Planet Hollywood

325 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: 100% 2/2
All Time Upgrades: 91% 273/300

Room Upgrade Reports

Brian
01/01/2018
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Unsure  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

I checked in early around 2pm. I can’t remember the clerks name but he was hispanic. Did the sandwich and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades. Clerk said they are allowed to accept tips but can’t make any guarantees and went right to work typing away. He asked if I wanted a view or larger room. I prioritized larger. We needed 2 queens for the 4 in our group. He did find us a strip view on the 11th floor that felt much larger than the pictures of the room I paid for. Overall satisfied.

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Jeffrey Freedman
12/27/2017
Saved:  $About $200 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  PH Resort Vistas  from  Resort Room 

I decided that I would give this a try after reading about it and checking it out. I was arriving in early December and checked the Planet Hollywood site, where it seemed like the prices were pretty low so I figured that the hotel would not be too busy. I arrived around noon on a Sunday and there were only a couple of people in line so I was targeting the clerk with the football jersey on (there were only four clerks and only one was wearing a jersey) since I figured I could chat football to find some common ground. As it worked out that did not happen and I ended up with another clerk and everything worked out just fine. I had the sandwich of $25 tucked in between my credit card and driver’s license and walked up to the counter. The clerk put the money aside and we began chatting about why I was in Las Vegas and about family and I did not say a word about the upgrade. He did some typing and a minute later said how would you like a junior suite (Ultra Resort Vista room from Ultra Resort room)? I of course replied that this would be great and Thank You very much and that was that. It was a totally painless experience and I figured that all it would cost me in a worst case scenario was $25. As long as the hotels are not too busy, the chances for getting an upgrade are probably pretty good. Plus, striking up a conversation with the clerk and establishing some common ground also helped. I’m happy that it worked out and would definitely do it again.

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Dave
12/16/2017
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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KP
11/09/2017
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Resort Room  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

I approached the most outgoing clerk at the front desk and chatted him up on his day, his job and why we were in Las Vegas. When he asked for ID and CC I handed him the $20 dollar sandwich and asked if there was any way he could hook us up, it would be greatly appreciated. He set the bill aside and said he would see what he could do. He then waived the early check-in fee and got us a room upgrade for the same rate as the booked room. Once I confirmed the room rate he took his tip and completed the transaction.

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Fran
10/30/2017
Saved:  $+200$ Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Premium Fountain View  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

I read about it and I wanted to give it a try. With 20$ I got an upgrade to 22nd floor premium ultra hip with mountain view room. Totally worth it.

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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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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.