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Planet Hollywood 9/22-9/26

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by VegasKing, Sep 28, 2010.

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  1. VegasKing

    VegasKing Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    I will spare you the details of the trip and provide a summary of the places and observations.

    Planet Hollywood room:
    $20 trick worked for PH. Booked a Standard Hollywood Hip room, got upgraded to a Resort Room (120 sq feet more) with an awesome view of the Bellagio Fountains and the PH pools.
    The room only had a total of 2 drawers for clothes, even in our 2 queen beds room. Had a separate shower and a tub. Shower had a bench, it was nice. For some reason, they decided not to put locks on the bathroom (neither the bathroom as a whole nor the toilet), very weird. The room was big and nice though.

    Nightlife/Daylife:
    VooDoo Lounge - the Rio is kinda trashy, VooDoo had awesome views and it was not slammed packed (it was a Wed though). The crowd was upper 20s-low 40s. Below average in the talent department.
    Tao - went on Thursday, they tend to oversell their club, so it gets way too packed upstairs. Good crowd, but if you go, get bottle service upstairs in the main room otherwise it is just too cramped.
    Surrender - really liked the layout, not overly packed, really nice, cool vibe
    Wet Republic - didn't go here this trip, but friends did, it is still great. Like going on Friday as opposed to Saturday where it gets packed.

    Restaurants:
    Planet Dailies - open 24/7, extensive menu and reasonable prices, very good
    Earl of Sandwich - open late maybe 24/7, usually long line, sandwiches are great and for only $5.99
    Mon Ami Gabi - delicious, went there twice, great for morning or lunch and patio. sits on strip with view of bellagio fountains. wait no longer than 15 minutes. everything we had was exceptional.
    Nobhill - excellent meal, the braised shortrib is amazing
    Yolos - food was average. do NOT get the margaritas. had absolutely no alcohol in there. Maybe the worst margarita of all time. Talked to someone else later that worked in the hotel, and they stated it is notoriously bad margaritas
    Garduno's - very good mexican food, huge portions, great drinks
    Burger Bar - been there before, still the best burger in Vegas. Awesome
    Cabo Wabo - pretty good, sat on patio but could have done without the constant misters.
    Cafe Vettro - not impressed, it is almost like Aria's version of a diner, food was average at best and too expensive. Avoid unless dragged in there.

    Cirque:
    Love - never been to a Cirque show, but it was pretty good. Couldn't really follow the storyline, it had some guy with roses that kept popping up not sure what he was supposedly doing there. Some of my friends had been to shows before and I think we expecting more amazing moments

    Casinos:
    Planet Hollywood - the vibe is really good, preferred it during the day better, got a little sketchy on weekend night.
    Aria - never been here before, but it turned out to be my favorite casino of the trip. Really liked the setup, table minimums were not out of control, could find a table pretty easily. The dealers and croupiers were exceptional, the staff was very good. Very impressed with the casino (despite the office building look)
    Mirage - had a good time here, great vibe in the casino, liked it a lot
    Bellagio - nice, but it was hard to find tables during the night, it was great once we were able to sit at a table, dealers were pretty good
    NYNY - still too smokey for my taste, but I did like the baccarat table
    Luxor - dealers were not friendly at all, went to a couple of tables all were the same
    Tropicana - liked the new setup, the hotel is coming along nicely. Crowd has a mix of older and younger, not bad.
    Wynncore - didn't gamble there long this trip
     
  2. Blondie76

    Blondie76 Low-Roller

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    I like the categorized reports. Good job. PH can draw in "that" homie crowd on the weekends. I'm looking forward to visiting City Center for the first time this November. Thanks for the report. We don't care for Dailies but do like Earl's. :)
     
  3. sin

    sin VIP Whale

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    Nice report! Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. tazdev75

    tazdev75 Tourist

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    great trip report!!
     
  5. ilovevegasbaby

    ilovevegasbaby Tourist

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    Thanks for the report. We stayed at the PH September 19th - 21st. We upgraded to a Resort room too. It was a nice room. Very large. It was the William Wallace room :). We had a view of the pool and the Bellagio fountains as well. I was hoping to take a great picture at night of the fountains but those flood lights they angle up at the the hotel were blinding and we couldn't :(.

    It was a good comfortable room though. Although the TV was at an odd angle to the bed.
     
  6. VegasKing

    VegasKing Low-Roller

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    The TV was at an odd angle for us as well. We had the Alec Guiness room, with no Star Wars paraphernalia.
     
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