The hot trend among Las Vegas resorts seems to be nickel and diming visitors for every dollar they can. New “innovative” fees include the universally despised resort fees, Concession and Franchise Fees (CNF Fees), and early check in fees to name a few.
Parking specifically is something that casinos have historically offered guests as a free perk. After all, if someone parks at your property they are likely to gamble, stay for dinner and ultimately spend more money. Recently, however, Caesars and MGM have been ratcheting up their fee structures in lock step with each other to include self parking.
We thought it would be helpful to build and maintain an updated list of casinos that still offer free parking on the Las Vegas Strip.
These Strip properties still offer non hotel guests complimentary self parking:
Free parking can also be found at the following shopping centers on the Strip:
Additionally, if you don’t mind a bit of inconvenience the following properties offer free parking and have a free shuttle to the Strip.
Some resorts that rolled out paid parking are coming to the realization that the additional fee may be driving folks away and have softened their stance.
Wynn/Encore: Recently walked back their paid parking program and are again offering free self parking to all patrons.
Cosmopolitan: Recently announced that parking will be included in the resort fee for hotel guests. Non-guests will still have to pony up.
There is an easy way for low rollers to park free at MGM/Caesars properties however:
You can score free parking at both MGM and Caesars properties by obtaining Pearl or Platinum status in their respective rewards programs. If you don’t gamble enough to get there, you can apply for and use either loyalty program’s credit card for an automatic upgrade to that status.
We are hopeful that resort operators wake up to the reality that paid parking is pushing their customers off property faster than they would typically leave if they weren’t on a timer. Some guests will simply stop showing up.