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!
Upgraded to a pool view suite , got a late checkout at 5 pm as well
We arrived at Caesars at ~11:30 am. There was a line of 20 people waiting to check in. The Caesars hosts kept offering online checkin – but I wanted to try the sand which. Waited 10 minutes on line. There were 3 older women, one young guy, and a young woman. We got the you woman. She asked
For I’d and cc, I handed her both with a $20 in between. She took the 20 and set it to the side. I told her we were celebrating our 20th anniversary, and asked if she could check if
a complimentary upgrade was available. She said she’d be happy to check. She upgraded us to a palace tower room on 17th floor, pool view. She also waived the $30 early checkin fee. Not sure how much was the $20, and how much was the anniversary – but we had booked the cheapest forum room available – and the room was really nice. I check online and the difference in price from the room we booked to the room we got was over $200 for the length of our stay. Well worth the $20. And honestly – even if we didn’t get it I felt like I was already gambling just with the attempt. Felt like the Vegas I see in the movies. Awesome…
When I arrived at the hotel it was fairly busy so I had no control in which clerk I got. Luckily I got a 30 something year old male who was very helpful.
When I got to the desk he greeted me and I told him that I was there for my 40th birthday and I was hoping to get an upgrade. He took my card and says he has some great options. Both were in the Augustus tower, one was one and a half baths the other was strip view, and of course I took the strip view. The room was located on a corner with two windows for maximum strip view. I was very happy with the upgrade.
We checked in on a weekday evening. We got a younger Asian woman as our clerk. My husband and I had our baby with us, and we said we were interested in any complimentary upgrades to a suite, so our baby could be in a separate area. She spent a couple of minutes looking, then put us in the exact room we had booked. She tried to make it sound like an upgrade because she put us on the 24th floor with a pool view, but the room itself was the same. She kept the $40.
We checked in on a Wednesday afternoon and it was busy. We usually don’t target a clerk, but we got lucky. A gentleman by the name of Bryan called us over and we handed him the sandwich. He spread out the ID’s and card and the folded $50 and began to type and asked us to hold a moment while he checked with inventory. We waited about 5 minutes and he apologized several times during the wait. Obviously not a problem when we’re looking for an upgrade.. He got off the phone and explained that the upgrade was two tiers higher than what we had booked and gave us a much larger suite with a view of the Bellagio fountains. For having a partially comp’d room to start with due to rewards, we were very happy with the upgrade.
Wife and I were in vegas celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary.. We booked 2 nights for the cheapest room available of a total of $180.
We checked in around 3pm at the diamond line. They were two people infront of me and there were three workers working the front desk.
Two female’s one in her 60’s and the other in early 30’s, and one male in his late 30’s who I was hoping to get to check us in. Luckily we got the male!! Like majority of everyone who tried the sandwich i was really nervous.. the man greeted me and asked for my id and credit card.. I slipped the $20 between the two.. The man notice the $20 placed next to his keyboard and said thank you and let me see what i can do for you.. I nervously asked i was interested an comp upgrade and was looking for a fountain view. He replied let me see what i can do.. He gave us a room on the 3rd highest floor in the August Tower corner room with a view of the strip and fountain.
The room was huge probably just under 1,000sf!! it seemed a bit outdated though but the view of the strip and fountain was what i wanted, so I am happy and definitely will be doing the sandwich trick again!!
I am a vet with Platinum status so we skipped to a lady in her early 40’s in the Platinum line. We arrived at 630pm on a Thursday night. I sandwiched my $40 and she smiled and layed them to the side. The rest is History and the Suite was incredible
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!