Planet Hollywood

320 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% 271/298

Room Upgrade Reports

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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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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Kevin
09/18/2017
Tipped:  $30 Upgraded to  PH Resort Vistas  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

Arrived on a fairly calm Thursday afternoon around 3pm. Stood in line instead of using the self-checkin, got directed to a older female clerk. Handed her my ID and CC with $30 on top so she would notice. She asked me after smiling, “looking for an upgrade?”, I said yes and she typed away. After a few clicks she said she can upgrade me to a resort vista or a higher floor room with a view. She insisted the resort vista is a junior suite and is much better so I took her offer. Room was very spacious with complimentary coffee maker and a fridge. Everything in the room was clean and felt new. Would definitely stay here again!

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Danielle
07/30/2017
Saved:  $$600 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Hollywood Hip Room Strip View  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

Totally worked!! My view of the strip is amazing!! I walked up around 1:20pm to check in early… slipped him the credit cash sandwich and he smiled. He asked, “here for a special occasion?” I said “Yes, annual work trip!” He replied “very well, we will make sure you have a view of the strip so your co-workers will be jealous!” It was quick and easy… just be cool and friendly!

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Alex
06/28/2017
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  PH Resort Vistas  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

I checked in at 10am on a Tuesday. The front desk clerk said he needed to ask for the camera if the money was gratuity and I said it was. He gave me a resort vista room which wasn’t a huge upgrade (regularly $60/night+) has a large bathroom and great view of the Bellagio fountains.

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Michael Mira
06/24/2017
Saved:  $300 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  PH Resort Vistas  from  Premium Fountain View 

Originally had a PH premium fountain view king room 450sq feet.

For 30$ credit card sandwich.
Upgraded to 575 resort vista suite.
This room has a rather large penthouse like bathroom, and is pretty much the honeymoon suite. The bath tub in bathroom has a large window next to it. All windows have a great view of the Paris tower and bellagio fountain. The vista rooms are on the corner of the buildings.

Went up to guy at front deak. About 40 years old. I gave him the sandwich with 30$ in it. He put the 30 on the table and said “for the camera this money is for gratuity right” I said “yes”. He said, “I can definitely get you some free ice cream” I wasn’t sure what that meant so I just stood there while he was making moves on the computer. He said, “I can give you a vista, it’s in a higher floor with about 150 extra square feet. And has a bath tub that has fountain view”

Me = Let’s do it!

This was EDC weekend which brings around 300k to event so most hotels should have been sold out. My floor seemed to not be sold out

So I was actually comped this room through totalrewards (definitely do this if u have total rewards card) 4 nights costs taxes and fees of 150$ + 30 credit card sandwich got me the upgrade.

My room normal weekend costs 922$ to a room that would cst 1200 for extra 30$

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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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Karen C
06/08/2017
Saved:  $600 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  PH Panorama Suite  from  Resort Room 

It was 4pm on a Wednesday. I told the clerk that my husband was turning 40, which was true, and gave her the $20. She upgraded us to an enormous panoramic suite with a 180 degree view of the strip. Our room was already comped, so we really scored!

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Glen
02/20/2017
Saved:  $$5,600 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Unsure  from  PH Panorama Suite 

Had comped Pano Suite, really just wanted early checkin. Clerk saw the $20 and she said”if you would like a smoking room, I can give you a Ultra Panoramic suite”. I said sure, she went ahead and processed it and I smiled and handed her the $20

Comped room was suppose to be $800 a night, the upgrade was $2200

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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.