placed $20 between DL&CC and placed on counter. he took the DL and saw the $20 on top of the CC and left it plain sight. I asked if there were any upgrades. He said “no, i’m sorry. i can’t do anything for you, we’re completely sold out. we are at 102% capacity.” never took the $20 or touched my CC since the room was prepaid.
Tried the $20 trick as described, had the bill sandwiched between creditcard and ID. Woman said no complimentary upgrades available. I wasn’t sure if part of the issue was that I was staying there since I had a offer from Excalibur for 3 free nights and that’s why she couldn’t do anything. People never really say if they book with a free offer.
When I checked in I had a 20 between the cc and license and I asked if any complimentary upgrades were available. She said of course and checked us in.
still got an old room with a strip view kinda shoot my self in the foot cuz i asked for smoking room i guess other wise i would have gotten a reno room i belive
Told the clerk that it was my brother’s 21st birthday (no lie) and asked if she could possibly give us a room with a view (as I handed her the cards/tip). She said she’d look. Went through the process. She didn’t confirm one way or another, but did move the 20. Gave us our keys, wished us well. We went up to our rooms, pleasantly surprised. Probably the best gamble you can do in Vegas.
Husband slipped the 20 and asked if there was any upgrades for our anniversary. She went to talk to her manager and gave us a view of the pool and the new remodeled room with the 42″ plasma. Worth it because my husband loved watching the sport channel.
Put the $20 in between the ID and the card and asked if any upgrades were available. She said she’d go ask, and when she came back, told us about the widescreen room for $20. I asked “per night?” and she covered her mouth and said, “no, I’m giving it to you free.” She hadn’t even seen the $20! When she did, she asked what it was for. She was so excited when I told her it was for her.
the usual, for excalibur.
she said she had some suites available, but since we’re travel in a party and suite only has a king bed, we couldn’t take it.
will definitely be back to try the suite!
I reserved a standard room on the Excalibur website. When I checked in around 9 pm I handed the clerk my credit card and id with the $20.00 between. I asked for a complimentary upgrade and she said “Let me see what I can do.” She came back and stated that she could upgrade me to a newly renovated room, with a plasma tv on a higher floor with a great view. She also gave me coupons for a free buffet, $25.00 off of a spa treatment and some other food coupons. I was staying at the Excalibur for 5 nights and the $20.00 tip was worth the price.
My girlfriend and I booked a tower room at the Excalibur through a travel agent for 5 nights starting on August 18, 2007. We arrived at the hotel at around 10pm after a late flight, and was checked-in by a male clerk in his 30’s. He DID NOT look too friendly, but I gave it a shot anyways, slipping a 20 between my ID and credit card. I asked if he had any complimentary upgrades. At first, he gave me this iffy look and kind of shook his head. But then he saw the $20. He then nodded and said “let’s see what we can do”. I ended up getting a jacuzzi room in Tower 2!