Checked in around 10pm and asked next available clerk if there was any complimentary upgrades available as I handed her the “sandwich”. She said she’d check and we were given a wonderful room on 27th floor overlooking Eiffel Tower and Bellagio fountains. The best $20 I spent in Vegas. So happy I found this site, thanks.
I just walked up to the first available agent her name was davi its was around 8:30pm on 4/30/19 i went up with my $20 sandwich handed it to her and ask if she had any comp upgrades available then she said let me check she typed for about 10 mins then handed me back my id and card and said i got you in one of our nicest suites. We got to the room and fell over it has 2 bed rooms 2 bathrooms with a hot tub great view of the efiel tower and belagio fountains and strip was high floor great room upgrade for $20 but will alway try this trick now!
It was for an early check-in. The hotel is using kiosks for contactless check-ins, so we told the clerk that we had called earlier about requesting an upgrade and that we were instructed to talk to the front desk clerk. He went ahead and checked us in himself. He said the only upgrade available would cost us $600 per day! We decided against it and gave him $30 between the card and the ID. He upgraded us to a room with a view for free.
Had a crappy room on 4th floor comped for 2 nights.
Slipped a 20 between my CC and ID…
I waited till the moment she looked at the 20 dollar bill and I siad ” Its my girlfriend’s birthday. If there are any complimentary upgrades with a view I would greatly appreciate it.”
She responded with ” Let me see what i can do!”
We were upgraded 26 or so floors higher with a view if the Bellagio fountains
I didn’t target a specific clerk, had to go to the special accommodations line as they are using kiosks for checkin right now due to covid. I requested that she see if we could change from a smoking room to non smoking and if any complimentary upgrades were available. She immediately asked if a room with a view was fine and I said yes. Our room had a decent view of fountains across the street at the bellagio. Nothing crazy awesome but a decent upgrade for $20. It was around 3pm when we checked in, check in was supposed to be at 4pm
We tried our luck with the front desk tip during our stay at Paris. We arrived later in the evening, so there wasn’t much of a line, but we did not pick a specific clerk to speak with.
When I handed her the cards and tip, she took a minute and authorized an upgrade to the Lyons suite! I didn’t even get to ask for an upgrade- she beat me to it. Our suite was beautiful, with a separate living/dining room and two bathrooms. She said the room typically ran around $800 per night.
As we were walking away she thanked us for the tip. Overall, much easier and less uncomfortable than I thought it would be. Would recommend this tip to my friends!
I didnt target any clerk specifically. It was about 4pm. I gave her my cards and a $20 bill. I asked her if there were any complimentary upgrades available. I told her what I wanted soecifically. She upgraded my room and a later checkout stay
We arrived in Vegas at 8:30 am on a Sunday morning. We went straight to the hotel and checked our bags as soon as we got there because we knew we wouldn’t be able to check in yet. After breakfast and walking around for a little bit, I went to check in about 11:30. The line wasn’t too busy and I did not target any particular clerk. I had a regular comped room already so I figured I could up my sandwich amount. The clerk immediately saw the money when she took my ID and asked me to hold on to it until after she assisted me. She asked how she could help me and I just asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available for my stay. I made sure to tell her that we didn’t mind waiting a while because we had already checked our bags. The clerk said she wasn’t sure she would be able to help but she would be glad to check with her manager. Off to the back she goes. When she comes back out, she says she has good news. Honestly, I was expecting an offer of a fountain view room, which I would have been fine with, but she said she was able to get us a suite. She put a rush on the room and called me when it was ready. At the end, I gave her the tip and thanked her for the excellent service. It probably didn’t hurt that the couple next to me was practically screaming at their clerk because the room wasn’t what they asked for. The tip helps, but being overly nice is helpful too.
We arrived on a Monday afternoon around 3pm. There was a “Disney” line of people waiting to check in. It took me about 20 min to get to the front. I was watching all the clerks and picked a couple of women I thought looked nice. I ended up getting the one I wanted without having to line shuffle. I took out my reservation and handed it to her. I put my wallet on the shelf in front of me along with a $20 bill.
I asked her if I might get a complimentary upgrade to a high floor “P” room. (A “P” room is and end room with two views). As she started working on the computer, I told her how this was a special trip celebrating our 25th anniversary. While waiting in line, I didn’t have high hopes, since it was so busy.
She began working on the computer, writing down room numbers, tearing it off and trying again. She did this for like 15 minutes. I waited patiently and hopeful since all the rooms had high floor numbers she was writing. (the premier I booked is a “view” room, but not a high renovated red room). Finally, she handed me my room keys. 2825P! Yahoo!!. She said she had to shift people around to get us the room since the hotel was full. I couldn’t believe it. The room was gorgeous. Beautiful views of the strip, the pool, the tower and the fountains. It made our week wonderful. I gave her the tip, and she thanked me.
I don’t know if it was the $20 or my story, or she would have done it regardless. All I can say is I was so thrilled, I brought her some chocolates the next day from Max Brenner. She said it wasn’t necessary, but thanked me, after I thanked her again.
Checked in on a Sunday afternoon at about 1:00pm.We had reserved a comped room for 5 nights so were really worried about what we might get(you get what you pay for?). There was a fairly short line that moved pretty quickly. As my wife and I stood in line, we observed each of the front desk clerks and noticed what appeared to be a manager standing behind two clerks on the far left of the front desk. Luckily we just missed being motioned over to the manager’s side of the counter. We were assisted by a nice young woman who appeared to be in her early twenties. With a $20 bill placed between my credit card and license, I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available. The clerk said “let me see” and within seconds handed our keys and said “I think you’ll like it, it’s very nice.” We thought the room was very nice for $20 for 5 days. The room was a “P” room which was at the very end of the hallway and featured two floor to ceiling windows one looking overlooking the pool, strip, and Eiffel tower and the other overlooking the Bellagio fountains and strip. I think the trick to the “trick” is simply being nice and sincere. Good luck!!