I went to the LINQ right before Christmas from December 22nd to the 24th. I am pretty sure they had a lot of empty rooms as the total cost of my stay was only $113.38 for a King studio. I checked in around 6 PM so it was pretty busy so I did not target the clerk. After asking for a complimentary upgrade, I was upgraded to a studio King with a view of the High Roller.
Checked in Monday night for a 4 night stay. Had booked a cheaper room with double beds a month ahead of time. I asked if they had any rooms with a king bed available. Clerk checked and said there wasn’t a room with a king bed he could put us in for 4 straight nights unless we wanted to upgrade to a suite with a strip view. He went in back to “talk with manager” (quotations because I never saw the manager so who knows), he came back and said he could upgrade me to that suite for $40 a night. I ended up paying for the upgrade and he gave my $20 back. Not sure how much of a deal the upgrade was, but I originally got a great rate on the double bed room so it was worth it IMO.
Checked in on Thursday in December at 7:00 at night. Unknown to me the Bull Ridding Championship was in town. This is the Superbowl of bull riding so the whole town was PACKED! Little bit of a wait to check in and got the first available clerk. The young girl took my ID and CC and saw the twenty and looked at me and said there are no upgrades available, they are packed. She then gave me the $20 back and checked me in to my standard room. At least i got the $20 back so no harm in trying.
Booked a nonsmoking double, no particular view. Went to the front desk (25min wait in line Saturday 2pm-ish), gave id, cc, and $20 folded on top. Asked if we could possibly get a complimentary upgrade. She stated we don’t do complimentary room upgrades but we can check to see if there are any upgrades available with a fee. Nothing available, she upgrades us to a higher level room with a pool and high roller view, but still same nonsmoker double bed. Gives me back the cards and tip.
I was hoping for two queens or a suite option but a view is better than not. She gave me back the tip as well… so really was complimentary!
Had a late flight that had us arrived around midnight on a Sunday.
Tipped $50 (Between I.D. And CC) and asked for upgrade.
Went from basic room booked on Travelocity and got king suite
2bath, Living room, and bedroom. Worth it to me
I did “the sandwich” with $30 and asked if I was eligible for a complimentary upgrade. The woman at the desk said that she was unable to take the tip until after she assigned me a room. She offered a nicer room for $30/night. It wasn’t worth it to me, so I took my money back and checked out like normal.
Was very busy when we came in about 1130 and didn’t have a chance to target anyone. The gentleman who waited on us I could immediately tell he wasn’t going for it. We put a $20 in between drivers license and credit card and he kind of laughed. He offered us a paid upgrade to the King Suite for $30 a night which we accepted because it was the room we wanted. Let him keep the $20 even though he offered to give it back, it was worth a shot!
Checked in at 11:30pm for a 3 night stay (Sunday- Wednesday)
Booked air and room package with Travelocity
(Deluxe room, non smoking, 2 double beds)
Didn’t target any clerk, just took first available.
Put $20 between I.D. and CC. Explained it was my GF bday the Friday before and asked if there were any type of upgrades available. He asked a couple questions, bed preference, smoking, what type of view (high roller, pool, strip)
I said it didn’t really matter if it was a nicer room.
Ended up with a king suite with view of pool.
(2 bath, living room, bedroom, small kitchenette…)
Paid for the standard room for 1 night which was about $80 after fees. I got in at 11pm and there was only 2 females about mid 20’s checking people in but I felt comfortable that the sandwich would work. She upgraded the room with no problem. King Suite, no view of the high roller but you could see across the street at Caesars Palace Shops and the Mirage.
We just queue up for the general link, we ask if any upgrading available, she said it was during concert so the hotel was full… and no upgrade. Or add 50 per day for the suite, so we refused.