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
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…)
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.
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.
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!
Did not take the money and said there where no upgrade possible because the hotel was ”full”.
Arrived around 7 pm, didn’t get to ‘choose’ a clerk as the desk was quite busy and there were quite a few people in line. When it was our turn, I handed the clerk my passport with $20 tucked inside (out of sight) and my credit card sticking out. She asked for the name the room was booked under, I replied and then politely asked if there were possibly any complimentary room upgrades available. She worked away at her computer a bit, and then said she could upgrade us from a deluxe double to a deluxe king, usually another $20/night for no charge. She did say the room wasn’t ready so we’d need to wait a bit for it to be cleaned, which was fine. She also gave us 8 comp drink tickets for one of the clubs at another property in the same hotel group. When she finally got to my passport and credit card, she saw the $20, asked if it was for her and then said we didn’t have to do that and gave it back!
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.
i approached the desk with the $20 sandwiched between my id and credit card. he saw it, and immediately told us something along the lines of he can’t be bribed. so i had to put away the $20. i explained that we were a couple and would prefer a room with a king bed instead of the cheapest 2x double bed room we booked. he gave us a deluxe king with a view of the pool. and i gave him back the $20 which he begrudgingly accepted.
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.