3645 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV89109
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Around 1145 ish on a Saturday night I arrived at Bally’s. I had some information from a few friends that this $20 sandwich really goes a long way. The clerk looked fairly young and in my mind I thought she seems like she would definitely help me out. She took my ID and credit card and I quickly mentioned that if she could wave her magical wand and give me an amazing upgrade I would be very happy. She said “Let me see what I can find available.” She checked and by my lucky stars the celebrity suite was available!!
Cha-Ching! Went from having a normal room with no view, to a celebrity suite. Definitely Worth it.
Original reservation was for an average Jubilee room in February with a 4pm check-in time.
Arrived early at 3pm with a plan to tip $20 in exchange for a Jubilee room strip view along with the waiving of the early check-in fee.
I also planned to tip an additional $20 to be upgraded to a Studio Suite, this would equal a tip of $40 in total.
My first $20 tip was easily accepted and resulted in the waiving of the early check in fee along with receiving a strip view room on the 27th floor.
My second $20 tip would have also been easily accepted except that Bally’s had no Studio Suites available in the Jubilee tower but I was offered a Studio Suite in the North Tower which I declined because of the noise from the Drais nightclubs. I held back the second $20 tip because of this.
All in all the strip view upgrade was worth the first $20 tip but probably will not stay at Ballys again because the Jubilee Tower has too much nighttime noise from the Paris casino outdoor music club along with the noise/music from the Bellagio Fountains.
Booked a Resort Studio Suite, was upgraded to the Resort Tower’s King Executive Suite
We arrived the Monday before Thanksgiving around 1:30. We weren’t able to target a clerk but we’re able to get an upgrade from a Resort Room to a Resort Room Suite. She waived the $34 early check-in fee but we did have to wait a little for our room to be ready (she called us when we it was ready). She also gave us some extra coupons and water.
I went on a Tuesday afternoon, it was not super busy, but I waited in line and didn’t have the opportunity to choose a clerk. I asked him how he was doing, gave him my ID/CC with $20 as the meat, and asked if there were any room upgrades available.
My room was changed from the jubilee room strip view to a ‘studio suite.’ I essentially had a view of the Linq High Roller, and could see Caesar’s Palace to the left. So, unsure if it was a ‘true upgrade’ but it was definitely a very nice room.
We checked in on a Friday afternoon and it was busy. We didn’t get to target a clerk, but the one we got was nice enough. We handed him the sandwich and he began to type furiously. He handed me the $50 back and said that he wasn’t able to offer us an upgrade other than a high room with a view of the high roller because they were having a Seven Stars event at the hotel that weekend and that all upgrades were locked out in order to offer those rooms to those members, which is completely understandable. Even the Sunday brunch buffet was closed to only Seven Stars members. I felt bad taking the money back because it was offered to him as a tip, but he politely declined.
We didn’t target any clerk, and we also went in the mindset that this may not work.
We checked in around 3pm on a Wednesday and the line wasn’t long at all. I handed him the sandwich and the guy squeals “oooooh what do we have here?”. I was upfront with him and told him that I “had goodies for him” and he said “hold up” and walked into a room. He came back and apologized for being gone so long. He started typing furiously and said he had an Executive Suite available for us at no extra charge. He was so polite and funny, making small talk. We slipped him an additional $20 after the transaction was complete because he was such a great guy and so grateful for the tip.
I was checking in this past Tuesday afternoon for a four night stay leaving on my birthday, so I thought I had a good chance and opted for the $50 tip because of my longer stay which included a Friday night. I had a comped King smoking room, and anything above that would be great. He gave me the choice of a non smoking suite or a King room with some sort of premium view. I said I wanted the suite. Then he tapped around and said I got you on a higher floor, and I ended up on Floor 14 with a pretty cool High Roller view.
So definitely went into this with the mindset “Whoever checks me in is getting this $20 sandwich” it definitely paid off. The clerk took my ID and credit card as soon as she felt the 20 she immediately put the $20 back in my hand and said “Let me see what I can find available.” She checked and suites were not available but she typed away and found at least something.
Boom! Went from having a normal low floor room with no view, to a high floor jubilee room with a strip view of the Bellagio fountain. Honestly didn’t have to say much. I made small talk. I feel if you actually conversate and not sit there waiting for an upgrade like its a bonus trigger on a slot machine, things go smoother than normal. At the end I put the $20 back on the counter and she asked “Is this for me?” I said yes and thanked her and went on my way. Worth it.
Hello, checked in for 4 days on May 28th, for the first leg of a family vacation where we also happened to be celebrating an important birthday. We had booked three rooms so I sandwiched a $50. The clerk was very nice, sorry that I do not recall her name. She told me that she would be happy to check on an an upgrade and she said that she could upgrade two rooms but not three. She took the $50, completed the check in and off we went to our rooms. Long story short, we all got the same kind of room and it was the same as the room we booked, two queens, with a view of the high roller (not strip view). To be fair, it was Memorial Day weekend, and our stay was for four nights. I’ve read that shorter stays are more likely to receive upgrades. So, in short, we were told that we were upgraded, but we were not and the $50 was not returned. I hope others had better luck than we did.