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.
HUGE success! I hated my regular room in Paris so much so I decided to complain downstair and actually I ended up chatting with this really charming girl. I was asking for a P room but all they have left was the ones facing the parking lot, so she kept typing and typing and went inside, she said she’s going to do me a HUGE favor, so she upgraded me to the Calais suite. I tipped her $20 afterwards. The room is alot bigger than the regular room but is still in the desperate need for renovation. Still can’t complain how $20 works like a magic!
First time trying this so was a bit anxious. Did the same as everyone else placing the $20 between my ID and CC. Clerk handled it like a pro as if it were commonplace. Proceeded to ask if there were any complimentary upgrades available. He said he found a really nice suite on 26th floor with a view and was clicking for a few minutes but then came back and said that he couldn’t get it to upgrade in the system without charging my account. Tried 3 times with the same result. I know it seems fishy but I really think he was honestly trying but couldn’t comp the upgrade.
I’m pretty sure he felt bad so he gave me the $20 back and said that he could upgrade me to a newly remodeled room on the 31st floor (I didn’t even know Paris had these but I guess they are on floors 26-33). The room was quite nice, everything was sparkling new, great furniture and plasma TV. Size was the same as normal though. Too bad it didn’t work out exactly like I wanted but I believe he tried his best, really nice guy and we enjoyed the room we had for no extra $$$.
We were to LV for a convention so a very basic room was covered. We got in 14 hours late (Jet Blue didn’t assign me a seat, just my husband so we bounced around the east coast first) very tired & bedraggled we went to the clerk, explained our delay & asked how much an upgrade would cost, it was about $45, we happily took it, at the last second he said ‘I think you’ll like the room’. It was absolutely gorgeous, bathroom w/a jacuzzi, a dressing room, sitting area, plasma tv, basket of fruit etc. Clearly he went beyond the $45 ‘slightly better room, as we’re at capacity’ I went down to thank him & he refused my tip, we had a great 5 days & we barely gambled!
CHECKED IN ABOOUT 6PM, HAD THE $20 BETWEEN CC AND ID. ASKED IF SHE HAD COMPLIMENTARY UPGRADES AVAILABLE. WORKED LIKE A CHARM
I think im such a loser. i was a bit nervous about doing it. i walked up, checked in. i had my cc and dl and $20 in between ready to go. Just about when i was asking for an upgrade, she asked if i want to upgrand my room for $89 a night, i told her no and she begin to type stuff into the computer. so i asked her, if there was any free upgrades, she replied with no. and then i thought it was all done with. walked away, and just remembered i didnt even show her my $20. =O
I walked in and the clerk was a japanese male who had a lisp so I looked him in the eye and smiled and as I passed him the 20 I asked if there was a room that I could go get that was better so i could invite the clerk and his other japanese friends up to use me later that night. Sure enough it worked, I love vegas and after that trip I love asian men.
I checked in at roughly 4am, it was so late they actually charged my card for a cancellation. My other 2 nights were free though, so that wasn’t an issue. In any case, I asked if they had upgrades, she said yes…but they would be $$/per night. I asked if there were any comp’d upgrades and she didn’t hook it up. She DID give me my $20 back though…and I gave her a 5 spot for trying.