Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Hotel and Condo Resort Review

Newer is better in Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Hotel and Condo Resort is the newest property on the Las Vegas Strip and also one of the most expensive. It's located just south of the Bellagio on the same side of the Strip, with some rooms getting an absolutely great side view of the fountain show in front of the Bellagio.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (I can't just call it Cosmopolitan because I'm afraid I'd get sued by the Hearst Corporation) cost nearly $4 billion to build and the property was almost put into foreclosure. You can bet that they are going to try to make up for that by charging an arm and a leg for rooms and suites and especially the luxury condos. You can also bet that because this is a new property on one of the best places on the Strip, it will have some of the most luxurious rooms in the entire world.

Rooms, rates, food and entertainment

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a bit odd in that it only has 800 hotel rooms. That's tiny by Las Vegas standards, but there's a reason for this. There are 2,200 condominium hotel units, which is more than you'll find in any hotel in Las Vegas. In fact, I don't think you'll find that many units in any hotel in the entire world.

Unlike most hotels in Las Vegas, many of the rooms at Cosmo have terraces. A Terrace Studio can be had for under $150 during a weekday in the offseason. At more ideal weekend nights during peak season this same room would go for over $300. They are already sold out for New Year's Eve and the following day, so don't even bother.

If you really want to be a baller in Las Vegas, check out the Wraparound Terrace Suite, which offers a lot more room and terrific views. You'll probably want to split that with some friends, because it'll set you back around $500 a night.

There are several world-class restaurants at Cosmopolitan. ESTIATORIO MILOS and STK look to be among the hot spots.

There are plenty of places to shop at Cosmopolitan. It's mostly high-end retail stores, so bring your credit card. After you're done going through your bank account, go relax in one of the many pools. They include the Boulevard Pool, the Bamboo Pool, and the Day Club Pool. All of these pool areas maintain the upscale feel of the hotel resort, which is a big improvement over the public pool feel at some of the other hotels on the Strip.

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