Checked in mid afternoon. Employee working the line sent me to a woman about 25 or 30. When she took my folded $20 from between card and license she asked if I needed change. Knew I was in trouble right there. I said, no thank you and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available and also tried my annual birthday trip ruse. She click-clicked away and said I could pay an extra $80 a night to get a strip view and higher room. I declined. She gave me back my $20! I have been successful at Venetian several times with great upgrades. Odds just finally went against me. That’s Vegas.
We arrived New Year’s Eve around 6pm! It was really busy so didn’t get the option to target anyone. I had 2 rooms booked that’s why i opted to put $50 in and I was hoping for a strip view too 😉 I knew that would be a hard ask seeing as it was New Years (and didn’t get it) The check in guy was really happy to help and was excited to see the $50! He gave us 2 rooms on a higher level which gave us a good view out the back. From memory it saved us around $300 in resort fees so overall a good investment!
We didnt target a specific clerk, we just went up to the first available person, slipped a $50 note between the passport and she asked ‘Do i want any change from that’. I replied no, and she was fast to give us a better view at the palazzo, a couple of water bottles for the room and the resort fees completely wiped out.
All in all we saved $150 since we tipped $50, but its well worth it… Id try a lesser amount next time as it would probably work just as well.
I’ve seen others on here not so pleased but if you’re there for more than 2 days and get the resort fees knocked off , i feel its well worth the tip.
20 bucks upon check-in got us an upgraded floor and free mini-fridge.
20 bucks at check-out, clerk removed our resort fees!
I checked in on Sunday about 10:45 p.m. There was no line, so I was just waiting for the next available desk person.
After we said hello, I asked the nice woman if I was eligible for any complimentary upgrades. I handed the nice woman my credit card, $40, ID, and Player’s Card. She took the “sandwich” and played it real cool–I wasn’t sure that she even saw it!
She poked around on her computer a bit and then gave me the good news: I was being upgraded from the Venetian Luxury Suite to the Palazzo Bella Suite! It has more square footage, oversize bathroom, generous living area, a view of the Strip, and 2 queen beds. She also gave me late checkout (which I always ask for, so this was just a bonus)!
It’s a lovely room and I totally feel spoiled!
We got there on Friday night at around 10 pm and there was a line as well as a ton of people working the counter. We looked to see who seemed the friendliest and were hoping to get this person. Luckily for us, we did! He asked for DL and CC and we sandwiched the $20 between then and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available. He said, “let me see what I have.” We explained what we were doing there (just a one-night trip to have a little fun) and that it was our first time staying at the Venetian. He said that he didn’t have anything there, but he could look at the Palazzo if we want. We agreed and he kept typing. We told him that we were leaving on Saturday evening around 8 pm and then presented what he found.
He said that he could give us a suite on a higher floor as well as a room with a view. In addition (I’ve never received this one before in all of my times doing the “sandwich”), he was able to get us a late check-out without a charge. The time of check-out: 5:30 pm!! I have NEVER experienced that before and it was clutch because we were still able to sleep in, play at the casino, and leave our bags in the room until we were ready to head to the airport.
Did the $50 sandwich checking in at the Venetian on a Monday night. The $50 bill was taken instantly and clerk put it in their pocket with no real attempt at making the move look subtle! Mentioned no change was required and special anniversary. Were staying 5 nights at Venetian. Asked for resort fee to be removed and a move to high floor at Palazzo if possible along with a suite upgrade. Secured one night’s resort fee removal (saved $51.02!) and an upgrade to a 45th floor strip view room at Palazzo. Base level suite but still lovely. All-in-all a minimum of c. $300 extra benefits by my reckoning so well worth doing. Will definitely do this again next time I return! Thanks to all contributors here on this site
Was directed to a young female clerk. Sandwiched $50. Said it was our anniversary. Was upgraded to Palazzo with strip view on the 48th floor. Resort fees were waived.
First time from the UK. Booked the standard room. Got into a long queue and couldn’t particularly target anyone. A middle aged lady called us over and I put $50 in the passport and handed it to her when she asked. She asked me if I required change and I said no thank you but I was wondering if there were any complimentary upgrades. She smiled and started looking at the computer. I also added, also is there anything that can be done with the resort fees. She said she will see what she can do. She asked me what suite I was hoping for and I said one with a hot tub. She said she couldn’t get me one of those (to be fair it’s really expensive) but offered me a high floor in the Palazzo with a strip view. I accepted this, it was the 43rd floor with stunning views of the strip and mountains. She also offered us water to take to our room, late check out for 1pm and wiped 4 days of resort fees. Looking online I easily saved $800-1000 based on what we got. $50 well spent.
Stayed for 5 nights and check in with $20 and got upgraded view. But also did the $20 dollar trick and said “I didn’t have chance to use the amenities can you do something about the resort fee”. He refunded resort fee for all nights so $200+ back.