Got a front desk lady by chance. She just came out from the back and flagged us over. It was around 1pm, on a Sunday. She asked for ID and a credit card. I sandwiched a $50 bill in between and handed to her. Before saying my line, she smoothly asked me if I would be looking to upgrade. I responded with, “if that is possible, then yes please.” She gave us a one bedroom corner suite on a high floor with a great view. We loved it! I wonder what could’ve gotten us into the one bedroom penthouse…?
Attended for a bachelor party (we made sure to mention this). We checked in at the normal check-in time around 2pm. My girlfriend and I approached a young lady at the front desk and slipped the $20 in between the debit card and ID. My girlfriend didn’t even see me do it ( I was very sly). We made casual conversation, and then quietly asked if there was any complimentary upgrades, she smiled and said that there was a one bedroom corner suite available. YES! That was exactly what we wanted. The room was gorgeous! Can’t wait to stay again.
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 … 🙂
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 $20 trick is always worth a shot.
We booked a 1 bedroom suite with city view. We arrived late, so there weren’t many people.
The clerk asked for the credit card and ID and I gave him the sandwich. I did the trick with 50$, 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 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.
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.