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

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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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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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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BT
05/12/2007
Tipped:  $50 Upgraded to  Top Floor remodeled Parlor Suite  from  standard room 3 nights 

Walked up to the front and said “checking in” as I handed my ID and credit card, I had a crisp $50 right on top clear as day.

I said my last name and said I was hoping there was a complementary upgrade available.

The gentlemen smiled and said Im sure we can come up with something for you. How would a parlour suite be?

I checked in late around 7pm and the hotel seemed busy. I am staying for 3 days so thought $50 would get me better luck and it did ! WOW 2 jacuzzi tubs and 2 bedrooms in a HUGE living room.

The people I met from out of town stayed elsewhere and were actually AFRAID to try the $20 trick…even after my success.

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KBach
04/20/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Executive Suite (Plasma TV, TV in bathroom, jacuzzi)  from  Standard 2 Queen 

I was in for my bachelor party, and slipped the $20 in between the CC and DL, per this site’s recommendations, and just asked for any upgrades. She was going to do it when my bro sauntered in, and picked up my CC and DL because he didn’t want me to pay. The $20 goes flittering away, obvious to everyone. The clerk was still cool about it. Gave us a slightly upgraded room, plus $40 minibar credit. Not great, but better than nothing, and definitely worth the $20.

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Rob Pesick
04/29/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Parlor Suite  from  Standard Room 

Success! It was way too simple. Slipped the 20 between my license and CC. The nice gentelman (William) told me to hold on a minute while he checked. He went in to the back for about 2 minutes, came back and told me he can upgrade me to the 1,500 sq ft Parlor Suite in the newly remodeled wing. It’s got 5 flat screen TV’s with 2 in the bathroom. Best $20 i’ve ever spent.

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Justin
04/20/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Remodeled Excutive Suite  from  Standard 

Checked in at 7:30pm on Friday night. I wasn’t feeling good about the upgrade since Ricki Martin was playing Saturday night and Ice Cube on Sunday. I gave a $20 just like explained and asked if any complimentary upgrades are available. She looked at me and said she would make sure they’re were. Our room was very big and had a view of the strip that everyone in our group took pictures of. We obivously very happy.

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MROD
04/10/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Newly remodeled room  from  Deluxe 

Arrived on Tuesday looked for line with a male between 25-30 like everyone suggests. I handed him my credit card & ID with the $20 in between and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades. He told me he could upgrade me to a suite with one king bed and I declined because I needed a room with two queens. I was tempted to get it. He then offered me a newly remodeled room which he stated had only been slept in twice. The rooms were nice. 42in plasma in bedroom and 9in in the bathroom. He did give the room on the 17th floor which is the highest floor with the newly remodeled rooms.

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Josh
01/16/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  upgraded high floor strip view two queen  from  standard two queen 

looked like i would have the perfect male clerk but then this goofy girl waved me over.

anyway, it was the weekend of the avn awards so they didn’t have any suites. i had booked at the poker room rate and got upgraded to a nice strip view on a high floor with a free rollaway

all good.

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Josh
01/16/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  upgraded high floor strip view two queen  from  standard two queen 

looked like i would have the perfect male clerk but then this goofy girl waved me over.

anyway, it was the weekend of the avn awards so they didn’t have any suites. i had booked at the poker room rate and got upgraded to a nice strip view on a high floor.

all good.

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