So we had 3 people stay in our room. There was a line to check in around 1pm so we figured we would see if the room was ready. We didn’t Target anyone there just got who we got. My wife gave her the sandwich and was honestly to nervous to ask or say anything to her 😁 but she took it right off the counter and told us to give her a second to see what she has. After she did say the first room was ready. Then she did want to make sure we needed 2 beds not 1 king. Unfortunately we had 3 staying with us so we needed 2 beds. It took a few more minutes then we got the room keys. Then she told us how she ended up putting us in the rush tower. The room was bigger then the one we paid for, it was in the 22nd floor looking right down Fremont Street. It was great. Thanks!!
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.
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
Booked a room over the phone with the hotel about 3-4 weeks in advance. Told the reservation gal we were coming for our anniversary. Called a day before we arrived to “confirm” our reservation and that we would be arriving late evening. Upon arrival, to the new Rush tower, there was one gal checking in before us, and we only had to wait for a few minutes. It was almost midnight on a Sat night, the front desk clerk was male 24-30 ish, (only one clerk at the desk) and I handed him DL and CC, said good evening. He was busy typing and then he picked up the phone and dialed, spoke for a few minutes, hung up, typed some more, picked up the phone again, spoke to somebody, typed more. Couldn’t hear what he was saying due to background noise, he looked up and said he would be upgrading our room! We went from the Rush tower to the Gold tower. Room on the16th floor…had to use the room key to access the floor…felt really special!
I didn’t have to say anything to him for the upgrade. I wonder if it was because I mentioned it was our anniversary or because I made the reservation with the hotel.
Will definetly try that method again!
I checked in at 2:30 AM on a Sunday night. When I got to the front, before I even had a chance to ask for an upgrade, the clerk said they were all booked and they would be upgrading me to a 1500 sq ft Spa suite from a regular room. Stayed in it for two nights. Best upgrade ever!
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 checked in on a Friday afternoon. Gave the clerk ID, CC and $20. He upgraded us to the Rush tower, which was much nicer than the Carson tower. Very happy with the upgrade.
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.
Checked in around 10:30pm, didn’t target any specific receptionist. Sandwiched the $20 in between my ID and credit card and asked if there were any complimentary room upgrades. He said he’d see what he could do, asked us if we wanted a room with a view or a quiet room. We chose a view. We were upgraded to a Rush Tower room with a view of Fremont street. Very pleased with our experience!
We did not target any clerk but luckily got a young woman. It was 130 or 2 pm. I handed her the 40$ sandwich trick and asked if there were any upgrades. She looked at the money a bit shocked. Kinda hid it. Might have been the first time she got money. I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades and she said she would check. We had dogs so she put us in the other newer dog friendly rooms in the rush tower.