ssindc

Las Vegas, Cosmopolitan

Discussion created by ssindc on Jan 21, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 21, 2012 by shoeman1000

So, I'm back at the Cosmopolitan (Autograph) in Las Vegas, and I have to admit, while I don't like Vegas, I really like this property (warts and all).  There's been a lot of discussion on the property (particularly to the extent that it's only been open for a year (or, maybe 13-14 months).  Here's a quick recap of some of the comments:

Re: Las Vegas - New Autograph Collection Hotelhttps://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/thread/6046
https://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/message/12741#12741
https://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/message/23055#23055
In any event, now having been here twice, here's what jumps out at me:

  • The nicer rooms are simply magnificent;
    • I'm a junkie for heights and balconies. The balconies here rock! This time, we're on the 62nd floor, and I can see gorgeous mountains in three directions, we look down on (and enjoy) the Bellagio water show, and you can see plenty of Vegas strip lights/action (including Bellagio, Paris, Ceasers, etc.).
      • I've posted some balcony photos here: Vegas Cosmopolitan - Rockin' Balcony
      • The only Marriott balconies I'd trade this for are:
        • the roof deck of the concierge lounge at the Budapest Marriott - exquisite; and
        • the top of the property, corner balcony at the Tumon Bay resort in Guam, with its uninterrupted epic views of the entire bay - sweet.
    • The room is similar in size to (and, of course, far more comfortable than) my first condominium
      • I didn't do this last time, but I payed a small fee for an upgrade this time (on top of the one-level upgrade they gave me as a platinum)
      • My wife figured we could comfortably entertain a group of 8-10 here
      • All of the furniture is VERY comfortable;
      • The rest room is appropriately over-the-top luxurious.
  • Free breakfast buffet for two (even on the weekend) at the Wicked Spoon is a nice touch;
    • We're here on a weekend, so - at most properties - we would not have enjoyed concierge lounge access
    • The wicked spoon is one of the best brunch buffets I've been to in the world; it compares favorably to some of the spectacular Asian resort breakfasts (with food stations from around the world);
      • OUTRAGEOUS options - from classic breakfast to pastry shop to sushi to Tex Mex and Italian
      • gorgeous presentation
      • finishing at the gelato bar - with at least sixteen killer choices - was a dream
        • OK, I only sampled five (yes 5) types on the recommendation of our waiter and the gelato server - my top three: (1) Almond Joy (ooooh, the coconut); (2) Pistachio, and (3) Mango - sublime.
  • Really nice, comfy robe - they sell 'em for $125 - bummer.
  • Terrific desk, work surface (one of my highest priorities);
  • Free internet - sure, we take that for granted.
  • Paying $20/day for the gym is a huge bummer
    • granted, it's a very nice gym, and I had the whole thing to myself
    • excellent equipment, nice towels, lots of fresh fruit for afterwards - so I didn't feel too bad, but still
  • Mini-disappointment - NO in-room coffee service (although there IS a microwave, and there's plenty of glass/stemware).
  • Oh yeah, it's nice to be Platinum
    • they have a separate check-in (and check-out) lane for us; and
    • you bypass the waiting line at the Wicked Spoon.
  • Great location (if you want to be on the strip)....

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