My wife surprised me with a Presidents Weekend getaway to Vegas for a Christmas Present. We had not been to Vegas in at least 15 years and we researched the Tropicana due to their remodel and good reviews. I stumbled across this website and decided to give it a try. I was a little nervous about trying it on a holiday weekend because I thought it would be busy. The shuttle bus driver gave me some Intel about it being a slow weekend so I thought I might have a chance. I prepared the 20 dollar sandwich while waiting in line to check in. We checked in about 4 pm. The clerk had no problem giving the upgrade although he did ask if it was a “special occasion”. We advised him it was an aniversery. I think they just need something to put in their computer to explain the upgrade. He intially was going to give us a room that did not have a strip view. I asked if he could check for a strip view and he made it happen by giving us an Executive Suite with a strip view.
This was awesome. Worked exactly as described.
I sandwiched $20 bill with y license and the clerk was happy to upgrade me to suite at Floor 20. The suite had a separate living room and a bed room and was much nicer than my original room.
Slipped a $20 with the iternary and passport, done it before w great success. However no luck at tropicana. I just Wanted a room in the paradise tower, but the clerk just won\’t do it. She said either a room in the club tower or a smoking room in the paradise tower. She did give me back the $20 though
Gave her the twenty between credit card and driver’s lic. She kept it and gave me the room i paid for… I asked if she could do better and she yelled, “NO! you are fired, you cheap assed bastard.” Thanks alot for your advice.
we arrived at the hotel about 10:30am but decided to wait to check in until about 1:00 since this was the earliest we could check in. we got in line at the VIP and was called over by a lady. she confirmed that we were staying for 3 days and that is when I handed her my cc and license with a $20 bill sandwiched in between. I then asked her if she had any complimentary upgrades and she said she would see what she could do. I then preceded to tell her it was our anniversary and she smiled and said she had something on the 11th floor with a partial view and it was not clean yet. I then said that I had never been in a two floor suite and my husband smiled and said “did my wife tell you it was our anniversay” she then said I will do something for you two and gave us a Club Suite on the 21st. floor with an amazing view of the strip. We will definately go back!! what a deal!
Checked in at 3pm. Upgraded no questions asked to a paradise suite. Clerk pocked the 20$
This is the first time I tried this trick since learning of it and it worked like a charm. I booked with an on-line cheapo site so I knew the room would be nothing special. It was about 2:30ish and all the desk clerks were smiling and looked to be in a good mood so I didn’t target a specific one. When my turn came I just slipped her the sandwich, asked for any comp upgrades and she went to work typing away. After about 30 seconds she says there is a room ready on the 6th floor/strip view. I asked if that was the best she could do and she says there may be one higher up but she has to see if it’s clean. She then walks away to call the housekeeper manager, comes back and tells me it is ready. TOP FLOOR!! With a view of the strip. I will most certainly do this every time I go to Vegas. Thanks for turning me on to the little tip.
We arrived at midnight and there was only one woman at Reception. As we were staying a fortnight, I slipped across a $50 sandwich and asked politely if there were any upgrades available. The woman was very friendly and chatty and upgraded us to an 18th floor Strip view room, which had extra space as it was on a corner. I enquired about the resort fees, which were due to cost $11.19 per day and she immediately waived them too! On the day of our 20th wedding anniversary, champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries were delivered to our room! Try it, they can only say no.
The night before I called the hotel and asked them for an upgrade, and the lady put me through to the VP of consumer affairs. I left a message and told him my wife and I are coming down to celebrate her 30th birthday as well as re-proposing to her. I asked if there was anything that could be done. When we arrived to the hotel I did the $20 tip and was also informed by the front desks that everything will be OK. We made it up to our room and found that we were upgraded to a top floor suite, with a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. I don’t think this wouldn’t have happened if I never asked, I will be going back to the Tropicana every time we go to Vegas. This hotel made us feel like we were rich even though we are on a fixed budget. Thank you Tropicana for the wonderful time!!!!
I approached the older female clerk that was available at the desk.She was smiling and looked to be in a good mood. We had a late afternoon flight into Vegas, so did not arrive until 8:30 pm at night. I presented my Visa, with the 20 tucked under it, and asked about an upgrade, and mentioned that I saw on the internet that previous vacationers were very pleased with the renovated rooms in the Paradise tower.
She saw the 20, smiled, and tucked it to the side and said “Oh yes,” she had a wonderful room, with a view of the strip, on the 18th floor.
She said she would waive the resort fees, and gave us some free drink coupons, and after gibving us the keys, insisted we call her or come back to the desk if there was any thing else we needed or wanted a different room…The room was gorgeous! Plantation shutters, new carpets, new beds, lighting huge TV, Very clean, very quiet (high up).
We are planning to go back next November when the full renos will be done (new pools)