Viva Las Vegas! The last time I was in Sin City, I was 15 years old. I went on road trip with my parents across the States and this was one of the stops. We had a great time, but being a minor excluded me from a lot of the fun.
Fast forward 18 years, and I finally made it to Vegas as an adult. Our real destination was Utah, but we flew into Vegas and thought we would stay a couple nights.
If you follow my blogs, you will know that I like to stay in homes when I travel, but for this trip there was no other option than to stay in a hotel on the strip. I really wanted to have a unique view of the Bellagio fountains and Vegas skyline. After a long search, I narrowed it down to The Cosmopolitan. The main draw for me was their balconies with fountain views. All the other hotels that I looked at (Bellagio, Aria, Vdara etc.) did not have balconies. I booked the hotel through Expedia.ca and got a 15% discount in the process.
We arranged a shuttle service through the concierge prior to our arrival. When we got to Vegas, we could not locate the shuttle and ended up walking around looking for them for about half an hour. I would recommend just grabbing an Uber or taxi instead of pre arranging transportation.
We arrived at the hotel at 10pm on a Saturday evening. Check in was quick and painless. I asked for a lower floor, since I don’t like elevators and they were very accommodating.
At first glance the hotel was very glam and avant garde. The guests in the lobby were dressed to the nines, as it was a Saturday night. I heard that the clientele here could be described as Millenial Yuppies, and I would have to agree with that statement.
We checked into our room on the 32nd floor, which was a One Bedroom Terrace Suite (room number 3223). The suite is quite spacious with a large sectional couch in the living room. There is a dry bar across from this with enticing mini bar snacks and a separate mini fridge to store your own groceries. The snacks are pressure sensored, so if you lift it, you own it!
One of my favourite parts of the room was the closet area that leads from the living room into the bedroom. There are spacious closets here that light up upon opening and had full length mirrors on the exterior. A full length mirror is a must if you are going to be dressing up for a night in Vegas!
The bathroom has a huge walk in shower with a bathtub overlooking the fountains. This was such a unique feature that created an amazing backdrop for Instagram photos.
The bathroom has double sinks with ring light mirrors, which is great for applying makeup. There is a separate water closet, which can be tough to get into if someone is standing at the vanity.
The king sized bed was nothing to write home about. The linens were decent, but the mattress was a bit lumpy. It almost felt like they had put one of those egg carton sponge things on top of the mattress.
The most impressive part of the room is the unobstructed view from the balcony. You really feel like you have Vegas all to yourself. This is something that would bring me back to this hotel.
The hotel itself has a lot to offer with it’s casino, nightlife, restaurants and pool bar. You will have to check out their secret unmarked pizza joint between Blue Ribbon and Jaleo. Eggslut is also a very popular breakfast spot. Expect to wait at least half an hour as there is usually a line up. While you wait, you could get a photo by the over sized Louboutin shoe!
We used the pool and hot tub and there were many loungers available. It was not too crowded in late October, but might get busy in the summer. We wanted to use the gym, but it closed too early (8pm).
Check out was just as easy as checking in. There were a bunch of people in line, but they allowed us to do a mobile check out, which only took a minute.
Our stay at The Cosmopolitan was enjoyable. I would recommend it and stay there again in the future. I just wish they had comfier mattresses! That was the only negative part of our stay. If you have any questions about this hotel please feel free to ask in the comments below.