I booked a regular fab 2 queens bed. We checked in about 3 p.m. I did the sandwich trick and asked for any complimentary upgrades. Since this was my first time I wasn’t sure what to say so she asked me with a view…… and pointed out the GO Room. I Couldn’t afford the upgrade price for that room but I got a 15th floor view of Caesar’s Palace and a fridge for my “medication” It was still a Fab 2 queen room but not bad I was happy. but next time I will be more specific and ask for a suite and see what happens.
Decided to try my first 20-dollar trick ever. Was going to stay in 2 rooms for 5 nights, so opted for 2×20 dollars as our booking totaled 10 nights.
The clerk smiled as I passed over the sandwich asking for comp upgrades, and said \”I\’ll see what I can do\”. We got a magnificent Strip view and inter-connecting rooms. I asked about any GO rooms but she said they were a $25 something extra per room.
We did get a baby crib for free, normally $30 per night so that was also a treat.
We had booked the absolutely cheapest rooms we could come across ($25), so I think this was a huge improvement from our original booking.
Arrived at the Flamingo to be checked in by a short, brown haired (receding) male in his late 40’s, met him with a nice smile and exchanging pleasant greetings.
On asking, with $20 sandwich clearly on display but not mentioned, we were informed that only paid upgrades were available.
Considering we had already upgraded to Go Rooms at time of booking, via Expedia, I thought we would at least get moved to a GO Room with a strip view but sadly it was not to be!
Couldn’t really “target” a front desk clerk. Was called forward by a man who had a pin with a hand on it. When asked he said it was given to him for his customer service (as in an applause hand). Gave him the sandwich, with my ID and cc. Told him I booked a Fab room but would like an Go room, if possible. After typing a while, he said he needed to check with his supervisor. He went into the back room for quite a while. Came back and just kept typing. He told me that his supervisor approved the request. Room was spectacular! 19th floor, close (but not too close) to the elevator, amazing view of the Bellagio fountains and the south Strip, fridge, tv in bathroom mirror. 42″ flatscreen. Perfect in every way.
I reserved the Fab king room and I tried the “sandwich” trick but no upgrade, not even an early check-in. We were offered to upgrade to the Go room but that was going to be $25/night. Didn’t work this time.
Our clerk seemed grumpy but we thought what the hell. We slid her the $20 and asked the magic question. She went in the back and came out and said yes no problem. We were shocked we didnt expect it. We had booked the cheapest room possible and she upgrade us to the brand new (at the time) flamingo go king rooms with a strip view. This was a 10night reservation as well. My mam who was checking in right next to us was denied and offered the upgrade for $50 per night!
We checked in at about 6pm. Handed the clerk mt sandwiched $20 and ask of there were any upgrades available. She left the counter for a moment but came back and offered the mini suite. We took it immediately considering we were already taking advantage of comped stay!
Checked in late, after 11:00. we were booked for a 2 queen room, asked if she could find us a king bed, maybe something with a strip view, almost jokingly. slipped the 20 between the id and cc. got a king bed go room on the 24th floor overlooking caesar’s and the bellagio fountain.
I came across this site before I went to Las Vegas, and decided to try this out. Long story short, I was upgraded from their most basic room to a suite (bedroom, living room, fridge, whirle pool tub, strip view, two bathrooms, etc.). I was lucky enough to get a female (25-30-ish) clerk who I could charm. I placed a $20 in between my ID and credit card, and nicely asked for a complementary upgrade. She, smiled (this wasn’t her first time I’m sure) and was on the phone and typing for about 5-6 minutes. She asked if I was okay with a room with a fridge hot tub and I said yes. That was the LEAST of the upgrades. I also must note I was on the 27th floor, with 28th being the highest. This will forever be a memorable experience.
We didn’t target a clerk we just went ahead and went with whoever called us first, she was a female around her 30’s. We gave her $40 since it was two rooms we booked, slid in between my id and card. Right away we let her know if there was any comp room upgrades possible connected room or right next to each other. She started typing right away. We originally booked go rooms but she ended up switching us to the new remodeled rooms, high roller view and on the 28th top floor! it was beautiful definitely recommend giving this a try.