Hotel Review: Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino

by Anthony Losanno
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I’ve been in Las Vegas many times this year for trade shows and have recently reviewed The Cromwell, Resorts World (Hilton, Conrad, and Crockfords), Rio Hotel & Casino, as well as the MGM Grand. Most recently, I checked out the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino and found it to be an acceptable and affordable place to stay while visiting Sin City.

Anthony’s Take: I remember when the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino was still the Aladdin. If you look closely (especially in the spa), you’ll see elements of the former hotel still around. It offers a good location in the middle of the Strip and one of my favorite burger places in Las Vegas (Gordon Ramsay Burger). The room was spacious, clean, and comped, so no complaints here.

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I booked my Ultra Hip Room, 1 King a few weeks ago on I hold Diamond status with Caesar’s Rewards and was able to get the room completely comped. The resort fee (normally $49.95 a day including tax) was also waived. The resort fee includes free phone calls, Wi-Fi, and access to the fitness center.

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Transportation to/from the Hotel

I took a taxi from Harry Reid Las Vegas International Airport (LAS) to the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino. It’s a 3.9-mile ride, took around 11 minutes, and cost $32 with tip.


The Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino is located across the Strip from Caesar’s Palace and the Bellagio. I generally prefer to stay across the street at the Bellagio (and love its location), so this is a convenient spot as well.

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The check-in area fills one entire side of the lobby. It wasn’t too busy, but there is a dedicated check-in lounge for elite members of Caesars Rewards with Diamond status or greater.

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There was a decent-sized sitting area inside.

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Several desks sat empty.

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An agent was happy to see me and quickly checked me in.


I had checked in on my phone, but stopped by Diamond registration to pick up physical keys. The agent printed them without saying much and I was off to the room moments later. I did not ask about an upgrade and knew that my stay was comped.

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The lobby is below the casino and accessed from the valet or down an escalator.

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Aside from the check-in desks, there are lots of crystals surrounding the escalator area.

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The casino fills most of the space above.

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There was also a Starbucks located here.

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The elevators were located nearby.

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The doors were covered with ads for Criss Angel’s Mindfreak show.

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My room was on the 14th floor.

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The elevator lobby was clean and in good repair.

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The hallways were also clean, but a little bit boring.

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My room was not far from the elevators.

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Ultra Hip Room, 1 King (1472)

There are 2,265 rooms and 231 suites at the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino. My room was surprisingly spacious (especially the bathroom) and well designed.

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Upon entering, there was a small foyer.

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The bathroom was to the right when entering the room. It held two separate vanities with sinks.

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The second was across the room.

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A blow dryer was below and a bar of José Eber soap was next to the sink.

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Assorted toiletries and another bar of soap were on the other vanity.

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A standalone bathtub was in the center. Another bar of soap was found here.

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The glassed-in shower was on the left.

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I liked that it had a bench. The water pressure and temperature were both fine.

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A separate room with a toilet was on the right.

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Outside of the bathroom door was a wardrobe. The design fit the Hollywood vibe.

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Inside, was a luggage rack, safe, iron, and ironing board.

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A bit further into the room was the bedroom area. It’s a large space with plenty of room. A desk lined the far wall.

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It had an ice bucket and cups on top.

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The refrigerator was inside this cabinet. There were no items for sale and lots of space for personal use.

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The TV was in front of the window.

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The king-sized and two nightstands took up a lot of the space.

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There was a small chaise on the wall near the bed.

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The little table next to it was pretty worn out.

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Another table and two chairs were near the window.

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The view was less than spectacular.

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Public Areas & Amenities

The hotel has eight dining options including Gordon Ramsay Burger, Starbucks, Pin-up Pizza, P.F. Chang’s, Earl of Sandwich, Café Hollywood, Strip House Steakhouse, and Yölo Mexican Grill, as well as five bars. It also offers a fitness center, spa, a theater, pool, and the Miracle Mile Shops.

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The fitness center, spa, and chapel are on the second floor.

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The fitness center entrance requires you to go through the spa.

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The spa was closed when I visited. This looks like not much was changed after it was no longer the Aladdin.

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The fitness center had lots of equipment.

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Towels and water were available.

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Criss Angel has been performing here since 2019 in the Criss Angel Theater after 10 years at the Luxor.

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The Miracle Mile Shops offer multiple stores, eateries, and even a robot-powered bar.

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The casino takes up most of the space on the main level.

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The pool was also not open during my visit, but it looks like a decent space.

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Overall Impression:

Planet Hollywood is a good, budget-friendly option in the center of the Strip. It includes everything you need to stay entertained, fed, and content while in Las Vegas.

(Pool and Featured Image Credits: Planet Hollywood.)

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