Ballys

210 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% 0/0
All Time Upgrades: 87% 168/193

Room Upgrade Reports

Carol
02/10/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  delux  from  standard 

Arrived at the airport & was told we had our connecting rooms in the South tower. Asked about the North tower & was told they were full…I asked him to please check again, handed my credit card, $20 and is. a few clicks later, he “found 2 rooms in the North tower, but weren’t connecting (one room between each).
Sweet deal!! 2 rooms upgraded:)

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ltd10
01/01/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  no change  from  tower - 2 queens 

clerk was quite snobbish and said upgrades cost 25 / night. ticked me off after reading about all those that worked.

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Capt. Comp
11/04/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Parlor Suite w/jacuzzi  from  North Tower std room 

Asked for this complimentary upgrade specifically and clerk was very accommodating even though we checked in on a Saturday!

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mhernandez2654
06/16/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Junior Suite  from  Regular Room 

Folded $20 bill under credit card… i begin to ask if an upgrade was avail..but even before i could finish my sentence he said “i would be happy to work something out for you” and slipped the $20 on to his keyboard. he started typing away,he asked what my preferences were- 2 queens non smoking. he said if i wanted a view of the bellagio i would have to sacrifice for a smaller room, but since i was sharing the room with 3 other girls he knew i would prefer something bigger. so he found me what he called a “Jr. Suite” in the north tower (newly remodeled) with a view of the Wynn. well when i got into the room, it was actually the same type of room i booked online, The Deluxe. however, we were on the 24th floor (there are 26 floors total) our view was of the mountains and bally’s pool. did not see the Wynn anywhere from my room. but when i went out to the elevator lobby on my floor and looked out the window the Wynn was in sight. so pretty much i think the $20 bux paid for a higher floor and away from the elevator, which was nice because it was quiet…but not a bigger room.
also, hotel policy states that if more than two people stay in room there is a $30 charge per extra person, he didnt charge me and gave me 3 extra keys without me asking. not sure if this was because of the tip i gave him or if they dont enforce that rule.
i was nervous and was almost going to chicken out, but then i thought to myself “what do you have to lose” and it worked out just fine.

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BlueEyes
06/04/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  North Tower Room  from  Regular Room 

Just back from Vegas. Did the $20 thang at Ballys. The clerk upgraded our room to a newly remodeled room in the North Tower. Everything in the room was new. According to what I have read in general for rooms at Ballys, we got a deal using this method.

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highball
05/19/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  North Tower Room  from  Regular Room 

Just got back from 2 nights at Bally’s May 19-21. Booked through price match on worldres ($240 for 2 nights split between 2 coupes) Checked in Friday at 11:30am at the airport. Wife and I chatted up the lady at the desk and my wife actually slipped her the 20 under the card asking for any kind of upgrades. Long story short, she moved us to the North tower 12th floor (wife said it was a no-brainer, absolutely worth the money just for that alone) Wife got keys to paris, rio, flamingo so she could get in their pools. She gave us a $10 gift cert to le provencal in Paris. And 2 11% Macy’s coupons. All in all, I’d say pretty successful. No luck on Jubilee tickets, though.

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only4u
05/15/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Standard Room /w View  from  Standard Room 

Okay, just got back from Vegas..May3-8. Checked in for Bally’s at the Airport….put the $20 in plain site under my credit card on the counter and asked the girl if there were any complimentary upgrades…..she took the credit card and the twenty and with a smile on her face said “sure, of course”…..she fudged around on the computer for a while and said “I put you in a nice room in the south tower, you can see the Eiffel Tower at Paris from there and some of the water show at the Bellagio…… (room 7301)….hey, for 20 bucks it had to be better than I had originally…just a plain basic room…..so we get to Bally’s and go up to the room and guess what ?? they were still cleaning it….so I go back down to the main desk and say “We’re tired and we went to the room and they were still cleaning it”…and so the guy says “hold on sir”…and then this guy named “Jose”, a manager there says “I’m sorry about that sir, I will give you half off the room for tonight, and it will be clean in about 1/2 hour”….so I said OK. I think I paid about $300 for 6 days 5 nights at Bally’s…and this was over the Kentucky Derby weekend….thats $60 a night including tax. The room was cool, sunken tub, and a pretty nice view……I’d say worth the twenty

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jimmynguyen41
04/19/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  North Tower 18th Floor  from  Standard 

Well I had gotten a package deal from Costco for 3 nights and roundtrip airfare and we stayed at Bally’s on the strip i arrived at the front desk and the guy gave me a deluxe room and i handed over my credit card and he saw my $20 and i asked if i can get upgrade or somewhere nicer he said of course let me see and discretely pocketed the $20 dollars and gave me a non-smoking room on the North Tower on the 18th Floor…so needless to say it worked for me….

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cocosmom
04/15/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  North Tower  from  Standard 

Just got back from a 4 night trip. Checked in to Bally’s at the airport. The hubby went to get the luggage and I slipped a 20 under the credit card & asked if there were any upgrades. He expertly laid the card on his keyboard hiding the money. He then showed me pictures of some rooms. My choice was a renovated regular room on a key required floor in the North Tower or a 800 square foot room with raised bathroom area. It has a sunken tub, 2 vanities, etc. While the room was “old” it was in the South tower with a great view of the Paris pool, tower & Bellagio fountains. He did say that a 4 night stay is hard to upgrade, but found a great room with a little work. Hubby was soo impressed with the room & best rate guarantee I got he was bragging to all the guys at the convention. I love you guys for all your help!

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ucbedge
08/03/2005
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to    from  Regular Room 

I tried about a year ago at Ballys. No luck…said they were (basically) sold out.

With occupancy rates on the strip running so high, this is very YMMV. Cool to those who get it, but dont sweat it if you dont…the CSR probably tried their best (within their power) since theyre trying to make the best living they can for themselves. Good luck!

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