The room was prepaid due to the package I had ordered. After showing the vaction paper work, I handed her my CC and DL with a twenty between them. She asked me what that was for and I asked if any complimentary upgrades were available. She said, I think we can do that.
Having never stayed at the IP, I wasnâ€™t sure when I got to the room if I had been upgraded or not. I seemed to be a more or less standard non-smoking room with a king bed. The room might have been recently renovated, but it was still just a pretty basic room. I guess I would have to say this failed, and I was out the 20 as well.
I handed the lady my license and credit card, but had forgotten to slip the $20 bill as well. I pulled it out and put it on the counter and asked if there were any upgrades available. She just glanced at me and then said she would check. She went in the back and came back out, and said she was able to upgrade me. I was tempted to withdraw my hand with the $20 bill in it, but after I signed the paperwork and got my key, I thanked her and gave her the $20. My brother had actually arrived earlier that day and did not think to do it. He hated his room so much that he went down to the lobby and upgraded, which cost him close to $100 for the whole stay. Once he found out that I got upgraded for $20, he went back and complained and got his $100 refunded, so he actually got the upgrade for free. LOL!
I thought that this site was a bunch of BS. I gave it a shot and it worked. Im going back next month to the Hard Rock and I will be giving it another shot.
I put a $20 between my credit card and license, in case she saw it and was insulted. I planned on saying, “Oh, how did THAT get in there?!?!”
Instead, this girl asked, “Is this for me, sweetie?” I replied, “Of course. Do you have any room upgrades available?” …then it got good! She said, “Make it $100 and your suite with come with me in the jacuzzi when I get off work.”
Being Vegas, I figured – why not gamble this $100? Sure enough, my 2-day trip went from business to pleasure. Thanks FrontDeskTip!
This was a busy, busy weekend as everyone seemed to be getting married. She said that all she could upgrade us to was a deluxe smoking, which wasn’t too smoky . Opened balcony to air out and it was fine.
She gave us lots of coupons some for free food and
spa use. Also 2 fun books which we used to eat at th Harrahs buffet and the Rio buffet. I saved over 200
with my coupons from the 20 tip. Well worth it!!!
It was no problem, the woman quickly took the 20 and hid it. She should have been in one of the magic shows. IP’s suites come with a tub and mirrors above the bed and the tub.
Very crowded check in on a friday afternoon. The clerk was young and moved a little slow at first, but a supervisor walked by, saw the $20, and told her to hurry up and get us a room. Upgraded from a standard room (reserved on I4vegas), which I’m sure was above the dreaded parking garage, to a nice Love Tub suite overlooking the pool and away from the barely operational elevators. Nice room for a pretty disgusting place, I’d go back!
It was memorial day weekend…which meant it was BUSY.
Either way i reserved a room in the east building of the IP. It costed 89/99/69 for fri sat sun of that weekend…pretty dirt cheap for a bunch of guys there to play poker.
The east building is basically part of their parking structure and is really terrible looking. So I basically upgraded from the crack whore house to the dungeon. Overall however, the room wasn’t bad. It was a smoking room, however, the smoke cleared out in a few hours if you just open the window.
The basement room was really really hard to get to. I had to walk through a maze to get to my room. But considering the prices of rooms during that weekend, we probably paid less for 3 nights than a room for 1 night.
Tried this trick for the first time in May 2007. It was the night of the De La Hoya / Mayweather fight, and I was staying for 7 nights. I checked in mid-afternoon on Saturday, and was told the hotel was sold out, which I believe to be true, because attempts to book another room through any website (hotel or otherwise) prior to my trip was unsuccessful. (It said no rooms were available for one or more days during my stay.) Obviously shorter stays and mid-week attempts may prove more successful. I did have a corner room (which was bigger) overlooking the pool. For a no-frills room center strip, you can’t beat location or price. It’s my first time staying here, and it met my needs, but was nothing spectacular.
SAME AS DESCRIBED IN OTHER POSTS… $20 BETWEEN ID AND CC AND ASKED IF THERE WAS A POSSIBILITY FOR AN UPGRADE. DEFINITELY SUCCESSFUL, BUT I SHOULD HAVE ASKED IF THERE WAS A POSSIBILITY FOR AN UPGRADE TO A SUITE.