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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 Nov 20, 18, 3:35 pm
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Getting back to the Cosmo, at casinos in Vegas anything comp'ed will NEVER include gratuity. So if you're offered a $200 spend comp at a hotel as part of the package, and you pay for a dinner that is $170 + $30 tip, the $30 tip will remain on your bill at check-out. (Makes some sense - since the $170 meal only costs them a fraction of that, whereas the $30 is a real $30). On the plus side though, anything that is comp'ed does not incur sales tax, so you can spend up to the full $200.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 6:58 am
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Originally Posted by Toronto1970 View Post
Getting back to the Cosmo, at casinos in Vegas anything comp'ed will NEVER include gratuity. So if you're offered a $200 spend comp at a hotel as part of the package, and you pay for a dinner that is $170 + $30 tip, the $30 tip will remain on your bill at check-out. (Makes some sense - since the $170 meal only costs them a fraction of that, whereas the $30 is a real $30). On the plus side though, anything that is comp'ed does not incur sales tax, so you can spend up to the full $200.
It also prevents people from colluding with waitstaff to get comps/special offers out as actual cash vs spend in the hotel/casino. And there’s probably some fun tax implications if the hotel is the source of money paying tips.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by newbiztraveler View Post
  • My MR points never posted - this has happened to me probably 9/10 times I've stayed here.
I've had to put in a claim after my stay in late October, but I've read that these claims can take months after the merger. I should, at a minimum, have at least gotten the 1,000 point welcome bonus.

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What hotels/hotel chains do you stay at where they cover your gratuity?
SPG & Hyatt cover gratuity. Stayed at the Dolphin (Sheraton) at Disney World and it states it right on the voucher. I've never been charged when staying at the Andaz in San Diego at the restaurant and always put 20% just in case. Multiple other stays at both SPG and Hyatt's.
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Old Dec 1, 18, 2:13 pm
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With the "devaluation" of Marriott statuses, do Marriott golds still get any benefits at the Cosmo? I'm staying over New Years', and most concerned with late checkout.
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Old Dec 1, 18, 3:10 pm
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With the "devaluation" of Marriott statuses, do Marriott golds still get any benefits at the Cosmo? I'm staying over New Years', and most concerned with late checkout.
It's a resort so late checkout doesn't apply. As a Plat Premier on an ordinary weekend, they gave me until 2 and said I could stay til 3 for an extra $100. I was free, however, to use the facilities the rest of the day.
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Old Dec 3, 18, 11:31 pm
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Originally Posted by stevvc View Post
With the "devaluation" of Marriott statuses, do Marriott golds still get any benefits at the Cosmo? I'm staying over New Years', and most concerned with late checkout.
Over NYE all bets are off. You might get a 1 or 2PM checkout as a Plat, but unless you have status with the resort/casino itself, you aren't likely to get much over NYE with a fully packed hotel. Still worth asking at checkin though.
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Old Dec 10, 18, 5:37 pm
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Thinking about making a rez at the cosmo using FHR. Given the less-than-stellar reputation for this hotel to even post the elite nights correctly on (supposedly) eligible rates, am I better off booking elsewhere? Elite night credits posting properly are, obviously, the expectation. I could also either book the Westin (non-FHR), which should post with no issues, or forget all this and book an FHR rate at a non-Marriott. Thoughts?

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Old Dec 11, 18, 9:02 pm
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Hi folks,

I am sorry if this was answered elsewhere but if I book through Expedia, will still get my SPG Platinum benefits such as lounge access, free breakfast...etc?

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Old Dec 12, 18, 12:26 am
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Originally Posted by A380 9K View Post
Hi folks,

I am sorry if this was answered elsewhere but if I book through Expedia, will still get my SPG Platinum benefits such as lounge access, free breakfast...etc?

Kind regards,
Hi there,

You may not receive Platinum benefits if you book through Expedia. You may view 2.1.f Non-Qualifying Rates of the Loyalty program for more details.

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Old Dec 12, 18, 3:32 am
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Originally Posted by A380 9K View Post
Hi folks,

I am sorry if this was answered elsewhere but if I book through Expedia, will still get my SPG Platinum benefits such as lounge access, free breakfast...etc?

Kind regards,
Even if you book through Marriott, there is no lounge at the Cosmo and they are exempt from the free breakfast benefit.

The only Platinum benefits the Cosmo provides are 15% discount at Wicked Spoon, 1,000 points or $10 F&B credit and 1 level upgrade if available.
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Old Dec 13, 18, 3:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker III View Post
Hi there,

You may not receive Platinum benefits if you book through Expedia. You may view of the Loyalty program for more details.

Best Regards,

Christina Zhou
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Marriott International

Thank you sir.
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Old Dec 13, 18, 3:12 pm
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Thank you YoungBubbie.
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Old Dec 15, 18, 2:02 am
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Has anyone tried the wicked spoon buffet to see if it triggers the $300 credit from the starwood luxury card if you are not staying at the hotel but just eating the buffet
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Old Dec 18, 18, 10:31 am
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There will be “free” parking for guests at the Cosmo starting in January; it will be included in the (rapacious) daily $39 resort fee - how generous

https://vegasinc.lasvegassun.com/bus...ests-for-park/
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Old Dec 18, 18, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by Sabai View Post
There will be “free” parking for guests at the Cosmo starting in January; it will be included in the (rapacious) daily $39 resort fee - how generous

https://vegasinc.lasvegassun.com/bus...ests-for-park/
At least it's better than nearby resorts like Aria which charge a $39 resort fee and still charge for parking on top of that!
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