Free Parking Ends at Planet Hollywood and Miracle Mile Shops
We told you paid parking at Miracle Mile Shops and Planet Hollywood was in the works nine months ago, now it’s official.
It was fun while it lasted.
The previously free self-parking will now cost $12 (up to four hours) and $15 for 24 hours, according to the Las Vegas Sun. The first hour is free.
Parking continues to be free for Planet Hollywood hotel guests, per the hotel. Parking is free for Platinum, Diamond and Seven Star tier levels of the Caesars Rewards loyalty club.
Unlike at other Caesars Entertainment casinos in Las Vegas, locals don’t get a pass on paid parking.
We first caught wind of the change back in Oct. 2020.
We’re told Miracle Mile Shops is expected to generate about $100,000 a month in revenue from paid parking.
Caesars Entertainment resorts have had paid parking for some time, but Miracle Mile Shops has remained free because it’s not owned by Caesars. Planet Hollywood guests have benefited.
The owners are Miller Capital Advisory and CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System), which we didn’t know until we started typing this sentence.
While it’s a bummer Miracle Mile Shops will now charge for parking, the reality is it’s tough having a free self-park garage when everyone around you has paid parking.
The list of Strip casinos with free parking has dwindled, but there are several that still have it, including Tropicana, TI, Venetian and Palazzo, Casino Royale, Circus Circus, Wynn and Encore and The Strat.
On the bright side, pretty much everywhere else in the world has paid parking. All right, we’re using the term “bright side” liberally, but you know what we mean.
Seriously, though, ask people in New York, Chicago or L.A. if they think $15 is a lot to park somewhere for 24 hours.
Still, there’s no sugar-coating it. Parking fees suck.
Don’t cry because it ended, smile because it happened.