Planet Hollywood

350 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% 278/305

Room Upgrade Reports

solace77
09/27/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Resort Room  from  Deluxe Room 

We got the room thru a deal on fat wallet ($59, $59, $179 plus 2for1 buffet and free show tix etc, no club card required). My husband did the checking in with the $20 under the card asking for any upgrades. He was told that we were already upgraded to a 100sq ft more (resort room). My husband asked if there were any other complementary upgrades available descretely flashing the $20. The clerk then pulled out a sheet with prices for upgrades if we wanted them. The clerk then grabbed the CC and the twenty dropped on the counter and he didn’t seem to know what to do with it. My husband ended up leaving it with the clerk in the end (although he was kind of mad the $20 didn’t work like we expected.) The resort rooms are nice but we were on the 9th floor with a view of a roof/wall with the eiffel tower above it.

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tomy77
09/19/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Resort Room  from  Deluxe Room 

Booked via hotel website with promo code.
Upon check-in, asked for complimentary upgrade. No go, room full he said. Then slipped the $20 bill, and a few keystrokes later, upgraded to bigger room with the strip view(19th floor i think).
Tried to push for the suite, no go, full he said.

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cslasher
09/10/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Resort Room  from  Deluxe Room 

Booked with the gas saving package for $89 each night and a $40 gas credit on their website, so it comes around to $69 a night. I casually handed the guy my cards with the $20, he immediately knew what’s going on. Told him would like to get a nicer room. He gave me a deluxe room on the 38th floor directly in front of the Bellagio fountain. The view was great, then the guy called me up to see if it’s up to my liking. I told him I prefer nicer room over views. So he told me to come down and gave me the resort room on the 23th floor instead. He told me he would have gave me an even nicer room but I arrived late at night and all the better ones were out, after typing on the computer for a few minutes.

Definetly worth it for the bigger room and the way better bathroom.

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zrajani
09/10/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Suite w/ complimentary rollaway  from  Standard Room 

Walked op stuck the 20 in between the cc and dl asked if there were any upgrades got upgraded to a suite from the deluxe room, gorgeous suite great view it was a good investment.

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Kumarkid83
09/08/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Orchid Strip Suite  from  Deluxe Room 

Used a travelzoo special to find a room for $149 a night since it was last minute and all the rooms available were at hotels were at regular price (no specials.) Asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available while showing the 20 under the credit card. Worked out great! Not only that, got to hang out with Mike Tyson and his, “posse!!!!”

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EmptyWallet2006
08/11/2006
Tipped:  $50 Upgraded to  Resort Room  from  Deluxe Room 

I put a $20 bill between my DL. and Credit Card and handed them to the female clerk. She handed the $20 dollar bill back to me and I asked if they had any complimentary upgrades. She said that my reservation had a “speical note” and she would need to speak to her manager. When she came back she said that I had been upgraded to a Resort Room with a view of New York New York and Monte Carlo. After she told me how to get to my room I handed her the $20 back.

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DragonD
08/02/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Resort Room  from  Deluxe Room 

Stayed at Alladin on 8/2-8/5 with the $50 deal on this site. Came late around midnight to check in and the front desk guy said that there were no more views of the strip and no non smoking rooms availible. Handed him my CC and ID with $20 folded with it and asked him if there was anything that he could do for Non Smoking since I was not willing to stay in a smoking room no matter how nice. He took the items and walked over to another computer with some other guy and saw him talking to another guy. He came back and said that he found a non smoking room. Got to our room and it was a Resort room instead of a Deluxe that I booked, non smoking, and a high floor but no strip view, but it was an awesome view of the mountains and valley.

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jslitz78
07/31/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Resort Room  from  Standard Room 

Nice young woman asked for my id. i gave it to her with a 20 underneath and asked for a complimentary upgrade. she typed away and said she would see about it. upgraded from standard room to resort room with a view (larger room with couch and coffee table plus standup shower and free standing tub- view of strip… bellagio fountains and alladin pool).

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reever9
07/29/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Regular Room /w View  from  Regular Room 

I just spent a 4 days at the Aladdin and I tried the 20 dollar trick and it worked without any problems. I asked about any upgrades and the guy looked down at my credit card and saw the 20 and said “no problem” They upgrade was only for a view of the Bellagio and pool but it being the same time as the Hooters International Pageant it was well worth the 20 spot. I was hoping we were getting the deluxe room with the couch but it was the low end room on the 32nd floor. When I inquired about a suite the guy at the desk told me that the low level suites only have a king size bed there is very little privacy and since we requested two queens we would be better off with the view.

This might not be the right forum to vent but we had a great time while we were there but some of the dealers and the girl at the sports book were down right miserable. I grew up around Atlantic City and never have I seen such disrespect out of people that the last time I checked were working for tips. The rest of the hotel staff were great but a lot of the gaming people brought us down a bunch. I would definetely stay there again but I think I will taking my gaming business across the street.

Also, one more warning. Check your credit card bill a few days after check out. We bought a few bottles of water at the ABC store in the mall at the Aladdin. When the maids cleaned our room and saw some empty water bottles on the counter and in the trash they charged us 4.99 per bottle as if we had drank the special Aladdin water. Even though the bottles were a different size and color they are told to charge any empty water bottles to the room. I had to call the Aladdin accounting to get the charge removed. What a pain and What a scam…Boo Aladdin!!! I bet they make millions a year on fradualent water charges to people that don’t check their credit card bills thoroughly enough.

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Malkay
07/02/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Upgraded Room  from  Regular Room 

I stayed at the Aladdin this past Sunday 7/2 – 7/6 and also paid $49.99 for the room. I’d actually booked 2 rooms because we were a party of 4. I asked if any upgrades were available and the check-in agent said “yes, at a price”… i told him to look and he offered me the bellagio fountains view (the upgrade that everyone seems to get on here), so when I asked how much it cost he told me not to worry about it.

I pulled out my AMEX and stuck a 10 dollar bill underneath and handed it to him. As he starting putting in our info, another check-in agent came over and told him that he was trying to give his guests one of the rooms that was being taken. So our guy gave it back and looked up at me and told me that he’d just upgrade us again. We ended up with joining rooms, one of which was big enough to comfortably fit all 4 of us.

In a nutshell, Aladdin check-in staff seem the most open to taking “tips” for room upgrades in vegas. Be sure to check out McCormick’s & Schmick’s happy hour (3:30pm – 6:00) for a $2 1/2 lb burger and fries!

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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.