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First Cosmo Comp

Discussion in 'Comps' started by DrStuPrice, Apr 7, 2013.

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  1. DrStuPrice

    DrStuPrice Tourist

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    I've been to Vegas quite a few times but I've never stayed at the Cosmo. I recently booked two free nights in a terrace studio which is weird because I have been in their casino maybe twice and always table games.

    Anyways, how does this room compare to Wynn/Encore or Venetian/Palazzo? Those properties are my usual spots in Vegas but two free nights for a low-roller like me were too good to pass up and honestly, I'd like to say I stayed there before it lost its luster.

    And just some general questions about the hotel. What do they swipe per night for incidentals? Is there a resort fee? Does the $20 trick work? What is the cheapest route to advise the cabbie to take? And most important, is this a good place to stay for a Vegas noob?

    I certainly appreciate the feedback. ;)
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I am confused over your Noob comment. Not a bad place for a noob, but expensive. But, you have been there and yours is comped??


    As to swipe per night for incidentals. If a charge card, no issue. If a debit card - anything can happen.
     
  3. Oskee2001

    Oskee2001 Low-Roller

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    I'm a Wynncore regular and we stayed at Cosmo last year... Great rooms - the level of service is maybe a notch below Wynn, but still very good. Don't know about the $20 trick since I think its usually crap - I find that just being nice usually seems to work more than a bribe. I don't remember what they swiped for incidentals...just gave them my credit card and went on my way. As for cheapest route...probably paradise up to Harmon. Overall, I think you'll like it. Great restaurants, great pool, and a fun scene. Gaming is OK - they have some 3:2 blackjack, just have to look. Be sure to have a cocktail at Vesper.
     
  4. DrStuPrice

    DrStuPrice Tourist

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    I'm taking my mom who is a Vegas noob. She's 49 and has been to Vegas a couple times but always on a tight budget with little R&R.

    Well I'm planning on using a pre-paid Amex for incidentals if that helps. I'd hope they just treat it like a debit card as it has my name on it. About a year ago I asked Vdara if they'd take an Amex gift card for incidentals and they said no problem and that people do it all the time.
     
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    Update

    Called the Cosmo today and they said using a pre-paid debit card would be no problem as long as it had adequate funds to cover the $150/night. So for my trip that's $300 even, no tax. Also, resort fees are waived when your stay is comped at the Cosmo. Additionally, I found out they have NO cash deposit option unless you find yourself in a bind and then it's up to the manager on duty to make the call.

    Very useful information! ;)
     
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