Did the $20 between ID and CC and asked if there were any “complimentary upgrades” available. He gave me a smile and knowing nod and said he’d see what he could do. He found us a newly renovated room for free but since it was close to the time they release the suites he asked if I’d be interested in upgrading to a $800-$1,200/night suite for $85 more. Having never been in a suite before I thought I might as well. He found one that had also been newly renovated. It was gorgeous, awesome room. Worth the extra money.
Showed my $20.00 bill and asked if there were any upgrades available above the 25th floor, she said I’ll be back in a moment came back a few minutes later and said we would be very happy with the room. Well we were it… had a 42″ plasma tv and all recently redone in reds and deep brown furniture , was absolutely beautiful!!!!
Clerk asked if I was interested in an upgrade for $$, and I politely said, “No, thanks.” I then handed her my DL/$20/CC and said that I would be interested in a complimentary upgrade. She went in the back room for about 5 minutes. When she came back out, she said, “We don’t provide complimentary upgrades, but this seems like a special night. We can put you in a nice room.” The suite was nice, but in dire need of a renovation. She even called after we arrived in the room to see if everything was alright. I would have been pissed if I had paid rack rate for the run down rooms at Paris.
Halfway through Labor Day weekend, checked in Sunday afternoon. Asked for complimentary upgrade per this website’s instructions. Clerk did some typing, then sighed and said they were too full for a real upgrade. He returned the twenty. However, he did switch us from a room with no view (back of Bally’s) to one overlooking pool and Eiffel tower, more pleasant. However, room needs renovation, TV small, bed soft and creaky.
I tried the trick, even though I was extremely nervous. The clerk saw the $20 but said there are no upgrades at the time, without checking the computer at all. Then as I was filling out the forms, I asked if we could at least get a room with a view. He said he could give us a pool view, and asked if the $20 was fine. I took it back, thinking that he didn’t really put in any effort for it. But I was pleasantly surprised that the pool view also meant the view of the Bellagio fountains. Had I known that, I would have let him keep the $20. It was nice to have a room with a view though, so I figured it was a success.
Arrived at hotel registration. Had reservation info in a folder. Opened folder in front of the clerk with a $20 clearly showing and left folder open as I asked about complimentary upgrade. Clerk said she cou;d give me a strip view room but I would have to pay extra. I declined and closed the folder and kept my $20.
We had secured a great rate of $89.00 per night online. After reading about Paris on various review site I realized that we would probably be placed in a room that had not been renovated. My husband had the $20.00 ready and sandwiched in between his credit card and license but when he went to put his things on the counter the 20.00 went flying out and landed on the check in person’s KEYBOARD!
She clearly understood what it was for and was so nice, we stated that we wanted a room that had been renovated and a nice view of the Bellagio fountains. We were not disappointed. The room had a 42 inch plasma tv, was beautifully deocorated, clean and a great view of the fountains, just steps away from the elevator. We were in room 2503. The only drawback is that the Eiffel tower blocked the center view of the Bellagio fountains, but it was not a big deal, you could still see the show every 15 minutes and we had a great view of the pool below.
Thought that i was picking a good one with ‘SAYD’ but he was strickly by the book. Wanted extra blah blah blah. Paid for a 1 night upgrade to a P-room with a view ($120) and into a regular comped room for 2 nights but I was given a regular ‘view’ room after the move for free and they made a mistake and credited me the $120 so I got everything for free. Lucky me.
Checked in at 3:00 AM, had no line and walked up to a gentleman with id, credit card and $20. Asked if there were any comp upgrades available and explained I was coming in from a long drive from LA. He clearly saw the $20, typed some on the computer, made a call to “free up a room” and booked me for two days into a 33rd floor suite. It had no view, and the room was older but it was a very nice suite with two bathrooms, a jet tub and bidet in one. A large living room/dining room overall over 1000 sq feet.
got to the hotel around 9 a.m. check in doesn’t start till 11. The clerk who usually handles the Platinum guests took us. i gave him the sandwich and asked about complimentary upgrades. He deftly slipped the 20 into his jacket pocket and gave us a “view” room. I’m sure our freebie room was going to have the view of the top of Paris’ parking garage. He mentioned the room we got was normally $60 over the one we were otherwise headed for.