I Scored a $45 P-Ho (On Priceline) : JustJoey's Planet Hollywood Experience

Tag Along With JustJoey as He Does The Planet Hollywood and Teaches Us The Ins and Outs of Booking By Priceline

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Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Review -  Shower

The Shower

The shower at Planet Hollywood is enclosed by a clear glass door and features plenty of pressure and hot water. It also features a big glob of mold and mildew on the floor which, frankly, is inexcusable. While one might be able to forgive and forget this at a $45 steal rate, it's actually unhealthy and an example of lazy housekeeping. These rooms were theoretically 'refurbished' recently, therefore a big glob of tile grout mold and a mildewed floor shouldn't even be possible. Bad.

If looking at the shower mold made you hungry for room service photos, you are out of luck. Joey didn't order any during his stay.

Joey also noted to me in our chat that he spent some time at Planet Hollywood's spa, which he found to be equally unkempt, disorganized and less than generous. Spa patrons traditionally are provided with all sorts of amenities - toothbrushes, shavers etc - as part of the pampering process, none of these were available for guests to use without tracking down spa employees. Additionally lots of empty water bottles were strewn about with piles of used towels. All in all, the experience wasn't as comforting as he has experienced at other hotel spas, particularly related to cleanliness. It was also apparent to him that the spa is still decorated in the Aladdin style motif, which would explain some degree of entrenched laziness on part of the staff.

It appears from the photos and comments that Joey has generously shared with us, the re-do of the Planet Hollywood's rooms has been cursory swapping of furniture and decor, not a full scale redesign as was done for the Flamingo's amazing Go Rooms. Many features from the Aladdin still remain, most notably the 'expensive to replace' plumbing fixtures and shower tiling. Still, for $45 bucks on Priceline , this is a truly great value if you are lucky enough to stumble across it.

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Thanks for sharing your Planet Hollywood experience with us Joey!

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Comments & Discussion

Thanks for the pix and review Joey. Did the $45 include taxes and service charges??

I was at PH last week and i spent about 100 more for my rooms but the room that I was in looked that same as it did when i was there last year. The view was simliar since I was closer to the Paris but I did have a nice view of the Strip. They do give you a lot of magazines to read while you are there including the lame OK!. I didnt use the internet service while I was there but at one point there were computers in the room and not just the terminals. I did use the tub and it is very comfortable. As far as the rest of the bathrooms are concerned the water pressure on the north side of the building is weak so you hear the sink rumbling from time to time. as far as the timeshare folks go if you dont make eye contact then they seem to let you pass by. The 5.00 water is a joke since you can load up with 1.00 water at the Hawaiian Marketplace and keep your ice bucket full. The bed is one of the most comfortable beds you can lie in. As far as room service goes there are a lot of dining options but my neighbors ordered food and the staff wasnt too quick to remove the trays from the hallway.

Donny, here is the receipt from Priceline and there were no additional charges from Planet Ho upon check out.

Your Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $45.00
Subtotal: $90.00
Taxes & Service Fees: $16.94
Total Charges*: $106.94

It's funny about the pic of the shower with the mold in it. I never noticed it and all and wonder if its a different color grout or something. The room from what I remember was spotless. Everything except the exterior windows which were a little spotty.

I'd stay at Planet Ho for under $100 a night any time. If you like the younger vibe thing that many Vegas places have been going for, PH has done a great job IMO.

The spa needs an overhaul though that's for sure, in relation to other Vegas spas they need new management and should send their people to the other spas around town to take notes. Caesars spa is incredible BTW.

Next year I'm hoping to pay up a little and stay at Encore though if I can get it for under $160 a night.

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