The beginning of the end of free parking in Las Vegas is just around the corner. MGM Resorts just released their overly complicated parking fee structure for their 12 resorts in Las Vegas. I’ll break it down as simply as possible.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paid Parking Start Dates
 
Paid parking doesn’t begin at the same time at each of the MGM Resorts properties in Las Vegas. That would be way too simple. Here’s a breakdown of when and where MGM Resorts will begin charging for parking.
 
June 6 – ARIA, Vdara, Bellagio, Monte Carlo, & New York-New York
June 7 – Excalibur, Luxor & Circus Circus (valet only at Circus Circus)
June 8 – MGM Grand & The Mirage
June 13 – Mandalay Bay & Delano
 
Parking Fee Structure
 
Parking fees will be different depending on how long you stay parked, how you choose to park (self or valet) and where you visit. If you’re self-parked for more than one hour at the MGM Resorts properties listed above you will be subject to a parking fee.
 
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.
 
**Update: Vehicles parked for over 24 hours, there is an additional self-parking fee for additional day or fraction of a day over the first 24 hours. Fees are as follows: Excalibur, Luxor, & Monte Carlo is $8 and Aria, Bellagio, Delano Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Mirage, & New York – New York is $10
 
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.
 
**Update: For vehicles at valet for over 24 hours, there is an additional self-parking fee for additional day or fraction of a day over the first 24 hours. Fees are as follows: Excalibur, Luxor, & Monte Carlo is $13 and Aria, Bellagio, Delano Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Mirage, & New York – New York is $18.
 
Who Pays For Parking
 
Everyone that doesn’t live in Nevada or have a higher standing with the MLife players club will be subject to a parking fee if they self-park or valet at any of the MGM Resorts properties listed above. There will be an exception and your parking fees will be waived if you book your visit to an MGM Resorts property before May 19. If you book a reservation on or after May 19, 2016, for arrival on or after June 6, 2016, you’ll have to pay a self-parking and/or valet fee. This sounds like an incentive to book a visit to an MGM Resorts property in the next week.
 
M life members who are Pearl level and higher receive complimentary self-park. M life Rewards members level Gold and higher receive complimentary valet parking. MGM says that all complimentary parking is subject to availability. You can sign up for MLife here to potentially save money on parking fees.
 
Las Vegas locals and residents of Nevada as a whole will not have to pay for parking until the end of the year at the earliest. Nevada residents can self-park for free at any MGM Resorts property except during special events at least through Dec. 29. T-Mobile Arena event parking at New York-New York, Monte Carlo and part of Aria for events will cost between $10-30. You can find specific information here.
 
Parking fees are not part of the resort fee if you’re staying at an MGM Resorts hotel. This is an additional charge for your hotel room if you have a car. There are some interesting (I guess) in and out “privileges” for you. The 24-hour parking fee (self or valet) includes “in and out” privileges at your originating MGM Resort property and also includes the same “in and out” parking privileges at any other MGM Resort property within the same 24 hour period, subject to availability. You can’t mix and match valet and self-park. You must park the same at all locations.
 
That’s the long and short of the MGM Resorts parking fees. You can visit www.mgmresorts.com/parking for more information.
 

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