Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: Room Categories

City Room bedroom
Being a former condo and hotel development, some of the rooms at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas retain their condominium look and feel. The basic room types available on the Cosmopolitan and Marriott website range from a 460 square feet City View to 1,200 square feet for the Wraparound Suite.

Most of the rooms include a terrace but what is most prized in any category is the view. The Cosmopolitan has poached the view of the Bellagio fountains and charge extra for a room termed as "fountain view."

One aspect of the room that can be requested but up to the discretion of the hotel is which floor a room is located. Normally rooms on higher floors are desired. But because of some unique aspects of the Cosmopolitan some lower rooms can be desired. An example are room located above the Boulevard Pool which be turned into a concert venue in the evening. A room with a terrace above this pool would have an unobstructed view of the event.

The dynamic of hotel room pricing makes it difficult to state standard rates. For Las Vegas, expect to pay more for weekends than for weekdays. Also when the room is booked plays a key as the larger the inventory the cheaper the rate. For example for the week of my visit to Vegas, the cost of rooms doubled from weekdays (Tuesday to Thursdays) to weekends (Fridays to Mondays). The closer you book to a popular holiday weekend also will affect the price.

Looking at the rates for May a month before booking, ranged from about $200 per night for a standard room (which the hotels terms as City View) to $350 per night (for a Wraparound Suites) for weekdays. These rates practically doubled per night for the weekend. Visit for more rate information.

For my stay from Tuesday May 15 to Friday May 18 I booked a Wraparound Suite for $340 per night before taxes. Many will say this is a premium price for a room in Vegas even if it is a suite. My thinking is after visiting New York City and London for so many years and having far less room for more money per night, by comparison the Wraparound Suite at The Cosmopolitan is a bargain.

Bottom line regardless is if you choose the Cosmopolitan or another hotel in Las Vegas, choose your hotel and room in Las Vegas based on the experience you want. Price is always an option but not the only one. If you're thinking about The Cosmopolitan, listed below are the hotel's basic room types with floor plans and details at a glance.

ROOM TAX: The hotel room tax in Las Vegas is 12% (Room at hotels near the Fremont Street Experience are taxed at 13%). Always factor this amount in as most hotels do no quote room rates with taxes. The room can be a substantial expense if you are staying more than a couple of days or if you're booking a premium room. For all other expenses don't forget about the sales tax on purchases that is 8.1%.

The five basic room types available at The Cosmopolitan:

2 queen-size beds; 460 sq. ft. studio; no terrace.
City Room Floor Plan
City Room Bedroom
City Room Bathroom

King-size bed; 620 sq. ft. studio; 110 sq. ft terrace; kitchenette with microwave & refrigerator.
Terrace Studio Floor Plan
Terrace Studio living area
Terrace Studio kitchenette
Terrace Studio terrace
Terrace Studio bathroom

King-size bed; 610 sq. ft. 1 bedroom suite; 110 sq. ft. terrace; soaking tub; kitchenette with stove, microwave and refrigerator.
Terrace One Bedroom Floor Plan
Terrace One Bedroom
Terrace One Bedroom living room
Terrace One Bedroom bathroom
Terrace One Bedroom terrace

King-size bed; 910 sq. ft. 1 bedroom suite; 160 sq. ft. terrace; 2 bathrooms with master spa tub; kitchenette with stove, microwave and refrigerator.

Terrace Suite Floor Plan
Terrace Suite living room and view
Terrace Suite living room and kitchen
Terrace Suite bedroom
Terrace Suite living room

Queen-size bed; 800 sq. ft. two-story suite; 550 sq. ft. terrace; private Jacuzzi; loft-style master bedroom with drop down Projection television; direct access to Bamboo Pool; galley kitchen.

Lanai Suite Floor Plan
Lanai Suite dining and living room
Lanai Suite bedroom
Lanai Suite bathroom
Lanai Suite bedroom view overlooking pool

King-size bed; 1200 sq. ft. 1 bedroom suite; 480 sq. ft. terrace; 2 bathrooms; master spa tub; separate dining area; washer/dryer; kitchen with stove, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, wine refrigerator and dishwasher.
Wraparound Terrace Suite Floor Plan
Wraparound Terrace Suite bedroom
Wraparound Terrace Suite bathroom
Wraparound Terrace Suite living room
Wraparound Terrace Suite view
Wraparound Terrace Suite kitchen.

The Cosmopolitan offers other rooms types that are not available for booking online. Customers must call the reservation number 855-435-005 to reserve these premium rooms

Three levels with third floor terrace; outdoor kitchen and bar; Jacuzzi plunge pool; first floor powder room; media lounge; bathrooms with double showers; full kitchen; high-speed wireless internet; room themes are dark (mahogany, chestnut and espresso) or light (ivory and white).

Bungalow bathroom
Bungalow light kitchen and staircase
Bungalow terrace
Bungalow dark living room and kitchen
Bungalow dark bedroom

The floor plan for this unit is not available. Room themes are dark (mahogany, chestnut and espresso) or light (ivory and white). The Cosmopolitan website describes the penthouse as follows:

"The pinnacle of exclusivity, the West End Penthouses at The Cosmopolitan will truly change your vision of luxury living. Each suite provides a one-a-kind experience through whimsical touches like crystal-encrusted wall textures, an unexpected art collection, and rich, tailor-made fabrics. Every individual penthouse ranges in size from 2400 to 3700 square feet and is available in two to four-bedroom suites, featuring the most advanced technology, floor-to-ceiling windows, a separate wet bar, kitchenette with serving space and many offer terraces with panoramic views. You will also enjoy personal Butler Service to attend to your every need. Created for guest who desire a truly distinct resort experience."

West End Penthouse white bedroom
West End Penthouse white bathroom
West End Penthouse dark living and dining room
West End Penthouse dark bedroom
(all photos: The Cosmopolitan)


Local Trips said...

Here's a view from the Cosmo East Tower NE Corner. The view is epic.

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