Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas

Hotel: Planet Hollywood

Location: Las Vegas

Reason for Trip: Girls Getaway

A friend and I stayed at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas September 21-23. We were pleasantly surprised by our stay.

We booked the Hollywood Hip room under the Drinks are on us promotion, so we received a bottle of liquor for each night we stayed (the promotion has changed to per stay, but our room was booked under the old terms). The room was plenty big. There has initially been three of us, and there would have been plenty of room for a roll-away bed. We were in the White Men Can't Jump room, and there was memorabilia from them movie around the room. The two queen beds were awesomely comfortable. The flat screen TV was nice (but we rarely used it). The bathroom was huge. There was a shower, vanity area, soaking tub and a toilet area. The soaking tub was fabulous after a long day of walking on the strip.

The casino was small, but fun. We stuck mainly to the slots, so we were okay, but bigger gamblers may find a bigger casino more to their liking. There were many food options on site. We saw a lunch special for Yolos (a Mexican grill) during check in, so we checked that out first. The 12.95 was well worth it (salsa and chips, a salad, and an entrée), plus you can get a house margarita for 3.95. The only other place we ate in the actual casino was the Planet Daillies. It is a 24 hour café on the casino floor. The prices are mid range, but you do get a coupon at check in. I had a breakfast scrambler, and it was pretty tasty. Granted, had it not been after midnight, and I had not been alone I may have gone looking outside of the casino. There is The Spice Market Buffet, and Earl of Sandwich and Koi also on site. There are also a few bars and lounges like with any casino. The Extra Lounge hosted Monday Night Football, so that was a plus for us (the Colts were playing).

The casino is also attached to the Miracile Mile Shops. It is fun to walk around, shop, pick up souvenirs at the ABC store, and people watch in the mall. There are also more food options. There is even a place where you can get breakfast for $4.00 (La Salsa Cantina).

One of the things we loved about Planet Hollywood, was its location. It is centrally located on the strip. A Walgreens is just a short walk away. Many of the main attractions are near by. Sure, it is nearly a three mile walk to the Stratosphere, but there are lots of places to stop along the way. It was also great to have so much to do under one roof. Yes we loved Vegas and being out and about, but it was also nice to have a great place to call base camp.

We have decided to make this an annual trip, and we are going to stay here again!

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