This was my very first visit to Las Vegas and, to beat it all, it was for work. What a great way to see Vegas! I have to tell you that this was one of the very best work trips/vacations I've ever had. Our annual meeting was being held at The Cosmo, therefore we received a locked in rate and I can't vouch for price, but I can say this....If I had to pay to stay here, I'm pretty sure that I couldn't have afforded it. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I LOVED this place!
The lobby is, in a word, beautiful. Video screens make up the large columns and these change based on the time of day it is. Lovely! Check in was very quick, despite our large group checking in. We had a small snafu in that I had reserved a king room with a balcony, but when we got to the room is was a double queen city room. We went back down to the lobby and had to upgrade the price per night to get a room with the amentities we wanted, which ended up being a suite. (No comp here, maybe because of the locked in rates?)
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE this place! The bathroom was very large, with a jetted tub, a huge shower and separate water closet, double sinks and a makeup mirror, plus a hair dryer in the drawer. There was a window from the bath to the living room, but blinds were on there for privacy. The living room area was awesome with an L shaped sofa, work area, and large flat screen tv. The kitchenette was tiny, and unfortunately you could not use the minifridge because it was already stocked. WARNING - Unless you want to pay for it, don't pick up the snacks or touch the drinks in the fridge. Every item is weighted and you will automatically be charged for them. Eek! But our king size bed was heavenly! It faced another large flat screen tv and 3 door closet with automatic lights. It was also next to the wonderfully spacious balcony that overlooked the Bellagio fountain and the strip. You could hear the music during the fountain show, but no noise at all from the strip.
This is a "smart room," in that you can control the lights, order room service, make spa appts, all from either the phone by the bed or the television. Awesome! No more having to get up to turn off the lights someone left on in the bathroom.
There is an entire city in your hotel! Restaurants, bars, night clubs, shopping, casino. One note though, there are no vending machines at all in this hotel. Luckily, there is a pedestrian walk that crosses the street from level 2, which takes you directly to a Walgreens and the other-worldly LV Strip. Because this is such a new and "hip" hotel, there are a lot of beautiful people who stay here. The lobby, restaurants, and shopping areas get very busy at night. My husband enjoyed the eye candy of lovely ladies in very short skirts. That was ok, cuz I was looking at the hunky guys! :-)