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.
Checked in around 1 pm on Thurs. Had the $20 Between CC & DL. asked about Comp Upgrade , He told me nothing available , That The room would be ready after 3 pm , to pick up keys at that time . I came back 1/2 Hour Later and Asked the lady if My room was ready , she saw The $20 In My Hand . She said that That room was not ready yet ,and She had one that I would be happy with. I gave her the Twenty . and she thanked me . Never Give Up !!!
Arrived later than expected (thanks Jetblue for losing my luggage!). The room was originally comped for 2 of the 4 nights on their standard “Classic” room, and the clerk Charles who checked me in asked for my ID and CC. Chatted with him a bit, then pulled a twenty out of my wallet and kept it in my hand as he was typing in my room reservation info. I told him that I was having my wedding ceremony AND reception in the Paris casino (no lie). Charles was gracious, tried searching for a upgrade but since there was a huge teacher’s convention in town, most rooms were already booked and offered a suite for $120 a night. I declined, and asked if he had anything complimentary available while holding onto my $20 bill in my fingers. He eventually found a better room with strip view and renovated (plasma tv, red leather headboards and tan micro-fiber couch). Think it was successful, so I handed the $20 over to him. At first, he said that he couldn’t take it, because he wasn’t able to get a suite for me, but i insisted that he keep it, figuring that it would be good karma and luck! Didn’t quite help at the craps tables, but He mentioned that I could try tomorrow to see if any rooms opened up, but I didn’t really bother since the room was nice already (view of the pool, Eiffel tower and Bellagio fountains). Good luck!
So very easy! Went up to the Platinum line, explained it was my birthday two days before (true) and asked for a nice room. She said that I would be happy with this room, and I was. Great view of the pool and the Bellagio fountains, and a nice (though somewhat quirky….for example, dining table, but no desk) suite.
$20 b/w dl and cc. I asked for any complementary upgrades & the clerk told me that for an additional $45 a night i could get a bellagio lake view room. I said no thanks, took my $20 back and enjoyed my 4 nights in my standard room. The End.
Check in at 11:00 am, had the $20 between cc and dl, before I could ask for a upgrade she said she upgraded me to a newly renovated room that was ready and if that was ok, I told her yes and was on my way.
We arrived really late around midnight. Waited in line to check in for over 30 minutes. We were on a comp room through total rewards and I told the clerk we were really tired and would like a nice room. She spotted the tip and went to the back to talk with her manager. She came out and said we had gotten the best room she had seen all night. Ended up in a huge suite on the 34th floor. Double door entry with two baths. Not a strip view but very nice! Really liked the hotel usually stay at Caesars but this was a nice change.
We checked in on a Saturday at noon with an Asian woman in her 30s at the airport. We sandwiched the 20 between the credit card and ID, and she started typing away. She said she would call to see if the room was available, then she put the phone right down and said she would give it to us anyways. We had reserved a regular room through Travelocity, and we got a great P suite with a view of the fountains and the strip from 2 windows. We will now try this trick each time we check in at hotels! Well worth the $20.
Love the excitements both from myself and the check in clerk. He is a very friendly blond young gentleman. I checked in very late on 5/28 @ 12am. handed him a folded $20 with my cc & id. I first asked for a newly remodeled room on high floor and he said they were all taken. but could give me a complimentary upgrade for a strip room originally requires $60/night. it was on 20th floor. The room itself was old, needed to be remodeled soon. but with the views, i have no complaint. i still think it was a success and made my LV trip more fun.