Didn’t target any particular clerk, got a young man. It was 10 pm on a Friday and not busy, whole place looked pretty empty. Asked if there were any complimentary upgrades, was only offered upgrades that cost extra, ended up with regular room on third floor. Total disappointment- this has worked in years past.
We arrived at approx 11pm at the Mirage to celebrate my boyfriend’s 31st birthday and my 30th birthday. The line was extremely short with only 3 clerks running the front desk. After reading on frontdesktip.com, I knew I wanted the younger guy approx 25 years old and I knew I wanted a fab suite (did my research) in order to celebrate our birthdays in style. I sandwiched two $20s in between my ID and credit card and stepped up to the plate and casually asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available once he saw the sandwich. We made small talk–be extra nice people as you are wanting something only they can make happen– and he asked if we were celebrating anything special. After a few agonizing minutes of waiting to hear the result- wha la! “ma’am you’ve been upgraded to a deluxe tower suite.” needless to say, I could barely keep my cool because I knew how awesome our room was going to be. We had some friends and cousins who were accompanying us, but didn’t try the sandwich trick and got regular rooms over looking the air conditioning unit. Our room was on a high floor with a private elevator, facing the north end of the strip and the volcano. We were like kids on Christmas morning when we got to the room!! Way to start off the vacation right! Thanks, frontdesktip.com! I’ll have to try to sandwich from now on while on other vacations.
We booked a resort King through Mlife at a reduced rate for 2 nights and a comped third night for Labor Day 2019. We checked in on Saturday at 11:30 am because that’s when we got into town. I used the priority check in line because I have the Mlife credit card and the line was much shorter than the regular line. Handed over my $20 between my license and credit card along with my Mlife rewards card and just asked if any complimentary upgrades were available.
The young lady replied “of course” and asked if we had stayed with them before. I told her we had and we’ve only stayed at the Mirage when we’ve visited Las Vegas.
She put us on the 24th floor with a view of the strip and the volcano, a soaking tub, and more square footage than the rooms we normally get on the lower floors. Not a huge upgrade and worth the $20.
Arrived in on a red eye flight, several of the front desk clerks were busy, so we walked up to the only available one, K. We tried the $20 sandwich trick with K, and was informed that they’re basically at capacity. I get my room keys, id, along with the $20 bill back. We were then informed that it’ll be a double queen, but they’ll hold us a king the following day.
The room we got wasn’t cleaned properly, so we spoke to the manager who was very helpful and he at least put us in for the King bed that we paid for, and a $100 credit for all the inconvience.
Went to the Mirage over Spring Break -First week in April 2019. Female clerk helped us. Slipped a $20.00 – asked for a complimentary room upgrade . Said none were available. Instead she gave us a noisy room- no strip view near the elevator. Was so noisy from the machine on the elevators, had to move to another room. Given another lousy room with view of the mountains. No strip view. Highly disappointed.
Didnt target any clerk in particular since you were just directed to whoever was available it was really busy since it was on memorial day weekend got there on Friday around 430 I had reserved at resort king room and I was upgraded to a resort tower king which was cool I was on the 24th floor also the clerk waived the parking which would have been 30 dollars for 2 days so that was cool! In total saved around 110 dollars 🤗🤗
Check in Mid Feb, Monday Afternoon. Honestly probably the slowest time of the year. Did the $20 sandwich and made sure he knew we were only here for 1 day. Asked for a upgrade to 24/25th floor and was no go. Best given was 18th floor with strip view. Honestly, probably would have gotten the same room just by asking.
I have done the $20 trick 5 times in vegas, this was a good upgrade.
Stayed at the Mirage in August 2019 and checked in on a Thursday at 5:00. Not super busy at check in but was 3rd in line so i got the first available clerk. Had the $20 between ID and CC and as soon as the young female clerk saw it she new the game. I had booked just a regular resort king room. The cheapest i could find. I asked if a tower king was available and it was not as they were all booked. She apologized and asked me to wait a few minutes so she could try a few other things. She came back and said that she can get me on a high level floor (we were on 16) with a strip/volcano view and she waved all the resort fees without me asking. The Strip view is an upgrade on the hotel site which i am indifferent on. I wanted Tower Rooms for the private elevator and up graded amenities. However, I was very happy with the waiving of the resort fees which are $40 a night. For 3 nights I saved $120 for the $20 tip. That is $100 cash win right from the start and then what ever they value the Strip View at which is no big deal to me. Very Happy with the deal.
Did not target a clerk. Check-in at 4pm. Female clerk looked, asked manager, said they were full. Tuesday 12/15/2015, checking out Friday which is the very low season.
We have stayed at the Mirage several times during this time of year for our anniversary. Usually they send up a bottle of champagne. This time they did not. We have not stayed at the mirage since.
I dealt with a young female clerk. It was around 6pm, not too busy. I offered $20 with credit card and ID. I asked for help with any upgrades that would impress my wife. The desk agent politely left the cash on the counter and said she would consider a tip at the end of check-in if I found her service was worth it. This seemed very formal. I get the sense the front desk management is well aware of the $20 trick and told the agents how to handle it.
After a lot of discussion behind the desk (out of sight) the agent told me I could have a better view of the volcano and I’d be on the ‘club’ floor with private elevator. My original reservation was already on the 24/25 floor (that’s what Resort Tower is, which I booked). It seemed to me I *possibly* got a volcano view for $20. Or I got the same room that I would have been in regardless of the tip. Hard to tell.
I answered ‘unsure’ to upgrade question because this result could go either way.