Planet Hollywood

354 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: 50% 1/2
All Time Upgrades: 91% 279/307

Room Upgrade Reports

LockedOut
05/17/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  North Tower /w View  from  Regular Room 

I tried the $20 trick at the Aladdin on a $59 night players club rate and was told no upgrades were available for player club rates so I pulled back the $20 and asked for a room with a view…she gave us a nice King room in the North tower on the 26th floor facing the fountains!

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edanib
05/16/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Resort Room  from  Standard Room 

I just returned from the Aladdin. At the front desk, we asked the lady to check and see if there were any complimentary upgrades, slid the 20.00 under the credit card. She said sure and upgraded us from a standard deluxe to a resort room with a great view, a couch, and his and her sinks.

Simple as pie, no tricks or magic words

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cwn97t
05/14/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Regular Room /w View + Jacuzzi  from  Regular Room 

Stayed 3 night at Aladdin $49/night, asked for a room upgrade, front desk said no at first, but when he saw my bill under my credit card, he put my bill and credit card on the keyboard, then did a lot of typing, and asked me if smoking is ok for me… I accepted it, it was on 33rd floor with a view to the Paris tower and Bellagio fountain + a Jaccuzz in the bathroom.

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mrredskin
05/12/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Room /w View  from  Room 

Just rolled back in from Vegas and the Aladdin about 30 minutes ago. Stayed at Aladdin May 7-11, checked in around 12:20am Monday morning. Handed the girl my card with the 20 underneath and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades. She said she would check. After about 3-4 minutes of typing around, she said she had one for me on the 23rd floor (top floor of that set of elevators) that is normally 50 more per night. It was a good view, although it was on the south strip side. Bathroom was insanely large. Separate glass shower, bath tub, separate crapper, two sinks across the room from each other. Spacious enough sleeping area with a somewhat small couch. Two very large windows. BUT BUT BUT… my other friend who checked in some other guys got a room that was the EXACT same setup as mine, and did not tip the clerk. They didn’t have as good of a view as us or as high up, but still got the same type of room. Didn’t complain, tho, because I loved it for 69/night + 20 tip. Even got to see the Boardwalk get blown up at like 2:30 in the morning. I forgot what morning it was

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kevininsocal
05/07/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Jr. Suite /w Panoramic Strip View  from  Standard Room 

just got back from the Aladdin (may 7-10) and the $20 trick worked great.

i put the folded 20 under my license and as i handed it to the guy i said “i was wondering if any room upgrades might be available.”

he moved close to the desk, held the license close to himself, quickly slid the bill out far enough to see the denomination, then covered it again. he started typing and said, “just a moment, sir, i’ll see what i can do.”

a few seconds later, he handed back my license, the 20 had magically disappeared, and he said “i’ve upgraded you to a junior suite with a panoramic strip view.”

the jr. suite is nice, it’s located at the front of the tower with curved walls, facing the strip . mine had 5 windows, so the curvature allowed for a great view. the suite wasn’t as large as some i’ve stayed in, but the bathroom was nice (one window above the tub) and had a tv you could watch from the bath or the shower. also, being located at the end of the hall, it was very quiet.

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Mikawl
04/28/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Room /w View  from  Room 

Was in Vegas this past weekend from April 28th to May 1st. Checked in around 10PM at the Aladdin and slipped the $20 under my ID and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades. The girl searched and found a resort room ($50 more per night) but it was snatched by another front desk clerk before she could secure it. She kept looking diligently but found nothing and gave my $20 back. She found a room on the pool level that was slightly larger (large bathroom with dual sinks, separate tub and separate shower with seat) and literally steps aways from the pool. I tipped her a $5 for her trouble anyway. She told me to come back the next day and she would check again but I was happy with the location/size of the room she gave us. The trick definitely works!!

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mitsudriver
04/15/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Resort Room  from  Deluxe Room 

Just got back from the Aladdin. Stayed April 15th-19th. Asked if there were any upgrades available while flashing a $20 and the guy said let me check. Tapped on the computer for a minute then said he could “hook me up” with a resort room on the 15th floor overlooking the Bellagio fountain. So It worked like a charm. The guy at checkin knew exactly what was going on. Aladdins comps were nice too played very little and ended up with 2 free buffets, a tee shirt, a coffee cup, $50 in free slot play, and $16 Cash Back. Probably didn’t spend more than 4 hours total in the casino the whole time we were there and only played the slots. I’m a $20 tip believer.

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amandaw33
04/09/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Resort Room  from  Standard Room 

My boyfriend and I stayed at Aladdin with his brother/wife from April 9-16th. Line was really long at checkin, my boyfriend waited with our bags, and I went up with the other couple to check in.

We asked for available upgrades with a $50 in hand, the clerk said no immediately. We showed him a $50 we had folded up, and he bumped us to 2 resort view rooms on the same floor. We had a sofa, king beds, separate tub, shower, his/her sinks. It was great. We went with $50 because it was for 2 rooms and a week long stay we thought might be harder (especially given the long checkin line)

We wanted to stay on the same floor, otherwise he would’ve given us Bellagio fountain view rooms (he gave us our choice – same floor resort, or different higher floor resort with Bellagio view).

Not bad for $540+25 tip for the week with the spring aladdin special. Really enjoyed the visit overall, room was a great deal, construction not a problem at all. We also had a seemingly renovated room with planet hollywood memorabilia in the room.

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gene168
03/29/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Strip Suite  from  Standard 

Just got back from a 2 night stay at the Aladdin. I checked in at around 3PM at the front desk, and was greeted by a friendly older woman. It was me and my girlfriend’s two year anniversary and I mentioned that near the beginning of a little chit chat. Then I took out my wallet as I started talking about how I wanted a nice room to celebrate our anniversary in style, and she said that she would definitely try to hook us up. We were booked for the most inexpensive room in the hotel at $69/night but she told us that she put us in the Strip Suite with a view of the Bellagio Fountains on the 32nd floor. She gave me everything that I needed for the room and she left without even giving me time to shake her hand with the $20 that I had waiting for her. So…I suppose the $20 trick didn’t exactly work, but just being friendly was helpful enough.

Thanks for all the tips, everyone! It was a great trip!!!!!!!

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Tipper
03/01/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Deluxe  from  Standard 
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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.