Planet Hollywood

339 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% 277/304

Room Upgrade Reports

Jason
02/23/2018
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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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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Dean
02/14/2018
Saved:  $$40 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Hollywood Hip Room Strip View  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

Was checking in with my girlfriend about three hours early. Already had five out of seven nights comped.
Wasn’t busy, walked up to the first available desk clerk.
Pleasantly greeted by a youngish male. I handed him my ID, Total Rewards card, Credit card with $20 inside…He said well we will certainly give you early check-in. I will see what I can find for you.
Upgraded us to 36th floor, same room type, beautiful view of the fountains across the street, along with the early check-in and a two for one coupon for Earl Of Sandwich.
Not upgraded to a larger room but really that is pretty good compared to what I could have had.
Just being nice and taking care of the desk clerk a little can make all the difference. If they can, they will take care of you too.

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Rick
01/16/2018
Saved:  $$300 Tipped:  $40 Upgraded to  PH Resort Vistas  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

My wife and I arrived in Vegas as first timers all the way from Australia. Checked in at around 11 am and there were only a few people in the check in queue. When it was my turn, I approached the staff with a big smile. We chatted for a short while. I handed my passport with the $40 inside. He smiled and asked if the money is for him. I told him, “Yes, it’s for you. Is there any complimentary upgrades available?” He said he will check and after a few seconds he said he found a better room with a view of the Bellagio fountain and the Eiffel Tower. He also waived the early check-in fee for us. When we got inside the room, we were amazed with the view (photo attached). It was a room on the 22nd floor. We enjoyed our 3 nights stay at PH.

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Brian
01/01/2018
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Unsure  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

I checked in early around 2pm. I can’t remember the clerks name but he was hispanic. Did the sandwich and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades. Clerk said they are allowed to accept tips but can’t make any guarantees and went right to work typing away. He asked if I wanted a view or larger room. I prioritized larger. We needed 2 queens for the 4 in our group. He did find us a strip view on the 11th floor that felt much larger than the pictures of the room I paid for. Overall satisfied.

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Jeffrey Freedman
12/27/2017
Saved:  $About $200 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  PH Resort Vistas  from  Resort Room 

I decided that I would give this a try after reading about it and checking it out. I was arriving in early December and checked the Planet Hollywood site, where it seemed like the prices were pretty low so I figured that the hotel would not be too busy. I arrived around noon on a Sunday and there were only a couple of people in line so I was targeting the clerk with the football jersey on (there were only four clerks and only one was wearing a jersey) since I figured I could chat football to find some common ground. As it worked out that did not happen and I ended up with another clerk and everything worked out just fine. I had the sandwich of $25 tucked in between my credit card and driver’s license and walked up to the counter. The clerk put the money aside and we began chatting about why I was in Las Vegas and about family and I did not say a word about the upgrade. He did some typing and a minute later said how would you like a junior suite (Ultra Resort Vista room from Ultra Resort room)? I of course replied that this would be great and Thank You very much and that was that. It was a totally painless experience and I figured that all it would cost me in a worst case scenario was $25. As long as the hotels are not too busy, the chances for getting an upgrade are probably pretty good. Plus, striking up a conversation with the clerk and establishing some common ground also helped. I’m happy that it worked out and would definitely do it again.

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Dave
12/16/2017
Saved:  $70 Tipped:  $50 Upgraded to  Resort Room  from  Unsure 

My cousin had a basic comped room (assuming it was basically whatever the cheapest room they had available was). I took his license, credit card, and did the sandwich with a $50.

Was upgraded to a newly remodeled Resort Room with a view of the fountains.

Didn’t really target one specific clerk since it was mostly younger women working. We checked in on a Monday night around 10 PM.

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KP
11/09/2017
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Resort Room  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

I approached the most outgoing clerk at the front desk and chatted him up on his day, his job and why we were in Las Vegas. When he asked for ID and CC I handed him the $20 dollar sandwich and asked if there was any way he could hook us up, it would be greatly appreciated. He set the bill aside and said he would see what he could do. He then waived the early check-in fee and got us a room upgrade for the same rate as the booked room. Once I confirmed the room rate he took his tip and completed the transaction.

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Fran
10/30/2017
Saved:  $+200$ Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Premium Fountain View  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

I read about it and I wanted to give it a try. With 20$ I got an upgrade to 22nd floor premium ultra hip with mountain view room. Totally worth it.

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AP
09/21/2017
Saved:  $$500 Tipped:  $50 Upgraded to  PH Resort Vistas  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

Did not target a clerk but got a clerk that seemed to be having a bad day based on interactions with previous guests checking in. Tried the sandwich trick with a $50 bill and the clerk immediately knew what was up. She immediately thanked me and began typing away on her computer stating that she would help us out. It was only two of us so I requested a resort Vista room overlooking the Bellagio Fountains rather than a full on suite. The clerk was surprised that I knew what room I wanted. After several minutes, she gave me several options and we decided on the best room with that view. Ended up with a perfect view of the fountains, Paris Eiffel Tower, and the rest of the strip. The room was also about 1/3 bigger than a regular room and had a huge tub for two people that overlooked the Eiffel Tower and fountains. $50 well spent imho!

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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.