Strat Las Vegas Enhances ‘Stratvantage’ Paid Parking Initiative

The Strat Las Vegas has added to the list of Strip casinos now charging for some of its self-parking spaces. Guests can pay for the majority of the third level of the parking garage, as well as select spots near the elevator banks on floors four through six, via the Stratvantage paid parking program. This is a recent development at the hotel-casino, which has been undergoing renovation since it was acquired by Golden Entertainment in 2017.

Oversize parking is still available at the Strat’s outdoor overflow lot across S. Las Vegas Blvd., but it too is no longer complimentary. Free self-parking does remain available for overnight guests in the parking garage on any floor other than the third.

The implementation of parking fees is a major change for Las Vegas, which for many decades provided free valet and self-parking. Some casinos have reversed course on self-parking, most notably the Wynn properties, which reimplemented free self-parking in 2019, while other casinos such as The Venetian and Palazzo, Treasure Island, and Circus Circus still offer complimentary parking. Resorts World, located on the Strip’s northern end, also opened with free valet and self-parking in June 2021, but recently announced charges.

Parking fees are often seen as an unwelcome addition to a guest’s stay, similar to resort fees. The Strat’s $39.95 daily resort fee is especially high for its rooms and can be a strain on a guest’s budget. With the resort fee and taxes, a weeknight booking at the Strat next month is advertised at $78.18 before parking.