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Is there a "bad view" at the cosmo?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Vtamanda, Nov 27, 2015.

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  1. Vtamanda

    Vtamanda Tourist

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    Looking at the cosmo Terrace Studio for our next trip. We like the idea of the terrace. I would like a strip view, but the fountain view isn't necessary. Does the cosmo have rooms with the backwards mountain views facing the Palms? I have read all the threads on here but I can't seem to find an answer to that. Just wondering if I have to pay for the upgrade on the terrace studio if i want to guarantee i don't get a nothing view OR if mostly the views are nice strip from the terraces.
     
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    The worst view in my opinion would be having a Wraparound in the East Tower southwest corner. It looks directly west at the west tower and south toward the airport/city center. I feel like any view with the airport sucks - who wants to look at where you will be going to leave Vegas! The only reason I get stuck with a non fountain view is because there is none available. I would highly recommend paying the $20-30/night more to guarantee the fountain view. There are no studios that will have the backward mountain view towards Palms because of the narrow east/west alignment of the buildings. The wraparounds are on the ends of each building.

    What you want to do is get a terrace studio facing north (aka fountain view) and on a high floor. This will guarantee you have a good view and get use of the fast elevators. The elevators for floors 39 and lower are always slow and more crowded. 39 and above are the speedy elevators and are usually emptier. I also recommend the East tower (fountain view necessary if you want to avoid club noise on Fri/Sat/Mon, the city center/airport/south strip side of the building hangs over Marquee) as it dumps you right into the heart of the casino and close to the strip. My one stay in the west tower also had elevators stopping at every other floor likely because there are so many more people staying in the West tower. The east tower has probably 20-30 rooms per floor max. The west tower has to have easily 2-3x that amount per floor. Because of that - the east tower also means a quick walk to your room every time from the elevator.
     
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    nhcris High-Roller

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    View from my room on the Aria side of Cosmo



    The view was lovely in the evening, and not bad during the day. That said, I am surging for the fountain for my upcoming trip.
     

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    Thanks! We will be there during the week so i was going to pay for the regular room and hope 20$ on check in would get me a fountain view. I wouldn't be upset with any city view.
     
  5. Vtamanda

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    Thanks for the details. It looks like securing a fountain view is $40 more if I book it now.
     
  6. Bommen

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    I would jump on that, the fountain view from a Cosmo balcony is the best view in Vegas imo. Big difference when comparing to rooms facing south.
     
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    Only if your room is directly across from mine and I forget and leave the curtains open when I'm getting out of the shower! :evillaugh
     
  8. firstkill

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    some of the west tower on the lower floors face the city center roof.
    view sort of sucks since its a construction area.

    if you don't frequent cosmo a lot, better to ensure a north facing room to see the strip or the fountain
     
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    So that was you? My first time staying at Cosmo, we were on the other side of Bellagio and I immediately went out to the balcony to take in the view and the strip and my eye immediately went to the room directly in front of us (Vdara?) and saw a man getting ready. I told my husband it would be so funny if he was naked because the view was clear as day. lol and behold, very shortly thereafter he was walking around buck naked. We had a good laugh. It was the only movement in any of the rooms, so it was hard to miss. Needless to say, I enjoyed our view. Lol.
     
  10. Vtamanda

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    Ok, that made me snort my coffee! Lol.
     
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    I should say $40 per night for the better view.
     
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    View from wraparound.jpg view from wraparound night..jpg

    I hope thse pictures come through. West tower wraparound premium view.
     
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