I folded up a $20 and put it between the driver license and credit card. When the front desk gut asked for the driver license and credit card, I put it on the counter and said, â€œI was told to ask about upgrading to a Spa Suite,â€ and fanned out the cards to expose the $20. He quickly grabbed all three items and typed in his computer for about a minute, told me I was all set, then held up the $20 and said thank you. Walked into the room and there the spa was. Best $20 I spent in Vegas.
Like everybody else, had $20 between CC and ID. Asked for any complimentary upgrades. He checked with his manager/supervisor and he offered me the Tower Premier Suite. He sent up a rollaway bed since I needed two beds and the suite only had one King bed.
Booked the $79 special on casinotripreports. Upon arrival, I created some small talk with the front desk agent. They were really “bubbly” and thats when I asked if any upgrades were available. She was like “let me check for you” and then came up with the suite. She really didn’t see the $20 but I still gave it to her.
Had the $20 between my credit card & ID w/just the corner visible to the clerk. When he asked for my ID, I asked him if any complimentary upgrades were available. He knew exactly what was up, said he would check and offered the Players Room. I would have snatched that one up, but we needed two beds, so I declined – thanked him profusely for giving it a shot – and gave him the $20 anyway He then tried to upgrade me to a Spa Suite in the Pyramid – which I again declined because the spa tub is right in the middle of the room! When traveling with your mother, this is not ideal By the time I left the front desk, I knew for sure we had received about $60 in credit to our bill for the in-room fridge we requested, and he had given us a clean room in the West Tower with a decent view and location. At check out, we discovered that he had also credited us $85 for our first night’s stay!! YES!!! Additionally, our bags were at our door within 5 minutes of walking into our room …. our room service and other things we asked for arrived *extremely* promptly! We really could not have asked for a better stay. Actually, I might hit rewind and skip the [email protected] buffet. Anxious to try this tip again on our next stay! For us, the trick was to smile, be friendly and dress well. That combination seemed to work!
Felt bad about the Priceline purchase, because the same day I did PL the Luxor came out with a promo where the rooms on;ly cost $69, so for $4 more I could have dealed directly with Luxor, which may have a few advantages over PL (Cancel etc.).
Long line, took first csr avail. Had $20 between cc & dl. CSR saw $20, put it right back in front of me on counter. I asked if there were any upgrade complimentary rooms avail., he checked and said he could help. Got to the room and it was at the end of a hall in the East tower. It was on a low floor, but that doesn’t matter much to me, especially since it was a very nice suite. Huge living room w wet bar, good sized bedroom, and very nice bathroom, separate toilet area, jacuzzi tub & shower stall. They call it “The Tower Luxury Suite.” Very, very, nice.
We met a friend who was also staying at the Luxor, $165/night, crappy little room ion the west tower, she kept saying how it was worse than a motel six. Gotta admit, it’s tough to be in a small room after you’ve stayed in a suite. As I’m sure I’ll have the misfortune of experiencing again!
Checked in around 10:30am and it was dead. Put the $20 between ID and CC, and hoped for Tower Deluxe Suite. Front desk person went away for awhile, and came back with the tub upgrade. It worked for me though I wanted a little more. Still got the $30 dining credit at the Steakhouse, which we used. Got engaged to my girlfriend too!
There were about 20 people in the check-in line and each guest was assigned the next available clerk. So, there was no way to pick and choose which clerk I wanted. I slid the twenty just peaking out from my credit card on the table and asked her if there were any complimentary upgrades available. She looked at the twenty and got an amused look on her face and said, “I’m sorry, but we don’t have anything available right now.” She made no effort to take the tip and then asked if I still wanted to leave my credit card on file before reaching for it and leaving the twenty on the desk. I pocketed my twenty and left it at that.
The hotel was kind of busy, but it didn’t seem full. I think she just wasn’t willing to do an upgrade.
It was great …. very easy and simple … slipped a 20 between id and cc and the guy at the desk happily accepted it telling me yes I can give you an upgrade, can’t get any easier than this.
I showed the lady my ID and credit card with the $20 bill on the top. I asked her for an upgrade. She said it would cost me an extra $10 per night to upgrade from Pyramid Deluxe to newly renovated Tower Deluxe. I asked if it could be free. She said no. I then asked if I could get free breakfast in the hotel or dining credit. She said no free breakfast and dining credit offer had expired on 12/21, so again that was a no. I decided to pay the extra $10 per night for the upgrade and did not tip her the $20 bill since I didn’t get anything from her. I don’t understand why, insteading of charging me $20 on my CC, she didn’t take the cash herself and give me a “free” upgrade.