Mandalay Bay

116 Reviews
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV89119
75% got a Vegas Hotel Deal
Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

Mandalay Bay Review Highlights

Recent Hotel Deals & Upgrades

Recent Room Upgrades: 100% 1/1
All Time Upgrades: 75% 80/107

Room Upgrade Reports

Dunky
07/01/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Fantastic high floor Strip view  from  "Summer special" Low Price Internet Rate 

On checking in I selected the “typical clerk profile” making sure he was at the last position on the desk so his colleagues would not hear. Asked for a Complimentary Upgrade as I handed my Passport with $20 carefully. He immediately saw it and became clearly nervous. Upgraded to a fantastic view, new room with great Stip view. Definately worked.***PLEASE DO NOT PUT THE NAME OF THE CHECK IN CLERK – AS I DO NOT THINK YOU DO THEM ANY FAVOURS BY DOING SO***

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Nick
06/29/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Renovated room with pool view  from  Regular 

My friend handed $20 to the guy at the counter and told him that we were there for a bachelor party and asked if there were any upgrades. He said sure and gave us one of the newly renovated rooms with a pool view. Never had a pool view before after staying at Manadalay multiple times.

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amishcowboy
06/15/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  no upgrafe  from  600ss 

checked in on a busy sold out father’s day weekend. did the sandwich and asked to see if there was anything he could do. left, came back and said there were no upgrades available. offered to comp me the first night and take 50 off the second night if i volunteerd to be downgraded to a regular room. i politely declined. and told him to keep the twenty for at least trying.

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Craig
06/02/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Luxury Suite  from  Standard 

I followed the advice to the letter and slipped the clerk $20 whilst casually asking if there were any complimentary room upgrades. She looked me in the eye and smiled as if she knew exactly what was going on. She asked if it was a special occasion and I told her I was celebrating my birthday (which I was), then she said “I’ll be right back”. On her return she said she was able to put us up in a luxury suite for the first night, which we were told goes for $5000 per night. The suite was massive and although it was not one of the new-style suites, it was amazing. For the other 4 nights of our stay we were booked into one of the newly refurbished rooms which was also lovely. I am so glad I found this website and hope you all have success in getting your free upgrade.

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freakyjason
06/01/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Upgraded Queen Strip View  from  Standard King 

Same as all. $20 slipped between CC and DL.
Clerk goes behind the curtain to talk to the “manager.”

All booked up for conf so I only got a higher floor remodeled room and free spa passes for asking.

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Anonymous
06/01/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Nothing  from  Deluxe 

Clerk checked us in and informed me that there were no upgrades (“suites are full”) prior to noticing the tip. She said “But I did give you the newly renovated room which normally costs $20 more a night”. However, all standard rooms have now completed renovation at Mandalay Bay so this was not an upgrade. I even asked her about any other items such a pass for us to check out the gym, etc (normally $27 per person/day). Did not provide anything. After she saw the tip she said “Are you sure?” I would have felt silly asking for it back and let her keep it. Not sure how to use the suggested tip if the clerk doesn’t pick up the provided ID/Credit Card until after doing most of the check-in portion.

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jackzildjian
05/28/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Remodeled Executive Suite  from  Standard Room 

Stayed Monday-Tuesday night (slow days)

initial $20 got us a penthouse suite – then tipped another $20 and was upgraded to a remodeled executive suite.

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Savage
05/21/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Honeymoon suite  from  Standard room 

Did the $20 between the credit card and license. Asked very nicely for a complimentary upgrade. He gave us the Honeymoon suite on the 14th floor. Easy.

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John
05/19/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Renovated room with pool view  from  Standard room 

Slipped a $20 between the drivers license and credit card. I asked if there were any upgrades and anything else he could provide. Not a big room upgrade, but we did get 2 free buffets and a free visit to the shark reef. So the $20 investment paid off.

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Kelly
05/19/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Business Exec. Suite  from  Standard King 

I followed the “How to” steps, and without blinking the girl very politely said of course and upgraded my room. The suite was beautiful, huge and very clean! It really works!

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