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The wrap around terrace suites are special rooms at the Cosmopolitan that offer some of the most premier views of the Las Vegas Strip and The Fountains of Bellagio. They are big suites with plenty of room but they can come with a pretty high price tag, especially on weekends. So here’s a review of my experience with the suites and whether or not I think they are worth it.
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The entry way to the room is lit with a mini chandelier that bounces light off the many mirrors along the hallway. Behind the two mirrored doors, there is closet storage space and the white door on the right shown below connects the room to an adjoining suite.
As you enter the suite, the first thing you’ll notice is the guest bathroom on the left. It’s a very spacious bathroom that not only comes with a toilet but also it’s own roomy stand-up shower.
The bathroom is so big that you could easily mistake it for a primary bathroom at any other hotel.
Next, you’ll come into the main suite area where you’ll find the mini kitchen and bar area.
It’s a pretty good sized kitchen area with microwave, oven, sink, refrigerator, freezer, and plenty of cabinets. The only thing is that there’s no cooking supplies (pots, pans, etc.) so if you wanted to put this to use, you’d have to find a way to come up with your own cooking supplies.
The fridge is stocked with plenty of beverages, but I didn’t even entertain using any of them given the Vegas prices that I’m sure we would’ve been hit with. However, if you needed a quick jolt from a Red Bull or something it’s nice to have them right there.
Beyond the kitchen area the suite opens up nicely to the dining room area, which consists of a small circular table with four chairs and an overhanging chandelier.
In the corner of the room is the TV and a nice desk. The desk area had several ports for HDMI, VGA, USB for charging, Video/Audio, and iPhone/iPad. It looks like it may have been possible to hook any of those up and play music through the TV sound’s system but we never tried it out. I’d inquire with the hotel if you’re interested in doing that.
Finally, there’s a comfy lounge chair next to one of the sliding doors. Looking out from the chair, we had a an awesome view of Paris and The Strip.
Since I had some work to do for a little while, I found this chair to be the perfect working station for my laptop. It was also nice to leave the sliding door cracked during the evening and listen to the crashing water sounds produced by the Bellagio fountain show. Since it was mid-April, the weather was absolutely perfect during our entire stay in Las Vegas.
The suite decor isn’t over the top swanky like you might find at a W hotel, but I think it’s pretty beautiful. I’d heard reports that some of the rooms at the Cosmopolitan are showing signs of wear and tear but I didn’t feel like that was the case in our room.
There’s also a pretty comfortable couch that wraps around one of the corners. In front of it is a coffee table and two chairs. Given all of the seating options in this suite, this suite is perfect for entertaining a medium to large sized crowd. You could easily have 15-20+ people up in your suite and between the seats inside and on the terrace, everyone would have a place to sit and relax.
The wrap around terrace/balcony
While the suite itself is spacious, what really makes this room so special and what makes it one of the best rooms in Vegas, is the balcony or terrace. There aren’t a lot of hotels that offer superb fountain views on an outdoor terrace, but the Cosmo executes this perfectly.
We were set on the 39th floor in the Boulevard Tower. I’d hoped to get higher but considering we upgraded this room last minute on a holiday weekend, we were lucky to get on that high of a floor (or to even get the room period). We were also fortunate to get the “premier view,” which provides you with views of the Bellagio Fountains and The Strip.
It’s definitely one of the better views I’ve had from any hotel room and it was very easy to spend a lot of time on it just watching and listening to the busy scene below you that is Las Vegas.
It’s a long balcony but on each corner of the balcony you’ll find a different piece of outdoor furniture for you to relax on. The balconies are extremely private although there is a small slit at the edge of the dividers where you can see through to the next balcony (you might be able to see it in the photo below). This was not a problem for us but just something that I noticed.
It really is a great feeling to have so much space to yourself on your own terrace.
The balcony is a terrific location to watch the city lights slowly light up The Strip as the the sun sets. With the premier view, you have a perfect a view of some of the most picturesque Vegas buildings like the Eiffel Tower, Bellagio, Caesar’s Palace, and so on.
Looking the other direction we had great views of the MGM Grand and surrounding hotels. Unfortunately, you can’t really see New York, New York, from the premier view.
The view gets even better as blue hour sets in and the dark blue sky contrasts with the golden lights of the skyline.
Brad made this awesome time lapse at Vegas came to life at night from the view from our balcony.
The Bellagio fountain show
In addition to the view of the skyline, the other major attraction of this room is being able to watch and listen to the Bellagio fountain show, which was once the largest fountain in the world before being beat out by Duabi in 2010.
The show runs at the following times:
- Monday – Friday 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM show every 1/2 hour 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM show every 15 minutes
- Saturdays & Holidays 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM show every 1/2 hour 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM show every 15 minutes
- Sundays 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM show every 1/2 hour 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM show every 15 minutes
Since we stayed on a Saturday and Sunday, we got to experience this show many, many times. From the 39th floor you could faintly hear the soundtracks that play along with the show but you could hear the crashing sounds of the fountains loud and clear, which sound like ice bergs calving into the ocean. There are a hand full of different shows that play so you should see something different if you watch them back to back.
I honestly think that it would be kind of a waste to get the wrap around terrace suite and not get the Bellagio fountain view. It’s usually not that much more than the normal view and being able to catch the show from such a high perspective is really a special experience and it will enhance your stay.
I think even if had the option to upgrade for free to a wrap around suite without a Bellagio view I would rather take a lower tier room that had a terrace view of the fountains — that’s how much that view adds to the room.
And finally, there’s the bedroom.
Our room came with a king sized bed that was incredibly comfortable. Soft blankets, sheets, and pillows and a very soft mattress allowed me to catch some fantastic sleep, which is much needed in a place like Vegas.
The bedroom is spacious and there’s a TV in the corner. There are also controls throughout the suite that will allow you to universally turn off or on every light in the suite in case you ever confused with all of the different lighting options. Blackout curtains allow you to keep the room as dark as you’d like at any time.
From the bed, you have a direct view of The Strip — my room looked directly out towards Planet Hollywood. With the sliding doors open you’ll hear all of the music pumping from the pool area parties so don’t expect it be quiet.
There’s a small dresser by the door as well.
Over the bed and in-between the bedroom and bathroom there’s an opening in the wall with thin curtains, which is a nice touch although don’t expect them to offer you with privacy to the shower since you can see right through them.
The bathroom is very big. It comes with a tub that can easily fit a couple, a large shower, and two sink areas.
The toilet is in a small room by itself.
One nice feature about the bathroom is that you can dim the lights to your desired setting. So you can definitely “set the mood” if that’s your thing.
I loved this suite and truly believe that it’s one of the best hotel rooms in Las Vegas. Unless you’re hitting the casinos hard or have thousands to drop on a suite each night, I think this room can provide you with one of the most luxurious experiences in Vegas. The view is unbelievable and there’s more space both inside and outside than you’ll know how to deal with.
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