Polly Pocket Spin N Surprise Hotel Review (Mattel)

What It Is

The Polly Pocket Spin 'N Surprise Hotel is no ordinary hotel playset because two of the rooms in the three-story hotel transform. Just spin the green knob to change the second-story scene from a hotel room to an outdoor water park, complete with a slide that goes out of the hotel and into a pool that you can fill with water. Spin the pink knob to change the third-story scene from a hotel suite to a game room with ping pong table and karaoke lounge. There is also a kid-operated elevator that makes a dinging noise whenever it reaches a floor. Kids can attach two Polly Pocket dolls to the elevator and watch the dolls spin around as they move the elevator up and down.

There are lots of accessories included with the Spin 'N Surprise Hotel, from a mini fridge and beds to a microphone and chaise lounges. Each piece is a Stick 'n Play accessory, which means the accessories have suction cups on their bottoms to ensure they stay in place even when kids are spinning around the rooms. This also means that kids can stick the pieces, including the Polly Pocket and Lila dolls, to any surface of the hotel. Stick the pieces in traditional spots or add a little comedy and fun to Polly's life by attaching her to the wall or a chair to the ceiling. The dolls' suction cup shoes can be removed.

Is It Fun?

With its Stick 'n Play accessories, the Spin 'N Surprise Hotel is a different way to play with Polly Pocket. It's nice that the pieces won't move during play (unless you unstick them and move them yourself), and it also makes storage after play a little easier. Kids will like being able to stick the accessories wherever they want to create a traditional or silly hotel. Kids will also like being able to spin the rooms, allowing them to easily change the scene and giving them more rooms in which to play. This playset is classic Polly with lots of surprise elements and opportunities for imaginative play.

Who It’s For

The Polly Pocket Spin 'N Surprise Hotel is for ages 4 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The playset takes about 15 minutes to assemble.

Because this playset uses water, make sure you play in an area where it's okay to get wet.

Additional Polly Pocket playsets featuring Stick 'n Play accessories include the Hangout House, sold separately.

Polly Pocket's unique sense of fun and humor often appeals to girls you might assume are "too old" for doll play.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy