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Just got back from PH- Thumbs Up!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by jbk1972, Dec 13, 2007.

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  1. jbk1972

    jbk1972 Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    So, I just got back from a 4-night stay at Planet Hollywood. Overall, I give it the nod. I enjoyed the stay quite a bit.

    The start of the trip started a little slow, My ride was late picking me up. I was going to try the $20 trick, but forgot. When we got there, the line went quickly and I asked for a room with a good view. They gave me a room on the 15th floor in the south tower overlooking Vegas Blvd. I could see the Bellagio fountains. I did have to wait a few hours to check in because the room wasn't ready, but I was fine with that.

    The positives: No construction left, it was clean and very nice inside. The staff was friendly. I was comped two buffet meals at the Spice Market. The Sports Book staff was great. They gave me 6 free drink tickets over 2 days. They also gave me nice frosted glasses for betting. I went 6 of 7 in the NFL straight bets :). I loved the bed and the tub in the rooms. The location is great. I spent a lot of time at Paris at the 3-card poker tables. Fun fun fun. The Planet Hollywood Pleasure Pit was kinda nice. Dancers on the tables behind the dealers. Very nice.

    The negatives: Although I liked the bed and tub, I think the room was semi-renovated. The carpet was still old and some of the fixtures were rusty and old as well. I looks like they replaced the furniture and put in tile floors in the bathroom. The room wasn't bad, just not immaculate. But, I'm ok with that. I liked the Mirage and NYNY room better than the one I got there. The casino itself was nice, but a little confusing. I had a hard time finding the sports book. The dealers were a little cold and could have been more friendly. I had better luck at the Paris with the gaming and the dealers.

    Final thoughts: I liked it a lot and had a great time. I will stay there at some point. The PH staff were really cool. After comping me two buffet meals, they offered another when I was leaving. That's a first for me. NYNY and Mirage were really stingy on comps. I'd recommend the PH.

    My next stop will be Paris. I played 3-card Poker for about 6 hours Tuesday night and played on a really fun table. Everyone was hitting good hands. Everyone was cheering and high-fiving including the dealers that came through. I loved the atmosphere at Paris.

    Here are a few photos. I love my new camera, the Canon SD1000. I recommend it for vacation photos. You can see more on the link below.<br>
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    [​IMG]<br><b>Checking, nice.</b><br>
    [​IMG]<br><b>The entrance off Las Vegas Blvd.</b><br>
    [​IMG]<br><b>The comfy bed.</b><br>
    [​IMG]<br><b>The lovely tub.</b><br>
    [​IMG]<br><b>Oh so close (that happened about 7 times).</b><br>
    [​IMG]<br><b>Nice view of the Bellagio and the City Centre construction. It is coming along.</b><br>
    [​IMG]<br><b>The gallery on the Mezzanine level by the Business Center.</b><br>
    [​IMG]<br><b>The fancy shampoo bottles.</b><br>
    [​IMG]<br><b>The freebies from the Sports Book.</b><br>
    [​IMG]<br><b>The saddest part of the trip... going home.</b></center><br><p>
    <b>See more at:</b>
    http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Uc=708tyq7.c92nrhin&Uy=e05w4x&Upost_signin=Slideshow.jsp%3Fmode%3Dfromshare&Ux=0&mode=fromshare&conn_speed=1
     
  2. doctor_al

    doctor_al VIP Whale

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    This looks like a trip report to me, so I moved it into the appropriate section.

    Nice pics, too bad you didn't quite hit on the royal but 6/7 at the book ain't bad. :thumbsup:

    BTW, the construction in your Bellagio pic is Cosmopolitan, which is going up on a sliver of land between Bellagio and City Center. Just behind what looks like a big tv screen you can see the old Jockey Club that they're building around.
     
  3. jbk1972

    jbk1972 Low-Roller

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    ah ok. I thought the whole thing was the City Center. I forgot about the Cosmo.
     
  4. gmoney590

    gmoney590 VIP Whale

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    Very nice. I always love pics with a report. Too bad about the royal; at least you hit a straight, I can't even do that when I hold two or three to a royal.
     
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  5. jbk1972

    jbk1972 Low-Roller

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    Funny thing, a friend I was with hit the Royal twice in two days at the TI. And she was playing $1 slots. $8000.00! :thumbsup:
     
  6. Reston

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    Sounds like a great trip! When I was at PH last week, I had trouble finding the sports book and bar there the first time -- and I knew where it was supposed to be. (The bartender there was complaining that no one knows it's there. I don't think there's any signage at all.)

    If you had a single sink in the bathroom, the tile floors likely have always been there. The did little to renovate the bathrooms. Surprised about the carpet though; it should have been replaced. Did your room have a big black credenza with a flat-screen tv?

    Re: the games, did you try the new Let It Ride game with the 3-card poker bonus bet. You'd probably like it.
     
  7. jbk1972

    jbk1972 Low-Roller

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    I didn't play the Let it Ride. I think was in a non-renovated room. I didn't have a flat screen tv.

    It was pretty easy to get confused there. But I liked it. I went to the Sports Book a lot and kept getting turned around up until the last day I was there.
     
  8. mrsvjw

    mrsvjw High-Roller

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    Awesome pics!!

    Question -- did you notice if they have Pinks open yet??
     
  9. jbk1972

    jbk1972 Low-Roller

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    I didn't notice Pinks. The one thing that kinda bugged me was it was very busy and almost overload, but I would definitely stay there again.
     
  10. ssfblue

    ssfblue Low-Roller

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    AWESOME TR! Glad you had fun!
     
  11. captjoe

    captjoe Tourist

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    Thanks for the info and pics.

    Great job!
     
  12. skybank

    skybank Low-Roller

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    Thanks for your report and from your picture you did not have a renovated room.

    This is what renovated rooms look like:

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    The bathrooms are the same just movie related pictures.
     
  13. HurricaneMikey

    HurricaneMikey A-List Buffoon

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    Mmmm... Woodford Reserve. I used to have a bottle of that somewhere around here. :drunk:

    Mikey
     
  14. jbk1972

    jbk1972 Low-Roller

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    Yeah, I was definitely in an old room. I didn't mind it as is. Next time I stay there, I will ask for an updated room. I'm hoping for a quick trip in June or July.
     
  15. angel81chick

    angel81chick Abuelita

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    Great TR!! And thanks for the pics....like gmoney...i love a TR w/ pics!! :)
     
  16. jbk1972

    jbk1972 Low-Roller

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    I like the ones with pics too. I changed the link to the Kodakgallery link. I was having problem with that not working. Some of the photos in the link were at Green Valley Ranch.
     
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