Mandalay Bay

119 Reviews
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV89119
74% got a Vegas Hotel Deal
Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

Mandalay Bay Review Highlights

Recent Hotel Deals & Upgrades

Recent Room Upgrades: 50% 1/2
All Time Upgrades: 74% 81/109

Room Upgrade Reports

mrakman
08/10/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Deluxe /w View  from  Deluxe 

Well, as everybody says, sandwich the twenty between CC and DL, handed it over, was afraid she would not see it, but she did, and as she saw it, I felt I didn’t even need to say anything, she was expecting the words “complimentary upgrade” to come out of my mouth. Confirmed that I did in fact need 2 queen beds (although it makes me wonder if i would have been upgrated to a suite otherwise. Mandalay bay does not have suites w/ 2 queens, only kings for the more common suites. If you want the 2 bedroom suite, then you are ok for 2 beds). She put the Twenty underneath my ID, started punching, said she set me up w/ a nice room, and as she handed the ID back, i could have swore, the twenty was still underneath, but it was gone. In the end, got 32nd floor, view of the entire strip. Room was amazing, Pools were amazing, overall a fantastic experience. Will definitely try the $20 trick next time.

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mrakman
08/10/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Deluxe 2 Queens /w View  from  Deluxe 2 Queens 

Well, as everybody says, sandwich the twenty between CC and DL, handed it over, was afraid she would not see it, but she did, and as she saw it, I felt I didn’t even need to say anything, she was expecting the words “complimentary upgrade” to come out of my mouth. Confirmed that I did in fact need 2 queen beds (although it makes me wonder if i would have been upgrated to a suite otherwise. Mandalay bay does not have suites w/ 2 queens, only kings for the more common suites. If you want the 2 bedroom suite, then you are ok for 2 beds). She put the Twenty underneath my ID, started punching, said she set me up w/ a nice room, and as she handed the ID back, i could have swore, the twenty was still underneath, but it was gone. In the end, got 32nd floor, view of the entire strip. Room was amazing, Pools were amazing, overall a fantastic experience. Will definitely try the $20 trick next time.

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Nick N
08/06/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  New Remolded room, with awsome view of the strip  from  A standard room, through Orbits 

Went up to a 25 – 30 year old male, put the $20 between my ID and CC and asked for a complementary upgrade. He gave me a newly remolded room on the 29 floor with a awesome view down the strip. He said that the type of room is usually $30 more dollars each night, but he would take care of it. Great room, going to try the $20 trick every time I go away.

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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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