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.
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.
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.
Checked in after 13 straight hours of travel from Maine. The clerk was a pretty black woman, mid 20’s , I think her name was Melody. She was the only one there and we were the only ones in line. I tucked the bill between my credit card and license and asked for an upgrade but might have messed up on words as I was nervous and felt a little ridiculous, not to mention major jet lag. Anyway, she said she would check, typed away for a minute and said that she could upgrade us to a 1 bedroom for $50 a night or a view for an extra $25 a night. I said thank you anyway but we just didn’t have the money. I then mentioned it was my 40th birthday and our 10 year anniversary (both true) and just made small talk which was no small feat given my mental exhaustion at the time. She kept typing so I figured it didn’t work. She then smiled and asked if I had a problem with heights. I said no and she upgraded me to the 51st floor, strip view. I couldn’t believe it! The whole time the $20 was sitting on the counter between us. She asked if I needed change for the $20. Of course I said no and she seemed really happy. Came around the counter, gave directions, just super nice. I’d like to mention that Trump was tremendous from beginning to end. The room , view, staff, everything was perfect. It even smells great. I am pretty sure I have never stayed at a nicer hotel, and we have traveled A LOT. This is a first class hotel all the way, deserves the 5 stars. This worked and I would suggest it to anyone. I did feel rather stupid at first, looking backwoods, rumpled, exhausted, and part stuttering but they were so nice there that it really helped. You have nothing to lose and if I could so this, believe me, anyone can.
I was skeptical the $20 sandwhich would work but my wife found this website and we decided to give it a try. We arrived late Sunday night around 11pm and had to wait a little while to check in since there was a group having some kind of a problem with their room. After waiting for about 10 min or so a lady came out from the back room to check us in. I gave her my name and then when she asked for ID and a credit card I gave her the sandwich and also told her it was our anniversary (which was true) and I was wondering if there were any upgrades available. She smiled when she saw the $20 and said she would check. We made small talk for a little bit and then she informed me that she had upgraded us from a studio city view to a 1 room suite strip view. I was amazed it worked and my wife was very excited. The room was amazing and definitely worth the sandwich. I can’t wait to try it again next time.
So I walked into the Trump Hotel line to see 5 different hotel clerks helping customers. I was eye-ing a younger man (looked 23) to try the “sandwich,” but was rerouted to another available male clerk. Doubtful at first, I told him that I was checking in for two nights and handed him the sandwich. I calmly asked, “Do you have any complementary upgrades available”, which he replied “Let me check.” By this time, he totally saw the $20 bill and did something like a ninja trick to hide the $20 bill and hand me back my ID and CC. After a few seconds, he printed out the confirmation page, which showed the upgrade to the one bedroom suite!! He even asked if we wanted a late checkout from 11AM to 2PM. Sweet!! The extra 3 hours was totally worth it since the GF and I used that time to lounge by their awesome pool. Definitely trying this again at my next Vegas trip.
If this is your first time reading this, DO IT. You have NOTHING to lose! If they can’t find you an upgrade, they will most likely return your money.
Checked in just after 3PM. A nice woman was my clerk. When she asked for the credit card and ID, I gave her the sandwich and asked if she had any complimentary upgrades available. She said certainly, typed away for a minute, and said “I’ll be right back”. She went to the back room, and when she came back the explained we had an “option”. She then went on to explain all the perks of our 1500sq ft one bedroom penthouse, which she would happily offer as a complementary upgrade. Started off my brother-in-law’s bachelor party on a huge plus!
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.
Arrived at 3am. Only one clerk working. Approached and gave him the sandwich. He ducked to the back room and came back to let us know we have been upgraded to the Penthouse Suit. Didn’t even have to ask!
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.