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!
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!
A young women waved me up as next in line. Checked in about 4pm on Monday. I had credit card, drivers license& $20 between. Asked if there were any possible complementary upgrades today. She smiled put the $20 aside and said it was up to her own discretion and I said no problem and she gave me a beautiful suite with a view overlooking the strip. She was extremely polite as I was to her.
I checked in on Tuesday afternoon and had high expectations. I waited in line for about 30 minutes and was assigned to a young Asian guy. I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available today and he said “we’ll see” with a smile. I put two $20 bills between my AMEX and driver’s license, then handed it to him.
He saw it, thanked me and immediately put it next to the keyboard. I originally had a sub-par (comped) forum tower room, but was upgraded to Palace Premium Studio! I wanted the Augustus Strip View but they were completely booked out. However, I enjoyed my Palace tower room very much! Two shower heads, two bathrooms, a big jacuzzi tub, bidet, high floor, pool view and directly in front of the pool entrance.
Just checked and these rooms can go for $4-500 a night!
Done this at Caesars twice now and it worked both times. First time was an older Persian man in his late 50’s. This time it was a younger asian man, maybe around 25. I would keep doing this at Caesars because it always seems to work. Each time I’ve booked a basic room and have been upgraded to the jr suite. About 650 sq feet with separate living room and jacuzzi tub with a tv in the bathroom!
It was a sunday afternoon on superbowl weekend, long lines….I was on a business trip and company had reserved the room to the basic standard room. Put the $20 between the credit card and DL, and they guy asked if I wanted anything, and I told him a complimentary upgrade, and he was cool, was talkative and put me in the newest tower, with a nice larger room.
Checked in around 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night. Our flight from Dallas had been delayed three hours and we had missed a dinner reservation. Needless to say, we were pretty tired – but the front desk clerk made quick to cheer us up.
Walked up to the counter and presented her with the sandwich – credit card, $100 bill and ID. Her eyes immediately lit up and she started typing away at her keyboard. She eventually said “hold on, I’m going to go speak with our inventory manager.”
She left for about 15 minutes, came back and said she needed to speak to the supervisor. After another 15 minutes she came back, broke out a book of Caesar’s rooms and showed me where we were staying – the Augustus Spa Suite on the 40th floor overlooking the north end of the strip.
1,200 square feet with two bathrooms, a walk in shower, jacuzzi tub overlooking the north end of the Strip and double vanities. Ridiculous upgrade. On Friday and Saturday this room goes for $1,200 a night.
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!
They have auto check-in kiosks now, but the general admission line was fairly painful. Around 30 minutes on Friday evening… but was worth the wait! $20 slipped to a clerk who instantly smiled and said he will see what he will be able to do. I almost didn’t need to say anything but did mention “Any upgrades available?” Upgraded to a suite in Augustus tower. This is my 2nd time in two years getting an upgrade at Caesars Palace.
Noon. Random clerk. Booked 2 beds in Palace. Asked if she could find an Augustus upgrade. Only could find King smoking. Then I whipped out the $20 and asked if she could try again. After minutes of furious typing she gave us Augustus Laurel Collection stripview non-smoking 2 beds near tower end on Las Vegas Blvd. NEVER in my life have I tried this for a hotel. Thanks FDT.com!
I booked a Forum Tower room for a 2 night stay with my girl friend. We arrived at the hotel on Monday afternoon around 4pm. This was my first time trying this so I was a bit nervous. It wasn’t particularly busy and there were about six clerks working at the front desk who varied in age and ethnicity. We tried to look for a young, “cool” looking clerk and spotted a young Asian male clerk who looked about in his mid 20\’s. We lined up in front of him and waited. He didn’t seem too happy with the customer in front of us, so we were a little worried that he might be in a bad mood. But just before we walked up, my gf and I cracked a pretty funny joke so we were laughing as we came up to him and he greeted us smiling. As I approached him we said hello and exchanged some casual conversations. He asked for my ID and Credit Card. I handed him a $20 sandwich and asked, “Do you have any complimentary upgrade available?” He answered, “I will look into see what I can do,” as he received my sandwich. He spotted the $20 bill and threw it into a drawer in front of him casually as if he’s done it many times and got to work on his computer. After 1-2 minutes, he said that he is able to upgrade our room to a 30th floor 750 sq ft August Tower room. It was an AMAZING room with a jacuzzi tub and Bellagio fountain view. First time using a $20 sandwich and worked like a charm. We had a great stay at Caesars!