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 … 🙂
I was a little afraid to try this but we slipped a $50 in between our cards and without another word the money was gone and our room doubled in size.
We booked a 1 bedroom suite with city view. We arrived late, so there weren’t many people.
The clerk asked for the credit card and ID and I gave him the sandwich. I did the trick with 50$, 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!
Our flight arrived early in lv and we drove straight to the hotel 8:00am. I went in alone, leaving my wife and 2 adult kids (18/16) in the car due to not fully understanding the parking situation. I approached the first clerk I made eye contact with and handed him the 20 dollar sandwich noting our fight arrived earlier than expected but I was curious if my family could check in early AND if there were any complimentary upgrades available. He checked for 5 minutes and then stated an upgrade was available…we booked a room with 2 queens, the upgrade was a corner 1 room suite with a much needed extra restroom and shower. My wife was overwhelmed with the result!
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
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!
We booked the cheapest room (one bed, no strip view). We came at midweek, round about 19:00. There were 2 receptionists. one was occupied with another costumer. Went directly to the other (no waiting in line). After a short smiling small talk, she asked for an ID and credit car. I gave her a sandwich with 20$. She notice that, and start typing. I asked if “there is any chance for complimentary upgrade”. “sure” she replied. She asked if we rather a bigger room, or a strip view. “Whatever you think best” I replied. She smiled, and asked to wait a minute, and left the desk. After a minute she returned, and said they have 2 options for us: a one bedroom suite, with one bed and no strip view , or a 2 beds room, with a strip view (deluxe queen room) of course the suite is a much more expensive room, but both of us rather a great view than a room with 2 kitchens. We asked for the room with the view, and saved about 150$ in total for our 4 nights stay (and if we were pointless greedy, It could have been 400$)
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.