Ballys

218 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% 170/196

Room Upgrade Reports

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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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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atlas70
03/20/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Suite  from  Regular Room 

At first he said that they weren’t giving out rooms yet and put us up in our reserved room and gave me the $20 back. Said he would call when they started to give out rooms and at 7:30 he called with the suite. The upgrade price he showed me was $350 above the normal room rate of $159. Great view and service. Suprised to get this kind of room for the whole stay at only $20.

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NateLW
03/21/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Grand Suite  from  luxury room 

I talked to my wife about the $20 trick, but we figured that it was only worth it if we were staying more than one night. Upon check in, I talked to the employee about how his day was going, explained how it was our first time at Bally’s, smiled a lot and acted happy to be there talking with him. I half-jokingly asked “are there any good rooms left?” He replied “I’m checking for you right now.” Yak, yak, yak, type, type, type. He gave me the keys. Without asking, or him mentioning… we found our room at the end of a long hallway on the 14th floor and it was HUGE, with a view of the strip, his/hers sinks, jetted tub, king bed, bidet, etc.

I wrote a letter of thanks/compliment about his service to Bally’s CEO and to the hotel/casino today.

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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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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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