Unlike most other big cities in the United States, Las Vegas has a ton of huge, free parking garages for travelers — even on the busy Strip. Sadly, with the exception of free parking for certain M Life Reward members, MGM Resorts began charging for parking at its properties (Mandalay Bay, Delano, Luxor, Excalibur, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Vdara, Aria, Bellagio, The Mirage and MGM Grand) in June 2016.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t still park for free elsewhere! If you’re like me and hate the stress of finding parking, check out the hotels below. These properties come highly recommended for their free self-park, free valet, and central location on the Strip.
1. Caesars Palace
Three words: location, location, location. Caesars’ enormous parking garage is smack dab in the middle of the Strip. It is an easy walk from from Caesars Palace to surrounding casinos including the Bellagio, Venetian, Flamingo, Mirage, and Paris. It may get crowded during holidays and special events, but I’ve always been able to find a spot.
2. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
If you hate creeping through level after level of over-packed parking lots, this four-story underground parking garage will win your heart. Just look for the green lights indicating empty spots. As you enter each level of the garage, a color-coded light display will let you know how many parking spots are available on that level.
3. The LINQ Hotel and Casino
Park here if you are going to the High Roller. It’s also a good alternative to Caesars Palace if you want to park on the opposite side of the Strip. Just be conscientious of the low ceiling and tight spaces.
4. The Palazzo
This four-story structure also tells you how many spots are left on each level. There are three different elevators to take you to the casino floor, so to avoid confusion and getting lost, make sure you remember the level and aisle where you parked.
You can access Bally’s by parking at the Paris. Its seven-story parking garage features more spacious parking spots.
6. Planet Hollywood
Going to one of the most popular shopping malls in Vegas? Planet Hollywood’s 10-story parking garage leads you directly to the Miracle Mile Shops. Just hop on an elevator and select level three.
7. Treasure Island
Treasure Island’s parking garage can be easily accessed from Spring Mountain Road and the Strip. It’s also lighter on traffic and easier to access if you’re coming from the I-15.
8. The Venetian
There are 14 stories! Wow. Venetian’s parking garage is huge compared to others. The downside is it’s so large that you sometimes can’t find your car. Take a parking reminder card at the elevator so that you don’t get lost.
9. The Wynn
The Wynn’s parking garage isn’t typically full, making it a really easy place to park. However, it is at the northernmost end of the Strip and requires a bit of a trek to visit other casinos. Unless you are staying at the Wynn, it’s not the ideal location to park for Strip exploration.
These are just some examples of free parking that you can take advantage of. We hope you’ll give them a try and let us know how it goes. Know a better place to park? Comment below! We’d love to hear about it.