Satisfaction Very Good
Value Score Poor Value
Good For Couples
Great location on the strip
Our stay was great. There are long lines checking in when you first arrive, but beyond that it was nice. Perfect location for walking to other attractions and casino's along the strip. Our room was the "Independence Day" room with memorabilia from the movie inside the room. The casino was nice and had great live bands at night as well. The only thing I thought inappropriate was that so many families with little children walking around. After 9pm there are dancers with not much on dancing above the gambling tables. Not that I protested at all, but not comfortable with little kids walking right thru there. Seemed more of an adult casino atmosphere to me.
Unique Quality: Our room was the "Independence Day" room with memorabilia from the movie inside the room. They had a nice large pool area and great views of other casino's along the strip. We particularly enjoyed our spot at the cantina restaurant in front of the casino overlooking the water show coming from Caesars across the street. The 4th of July fireworks show was also great from this vantage point!!!!
I chose to stay in a fountain view room because it was my first visit to Vegas. I arrived at 3. My room wasn't ready yet, and I had a 2-hour wait until it was (even with a "rush" job, apparently), so that was a little annoying. By the time I got to my room (#2095), I'd already seen a fair amount of Vegas. XD
The bathroom was huge, with a tub and separate shower. The in-room safe worked nicely. I never tried the TV or iron, so I can't speak to those.
There was no coffee maker in the room, presumably so you'll pay money for the hotel's. I wish I'd made a note of that in advance because it's a pet peeve of mine to not get at least one sad little brew pack in my room.
The room had 2 queen beds, and the bed I slept in (by the window) was creaky and sunken in the middle. It didn't actually bother me, but with two people, it might not be as good. The thing that bugged me the most was the room was quite hot (at least by my frigid standards). The thermometer would only go as low as 60, and on only one night did it get cold enough that I required all the bedclothes through the night.
The hotel in general is very "young" and energetic. I quite enjoyed it, even though I'm not that young these days. It's amazing how a party can be going on all night in the casino, yet you can sleep in total peace 19 stories above it.
Unique Quality: The view was as promised. The room's "theme" (the rooms have movie memorabilia in them) was Romeo + Juliet, which wasn't much of a commercial success but made for decent decor (I was worried I was going to have Uncle Fester staring at me all night or something). Whether the headline in the prop newspaper should have used British spelling bugged me for quite some time, however. :-)
Directions: Across from the Bellagio, next to Paris
Nice place to stay on the strip
Plenty of amenities. I would recommend this place for price, convenient to a mall (shopping), and nice casino.
Unique Quality: Attached to a mall that has venetian theme (blue sky fresco and canals).
Directions: On the strip near the other big name casinos.
Groovy digs man!
Compared to where my friends were staying the Imperial Palace, I think I got the better end of the deal here. You're greeted by a lobby filled with crystal decors and a contemporary color-changing wall of lights (hard to describe the atmosphere). The rooms are welcoming. The beds were comfy. I didn't order room service or anything like that, so I can't tell you how the service was. I'd recommend this for any young adult since it's one of the more modern hotels on the Strip and it brings a younger crowd. The pool was full of people in my age bracket and there were also families staying here, which makes this an ideal place to bring the kids, too. Seeing as how it is a hotel in Vegas, the rates are bound to change all the time so I tried to have a basic idea of what a WEEKDAY rate is. The rates go up on weekends like any other place. I booked a deal through Southwest to where my stay was included with my airfare. It's always best to look online to see if you can find cheap packages like I did.
Unique Quality: One of the cool things about the room was that it was based off the movie "True Lies" staring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis. There was a table near the window that had props from the movie built inside a glass case. The pools were awesome. There were two, one to the south and one to the north of the premesis and they were located on the 6th floor. The Miracle Mile shops that are at the PHR&C are like being at the mall. I don't shop that much so I didn't bother with them. They do have little convience stores there, though that if you forgot something at home (like me) you can find there such as contact lens case and solution and deodorant.
Planet Hollywood- Don't Bother
Don't waste your vacation time or money on this place. My husband and I recently met several of my friends from high school for our 20th class reunion at this hotel. We reserved a group of rooms months ahead-- nonsmoking, king sized beds. I told them ahead of time so they could notate our reservation that our flight landed after 10 pm. When we arrived at the hotel, we waited in line for 30 minutes after 10:30 pm to check in. We were told they had no more nonsmoking rooms, so they gave us a "smoking optional" room-- what a joke. When we got to "our" room, other people were already staying there. We walked in and their food and baggage claim checks were on the night stand and the TV was on. We used the phone to call the front desk and they sent us up new keys-- which we tipped the bellman for bringing. Upon arriving at our new room, it wreaked so badly of smoke we could not even be in this "smoking optional" room. Apparently smoking was the option chosen frequently in there. We call again and waited in the non-air conditioned hallway to receive YET AGAIN new keys, for which we waited 23 more minutes. We finally arrived at our room well after 11:30 -- a nonsmoking room with double beds. We didn't even care we were so hot and tired by then. We were told to call the front desk the following day and they would upgrade (if I had a dime for every time I heard the word "upgrade" while we were there) us to a better view on a higher floor with a king-sized bed. Which they DID do the following day for the same rate. I appreciated that. This room was much better and had a great view of the strip, especially at night with all of the lights.
My husband and I are in our late 30s and we have decided this hotel is not for anyone older than 25. Pole dancers in the casino, loud music in the elevator, at the pool, in the casino, lobby, pretty much everyone you go. By the time we left, my head was throbbing from the music alone. We went down to the pool, which was overcrowded with young, loud guests. It was so loud (the music and the people) it was not very relaxing at all. Certain chaise lounges had to be "rented" which I thought was stupid, and a glass of iced tea at the pool bar was $4.00. They also searched my bag before going into the pool area to be sure I was not taking in any food or drink -- or no telling what else.
I was really kind of OK with the last room we were placed in, and our rates were great, but I will never ever stay in this hotel again mainly because of the poor service. To check in or check out was a looooooong wait both times, and we almost did not make it to our airport shuttle because of it. I checked out in the "platinum only" line, reserved for hotel guests with platinum status apparently and was told by the employee that he did me a courtesy (probably wanted a tip, but the hotel had already nickeled and dimed us to death basically). There is someting called "express check-out" that you can supposedly do by phone-- I was on hold for that for 30 minutes before going down to wait in the long line. Ugh.....
One of the members of my high school reunion group reserved the rooms for us, and a few of our rooms were not used-- people backed out at the last minute. She was told that they sell out almost every weekend, and that she would not be billed for that if the hotel sold out. Justin Bieber held a concert in the hotel that Saturday night and you could not even walk through the hotel, but now my friend is being billed $1500 for those rooms. Really? They did not even have a nonsmoking room left for us or one other group from our party and they are making her pay that? They must really be hard up for cash.
We have stayed at the Bellagio and would recommend it. We will never stay at PH again.
FOR A NICE LOOKING HOTEL, IT SUCKED. RUDE STAFF AND MAIDS. LUGGAGE BOY CUSSED ME OUT FOR HAVING TO MUCH LUGGAGE. WHEN I COMPLAINED TO THE MANAGER HE IGNORED ME AND TOLD ME I WAS DISRUPTING THE GUESTS, BUT OTHER GUEST WERE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE SAME LUGGAGE BOY .THE CASINO WAS ALRIGHT, I DID NOT WIN. IF I WERE TO COME BACK TO VEGAS I WOULD NOT STAY HERE AGAIN. MY ROOM WAS DIRTY AND LOOKED LIKE A PARTY WENT ON THERE. OLD BEER CANS UNDER THE BED AND ON THE DRESSER. THE RESTROOM IN MY ROOM WAS NOT CLEAN. TOILET WAS NOT FLUSHED. THE ROOMS ARE DARK. THE POOL WAS CROWDED WITH KIDS. THE HOT TUBE WAS FULL OF LITTLE KIDS, A LITTLE GIRL POOPED IN THE HOT TUBE THEN PLAYED IN IT. HOW GROSS! AND THE LIFEGUARDS TALKED AMONG THEMSELVES. THEY DID NOT PAY ATTENTION TO THE GUEST SWIMMING. I HAVE CAME TO VEGAS MANY TIMES AND NEVER BEEN SO SHOCKED IN MY STAY. I AM 43 YEARS OLD I AM NOT LYING ABOUT ANYTHING WRITTEN ABOVE. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL. I DO RECOMMEND MANDALAY BAY. DO NOT STAY AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD!
Unique Quality: NONE HORRIBLE HOTEL, VERY DARK!
Directions: ON THE STRIP
Hottest Casino hotel on the strip!
If you're planning to stay at Planet Hollywood I recommend that you pick a room that has a strip or fountain view.
The casino hotel has been refurbed since they took it over from the Aladdin. Plenty to see and do and the casino itself is huge with lots of slots, table games.
The playing field sportsbook and bar has loads of plasma tvs featuring every different kind of sports game.
Also the miracle mile shopping mall will leave you spoilt for choice with lots of diffferent kind of shops to choose from. When checking in you will recieve special discounts and offers for the hotel. Such as discounts on food and drink, casino promotions etc.
If you're into the casinos then apply for an A-list members card, this will help you when playing slot games just insert the card into the slot machine you're playing on and good luck to you! Go to the A lister's registration area in the casino and there you will be given the card and some more discounts and special offers as well.
Spa by Mandara has lots of different types of therapies, treatments and great message. However book early in advance to avoid disapointment!
I hadn't tried the swimming pool area yet but hope to check it out on my next visit.
Planet Hollywood in my opinion is an amazing casino and hotel and I can't wait for my next visit.
Unique Quality: Pick a room that has a strip or a foutain view. The Hollywood Hip room is very well equipped with a very nice and big 42 inch plasma television.
Marble Bathroom is big also with seperate toilet, deep soaking tub, and shower. Also nice and big mirror with alll your usual attachments, shaver's mirror etc...
You also have nice lighting in the room with desk, mirror, armchairs etc...
Directions: Hotel is on the Las Vegas strip in fact bang in centre. Closest hotels are Ceaser's Palace, Belagio, Bally's, Paris, all surrounding the fountains.
PH junior suite
We checked in late at night and we were lucky. We got an upgrade to the junior suite. Kind of apartment the Osbournes have when going to Vegas (at least that's what I thought when stepping through that door).
OMG what a large view! And what a suite! It was not really my style: a lot of black fussy extravagance and very few light, but this is Vegas! The room was impressive. And ... we enjoyed it!
I guess we had the Superman suite, while there were lots of show cases with Superman window dummies and accessories.
Bar, kitchenette, 2 bathrooms, a huge tv screen in the living room. One has to sit at least 10 meters from the screen to have a clear view! Another tv in the bedroom and a bath with sliding door opening towards the living room. He he! Taking a bath with view over the Strip... weird!
Too bad we had only one night to spend.
The other photos show the bath opening onto the living room (Superman's pyama at the left), a view of the living room and my husband with another Superman window dummy.
Unique Quality: Planet Hollywood is a wonderful hotel. Compared to the other hotels where we stayed in Vegas, this is the best. Good restaurants and fantastic buffet (Spice Market). Nice shopping centre too. The central location on the strip is a "plus".
Directions: Central location on the Strip.
After the change over from the Aladdin, Planet Hollywood had some really great deals to get people to check them out - so we did in the summer of 2007. While the basic structure of the Aladdin is the same, I found the casino to be very nice on the inside. Check-in was fairly easy on a weekday morning. We got an awesome coupon book - 2 free tickets to Stomp Out Loud and 2-for-1 at the buffet (which still is great.) The room itself is nice - comfortable beds, decent view of the strip. They try to include some Hollywood memorabilia in each room - we had a weapon from a TV show. The Miracle Mile shops that wrap around the back of the hotel is a great thing to have - there are a couple of ABC stores (similar to a Walgreens) so you can pick up snacks, drinks, and the little stuff. Plenty of tourist knick-knacks, and a few decent quick dining options. The location is great too - next to Paris/Ballys and across from the Bellagio. An excellent deal for the $50 we paid a night. The one bad thing I found about Plant H is the pool areas are terrible - little shade, little decor, and very small. You'll burn to a crisp in the summer time.
Where is my fridge?
To say I was excited about this hotel...would be an understatement. It was my first trip to Las Vegas this past weekend and through a friend's work we were able to hook up a sweet deal for a Friday and Saturday night at the Planet Hollywood Resort (for those of you Vegas-veterans this used to be the Aladdin). I must say when we first arrived I was pretty impressed, its grandeur face-lift matched the scape of the strip perfectly. The front desk was attentive and very accommodating (we asked if there was a chance for a last minute upgrade, and with a smile the woman behind the counter made out suite a junior suite-- for free!!). The room itself was beautiful (a bit on the smaller side) but with a great view of the strip and a plasma tv, huge tub, double vanity-style sinks, and a work area (not that we were planning on using that :)). With that said-- the disappoints were the following-- no mini bar, no fridge ( I REPEAT NO FRIDGE...come on people, Im paying 300+ a night here), and again the space wasnt as much as two ladies with their entire wardrobes could have hoped for. Overall the rooms were nice.
The elevators however were TOP NOTCH. Yes I know that sounds wierd. But imagine you have had a few too many cocktails and you have to ride 19 floors to your room... and there is it-- a plasma tv nestled in the ceiling for your enjoyment... I mean I could have curled up and slept there had my friend not suggested otherwise.
I would definitely recommend this hotel if only because the price is amazing for the location and overall its a pretty nice place to pass out after all the shenanigans.
Unique Quality: The energy of the place is a nice combination of Vegas fun but also a bit more chill than other options (from what I hear). The pool scene is def on the mellow side, so for those of you not looking to come back MORE exhausted from your weekend getaway then when you left for it-- this might be a good balance.
Directions: Right smack IN THE MIDDLE of the Strip. :) Very nice.
Hollywood in Vegas
Though named Planet Hollywood, the hotel should be Planet Times Square, as the amazingly high tech scrolling ads and Hi-Def screens on both the facade and the common area reminded me much more of Times Square than anything in Hollywood! Formerly the Aladdin, Planet Hollywood has some very hip scenes from the new Miami influenced Club Prive to the crazy-sexy-cool Tropicana Bar on the south end of the hotel. I've been told the rooms have not been redone since the Aladdin, so this means you're still getting a cozy place to stay at a decent price during your Vegas stay. The shopping here is nice as well in the Miracle Mile Shops. Planet Hollywood is definately marketed at the young and hip with tons of positive energy that I'd recommend being a part of no matter what age you are!
Unique Quality: The Times Square facade almost outshines the Bellagio fountains at night.
the planet hollywood resort hotel was opened in 2007 and is one of the newest hotels on the strip. the decor is modern and has an upscale casino atmosphere. a very good casino hotel. moderately priced.
Directions: the strip, (las vegas blvd).
Perfect for guys
Stayed here for 2 nights in December when I was taking my parents and sister to Vegas.
Room - very good
I opted for their 'resort room' because it has a view of the strip. This was a disappointment since the view I had was of a construction site next door at the strip.
However, the room is huge (about 450sqft) and is nicely appointed with comfy lounge chairs and a flat screen TV.
Bathroom is huge with a separate shower and tub; and two sinks.
Price - very good
I paid $120/night (weeknights) which was the cheapest strip-view room I could find on the strip.
Service - good
The best thing about the room is the availability of HD sports channel, including NBA TV and Setanta. This is probably the first room I've stayed in my life that has the dedicated soccer channel for no extra fee.
On the downside the room does not offer a coffee maker.
Overall - very good
I would definitely stay here again. It's such a guys room though with the sports channel and flat screen TV.
Directions: Next to Paris, across the street from Bellagio
Absoulutely love Vegas!! Exspecially for New Years, I have been there at New Years 5 times in a row. If you can not make it to times square then Vegas is where you should be! Talk about nightlife and clubs this place has it all. Even if you don't want to spend alot of money New eve don't worry they bring the party to the streets. Meaning they clear out the strip and no children after 7pm allowed on the strip. They bring out the music/ drinks and it is like Mardi Graw. Really fun and I don't drink so if you like to people watch this is the place for you!
A Deal I Couldn't Pass Up
AS of February 2007 the interior of the hotel has been converted to the Planet Hollywood theme( Our room had a pair of Sammy Davis Jr's shoes on display). The facade facing the strip is still undergoing changes - it's shaping up to be a cubist style. Access to the parking lot is inconvenient, your best bet is to use the valet service. We weren't looking to stay at the Aladdin but when we stumbled across a $89 weekend rate we booked it on the spot. It is extremely rare to find a room on the strip for less than about $175 on weekend nights.
Unique Quality: I was most impressed with the huge bathroom with his/her vanities and an enormous soaking tub.
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From Planet Hollywood Room
Has anyone stayed at the new Planet Hollywood? If so, how was it? There doesn't seem to be a lot of info out on it yet.
I'm planning a trip to LV for mid August and thought this would be a fun place to stay.
Also, anyone know of a good discounts for the hotel?
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what dates do you need it for?
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I have stayed there 3twice in the last year. I found it quite nice, big bathrooms and comfortable beds
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It also has one of the best buffets in Las Vegas with the Spice Market Buffet. The seafood section was most amazing with oysters on the half shell and crab legs, all you can eat. I was overwhelmed by the selection. They have a great website: http://www.planethollywoodresort.com/
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We're thinking the dates will be somewhere around the week of 16th to the 21st.
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