Cosmopolitan Review: The Best Las Vegas Resort

By

Jeremy Koering

• Chief Editor

Last updated on August 16, 2022

Las Vegas is known for its luxury resorts, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas is the best. This luxurious hotel offers everything you could possibly want, from world-class amenities to friendly customer service.

From its luxurious rooms and suites to its impressive collection of restaurants and bars, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has everything you need for an amazing luxury vacation.

We rated it the best hotel in Las Vegas. Keep reading my Cosmopolitan Las Vegas review and you’ll get an in-depth look at this stunning resort.

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Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Review

Room Rates: $99-$499 (view available rooms)

Best For: Young Adults, Couples, Bachelorette Parties

Overview: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the best resort in Las Vegas. It’s located in the heart of The Strip and provides guest everything they need for a stunning vacation. From top-tier service to fabulous food and entertainment. It’s an expensive resort, but if you’re willing to splurge, the Cosmo is your best option.

Pros

  • Service: There are only a handful of resorts like WynnVenetianWaldorf Astoria, and Four Seasons with the quality of service and amenities Cosmopolitan offers.
  • Restaurants: You will find one of the best restaurant collections in all of Las Vegas at Cosmo. Cosmo has something at every price point and appetite from fine dining to the best food court.
  • Entertainment: The Cosmopolitan has excellent live entertainment, including Opium, concerts at The Chelsea, and events at The Barbershop.
  • Location: Near the heart of The Strip, The Cosmopolitan is located in a great spot to explore Las Vegas.

Cons

  • Very Expensive: Like most luxury properties, the Cosmo is expensive. Room rates peak at $499/night.
  • High Table Minimums: If you like to gamble at the tables, be prepared to spend $15-$25 per hand. If that’s too rich for your blood, you’ll play electronic machines.

My Experience At The Cosmopolitan

My wife and I have stayed at The Cosmopolitan twice–once in a Terrace Studio and once in a Terrace One Bedroom Suite. In addition, I have visited the resort on countless occasions for concerts at The Chelsea, gambling throughout the casino, and enjoying a variety of the restaurants.

If a friend is visiting, we always recommend they check out the Cosmopolitan because it’s the best hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

In my Cosmopolitan review, I considered the cost. You get what you pay for and that’s no exception in Vegas. On the weekends, the Cosmo is astronomically expensive. If you want to stay here and have a good time, you’ll need to budget at least $1,000 per day.

To me, staying midweek is worth every penny. The service is among the best in town, competing with properties like Wynn and Venetian. The rooms are unbelievably nice. I could argue they have the best collection of restaurants in Vegas. The pools are really nice!

Cosmopolitan Hotel

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Review: An entry-level City Room at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.

The hotel rooms and suites at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas are luxurious, spacious, and warm. They’re a comfortable place you can relax and unwind after a day in the hot desert sun.

Rooms

The Cosmo offers 8 types of studio and one-bedroom guest rooms. The rooms range from Standard City View Rooms to Terrace Balconies with a Fountain View. Each room is decked out with state-of-the-art technology, luxurious bathrooms, and comfortable beds in a warm, inviting atmosphere.

In both of the rooms I have stayed in, I was impressed with the quality of furniture and little details they pack into each room. Another big plus were the balconies with stunning views of the city.

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Review: Terrance Studio Room at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.

If you’re on a tight budget, your only option will be staying midweek when rooms dip as low as $99/night. Otherwise, during the peak season and weekends it’s not uncommon to see room rates go up to $499/night or higher.

Even though it’s a very expensive resort, it’s still worth every penny. If you want a luxury experience, The Cosmopolitan is the right choice.

Suites & Penthouses

Lanai Suite at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Cosmopolitan Review: A look inside the Lanai Suite.

If you have a bigger budget, the Cosmopolitan has some of the best suites and penthouses in Las Vegas. From popular Wraparound Terrace Suites overlooking the Bellagio Fountains to the poolside Lanai Suites, the Cosmopolitan has a variety of experiences to choose from.

The suite collection ranges from The Executive Suite to The Chelsea Penthouse. The prices for the suites vary, but you’ll never find a more luxurious hotel in Las Vegas than The Cosmopolitan.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the best in class. Whether you’re looking for a couples getaway, celebrating at a bachelorette party, or partying all night long, Cosmo is atop the list.

Amenities

Sahra Spa, Salon & Hammam is an oasis in the desert. Let your body and spirit be rejuvenated at the luxury spa. They offer massages, skin care treatments, and salon services with a touch of tranquility. You’ll find what it takes for true relaxation, from relaxing facials to luxurious baths!

The Cosmo offers guests the highest quality amenities, two state-of-the-art fitness centers, tennis courts, pickleball courts, two pools, fitness classes, and more.

The hotel charges a $45/night resort fee, but hotel guests receive free valet and self-parking. There’s also a virtual assistant called Rose to help answer any questions you may have.

Cosmopolitan Pools

Cosmopolitan Review: The Boulevard Pool at Cosmopolitan.

The Cosmopolitan has two pools that have a stark contrast between the busy Las Vegas Strip and more serene areas.

The Boulevard Pool is the ultimate Las Vegas lounging venue. Guests at this pool will have stunning views of the Strip and enjoy upbeat music, combined with intimately spaced lounge chairs and daybeds to create a communal atmosphere. The space has created an environment full of vibrant social energy for guests seeking relaxation in paradise.

Throughout the summer, the Dive-In Movie series lets you watch movies at the Boulevard Pool while enjoying the warm summer nights in the pool.

Cosmopolitan Review: The Boulevard Pool at Cosmopolitan.

The Chelsea Pool is the perfect place for anyone looking to escape The Strip. You can kick back into a stylish oasis and enjoy soothing sounds and an elegant ambiance that will have you feeling relaxed from head to toe!

The Boulevard Pool is perfect for those looking to be close to many people. At the same time, the Chelsea Pool provides an oasis-like experience of enjoying plenty of peace when desired. Both pools offer hotel guests the chance to rent cabanas and daybeds.

Restaurants & Bars at Cosmopolitan

You have never experienced anything like dining at The Cosmopolitan before. From world-class flavors to authentic dining options and from celebrity chef restaurants to trending eateries, this is the only place in town where you can experience them all under one roof.

Restaurants

Cosmopolitan Review: A delicious meal at Beauty & Essex in the Cosmo.

Hidden behind a pawn shop storefront, Beauty & Essex invites discovery in every sense of the word. Beauty & Essex is a restaurant where you can indulge your taste buds with delicious dishes and cocktails. From 40-day dry-aged tomahawk ribeye to grilled cheese smoked bacon tomato soup dumplings, they have something for every type of eater!

José Andrés brings the sensational taste of a Spanish tapas restaurant to Las Vegas with the award-winning Jaleo restaurant. The centerpiece is the Paella Grill, an open-fire wood grill specially designed for cooking traditional paellas in authentic style and one of three such grills worldwide! Jaleo’s menu features all of your favorite Spanish traditions. At the same time, being prepared and presented spectacularly embodies everything we know about Sin City.

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Review: Momofuku at Cosmopolitan.

Momofuku is a restaurant that draws influence from America, Korea, and Japan. The menu features steamed buns, noodles, and meat or seafood meant for sharing with your friends. They also have many classic dishes reimagined like prime rib or surf-and-turf. Chef David Chang started the restaurant and is one of the most popular spots at Cosmo.

Red Plate is the quintessential destination for those looking to experience authentic Cantonese cuisine. Red Plate offers a wide selection of carefully selected signature roasted meats, Chinese hot pot, and handmade dim sum with hints of modern inspiration.

Scarpetta at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Cosmopolitan Review: A dish from Scarpetta.

Scarpetta is a restaurant that specializes in creating Italian dishes with bold flavors. The signature pasta is handmade daily to create delicious locally-sourced meals for you. For those who love classic simple taste without any fuss or complication, Scrapetta’s Spaghetti Tomato Basil will hit the spot!

STK is a swanky new-style Las Vegas steakhouse with an inspired menu, a busy bar scene, and a relaxed dining atmosphere with a sexy vibe. STK has locations in New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles, making it the hot spot for anyone looking to get away from tradition.

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Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Review: China Poblano at Cosmopolitan.

The Cosmopolitan’s extensive selection of restaurants continues with ZumaBlue RibbonChina PoblanoE By Jose Andres, The Henry, and Holsteins.

Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch or evening nightlife-infused dinner experience, there is something to suit your needs.

Wicked Spoon is one of the best buffets in Las Vegas. The buffet is unlike any other on the Las Vegas Strip. With its mix of top quality, familiar staples, and imaginative seasonal dishes, this Las Vegas buffet satisfies cravings and invites discovery!

Cosmopolitan Review: Block 16 Urban Food Hall inside the Cosmo.

Cosmo has the best food court in the entire city. Block 16 Urban Food Hall lets guests explore the country, including Bāng Bar by Momofuku, District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew. from New Orleans, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken from Nashville, delicious sandwiches at Lardo from Portland, and fantastic sushi at Tekka Bar: Handroll & Sake.

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But wait, there’s more! Cosmo also is home to the Overlook Grill, the very popular EggslutThe Juice StandardVa Bene CaffeMilk Bar, and a neat Starbucks.

Bars

Cosmopolitan Review: The first flor of the Chandelier Bar at Cosmo.

The Chandelier Bar is a multi-story visual wonder, housing three unique lounge experiences. It’s one of the most beautiful bars in Las Vegas. The first floor is a high-energy spot in the middle of the casino. The middle level is a sophisticated lounge that offers a sanctuary to experience your handcrafted cocktails. The top floor showcases The Chandelier and all its beauty.

Whether your preference is an Old Fashioned whiskey or an exquisite Cosmo from The Chandelier cocktail list, there’s no need to go anywhere else.

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Ghost Donkey: Mezcal & Tequila Lounge looks like any other door from the outside. But it’s what lies on the inside that will have you hooked for life. With an extensive selection of mezcal and tequila, a carefully curated menu of expertly selected tasting flights awaits your arrival, and specially crafted cocktails made with traditional Mexican spirits and artisanal brands not available anywhere else!

Vesper Lounge is a sleek, modern lounge that offers signature cocktails from its timeless classics and reimagined drinks menu. Guests can also order wine by the glass and bottled beers to enjoy while lounging in this contemporary space with mirrored tiles surrounding neon accents.

Cosmopolitan Review: The bar inside Clique.

Clique is the perfect spot for a night out with friends. Not only will you enjoy delicious drinks and food, but they offer nightly entertainment in their lounge area!

Shows & Things To Do at Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Review: Marquee Nightclub at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.

There’s a lot to do at The Cosmopolitan! From movies in the pool to dancing all night to relaxing at the spa, whatever you’re looking for, The Cosmo has it. Plus, you’re just across the street from The Shops at Crystals, which is the most luxurious shopping mall in Las Vegas.

Shows

Opium Las Vegas at Cosmopolitan
Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Review: Opium at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.

There’s one resident show at The Cosmopolitan, Opium, brought to you by the creators of Absinthe and Atomic Saloon Show. Opium takes show-goers on a wild ride from Uranus to Las Vegas on a twisted starship with various talents from the galaxy’s best performers. The show is one of the best shows in Vegas and is not to be missed.

Cosmo Vegas Review: The entry into The Chelsea.

The Cosmopolitan is home to The Chelsea, a large concert and event venue that hosts touring musicians, comedians, and more. It’s one of the best live entertainment venues to see a show in Las Vegas.

Things To Do

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Review: Marquee Nightclub at Cosmopolitan.

Marquee Nightclub is a huge club with three rooms– The Main Room, The Boom Box, and The Library—each providing a different musical experience for its guests. There are seven bars on-site, you never have an excuse not to grab drinks at your leisure.

When you party hard at night, sometimes all a person needs is to escape the sun and enjoy daytime fun. Marquee Dayclub has everything one could want: food, drinks, DJs–it offers an immersive experience with its signature poolside environment.

Marquee Dayclub transforms into an enchanted outdoor lounge on Fridays and Saturdays after sundown. For a truly unforgettable experience, book your reservation in advance to ensure you make it past the velvet rope!

The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails
Cosmo Vegas Review: The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails

You can get a sharp new look from a professional barber in the front. But behind the janitor’s door in The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails is a hideaway lounge.

The Barbershop takes on an entirely different personality with live entertainment and extensive whiskey selection from modern to vintage favorites in the evening. What better way to spend an evening than under the stars with a handcrafted cocktail and movie surrounded by friends?

On Monday evenings, the Boulevard Pool transforms into your own personal theater for Dive-In Movies. Films from classics like Happy Gilmore or modern blockbusters such as Jurassic World are shown at night while you enjoy creative snacks poolside.

Cosmopolitan Casino

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Review: The casino at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.

The Cosmopolitan casino is over 100,000 square feet with all the table games, slot machines, and gambling you want. Cosmopolitan offers a wide variety of slot machines.

Whether you’re looking for reel spinning, video reels, or video poker games with denominations starting from $0.01 to $500, they’ve got it all!

It’s worth noting that The Cosmopolitan is not for gamblers with a low bankroll. Table minimums start at $15, and it’s not unusual to see $25 or $50 minimums on busy weekends or during the peak season.

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Review: The William Hill Sportsbook inside the Cosmo.

Cosmopolitan has a moderate-sized William Hill Sportsbook that features state-of-the-art LED video walls, dozens of high-definition televisions, and lounge seating.

The space features a sports bar with over 20 video poker machines and a great variety of draft beer, wine, and spirits. Cosmo has one of the best sportsbooks in Las Vegas and is a great place to watch all the big games, but space is limited.

Should I stay at The Cosmopolitan

If you’re looking for a luxurious Las Vegas experience, stay at Cosmopolitan. This resort has everything you could want, from excellent customer service to fantastic food and live entertainment.

And with its prime location on The Strip, it’s the perfect base for exploring all that Sin City has to offer. Just be prepared to pay top dollar – room rates can get as high as $499/night during peak season.

If you’re willing to splurge, Cosmopolitan will give you an unforgettable Las Vegas vacation.

The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Review