Vegas MGM Resorts Parking Charges & Dates Revealed: Details & How to Avoid Paying

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MGM Resorts Parking Charges

MGM Resorts Parking Charges Information & Launch Date

A few months ago I covered the stunning announcement that MGM Resorts International would begin to charge for parking at almost all of their Las Vegas properties. (Self parking at Circus Circus will still be free.) The timeline initially called for parking charges to start in April, but that didn’t happen. Now, MGM Resorts has announced when the new parking program will be implemented, how much they will charge and who will be exempt.

MGM Resorts Parking Charges Begin On…

Starting on June 6, 2016 MGM Resorts will begin instituting paid parking at most facilities in Las Vegas.

This includes self-parking at: Monte Carlo, Luxor, Excalibur, Bellagio, Aria, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Mirage & New York New York.

It also includes valet parking at: Monte Carlo, Luxor, Excalibur, Circus Circus, Bellagio, Aria, Vdara, MGM Grand, Delano, Mandalay Bay, Mirage and New York New York.

MGM Resorts International Parking Charges

MGM Resorts Parking Charges
There are two tiers of properties with different charges.

There are two tiers of MGM Resorts parking charges with separate amounts for self and valet parking.

MGM Resorts Parking Charges – Self

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 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 resorts: Excalibur, Luxor & Monte Carlo.

MGM Resorts Parking Charges – Valet

The valet parking fee is $13 for the first 4 hours (no grace period) and $18 for between 4-24 hours at the following 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 resorts: Circus-Circus, Excalibur, Luxor & Monte Carlo.

New Parking Policies

As part of the launch, Mlife will have several different ways to get complimentary parking or to avoid charges.

Mlife Member Parking
  • Self-parking is complimentary for Pearl, Gold, Platinum and NOIR M life Rewards Members
  • Valet-parking is complimentary for Gold, Platinum and NOIR M life Rewards Members
  • Scan your qualifying M life card for entry and exit (you do not need to take a ticket)
Las Vegas Residents
  • Self-parking up to 24 hours is complimentary for guests with a valid Nevada driver’s license until 12/29/2016
  • Scan your valid Nevada Driver’s License for entry and exit (you do not need to take a ticket)
  • Not applicable during special event pricing and does not apply to valet-parking
Short Term Parking
  • For all guests the first hour of parking is free.

Confused by all of this? You can download a handy dandy MGM Resorts pocket parking guide! 🙂 You can also find more info here.

MGM Resorts Parking Charges
Soon it will cost more to stay at MGM Grand and other properties due to the parking fees.

Thoughts & Analysis

It is nice to see that all but the very basic tier of Mlife will get free self parking. Gold and higher will get free Valet parking as well. That means anyone with Hyatt Platinum or higher will be able to match to an Mlife tier that will give you free parking.

It is obvious that MGM Resorts wants to try to minimize the backlash and thus locals will get free parking through the end of the year. While it isn’t mentioned specifically, after 12/29/2016 locals will most likely pay the same rates as everyone else for parking. Of course, who knows how long rates will stay at this level. Things tend to get more expensive. Ya know?

Technological Upgrades

As one of their excuses for implementing these new parking fees, MGM Resorts International promised upgrades to their garages to improve the parking experience. I was at the New York New York garage yesterday and did notice they have installed lights and indicators showing how many open spots are available on each level.

Conclusion

Paid parking in Vegas is coming and soon. Thankfully most “travel hackers” can avoid it by being a Hyatt elite, but the truth is that if this is successful, we probably will see most/all other properties on the Strip move towards charging. Like with resort fees, it is a slippery slope and just another reminder that Vegas keeps getting more expensive. With that said, people keep coming so……


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  1. I noticed the improvements at NYNY a few weeks ago as well. Much easier to spot an empty space. Regardless, lots of first time Vegas visitors and/or Mlife Sapphire members are not going to be happy.

  2. If you just get a copy of someone’s M-Life Pearl, Gold card or higher, couldn’t you just use that since you just have to scan it entering or leaving?

    • It sounds like that might work based on their description. Only time will tell but based on my understanding your elite card will work to get you in the gate without needing to take a ticket.

  3. Oh great, now I have to get a new Mlife card that isn’t too beat up to be scannable. 🙁

    It doesn’t really matter. Out of principle I am still not going to MGM resorts anymore. I am so sick of their nickle-and-dime treatment.

    I was in the MGM lot recently and it is a HUGE mess as they install those green/red lights over every space. They think that is worth paying for? The Las Vegas North Outlet Mall has had those space indicator lights for years, and it’s still free to park.

  4. I was pearl if it didn’t reset yet, when I go to vegas memorial day weekend, I am staying at Tropicana with free room, free slot play, free food credit, free comedy club tickets and free parking. Hilton Diamond gets me free breakfast and an upgrade to a suite. I plan on cutting up my mlife card, walking over to MGM and asking for a manager at the players club desk…I am going to give him a piece of my mind and let him know Vegas has had free parking for 80 years, and I will never spend money at any of their casinos or hotels if they try to change that. Comps and perks bring customers back and fees drive them away…it’s insulting they want to charge you to park and come in and risk your bankroll, stay at their hotel, or eat at one of their restaurants. If enough people complain maybe they will reconsider this terrible greedy fee. Boycott MGM!!! they are not the only place in town, make sure they know they are the last choice if they charge for parking. The real reason they are charging for parking is they built a concert venue and forgot to put in any parking, and instead of buying a parking lot and running shuttles for concerts they decide to screw concert goers and gamblers, and hotel guests, and patrons of the bars, restaurants and retail stores that make up their complexes…..they will wait to take away locals free parking and pearl level will disappear fairly soon, but they wont do it all at once because there would be enough people complaining to notice…better to have smaller groups affected over time so they can push it through with less organized resistance and outrage…..how do you avoid paying the fees? BOYCOTT MGM !!!

  5. Agree with wise2u. Its usury and greed, rhe same extortionistic tactics of charging $3.00 for a .79 cent bottle of soda in the vending machines on every floor, or 9.00 for a half bottle of water at a nightclub, or the absolute GALL to CHARGE $6.99 TO TAKE MONEY OUT OF AN ATM. There is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON THESE USURY PRICES COULD BE VALID , NONE, AND WHERE IS THIS MONEY GOING? The workers arent getting raises, the parking facilities that are being upgraded (okay whatever you want us to think) arent using this money because they are charging now, and ROOM SERVICE PRICES ARE AN ABSOLUTE JOKE I ACTUALLY LAUGH HYSTERICAL. ITS LIKE A LITTLE CHILD WRITES THE MENU…CHEESEBURGER DELUXE…A ZILLION MILLION TRILLION DOLLARS…..BUT THATS NOT TOO FAR AWAY…BECAUSE WE ALLOW IT. AND NOBODY STICKS TOGETHER FOR ANYTHING ANYMORE, BECAUSE IFNYOU PROTEST OR STAND FOR YOURSELF YOURE MADE TO LOOK LIKE A FOOL, NOT SUPPORTED. BUT I REFUSE TO PAY THESE REFLDICULOUS PRICES. I stay in hotels frequetly even though i reside here and i walknto walgreens to get my money, i take the bus to get to my hotel so i dont have to deal with traffic or paying parking. I gonto 711 for 2 for 2$ bottles of soda and maybe a couple snacks, and when im hungry i go to local places. Thisbis the takns we get for building these monstrosities, like the abc song says “larger than life and twice as ugly”, with OUR obsessive gambling dollars that they entice us with 99 cent store gifts or spend 3000 dollars and receive 1 point and it only takes 500 000 points for a comp, that you still have to pay RESORT FEES, my other favorite highway robbery USURY fee, for, and have to have 6000 a day hold on your credit card for incidentals. Gee whos getting, that interest and obvious laundering scam money from that racket.

    EVERY GUEST NOT A FEW, EVERY SINGLE GUEST REGARDLESS OF STATUS SHOULD REFUSE TO:

    HAVE MONEY HELD ON THEIR CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS IF THEYRE ROOM IS PAID ALREADY.

    USE ANY ATM THAT CHARGES MORE THAN 2.50 TO TAKE CASH OUT OF

    PAY RESORT FEES EXCEEDING 5.00 A DAY

    PAY FOR PARKING WHEN YOURE GAMBLING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY IN THEIR CASINO GIVING THEM MORE MONEY TO BUILD AND ATTRACT MORE PEOPLE AND CHARGE MORE.

    JOIN A POINTS CLUB. THIS IS A DEMON, JUST LIKE HOTEL REARDS AND FREQUENT FLIER CLUBS. YOU STAY LOYAL TO ONE VENUE TO RECEIVE PERKS AND SEVICE DIMINISH UNTIL YOU ARE CHSRGED FOR IT. EVEN IF THEYRE RIPPING US OFF IN FRONT OF OUR EYES WE STILL DO IT. OH I HAVE 5.00 FREE PLAY HERE SO I ONLY HAVE TO SPEND ANOTHER 200 TO GET FIVE POINTS SO I CAN GET A SPACE ON THE MACHINE TO WIN A POSSIBILITY OF A CHANCE TO WIN TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS AND I ONLY HAD TONSPEND 50 THOUSAND TO BECOME A TITANIUM URANIUM ULTRA VIOLET RADIOACTIVE G FORCE MEMBER TO GET TO SPIN FOR THIS CHANCE.

    AND NO ONE SHOULD ORDER ROOM SERVICE OR EAT AT HOTEL/AIRPORT FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS UNTIL THEY BTING THE PRICES DOWN TONTHE LOCAL CITIES PRICES AND NOT HOTEL ROW PRICES OF BEVERLY HILLS IN ANY CiTY YOU GO TO.

    WE HAVE TO STOP BEING STUPID.

    UBER AND LYFT? GOD BLESS THEM . THERES A WAY WE FINALLY STOOD UP TO THE TAXIS REDICULOUS PRICES, AND WHY ARE CABS SO HIGH? BECAUSE THE DAMNED LICENSING, PERMITS, TAXES AND OTHER BUREAUCRATIC BULL TICKY THAT JUST PUTS MORE CORRUPT PAYOLA AND KICKBACK DOLLARS IN GOVERNMENT HANDS. DONT EVEN GET ME STARTED WITH INSURANCE GESTAPO, EXCUSE ME , COMPANIES.

    THIS ISNT CAPITALISM, THIS IS PURE MUCKY MUCK CORPORATE GREED AND IT DESTROYED AMERICA, may She rest in peace 1776-1999.

    BECAUSE IN NO WAY ARE WE A FREE COUNTRY ANY LONGER, KEEP THE EDUCATION EXPENSIVE SO YOU KEEP THE PEOPLE STUPID, EASIER TO CONTROL. YOURE WITNESSING THE BEGINNINGS OF THE NEXT CIVIL WAR HERE. AND ITS NOT ABOUT THE PRESIDENT. THE PRESIDENT IS A PUPPET OF THE HOUSE, CONGRESS AND SENATE, WHICH MADE YOU BELIEVE THEY COULDNT VOTE FOR SOMEONE LIKE DONALD TRUMP. THEY PLAYED US LIKE A STRATIVAROUS BECAUSE LOOK WHO IS GOING TO CONTROL THE COUNTRY IN THREE AREAS , THE REPUBLICANS, MR TRUMP ISNT THE PROBLEM, THAT IS. BECAUSE ALL OF THE WORKING PEOPLE AND THE MIDDLE AMERICAN HEARTLANDERS THAT BELIEVE THE RIGHT WING NEWS REPORTS , WHICH BY THE WAY ALL COME ILLEGALLY FROME ONE NREWS BEAREAU WHEN BY LAW HAS TO BE THREE FOR OBJECTIVITY, WHICH IS JUST SWAYED PROPAGANDA, WAIT AND SEE WHAT THE REPUBLICANS DO TO PRESIDENT TRUMP WHENNHE TRIES TO HELP YOU BUT ID VETOED OR VOTED OUT BY THE MAJORITY OF RHE REPUBLICAN HOUSE, SENATE AND CONGRESS WHO COULD GIVE A RATS ASS IF YOURE STARVING, AS LONG AS YOURE PAYING ON THEIR NEW LAWS AND PERMITS AND FEES TO KEEP THEM FROMG PAYING ANYTHING BECAUSE IN THIS WORLD IF YOU HAVE ENOUGH MONEY YOU ARE ABOVE THE LAW. MONEY = POWER the more MONEY THE MORE POWER AND THEN FEARLESS LEADER WILL PRESIDE OVER STUPID MOOSE AND SQUIRREL, THEN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF THE COMMUNIST STATES OF AMERICA, AND THEN BE THE DICTATOR OF THE WORLD MUAHHHHHHH!!! THEN see how much your parking will be. BIT COIN ONLY ACCEPTED HERE….. mark my words….

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