Planet Hollywood

367 Reviews
3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV89109
91% got a Vegas Hotel Deal
Planet Hollywood Hotel

Planet Hollywood Review Highlights

Recent Hotel Deals & Upgrades

Recent Room Upgrades: 0% 0/0
All Time Upgrades: 91% 282/310

Room Upgrade Reports

Stanley Eosakul
Saved:  $$100 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Hollywood Hip Room Strip View  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

Showed up at the hotel desk around 7pm to check-in for our New Years trip to Vegas. I was a little skeptical because it was a holiday visit and the hotel was probably busy, but decided to go for it. Didn’t really target a specific clerk, just the first one that was available. Placed a $20 bill sandwiched between my ID and CC and gave it to the clerk. The clerk asked “Is this for me?” to which I replied “Yes, I was wondering if there were any complimentary room upgrades available?” The clerk then nodded and placed the $20 in clear view on the desk. The clerk said “Just so we’re clear, this is for my excellent customer service.” I said “Of course.” The clerk started typing and asked me if a room with a fountain view would be ok (an upgrade from my original room) and I said “Yes, that would be wonderful.” And that was it. The clerk smiled and thanked me for the tip and I thanked the clerk for the excellent customer service. Worth it. Planet Hollywood is awesome!

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Tipped:  $40 Upgraded to  Premium Fountain View  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

We arrived at around 11 a.m. after getting off our flight. There was a decent queue of customers checking out so we really weren’t able to target any specific clerk. We were directed forward to a youngish woman in her 30’s, with two $20’s sandwiched between the license and credit card.

All we asked for is that our flight was early and we were hoping to check in early, if at all possible. Once she saw the money she immediately said, “let me see what I can do for you!” and proceeded to start typing away on the computer. Not only did she waive the early check in fee, but she upgraded us to a premium fountain view room that was considerably larger than the rest of the people in our group’s rooms after they had checked in. Overall, a very painless process that led to some fantastic views and a more enjoyable stay!

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Tipped:  $30 Upgraded to  PH Resort Vistas  from  Resort Room 

Came in at about 10PM, few people in line. Targeted a very nice young women, started small talk and explained to her it was my girlfriend and my first time in Las Vegas and it was also her birthday. Gave her the sandwich and she said an upgrade would definitely be available. Upgraded from a resort room to vista resort room which is their junior suite, complete with a huge bathroom and a soaking tub next to a nice window view of the strip. Checked in on a Sunday night and checked out on Thursday.

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Tipped:  $ Upgraded to    from   

After finding this site I decided to give it a try on my next trip to Vegas. I originally booked 2 standard (Hip) two queen bed rooms for 3 nights (there are four of us), no strip view. Since we had two rooms and there were four of us we decided to tip $50. We arrived around 5pm. Got through the line quickly and were called over by a gentleman to check in. I gave him the sandwich and told him any complimentary upgrades would be appreciated. We made small talk about sports and I told him we were in town for one of the guys’ birthday. He ended up upgrading us to Resort rooms (probably 50% bigger than Hip rooms) with a strip view. Our view was over the pool and towards the Cosmopolitan and Aria. The other room was towards Paris and the Bellagio. The bathrooms were large with a shower and tub and a sink on each side of the bathroom. Two big windows over looking the strip. Two comfy chairs to sit in. I’d say we did good. I looked online and found that normally these rooms are about $15-20 more than the room we originally booked. So $15 per night per room comes out to $180. So we saved $130.

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Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Premium Fountain View  from  Unsure 

Relatively busy due to big conference, with several people in front of me around 7pm. Was friendly to male clerk who initially seemed to be rushed when he called me up next, but handed sandwich when asked for card and ID, he immediately warmed up and was super cool, openly set the $20 aside, and said he’d look up what they had for complimentary upgrades. Was clearly absolutely acceptable practice and not awkward. Made some small talk about conference happening and how busy it was while he looked things up. Was very transparent about how busy they were, and said it was good timing before an expected rush later. Gave me a couple options and I picked a bigger room with great fountain view on higher floor. When we were done he thanked me as he picked up the tip, and since he kept the 20 on the table to the side through the process I got the clear vibe that he would have politely returned it if he couldn’t find anything. Happy I found this site earlier today. Be friendly and confident about it. If they can help you, I think they will given you’re not douchey, and it’s a nice courtesy for them to earn a 20 spot for making your stay a little nicer.

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Saved:  $$500 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  PH Strip Suite  from  PH Resort Vistas 

When I got there they asked me if I would like to check in via kiosk and I said I would wait to talk to a live person. I didn’t target any particular employee… just waited for the next available. I handed her my card and license with the $20 in between. Before I could even say anything she said “Ill see what I can do”.

She went In the back for 20 seconds and came back letting me know that she upgraded me from the ultra vista resort room to a “junior suite strip view “.

Probably the best view I’ve ever had in Vegas and I didn’t even have to ask. The $20 did most the talking.

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Mike Allen
Tipped:  $40 Upgraded to  PH Panorama Suite  from  Resort Room 

Arrived around noon on the Saturday before Labor Day, there wasn’t much of a line. Made some pleasant small talk with the clerk – we didn’t target anyone, went to the first person available. After talking about raising small kids and how nice it was to get away as a couple for once we delivered the tip. He thanked us nicely and we then asked if there were any upgrades available. He said he was sure he could help and then stepped to the back for a few minutes. He returned and said he could get us in one of the panorama king suites if we could wait a couple of hours. We happily obliged and checked our bags with the bell desk. He also told us to bypass the line when they texted us to let us know the room was ready – just use the platinum line and tell them we need to pick up keys. Everything went great!

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Saved:  $$1000 (4 nights) Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Resort Room  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

We arrived on a Sunday afternoon, and there was a long line, so they had a lot of staff checking people in. When it got to be our turn in line, the desk clerk clearly looked worn out, so I complimented her on how fast the line was moving. That cheered her up a little, and when she asked for my ID and credit card, I had the $20 bill between them. She smiled when she received the “sandwich” and thanked me. I then asked if there were any complimentary room upgrades, and we went from a “hip” room likely on the backside of the hotel to a roomy “resort vista” room on the top floor of the south tower overlooking the strip and the Bellagio fountains, with a huge bathroom and a view down the strip for miles. My wife was very impressed with my Vegas “know how”. Thanks, FrontDeskTrip!

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Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  PH Resort Vistas  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

We had a reservation for 3 nights, 2 of which were comped. Got to the hotel at on a Weds at 2pm, handed the sandwich to the clerk.  He did state that he had to ask if this was a gratuity or otherwise (apparently they now have a policy that they must ask).  Was upgraded from a Hollywood Hip room to a Resort Vista strip view room for no charge.  We had a great view of the Bellagio from the 19th floor.  Definitely worth the $20 (it would have been an extra $70/nite).

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Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Resort Room  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

Didn’t target a clerk because there was a line of 3-4 people. Checked in on a Monday about an hour after check in starts. I didn’t have to say anything once the clerk saw my 20 in the sandwich. He put it to the side and started typing away. He then pulled out a small binder and showed us the room he upgraded us to. We went from a small hollywood hip with no view to a LARGE resort room with a perfect view of the strip and Bellagio water show. Will do this again!

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Planet Hollywood Details

Planet Hollywood is a Las Vegas resort and casino that was founded in 1991 by Bryan Kestner, a former actor, producer and businessman. Kestner was the founder of the Hard Rock Café, which turned out to be highly successful. He believed his Planet Hollywood venture would be equally so. The company was pretty profitable initially, but things went downhill in the 20th century. Planet Hollywood had to change hands before things started to improve.

The casino has received support from numerous celebrities. It faced a history of financial problems due to poor management and was eventually sold to Caesars Entertainment in 2010. Under new management, it has become one of the most popular casinos in The Entertainment Capital of the World.

Well Known Celebrities Support Planet Hollywood Brand

Planet Hollywood is one of the best known casinos in the world. One of the reasons it is so famous is that a large number of celebrities have endorsed it over the years. A-list celebrities that support the casino include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Demi Demore and Sylvester Salone. The casino gave many of these actors free Esops in exchange for their patronage, which helped boost the brand.

However, the value of the publicity they provided declined as they got older and their performance in the box offices started to decline. According to the Economic Times, the casino’s revenues declined after they gold older, which contributed to the problems that led to the casino filing for bankruptcy twice.

After Caesar took over the ailing establishment, it has found new ways to leverage celebrities to boost its reputation. In a rather controversial move, Planet Hollywood recently hosted a showdown between GOP presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. Planet Hollywood has also recently provided accommodations to Pitbull, Janet Jackson and other leading celebrities, which is helping improve its brand.

Britney Spears has recently spent $100,000 to make a career comeback, which includes a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood. She will be making dozens of performances at the resort, which is expected to help create traction for both parties.

Customer Reviews of Planet Hollywood

Planet Hollywood is one of the highest rated casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. It is recommended by 86% of Expedia members that have visited it.

There are a number of reasons that Planet Hollywood is so strongly recommended. It is well-known for having attentive staff and providing fun activities, both for people that want to gamble or enjoy the resort. Many people have said that it is especially good for single people, since there aren’t many kids around. However, one of the biggest reasons that many people enjoy their stay at Planet Hollywood is that it is right in the center of the Strip, which makes it easy to enjoy their stay in Las Vegas.