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Thinking of staying at The Cosmo

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by RVD26, Jul 10, 2019.

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  1. Hyperfocal

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    The only negative is the time of the year you are going. This is one situation where I would suggest not going for fountain view. Get a south-facing room and take advantage of the sun. Views are still fun, but you will have some additional warmth from the sun.
     
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  2. RVD26

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    Thanks for the honesty.
    That was a big worry for me being that the weather would be cold and we wouldn't be able to enjoy the balcony, especially considering the increased cost.
    I'm curious what other people think.
     
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    IMO, without the Terrace Fountain View, Cosmo would be just another nice strip hotel with good restaurants.
    We’ve stayed at Cosmo in Dec and Jan. You never know about the weather in those months, it could be moderate daytimes or really cold. On cold days, mid day is the perfect time to hang out on the terrace. Even on cold days, enjoying a hot beverage while taking in the views and fresh air is invigorating. At nighttime we grab the extra blanket from the closet and bundle up on the couch to watch a fountain show, and take in the sights and sounds of Vegas, nothing better than that!

    I think you will like the Studio, higher floors above 30 are best. We prefer Chelsea Tower as it’s quieter in the middle of the night, easy in and out, close to VIP and where the terrace fountain view suites are located. Last trip we stayed in Boulevard 52nd floor or so (don’t remember exact number) and we still heard loud music from the clubs as late as 3-4 in the morning, so we’re not Blvd fans. I’d call and ask them to add your tower preference and at check in, be sure to let them know your preference.

    Best of luck, wherever you end up!
     
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  4. kingpasty

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    I've gone in November and had a fountain view Chelsea 1 BR Terrace. The weather was amazing and definitely wasn't too cold to enjoy!
     
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  5. Chuck2009x

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    Everybody must do it once
    You have the perfect dates to do it, those Fri - Sat prices are low
    Can't help you with the cold, I go in January and I leave the sliders open all day

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    Everyone who thinks Vegas is cold in December really make me laugh. Put on pants and a sweatshirt, you'll be fine.
     
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    Don't think, just do it :cool:

    Cosmo is a great all around property, and the FV terraces are a wonderful bonus.
     
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    In the One BR Terrace/Balcony, there aren't any doors for privacy in the master bedroom...which I found incredibly odd.

    There aren't any drawers to put your clothes in, either.

    Everybody loves and raves about Cosmo on here, but I didn't find it any better than suites I've stayed in at other properties, honestly. It's just more expensive.

    It's nice, don't everybody jump me with your Cosmopolitan billy clubs, now. It just doesn't scream at me being any better than other suites, imo.
     
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    I haven't stayed since 2018, but had a 1br, and I recall there being a sliding door that closes completely.

    I've only stayed in a few suites, but can definitely see your point about not being better. I just like the property overall, and the terraces are a big bonus.
     
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    Just to clarify the layout/bathroom situation in the Studio vs the One Bedroom:

    Both have enclosed water closets with their own swing doors.
    Both have lockable sliding doors that close off the bathroom.
    The One Bedroom has a lockable sliding bedroom door that closes it off from the rest of the room.

    The Studio has a large opening over the bathtub; this used to be either totally open or have blinds. When they renovated, I believe they put etched glass (or plastic) panels that fill up that whole space in all of the Studios. It's sort of translucent but has patterns etched on it, you can't really peep on someone :D.

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    In the One Bedroom, the shower area and soaking tub are on the other side of the wall from the bed. The TV is in the middle of that wall. On the shower side, there is a tall etched glass panel, same idea as in the Studio. On the tub side, there is a set of louvered blinds than can be raised or lowered. Another side of the tub is next to a window and that side also has a set of blinds.

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    Agreed. But the terraces though! I would have to chime in that the wrap around suite is probably the nicest I've ever stayed in repeatedly, but definitely not the largest. Again, terrace views particularly Fountain are hard to beat. Well, at least at that price or my comp level.
     
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    Resurrecting my thread. My stay is this weekend and I'm still undecided between MGM Grand and Cosmo. Weather forecast is in the upper 50s, with lows in the 30s.
    $500 difference between both places, plus I get 2 free buffets per night at MGM compared to no perks at Cosmo.
    We are somewhat on a budget right now, so I'm leaning towards the MGM for this stay and going for the Cosmo some other time when the weather is warmer.

    Thoughts?
     
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    MGM in December, Cosmo if April-September
     
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    Which warm weather months are the cheapest at Cosmo?
     
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    So trimmed this down, as I just saw you have a food credit at MGM.

    I did want to throw in that MGM (in our experience this summer) , had way less affordable food options than Cosmo, so this might be something to consider.

    Cosmo, ironically, has many more affordable (and excellent quality) food options with The Henry, the food-truck style food court, Eggslut, and Miracle Mile just a short bridgewalk away. Even Holsteins' epic $17-$18 burger runs about $7 less than MGM's pub.

    Cosmo also has a usable fridge in all of the rooms I've stayed in. Wicked spoon has a $20 takeout option, where you can load up on charcuterie options and keep it in the fridge. ($25 over the holidays I believe.)

    MGM was fun, but the food options were much pricier than Cosmo (and no fridge in the room you can use) which can decrease the value you save on the room.

    If you use my Vegas, it's pretty much blacked out for most MGM/Mlife food options from December 15 until after the new year.

    Also, if you are new to Cosmo, they used to give one free buffet for 500 tier credits, another once you hit 1000----ask the identity desk. (Any time of day meal). If you play enough to score two, that's about $100 you've just shaved off with two free meals.

    Whatever you pick, I know you'll have a blast I just wanted to caution that the MGM food scene tends to be fast FOOD OR over $25 a plate. They even took out the deli and replaced it with a pseudo Starbucks place with pre-packaged food.

    If considering Cosmo, you might also call in to see if they have any specials. Let them know you're considering another property but wanted to stay at Cosmo. They might be able to throw in a discount you don't know about. It's worth asking, worth they can say is no :)
    "License to Chill" is running and is 25% off, and it only requires a two night minimum. You might need to sign up for an Identity player's account to access (If you don't have one), but it's quick and easy and %25 of might be worth it!
     
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    If you make frequent trips I would suggest looking at more favorable weather for upcoming trips for the Cosmo. I realize it was unusual, but we were at the Cosmo in a one bedroom F/V suite for four night in late November and the weather was brr cold and hardly spent any time on the balcony. Cosmo is a great property (other than the f'd up check in process), but I would wait for better weather where you can really enjoy the balcony. :beer:
     
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    I'll be on the terrace at Cosmo next Sunday enjoying a welcome back drink!
     
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    Thank you for the detailed response!

    Our MGM reservation includes 2 free buffets per day and we would likely just fill up on the buffets each day. I've eaten at the MGM buffet before and it was fine for me. Not gourmet dining by any means, but okay. I do like having a fridge we can actually use rather than being used as a minibar.

    I booked the Cosmo reservation under the License to Chill offer already so I'm pretty sure I'm getting the best deal possible. We're not gamblers so no offers for them to match.
     
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    We're not frequent visitors to Vegas. We only come once a year, if at all. It seems like the weather will be too cold this weekend to really enjoy the balcony.
     
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    If you're on a budget then it's a no brainier - MGM.

    Cosmo's not being blown up anytime soon so there will be other opportunities down the road.
     
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