Booked studio suite through Priceline. Arrived around 6 pm on Thursday before Labor Day. No line at the front desk so had no time to get the sandwich ready and had to “take who called me”–in this case, a young (25ish) red-headed female. She said “I’ve got you for three nights in our studio suite” before I even had my wallet out–but I quickly handed her the $20 sandwich, asked if there were any upgrades, and she said, in a sweet Texas drawl, “Of course…”. Got what I wanted–a 1-bedroom suite, and also what I did not care as much about, a high floor with a strip view. All in all, a great experience.
Of all the times i’ve been to vegas, the $20 sandwich never even occure to me. I felt kind of cheezy doing it but thank god i did. Now i know you’re thinking the same thing i was… “The Trump?! Really?!” Got a good deal from Priceline though so i went with it. I initially got a standard city view room for $125/night that was normally $189. Great deal right? I had no idea that handing the clerk a $20 sandwich would get me a strip view, 1 bedroom, corner suite that normally $389/night!!! So let me simplify the math for you.
$125×3 nights + tax and fees= $425 through Priceline.
$425+$20 sandwich=$445 for 3 nights in a sick room that would have cost over $400 for 1 night!!!!!
That is a savings of about $800!!! Do yourself and your clerk a favor and fix her up a nice, juicy $20 sandwich. You’ll be amazed at the results. You can either blow your $20 at a bar video poker machine while you’re waiting for your drink, or uou can get yourself a sick foom with a sammich. Choice is yours
I went to the hotel around 6pm to check in. No line, 2 female clerks working. Went over to the first available one, beautiful black/latin girl probably in her mid twenties. Made small talk, said I was checking in and handed her the ID and CC with a $20 in between. I asked if any upgrades were available when she noticed the $20, and ninja moved it to who knows where. She said sh’d be able to help and asked if a 1 bedroom suite was okay. I said sure, and it was a wonderful stay. great, quiet hotel, until sunday when a small child had an ‘accident’ in the pool and had to clear it. Other than that, absolutely wonderful.
We arrived at around 6 PM local time, and prepared our sandwich. We weren’t sure how it was going to work but we’d read reviews on this site and one of our friend’s had told us about it as well so we were fairly confident it would work. As soon as we asked “we were wondering if you had any complimentary upgrades available” the clerk knew exactly what was up, took the 20 and gave us a really great suite on the 53rd floor.
Going to do this every time I go to Vegas from now on! No downside!
There were two young women at the front desk when I was checking in. It was about 6pm when I arrived at the hotel. I walked up to a young woman at the desk, handed her my license, credit card and the $20 bill in between and asked if there were any available upgrades for a one bedroom. She immediately said yes! The room was really gorgeous and had more space than we would possibly need.
There were 2 clerks, one waiting to serve; so I went to see here. I said we were checking in. I slid the ‘sandwhich’ and asked her if there were any complimentary upgrades. She told me she was able to upgrade our room to a higher floor with a strip view or she could offer us a 1 bedroom suite for an extra $20/night. I asked her if she could do better than $20 but she said no. She took my card and information, but left the $ there. I took back the $ and had a great stay!
It was about 2pm and I went to the first available person. I put the $20 between my CC and D/L and as she took it from me I mentioned it was our first time in Vegas and if they had any complimentary upgrades for us. She put the money out of view, seached her system and we got a free upgrade to the 55th floor with a view of the WHOLE strip. I was very satisfied with my stay.
Walked up to the counter, hopeful of getting upgraded. There were three clerks, one male and two female. With sandwich ready in hand, I was greeted by the male clerk. I handed him the sandwich and before i had a chance to ask for a complimentary upgrade, he placed the $20 bill on top of the counter and said “Let me see what I can do.” He was only able to offer an upgrade to a one room suite for an additional charge. I thought about it and passed up on the offer. I was not sure if i should have taken the tip back since he just left it there throughout the process. After all paperwork was done, he just walked away. I’m guessing he did that so that I could take the tip back without the embarrassment. Hope others have better luck.
There were only two clerks at the desk since I arrived pretty late @ midnight. There was a female and an asian male at the desk. The female was busy so I had no choice but to go to the male. I handed over the sandwiched $20 between my license and my credit card. I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades to a one bedroom suite with a strip view. He immediately thanked me for the gesture and placed the $20 back on the counter and said it was not necessary. I purposely left the $20 on the counter until I was sure there was nothing he would do for us. He looked at his computer VERY quickly and said the only thing he could do was put me in a higher floor (51) with the same city view. It was apparant he had no intentions on trying to get us into a onebedroom. Before taking the $20 back, I asked if he could check again but he quickly said there was nothing he could do. I took the $20 back along with my id and credit card sitting on the counter. No dice with this guy. Avoid him if you can.
We arrived about 11:30 on a Friday night. I handed the $20 sandwich to the young man (looked 21) at the front desk and asked him if there were any complimentary upgrades. He placed the $20 on the reception counter (the one near me, not him). He asked what kind of upgrade I was looking for….I said “a one-bedroom suite would be great”…..he typed into his computer for a while and said he could give me a strip view studio for free or we could upgrade for $40/night. I asked if he could do any better than $40/night and he indicated he couldn’t. We took the studio suite with the strip view. On the 52nd floor….the view was awesome! I left the $20 on the counter for him.