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

Kevin Eells
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Mountain Luxury Room  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

I was checking in on a Saturday night for one night only, around 7pm. I always find the most success at night with a one night stay. The clerk was super nice as soon as I gave her “the sandwich”. Without me asking for an upgrade, she asked what I was looking for, strip view or more square footage. I said more square footage, but she actually set me up with both. I had a room on a high floor with a pretty massive bathroom, and a lot more space than a standard room. I was facing the strip. She asked me if I parked, but since I flew she instead comped my late check out because my flight was late at night. Super quick and friendly transaction!

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Saved:  $$100+ Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Premium Fountain View  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

Placed a folded $20 between my ID and CC, told the clerk we’d appreciate whatever he could do to find us a great room. Found one with view of Bellagio fountains, asked if that was alright, we said that sounded good. He then asked if the $20 was a tip for his service, we said yes and enjoyed our view the next 3 nights.

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Saved:  $1000 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  PH Boulevard Suite  from  Hollywood Hip Room Strip View 

I was just called next, however, my clerk was the only one on the other side of the large pillar that is at the front desk, so she was a bit away from the others.
We got to the hotel around 10pm and checked in by 1005pm. When I got to the counter, i just made friendly small talk leading up to the check-in process. Once she asked for the ID I handed her the ‘$20 sandwich” and just asked nicely if there were any available upgrades. She checked a few moments on the computer, went to go confer with her manager, and came back and was gladly able to get us a SWEET upgrade.

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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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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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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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Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Premium Fountain View  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

I read the reviews on this website right before we checked in. First time Vegas goer I didn’t know what to expect. I sandwhiched a $20 between license and card. She smiled after she saw the bill and said she would see what she could do.

I thanked her and continued to tell her it was my first time in Vegas and I was hoping for a window room. She ended giving me two options. The room we got on the 30th floor or a strip view resort room which was a bigger and nicer room but it didn’t have the Bellagio fountain view. I asked her opinion as I didn’t know and she quickly responded back with the fountain view.

She was extremely pleasant and helpful. We waited in line about 20 minutes which wasn’t too bad but definitely worth the upgrade! We will be back!

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Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Unsure  from  Premium Fountain View 

We checked in on Saturday afternoon, we didn’t have to wait, we didn’t target any clerk, we just walked up to the one waiting for us at the front desk, handed the clerk with my ID and credit card with a $20 bill between, my credit card is clear and see-through, so the clerk saw the $20 right away, the clerk put that aside, I asked if the clerk could find us a room with nice fountain view. We originally booked the premium fountain view room but wanted to make sure the room we’d stay would have good fountain view, not the view from tiny windows. The clerk told us that he /she found a much larger room with a great fountain view. The room was large, it wasn’t like a suite but it was a large room with gorgeous fountain view, we are not sure if we got an upgrade but we were very happy with the room. When we came back and saw the receipt for the hotel room charge, we noticed that they charged us LESS than we were originally quoted for on our reservation confirmation. (We booked directly through their website)

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Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Premium Fountain View  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

Just gave the sandwich and asked for a nice room. He acknowledged, thanked me and found the room.

Arrived around 1pm, he mentioned no early check-in fee, but I didn’t have the impression there would have been one anyway.

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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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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.

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Customer Reviews of Planet Hollywood

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