It wasn’t that long ago that hotels, casinos and other properties on the Las Vegas Strip all offered free parking to entice people to visit their establishments. That’s all changed and certainly not for the better in my view. However, if you’re in the know, there is still free parking available on the Las Vegas Strip. Let me show you where.
Where can you park for free on the Las Vegas Strip? Here’s the complete list.
- Circus Circus
- Sahara Las Vegas
- Planet Hollywood
- Treasure Island
- Tropicana Hotel and Casino
- The Venetian and The Palazzo
- Wynn Las Vegas & Encore
- Fashion Show Mall
- The Shops at Crystals
- The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
That’s the list but you still need to know the ins and outs of how to get free parking on the Las Vegas Strip. I’ll give you the scoop about free parking at these casinos and hotels along The Strip. I will also tell you about some other places and ways to get free parking along this wondrous 4 miles of non-stop entertainment.
UPDATE: As of May 23, 2020 Both MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment have announced that all of their properties on and off the Strip will offer free self-parking for the "foreseeable future". Valet-parking has been suspended for now at most, if not all, casinos.
MGM and Caesars properties encompass the majority of the major casinos and hotels on the Strip. Casinos not owned by one of these two companies either already offered free parking or will be offering it now. Free parking has returned to the Las Vegas Strip! At least for the time being.
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Is There Any Free Parking on the Las Vegas Strip?
A few years ago, right around the time we moved to Las Vegas almost all of the large casinos and hotels along the Strip started charging for parking (source).
It was upsetting to us personally because we had just moved to Las Vegas and were very excited about spending time exploring every nook and cranny along The Strip.
For a short while, the Strip properties were still offering free parking to anyone with a Nevada driver’s license. That lasted about a year then it was over and everyone had to pay to park. To make matters worse, the parking fees have increased several times over the last couple of years.
These changes came about primarily because of the two largest casino owners on The Strip. All together, MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment own around 80% of the properties on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Since they don’t have to compete with very many independent casinos it was easy for them to implement a paid parking program.
So whether you’re a visitor or a local, paid parking along The Strip is the new reality UNLESS you know where to look. In that case, YES there is still free parking on the Las Vegas Strip!
Which Casinos on The Strip Have Free Parking?
The good news is that there are still casinos on The Strip that offer free parking but there are some things you need to be aware of and some different ways to go about it.
Here are the casinos along The Strip that offer free parking along with a few specifics you’ll need to know.
Circus Circus – Offers complimentary self-parking for hotel guests and all visitors. There is still a charge for Valet and oversized parking. While Circus Circus is an MGM property, I believe they still offer free parking here because this casino is on its own on the northern end of The Strip. So you can park there for free but there’s not much else within walking distance.
Stratosphere – Free self-parking and valet for all visitors and guests. Free parking for oversized vehicles is available in a lot across the street. Again the Stratosphere is somewhat in the same position as Circus Circus in that it is located on The Strip but is on its own and there are no other major casinos within walking distance.
Sahara Las Vegas (formerly SLS) – Offers both free valet and self-parking in their two parking garages. Once again, this casino is not in easy walking distance to other properties.
You may be noticing a theme by now. In many cases, the properties that can’t get away with it are the ones offering free parking. However, all is not lost. The following casinos are more in the thick of the activity on The Strip and still offer free parking!
Planet Hollywood – Now we’re getting somewhere! Planet Hollywood is located in the middle of the action on The Strip and it offers free self-parking. It does, however, charge for valet parking.
Treasure Island – This is a great spot for free parking! Both self-parking and valet are complimentary. Treasure Island is a fun casino and there are a lot of other properties and casinos within walking distance.
Tropicana Las Vegas – Located at the southern end of The Strip, the Tropicana offers an abundance of free parking. Both self-parking and valet are free as long as there isn’t an event going on that day at nearby T-Mobile arena. On arena event days there is a charge for parking unless you’re a guest of the hotel.
The Venetian and The Palazzo – These sister properties have two parking garages that are available for complimentary parking. Free parking includes both self park and valet. Learn more about staying at the Venetian and Palazzo in our article here.
Wynn Las Vegas & Encore – These properties offer free self-parking for all visitors and free valet service for hotel guests. Valet parking is also free for visitors spending at least $50 within the resort within a 24 hour period.
Las Vegas Strip Free Parking Map
Blue Stars (On Strip parking)————————–Red Stars (Off-Strip parking)
Be sure to pick up our free downloadable map of the Las Vegas Strip
Shops and Casinos Near The Strip That Have Free Parking
It’s easy to focus on the big casino properties when looking for free parking along The Strip but there are other options. There are a bunch of shopping centers on or near Las Vegas Boulevard that have free parking available as well.
There are also some large casinos just one or two blocks off The Strip with free parking and most within easy walking distance or quick Uber ride to the activities on the main Strip.
- Ellis Island Casino and Brewery – 4178 Koval Lane
- Fashion Show Mall – 3200 S Las Vegas Boulevard
- Gold Coast Hotel & Casino – 4000 W Flamingo Road
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – 4455 Paradise Road
- Hooters Casino Hotel – 115 E Tropicana Avenue
- Palace Station – 2411 W Sahara Avenue
- Palms Casino – 4321 W Flamingo Road
- Rio Hotel & Casino – 3700 Flamingo Road
- Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino – 4100 Paradise Road
- The Orleans Hotel & Casino – 4500 W Tropicana Avenue
- The Shops at Crystals – 3720 S Las Vegas Boulevard
- The Shoppes at Mandalay Place – 3950 S Las Vegas Boulevard
- Tuscany Suites & Casinos – 255 E Flamingo Road
- Westgate Las Vegas Resort – 3000 Paradise Road
Free parking is great and so are hotels that don’t charge resort fees! Learn which Las Vegas hotels don’t have resort fees in our article here.
Additional MGM Free Parking Options
If you’re a regular on The Strip there is another option. MGM Resorts which owns at least 10 of the biggest properties on The Strip including Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, New York – New York, Luxor and Excalibur, among others, provides a couple of ways to get free parking at MGM casinos.
MGM offers complimentary parking at any of their resorts if you are a Pearl, Gold or Platinum M life member. This status is achieved by being a regular player at their casinos.
If you’re not that into gaming there is another way. You can apply for the M life Rewards Mastercard. This is a no annual fee card that you can use to validate parking when you exit the garage. We’ve written a complete article about this on our website here showing you step by step how to get free parking at all MGM properties in Las Vegas.
Free Parking on The Strip Conclusion
So all is not lost when it comes to finding a free parking spot on the Las Vegas Strip! Things may have gotten more difficult but there are still good options for finding a free place to park.
Be sure and check out our Visitor Resource Guide here to get the most out of your Las Vegas experience.
Does Bally’s Las Vegas have free parking? Bally’s offers the 1st hour of self-parking free. Beyond an hour, visitors and guests pay for parking. Currently 1 – 2 hours is $9, 2 – 4 hours is $12, 4 – 24hours is $15.
Is there free parking at Bellagio Las Vegas? 1st hour parking at the Bellagio is free. After that the parking fee schedule is: 1 – 4 hours $15, 4 – 24 hours $18.
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