Worked like clockwork, put the Twenty between the CC and DL, and was given a 27th Floor Room with a nice view of Treasure Island, Trump Tower, and the Palazzo Tower.
She gave my 20 back and still upgraded the room. It would have cost me $40 more per night if i had booked it that way
I told the young lady that we were celebrating my wife’s birthday and our our 10th anniversary (belatedly). These, by the way are all true.
I asked her if it was possible to get an upgrade from my suite. She had requested my id earlier so I didn’t have the chance to put the $20 between the cc and id. Either way, I put it under the CC, but visible. She said she found me a room in the new Venetian tower and that I would like it a lot. She said it was $85 over what I had.
When I sat down in my computer to check prices, the price for the room was $399, against my $199 average that I paid for my suites via Priceline. Did it have a view of the strip? No. Did I care? No. I have been to LV once and stayed at the Aladdin with a view of the strip and the Bellagio fountains. On the first night it was like: “Oh my god, look at the fountains”. By the third night it was more like: “What? Again with the freaking fountains?. They make an explosion noise that you hear perfectly from the room accross. Since we were celebrating our anniversary, we really didn’t have a need to a view. So, all in all, it worked fine and maybe even better than I had thought. Now, I have to try the same thing in December, when I go for Celine Dion’s last concert….
Oh, and just to make one thing clear, my reservation WAS a Priceline reservation and the young lady did an upgrade regardless, so I don’t believe that not getting upgraded has anything to do with whether you do or don’t make the reservation via Priceline…
For a 6-night stay, I decided $50 was more appropriate than $20. It worked as my standard reservation (700 sq ft) was upgraded to a Rialto Suite (1100 sq ft) with a strip view on the 24th floor.
Needed to get three suites upgraded from the $139 special to something else, plus had an extra adult in one suite that I didn’t want to pay the additional $35/day for so went with $50 instead of the usually $20. No problem, got suites overlooking the pool garden 5th floor. Two were connecting the other just down the hall.
I’m writing this review after getting my room for an hour. I went to the second floor check-in. It’s brighter and not as crowded. I waited on line and immediately saw the only male cleak. He’s around 25-27. I waited and waited, It was around a 13 minute wait. People was just chatting it up. They were calling people one by one and i was a little nervous they’ll direct me to someone else. FInally, I got him on my turn. Didn’t get to small talk much as he asked for my name and credit card. Handed him the sandwich 20 and asked “I was wondering if there’s any complimentary upgrades.” He said he’ll see what he can do for me. He placed the 20 on top of the desk in plain sight. We chat a little while he’s typing away. He said there’s a bella room with a strip view and a bella room with a pool view in the venezia tower. Which one would i prefer? I told him i’ll take the strip view. Then he found another bella in the venetian tower that is newly renovated, only opened for 2 months with plasma tvs and has a view of the pool/strip. I took it. It’s on the 19th floor. I dont know which was better, the venezia tower or the regular building with the newly renovated rooms.
FIRST TIME TRYING TIP UPGRADE. WAS VERY EASY AND GOT BEAUTIFUL ROOM WITH VIEW OF TI. NEWLY RENOVATED WITH 3 TV’S. THANKS FOR THIS IDEA.
I handed her the $20 between cc and license, and asked if I can get an upgrade of any sort. First she said yes, for a fee, then she saw the $20 and said let me see what I can do. She then said she found a room with a strip view on the 16th floor. We’ve never stayed there before so I just took her word for it. When we got to our room, it was right above the pools and couldn’t see the strip. Then the construction noise started and the club down below was pounding loud music. We couldn’t stand it so asked for a room change. The original room was a renovated one. It was really nice excet for the noice. The new room we got was inside the Venetian Tower, and it sucked big time….ground floor and a concrete wall in front of the window. Needless to say, we don’t plan to stay in the room more than we have to now. Luckily I booked our 3rd night with the Bellagio. Don’t know if I would tried the $20 again. Feel like it was a waste of money.
Could not have been smoother. Chatted it up with gentleman who escorted us to our front desk clerk, and then with desk clerk. Told her we’d be grateful for any complimentary upgrade that might be available. She did a little typing and told us there was a newly renovated suite w/strip view on 30th floor. Fantastic! Overlooked pools and pirate show at Treasure Island.
Booked two suites on Priceline for four nights at $120 per room per suite. Arrived late (11:30 p.m.). No front desk supervisors in sight, so walked up to the female clerk, did the sandwich 20 and asked with a polite smile “Could you please check if there are any complimentary upgrades available”. Clerk puts the ID and credit card above the 20 and types away. Needed a smoking room for one person, and a non-smoking room for two people. Got a 1,500 square foot (not kidding) hospitality suite for the smoker on the 3rd floor (the only drawback was that it was a hike from the elevators), and a renovated non-smoking suite with two beds on the 14th floor right by the elevators. The non-smoking suite was about 20% larger than other comparable suites due to the angled wall, and there were no problems from noise from the elevators or the hallway. No view on either but that didn’t bother us. Best $20 ever spent – I figured I got at least $400 in upgrades … and the biggest ROI on the trip!