Walked right up to the Platinum Clerk with C/C(Total Rewards), Platinum card, and $20. Handed it to the clerk, and she said thanks. Upgraded from “P” Room to Red Room on 26th Floor, facing Bellagio fountains. Comped us 2 tickets to see COCO Peep Show as well! Never tried this before but it works well!
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The line was busy so we were unable to target anyone. We got to the desk around 1pm, knew the room might not be ready but we wanted to get our keys and get rid of our bags so we could go play. I had 4 nights comped through my Total Rewards card. The lady looked a little stuffy and was not friendly so I just kept my 2 $20s VERY visible in my hand on the counter. I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available for us, the invited guests. She said there were only upgrades for purchase. We declined.
I was at Paris for a 6-night stay during the very busy CES week — not a great time to be asking for upgrades!! Still, when I got to the counter after a 20-minute wait, I handed the clerk a $20 bill along with my license and credit card. Didn’t hide it, or “sandwich” it between the cards, just straight up handed it to her.
Just asked her for the best room she could give me. During CES, and for such a long stay, I kind of figured a P-room or a suite was a little out of my reach.
She thanked me for the $20, tapped on the computer for a while, and asked if the number of beds was important. I said no, as long as the room was non-smoking, I was fine.
She eventually found me a very nice 17th floor room. Just a standard room, but upgraded to an incredible view, one that Caesars normally charges extra for. Gorgeous view of the Paris pool, the Eiffel Tower, the Bellagio and its fountains, Cosmo, and CityCenter.
We arrived around 10:30pm on Friday. Myself, my wife and our daughter. We waited in line and luckily we were waited on by a young man. I didn’t even disguise the tip – just handed him a $20. I said we were in town to celebrate our daughter’s 21st birthday and would appreciate anything he could do to help us with a memorable trip. He was great and told us the room he put us in might be noisy due to the band and if we didn’t like the room to let him know and he would switch us to a different room. It was PERFECT!!! Best $20 I ever spent.
We arrived to check in around 1pm, even though we knew official check in wasn’t until 4pm.
Our clerk was very nice, we told her we were celebrating a birthday, and it was my friend’s first time in Vegas.
We had already booked a premium room (strip view) and received two complimentary nights.
I handed the woman a 50 in between my credit card, total rewards card, and ID and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available.
She said she had a renovated RED room with a strip view, but there was only a king size bed. Considering there were going to be three of us in the room (something we didn’t tell the hotel), we declined.
So we received a renovated RED room, no view.
It was still a great room, and a nice upgrade.
My girlfriend and I book a room @ paris, checked in around 11pm so it was super late and no waiting in line to be checked in, a man looked like to be in his 40s checked us in, before he said anything I simply said “good evening sir I’m checking in” and I started a little chitchat about our roadtrip, after that he asked me for my id and cc and I had already had my sandwich in my pocket as I pulled it out I said ” do you have any upgrades available” with a big-o smile and my sandwich on the desk so he can see I mean business :> , he typed away for a minute or two and BAM he said “will a suite le mans be ok?” I couldn’t bealive it and said “yes of course” gave me my keys and off we went!! I was really nervous when asking for the upgrade as this was my 1st time going to vegas and I’m not the type of person to ask for discounts/free things but I didn’t it anyways and I’m glad I did!!
Just was the next available. She was nice and we asked if she had any complimentary upgrades, we knew it was “holiday time” since July 4th was when a lot of people were staying through. We gave her the cc/dl/20, hoping for the upgrade. Got given the high floor strip view
We had a comped premier room, we did not target any specific clerk. We checked in around 9:00 PM on a Sunday nite, all I did was hand the clerk a sandwich with a $50.00 bill. She giggled a little bit and started typing away. My husband was a little nervous because I never said anything about a complimenary upgrade. I told him to just let her do her thing. The next thing we knew she pops open this book and said she was comping us to this 1150 sq ft room and was showing my husband pictures of the room. Thanks paris for making my week stay in vegas awesome.
I was spending a week in Las Vegas and booked my stay at Paris for your basic luxury room. When checking in it was crowded and full of female receptionist except for one male receptionist which I was gambling on! After my wait I was in luck! The male receptionist waved me over to be checked in. While waiting in line I had my Vegas sandwich in hand. When I approached him I gave him a huge smile and spoke a little french as well to break the ice. We chatted a bit and then he asked me for my license and credit card. Tucked in between was my $20.00. As soon as he saw it I went in with any complimentary upgrades. You could tell this was not his first rodeo! He quickly said lets see what I can do, after he typed away making this even more exciting he handed me my keys. I asked what floor we were on and he said 34. I thanked him, off to see what I scored and was thrilled that I was upgraded to the Red Room Premium!
Worked like a charm!!!!
Arrived to Paris around 11:30 pm on a Thursday. I had 4 nights comped through Total Rewards in a Red Room. I targeted a woman in her late 30’s to early 40’s. Handed her my id and credit card with $50. She proceeded to place the $50 near the top right corner of the keyboard. I made some small talk, then asked politely if there were any complimentary upgrades available as I was meeting my long-distance g/f (true). She began to type away and asked if a suite would be ok. I said sure and she told me the room normally goes for $850/night but I had arrived at a good time. I thanked her and went to the 10th floor. She put me right in the middle of the hotel with a PERFECT view of the Eiffel Tower and pool.
$50 for an $850/night room! The room was around 1000 sq. ft. and had 2 bathrooms.
Look, this was my first time trying the sandwich and I will try every time I go now.