Went to the desk at 10 pm. Gave the clerk my passport with 20$ inside and as he opened it and saw the 20 bucks he looked at me and I asked him if there‘s any complementary upgrade available. He asked my if we need two beds (we were 3 People) and I told him that it doesn‘t matter. He gave someone a call and after that he gave us the cards for our suite.
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!
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!
At approximately 2:30 p.m. at the Rush Tower check in desk, was 2nd in line when I arrived. There were two clerks and I got a 20-30-something woman.
Handed her my $20 sandwich and she tossed it on the counter like she was allergic to it in one move, before I could even say anything. She did this before she even entered any information in the computer
I was booked in Carson tower and got Carson tower. Luckily my room was competed due to play from a previous stay. So it was no skin off my nose, free is free.
2.30pm check in. Sat 15th June. It was actually my birthday so I pointed this out and said if I give you money will you give me a better room. She smiled and said yes. 25th floor newly refurbished (I think) Rush Tower Gold Club with a view of the strip.
Tried at the front desk on a Saturday night, no wait in line, but the clerk immediately handed back my twenty without much comment, other than I can’t accept this.