My credit card sandwich was refused by the clerk, who clarified that they are not allowed to accept tips for any reason. I then presented a Landry’s select card (costs $25 at any restaurant owned by Landry’s, like McCormick & Schmick’s) and was told that got me the last upgrade available.
Skip the $20, go get a Landry’s Select card and use that instead. $20 may work if you have a more experienced and confident employee.
Got to hotel at 11. Check in isn’t until 3. I didn’t “target” any worker, just got who I got. I smiled and said hello. Asked if there were any rooms available for early check in or any complimentary room upgrades and set my “sandwich” on the counter. She grabbed my id and $20 discreetly and said she’d check. A minute later she said ok, looks like you booked Carson tower but we’ve put you in the Rush tower, bigger room. Gave me a bunch of coupons and my keys and we were off. I thanked her but without making a big show of it. Room was amazing! 4 hour early check in and great room upgrade!
We arrived early Sunday afternoon. A couple of hours before check in. My wife was a little suspicious of the sandwich but agreed to the plan. Carson Tower Front desk was not open but was informed by a sign on the counter to go to Gold Tower front desk. We went to the Rush Tower front desk instead. We were met by a young man who said he could take care of us. I informed him we were checking in for a two night stay. I handed him my I.D., credit card, along with a twenty wedged in between them. Then I asked him if there were any complimentary upgrades available. He took the sandwich & said he would see what he could do. A few minutes later he said he was moving us to a deluxe guest room in the Rush Tower & we would be much happier with this room. We were very happy with the upgrade. Bigger rooms, robes, awesome bed, spacious sitting area/couch with a great view, and all in a fancier, quieter Tower. Thanks.
Well ; walked up to counter. Greeted her and as I handed her the sandwich I asked her if there were any upgrades available. She giggled and placed the sandwich down while she looked. When she found one she thanked me and flicked the 20 in her cubby and gave me my id back. Smooth and discreet.
We checked in at 3pm.
My brother and I were out for a two-day getaway. Checked in early (about noon), it was fairly busy. Check-in person was a 30-something lady, gave her the sandwich and she returned my $20 immediately saying that the Carson tower was sold out and there were no upgrades available. There was an older woman nearby who looked like a supervisor, so perhaps she wasn’t willing to look in one of the other towers because of that.
We were getting married at Golden Nugget booked a non-smoking room in the Rush Tower. We checked in about 9:30pm.
Presented a 20 dollar tip between cards to female clerk and was instantly refused.
Next time we are staying elsewhere due to poor service throughout stay.
Checked in around 10:30pm, didn’t target any specific receptionist. Sandwiched the $20 in between my ID and credit card and asked if there were any complimentary room upgrades. He said he’d see what he could do, asked us if we wanted a room with a view or a quiet room. We chose a view. We were upgraded to a Rush Tower room with a view of Fremont street. Very pleased with our experience!
On a wednesday at noontime, next available clerk was a younger man. Had my bill pressed ever so tightly between my CC and DL.. Clerk could tell what was going on, let cards fall lightly on desk, and with his pinky finger tapped the $20 right under his keyboard (I have been practicing this at home). Received a nice upgrade for a 7 night stay.
Asked for an upgrade was told no , but I could purchase one for $20 for my two night stay. Got a view overlooking the pool.
Young Asian women she was the 1st clerk available. It was around 4pm. I put the 20 between my ID and Credit Card said if there were any free upgrades to a larger room it would be apreciated. She saw the 20 and kind of hesitated(I think her superviser was standing behind her) and said ah in a kink of suprised manner. She then started typing and showed me a Rush Tower Standard Room. I told her that it didn’t have to be in the Rush Tower(this was what I was afraid of because my object was to get a larger room(suite) not a fancier room to the same size. She then went back to typing and said she had a Jr. Suite in the Rush Tower. I said that would be fine and thanked her for her efforts. Let me tell you that room was anything but Jr. . It was huge the Bathroom area alone was bigger than most hotels standard rooms. The Bathroom contained a seperate room for the comode. Two sinks and two lighted mirrors on opposite sides of the room, a rain shower that could have held 4 people , a seperate bathtub and a large walk in closet. The living area had two 40-46 inch flat screen TVs and a large L shaped Couch. All and all it was well worth the 20