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Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

Planet Hollywood? I thought that was just a dumpy area in LA, not an awesome hotel!

A Quick Look

  • Location:The Strip
  • Hotel Class:4
  • Room Price:2.5
  • Hotel Size:2,600 rooms
  • Casino Size:150,000 sq. ft.
  • Gaming:Yes
  • Nightlife:3
  • Pool:2.5
  • Buffet:3
  • Best Show: Peepshow

The Vegas Planet Hollywood is a revamp of the classic Aladdin, with a more trendy vibe and better accessibility on the Vegas Strip.  The rooms are a good value: large rooms in a good location for a competitive rate. The casino is hip and caters to a younger crowd.

Hotel

Quick Facts

  • Check-in at 4pm
  • Near Attractions
  • 2000+ Rooms
  • Check-out at 11am
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Near Restaurants
  • Parking
  • Check-In Age – 21+

Room Quality:

There are several room types at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino: Hollywood Hip, resort, resort vista, and then several suites.  Only the non-suites are ones that us lowlifes can afford. The Hollywood Hip rooms are slightly larger than average at 450 square feet, and a huge amount of that space is in the bathroom. Each has “real” movie memorabilia in them. If you’re lucky, you can get the coveted “Manos: The Hands of Fate” room. The bedroom is actually pretty average. The carpet is light and subdued, the furniture is very good and each room has a king or two queen beds, a nice little stuffed chair and a writing desk. You can connect to the Internet at high speed for an ungodly fee. Just think, you can sit in your hotel room and read what we have to say about it! Planet Hollywood Vegas reviews have mentioned the thin walls that let you hear the better times other guests are having. Bathrooms have marble counter tops, separate soaking tubs and showers and a private little water closet so you can take care of business as noisily as you please. There are flat-screen TVs, ironing boards and safes. The rooms also have two phones (one of which is cordless). Hollywood Hip rooms have small windows, but Resort Vistas are better. They and the plain Resort rooms are also another 100+ square feet larger with love seats and bigger bathrooms.  If you want something larger, maybe for entertaining, you can also check out the Planet Hollywood Towers, a part-time-share, part-hotel facility.

Service Quality:

You should expect some potentially long waits at check-in. Parking is fairly far away unless you valet, which we’re too cheap to do.

What You Get Bottles Of In The Bathroom:

Body lotion, bath gel, final rinse and shampoo. The sizes are larger than average, which is nice. Where is the grand prize, the motherlode, the sewing kit?

Clientele:

Lots of young urbanites with cash to blow spend their vacations at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. You’ll see lots of silk shirts on the fellows and expensive looking mini-skirts on the ladies. But then you also see the rest of the gang who took advantage of the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas promo codes.

How’s The Pool?

There are two pools on a deck off the first hotel floor, which is above the casino and shopping complex. The pool is open for limited hours, so don’t bother getting up early to beat the crowd.

Resort Fee:

$20 resort fee at Planet Hollywood. Gets you internet for one device, local calls and fitness center access for two people. Meh. We wish it included buffet passes!

Is It Worth It?

It’s right on par with most of it’s neighbors, so you will probably enjoy your stay.

Hotel Amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • ATM/Banking
  • Ballroom(s)
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Services
  • Business Center
  • Car Service
  • Conference room(s)
  • Concierge Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Doorperson
  • Event Catering
  • Express Checkout
  • Free Guest Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Restaurants
  • Sauna
  • Room Service
  • Security Guard
  • Shoe Shine
  • Wedding Services
  • Pets Accepted
  • Fitness Center

Casino

Table Games:

Planet Hollywood Vegas has loads of tables with all your favorites. Look for 3x4x5x odds at the craps tables, blackjack six- and eight-deck shoes, Let It Ride and roulette. The High Limit area is off the main floor and not at all crowded. The main area has a “Pleasure Pit” where go-go dancers shake their money-makers right by the tables.

Bet Minimums:

$10 in the common casino at almost all games (occasionally $5), and more in the high roller salon upstairs. Too rich for our blood. We’ll be the guys swilling the free booze then heading down to the El Cortez for a cheap craps game later.

Machines:

Amid the very slot signage and confusing layout are plenty of machines. They go anywhere from a penny for us cheapskates all the way up to $1000 a spin in the High Limit area. They have a huge selection of the newest and loudest video slot machines.

Cocktails?

The Planet Hollywood Vegas cocktail waitresses used to dress like genies with bare midriffs and gauzy veil pants, but they don’t anymore and they will not let you put them in a bottle. Trust us on this one. The service is good.

Who Gets Comps?

It’s about the same as any other Strip casino. The slot club is the ubiquitous Harrah’s Total Rewards program.

Food

Earl Of Sandwich Vegas

  • Type: American
  • Ambiance: Casual
  • Bar: Beer&Wine;
  • Crowd: Tourist
  • Decor: Deli-like
  • Eat at Bar: No
  • Views: No
  • Kid-Friendly: Yes

Earl of Sandwich at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas might be a chain, but they did invent the sandwich, so we don’t mind it. They’ve got some of the best sandwiches around and, bonus, they are also some of the cheapest! You’ll drop less than $10 a person here and leave more satisfied than you would be an some of the fanciest restaurants in Vegas.

Strip House Las Vegas

  • Type: Steak & Seafood
  • Ambiance: Upscale
  • Bar: Full Bar
  • Crowd: Romantic
  • Decor: Classy
  • Eat at Bar: No
  • Views: No
  • Kid-Friendly: No

Strip House is a steakhouse in the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on the Vegas Strip. Of course, as many other steakhouses in Vegas that don’t just claim that title because of their graveyard $3.99 steak and eggs special, this restaurant is fancy, elegant and all those other words you wouldn’t normally associate with a place you’d ever see Casino Boy hang out in. There’s nothing you’ll find on the menu even close to $3.99.

Yolos Las Vegas

  • Type: Mexican
  • Ambiance: Casual
  • Bar: Full Bar
  • Crowd: Tourist
  • Decor: Mexican
  • Eat at Bar: Yes
  • Views: No
  • Kid-Friendly: No

Yolos might sound like a children’s store, or perhaps a place for some frozen yogurt. But Yolos is in fact a Mexican restaurant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. With over 60 different tequilas under one roof, there’s obviously at least some incentive to come here. Actually, it might also turn into the reason not to leave as well.

Koi Las Vegas

  • Type: Asian
  • Ambiance: Upscale
  • Bar: Full Bar
  • Crowd: Trendy
  • Decor: Upscale
  • Eat at Bar: Yes
  • Views: The Strip
  • Kid-Friendly: No

Koi Vegas in the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino brings you amazing service, the freshest fish in the City of Sin, and an atmosphere to die for. Did we mention their specialty cocktails and – oh yeah – a view of the Belagio Water Show at Koi Vegas? Be sure to stop by this Las Vegas hot spot and remember good service, great food, and a fantastic view will cost you a pretty penny!

Planet Dailies Las Vegas

  • Type: American
  • Ambiance: Casual
  • Bar: Full Bar
  • Crowd: Family
  • Decor: Casual
  • Eat at Bar: No
  • Views: No.
  • Kid-Friendly: Yes

Planet Dailies Las Vegas is haven for all you late night eaters. Located at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, the high-tech Planet Dailies Vegas offers breakfast and other diner-inspired meals 24 hours a day. Whether you’re looking for a place to accommodate your screaming children or your drunk friends, be sure to check out their extensive menu with over 200 food options.

Spice Market Buffet Vegas

  • Type: American
  • Ambiance: Casual
  • Bar: Wine, Beer
  • Crowd: Tourist
  • Decor: Contemporary
  • Eat at Bar: No
  • Views: No.
  • Kid-Friendly: Yes

Enjoy a satisfying meal at one of the most popular buffets in Sin City. Spice Market Buffet Las Vegas offers an international menu. Take your pick from Mexican, Asian, Middle Eastern, Italian, and American eats. Spice Market Buffet Planet Hollywood Las Vegas also offers the usual carving station, salad and soup bar, and a wide selection of desserts.

Pink’s Hot Dogs

  • Type: American
  • Ambiance: Casual
  • Bar: Beer & Wine
  • Crowd: Hungry
  • Decor: Eh… tacky
  • Eat at Bar: No
  • Views: No
  • Kid-Friendly: Yes
Pink’s Hot Dogs Las Vegas offers some of the best hot dogs on the Strip. Located at Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino, Pink’s is one fast food place that Cheapos love to hit!

Cabo Wabo Cantina Las Vegas

  • Type: Mexican
  • Ambiance: Casual.
  • Bar: Full Bar.
  • Crowd: Tourist.
  • Decor: Beachy.
  • Eat at Bar: Yes
  • Views: Vegas Strip.
  • Kid-Friendly: No.
Located at the North entrance of the Miracle Mile shops, Cabo Wabo Cantina is fine if you’re in a pinch or have a serious margarita craving. The food is just okay, but they do stay open until midnight, and the service is usually good. If you snag a spot on the outdoor patio you can expect to have a prime spot for some of Vegas’ best entertainment: no, not the Bellagio Fountain Show- peoplewatching.

Shows

Peepshow

  • Type: Adult

As if we even need to explain what Peepshow is and why you need to go. If knowing that Coco Austin is the star isn’t enough to get you over to Planet Hollywood Las Vegas for this burlesque, knowing that there are lots of other girls just as beautiful as her up on stage, with just as much talent, if not more. And just, by talent, we mean boobs. Great boobs.

Britney Spears: Piece Of Me

  • Type: Headliner
The show starts off with one of Spears’ most popular new hits, the club-ready “Work Bitch”. The pop-icon descends from the ceiling in a giant metal orb and breaks out into a dance routine including choreography from her music video. Next up, the diva plays her 2008 hit “Womanizer”. This is clearly a crowd favorite and she delivers an action-packed performance including a move where she walks on top of her back-up dancers.

Clubs

Gallery Nightclub Vegas

  • Type: Nightclub
  • Cover: $20 for ladies and $30 for men.
  • Attire: Dressy
  • Crowd: Trendy
  • Noise Level: Loud Music
  • Views: No.
  • Entertainment: Live DJ, special guest performances.

Gallery Vegas Nightclub located at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino introduces a new nightclub experience. Watch dancers tumble above you, dance the night away next to the live DJ, or sip on cocktails while you enjoy a PCD performance at the famous Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Saloon.

Sports Books

Number Of TVs:

28 medium-sized flat screens fill this small space. There are two bigger ones as well, but they aren’t huge. They split the TVs up about half for sports and half for racing.

Number Of Seats:

About 48 decent leather lounger type seats are spread out in front of the TVs.  If you’re some sort of hot shot, you can sit on sofas in the VIP area. La-di-da.

Number Of Betting Windows:

Five, with electronic signboards.

Free Drinks?

Bet the ponies and they’ll load you up right. Bet the sports and you need to ask for a drink ticket.  Boo!

Snack Bar?

The Earl of Sandwich is a short walk away.  If his royal majesty deigns to serve you a sandwich, you should take it.

Other Notes:

Minimum bet at Planet Hollywood Vegas is $5 for sports, $2 for races.

Poker Room

Number Of Tables:

About 12 tables almost all of which are dealing Texas Hold’Em, with the very rare Omaha game. During busy times most all of the tables might be going.

Comfort Of Chairs:

These are quite good swivel chairs. We have superlative fannies so we require chairs of this caliber.  The felts are dark, which is a nice switch from the sand-color that is so popular right now.

Closed Room Or Open To Casino?

The poker room is just a space in the casino.  It’s not even roped off so it can get noisy with casino noise and wayward slot players can wander right through the “room”.

Game Spreads And Limits:

Like we said, Texas Hold ‘Em at $2-$4 and up. They have no-limit games usually at $1-$2, occasionally higher. They say they deal stud and hold’em, but so do many other places that never actually manage to get a game going.

Beginner Games Or Classes:

Beginner lessons at 9am.  Too bad, we were hoping for those “expert player” lessons.

How Crowded Is The Room?

Most times the wait is short. On weekends, maybe you wait 30 minutes, but otherwise you can get right in or wait less. They have a decent area to sit and wait.

Comps?

There is no hourly tracking.

How Good Are The Players?

Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino really draws the rookies, and many want to play cards. You will find some fish at all tables. So, put your poker face on and find some pockets to pick.

What Else Do I Need To Know?

There are plenty of Planet Hollywood Las Vegas promo codes and tourneys, similar to most Strip hotels. One notable fact: no food at the tables. Apparently they got wind of the time we smeared an entire table with mayonnaise. But hey, we licked it up.

Rooms

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Guest Rooms

Resort Room

Resort Room

You can have 560 square feet of room with a king or two queen beds with a view of the Strip or the pool complex. Feel free to entertain, and if you do too much entertaining they can sleep on the couch or even the upholstered chair. But you can make them take the second sink so you don’t have to share yours, and while you soak in the deep tub, they can clean up in the separate shower.

Strip Suites

Strip Suites

This room has 850 square feet and one king bed with a view of the Strip or the pool complex. Enjoy two TVs in your your sitting area while you’re in, and there’s a laptop-compatible safe to protect your stuff when you go out, and video games (for a surcharge, of course). The marble bathroom has bathrobes, twin sinks, deep soaking tub, and separate shower.

Fountain View

Fountain View

450 square foot rooms at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino with a choice of one king or two queen beds and a view of Bellagio fountain light show. The marble bathroom has twin sinks, deep soaking tub, and separate shower.

 

Hollywood Hip

Hollywood Hip

This is the cheapest room option, with a king bed or two queen beds and a desk for all the work you’ll be doing in Vegas. You get your basic hotel amenities and the ability to brag about staying right in the middle of the Strip.