We arrived at Rio around 2am on a Monday night, we had 3 nights booked for a deluxe suite and it was already comped. There was no one in line at registration and 3 representatives available. We chose the Asian male late 20s-30s and did the $20 in between id and credit card. He took the $20 bill and placed it on top of the counter on his side, he asked if we had an preferences (up high, view, close to elevator) and informed us that they had alot of rooms available, but no upgrade. He was however very nice and we also had a couple friends who checked into another room earlier before us so he put us next to each other near the elevator.
Long line so I got who I got. Arrived around 5pm. I didn’t even ask to upgrade. Had my ID and CC ready (Disney VISA). I don’t think it had to do with the card. Got upgraded to huge suite with pool/strip views and whirlpool tub. I booked on Vegas.com for $80 and paid $32 resort fee on the trip. Maybe they could tell I had penn and teller tix and a reservation for dinner already?
No upgrade at all.
No comp, no nothing.
Wasted $40 for two rooms.
Gave clerk two $20 dollar bills.
Folded in half at the beginning of our check-in.
Was happy to accept but just checked us in.
Advise before you give tip to learn if you are getting upgrade or nothing. Studied this website before going. Live and learn. This does not work for everyone.
[Editors Note: Make sure you ask “if there are any complimentary upgrades available” when using the $20 dollar trick.]
Very tall Black gentleman
1PM( Early Checkin on SOLD OUT WEEKEND)
“I hope you can make my weekend, much better”
Never said anything about the cash,
he said “I’ll be right back, let me go check on something for you”
I had the lowest level room that was comped, and the upgraded suites were sold out the dates I was checked in.
This guy pulled a miracle, the room was around $100-150 a night above my comp level. With a strip view.
Waved the early checkin fee
Reduces my cash deposit fee in half
I saved $220-350ish, and got a sold out room
I was switching hotels and the refund of unused nights at the old crappy hotel, paid for the tip at the new hotel.
I came in the middle of the afternoon and the queue was empty. There was a male and a female clerck, I opted for her ^^.
I used the usual trick, asking for an upgrade while presenting my credit card. She verified in her computer and upgraded me to a room on 32th floor with a view strip.
Be carefull: the 32 floor is 5 floor below the roof nighclub. Don’t plan to sleep before 1am.
Got a middle aged male clerk who instantly told me he can’t do upgrades but I can pay $100 a night for the upgrade. I informed him it was my bachelor party week and he just laughed. We got a room in the original tower which is old stuff. It was on the third floor over lookin a roof
We arrived after 6pm. The desk was empty. A young Hispanic girl and a African America were talking at counter. We decide to approach female. When she asked for ID and cc I had the $20 already set up. I asked her were there any complimentary upgrades she fumbled threw some screens and offered us 30th floor with strip view. She said its normally $20 per night but wouldn’t charge us. So I guess it worked, although we were not that impressed with actual room. Masquerade Tower. We should have picked other clerk he seemed very social with the person he was checking in where she was dry and had very little conversation.
I just asked – and she gave us a great room with a coffee maker too! We stayed 7 nights, which was at least $50 worth of coffee at starbucks!
There was two women working and my wife and I picked the yourger, friendly looking one.
Our flight was 4 hours late so we didn’t check in until 1:30 AM on the 11th. I put a folded twenty under my ID and handed it to her and said sorry we are so late our plane was delayed and it’s our 23rd year of being married and we heard your hotel was great so here we are! She sliiped the twenty into her pocket anss said let me make a call and as we were waiting my wife asked me what’s she doing on the phone as she didn’t see me slip the clerk the twenty or see the clerk put it in her pocket. I said she’s checking on an upgrade and soon the clerk hung up the phone and said she was glad we were here and that she will give us a suite overlooking the strip and then she gave us four passes to the Voo and some free drinks along with some other freebies. It was cool to say the least! It was my first time ans it worked great!
Well I arrived at 5pm no wait in line,told the lady we were checking in and gave her our ids and the 20 dollars with the is and cc and asked if there was a up grade,so she looked and said she could give us the next level suite for more money ,but I said no and she said that she could give me a higher floor room 37017 with a view So we ok and she gave us some passes for voodoo night club…so here were its gets good we get to our room and unpacked our luggage and went out and gambled and party came back to the room early than normal because we worked that day and had a long flight from Chicago,always we get to the room in you can here the club bass in our room felt like we were in the club,I wanted to get some sleep but new it would be impossible so I called down to the front desk and told them to move us to a quieter room in the morning,so when we woke up I went down stairs to get moved and the wanted to move us to the other building and a lower floor with no view ,so I got upset and told her I wanted to talk to the manger and I did in I told him my story and he said that for my trouble he give me 30 dollar credit so I told him how upset I was with the lack of my concern with lower floor and my booming room from last night for 30 bucks and he said wait in that he would take care of us and boy did he he gave us the best suite they had with everything possible all the luxury you would want if you were a high roller,do my 20 dollars got me the upgrade of my life…….