We arrived at 2 PM & the reservation lines were packed. Didn’t really have a choice as to which clerk we would get. Originally booked two wheelchair accessible rooms online and it wouldn’t allow us to choose which tower we were in. We only wanted one wheelchair accessible room and one regular room but we were afraid it would be in 2 different towers so we just reserved 2 wheelchair accessible rooms online. Once I got email confirmation I saw that both rooms were in the Roman tower. Upon arrival to the hotel we had to wait in line about 20 minutes. As it happened when we got to the front of the line a male manager was standing in close vicinity to our clerk, So we were nervous to even try this. I instructed my husband put a $20 bill between his drivers license and the credit card and he handed it to the clerk and told her online it didn’t give us a choice of which tower we were in and would it be possible to upgrade our rooms. She said she would check and placed the $20 bill back on the counter in front of us. We also told her we only actually wanted one wheelchair accessible room but since we wanted to be in the same tower we couldn’t book it that way online. She typed for a few minutes and told us she had upgraded rooms available & told us she could put us in 1 wheelchair accessible deluxe room with 2 queen beds & 1 deluxe room with two queen beds, both in the Augustus Tower & just down the hall from each other. Both of the rooms were absolutely huge. Our room had a spa tub and a walk-in shower and had a beautiful view of the Bellagio fountains & the strip. The wheelchair accessible room was also huge and had a view of the other side of the strip, no bathtub, but instead a shower with a pulldown wheelchair accessible seat in it. Under the vanity there was another free standing portable wheelchair accessible seat that could actually be put in the shower or used to sit in front of the vanity. The first night all six of us ordered room service and sat looking out the full length window watching the Bellagio fountains! It doesn’t get any better than this!
Queue was busy so we did not get to target any clerk. We were sent to a middle aged lady who greeted us and took my 20 sandwich. After placing the ID and CC on the table she noticed the $20 and said” is this for me?”. I replied yes and she said let me see where I can put you, and asked if we were celebrating anything special. Mentioned it was my birthday and a couple taps of the keyboard later we were upgraded to our room on the 20th floor with a great view of the strip and Bellagio fountains.
I have been researching the sandwich tip for a while and was nervous to use it but when I came to Caesars this year I decided to try it and see what happens. We had a basic Octavius room that I booked on a discount due to a sale and we were upgraded to a newly renovated palace tower premium room that is very big with two bathrooms, double shower and large tub on a high floor. It was busy and we couldn’t choose which clerk to go to but we arrived at noon and thought we would have to wait till 3 for our room to be ready. I handed the sandwiches tip to the clerk and asked are there any complementary upgrades and he took the money and said he will see what he can do. Once he found a room, he said it was available now for us and then he explained all of the upgrades we received and said the upgraded room goes for $200 more per night usually. He could’ve been lying but he got us into a room immediately and it is a great room and I will definitely be trying the $20 tip next time I come to Vegas.
Celebrated my birthday in Vegas! Got there at about 3pm Saturday to check in. I didn’t wait for anybody in particular, but I did get a younger guy in his 20’s. I handed him my id and credit card with $40 folded in between. After he saw it I told him I was there for my bday and was looking to upgrade. He went right to typing and wrote my name down so he could check with “inventory”. He came back and pulled out a booklet to show me which room he had available, which was the octavious executive suite. The room was awesome! It even had a view of the water fountain show at the Bellagio. Definitely worth it!
We arrived after travelling 24hrs to get to Caesar’s. The queue was not long but probably due to irritability it felt like we we waiting for a while, however the guy that served us was lovely.
We handed over passports/cards + the sandwich. He gave us a smile and told us that he would have a look for any upgrades. He upgraded us to the Octavius deluxe suite which was amazing as the beds are much bigger and the bathroom is a sight to behold.
I would definitely recommend giving this a go! Hopefully your clerk is as friendly as ours was!
I got the guy 50 bucks and asked if there were any complimentary upgrade and he was really nice about it. I couldn’t get a king sized bed that I ordered but got a much nicer room with two queens. I get home and check my credit card statements and see a 44 dollar charge that I didn’t recognize was made about it since I still had the room charged as well. But it turns out he bought the whole room for me and just made me pay the 44 dollar resort fee. I didn’t even pay for the room! The charge for the room was gone!
I usually do the $20 sandwich every time I’m in Vegas. Since I went during a slow weekend and had a comped room, I figured I would try $40. I handed the 25-ish gentleman my card and ID with the money in between. He saw it, said ‘Thank you’ and asked me what I was looking for. I asked him if he had a room on a high floor with a large soaking tub in the Octavius or Augustus tower . He said he had the perfect room. He told us that we were one floor from the top (44th floor) of the Augustus Tower with a strip view. The room was incredible and had a view of the Bellagio fountains.
Did not have to say anything. The $40 is self explanatory. Asked if I could get an upgrade for a special occasion. Done
Got to the check-in desk around 2:00 pm. There was one huge line, so no one could be targeted. I ended up getting a young guy in his early to mid 20s. After giving my credit card and drivers license, I asked what possible rooms are available. I wanted either a suite or a strip view room in the Augustus tower. He eventually found a Studio Suite in the Palace Tower and a 2 queen strip view room in the Augustus tower. I mentioned the possibility of having an Augustus Executive Suite instead, and he returned to the back room to talk to inventory. He came out 5 minutes later saying that that it could only be had for $250 extra per night (down from $500/night). I declined and settled on the Augustus room. Almost right as we completed the paperwork, a lady from inventory came out and said that the suite was mine for free! Ended up being on the 41st floor, with only two rooms separating it from the strip end of the building!
There was a long line, so I had no idea which clerk I was going to get. I ended up getting a clerk around 2:45 p.m. He was a nice young man, and I was hopeful this was going to work! After exchanging greetings, I gave him my ID, $30, and my card all sandwiched together in a nice stack. I simply said, “I was wondering if I was eligible for any complimentary upgrades.” I made sure I didn’t say it too loudly, though. He saw the cash and said, “Gotcha. I’ll see what I can do.” After a few moments, he upgraded my room to a nicely renovated Palace Tower room. It really was that easy, and you should definitely try this!
Got there at around 10 AM the day after Christmas for a two-night stay. Went around the casino and forum shops for a few hours before checking in. Got in line at around 1:00 pm. There were quite a few people in line, so it was really first come, first served. When I got to the desk, and the clerk saw the bill, I mentioned that I’d like to be in the Augustus Tower or in a suite, but preferably both. The clerk showed me the book, and I pointed out the Augustus Executive Suite. After this, they went to the back room to talk to the inventory people. The clerk said that it can only be had for an extra $250/night (down from $500).
After going through the computer, the clerk found an Augustus Premium 2 Queen Room on a very high floor facing the south strip (ideal view) or a Palace Premium Studio. I settled for the Augustus Room, and we were halfway through finishing the paperwork when a lady came from inventory. She told the clerk that the Augustus Executive Suite could be released for free! I paid $70/night for the Octavius Room. This suite was going for $551/night. Probably the only good gamble I made on the trip!