Planet Hollywood

312 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

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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Tipped:  $ Upgraded to    from   

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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Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  PH Resort Vistas  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

We had a reservation for 3 nights, 2 of which were comped. Got to the hotel at on a Weds at 2pm, handed the sandwich to the clerk.  He did state that he had to ask if this was a gratuity or otherwise (apparently they now have a policy that they must ask).  Was upgraded from a Hollywood Hip room to a Resort Vista strip view room for no charge.  We had a great view of the Bellagio from the 19th floor.  Definitely worth the $20 (it would have been an extra $70/nite).

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Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Premium Fountain View  from  Unsure 

Relatively busy due to big conference, with several people in front of me around 7pm. Was friendly to male clerk who initially seemed to be rushed when he called me up next, but handed sandwich when asked for card and ID, he immediately warmed up and was super cool, openly set the $20 aside, and said he’d look up what they had for complimentary upgrades. Was clearly absolutely acceptable practice and not awkward. Made some small talk about conference happening and how busy it was while he looked things up. Was very transparent about how busy they were, and said it was good timing before an expected rush later. Gave me a couple options and I picked a bigger room with great fountain view on higher floor. When we were done he thanked me as he picked up the tip, and since he kept the 20 on the table to the side through the process I got the clear vibe that he would have politely returned it if he couldn’t find anything. Happy I found this site earlier today. Be friendly and confident about it. If they can help you, I think they will given you’re not douchey, and it’s a nice courtesy for them to earn a 20 spot for making your stay a little nicer.

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Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Unsure  from  Hollywood Hip Room Strip View 

First time using the $20 trick in Vegas. Was very excited to try this at PH reading reviews here but unfortunately we didn’t luck out all that well.

Final Result: upgraded to a slightly larger version of the same room. In the end I believe this is about the same cost so we actually lost money with the $20.

Here are the events:
– we (friend and I) arrived early, at noon for 4pm check in
– tried checking in but clerk didn’t seem like a great target so didn’t ask for an upgrade, chose to check bags in
– came back at 2pm (5 people in line) and targetted a younger female clerk who was talking a lot with the customer before us
– asked for early check in and complementary upgrade handing over the sandwich
– clerk was not pleased with the whole situation, glanced at the $20 and just kept blazing through on the computer
– said there were no upgrades for 2 beds beyond what we had besides a slightly larger room
– we asked a bit more to see if there was anything we could get but no cigar

Few things I think that didn’t help our case:
– we could have been friendlier and told a story about first time in vegas or something, but chose not to lie
– my friend was a bit pushy near the end asking for a larger single bed room if available, not unfriendly but repetedively asking

In the end it seemed like she wasn’t really interested in giving us much. As we checked in on a tuesday for friday departure tough to imagine there wasn’t anything available. just our luck I guess. Will definitely try again another time though

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Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Premium Fountain View  from  Hollywood Hip Room 

I read the reviews on this website right before we checked in. First time Vegas goer I didn’t know what to expect. I sandwhiched a $20 between license and card. She smiled after she saw the bill and said she would see what she could do.

I thanked her and continued to tell her it was my first time in Vegas and I was hoping for a window room. She ended giving me two options. The room we got on the 30th floor or a strip view resort room which was a bigger and nicer room but it didn’t have the Bellagio fountain view. I asked her opinion as I didn’t know and she quickly responded back with the fountain view.

She was extremely pleasant and helpful. We waited in line about 20 minutes which wasn’t too bad but definitely worth the upgrade! We will be back!

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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

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Customer Reviews of Planet Hollywood

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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.