Ballys

212 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: 0% 0/1
All Time Upgrades: 87% 168/194

Room Upgrade Reports

Hoss
06/16/2007
Tipped:  $50 Upgraded to  Suite King N/S  from  Basic South Tower King N/S 

Wanted not just an upgrade but an upgrade to a suite. Used $50 — two $20’s and a $10 — placed between credit card and license. Chatted with clerk, was told hotel was at full occupancy. I told him we were in town to celebrate my wife’s MBA (true). He said it would be tough to get a suite, but typed for a whle. Then he sai he could upgrade to a suite for the first half of the stay, but would have to move us down te hall of the same floor and could only offer a North Tower upgrade with Bellagio view for second half of stay. (Comparison cost $80 reservation/$450 suite/$100 North Tower).

This was more than great!. Then when he took the credit card and ID he pulled the $50 out, handed it back to me, and said he did not want to take that since he could not give us the suite for the whole trip!

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laurlaur
06/14/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Tower Suite /w View  from  Standard Deluxe 

Visibly held the $20 in my hand, handed her the credit card and ID, then asked if any complimentary upgrades were available. I asked specifically for strip view since this is what I wanted. She checked the computer and said she didn’t have anything with the strip view. I acted disappointed, then tapped the $20 on the counter, and she quickly changed her mind and showed us where our suite would be located. It was on the top floor for the rooms, the floor above us had the ballrooms. It had an excellent strip view, including a view of the Bellagio fountains. Our friend booked his reservation at the same time for the same room on the same dates. He didn’t give try the $20 and was placed in a standard south tower room on the ninth floor. The upgrade was obvious when you compared one room to the other, so it was definitely a success!

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J
06/07/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Suite  from  Classic 

Put the $20 under the cc and asked for a suite upgrade. Bingo!

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KEN
05/19/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  premier tower  from  standard tower 

checked in a little early…..did the $20 and got the premier tower with a downtown view. Couldnt get the suites, big shopping center convention (40,000).in town.

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Jmskywalker
05/15/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Celebrity suite  from  $69.00 basic room. 

Followed tip to the T, walked up to gentleman with $20.00 between drivers licence and credit card and asked for any complimentary upgrades and he said he had something for one night, but would need to move to a different room for the 2nd and 3rd night. He put us in the Celebrity Suite in the North Tower, which he claims they do not sell. Claims it is a $300.00 upgrade. The room was HUGE over 1500 sq. feet! 2 baths, HUGE tub and shower, work out room with bike. Bar, dining room table w/ seatin for 8. The room was awsome. Went back down to thank him and see what we could do for the next 2 nights. He was able to get me the same room on the South Tower for $100 bucks more a night. Very nice, though, a little older than the one in the North Tower. So basically we stayed in 2 celebrity suites for 3 days for $407.00 as opposed to the $69.00 rooms we reserved. The extra 220 that we spent in the tip and extra 2 nights was well worth it…over 1500 square feet!!!!!!! Thanks guys!!!

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Tim
05/04/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Suite  from  Standard 

Easy as pie I went from a regular room into a 2 bedroom room with a great view.

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Joe H
04/24/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Minisuite  from  Standard 

The room was in my wife’s name. I taught her the trick on the flight out. When she got there, she did it so well, the desk clerk didn’t even realize the $20 was in there until the last moment. When she did, we were upgraded to a mini-suite in the south tower on the 16th floor. Thanks for the great advice!

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Greg
04/08/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Luxury  from  Luxury 

I found a great deal for a luxury room (not a classic or deluxe) for $69/ night for 5 nights. I slipped her the $20 and asked for an upgrade. She said she had a great refurbished room for me in the North Tower. I reserved a luxury room so I expected a great refurbished room. She pretended she was doing me a favor, but I don’t think so. It was my first time trying the $20 trick and I felt like I was down $20 before I even got to my room. The room was big and very nice however, but I think it was the same room I reserved.

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DOROTHY SANTISTEVAN
04/04/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  KING ROOM WITH A VIEW  from  STANDARD ROOM TWO QUEEN 

LOVED THE ROOM , EASY TO FIND, I WAS ABLE TO CHECK IN WAY BEFORE FOUR PM.

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Jim Nanners
03/25/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Jr. Suite, Smoking  from  Standard King, Non-smoking 

I knew we were at a disadvantage going into our stay because Bally’s and Paris were both completely full for the WPPI convention (it took a special favour to book even standard rooms several weeks prior). Additionally, we were staying for a week, and I knew it would be more difficult to upgrade for our duration.

I waited in line to check-in at the airport, sizing up the agents. There were 3 women: a very bubbly caucasian woman in her early 20s, a professional african-american woman in her mid-late 20s, and a very stern looking woman in her mid-late 50s. We were greeted by the professional african-american woman.

She asked which hotel we were visiting and requested my ID and credit card. I handed her both with a $20 bill between them, saying “This is a very special week for us, and anything you can do will be greatly appreciated.” She began typing in her computer and then noticed the $20, which she picked up, handed back to me, and said, “Oh, this isn’t even necessary, sir. I’ll try to find you something great.” She then spent between 5 and 10 minutes trying different options in her computer.

Because the place was completely full, the only thing she could find was a Junior Suite, which she offered to us; however, the suite was a smoking room and I didn’t want to risk it. So we declined the suite and accepted our standard king room. Since our room was not ready, she instructed us to inquire about additional options with the front desk when we claimed our room keys. She was very helpful and friendly, and I’m confident she’d have been able to help out on another weekend, but these two hotels were simply too full.

I tried once again at the hotel when we picked up our keys, but the agent didn’t understand what I was asking. He also didn’t seem to have the authority to make any modifications — it felt like his job was to simply distribute keys.

Bally’s rooms are all generally large and clean, but our 15th-floor north tower room wasn’t anything special. Our bathroom had a mildewy smell, and everything else was rather average. Our view was disappointing: overlooking the casino roof and other Bally’s and Paris rooms. We could barely see the Eiffel Tower.

Overall, I’m disappointed it didn’t work out. I was so excited to report success back to this site, but I think the hotel vacancy issue was working against us. :\

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