Parking is something that Las Vegas casinos have historically offered guests as a free perk. After all, if someone parks at your property they’re likely to gamble, stay for dinner, see a show, and ultimately spend more money.
Unfortunately, though, more and more resorts are hopping on the paid parking bandwagon, making free parking on the Strip harder to find.
Why a casino would decide to put their guests on a timer, essentially rushing them off their property with hourly parking fees is beyond us. But we digress.
We thought it would be helpful to build and maintain an updated list of casinos that offer Free Parking on the Las Vegas Strip. After all, it’s no fun to start your night down money before your first roll of the dice.
See Also: Parking rates in Downtown Las Vegas.
Free Parking On The Las Vegas Strip
Note that Tropicana offers “premium” parking spots close to the casino for a fee. You can still find free parking if you’re willing to take a few more steps, however.
*Resorts World only offers free parking for members of their casino loyalty program. Simply sign up to receive the benefit.
Other Strip Casinos That Offer Free Parking… Sometimes
How To Park Free at Caesars Properties
Although all CET properties have re-instituted paid parking, you can still park for free if you have obtained Platinum status or greater within the Caesars Rewards loyalty program.
Parking is also free for those that exit the ramp within an hour, or locals who exit within 3 hours.
How To Park Free at MGM Properties
Parking at MGM Resorts properties is free for Nevada residents and those that have earned Pearl status or higher in the MGM Rewards loyalty program.
Note that MGM Rewards Mastercard holders receive an automatic upgrade to Pearl status.
Parking for under an hour is also always free at all MGM properties. Unlike Caesars, MGM currently charges resort guests for parking.
How To Park Free at Cosmopolitan
Hotel guests at Cosmopolitan park for free, however, non-guests still have to pony up unless they’ve earned Sterling status or greater in the Identity rewards program.
The Mirage Parking
The Mirage now offers free parking to Nevada residents. Unfortunately, tourists will continue to pony up.
Las Vegas Strip Shopping Centers That Offer Free Parking
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Strip Shuttles No Longer an Option
Historically, guests looking to get to the Strip and park for free could park at one of a number of casinos in the locals market and catch a free Strip shuttle.
Unfortunately, almost every one of those shuttles has been discontinued or “temporarily” paused.
Related: Where to find free valet parking on the Strip.
We’re 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.
Hopefully, as time goes on, parking fees are phased out… but we’re not holding our breath.
See Also: Where to charge your EV in Las Vegas.
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I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.
Saturday 14th of January 2023
JAN. 14, 2023
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Saturday 4th of May 2019
Thanks for useful tips
Monday 29th of April 2019
On my trip I enjoyed the parking at the Stratosphere, and in Mirag I had trouble with the parking that I did not get a machine surplus, I loved this article very much, thank you very much.