How to Get Free Parking on the Las Vegas Strip & Avoid Fees at Hotels That Charge!

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Free Parking on the Las Vegas Strip – Avoid Vegas Parking Fees

Thankfully there are still many ways to get free parking on the Las Vegas Strip. Since 2016 many hotels and casinos have implemented paid self and valet parking charges, but there are several hotels that offer free parking and you can also avoid parking charges fairly easily at many of the most popular Las Vegas Strip hotels by utilizing this guide.

Updated 7/1/21

MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International charges for valet and self-parking at: Aria, Bellagio, Vdara, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano, Mirage, New York New York, Monte Carlo, Luxor, Excalibur. Additionally, they charge for valet parking only at Circus Circus.

Avoiding MGM Resort Parking Fees

  • You can avoid self-parking charges if you are a Pearl, Gold, Platinum or NOIR M life Member.
  • You can avoid valet parking charges if you are a Gold, Platinum or NOIR M life Member.

Of course you can get Pearl or higher status through gambling or spending at their properties. You can also get Pearl status through a credit card in the following ways:

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Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment charges for parking at most of their Las Vegas Strip casinos. Here is a breakdown of where you can expect to pay for parking at Caesars properties on the Las Vegas Strip and how you can avoid the parking charges.

  • Paid valet and self-parking: Harrah’s, The Linq, Flamingo, The Cromwell, Bally’s, Paris, Nobu and Caesar’s Palace.
  • Free self parking/paid valet parking: Planet Hollywood.
  • Free self and valet parking: Rio

Avoiding Caesars Entertainment Vegas Strip Parking Fees

  • The first hour of self parking at any Caesars Entertainment property in Vegas is free
  • Free self parking if you are a hotel guest.
  • You can avoid self-parking and valet charges if you are a Platinum, Diamond or Seven Star Total Rewards member.
  • Free self parking if you are a Nevada resident with proof (ID).

Just as with M life you can earn status by gambling and/or spending money at Total Rewards properties, however there are shortcuts as well:

  • Recommended: Founderscard costs $400-$500 per year and comes with a number of benefits including Total Rewards Diamond membership. (More info on Founderscard.)
  • Various Caesars status match opportunities exist, however you aren’t always able to match while in Vegas.
  • The Total Rewards Credit Card gives Platinum status the first year. It can be maintained with $5,000 in spend per calendar year.

Other Las Vegas Strip Parking Fees

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas – Cosmopolitan Las Vegas charges for both self and valet parking. Up to 1 hour of self parking is free for everyone. Valet parking is free for Identity members with Gold status or higher while self parking is free for Identity members with Sterling status or higher. You could park for free at the Shops at Crystal right next store if you are just hanging out for the day.

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Hotels with Free Parking on the Las Vegas Strip

Despite most hotels now charging for both self and valet parking, there are still a number of hotels with free parking on the Las Vegas Strip. Additionally, we have seen some backtracking lately, with Wynn Las Vegas recently eliminating all parking fees.

Here are the Las Vegas Strip hotels with free parking as of 2021:

Note: Most Downtown Las Vegas hotels already charge for paid parking, although some do waive the fee for hotel guests. Additionally, you can park for free during mall hours at the Fashion Show Mall on the Vegas Strip and Shops at Crystals.

Bottom Line

Free parking on the Las Vegas Strip mostly went away after 2016. As you can see, there are still some options for finding free parking on the Las Vegas Strip. However, most of the casinos owned by the big 2 (MGM Resorts & Caesars Entertainment) are going to hit your wallet, unless you utilize one of the strategies mentioned above.

With the backtracking of paid parking at Wynn Las Vegas in September 2019, things may be looking up for those looking for free parking on the Las Vegas Strip. Only time will tell, but I for one am happy that there are numerous ways to avoid paying to park a car in Las Vegas!

Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.

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  1. A players card is a tool that should be used to make money, not for free parking. Swiping your cards all over town for free parking ruins future offers you may receive.

  2. Free parking at Palazzo is the best! Underground parking and straight up to check-in or the casino from two different elevators.

    • Yup! We’re in Vegas right now. TR Diamond and up gets free parking and no resort fees plus free internet for 2 devices.

  3. Great overview Shawn! I guess we should be thankful Mlife continues matching with Hyatt. Personally, losing the Globalist to Platinum match really hurts.

  4. Can you park at the free parking hotels and then walk/Uber to your hotel or is the free parking for hotel guests only?

  5. […] How To Avoid Parking Fees in Las Vegas:  Many folks travel to Las Vegas, and many involved in this hobby look for ways to save money, so if there are ways to avoid parking fees then this should be a very helpful article.  Please note that not all resorts in Las Vegas are charging for parking, but many of the popular ones are.  Plan accordingly, and you can still have a frugal, even “profitable” trip to Vegas! […]

    • I love Vegas and have gone there many times on free plane tickets via points and miles as well as free hotels via the offers from Ceasars and MGM. But the fact is that, now, there are plenty of places to gamble and have fun in the U.S. and abroad. Really don’t need Vegas that much anymore, unless we simply want Vegas or do a stop over from our home in FL to grand kids in LA.


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