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!
We arrived around 12:30AM and there was a surprising number of people in line. They have one big line and when you get to the front you go to the next available clerk, so I really didn’t have the option to choose. Although I spotted a young girl who I wish could have checked me in. When I got to the front of the line guess what? Yup I got her. I had put $40 between my license and credit card and handed them both to her. She immediately saw it when she separated them and said, is this for me? I said yes and asked if they had any complimentary upgrades. She said she would see what she could do as she typed away on her computer. She said she needed to go to the back to get me taken care of, and came back shortly after. We laughed and talked about a bunch of things and she finally said that she had gotten me a larger room in the palace tower. She did say that if people would just be polite and nice like I was it would really go a long way when they asked for favors. I had booked a Julius Deluxe and waa upgraded to a Palace premium. Not a huge upgrade but the room is very nice. A wonderful bathroom and a very comfy bed that I’m typing this from now!
We arrived at Saturday around 2pm and it was really really busy at the check in. We had to question for around 30mins.
Did not really go for a special clerk, just took the next available and behaved calm and nice.
After a short small talk I handed over the my “sandwich” with 50 bucks and asked if there is a chance for a complimentary upgrade. Got upgraded huge a corner room in the Augustus Tower with a beautiful view on the strip and the bellagio fountain. I had to wait another 2h until the room was cleaned before I could get my keys but the wait was worth it.
Got into the regular line on a Sunday evening around 6. There wasn’t much line, and the front desk agent said I got in at the right time between convention arrivals. He returned the $20 and said he would accept it after room assignment.
I asked for a julius suite or laurel collection augustus, but he said a suite would only have a king, and I wanted two queens. Was able to get me a south facing augustus room toward the strip, which was a decent upgrade over my original booking at octavius.
I had a female clerk, and she lit up at the sight of the $100 sandwiched between my charge card and DL in the early afternoon in the diamond/7 stars registration. I originally had the forum tower basic room, I requested something nice in the Augustus tower, and was given the Tower Deluxe. While I was disappointed it was not a more spacious suite. It was however, a upgrade nonetheless for my week visit. Not the thousands in savings I was hoping for, but still hundreds. I would be more explicit in the future with what I expect.
I had a female clerk, when I went up she said hey are you checking in and I said yep the name is Barnes, she said great can I have your ID & credit card. I handed it over, with $20. She said right away, ok, let me check. Then we chatted about why I was in Vegas what shows I was seeing etc, and she said right I’ve upgraded you to a Palace Tower Premium Room, with a Jaccuzi bath tub, Jack and Jill shower and great view, up high so you can see and it’s over three times the size of the room you had booked. This took me no time at all and no effort, may be it would have been awkward if she said no, but actually, the fun of it was almost as good as the upgrade!
$20 tip with passport, coming to celebrate my 30th with friends. The male clerk asked what tower was our favorite, and as we were unsure he upgraded us to the Palace Suite – 2000 sq ft! Great way to celebrate with friends as we have all traveled from Australia.
What a legend 🙂 Made our stay in Vegas.
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!
Was a little nervous doing so but I tried the trick on a 3 night comped room. When arriving, I stated that it was my birthday (which it was), we talked with a late 20’s/early 30’s gentleman about Chicago and burgers etc. Slipped him the sandwich after telling me I had a room in the Palace tower. Said he would see what he can do while he left the $20 on the counter in front of us…
Octavius Tower Suite. 61st floor. Overlooking Bellagio Fountains.
Thank you to this site. Best birthday ever.
Came for a long conference where they book a block of rooms do I don’t get to select. When I checked in I handed the guy $20 and asked for a more updated tower and asked if any upgrades were available. He pretended to check but quickly said he can only do so much because of the conference. Completely bs bc the person I arrived with got the new tower and upgraded room And didn’t tip. The worst part is the room is crappy like a motel and he kept my money. I’ve always hated this hotel and pray this is the last year for my company. And to top it off the palace tower is under construction. I would have chosen one if the females if I could of as all the men looked angry at the world. Arrived Saturday night 10pm
Arrived after midnight and there was a small line for check in. There were kiosks for quick check in as well as online checkin but we opted to talk to a front desk agent. There was only one agent attending to the line without any membership. I gave her $40 sandwich without saying anything and she put it aside and already said I’ll see what I can do for you without me asking. She upgraded us to the Augustus Tower overlooking the Bellagio Fountains. It seemed like normal practice and thankfully we tried!