At first, I thought it wouldn’t work. I had checked the website and saw the hotel was sold out one night of my stay.
But I tried it anyways, and it worked great!
Followed protocol. I presented CC, DL, and $20 per protocol. Clerk typed furiously, then discreetly stated “I will be able to do something for you.” No more was said. When we opened our room door we were delighted at the Executive Suite upgrade. Thanks to this site and other posters, very helpful.
My wife and I scouted out the people at the front desk and found someone who was ideal, a 25-30 year-old male. I asked him if there were any complimentary upgrades and he stated he did not think so. I handed him the credit card and driver license with a $20 in the middle that was noticeably sticking out. When he saw this, he asked me to hold on for a minute. After some typing, he told me that for an additional $25 a night I could be upgraded to a suite at THE Hotel which would have cost $110 a night. My wife and I gladly took the deal. The suite was amazing! I will definitely do this again next time we go back to Vegas!
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.
Went up to a 25 â€“ 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.
I was scheptical at first but after checking in I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades and he pulled a “What?” So I asked him again . . . is there anything he can do for me to get a better room without paying a fee.
He took the money and placed it on his desk and searched the computer. Then he said the hotel was booked because I checked in too late. He went to the back to taqlk with the manager and soon came back and looked in the computer again. About 5 minutes later he said he could upgrade us to a suite at THEhotel . . . mandalay bay’s 5-star newer hotel.
The room had a living room with a 40″ plasma tv, a bedroom with a double queen like I needed, a minibar, and a HUGE bathroom with an LCD tv in there too!
Oh, and there is also a half bathroom in the living room portion. I was very pleased that $20 got me this upgrade for 5 days.
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***
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.
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.