It was about 4pm on a sunday. It was quite busy and no one looked like an easy target for an upgrade. It was quite busy for a Sunday afternoon so I thought we were not going to be able to get the upgrade. When it was our time to get served my new wife and I walked to a middle aged african american woman, she wasnt quite ready for us but she serviced us anyways. I slid her the sandwich and she said “are you looking for change?”. I said no my wife and I were just looking for an upgrade if there were any available. she crunched some numbers for us and gave a serious upgrade that we surely were not worthy of.
Was a little nervous to try but figured what the heck. We arrrived in Vegas at 10am so I was hoping to store our bags while we waited for our room to be ready. Did the sandwich and the clerk said if we were willing to wait about an hour she could get us an early check-in. I asked her about any upgrades and she said she could see what she could do. Ended up with early check-in and an awesome view.
My wife an I arived early (10:30) so I wasn’t sure if any rooms would be available because it was spring break week. There were only 3 girls working in the check-in/out desk, so we really didn’t really have a target. I handed her my ID, credit card, and a folded $20. While she looked up my info, I said that I would appreciate any complementry upgrade that would be available. She went to work on her computer fo a while and found a room with a nice view of the tower, pool, strip, and the Fountains accross the street. The room was nice and veiw was well worth $20.
Hotel was sold out for the weekend because both a new store and a new club were opening (and it was the weekend of the Nascar race). I put $20 between my license and the credit card and just said \”can you put me in the nicest room you can?\”. she said there weren\’t any suites but she could get me in a Red Room on a high floor.
We checked in around midnight, and went to a young-ish looking clerk, as the other clerk appeared to be talking with a manager. Simply gave the $20 sandwich and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades. She put it aside, was super friendly, and said she had something “really nice” for us. It ended up being a red room on the 27th floor!
tried at about 5pm and $20 sandwich limited choice of clerks and young female asked if comp upgrade available she said no but with a fee… I declined.gave me back my tip.. standard room back of hotel but room I was given was not cleaned so back to front desk and red room strip view i was given…all good but surprised sandwich didnt work i’m 2 = 1/1
Checked in about noon on a Thursday. No line for check-in. Put the $20 sandwich out there. No problem. Upgraded to a Red Room on the 29th floor with a great view of the Bellagio fountains.
I had booked two standard non-strip-view rooms through Travelocity. I walked up to the front desk clerk and gave her my name. When she asked for ID, I gave her a $40 ID & credit card sandwich and asked if any upgrades were available. She got the $40 into her blazer pocket in record time and said, “let me see what I can do”. We ended up with two rooms overlooking the Paris pool, Eiffel tower, and Vegas strip with a view of the Bellagio’s fountains.
Checked in mid December on a Thursday night around 9:00. Clerk was male, mid twenties. Got upgraded to a Red Room on a high floor, overlooking Bellagio fountain.
Wasn’t terribly crowded, but there was a small line of people waiting to check in. Clumsily did my first attempt at a 20 dollar sandwich with the bill sticking out from between my passport and credit card while asking if they had any complimentary upgrades available. Was given a newly redecorated Red Room on one of the top floors.
Our stay was for 10 nights so not a bad upgrade for 2 dollars a night! Our rates were also already discounted 25% by the hotel.