Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino and other properties on the Las Vegas Strip have started charging guests to self-park. The Miracle Shops is connected to Planet Hollywood hotel-casino is charging $12 to self-park for an hour. Up to four hours to 24 hours, the mall is charging $15. Parking for not more than one hour is free.
At the height of the pandemic, parking was free in Las Vegas, other hotel-casino that have started charging parking fees this spring include Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, located on the Western side of the Strip. The policy change was due to an increase in travel in the area.
Properties belonging to MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment also reinstated their previous parking policies that had been waived.
Earlier, visitors were turning to Miracle Miles Shops for free parking. Mile Miracle said that the decision to reinstate the fee was to ensure that parking is available for resort guests.
Some properties on the Strip are still not charging a parking fee they include; Strat, Treasure Island, Circus Circus, Wynn, Palazzo, Encore, Casino Royale, and Tropicana.
Parking fee has sparked criticism from longtime Las Vegas visitors who remember parking at a casino was free. Bob Coffin, a former Nevada legislator, reproached the decision to reinstate the parking fee. In a Facebook post, Coffin called on casinos to wake up and realize the danger of parking issues.
“The CEO class on the Strip needs to hear something, something they are either too young, too new, or too tone-deaf to understand. Your gaming taxes are low because of your long, friendly connection to the citizens of Nevada. Now, that connection is becoming tenuous because of changes like this.”