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Planet Hollywood Ultrahip Rooms

The VegasTripping Review 2016

Posted by Chuckmonster

I hate showering in a tub. The bathroom features a separate tub and shower... great.

Planet Hollywood Ultra Hip Room Review Tub2

More towels and another bar of bath soap from Gilchrist and Soames.

Planet Hollywood Ultra Hip Room Review Tub Soap

The shower features a shelf and a foot rest. Is that a foot rest. Regardless it was clean and the white tile gave it a modern classy feel.

Planet Hollywood Ultra Hip Room Review Shower

The throne room.

Planet Hollywood Ultra Hip Room Review Throne Room

The commode is a low slung affair with a button on the side. No Shatphone, no utility rolls.

Planet Hollywood Ultra Hip Room Review Throne Planet Hollywood Ultra Hip Room Review Door


The new Ultrahip Rooms at Planet Hollywood provide sexy bang for the apartment dwelling Vegas visitor looking for a touch of glamour in their trip. The bed was comfortable, the atmosphere was kept icy cold by a loud wall mounted A/C, hot water flowed endlessly and I didn't clog the toilet. Detractors include tacky/cheap design choices, no mini-bar offerings and a sticker price that trended towards the higher end of the middle tier spectrum.

Better values may be had elsewhere, but when tacking on rising resort fees, parking fees and other anti-customer policies at neighboring resorts, Planet Hollywood's Ultrahip rooms might pencil out to be the better overall bet.

Room Rundown

At last our patented hotel Room Rundown video. Since these rooms are brand spanking new we didn't do a blacklight version of the video.

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Comments & Discussion:

Posted by missmonkay on Wednesday, 27th July 2016 1:24pm:

The room is unappealing, but the tub is nice.

Posted by RobbieNomi on Wednesday, 27th July 2016 1:27pm:

I know I'm in the minority, but I miss the uniqueness of each room's memorabilia. There was something so "only in Vegas" about being able to wake up next to Walter Matthau's hat or the plate from "Spaceballs".

Posted by Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 27th July 2016 1:43pm:

^ yeah Robbie, but the lacquer fingers!

Posted by travisl on Wednesday, 27th July 2016 1:49pm:

It's nice that they finally updated the bathroom sink fixtures. Although Planet Hollywood hasn't been the Aladdin for the last nine years, my last stay in 2013 still had the Aladdin oil lamp style sink.

Posted by anawas on Wednesday, 27th July 2016 5:49pm:

I've liked what Caesars has done with Harrah's, Cromwell, and (for the most part) its Julius tower rooms. But this bedroom is a miss for the design team, which is a shame because I had high hopes for this review when you stepped off the elevator.

I actually prefer an empty hotel fridge to one filled with overpriced beverages. So the P.Ho gets points there. The bathrooms look fantastic, too. I even like the peace fingers, dude.

But there's nothing appealing about the rest of the room, including the begging-to-be-stained fainting couch, the coffee "nook" where I presume a closet used to sit, the artwork on top of artwork, and the other "flair."

I'd probably stay in an ugly hotel room with a great bathroom before staying in a great hotel room with an ugly bathroom, but in Vegas there are so many rooms that do both things well.

Posted by mnvegasguy on Wednesday, 27th July 2016 10:17pm:

Really hard to get excited about that room when I've seen similar prices at Cosmo and lower at Aria. I hoped that the updates would make PH feel hip again. Note I've given up on Aria with all the MGM crap.

Posted by pkluvsvegas on Thursday, 28th July 2016 11:09am:

The P-Ho's renovation looks great. I love the bathroom. I'd definitely give them a shot.

Posted by Vegasjeff on Thursday, 28th July 2016 2:19pm:

Great review as always chuck, those shitty coffee pods aren't complimentary?

Posted by Drake on Friday, 29th July 2016 2:40am:

Great review, I wouldn't mind staying there myself. I'm a fan of tubs and walk-in showers too. BUT…not at weeknight rates north of $200 a night with resort fee added.

Price-wise, it looks like these renovated "standard" rooms are going at a huge mark-up over the yet-to-be renovated standard rooms—which is the same thing they're doing next door at Paris in their rolling reno. I'll be watching how they price out down the road.

Posted by jinx73 on Friday, 29th July 2016 5:50am:

It does look like they've updated the bathroom some, but its amazing that it's still essentially the same bathroom as when the Alladin was built. Which in truth is far and the away the best part of any PH room, for the layout, tub, size, etc. I do like that it looks like they added some shelves in the shower area, which were severely lacking before.

As always a very nice review.

Posted by levans on Saturday, 30th July 2016 1:16am:

PH was my hotel of choice when I decided to return to Vegas. I never had a bad experience there. The rooms are fine, the beds were large and soft and the dining/shopping options are some of the best on the Strip. Aside from the fainting couch and the fridge this looks like the room I stayed in years ago. I may give the place a go again.

Posted by CStoneNo37 on Thursday, 5th January 2017 1:01pm:

I'll be opening Planet Hoboken in Las Vegas in 2018. North strip, of course.

Posted by MinVegas on Tuesday, 10th January 2017 11:13pm:

Everytime I see that nude woman with the top hat, I scream on behalf of her spine.