Planet Hollywood

316 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

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
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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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
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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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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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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After finding this site I decided to give it a try on my next trip to Vegas. I originally booked 2 standard (Hip) two queen bed rooms for 3 nights (there are four of us), no strip view. Since we had two rooms and there were four of us we decided to tip $50. We arrived around 5pm. Got through the line quickly and were called over by a gentleman to check in. I gave him the sandwich and told him any complimentary upgrades would be appreciated. We made small talk about sports and I told him we were in town for one of the guys’ birthday. He ended up upgrading us to Resort rooms (probably 50% bigger than Hip rooms) with a strip view. Our view was over the pool and towards the Cosmopolitan and Aria. The other room was towards Paris and the Bellagio. The bathrooms were large with a shower and tub and a sink on each side of the bathroom. Two big windows over looking the strip. Two comfy chairs to sit in. I’d say we did good. I looked online and found that normally these rooms are about $15-20 more than the room we originally booked. So $15 per night per room comes out to $180. So we saved $130.

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Saved:  $1000 Tipped:  $50 Upgraded to  PH Strip Suite  from  Hollywood Hip Room Strip View 

We arrived at approx 10:30 am and there was no line so we got the first person who called us up. Handed him the $50 sandwich and said we were hoping to check in early, and wondered if there were any other rooms available. He let the $50 stay where it fell from the sandwich as he carried on a friendly conversation and looked up what rooms were available. He waived the early check in fee, upgraded the room, and was extremely friendly. We had booked a fountain view hip room but the room we got was a suite – which is quite large with a giant bathroom, a huge soaker tub, and fountain views, and it was in the 18th floor. We could watch the fountains and gaze at the Eiffel Tower while soaking in the tub – so amazing! We saved just over $1000 on the room cost and it was well worth the $50. I will definitely ise this at every future hotel stay! Thanks!

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Saved:  $$1000 (4 nights) Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Resort Room  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

We arrived on a Sunday afternoon, and there was a long line, so they had a lot of staff checking people in. When it got to be our turn in line, the desk clerk clearly looked worn out, so I complimented her on how fast the line was moving. That cheered her up a little, and when she asked for my ID and credit card, I had the $20 bill between them. She smiled when she received the “sandwich” and thanked me. I then asked if there were any complimentary room upgrades, and we went from a “hip” room likely on the backside of the hotel to a roomy “resort vista” room on the top floor of the south tower overlooking the strip and the Bellagio fountains, with a huge bathroom and a view down the strip for miles. My wife was very impressed with my Vegas “know how”. Thanks, FrontDeskTrip!

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Ashley G.
Saved:  $$400 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Resort Room  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

Thanks to this website, I had the confidence to try the sandwich and it was well worth it. Flew in early so after walking for hours, we checked in around 1:30. Only a few people in line and only a few clerks, so couldn’t really target. We got a nice young lady. Handed her the sandwich and when she separated the cards, the money fell out, she smiled and sat it to the side of her keyboard, and before I could even get out my line, she said let me see what I can do for you. My husband and I were very friendly and thanked her multiple times. Made small talk while she looked. Finally she said she had something nice for us–a bigger room with a great view of the fountain. Definitely worth it, and I encourage everyone who is unsure about trying (like I was) to give it a shot! We’re staying 5 nights, so we easily saved around $400.

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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.