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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.
So where can you park for free on the Strip in 2020?
These Strip properties still offer non hotel guests complimentary self parking:
|Strip Properties with Free Parking|
**UPDATE: Due to reduced demand due to the public health crisis, MGM Resorts properties are also offering free parking. Caesars Entertainment has resumed paid self-parking as of October 30th, 2020, although locals with a Nevada ID still park free.
The situation is fluid and changing quickly. We always recommend calling ahead to verify the current policy.
Free parking can also be found at the following shopping centers on the Strip:
|Shopping Centers with Free Parking|
|Fashion Show Mall|
|Miracle Mile Shops|
Additionally, if you don’t mind a bit of inconvenience the following properties offer free parking and have a free shuttle to the Strip.
|Casinos Offering Free Parking and Strip Shuttle|
|Green Valley Ranch|
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.
How to Park For 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.