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Planet Hollywood
Hotel Information        
Rooms: 2,567 Room Pics: Yes Toll Free: 866-919-7472
Location: Center Strip - Next to Paris Property Map: Yes Local: 702-785-5555
Date Opened: August 18, 2000 as the Aladdin        
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Size: 97,902 Sq.Ft. Tables: 87
Machines: 1,850 Sports Book: Yes - 75 Seats-5 Windows
Video Poker and Slot Club Info Poker Room: Yes - 14 Tables

Restaurants
Total: 9
Fine
Koi - JapaneseOnline Menu - Yes
Strip House - SteakhouseOnline Menu - Yes
 
Casual
P.F. Chang's - Chinese Online Menu - Yes
Planet Dallies - Coffee Shop (24 Hours) Online Menu - Yes
Spice Market Buffet - Buffet Online Information
Yolos - Mexican Online Menu - Yes
 
Fast
Earl of Sandwich - SandwichesOnline Menu - No
Pink's - Hot DogsOnline Menu - No
Starbucks - CoffeeOnline Menu - No
 
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Amenities
Gallery Nightclub
Peepshow with Holly Madison
Several Casino Bars
Theater for Performaing Arts - 7,000 Seats
Spa and Salon
Business Center
Fitness Center
Meeting Space: 75,000 Sq.Ft. of Meeting Space
Miracle Mile - 150 Shops and Restaurants
Pool: 2 Pools and Jacuzzis
Wedding Chapel

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Review Date: Dec 2010

We arrived in town the day before the Cosmopolitan Grand Opening and wanted to stay as close as possible to it. I also never stayed at Planet Hollywood so we killed two birds with one stone and booked a night in Hollywood Hip room with a Strip view. We used a Harrah's room offer since I am now back in their good graces courtesy of about $40 in play at the Flamingo. A couple of funny things about booking the room. Using this offer, a Strip view was $2 a night more than a regular room. Two dollars, really? Why even bother? Also, something I blogged about in the past... you gotta love Planet Hollywood's balls to charge $20 a night more for a "Fountain View" room, making bank off of Bellagio's attraction. Hilarious!

We got to PH around 2 PM and after eventually finding the right valet arrived to a virtually empty front desk and were in our room in less than 10 minutes. We were on the 32nd floor overlooking Cosmo, City Center and everything south. We even managed to steal a free peak at the Fountains! Well worth the extra two bucks. The room certainly isn't the largest but managed to not feel cramped. In addition to the king bed were 2 night stands. large armoire with the flat screen TV and mini-bar, a big chair with another table and a small work desk. Each room has movie memoribilia and our room has props from "City Slickers 2" on the walls and mounted inside one of the tables. Definitely cooler than average room art. The whole place was clean and in mostly good condition though the armoire had seen better days. The bed wasn't terrible but a bit on the lumpy side. The bathroom was a good size with seperate shower and big soaking tub but only a single sink vanity. It was stocked with a decent amount of bathrooom goodies but not the whole enchilada like the swankier joints.

We ate a couple of meals during on 24 hours at PH. Shortly after checking in, we made a stop at Pink's Hot Dogs. The place is a Los Angeles legend and makes possibly the best chili dog ever. It actually outside in the front of PH with limited indoor seating but a big patio right on the Strip in the shadow of City Center and Cosmo. Even on a chilly afternoon, it was a nice place for a quick bite to eat. Later we hit "Planet Dailies," which is the casino's 24 hour coffee shop, for a late night meal. I had a pretty good burger and Lisa eventually enjoyed her breakfast but the kitchen screwed up her order more than once! Waitress service was good and apologetic but it definitely wasn't worth the inflated prices, most items were in the $12-15 range. There are definitely coffee shop better options in nearby places.

Despite my largely negative feelings towards the place going all the way back to the Aladdin days, we really enjoyed our stay at Planet Hollywood. There were quite a few things to really like about the place. The room, while not the most luxurious in town, was much more than acceptable. There is a good variety of dining options from fast to fine. The Miracle Mile mall attached to it is actually affordable unlike most of the shopping in the neighborhood and the location is great with a lot within a short walk. The one big downside would be the casino. It's loaded with Harrah's standard inventory of crappy games but it is a pretty nice place to play thats open and airy. The pool also isn't the most impressive as it's largely a concrete slab but works if you just want sun and water. All in all, if you are not looking for serious gambling or a 5-star room, Planet Hollywood makes a decent mid-level choice, great for first timers or people looking to party.

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