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“Wonderful Wonderful - had the 2 room suite, say no more....” 5 of 5 stars
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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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australia
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Wonderful Wonderful - had the 2 room suite, say no more....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I booked the 2 room suite for my parents at the ELARA. they were in Vegas (from Australia) after driving Route 66 to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. My husband & i met up with them at the end of their trip to be witnesses at their Renewal of Wedding Vows by Elvis!
The Elara was more than we anticipated & could want!
The location is great, easy walk to the strip thru the Miracle Mile shops.
Access to food was excellent, restaurants & shops.
The room was amazing. The corner suite, had views like we have never seen before!
A full kitchen & dining room, separate lounge room, 2 bedrooms, the main bedroom with a complete ensuite, double basin, double shower, and spa bath.
I think the highlight was the floor to ceiling projector screen for the TV! Our jaws just dropped.
Next time I would like to take my family to enjoy all the Elara has to offer..Viva Las Vegas!!

  • Stayed May 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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Mechelen, Belgium
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22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The Elara is just located behind the Planet Hollywood Resort, so really center-Strip. At the bottom you'll find the Miracle Mile Shopping Center, which you will actually pass through to gain access to the Strip. From there everything is within walking distance, although distances are longer than they appear!

The hotel is impeccably clean and well-run. The staff very friendly, cooperative and polite. Our room was a Junior Suite, which was an upgrade package I bought end of 2012 when they ran a "start-up" promotion (a junior suite for the price of a standard room). I paid 119$ per night. What I got for that? The largest and most technologically advanced suite I have ever seen. No really, I have stayed in senior and executive suites around the world in the past that weren't even half the size as what they call "junior suite" at the Elara! We had a very large living room combined with a very large and complete kitchen with a huge dining table. The second room consisted of a large bedroom with an ultra comfortable king, and yeah baby: a big jacuzzi. To finish you'll find here a large and modern bathroom with a large shower and large separate private toilet.

The kitchen had all appliances a modern house should have, such as a large oven, large microwave, dishwasser and even an American fridge with water dispenser and ice maker. And technology, boy o boy, this is clearly Vegas: a widescreen TV in the living room, a 32" TV at the kitchen table, electronic window shutters to darken the ceiling-to-floor windows topped in the living room with an HD beamer that turns the shutter into a huge cinemascreen (yes, even a sound system is provided!!!), a television in the bathroom, a widescreen TV in the bedroom, a washing machine in the bathroom... To much to sum up.

And service, well, the handle was broken of our washing machine, so we couldn't open the door. One call to reception, 10 minutes later a technician came to see, he said he would return, which he did 10 minutes later with an entirely new door, which he mounted in only five minutes... Djeez, in most hotels you'll get the word "maniana", here they bend backwards to serve you immediately.

No question, my next round of Vegas, Elara it will be! It's actually a pity with this room you have to leave it to enjoy the city.

Thanks guys, I'll be back!

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  • Stayed June 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

First visit to Las Vegas! This hotel was in a great location and we appreciated that we could get to the lobby of the hotel by walking through a very cool shopping mall and not a smokey casino. When we arrive we were upgraded to a one bedroom suite. Kitchen,TV screen that filled an entire wall of the living room, Jacuzzi tub in the bedroom. Very nice! The noise from the air conditioners outside the hotel were bothering my sleep but we were changed the next day to a different room with no problems. We will stay here again!

Room Tip: Higher floor to avoid the AC noise
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We stayed at the Elara Hilton Grand Vacations in Las Vegas for 6 nights in June and had a great time.

Pros
Friendly staff, very efficient check-in (unfortunately we were checked in to a room that hadn't been fully serviced but that was rectified immediately and we we placed on a higher floor), great location, no casino in the hotel so no noisy lobby to walk though, a non - smoking building, great rooms (we had a one bedroom apartment at a great rate and it was pretty awesome), nicely located pool (not the biggest in Vegas but still adequate) and security staff at the elevators who check your room key every time you go up to your room.

Cons
Banging doors!! The room doors are so highly sprung that you could get your daily workout just trying to open them, and they're sprung so that they slam shut - hard! You actually have to make a conscious physical effort to hold on to them so they don't slam. This was obviously too much for some people and consequently there were banging doors 24/7. To make matters worse our suite was located adjacent to a housekeeping storeroom and the repeated slamming of that door actually shook our bedroom wall. We ended up dragging the bed away from the wall so that the bed didn't shudder each time the door banged shut - seriously!

One other small thing - a cleaner dropped a face washer in the corridor outside our room. We decided to see how long it stayed there. 24 hours later it was still lying there despite cleaning staff operating up and down the corridor.

But overall, excellent value for money. We'll be back again - but away from any storerooms and armed with earplugs!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Of the Hilton choices in Vegas, this one has the best location. It is connected to the mall that leads to Planet Hollywood. So, the fact that you are in a nongaming facility is not a problem for those who want to play a bit each evening before calling it a night!
We had a 1-br suite; spacious bath, full kitchen and dining area. There was a TV in the bath, br, lr and dining area. (Maybe a few too many?) My favorite feature of the space was the screen which came down over the full wall of windows in the living room area. It turned into a movie screen showing TV or movies. It was huge! This would be a great place to hang for the next Super Bowl or major sporting event!
The pool area was spacious and not as hectic as those at the major casino hotels. Since I am not longer single and in bikini shape (smiles) this works for me!

Room Tip: The parking garage is fee- love that. The attached mall is great for the shoppers and for a quick bi...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Westminster, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Overall excellent hotel and service. Rooms were large with good views. Please relocate the smoking area from the entrance lobby. The checkin by Ray was excellent. The accesss of the room, the fast elevators and pool were all worth it. The additional bonus of conecting the Elara to Planet Hollywood and Mile Squre mall!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I stayed here as a present to myself for my birthday.First off the parking garage is extremely close to the resort entrance so it is very easy to get into lobby. The room I had was outstanding in every way with the full kitchen and tv's everywhere. The pool is large with lots of lounge chairs to use. The price was excellent for what you get.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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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
#27 Romantic Hotel in Las Vegas
#28 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*
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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