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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!