Planet Hollywood

356 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: 100% 2/2
All Time Upgrades: 91% 280/308

Room Upgrade Reports

K.Sav
02/11/2019
Saved:  $Up to $12 Tipped:  $50 Upgraded to  Unsure  from  Unsure 

Not my best experience, but it was still a nice(ish) hotel.

I checked in on 2/5/19 at about 10 p.m. for a 3 night stay, and decided to go with $50 instead of $20, I used the regular line other successful guests posted on here. The young lady placed it to the side and began typing so comically fast I was sure she wasn’t typing words. She noted that I booked a king and she was going to go in the back to see if there were any upgrades. She came back and showed me my room on the map and I was on my way. She did note they were almost full in the hotel and she did her best, and thanked me. I’m not quite sure how they would have been booked because it was pretty dead the entire time I was here. There were some Lunar New Year stragglers but not as many guests as I’ve seen this hotel hold.

The room I walked into was 2 queens instead of a king. The view wasn’t great because most of it was the Hilton next door and the roof of the Mall/parking below. The room was sparsely decorated with a small side table and a lamp that looked like eggs. The laminate on the dresser had begun to lift which ended up catching my pant leg and snapping off later in the trip. The carpet on my floor was also buckled in several areas which wasn’t a problem when I first arrived, but became one when I was tired and dragging my feet a bit more than normal.

All in all, while I was aware that a sizable upgrade is often a leap, I found myself disappointed with the upgrade. I checked online and saw that a 2 queen upgrade was $4 per night extra. Such is life though, while I personally wouldn’t have accepted a $50 tip for a $12 upgrade, perhaps she wasn’t aware of the trick. She was still nice enough to warrant a tip so I wasn’t too broken up over it.

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Andrew
06/01/2019
Saved:  $Unsure Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Premium Fountain View  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

Placed a folded $20 between my ID and Credit Card, told the clerk we’d appreciate whatever he could do to get us a good room. Said he could get us a high level room with a view of The Bellagio fountains, asked if that sounded alright to us, we said that’d be great. He then asked if the $20 was a tip for his service? We said yes, and enjoyed our great view the next 3 nights.

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Brian
04/06/2019
Saved:  $Thousands Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  PH Panorama Suite  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

It wasn’t busy when I checked in. Tipped $20 openly, not between credit card and license. I asked if it was possible to get room upgrade. Nothing more specific. She asked if I would like a suite. I said sure. I went from regular remodeled room to ULTRA PANORMA CORNER SUITE OVERLOOKING THE EIFEL TOWER AND THE BELLAGIO FOUNTAINS – over. 1000 sq foot room with sweeping views on high floor. Moreover, the 5 nights had already been Comped for no Apparent reason as I’ve never stayed there before! Best $20 ever spent!!!! Even window from bathtub could see fountains.

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Tim Schutz
07/17/2015
Saved:  $Over $100 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  PH Strip Suite  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

Checked in for a conference for work. I had $20 on the counter as I handed the clerk my ID and credit card. He asked if I was looking for an upgrade. I said sure.

After a couple minutes he upgraded us from a run of the mill Hollywood Hip Room to a Strip Suite with a view of the pool area. Not the greatest view, but a ton more room, a sweet bathroom with a giant circular jetted tub, and a sitting area. My wife was impressed. And that’s all the mattered.

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Ruben Green
06/25/2018
Saved:  $Not sure, but we were comped for 6 nights; only paid for one, not including resort fees. Tipped:  $40 Upgraded to  Premium Fountain View  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

We arrived about 11:30 a.m., so there was only one clerk. I decided I would try $40 just to make it worth the clerk’s effort. I handed over the sandwich and said, “I was wondering if there was a comped upgrade available.” She said, “Let me see what we have for you.” My heart sank because I thought she was just going to give me my reserved room. She said she was giving me a high floor with a view and a nicer room. The room was on the 20th floor in the south tower overlooking the Bellagio fountains. It was all I could have asked for. I don’t know that I have ever spent a better $40. Our stay was for 6 nights. Our flight home didn’t leave until 11 p.m. They comped us another night in the same upgraded room. I would recommend Planet Hollywood to anyone. Also, I, too, was nervous about asking for the comped upgrade (especially since 5 of my 6 nights were already comped), but the clerk didn’t even wince. It seemed to me that she was comfortable with the request even if she had been unable to fulfill it. So, if anyone is thinking of asking, I encourage you to ASK. If it is denied, it will probably be done politely and you will not be forced to feel embarrassed.

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Ashley
06/19/2017
Saved:  $not checked Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Resort Room  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

Arrived there and was a bit nervous- never tried the trick before but heard a lot of good stories!
The lady was very friendly, we talked a little and I handed the 20 USD to her, kindly asking if an upgrade is possible. She smiled and checked, we got a resort room with strip view, huge bathroom with two sinks, huge living room- and the view was stunning! Couldn’t believe it worked!
So, I highly recommend to give the trick a try- be friendly and talk to them!
Amazing- I still can’t believe it 🙂

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Grant&Victoria
08/07/2015
Saved:  $Heaps Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  PH Strip Suite  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

We arrived about 1:30 pm there was quite a long line but moving quickly. When we approached the counter we were greeted by a friendly man, we had our $20 bill ready to go in our ID and CC. When he asked if we wanted an upgrade we handed him the “sandwich” and asked if there were any complimentary room upgrades available with a view of the fountains, he didn’t see the $20 right away, but when he did he smiled and said “i’ll just have a look”. After a bit of typing and looking he said “there is a great room available it is just being made up , if you want to put your bags in the lobby lock up have a look around for a couple of hours it will be well worth it.”

Worth it it was, 50th floor beautiful view over looking the pool, the magnificent Bellagio fountains and both ways down the strip including the Eiffel tower at Paris. Huge room, lovely bathroom, big tv massive bed. Couldn’t ask for anything more. Made an awesome trip even better.

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Gil
09/20/2017
Saved:  $Appx $70 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Hollywood Hip Room Strip View  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

Just stood inline, sandwiched my $20 , and got the next available clerk. It was 2 pm on a wed (currently it’s September 20th). Said nothing when he received the Sammy, asked what brought me to Vegas and “let’s see what I can do for you *looking up reservation*” I booked a one night comp stay in a smoking room with 2 queens, I received a 2 bed bellagio fountain view, non smoking room on the 14th floor and waived early check in fee.

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Kari
02/16/2018
Saved:  $Approx $80/night Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Premium Fountain View  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

We checked in around 8 pm on a Sunday. We didn’t target any particular clerk, just went to the next available one. I handed over our $20 sandwich and she began thanking us profusely. I then asked if there were any complementary upgrades available for the time we were there. She said oh yes, let me see what I can get you! We got upgraded from their most basic room to a resort room on the 20th floor facing the Bellagio fountains. Best $20 spent

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Scooter
02/18/2017
Saved:  $Approx $177 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Unsure  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

I booked a Hollywood Hip room for 3 nights. I had read about the sandwich and decided to give it a shot. A few days before my stay I received an email from PH, offering to upgrade my room to the Ultra-Hip for $59/night. When I checked in I went to the next available desk person, handed him the sandwich and asked if there were any Complimentary Upgrades available. He said YES, and proceeded to upgrade me to the Ultra-Hip room with a strip view and thanked me for my tip. My wife and I were very happy with the room. They are recently remodeled, even the hallways have been re-done.

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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.