The Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino is bold, and loud, with a great location.
The assault on your senses begins outside on the strip, where the enormous, 57 foot high ribbon LED sign that winds itself along the part of the strip that fronts the hotel. Below that is the 600 foot long “ticker” that advertises shops, shows and games inside.
The hotel, which has 2,567 rooms, all of which have some type of interesting movie memorabilia in them. Many have outstanding views of the Bellagio fountains, and the rooms are clean and look sharp.
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort Fee
|Resort Fee per night||$45.95|
Please note this rate is before the Las Vegas room tax of 13.38%, meaning the PH resort fee after tax is $52.09 per night.
For this hefty resort fee, you get high speed wifi (for two devices), access to the fitness center, and unlimited local calls.
Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino Address, Phone & Website
3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Toll Free: 1-866-919-7472
The casino floor is spacious, (around 3 acres), and has colorful patterns in the floor, bright pink and neon, walls of LED lights, and overall gives the appearance you’re in a nightclub.
After numerous reincarnations, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino still really hasn’t settled on a theme yet. Since transitioning from the Arab-themed “Aladdin” they tried to fashion a resort like a giant Planet Hollywood restaurant. That concept didn’t take off, so they made the place more edgy and hip. There’s no real sense of “Hollywood” at the Planet Hollywood, other than the fact the rooms have some touches of minor movie memorabilia in them.
Speaking of which: much of the filming for the movies “21” and “What Happens in Vegas” took place here. As have several Miss America pageants, and the TV reality competition, “America’s Got Talent.”
PH (as it’s called) has just under slot machines, eighty-six table games and a modest sportsbook.
(Go here to get the distance from MGM Grand to Planet Hollywood)
The hotel’s swimming pool, what they call “The Scene Pool Deck at Planet Hollywood.”
Miracle Mile Shops
Steps off the strip, you are bombarded with ads for the Miracle Mile by the long, neon, constantly-changing billboard out front that attacks the visual senses of anyone within a block of the place.
The Miracle Mile shops, has around 170 stores and restaurants. These include fast casual and fun sit-down restaurants like Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Cantina. This restaurant line-up includes the cheapest breakfast on the Las Vegas Strip.
Planet Hollywood’s History
Planet Hollywood sits on the site of the old Aladdin Casino, which has a storied past – in a good way. For example, Elvis was married there, and the resort was once owned by “Mr. Las Vegas” himself: Wayne Newton. Nevertheless, the aging resort was imploded on November 25, 1997, during the huge Las Vegas strip building boom of the late 1990’s.
In its place, the new, larger Aladdin was built, opening in August of 2000. The concept really didn’t take off, which surprised a lot of people who thought that an Arab-themed resort would do well in post- 9/11 America. After a few years of financial issues, ownership sold it to the outfit that ran the Planet Hollywood chain of restaurants, and the organization completed a rebranding of the resort in 2007. Ironically, Planet Hollywood does not have a Planet Hollywood restaurant. (There is one down the street at Caesars Palace).
(By Steve Beauregard. Photos courtesy of Airwolfhound via Flickr.)