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!
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…?
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.
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 … 🙂
Doing this for the first time. My hands are shaking when I delivered the passport, $20 and credit card to the check in lady. At first I wonder if I should give one at a time, but I figure that will not be the proper way. The check in lady is very courteous and just upgrade us from one bed to deluxe room high floor strip view with 2 queen beds. I ordered one king to begin with but we had 3 people so this $20 is a life saver.
We booked the cheapest room (one bed, no strip view). We came at midweek, round about 19:00. There were 2 receptionists. one was occupied with another costumer. Went directly to the other (no waiting in line). After a short smiling small talk, she asked for an ID and credit car. I gave her a sandwich with 20$. 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$)
We arrived Saturday at around 1:00 PM. The line was rather short. I walked up when it was my turn and was asked my name and then for ID & credit card. I handed over the ID, credit card & $20.00 on top (I forgot to sandwich it.) He immediately said that he would be able to get us a nice room. We only asked for something with a good view. As he was looking we chatted a bit. He asked if we were celebrating anything (my birthday the following week). He asked how long we had been married (28 years). And voila! He pulls out a book with sketches of the rooms and shows us the One bedroom corner suite. I was waiting for an upcharge to be attempted, but there wasn’t! Same price as our deluxe room. He gave us the room number and key and then we started talking about restaurants and he gave us some very helpful, specific advice for our dietary issues. My husband was so appreciative he tipped him again ($20.00)…..THEN! He asked if noise was a concern and if we didn’t mind waiting a bit for a different one bedroom corner suite as he could switch it to a quieter area if we could wait. We preferred the quieter room and didn’t mind waiting (we were super early for check in due to our flight time). We were going to go walk the strip, but first we stopped at the bar for a drink and our room was ready before we even finished the drinks. Our room was awesome! We never heard our neighbors (or even saw them – maybe we didn’t have any neighbors). We could hear some sirens and the the train during the day, but no annoyances at night as we run a sound machine when sleeping.
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.
Got to the check-in desk at about 11:00 AM. Took the first available clerk after standing in line about 10 minutes. I handed her the sandwich and told her I was there for a convention but my wife came with me for pleasure and asked if any complimentary upgrades were available because I wanted something special for my wife.
She checked and came back with an offer of a “junior suite”. I don’t think that room type actually exists at the Trump.
She could tell I wasn’t thrilled with that offer and checked again. She then said she would upgrade us to the “honeymoon suite” if we could wait until 3:00 PM to check in. I took that deal. Again, I think she made up “honeymoon suite” but what we got was a superior one bedroom suite. It was worth every penny of the $50 and then some. My wife absolutely loved the room. We are going to try this again next week.
Was called to the desk by a guy during evening check in on a Sunday. Slow week. Gave him the sandwich. Asked if there were any complimentary upgrades because we were here for a special event. My birthday. And we’re hoping for a strip view. He said he’ll see what he can do. Got us the strip view on a high floor but no suite still very nice and worth the $20 easily.