Treasure Island

141 Reviews
(702) 894-7444
3300 Las Vegas BLVD S., Las Vegas, AL89109
90% got a Vegas Hotel Deal
Treasure Island Hotel Las Vegas

Treasure Island Review Highlights

Recent Hotel Deals & Upgrades

Recent Room Upgrades: 0% 0/0
All Time Upgrades: 90% 104/115

Room Upgrade Reports

Keith W.
08/19/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Panoramic view strip  from  Strip view 

Got to hotel and there was a line up a mile long to check in so I didn’t think we stood a chance of getting an upgrade…but tried anyway and it worked like a charm. She took money and put it away very quickly. Made a quick call to someone to free up room. Gave us a choice of rooms with panoramic strip view and included a comp bottle of champagne!! Two night stay well worth the $20. Can’t wait to try it again!!

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Sandy
07/31/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  petite suite-strip view  from  petite suite-strip view 

Checked in Tues. mid-afternoon for a 4-night stay. Slipped $20 between cc and dl. Clerk was quick to make the $20 disappear. We told him we were celebrating a birthday and would appreciate an upgrade. He gave us a room assignment implying that it was an upgrade but on looking at the category, it was exactly what we had reserved and we informed him of that fact. He said larger suites were sold out but to call the next morning to see if there was one available the next day. We did, we were told there were none available. No perks offered and no upgrade. Our first try at this got us nothing. Maybe better luck next time.

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cthip
07/12/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Top Floor, Free Champagne  from  Deluxe Room 

Don’t know the clerk’s details since I actually got a friend to do the $20 trick because she was arriving before me. She was a little nervous, but understood what to do. Worked like a charm, she said the clerk knew exactly what was going on. We got our room on the penthouse floor with a great view overlooking the strip and siren’s cove. The fireworks from the Sirens show exploded right outside our window (we thought this was awesome since we were only beginning our nights at 11PM, would have been extremely frustrating otherwise). Also got free champagne. Cheap stuff with a plastic screw top rather than a cork, but surprisingly good. I’ve definitely paid good money for worse champagne. The label was “Wycliff” or something similar, can’t really remember too many details from that night. . .

FWIW–many people have debated whether $20 is “enough” for upgrades at nicer hotels. From speaking to people in the hotel industry in Vegas (not clerks themselves, but friends of people who are clerks, so take it as speculation that seems to make lots of sense) they say that clerks at most hotels are allotted a few “nice” rooms to give away, usually to appease an unhappy customer. They are more than happy to give them away for $20 as long as they have them left. This seems pretty consistent with peoples’ experiences here, where it seems that availability is the limiting factor rather than the amount of the tip. $20 seems pretty standard, even for stays as long as 3-4 days and for nicer hotels. More would probably only help if you’re really trying for a specific type of suite that you know isn’t usually given away, or if your stay is a week or longer. Even in those cases, I wouldn’t think that more than doubling your $20 tip would necessarily double your chances of getting what you want.

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kin
07/08/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  panoramic  from  standard 

Came in on Sat during a busy weekend..(World Poker Main Event). Walk up to counter looking who would be the victim i could try it on. Notice a asian girl there, perfect-me being asian. Greeted with hello, and stated to her that I chose TI instead of Mirage. She thank me, without anymore delay, I asked if there was any comp upgrades for wedding anniv. She stated there was no suites available, thats when I handed her the 20 between cc and license. She told the card and put the 20 in her keyboard. She stated looking on her pc and stated there was a panoramic room available with strip view. We were also offer bottle of Champ. I said room would be perfect, the 20 disappeared. Room is pretty nice 22 floor, view of Wynn. The only thing i dont know is if our standard room we got comp anyways had a panoramic view or not. At the time of the reservation, i asked for strip view. Since it was free, they probably gave me a view of the garage. I will do this again.
thanks,

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Jason
06/25/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Panoramic View Room  from  Deluxe Room (standard room) 

Originally reserved a deluxe (standard) room as part of a package with Travelocity. When checking in I followed “How to Do $20 Trick.” The clerk was young and seemed a little nervous at first but knew what to do. He asked for my patience as it was going to take a little time to see what was available. He gave me a couple of options, I settled on a room on the 31st floor with a panoramic view of the south strip – it was awesome! In addition he gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne.

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John
06/18/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  "Penthouse" Room  from  Standard 

As we were waiting in line, one of the registration clerks had barked at a guest that she “wasn’t ready for him yet” – unfortunately, because of the way the line moved, we got her; “Ms.Friendly.” Had the $20 ready to go – she seemed to change her ‘tude and was pretty friendly. She offered us a “strip view” – who needs a view? (Though in retrospect a view of the show might’ve let us see it in comfort). We said “o.k.” but really let her see how we didn’t think that was worth it. She then typed a little more and offered us a “penthouse” room, which needed the key card to get to, and had 15 foot ceilings. Meh. It was o.k., probably better (slightly) than the room we were going to get. She told us it was $40 a day more, and that we were getting a bargain. We were hoping for more, but at least it worked.

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Danielle
06/13/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Deluxe Room with Panoramic View  from  Deluxe Room 

I slipped the front desk clerk a $20 and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available as we were celebrating our engagement. He smiled, took the $20 and immediately set us up in a panoramic view room on the 32nd floor. It was a gorgeous room with a view of the sirens show/fireworks. Would definitely do it again.

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misc320
05/30/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Deluxe /w View  from  Deluxe Room 

Showed up at the hotel around 10:30am. Had paid for a regular deluxe room. 5 nights. There was a jewelry convention in town across at the Venetian and the hotel was packed so I didn’t hope for too much. Slipped a $20 between my ID and credit card to “Wendy” and asked if there was any complimentary upgrades to a suite. I explained that my girlfriend was flying in later that day and I was going to surprise her. Wendy separated the ID and the credit card and left the $20 under my ID. She checked but explained that there were no suites but to let her check some more. After looking for a few minutes she gave me a room with a corner strip view on the 29th floor. She then slipped the $20 into her hand then into her pocket and gave me my cards back. When I got to the room one window looked at the Venetian the other looked at the Mirage. She also comped me a free bottle of champaign. The others I went with wound up with rooms on the 8th and 14th floor looking at the Fashion Mall. Well worth the $20 tip.

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JLsurf
05/15/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Deluxe /w View  from  Deluxe 

We got an older guy with a mustache named Leland I think at the check in desk. We asked if there were any available room upgrades and I had $20 in view while I was holding my license. He said no, I kept the money, and we got the 19th floor, non-smoking, king-size deluxe to be ready at 3 PM.

We went back to the check out desk at 2 PM and asked the young guy there if our room was ready. He said no but got us a room on the 18th floor, non-smoking, king-size deluxe but with a strip view. It wasn’t much of an upgrade so I didn’t tip him. Regardless, we loved our room, we couldn’t smell any smoke and the view was great.

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Nicole Arnold
05/09/2007
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Panoramic strip view high floor (corner room) + champagne  from  Standard 

My fiance gave clerk his name, then handed her his drivers liscense and credit card with a folded $20 in between and sticking out. Said, “We are here celebrating our engagement, do you have any complementary upgrades available?” She took the $20 out, didn’t try to hide it, and told us within a few seconds that she had a strip view room available on the 31st floor. (Normally an additional $20/day). We said that would be great. A few minutes later, she said she could do even better and offered the panoramic view room (normally an additional $40/night) – a corner room with windows on 2 walls to see even more of the strip, on the 26th floor. We took that, and she even told us to call room service for a complimentary bottle of champagne. This was easily a $150 deal for $20 bucks – and turned out to be the best gamble we made 🙂

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