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.
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!!