 1 bedroom if not busy, just ask. The worst they tell you to pay for the upgrade which really isn't a lot compared to booking directly online. Wrap around is $100 I think.

I did the $50 sandwich in the autograph lounge and the person took it. He offered me a 1 bedroom with fountain view. I pushed for a wraparound with view. But I guess that my original rate was so low, he couldn't do it. I was with friends and wanted them to have a good experience, $50 was nothing for what I got. 1 bedroom with fountain view regular rate was $300+ that day. Totally worth it.
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Old Nov 2, 17, 4:02 pm
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Staying at Cosmo again in a few weeks as a Marriott Plat. This time I booked my stay via Identity since it was much cheaper; Is it still possible to credit points to Marriott and is it still allowed to use the Platinum check in area?
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Old Nov 2, 17, 4:36 pm
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Staying at Cosmo again in a few weeks as a Marriott Plat. This time I booked my stay via Identity since it was much cheaper; Is it still possible to credit points to Marriott and is it still allowed to use the Platinum check in area?
I would. And I also just got a great offer through identity. Great rate and no resort fee.
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Old Nov 2, 17, 5:45 pm
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I would. And I also just got a great offer through identity. Great rate and no resort fee.
Same here. Not sure if it's due to my Sterling status or not but $109/nt including several weekend nights in January with no resort fee. Couldn't pass that up! Got $109/nt Fri-Sun.
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Old Nov 2, 17, 6:56 pm
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I would. And I also just got a great offer through identity. Great rate and no resort fee.
You would what? Can you do what I am asking?
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Old Nov 2, 17, 7:25 pm
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You would what? Can you do what I am asking?
You should be allowed to use the checkin as you are platinum. I canít imagine they would deny you. I wouldnít even ask, I would just checkin there.

As far as points, I donít think it would be a problem, but that I would call and ask.
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Old Nov 5, 17, 11:34 pm
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Staying at Cosmo again in a few weeks as a Marriott Plat. This time I booked my stay via Identity since it was much cheaper; Is it still possible to credit points to Marriott and is it still allowed to use the Platinum check in area?
Yes and Yes. You can still check in at the autograph lounge. Make sure your MR# is added to the reservation at check in, as Cosmo in house reservations does not always do this. Be sure to specify that you want MR points for your eligible spend when you check in and you'll be fine.
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Old Dec 12, 17, 9:05 am
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So I just booked a room here and noted in the terms and conditions that "no outside food is allowed" Please tell me they don't inspect your bags for outside food?
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Old Dec 12, 17, 9:09 am
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So I just booked a room here and noted in the terms and conditions that "no outside food is allowed" Please tell me they don't inspect your bags for outside food?
They don't. Was just there. And that's absurd
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Old Dec 12, 17, 1:50 pm
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They don't. Was just there. And that's absurd
Especially since some of the rooms have kitchens But I did recently read that the Hard Rock Casino was doing these inspections! If I can't bring in my own Diet Coke I am not staying! (Especially since Marriott has this Pepsi obsession)
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Old Dec 13, 17, 2:20 am
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Outside food and beverages

Most hotels ban outside food and beverages. They usually don't post signs saying so, but they reserve the right to remove them. I worked in several hotels and they all had this rule to ensure they would sell the items to guests and make more money doing so. The rule is usually enforced only when large amounts are involved, such as alcohol at a bachelor or wedding party. It's silly to worry about getting caught.
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Old Dec 13, 17, 3:06 am
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Especially since some of the rooms have kitchens But I did recently read that the Hard Rock Casino was doing these inspections! If I can't bring in my own Diet Coke I am not staying! (Especially since Marriott has this Pepsi obsession)
There wonít be for long. Part of the renovations is the removal of all the kitchens. ☹️

Back to cold leftovers for me.
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