Travel Information

Staying in a Hotel?

Otakon Vegas is located at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, right in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip! All hotel rooms have completed renovations and are now in their "Ultra-Hip" styled rooms, beautiful new rooms with modern furnishings, but *retaining* their extra-deep bathtubs. Rooms start at 450 square feet and are available as one or two bed layouts.

Since it’s Las Vegas, you’ve got lots of options for where to stay, but we’ve worked with the Planet Hollywood to provide you with a special discounted rate just for our attendees. Attendees who book with our room block may receive exclusive programming events, and by booking with our block you help us keep the show at the location where it is.

Please take a look at the Hotel Information page for more info as well as special offers for those who stay in our room block! Make sure you use the link from our web site so you receive our special discounted rates!

Air Travel

Flying to McCarran International Airport (LAS) is the best way to get to Las Vegas. McCarran is served by an extensive number of airlines, with nonstop service to destinations across the country and around the world. Flying time is around five hours from the East Coast, four from the Midwest, two from Texas, and one to one and a half from California.

Once you’ve landed, you’ll need to get from the airport to the hotel. Below is a list of services available to get to and from the airport.

  • Shuttle vans are one of the most economical ways to travel between the airport and hotel. Shuttle stands are available at both passenger terminals. The typical cost for a one-way trip between the airport and hotel is around $5-8. Since these vans are shared with other riders going to any number of destinations, this may not be the best option if you’re in a hurry.
  • Taxis are easy to find, with multiple taxi stands outside the baggage claim areas at both passenger terminals. Fares to the Strip are around $10-20. The taxi queues can appear long, but they generally do move quickly.
    • Travel sites may warn you about cab drivers taking the tunnel into the city; that route gives you a nicer view of the Strip from Interstate 15, but the road distance is longer, which means the fare is higher. Depending on your arrival time, the least congested route to your destination could be on or off the interstate. Ask your driver about current traffic conditions, and that should be a good way to help gauge the route.
  • Limousines/town cars are in a separate area from the taxis, but still easy to find. You can also call the hotel or one of the local limousine services to pick you up, and they will meet you at the baggage claim. This is the most expensive option by far, but you’ll arrive like a rock star.

Highway Travel

There are multiple routes into Las Vegas depending on where you’re coming from.

  • From California, I-15 is king, as it takes you through Barstow, Baker, and through the Mojave Desert. Though the desert is a bit cooler in the winter, it is always best to be prepared when driving through the Mojave.
  • If you’re driving through Arizona, I-40 comes in from the east, eventually meeting up with US-93 coming north from Phoenix. Follow US-93 into Nevada, and through to Las Vegas via I-515, I-215, and finally I-15. Because of severe traffic flow issues over the years, US-93 no longer runs directly along the top of the Hoover Dam, but you can still see the dam as you cross the newly built bridge on your way into town.
  • If you’re traveling from Reno and points north and west, then chances are US-95 is the road you’ll take. There isn’t much on this route, so make sure to top off the gas tank.

Once you’re in town, the Planet Hollywood Resort can be found at 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

Parking

The resort has a massive parking garage which is free to use, so find your spot and stake your claim to it. When coming down Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip) if heading north turn right onto Harmon Avenue, on the left is the garage and valet entrance. If using the parking garage, Planet Hollywood suggests driving through to valet and dropping off your luggage at the bell desk first, then parking your vehicle in the garage. This way you don't have to carry your luggage through the mall on your way to the casino and registration desk. Garage clearance is 6'8".

If you don’t feel like looking for yourself you can also Valet your car for free (minus tip). Please keep in mind that Valet space is limited, so service may not necessarily be available at your time of arrival.

Bus Travel

There are multiple intercity bus companies serving the Las Vegas area.