Caesar’s Entertainment Paid Parking Vegas
It seems like just yesterday when MGM Resorts International announced the elimination of free parking at their hotels/casinos in Las Vegas. Sure, many people were and still are upset about the change, but for the most part the market seems to have accepted it. So what does that mean? Others will follow suit.
Caesar’s Entertainment has now announced the implementation of paid valet parking at 8 of their 9 properties in Las Vegas with paid self parking to come in 2017. Here is what they have to say:
As the demand on parking facilities in Las Vegas continues to grow, Caesars Entertainment is dedicated to ensuring our hotel guests, local residents and Total Rewards® loyalty members have accessible and safe parking.
Starting late December 2016, Caesars Entertainment will charge valet parking fees at select Las Vegas hotels. In the first half of 2017, select Las Vegas hotels will also begin charging for self-parking. This change is based on developments in the Las Vegas market and is consistent with Caesars Entertainment properties in other cities. Valet fees vary by hotel and length of stay.
New Valet Fees
Paid valet parking will begin on December 19, 2016. The fees will be as follows:
- Caesar’s, Cromwell, Paris, Planet Hollywood & Bally’s
- Up to 4 hours – $13
- 4 to 24 hours – $18
- Over 24 hours – $18 for each additional day or fraction thereof
- Flamingo, Harrah’s, The Linq
- Up to 4 hours – $8
- 4 to 24 hours – $13
- Over 24 hours – $13 for each additional day or fraction thereof
Valet parking will remain free at the company’s only off Strip property The Rio.
Who Gets Free Parking
Valet parking is complimentary for Total Rewards Platinum members and above. I did see one mention that locals will be free on a local news website, but I didn’t see that on the Caesar’s website. I will have to get more clarification.
You can see the fees, frequently asked questions and more on the Caesar’s website.
This isn’t a surprise coming from the company that formed an entire advertising campaign around having no resort fees only to reverse course after they saw how successful those fees were for their competition. With MGM and now Caesar’s both charging for parking it is just a matter of time before the other casinos follow suit. The days of free parking in Vegas are over.
Between the astronomical resort fees (sometimes as high as $40) and now paid parking, Vegas is anything but cheap. The question is how many fees the market can take before the casinos start to see an overall slowdown in spending. On the other hand I guess my Total Rewards Diamond status just got a little more valuable.
What are your thoughts? Have the Vegas casinos gone too far? Is this just good business? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.