The Cosmopolitan Resort in Las Vegas is one of the hottest hotels on the Vegas strip. Find out why you will want to stay here the next time you visit Las Vegas.
Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan is one of the newest hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas strip. Opened in 2011, it’s a really well-done hotel. The whole place is awesome, they’ve done a great job. I saw a lot of kids around so I am assuming this would be a good family hotel. I have stayed here with friends and with the kids. Both experiences were quite enjoyable.
When I stayed I was using a military discount and my nightly rate was less than $200. Plus, it’s associated with Marriott so you earn points and can use points to stay here. Check today’s rates.
Benefits of Staying at the Cosmopolitan
This hotel has everything you need and then some:
- Rooms with two beds: With two beds up to four friends can stay together and split costs. Or a family of four can stay comfortably in one room.
- Fantastic restaurants: The Cosmopolitan has some awesome restaurants, my two favorites are China Poblano and Jaleo. They both offer happy hour!
- Hot Nightclub: The Marquee nightclub continues to be one of the top nightclubs in Las Vegas. The outdoor portion with the rooftop patio has amazing views.
- Fun Dayclub: The Marquee is also a day club with optional private cabanas offering bottle service, private hot tubs, and a live DJ.
- Pool Time: The Cosmopolitan has two other pools beside the day club. The Boulevard pool has an exciting vibe and overlooks the strip. Besides lounging next to the pool, there’s a gaming area with pool tables and video games. The Bamboo pool is a quieter area. So, if you are looking to relax and read a book, head there. (Or if you are just hungover and your head is about to explode.)
- Shopping: You will, of course, want to be close to shopping just in case you feel like shopping. The Cosmopolitan is close to the Shops at Crystals and across the street from the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.
Cosmopolitan Room Options
Terrace One Bedroom
Our most recent room here is the terrace one bedroom. It has a separate bedroom, living room, sink area, and bathtub/shower room. There are two robes and two sets of slippers in the closet. The bathtub is massive and it overlooks the strip.
Terrance Studio w/ 2 Queen Beds with Fountain View
I stayed on the butler floor when I stayed here with my sister and I highly recommend it. Our room was huge with a massive bathroom with a jetted tub and a separate shower and had a large balcony overlooking the Bellagio fountain and the strip. I loved staying in this room. It’s so nice to sit on your own balcony watching the fountain.
Cosmopolitan Dining Options
Overlook Grill is right next to the Boulevard Pool. It is possible to eat here even if you are not staying at the Cosmopolitan. They have a fantastic Bloody Mary and it pairs perfectly with the breakfast sandwich.
The Henry is best known for brunch. Our brunch was excellent, but I found it not to be worth the wait. I went with their “Signature Short Rib Benedict” which was braised short ribs, soft poached eggs, hollandaise, and hashbrowns for $20. I washed it down with a few cocktails including the “HOT UNDER THE COLLAR” their House Bloody Mary with Green Chili Vodka, Mary Mix, a pipette of Sriracha, rosemary, and bacon for $14.
The Best thing about the Henry is that it opens at 10 PM and is open until 2 PM the next day. If you arrive in the middle of the night this is a good place to eat.
Jaleo is the tapas restaurant inside the Cosmo. Their food is delicious, but it’s expensive and the portions are small.
I have mixed feelings about Momofuku if I am honest. Our meal was half good and half bad. The good was outstanding though.
Secret Pizza is a grab-and-go pizza place slightly hidden away on the second floor. You can customize your slice however you like. We tried the veggie pizza and it was phenomenal. It’s open super late, so we were able to eat here for dinner at midnight. The line moves pretty fast.
Block 16 Food Hall
Since the last time I visited they have added an assortment of restaurants in a food court style, two of which I am extremely familiar with, Lardo.
Another Portland favorite is now in Vegas. Created by Chef Rick Gencarelli Lardo has over-the-top sandwiches that will soon be your favorite too!
District: Donuts, Sliders, Brews
District: Donuts, Sliders, Brews has the most amazing donuts and is apparently a New Orleans’ cult favorite. I highly recommend grabbing breakfast here one morning. They also have Vietnamese coffee, lattes, and more.
Tekka Bar: Handroll & Sake
If you want sushi and sake without leaving the hotel this is your place.
Vegas Happy Hours inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel
Milos inside the Cosmopolitan offers a happy hour from 5:30 – 7 Monday through Thursday with $10 small plates and $6 Greek beers.
Blue Ribbon also inside the Cosmopolitan has happy hour Monday – Thursday from 5:30 – 7 with $7 sushi rolls and $7 beers.
STK another restaurant located inside the Cosmopolitan offers happy hour Monday through Thursday from 5:30 – 7 PM with $5 beer, $8 cocktails, and food options for $10.
Scarpetta inside the Cosmopolitan offers you guessed it happy hour Monday – Thursday from 5:30 – 7 PM with $7 cocktails and $7 food items.
This first picture is of the Chandelier Bar. The Chandelier bar serves fancy martinis. I highly recommend trying the s’more martini. Or one of their signature drinks.
- Whiskey Business: This new twist on the Old Fashioned combines The Cosmopolitan’s barrel of Knob Creek bourbon with bitters, Amaro Meletti, and “Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll” syrup.
- Finishing School: A floral mule of Ciroc Red Berry vodka served with strawberry rhubarb rose syrup, citrus, ginger beer, and plum bitters.
- We’re All Mad Here: An ode to Alice in Wonderland, this gin-based concoction starts blue but changes colors once blended, and is accompanied with an edible tag that makes your tongue tingle.
This is a picture of Holstein’s restaurant right next to the Chandelier bar. It’s a burger place. The prices are good, but the portions are small. The avocado salad here is yummy and the shakes are amazing.
The Cosmopolitan Pool
They have a pool lounge area that’s incredible and has good views because it overlooks the strip. This is the Boulevard pool. There’s also another pool that’s a little calmer and a day club. Both pools have a hot tub.
The Chelsea Pool is very calm compared to the other pool. Although, the last time I was at the Boulevard pool is was totally low-key.
During the day the Marquee turns into a day club. For the most part, women get in free. We got in free, but they ushered us over to some cabana full of guys. We ended up having a great day. Most cabanas have their own hot tub. There’s a DJ playing and people dancing everywhere. You do need to be 21 or over to get in.
A sitting area on the third floor of the Cosmopolitan. This is where many of their restaurants are. There were lots of kids, so it seemed to me to be a kid-friendly area. Right near there is a tapas bar. It’s good and has paella too. It was a little pricey, except for the Sangria. It was priced right and delicious.