Harrahs

53 Reviews
(800) 214-9110
3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV89109
77% got a Vegas Hotel Deal
Harrahs Hotel Las Vegas

Harrahs Review Highlights

Recent Hotel Deals & Upgrades

Recent Room Upgrades: 0% 0/0
All Time Upgrades: 77% 33/43

Room Upgrade Reports

Bill
11/17/2007
Tipped:  $50 Upgraded to    from  Luxury 

I was going to first try the trick at the airport and if it failed there, try at the hotel. Unfortunatel,y the Harrahs airport check-in was closed and doesn’t look like it’s been open in a while as there were no desks, papers, or anything in there at all.

I approached a young girl at the front desk, maybe mid 20’s, was very polite, very nice. I held a $50 bill in my hand rubbing slightly, but discretely, against my credit card. She glanced down and clearly saw the $50 and smiled but when I ask for the complimentary upgrade she explained that due to not pulling proper permits, over 900 rooms were shut down, which included over 250 of the just less than 300 suites Harrah’s has. I originally checked in at around 12:30 and the room wasn’t ready so I was told to check back in about an hour or so and to just go back to the information desk to see if the room was ready.

I went to the information desk about 3pm and tried the trick again, the woman was very nice told me the same thing the first one did. Next to me was another couple who tried the trick as I could see the $20 bill and the credit card sitting on the desk, but the clerk just said, “best I could do was the 10th floor” and gave the couple their $20 back.

At 3pm the room wasn’t ready AGAIN so I was told to come back at 4 and it would be ready. Being a persistant bastard, and a different person behind the desk, I figured I would sort of try again. I was polite and ask if any suites happened to open up (didn’t show the $50 bill this time). I AGAIN heard the story about the permits leaving very few suites available but this clerk went on to explain how the front desk folks aren’t happy because they normally get a commission for upselling the suites, but since there are so few available, only the casino hosts can assign suites at the moment.

I’m pretty sure the first girl would have been glad to take that $50 and run and put me up in a suite if she could. She kept looking at it and apologizing and saying she wishes they had some available.

If you’re banking on getting a suite at harrahs, I would certainly check to make sure their suites are back in commission first, otherwise your chances aren’t going to be good.

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Carol
10/07/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  none  from  standard 

Harrhs rooms are small.when asked for a upgrade was told they are only given out by hosts. front desk clerks are not allow to give upgrades.said they could be fired for that.

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MDanbom
08/15/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Standard Room /w View  from  Standard Room 

Believe me when I say I tried to go to the young-looking girl, but this old bat waved me over since I was the only one there. I slipped her a $20 between the CC and ID and asked her for a nice room. She said she could give us a great room, but we’d have to have two queens. I figured that would be okay, and the room was pretty nice, older mardi gras tower but great view of the strip. The couple we went with did not slip a $20 and got a crappy view on the 11th floor. It turned out to be a good thing that we had two queens because the couple we went with got into a fight. The girl locked the guy out of their room when she found out he went to a club after she passed out, so he had to sleep in our other queen. I went to the club with him, but my girlfriend didn’t care, she trusts me.

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MIkron
08/19/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Renovated Deluxe Room  from  Deluxe Room 

The clerk we spoke with was actually the Front Desk Lead. Not sure if this helped or hindered the experience. He offered an upgrade for $50 a night before even taking the credit card and license with the $20 tucked in. He told me there were no complimentary upgrades available, then saw the $20. He told me that he was putting me in a renovated room with a flat screen and a TV in the bathroom. We probably could have gotten this one with or without the $20.

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T.P.
08/11/2007
Tipped:  $50 Upgraded to  re-furbished  from  standard 

Was my brother-in-laws 1st time in Vegas so wanted him to have a good time , checked in around 1 p.m. 1 st clerk available was female and on the mature side. Slipped a 50 in between hoping the extra would help She checked for about 5 min. , couldn’t find a suite , but did gets us close to each other for rooms , upper floor , away from carnival court side , refurbished room w/ plasma tv in bathroom and bedroom , king size bed (very comfy by the way) got most of what we tried for very pleased with out come ,brother/sister in laws were also very happy. Successfull ? YES !!

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Art
07/29/2007
Tipped:  $10 Upgraded to  newly remodeled mardi gras tower  from  standard 

On a business trip. Did the sandwich and asked for any possible upgrades. He looked for quite some time and finally said, “I can’t find a suite with 2 beds” — which we needed. He offered a one bedroom suite with a roll out but neither one of us would have wanted the roll out. He did give us a newly remodeled room with a flat screen in the bedroom and bothroom. He gave back the $20 and I replaced it with a $10 for taking the time and for the slight upgrade we did get.

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mark
06/24/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  standard  from  standard 

DID NOT WORK. WAS TOLD ONLY UPGRADES CAN BE DONE BY A HOST. THATS THE PROBLEM WITH HARRAHS, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT ROOM U R GETTING.. YOU CANT EVEN CALL AND ASK TO RESERVE A SUITE. THEY DONT SELL THEM. THEY ARE ONLY GIVEN TO PEOPLE THAT ARE HIGH ROLLERS.

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brenda
06/13/2009
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  suite  from  standard 

Did this at Harrahs A.C. Said it was my anniversary and I would like a suite. Clerk did not blink and gave me a suite. very nice.

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Mrs9838
07/20/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  None  from  Regular King 

When I handed the clerk my credit card and $20, he asked me, “What’s this for?” I smiled and replied, “That’s for you, for checking us into a really nice room.” He still seemed a bit puzzled but simply said “Thank You”.

We went to our room, which was miles from the front desk. When we opened the door we found a room with two queen beds. We had reserved, and confirmed at check-in, a room with a king bed. We closed the door and went back down to the front desk where there was now a very long line. We stood in line with our baggage, and when we finally met with a clerk I explained the situation, including that I was very surprised that I was given the wrong room by the first clerk, who I had tipped. She quietly explained that it was his third day on the job (which explained why he didn’t understand the $20). She then searched and searched for quite some time and reassigned us to a room with a king bed.

When we got to the room we found it to be the smallest room in the hotel. The table and chairs were crushed between the bed and the curtains. There was not enough room at the foot of the bed to walk straight between the bed and the ancient (not antique) entertainment center. We had to scoot sideways! We were also right above the Carnival Court which is loud late into the night.

If they wanted to force us out of the room into the casino, it worked – but not to THEIR casino. We took our money somewhere else. Maybe I should have tipped the second clerk as well?

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Nick
06/18/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Mini-suite  from  Regular room 

Smooth transaction. Clerk knew exactly what was going on when he saw the $20.

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