Horrible confusion. Wouldn’t accept my tip and gave us crappy rooms to boot. Stay elsewhere.
Also 4 VIP passes to the VooDoo lounge, and a bottle of champagne in our room.
So I checked in with my brother to our regular standard room..and I just asked for an upgrade, we flirted with the receptionist and she just gave us a nice room..
I think she was expecting a nice tip, but I didn’t give her one and just smiled and walked away ahhahaha
She was pretty hot too!
Receptionist tried to give $20 back thinking it was in the sandwich by mistake. I gave it back to her and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available. She replied, let me see what I can do. Got upgraded from 600 sq ft standard suite to 1600 sq ft masquerade suite.
Tried it as I had arrived late around 12 a.m. Clerk took the 20 and said he would see if there was anything and respectfully gave me the 20 back, telling me all he had was a upgrade at $50 or a better 1 at $100 per night. Gave me a couple of drink coupons and said thanks.
Checked in around 10PM and figured I go for it. Got a major upgrade to an amazing suite, what a way to start our midweek Vegas getaway!
first time doing this, girl seemed surprised and first placed the $20 on the counter and said she would see what she could do, that she didn’t want to take my money if she couldn’t get me a room. After asking me if I needed a king, internet, etc she finally told me she could give me a slightly upgraded room. I had heard a lot of bad stories about the Rio so I was pleasantly surprised to see what looked like a very newly renovated room with granit, great view, fridge, etc. I was here on a conference and know they were sold out and were putting conference people on lower floors. Worth the $20 for me.
Checked in at 1am due to a late night flight arrival.
Did the $20 trick and it worked a treat, see later comments but it worked at all 4 hotels we stayed at Rio, Palms, Tropicana and the Bellagio.
Don’t be embarrased just do it fantastic…
A big negative on the upgrade. Hotel smells like sewer, although renovated rooms are nicer.
The guys was surprised when he found the 20 and said “thanks!” I asked if any complimentary room upgrades were available. He looked and said “no sorry.” and kept my 20. Never again. At least not at the Rio.