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3645 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV89109
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Ballys Hotel Las Vegas

Ballys Review Highlights

Recent Hotel Deals & Upgrades

Recent Room Upgrades: 0% 0/0
All Time Upgrades: 87% 171/197

Room Upgrade Reports

Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  KING ROOM WITH A VIEW  from  STANDARD ROOM TWO QUEEN 


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Jim Nanners
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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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… 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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