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Mark’s Top 5 rooms in Las Vegas: #4 The Cosmopolitan Terrace One Bedroom

It usually requires a jacuzzi in order for a room to make it on this list but the Japanese soaking tub looking out over the terrace makes up for the lack of bubbles.  You can see pictures of the room in my Cosmopolitan overview post.
Rates run about $240 during the week and $330 on the weekend, but I have seen them as low as $150.  That is about $50 more than a basic room City room, but you get a 110 sq ft terrace, an extra 150 sq ft  of space inside and a larger bathroom with separate shower and soaking tub. Robes and slippers are also provided. After a long day of gambling and partying, these things make a big difference. Continue reading Mark’s Top 5 rooms in Las Vegas: #4 The Cosmopolitan Terrace One Bedroom

Art-o-mat Machines at the Cosmopolitan

(updated June 4, 2015)
Here is another lesser known, but neat thing to check out while in Las Vegas.  The Art-o-mat machines located around the Cosmopolitan.  I have seen two   by the Wicked Spoon buffet on the 2nd floor. one on the 3rd floor by the sitting area at the top of the escalator (not far from the Secret Pizza place), one in the heavily trafficked area on the 2nd floor in front of Stitched and one on the ground level  by the Lucky Cat exhibit.

The Art-o-mat machines are reconditioned cigarette machines that now dispense art and jewelry in cigarette pack sized boxes for $5.  The inventory does rotate and everything appears to be handmade, so it is worth checking out on every trip as far as I am concerned.

Here are a few examples from a recent trip.  On the left is a hanging “mosaic whimsy” piece made by Janie Reavis-Cox from Stigler, Oklahoma.  On the right is a pair of earrings made by Crystal Ladd, who has additional pieces available at deflora.etsy.com.  We also found painted wood blocks, necklaces, and merit badges.

You can’t see the exact item you will get before you put your money in and pull the handle, but you can see a basic description.  Each item is only $5, so give it a shot.  It might just be the best gambling deal in Vegas.

To see a machine in action, check out this YouTube video.
Note that the machine in the video takes tokens and the machine that are at the Cosmopolitan have bill acceptors.