Arrived early evening for a convention. Waited in line for maybe one or two guests. There were two employees at the desk. I went up to the first available guy, gave him my name and he asked for DL and CC. Gave him the sandwich and said we’d appreciate if there was anything he could do for us.
No questions asked. Immediately started looking. I had 2 rooms booked – one for me and my girlfriend and another for my brother and his buddies . I mentioned that I only cared about the King bed room and he said that he was already on it.
Paid $20 for an upgrade probably worth $300 over the 3 nights. Was placed in an unnecessarily large one bedroom suite. 2 bathrooms, full kitchen/living room and large master bedroom. 10/10 would recommend this hotel and when in Vegas, the $20 trick is always worth a shot.
First time using/trying this so I made my $20 sandwich and proceed to a nice looking female behind the counter. As I approached she smiled and it seemed like she already knew what was coming. She took my sandwich and I asked “do you have any complementary upgrades?”.
She responded “Absolutely”.
She said just a min, and went to talk to a manager and came back and said, “how about a nice 1 bedroom suite?”, with a grin.
Wife loved it and thought I spent to much … 🙂
We booked a 1 bedroom suite with city view. We arrived late, so there weren’t many people.
The clerk asked for the credit card and ID and I gave him the sandwich. I did the trick with 50$, hoping for a two bedroom suite. I asked if there were any room upgrades available. He said he would check. The two bedroom suite would be 350$ ,ore a night – so that was not possible.. He put us into a one bedroom corner suite (what was nice because of the windows).
He didn’t took the 50$ – our upgrade was free!
We arrived around noon time, and there were a lot of people checking in. When it was my turn, I just went up to the clerk. She asked me for my ID, and I gave her the sandwich without saying anything. She totally understood the hint, and said ” I will see what I can do”. She upgraded us to a nice one bedroom suite with strip view on a pretty high floor. It was so worth it!
I was in the line and got a lovey girl but as she was next to another receptionist with a customer I had to ask quietly “Is there any chance of a complementary upgrade?”
Certainly sir, I’ll do that now for you.
And what a beautiful suite!
I feel like a millionaire
I was a little afraid to try this but we slipped a $50 in between our cards and without another word the money was gone and our room doubled in size.
I got to the front desk at around 11. There were 2 gents and a lady, the lady was furthest from the supervisor. Got the guy closest to the supervisors. He asked for ID, I smiled a little and told him “u dont want the credit card too”, he understood and said I’ll take care of you. Gave us a corner suite, full strip view on a high floor for 5 nights. He was also great at giving advice about the city as we were first timers. Generally be friendly, arrive early and tip generously.
P.s. Another party with us tried to get an upgrade without a tip, didnt work and got stuck with a mountain view room.
We were the only people checking in and went to the only clerk working. Explained that it was my wife’s birthday and slipped her the sandwich. Didn’t have to say anything, she slipped the money in her pocket and upgraded us straight off.
My wife and i arrived at 4pm, i went to the front desk while.she went to the bar, there were 3 ladies ready to help me so i choose the one that smile me,she welcome me to the hotel,and ask me for my id and credit card, so i gave her the sandwich of $20, so i ask her if there were any complementary upgrades she did say nothing,she was serious,15 seconds later her supervisor comes by and ask me if everything is ok,and i say,yes,she slips the bill under the keyboard,and still very serious,so she gave me my key and show me where the elevator is,and she tells me in a secret voice,i give you a suite with a strip view in a higher floor,enjoy,i thank her,and she smiles. I go to the room and yes higher floor,strip view,something i would pay $100 more,just for $20,thanks for this tips,good luck all.
We waited in line and got a young eastern european lady. She was lovely we made small talk and she asked for our ID & Credit card. In that we slipped in a 20. We asked her if she had any upgrades available. She said she would take a look. She told us she had a one bedroom corner suite on the 33rd floor. It was lovely. We had onyl booked the bog standard room and through priceline. We got a one bedroom suite, full kitchen, 2 bathrooms, jacuzzin tub and floor to ceiling windows, full living room with sofa etc.