Did the usual routine. Transaction was very discreet with no problems at all.
5 night stay. Everything went just as planned/described.
Lady at the front desk was real nice. I stumbled and mumbled over asking for an upgrade but we got a nice north tower room with a huge flat screen tv.
Arrived very late on Friday night and asked if any north tower upgrades were available. Amazing success! Thanks Golden Nugget!
I checked in about 8:30 PM and stepped up with $20 sandwich and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available for our anniversary. Clerk chuckled and said that they were really cracking down. He said three nights was too long, so I told him we could move after the second night. The third day we went down and received a smaller upgrade to North Tower King room with pool view. I have the feeling that a larger tip would have landed all 3 nights.
Asked the lady if they were busy, she said “yes” then handed my license and credit card with $20 and said “There wouldn’t be a chance of a complimentary upgrade, possibly the North Tower”? She checked and found a room in the North Tower and explained to us that it was designed for wheel chair access and we said ok. The Clerk next to her stated he had just gave that block out. She looked some more and asked if we would like to stay in one of the Spa Suites but it would be just for the night. I said yes immediately and left the twenty close to her, she asked if I wanted change and I told her that it was for her help. She was very nice. The next day at checkout/checkin i tried it on an older white lady. She said sorry nothing was available.
Used VIP check in. Clerk did not keep the $20.
Worked like a charm. I am three for three at the Golden Nugget. Upon Check-in, I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades to the North Tower (nicer rooms). She checked a second, noticing the $20 sitting next to my Ccard a DL. Upgraded me to an end room which is larger than mid-hall rooms. She did not reach for the $20, I had to hand it to her and she thanked me profusely. Totally comfortable transaction.
I did not expect to get upgraded to a suite since I’ve never stayed there and it was the beginning of March Madness. The front desk clerk was able to put us in the North Tower with extra room keys and a roll away bed at no charge. I wasn’t expecting anything since they were almost at capacity, but it turned into a nice stay there.
Bonus: we got all the drink tickets we wanted at the sports book without having to barter or do anything other than simply ask for them. Typically its one ticket for every $100 bet.