So, MGM Resorts is about to unleash parking fees upon their customers. They’ll be the first casino operator on the Vegas Strip to charge a fee for parking, a service that has traditionally be free in most Las Vegas casinos. Some downtown Las Vegas casinos you may have been charging a fee or will validate if you’re spending money on property in recent years during events, so this isn’t entirely new.
The parking fees at Aria, Bellagio, Circus Circus, Delano, Excalibur, Luxor, Monte Carlo, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Mirage, New York–New York and Vdara will start sometime between June 8 and 13, depending on the casino.
MGM Resorts Parking Fees
Here’s a quick overview if you haven’t seen the fees yet:
The self-parking fee is $7 for vehicles parked between 1-4 hours and $10 for vehicles parked between 4-24 hours at the following MGM Resorts: Aria, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Mirage, & New York – New York. The self-parking fee is $5 for vehicles parked between 1-4 hours and $8 for vehicles parked between 4-24 hours at the following MGM Resorts: Excalibur, Luxor & Monte Carlo.
The valet parking fee is $13 for the first 4 hours (no grace period) and $18 for between 4-24 hours at the following MGM Resorts: Aria, Bellagio, Delano, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Mirage, New York – New York, & Vdara. The valet parking fee is $8 for the first 4 hours (no grace period) and $13 for between 4-24 hours at the following MGM Resorts: Circus-Circus, Excalibur, Luxor & Monte Carlo.
Parking Fee + Resort Fee = Wowsers!
These parking fees are not included with your resort fee when you stay at an MGM Resorts property. This is an additional charge between $29 to $32 per night depending on which MGM Resorts hotel you visit. In addition to your hotel room cost, you’ll be responsible for an additional $37-$50 in unadvertised fees per night when you stay at an MGM Resorts hotel. Wowsers!
Free Parking For These People
While the parking fees stink, not everyone will pay for parking at an MGM Resorts hotel. Residents of Nevada will have a grace period until December 29 where they won’t have to pay self-park fees except for major events (most likely, but not limited to T-Mobile Arena).
In addition to locals certain M Life players club members will receive complimentary parking. M life members who are Pearl level and higher receive complimentary self-park. M life Rewards members who are Gold level and higher receive complimentary valet parking.
You can attain Pearl Status by signing up for the M Life Rewards card. You can find specifics here.
Players clubs are always useful when visiting a Las Vegas casino but being an upper tier member of the MGM Resorts players club now has a very tangible value between $7 and $18 per day. That should draw legitimate interest when choosing where to spend money in Las Vegas.
While players clubs used to be exclusively for gamblers, that’s no longer the case. M Life is one of the most robust players clubs in Las Vegas. This players club offers tier points for just about every dollar you spend at their hotels including; hotel stay, dining, entertainment, gambling and spa treatments.
You’ll need to earn 25,000 Tier Points to reach Pearl and receive complimentary self-parking and 75,000 Tier Points to reach Gold and receive complimentary valet. Here’s how you earn points:
- You’ll receive 25 Tier Credits per $1 spent on hotel rooms, dining, entertainment and spa treatments.
- You receive 10 Tier Credits for every Base Point earned when playing slot machines or video poker.
- You’ll earn Tier Credits based on length of play, average bet, and game type when you play table games like blackjack or craps.
- You can earn M Life Tier Credits (8 Tier Credits per $1 spent) at participating Hyatt hotels. Note that membership in Hyatt Gold Passport is required.
The new parking fees from MGM Resorts make using your M Life players club card more important than ever. The players club is a great way to save money if you plan on staying at an MGM Resorts hotel. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of a players club.
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