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.
Gave the clerk my name and ask for upgrade. Handed her ID and credit card with $20 in between. This is a very busy weekend. Was upgraded to a high floor Deluxe room in a tower overlooking the Strip. Good luck to you all
Gave the clerk my confirmation info along w/ my credit card. Pulled out my ID w/ a $20 bill behind it. Asked if I could get an upgrade on my room–clerked checked the system and said sure I have a suite available. Handed her the tip money and she declined to take but still upgraded my room. Her name is Genet by the way in case you decide to stay there. It was an expensive weekend (St. Paddy & March Madness) and I paid about $200 for that 1 night. Since she upgraded me to a suite I didn’t really feel ripped off. I wanted to stay at Ceasars, but it was in the $400-$500 range.
Clerk refused the tip. I handed the bill between my DL and CC. She did ask if I wanted high up, away from Carnival Court, near elevator, etc., but was not receptive to the $20 trick at all.
I don’t think she noticed the $20 before I asked so I may have gotten the upgrade anyway. It’s still fun trying! And she seemed appreciative. I’m so happy we got it as well because it was a crowded weekend and our friend’s standard room was way out back near the parking garage and not as nice.