The Cosmopolitan is one of Vegas’ newest hotels and has quickly established itself as the happening place to stay or play. The majority of rooms have balconies – unusual for Las Vegas where the look of the hotel from the outside is of paramount importance, and it is in a prime position, right on the Strip between The Arai and Bellagio, with views across to the Eiffel Tower of the Paris hotel.
Some of the rooms, including the hotel’s wedding suite, give a great view of the Bellagio’s famous lake and fountains. Don’t miss the ever-changing graphic pillars in the foyer. At certain times of day and night they appear to contain people trying to get out. Cosmo boasts some really inviting bars including one with swing seats. In their 3-level Chandelier Bar each level has a different drinks menu and the lower level has live music in the evenings.
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The Marquee Nightclub boasts a multi-million-dollar sound system, colleseum style seating around the central dance floor and 50 foot high ceilings with 4 storey LED screens. It is little wonder that the Cosmo attracts artists such as Bruno Mars to perform there. They have a range of restaurants including a not-to-be missed buffet restaurant, The Wicked Spoon, where you can enjoy freshly prepared food from around the world. Almost every type of food imaginable is on offer, and all that we tried (there was absolutely no way we could sample everything) was of a very high standard and beautifully displayed. For the cost of a large glass of wine elsewhere you can enjoy unlimited wine with your meal.
Rooms at The Cosmo are beautifully designed and, thanks to their balcony doors, full of natural light. Many feature a small kitchen in addition to the usual mini bar, plus a seating area, desk, large wardrobes and an ironing board,so you can really make yourself at home. Our bathroom, complete with separate toilet, huge shower and jacuzzi bath, opened straight on to the bedroom with a huge panoramic “window” giving an even greater feeling of space.
There are a choice of two pools, a DayClub – like a night club but for during the day, complete with red carpet and bouncers at the entrance, infinity pools and private cabanas, and the other more conventional, on the 14th floor with a delightful breeze and views across the Strip. Funky concrete palm trees line the pool which has a choice of semi-submerged loungers and shaded private cabanas for hot days, and plenty of loungers with tick comfortable cushions. There is bar service around the pool and a relaxed party atmosphere. For those looking for total relaxation out of the sun, the Sahra Spa and spa shop are on the 14th floor close to the pool.
Some of the rooms include VIP check-in within the room rate. If yours doesn’t, let them know on booking that you are there on honeymoon and they will try to include it for you. We felt that the check-in staff displayed the highest levels of customer service we experienced during our time in Las Vegas and is a great way to start your break.