Las Vegas Hotels and Parking Garages

no one deals like we do! Note: Due to heightened security precautions, you may be asked to show identification or to open your car trunk at some casino garages. Be prepared to wait in line, especially on busy holidays or weekends. See Las Vegas Traffic Updates. Also, all major hotels offer valet parking. If it is a busy holiday weekend, it is possible for valet to be full. Valet parking is available at most main casino entrances and can save a lot of stress. It's nominally free, although a tip of around $2 is customary.

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Aladdin Resort & Casino
Stories: 10. Entrances located on: You can enter the garage from the Strip or by taking Harmon Avenue and turning onto Audrie Lane behind the hotel. Access to the hotel located on: The entrance to the casino and Desert Passage shops is located on level three. Positives: If you want to visit the Aladdin just to go shopping, the parking garage entrance brings you directly into the shops. Description: Levels one and two are for valet parking only. Levels nine and 10 are employee parking only.

Arizona Charlie's Boulder Casino Hotel (cheap accommodations)
Stories: Four. Entrances located on: You can enter the garage by turning into the resort's main entrance off of Boulder Highway. Access to the hotel located on: Level two offers an entrance to the casino. Description: This garage has very tight turns as you go up the ramp. Be on the lookout for other drivers.

Bellagio Hotel and Casino Stories: Four. Entrances located on: You can enter the garage from the Strip by turning on Bellagio Drive and following the signs. Access to the hotel located on: All elevators in the garage take you directly into the hotel on the bottom floor. Positives: There are electronic signs outside each level telling you how many parking spaces are available on that floor. Description: The Bellagio takes our award for the easiest garage to navigate. Rather than circle endlessly through each level, an outside access ramp allows you to enter or exit each level quickly.

Boulder Station Hotel and Casino (cheap accommodations)
Stories: Five. Entrances located on: The parking garage entrance is located off of Lamb Boulevard, along the side of the casino. Access to the hotel located on: There is a covered, but unenclosed walkway to the casino on level two. Description: There is a car wash located on level one, which is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Caesars Palace
Stories: Five. Entrances located on: There are two places to enter Caesars Palace off Las Vegas Boulevard. Just follow the signs for self parking. Access to the hotel located on: Elevators at the far east end of the parking garage will take you directly into the casino on the bottom level. Elevators located midway in the parking garage will take you to the first level of the garage. Negatives: The first two levels of the parking garage are reserved. Be prepared for a crowded garage on weekends or when there's a big event at Caesars. Description: There is a separate employee parking garage at Caesars Palace and space for overflow parking.

El Cortez Hotel and Casino
Stories: There are two garages for the El Cortez, which have five levels each. Entrances located on: The garages are located downtown, on Ogden Avenue and 7th Street. Access to the hotel located on: One garage offers direct access to the El Cortez. You must walk across the street from the other garage to get to the hotel. Description: Parking costs $1, which is refundable if your parking ticket is validated in the casino.

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Excalibur Hotel and Casino (family friendly) Stories: Three. Entrances located on: Take the Strip to Reno Avenue and turn right into the parking area or you can access the garage by taking the Frank Sinatra Drive / Russell Road exit from Interstate 15, follow the signage to the right as Frank Sinatra Drive goes under Russell Road (avoid exiting on Russell Road). Frank Sinatra Drive will take you around to the rear entrance of the Excalibur garage. Access to the hotel located on: There is no direct access to the hotel from the parking garage. Negatives: Since there is no walkway to the hotel from the garage, you must walk across the parking lot adjacent to the garage to get into the hotel. Description: The Excalibur parking garage is fairly small. You're almost better off parking in the uncovered lot, because it's closer to the hotel. However, if you want shade during the hot summer months, stick to the garage.

Fairfield Inn Las Vegas Airport
Offers complimentary WiFi with your room.

Flamingo Las Vegas
Stories: Seven. Entrances located on: You can enter the garage from the Strip or from Audrie Lane behind the hotel. Access to the hotel located on: The entrance to the hotel is located on level three. Description: General parking is on levels three through seven. The ground floor through second floor is for valet parking only.

Four Queens Hotel and Casino
Stories: Five. Entrances located on: The garage is located downtown on Casino Center Boulevard and Carson Avenue. Access to the hotel located on: The entrance to the hotel is located on level one. Positives:There is a Budget Car Rental drop-off in the garage. Description: Public parking is located on level three and above. Parking costs $2 for the first half hour.

Fremont Hotel and Casino
Stories: Five. Entrances located on: The garage is located downtown, off Bridger Street. Access to the Fremont Street Experience located on: Take the elevators down to street level. Description: Parking costs $1 for a half hour. Parking can be validated for five free hours.

Gold Coast Hotel and Casino Where the locals go to gamble.

Golden Nugget
Stories: Six. Entrances located on: The garage is located downtown and can be accessed from S. 1st Street. Access to the hotel located on: You must take elevators to the bottom level and walk across the street to the hotel. Description: Parking costs 75 cents per hour. If you get your ticket validated, you get three free hours. Parking is free for hotel guests.

Harrah's Las Vegas Casino & Hotel
Stories: Seven. Entrances located on: You can enter the garage from the Strip or from Koval Lane behind the hotel. Follow the signs. Access to the hotel located on: The casino entrance is located on level two. Positives: There is a Hertz rental car drop-off area conveniently located in the garage. Description: With its location near the middle point of the Strip, Harrah's garage can be a convenient place to park and walk to several other properties.

Hooters Casino Hotel
Stories: Six. Entrances located on: Off Tropicana Avenue. Access to the hotel located on: You can access the hotel from level one. Positives: Because there's ground parking around the casino, the upper levels of the parking garage have plenty of spots close to the elevators. Description: The top level of the garage is in the sun, so if you'd like shaded parking, park on levels one through five.

Imperial Palace/Harrahs Las Vegas
Stories: Four. Entrances located on: The main entrance is from the Strip or you can enter off of Winnick Avenue behind the hotel. Follow the signs. Access to the hotel located on: The casino entrance is located on level one. Negatives: The ceilings in this garage are very low, it is fairly dark inside and it can be difficult to navigate the tight spaces. Description: The garage is unusual in that it actually dead-ends when you reach the top level.

Luxor Hotel and Casino (family friendly) Stories: Two. Entrances located on: From the Strip, take Mandalay Bay Road to Luxor Drive and turn right. You can also access the garage from the back by taking the Frank Sinatra Drive / Russell Road exit from Interstate 15. Follow the signage to the right as Frank Sinatra Drive goes under Russell Road (avoid exiting on Russell Road). Turn right on Luxor Drive and then take an immediate left for access to the upper level. Access to the hotel located on: Level 2 has an unenclosed walkway to the hotel. Negatives: There is only one entrance to the upper level of the garage and it's easy to miss. The walkway is located on the second level, which means if you park there, your car won't be sheltered from the hot sun. Description: The Luxor parking structure is really more of a "mini-garage." There's not a whole lot of parking available, but it is very easy to get to the hotel from the second level -- it provides quickest access to the attractions level, the sports book and the Luxor Theater.

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Stories: Six. Entrances located on: You can enter the garage by taking Las Vegas Boulevard to Mandalay Bay Road or you can access the garage by taking the Frank Sinatra Drive / Russell Road exit from Interstate 15, follow the signage to the right as Frank Sinatra Drive goes under Russell Road (avoid exiting on Russell Road). Frank Sinatra Drive will take you around to the rear entrance of the Mandalay Bay parking garage. Access to the hotel located on: No direct access to casino. You must take elevators to the first floor and then walk in. Positives: There is valet parking available in the garage. Negatives: There are only two elevators that bring you directly down to the casino entrance. Description: It's one of the largest garages in town, that means it can be quite a hike to the elevators if you park at the western end of the garage.

MGM Grand Las Vegas
Stories: Seven. Entrances located on: The parking garage can be accessed from the Strip, from Tropicana Avenue or from Koval Lane behind the hotel. Access to the hotel located on: Go to the bottom level and enter the resort through the shops. Positives: There are two banks of elevators, plus two escalators, so you won't have to wait in line to catch an elevator to the hotel. Negatives: It can take a long time to exit the garage after a major event such as a concert or fight. Description: This is a large parking garage, befitting one of the world's largest hotel.

The Mirage Hotel and Casino Stories: Eight. Entrances located on: The parking garage can be accessed from the Strip or from Spring Mountain Road at the back of the resort. Follow the signs.Access to the hotel located on: There is an uncovered walkway to the hotel located on level four of the garage. Positives: The parking garage has all one-way driving going up and one-way driving coming down, so you don't have to deal with cross-traffic. Description: The Mirage parking garage is very easy to navigate, especially if you access it from Spring Mountain Road--that way you don't have to deal with traffic on the Strip.

Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino Stories: Five. Entrances located on: Turn onto Rue de Monte Carlo off of Las Vegas Boulevard and follow the signs. Access to the hotel located on: Third story on the east side of the garage. Negatives: The garage has a pretty low clearance, so if you have a big vehicle, be careful. Also, when exiting the garage, pull out of each level slowly because your view is partially blocked by the walls, and you will be in the exiting lane before you can gauge whether you're safe to pull out. Description: Although there is no direct access from the garage to the hotel, the parking structure is only a short walk away from the resort's back entrance.

New York - New York Hotel and Casino (family friendly) Stories: Nine. Entrances located on: You can enter the garage from Las Vegas Boulevard or you can enter the garage on New York Boulevard off of Tropicana Avenue. Access to the hotel located on: There are two covered walkways to the hotel located on the third level next to the elevator banks. Positives: Rumor has it that if you park on the fifth floor, you'll find ample parking right near the elevators. Negatives: When you leave the garage and head back to Las Vegas Boulevard, you can't turn left onto the Strip. Description: With nine stories, the New-York-New York garage can accommodate up to 5,000 vehicles. You'll always find a place to park, but you might have a long trek to the elevators.

Paris Las Vegas
Stories: Seven. Entrances located on: You can enter the garage from the Strip or by taking Harmon Avenue and turning onto Audrie Lane behind the hotel. Access to the hotel located on: The entrance to the casino is on level three. Description: Levels three through five are public parking. Levels six and seven are for employees only. You can walk through Paris to get to Bally's, so if you're going to Bally's, this garage is an option for you -- plus it's a little easier to get into than the Bally's garage.

Plaza Hotel & Casino
Stories: Four. Entrances located on: The garage is located downtown off Carson and Main Streets. Access to the hotel located on: The entrance to the casino is on level one. Negatives: This garage has very low ceilings and tight turns. Description: Parking costs $2, and can be validated.

Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel All rooms at the Renaissance some with FREE high speed internet access and WiFi access in the lobby! Located next to the the Las Vegas Convention Center, it's within easy walking distance to the convention center. The Renaissance is the only smoke free hotel in Las Vegas and it's a 4 star hotel. Usually it's the host hotel for many conferences so you will get a big discount off the normal rate.

<Residence Inn Las Vegas Convention Center
Offers complimentary WiFi with your room.

Rio Suite Hotel and Casino

Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall (cheap accomodations)
Stories: There are three parking garages at Sam's Town. One garage has four levels and the other two garages have five levels each. Entrances located on: The garages can be accessed from either Boulder Highway or Flamingo Road. The two north garages are most easily accessed from Flamingo. Access to the hotel located on: The two north garages offer a walkway to the casino on level three. The south garage offers access to the movie theaters at Sam's Town. Positives: The north garages have electronic reader boards that let you know which levels are open. Description: The south garage offers public parking on level one only. The south garage is really only convenient if you are going to the movies and want covered parking.

Santa Fe Station Hotel (cheap accomodations)
Stories: Four. Entrances located on: Turn right into the parking garage from Rancho Drive. Access to the hotel located on: You can access the hotel from level one. Positives: Because there's plenty of ground parking around the casino, the upper levels of the parking garage have plenty of spots close to the elevators. Description: The top level of the garage is in the sun, so if you'd like shaded parking, park on levels one through three.

Sunset Station (Henderson) (cheap accommodations)
Stories: Five. Entrances located on: You can enter the garage directly from Warm Springs Road or from Stephanie Street at the back of the resort. You can also enter the garage indirectly from Sunset Road. Access to the hotel located on: Elevators will take you into a hallway on the bottom floor that leads to the casino. Positives: There is a car wash located in the parking garage, which is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Description: The garage is easy to navigate, especially when entering from Warm Springs Road. If you enter the resort from Sunset Road, you're better off parking in the lot in front of the hotel.

Treasure Island Hotel and Casino Stories: Six. Entrances located on: You can enter the garage via an access road from the Strip or from Spring Mountain Road. Access to the hotel located on: There is a covered walkway from the garage to the hotel located on level three. Description: The garage has no level one (it's actually offices). It starts on level two. Because access to the hotel is located on level three, it and level two fills up fast, but level four can be relatively empty allowing you to park close to the elevator and stairs.

Tropicana Resort and Casino
Stories: Two. Entrances located on: You can enter the garage from the Strip or from Tropicana Avenue. Access to the hotel located on: There is no direct access to the hotel. You must walk across the parking lot to get into the property. Description: The top level of the garage is valet parking only, which leaves limited space on the bottom level. However, if you park on the bottom level, your car will be shaded from the hot sun.

Westin Casuarina Hotel & Spa
Stories: 6. Entrances located on: Currently, you can enter the Westin Parking garage only by first turning off Flamingo Road into the Westin parking lot. At the east end of the parking lot is the entrance to the garage. Access to the hotel located on: The entrance to the lobby is located on level two. Don't be fooled by the elevator located right when you walk into the glass-enclosed walkway on the second level. If you go down to the first floor you'll have to hoof it (and head outdoors) around the front of the hotel to another entrance. Positives: The lobby is located on the east side of the property, close to where the parking connects to the hotel, so you have a relatively short walk, which is helpful especially if you have suitcases. Description: This garage has very tight turns as you go up the ramp. Be on the lookout for other drivers. The parking spaces can be a tight fit for some larger SUVs and trucks.

Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino
Stories: 10. Entrances located on: From the Strip, turn into the Venetian and follow the signs. You can also enter from Koval Lane, behind the hotel. Follow the signs and turn north. Access to the hotel located on: A temporary walkway to the casino is located on level three. Negatives: The garage can be kind of confusing. You have go up three levels just to find the guest parking since the first three levels are valet parking only. Description: Even though the garage is 10 stories tall, there isn't that much room available for guest parking. Levels one through three are valet only and level eight through level 10 is employee parking only.


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