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Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club - Center Strip
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   80 E. Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Formerly Planet Hollywood Towers)   |  
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Ranked #31 of 272 Hotels in Las Vegas
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“This is the place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Stayed for a week and the pool opened during out stay opening day was March 30 yeah!. First day pool was open it was packed!. Love the sun and fun in Vegas. Suite was awsome more than enough space for me and my friends. Over all was great. Will be back.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huntington, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I stayed at this property for four nights while in the area on business. I reserved a junior suite with a king bed at a rate of $89/night. I received a complimentary upgrade to a one bedroom suite.

This Hilton property is located central strip. It is attached to Planet Hollywood and the Miracle Mile Mall, each offering a plethora of shopping and dining options. The property is well marked but access to self parking can be a little challenging as the area is not accessible from the main check-in area. Guests should plan to enter the road just east of the main entrance and park as close as possible to floor three of the garage. This allows easy access to the hotel.

The exterior of the site was clean and the parking lot was well lit and in good repair. Despite construction in the area, the lobby space was clean and check-in was a breeze. The clerk was polite, cheery and helpful. Access to the elevators is security controlled, a nice touch in the Las Vegas market.

Elevator cabs and interior hallways were found to be clean and well lit. Suite bedding and furnishings were clean and in good repair. All standard amenities were found for the bath. Kitchen furnishings, televisions and washer/dryer all worked as advertised.

Housekeeping during my stay was pretty solid. I did call one day for bath soap and and shampoo as replacements were not left. This was quickly remedied by a quick call to housekeeping.

Check out was prompt as the folio was correct. I was thanked for my business and invited back.

Should the need arise, I would choose this property again. It provides an exceptional value in terms of space available and room quality at the price point.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saskatoon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This hotel may not be right on the strip and it may not have a casino but that's a bonus. It is quiet, extremely clean, has great views, affordable, modern decor, comfy king size bed, awesome and friendly staff and in this reviewers opinion, one of the best values in Vegas. And don't be worried about the location. It's attached to the Miracle Mile mall which is right on the strip and is super convenient. You can also choose to walk to the strip outside and it is a nice walk that will take mere minutes. Truly a great bang for the buck!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hiltongrandvacations, Manager at Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club - Center Strip, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thanks for the great comments and I am so happy that you had a great time. It is funny that you called us a gem since that is what our name Elara stands for. (actually it is a rare cut of diamond) I have to agree that our location is ideal for someone here on business or leisure. We are a great option if you want to be close enough to the action but at the same time have the option to get away and relax.

Stephen Arent
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

There are some extreme high and low points at this hotel, so I rated it average.

Low:
* The lobby and pool are currently under construction. The lobby was sparsely decorated and seems to suffer from an identity problem with streamed-lined modern lounge chairs mixed with traditional style sectionals.
* The pool was closed and there is no mention of this on their website or after making reservations. Once I found out about the closure (Thanks,Tripadvisor!), I asked to cancel my reservations, which was already past the cancellation period, and was told they could not do it without avoiding the penalties. They told me that we could use Planet Hollywood's pool, which was not an option for me as I was traveling with my 4-year old since it was packed with drunk spring breakers. This was very disappointing.
* The rooms were clean, but a little dusty. Enough to make my allergies act up.
* No telephone or TV express check out.

High:
* We had a 1 bedroom suite and it was huge!
* The projector attached to the TV was a nice treat.
* The huge tub was nice to have. The tubs are supposed to be a whirlpool, but ours did not work, which think is a problem other had (definitely a low).
* We stayed on the 25th floor, so the views were nice.

This hotel will be nice once the renovations are completed. With so many other hotel options in Vegas, I would wait before coming back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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hiltongrandvacations, Manager at Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club - Center Strip, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
I appreciate the kind words about our rooms and that you were happy with all of the amenities that come with reserving a 1 bedroom suite. Our pool closure was definitely something that was not planned on taking so long to open and unfortunately due to weather conditions; we had to push the opening date back just a bit. I am sorry that Planet Hollywood was not a good option for you and your son and hopefully you will give us another chance now that our pool is open. We are in the tail end of our lobby renovation and have just a few items left to complete. We have also just begun a room renovation project that will transform our rooms into a chic modern look that is just going to be phenomenal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Spent a week in vegas staying here a few days and the Trop a few days and wish we would have skipped the trop and stayed here the entire week.

Great location, especially for a long stay. The inroom washer and dryer was great. We were treated great as diamonds and had an excellent view. My girlfriend loved the jacuzi type tub and I loved the tv set up:)

Plenty of places to eat at with the shops. Great location to the strip.

Staff was outstanding. No problem with my Hilton points posting or receiving the free wifi. Wifi worked great as well

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

What a fantastic hotel, great location,fantastic facilities with out the hustle and bustle of the casino. The staff were very attentive the room was spotless. The concierge was brilliant in recommending a tour of the Grand Cannon and Hoover Dame ( the pink jeep tours ) it was 12 hours but amazing. They even did my on-line return check-in for us and printed
off our boarding passes which was brilliant. Would highly recommend a stay at this fantastic hotel as even if you want the casino's, and night club's they are just minuets away.
The pool is amazing and has just been refurbished, so what are you waiting for !!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Midlothian, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Elara is at one end of the "magic mile" of shops and easily connects with Planet Hollywood as an alternative stay without a casino. The automatic shades revealing the strip view are great on the floor to ceiling windows. Nicely appointed with red leather sofa and a small refrigerator, microwave, sink and full size dishwasher in the studio unit. Great find!

Room Tip: Higher rooms offer best views. Pool was being renovated during our stay as a only downside.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 80 E. Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Formerly Planet Hollywood Towers)
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Location: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Las Vegas
#24 Romantic Hotel in Las Vegas
#25 Family Hotel in Las Vegas
#39 Business Hotel in Las Vegas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club - Center Strip 4.5*
Number of rooms: 1201
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the heart of the most desirable location in Las Vegas, Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club-Center Strip, provides an unrivaled resort setting. Towering over the center of the Las Vegas strip, the sleek 52-story tower is adjacent to the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino complex and offers adjoining access to the 170+ shops and restaurants in the Miracle Mile. Just across the street, find the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and City Center to experience the best of Las Vegas. The hotel is also conveniently located to the I-15 freeway and only four miles from McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas Executive Air Terminal and Signature Flight Support. ... more   less 
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Planet Hollywood Towers Hotel Las Vegas

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