Did our homework before going to Vegas again. Have stayed at other upscale resorts.. namely The Venetian - Venezia Wing and Caesars Palace - Augustus Wing. The Cosmopolitan ranks right up there as a fabulous destination . Don't let the other reviewers nit-pick about it not being a quality hotel and experience.Heard stories about this and that.. the music in the lobby was too loud, only young kids running wild throughout the complex etc.... these folks must not stayed at the same place. Stayed on a busy weekend.. and yes it is the happening hotel on the strip on a Saturday night. The notion that the hotel is out of control with the wild - younger crowd is false. Way too much security for that to happen. We are a couple in out early 50's and didn't feel we were out of place. Sure, if you are a "fuddy duddy" and want total peace and quiet - perhaps this hotel is not for you. But if you are looking for a five star vacation and want to stay where the center of the strip hangs... the best choice is the Cosmo. To be brief, the facilities are top notch, rooms are fantastic, staff is courteous.. what more could you want ? Stayed in the East Wing - room 1598. Much closer to the lobby / casino. A breathtaking view of the Bellagio Fountains.
What else should be said ? The overriding advantage of this hotel is the BALCONY ! Hotel was originally going to be condos. Real estate market crashed - turned it into a hotel & casino.
I've stayed at a lot of hotels in Vegas.. usually you are dying to leave your room to enjoy the sites and sounds of the Strip. With the balcony and the view of the fountains, we hardly wanted to go downstairs. Coffee in the morning on the balcony was refreshing. The night-time view with the lit-up fountains was as romantic as one could get.. do yourself a favor and book a terrace suite today. You wont regret it !!