Where to Park For Cheap in Downtown Las Vegas [Rates & Map]

Find a parking spot is a major issue in Downtown Las Vegas. However, there are still some cheap (and in some cases free) parking options available in the area. So, I visited all of the major parking garages around Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas to find the best ones.

Parking is free for guests at all Downtown hotels except Four Queens and Binion’s. Non-guests can park at the following garages for free:

GarageCostTime
Plaza Hotel & CasinoFree1 hour or less
Neonopolis Free1 hour or less
The D Casino Casino & HotelFree (valet only)1 day
Golden Nugget Hotel & CasinoFree (valet only)1 day
El Cortez Hotel & CasinoFree (valet only)1 day
Main Street Station CasinoFree (valet only)1 day
California Hotel & CasinoFree (valet only)1 day
Fremont Hotel & CasinoFree (valet only)1 day
Golden Gate Hotel & CasinoFree (valet only)1 day

Although valet is free at most hotels, you are expected to tip. A couple of the self-park garages also have free parking, but only for a limited number of hours. If you want to park for more than a few hours, there are some other really simple ways to get free parking (like getting your parking validated) that I’ll cover in the next section.

If you would rather just pay for parking and be done with it, the daily rates for all the garages are listed towards the bottom of this page. You’ll be able to pick the cheapest one that’s the closest to the attractions you want to see.

How To Get Free Parking In Downtown Las Vegas

When you enter a parking garage you are always given a ticket. This is the same ticket that you put in the machine as you leave the garage in order to pay. If you get this parking ticket “validated” before you leave, you won’t have to pay for parking. The entire fee will be waived.

You want to get your parking validated in the casino before you leave the garage.

Most casinos in Downtown Las Vegas will validate (or stamp) your ticket if you spend enough money on the property. They do this to reward paying customers. And surprisingly, you don’t actually have to spend a lot of money to get validated.

Usually if you dine, gamble or shop on the property, the hotel staff will be happy to validate your parking. In most cases you won’t have to spend more than $20 or $30, although every casino has a different criteria for validation.

To get your parking validated, simply talk to the pit boss or cashier at the casino. Or if you eat at a restaurant, talk to the manager before you leave. In the next section, I’ll list the requirements for parking validation at all of the casinos in Downtown Las Vegas.

Downtown Garages With Free or Cheap Parking

There are over a dozen hotels and shopping centers in Downtown Las Vegas that have parking garages. I added all of these garages to the map below. The entrances to the garages are marked with a “P” so that you can easily find them. You can zoom in to get a closer look.

Below I listed out the self-park rates and validation policies for all of the garages that offer free or cheap parking. Personally, I like to park at the Plaza Hotel and eat at Oscars Steakhouse. That way, I automatically get my parking validated. But any of these hotels are quality options.

Plaza Hotel & Casino

  • Hotel Guests: Free
  • Free Valet: Hotel guests only
  • Free Parking Validation: At Oscars Steakhouse or the casino (based on play).
  • Self-Park Garage Rates: (in the table below)
CostTime
Free1 hour
$54 hours or less
$104 hours or more

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino

  • Hotel Guests: Free
  • Free Valet: No
  • Free Parking Validation: By earning 25 points at the casino, or by spending $25 at any of the on-property restaurants, bars or pools.
  • Self-Park Garage Rates: (in the table below)

Monday-Thursday:

CostTime
$82-hours
$102-4 hours
$124-12 hours
$1512-24 hours

Friday-Sunday: Flat rate of $15 every 24 hours.

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino

  • Hotel Guests: Free
  • Free Valet: Yes
  • Parking Validation: By gaming or going to on-property shows and restaurants.
  • Self-Park Garage Rates: (in the table below)
CostTime
$5per hour
$20 (daily max)24 hours

The D Casino & Hotel

  • Hotel Guests: Free
  • Free Valet: Yes
  • Parking Validation: By gaming or going to on-property shows and restaurants.
  • Self-Park Garage Rates: (in the table below)
CostTime
$3per hour

Four Queens

  • Hotel Guests: No – $3 daily
  • Free Valet: No
  • Parking Validation: By gaming or going to on-property shows and restaurants.
  • Self-Park Garage Rates: (in the table below)
CostTime
$2per hour
$10 (daily max)24 hours

Binion’s Hotel Casino

  • Hotel Guests: No – $3 daily
  • Free Valet: No
  • Parking Validation: By gaming or going to on-property shows and restaurants.
  • Self-Park Garage Rates: (in the table below)
CostTime
$2per hour
$10 (daily max)24 hours

Main Street Station Casino Brewery Hotel

  • Hotel Guests: Free
  • Free Valet: Yes
  • Parking Validation: By gaming or spending at least $20 at on-property restaurants.
  • Self-Park Garage Rates: (in the table below)
CostTime
$8per day (Monday-Thursday)
$15per day (Friday-Sunday)

California Hotel & Casino

  • Hotel Guests: Free
  • Free Valet: Yes
  • Parking Validation: By gaming or spending at least $20 at on-property restaurants.
  • Self-Park Garage Rates: (in the table below)
CostTime
Free30 minutes or less
$8per day (Monday-Thursday)
$15per day (Friday-Sunday)

Fremont Hotel & Casino

  • Hotel Guests: Free
  • Free Valet: Yes
  • Parking Validation: By gaming or spending at least $20 at on-property restaurants.
  • Self-Park Garage Rates: (in the table below)
CostTime
$8per day (Monday-Thursday)
$15per day (Friday-Sunday)

Golden Gate Hotel & Casino

  • Hotel Guests: Free
  • Free Valet: Yes
  • Parking Validation: By gaming or going to on-property shows and restaurants.
  • Self-Park Garage Rates: (in the table below)
CostTime
$3per hour
$20 (daily max)24 hours

El Cortez Hotel & Casino

  • Hotel Guests: Free
  • Free Valet: Yes
  • Parking Validation: By gaming or going to on-property shows and restaurants.
  • Self-Park Garage Rates: (in the table below)
CostTime
$5per day (Monday-Friday)
$10per day (Saturday-Sunday)

Fremont Street Experience Parking Garage

It’s not cheap, but this is by far the easiest garage to find in Downtown Las Vegas. It’s located in the center of the action, so you can’t miss the building. I have never seen this lot completely full, so you can be sure that parking is available.

CostTime
$4per hour
$20 (daily max)24 hours

Neonopolis

The Neonopolis Garage is located directly across the street from the Fremont Street Experience Garage. You’ll find the entrance to this underground lot on N 4th Street. Just be aware that it can be difficult to get out of this garage during peak hours.

CostTime
Free1 hour or less
$32 hours
$53 hours
$74 hours
$9 (daily max)24 hours

Container Park

This is a small lot across the street from the Container Park. It fills up fast, but it’s super convenient if you’re able to grab a spot. If you’re visiting the Container Park but can’t find a spot here, I recommned you try the next lot on the list.

CostTime
$3per hour (5 hours max)

Llama Lot

Llama Lot is a huge outdoor lot located across the street from Atomic Liquors. It’s a little bit out of the way if you’re going to the casinos on Fremont Street. But if you want to check out Fremont Street East, Llama lot is the way to go. It’s also an overflow lot for the Container Park.

CostTime
$1per hour
$5 (flat rate)after 6 pm and on weekends
$6 (daily max)24 hours

Is Free Parking in Downtown Las Vegas Worth The Effort?

It’s really easy to get free parking in Downtown Las Vegas. If you plan on eating at one of the restaurants located in the casino you parked at, you’ll usually be able to validate your parking ticket. The same is true if you plan on gambling.

Since it’s easy to do, I would argue that it’s worth the extra time it takes to get free parking. However, if you plan on hopping from casino to casino without spending too much money at any one in particular, you probably won’t be able to validate your parking ticket. If that’s you, I wouldn’t worry…

Parking is way cheaper in Downtown Las Vegas than it is on the strip. Many of the hotels on Fremont Street won’t charge you more than $10-$15 max, for a 24 hour period. If you’re only visiting Fremont Street for a few hours you probably won’t pay more than $10 in parking fees. Just park at one of the garages with low rates.

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