I booked a room for my husband and I on Cyber Monday and got a deal – $17.00 per night for a “deluxe” room. I have read horror stories about IP but the deal was too good to pass up. We checked in early at 1pm. There was no line up. Our clerk was young and very friendly. I put the $20 in my passport and headed up to him. After some friendly small chat I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available. He seemed really surprised by my question and was like “Um…” and I looked down at my passport. He noticed the $20 and again looked surprised and started laughing and said in an upbeat tone “Well maybe!”…a couple minutes later we were fully checked in and he handed us our room keys. He said if we didn’t like the room we couldn’t complain! (said with a wink and a smile). He knew it was our wedding anniversary and put us on the 10th floor in one of the newer towers. Our room was actually a suite! And everything looked recently renovated. New carpet, couches, chairs, TWO 40 inch flat screen tvs and a new king sized bed. We could not have asked for more and were so grateful to be given this suite for the duration of our stay!!! All of the staff at IP were amazing. We have zero complaints and will be back soon!
Was checking in for the weekend on a Thursday night. Got to IP around 10:15 or so and after a short wait in line got the oldest female clerk at the desk. Gave her the $20 sandwich, she was surprised, took the bill out and put under her calculator. She then said she was appreciative and would she what she could do. Since it was a weekend she couldn’t give me the full suite, but could give us the Mini Suite if that was ok. Since we were paying $137 already for the full weekend of 4 nights, the bump up for the mere $20 trip, So for $157 for the mini suite for the full weekend, was well worth it. great website and thanks.
Wife and I arrived at IP around 10:15 or so on Thursday night. Line was maybe 6 people deep. 2 younger employees and then a woman in her mid 60’s maybe. Got to front of line hoping for one of the younger employees, but we got the older woman. Went up and handed her the $20 sandwich and asked if there were any upgrades available. She pulled out the $20 surprised but appreciative and put that on the side by her calculator. She pulled up on the computer to see what was available. Clerk told us we weren’t able to get the full suite due to the upcoming weekend but if we were ok with the Mini Suite Luv Tub she could do that. We of course said yes since our Deluxe room was comp’d pretty cheap at $137 for the 4 night weekend stay. She got us booked for the Mini Suite, was pleasant the whole time, answered a few other questions and tip worked great. Thanks for the idea, plan to alway use on my yearly Vegas trip.
Tried to get a upgrade on an already discounted casino rate room at the IP. Tried the $20 trick after waiting in the check in line for literally 1.5 hours! (not kidding) .
Was told no, but I could pay $15 to upgrade my room to the Love Suite. I did anyways.
This hotel is crap. Second time I stayed here and I will not return.
This was my first time using the $20 sandwich trick. I didn’t target any specific clerk, just went random. Handed my folded $20 with my drivers license and credit card, and asked, “Do you have any free Rom upgrades?” Within two minutes the clerk upgraded us to the King Suite from a Deluxe room. Tip, ask, and you shall recieve!
This was my first time using this trick. It was 6/18/11, Saturday, 3:30pm. Front Desk name was a caucasion male, between 25-30. I didn’t target this person. I wanted to test this trick random. Gave the sandwiched $20 between my DL & CC, and asked, “You have any free room upgrades?” Within two minutes he gave me the King Suite, which is two upgrades from my original room of a Deluxe. If he said no, and took my tip, I wouldn’t have thrown a fit. It would’ve been added to my gambling loss for that trip. I’d do it again and again! Just give it a try.
I checked in around 2pm when there was a lot of ppl waiting. As soon as the lady saw the $20 sanwich, she said there is no free upgrade, upgrade is available at $30/night. I came back 2h later, got another woman who looks nicer, however, I had no luck either. It seems they are pretty strict about upgrades recently, or I am just not that lucky.
older male, beside a younger female. looked like he wanted to upgrade me but couldnt for whatever reason. later found out the hotel had been oversold that night. he offered me a strip view “noisy” room or a quieter room without view. opted for the quieter room.
So we checked in late around 10:00pm and noticed that all the clerks were female. Fortunately (I thought), the VIP line was empty and the clerk who called me up was a middle aged Asian male. I thought I scored since I’ve heard that males were more likely to be more lenient with upgrades, but was I wrong. I made some small talk and when he asked me for my ID/CC, I flashed the 20 very obviously and asked him if there was any complimentary upgrades available. He didn’t even give me a chance and said that there were none. Very obvious again (flashing the 20 some more) I asked him again if there was anything else he could do, by that point the manager asked me the question and I told her. No luck. I don’t think I’d ever stay here again since it is a cheap roach motel anyways and the Capri building is like going to Iraq with the noise and break-ins and such.
My wife and I arrived at 7.30pm, midweek, and there was no-one else queueing. As we were staying for 14 nights, we upped the sandwich filling to a $100 note, which we prominently displayed, or so we thought, sticking out of my passport!
We dropped several hints we’d like a room with a lot of space, but not a Luv-Tub room and pointed at the $100 note a couple of times and said that’s for you if you can help us.Somehow, she didn’t notice the money, but said she’d given us a high-floor room with a Strip view. When she eventually realised her tip, she thanked us profusely and gave us 2 free comp breakfast buffets and 2 free comp dinner buffets, worth $60 total.
However, when we got to this room it was small, very noisy due to the rock club downstairs and worst of all the room hadn’t been cleaned!!
We called her and she immediately had us transferred to a mini-suite with separate lounge, 2 tv’s and a lot of space! In all, between what we paid Expedia, the sandwich and taking the comp buffets into account, we paid around $27 per night for a mini-suite!! Give it a try, it is well worth it, they can only say no!