Ballys

215 Reviews
(877) 603-4390
3645 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV89109
87% got a Vegas Hotel Deal
Ballys Hotel Las Vegas

Ballys Review Highlights

Recent Hotel Deals & Upgrades

Recent Room Upgrades: 100% 1/1
All Time Upgrades: 87% 169/195

Room Upgrade Reports

Bill
01/06/2017
Tipped:  $50 Upgraded to  Indigo Tower Suite  from  Indigo Room 

When I arrived at Bally’s at around 6pm, the front desk was extremely busy with a long line of people waiting to check in. I dropped my bags with the bellhop desk and went out to dinner. I came back to the front desk around 10pm. There was no one in line and I picked a guy behind the desk who looked like he was around 35-40 years old. I folded a $50 bill and placed it between my credit card and drivers license. He asked if I was there to check in, I said yes and he asked for ID. I handed him the “Vegas sandwich” and he set it down on the counter next to his keyboard. I asked, “Would you mind looking into any available upgrades to my room?” He replied, “Sure… let me see what we have available. How about a suite?” To which I agreed that would work out just fine. He picked up my ID and credit card, handed them back to me and put the $50 in his pocket. We thanked each other and I was on my way. Room was nice, big, it had a living room, dining area, wet bar, bedroom, two bathrooms, a dance studio (which seemed odd) and a really nice view of the Vegas strip. The only thing that would have been a better upgrade, is to get that type of room in the newer Jubilee Tower. But I wasn’t complaining.

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Gardner
05/14/2018
Saved:  $Unsure Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Grand Suite  from  Unsure 

So I had an offer for two free nights in the new tower. “Resort room” was the type when I made my reservation. 2 queen beds NS in the description. Got there around 3:30 on Sunday 5/13/18 and waited in line. The woman who helped me had just started her shift I think I was her 3rd customer. Was super nice to her right away asked how her day was going etc. She asked for my card and ID. Gave her the sandwich. She set the $20 and my credit card down and scanned my ID. Said “so I’ve got you in the resort tower with two queen beds, yes?” And I said “yes, but do you have any complimentary room upgrades?” Her “hang on…you don’t need the two queen beds?” Me “no that was the only option it gave me” her “okay….” she clicked away for a minute and then “I have a grand quite room with a jacuzzi and king bed is that ok?” Yes ma’am thank you!! She couldn’t have been more nice. Room is great!! King bed huge flat screen, at least 55-60”, jacuzzi, huge walk in shower with two doors. This works!!

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Art
12/20/2017
Saved:  $200 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Jubilee Grand Suite  from  Indigo Room 

Checked in on 12/18. staying for 4 nights total. got the room on a 3rd party site for about 26 a night. Arrived at about 2PM. they were really pushing the “early check-in kiosk” however the line was not too long and was looking to get this upgrade. i let a couples behind me go as i wanted to get the more happy clerk to better my odds. i then get called out of line by a staff member from the diamond /vip room and was told i could check-in there. walked up to the clerk and told her if there was any comp upgrades available. she took my cards and layed them on the counter with splitting the cards and moving the bill off to the side. she quickly got to work, typing away. i was originally was booked for the old tower and was told there was a room available in the newer tower with a Jacuzzi if id like to take it.

overall great experience for the first time trying it out.

will be doing this moving forward whenever i book.

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Jennifer Barrera
06/13/2011
Tipped:  $40 Upgraded to  HIGH ROLLER PENTHOUSE!!!! NORTH TOWER.  from  classic south tower room 

My husband had used the 20 dollar trick before and it worked like a charm at Excalibur. This trip was for our anniversary and we booked at Bally\’s. The first time we were so nervous, but this trip we were totally excited to try this trick again. We decided to tip 40 this time because we wanted to try and get a Jr. Suite. We checked in around 4 pm on a Monday. The clerk was a 40ish caucasian lady but she looked happy so we thought \”What the heck?\” I went to call and check on the kids while my husband went to the desk. He slipped the 40 between his ID and CC and explained to the clerk that it was our 8th anniversary (true) and was there anything she could do to make it special for me so I would enjoy myself and stop worrying about the kids. She started typing away, smiled and said of course she could make it special! She thanked my husband for the tip and handed over the room key. We were on the 25th floor…the top floor, the only thing above is ballrooms and confrence rooms. We get to our room and open the door and the first thing that hit us were the STAIRS!!! Yep, 2 story penthouse, 2 bathrooms, floor to ceiling windows, loft bedroom with king bed, dining area, full living room, and a wet bar!!!!! We find out later from housekeeping that this room is not available to the general public and is reserved for celebrities and high rollers!!! Oh, and did I mention the view of the fountains at the Bellagio on the right and the Eiffel Tower at Paris on the left???? It was amazing. We had 4 nights in this amazingly beautiful penthouse. Best 40 we ever spent!!!

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Michael
12/17/2016
Saved:  $200+ Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Indigo Junior Suite  from  Indigo Room 

Didn’t target any specific clerk, but got the one I wanted. Younger woman. Mid twenties. Checking in a little early.

Had my 20 sandwiched but it was sticking out a little on the side. Didn’t have to ask for an upgrade. The great clerk got searching immediately. Offered junior suite or jacuzzi suite. Took the junior since it had a strip view on a higher floor.

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Allen B
09/28/2015
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Jubilee Grand Suite  from  Jubilee Room Strip View 

First, let me tell you I THOUGHT i was booked in to Harrah’s, but that’s a whole nother story. When I tried to check in at Harrah’s I was routed to the high end check in lady and she politely said she was not allowed to do the upgrade. So, by the time I went to Ballay’s I was quite flustered. The young lady at the front desk at about 6:00PM was very nice and accommodating. Upgraded to a gorgeous suite overlooking the strip. Plus when I got home and opened my bill, surprise!, $56 in resort fees waived! I already had a nice room comp’d from minimal gambling on the Rewards card in New Orleans, so it was a giant comp on top of a comp

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Stan
04/13/2019
Saved:  $240 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Jubilee Room Strip View  from  Jubilee Room 

Worked, went from the room she booked to the room she wanted. Got an amazing strip view with a king bed instead of the queen without a view. Saving us 80 bucks a night.

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Liam
02/25/2019
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Unsure  from  Jubilee Room Strip View 

Booked a Jubilee Strip view room on a comp.

Went to a female clerk in the diamond line. Handed the sandwich to her and clearly she knew what I wanted. Quietly asked if she had either a Jubilee Executive Suite or Jubilee Premium suite available.

Asked if I needed the two beds that I had booked, and I said no.

Didn’t say what I was getting but it turned out to be a Jubilee Executive.

While it was on a low floor, and didn’t have the best view I could still see some of the Bellagio Fountains if I looked out the window at an angle

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Jeon
11/26/2018
Saved:  $400 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Unsure  from  Jubilee Room Strip View 

I got upgraded to Jubilee executive suite!

We arrived at Bally’s around midnight. There were only 2 clerks there. One seemed like he was having a good day, and the other one… she was arguing with the customer about something and the manager was right next to her. So I started praying. “Please let me go to that guy. please…” but of course, when it’s my turn, the customer that was yelling walks off. I went up to her as her manager went back to his room, I said “hello” and gave her my sandwich. When she got my sandwich, she kind of dropped the 20 dollar bill on the desk and was checking my ID and stuff. I said: “I was wondering if there is any complimentary upgrades.” With a smile in her face, she said “Let me take a look at it…” then boom, I got my upgrade!

I went on Tuesday right before Thanksgiving (11/20/18) and If you book it early enough, you don’t need to pay for the original room that I was supposed to stay in. So my quick 2 days trip hotel was free! (excluding 20 dollar bill, and 2 nights resort fee which is 39.68 dollars per night)

So I recommend going that week! You can’t go wrong with a free room at Vegas with a huge hot tub and an amazing view.

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Nate
05/06/2019
Saved:  $Unsure Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Jubilee Room Strip View  from  Jubilee Room 

Got in early around 10:30 a.m. Standing in the check-in line with my sandwich out and ready (left a tiny bit of green sticking out). A female employee was going down the line trying to help people. She asked the guy in front of me if he was checking in, he said yes, she said he’ll have to pay a $25 early check in fee. Asked me next, flashing the sandwich a little, I said “yes, or at least drop our bags off and come back later.” She saw the sandwhich and straightaway replied “let me see if we have any upgrades available” and then unhooked the velvet rope and led me up to an empty kiosk where she then took the sandwich, left the $20 under my card sitting on the counter, starts punching in stuff on the computer, and asked me “do you want a better room, or a better view?” I responded with “whatever you think I’ll enjoy more.” She then put us in the Strip view tower, top floor, closest room to the strip. We can see everything. So weird, but it was like a totally understood secret handshake, she knew the drill. In fact, it almost seemed like she was skimming the line just looking for sandwiches. Oh, and on top of that, she waived my early check in fee, and didnt make me put a deposit down or anything for incidentals. Just charged my debit card for the exact amount and that was it.

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