Review written by Sophie Couard, February 10, 2015.
The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas was opened on December 15th, 2010, and it is conveniently located on the Strip, south of the Bellagio, and north of the City Centre, across from Planet Hollywood.
If I had one word to describe it, I think I would choose eclectic, which applies perfectly to the design, the decoration, the atmosphere... and the customers. In fact, the establishment seems to attract a lot of young and trendy people, all dressed and styled to the forefront of fashion in diverse and varied styles. Simply said, visiting the casino is like going to a fashion show.
The general decor is of course relatively luxurious, but it is a special type of luxury which is a little baroque and almost kitsch. There are sequins everywhere! I would like to give you an idea of how it is in there. Well, do you know Liberace, the American pianist star of the 50-70's to whom Steven Soderbergh paid a homage with his film My Life with Liberace? Well, if this man was reincarnated into a hotel-casino, it would be the Cosmopolitan.
The games room of the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas is over 10,000 m² in size. This is a pretty decent size, yet it seems to be a small casino compared to many others on the Strip; perhaps because it is separated into small areas of modest size and can only be seen in bits from other areas.
The slot machines
There are 1,478 devices in total in the casino offering bets of 1 cent to $500. You can find :
- classic slot machines with mechanical reels,
- modern video slots,
- slot machines where you can win a progressive jackpot,
- electronic table games,
- video poker,
- video keno.
The table games
They are also more than 80 traditional games available at dedicated tables :
- let it ride,
- fortune pai gow poker,
- three card poker,
- ultimate texas hold'em,
- crazy 4 poker,
- casino war.
Although there is no poker room at the Cosmopolitan, the establishment still offers a race and sports betting area. It is located on the second floor and it has a stylish design. You can bet on various sports at individual stations or mobile tablets.
To close the part of the review about the games, I would like to mention that all gaming areas can be accessed by everyone, but in order to play, you must be over 21 years of age, as it is the law in the United States!
There are lots of things to do at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. In fact, the resort does not only offer gambling, you can also sleep there, eat there and be entertained. Here you can find a more detailed presentation of these additional services.
The Cosmopolitan is often seen as a small hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip as it has a little less than 3,000 rooms and suites.
The reception area is very spacious, tastefully decorated and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms often offer great views of the Strip and the desert, but unfortunately, some of them are poorly soundproofed. This means that you can sometimes hear what is going on outside. What a pity. However, overall, the rooms are still very nice, beautifully decorated and always very clean.
There are a total of 17 restaurants that you can visit :
- Beauty & Essex,
- Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill,
- China Poblano,
- Estiatorio Milos,
- Overlook Grill,
- Rose Rabbit Lie,
- Juice Standard,
- Va Bene Caffè,
- Wicked Spoon,
There are also many other services available to entertain the customers and to make their stay a pleasant one :
- three different swimming pools (Boulevard Pool, Bamboo Pool and the Marquee Dayclub Pool),
- a nice and bright fitness centre,
- a spa (Sahara Spa & Hammam),
- a hair dresser (Violet Hour),
- a shopping centre,
- an art gallery (P3Studio),
- wedding chapels,
- a nightclub (Marquee Nightclub),
- six bars and lounges (Clique, The Chandelier, Vesper Bar, Bound, Queue Bar and The Neapolitan of Las Vegas).
In conclusion, I can say that the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas is a very pleasant place to visit. The casino has different smaller areas that offer a unique atmosphere, compared to other establishments on the Strip. The atmosphere is very cosy and ideal for playing quietly; even though we regret that there is no poker room.
The rest of the resort is just as nice, and has a stylish decor which is a little larger than life. It should also be mentioned that the rates are not particularly high, although the resort is relatively luxurious.
The location of the resort is great, but they do not have their own theatre. Aside from that, it has everything you might expect of a hotel and casino on the Strip. It is a good place to play, stay and be entertained in Las Vegas.