Didnt choose a specific clerk, and we checked in at around 2PM. Booked through hotwire, and the front desk clerk was very nice (25 year old woman). I put a 40 between my passport and cc, and she gave us a premium view upgrade (so we saved about half the price 40$+ per night), the 40 mightve been unnecessary (20 probably would have been fine). Think i could’ve asked for resort fee waives, but didn’t push it. She also gave us a late checkout for 1PM. Overall we saved money and didnt lose any, so thats a good gamble.
Luckily received clerk at right end. Very pleasant to speak with and acknowledged the sandwich right away. Even asked if I needed change, which I declined. It was 3PM, right at check-in time. We were meant to stay on a lower floor, but were upgraded to the 31st floor with a few of the strip. Saved $60 (minus the $20)
sandwiched $20 and got upgraded to a room with view
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!
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
I was half awake when checking in and forgot to ask for anything or offer the sandwich. When I checked out I asked if they could waive resort fees and he said they were locked to the reservation. I showed my room keys with a 20 between them and he said “let me see what I can do.” He waived $240 in resort fees and the damage from the waters and m&ms. I also asked for a 1pm checkout but didn’t leave til 3.
20 bucks upon check-in got us an upgraded floor and free mini-fridge.
20 bucks at check-out, clerk removed our resort fees!
Renaissance Suite – 35th floor looking over TAO Beach and the Strip ———— Bachelor party weekend! Booked the Bella suite for 2 people but 6 were staying. I am the best man and I was organizing everything. Flight was delayed 1 hr and I wanted to get there before the bachelor so I can try to surprise him. Got to the Ven around 445pm (way past check in time) and I was worried all the good rooms were going to be checked in. I lined up in the “invited guest” check in line because I used the Ven’s birthday promo code they have sent me months ago and it says that I can line up there. I was trying to target a lady (just because) but the line was so short (1 person behind me) that I had no choice but to go with a guy. I told the clerk how was his day and making small talk. Then I told him my reservation last name. When he asked for my ID and CC, I already prepared my $40 in between them in the cab ride and handed it to the clerk. I asked him very kindly right away if there was any complimentary upgrades and I said the “like the Rialto Suite” (since it’s just a bigger Bella suite ) …………… ((((be specific on the room type/name because if you don’t, you will probably just get a better view and nothing else. That means you have to do your homework on the rooms for that particular hotel. Don’t be afraid to go big. Doesn’t hurt to try)))) ………………… As he grabbed my ID and CC, (of course he already knew what was going on), he put the cards toward the end of the counter away from the cameras. Then he said he was going to to see what he can do and talk to the his manager as he was typing away (which he didn’t and didn’t even move). As that what was happening, the bachelor and his 3 other friends show up next to me. The clerk saw them and probably thought in his head that were here to party. Then I turn my attention back to the clerk. He then said this weekend is so busy that the Bella suites are going to be “all gone” and that I have this room available for you. He takes out a binder showing all the different rooms and shows me the “Renaissance Room”. I said I will gladly take it. He also asked If I wanted to have late check out but I kindly decline because I had a early flight Sunday. Also gave me a rollaway bed free of charge. Room was on the 35th floor overlooking Tao beach and the strip, one floor away from the top! Got my room keys and began a Epic weekend! …………….. (I really didn’t expect to get that room of a upgrade. I’m not sure if staying at the Ven couple of times help)
Did the trick and asked for any complementary upgrades. He slid to see what the bill was and said he can look. We had a standard room at the Venetian, and he upgraded us to the Palazzo 40th floor strip view, $50 dollar beverage credit for signature cocktails at the Dorsey. He came back and broke the $50 in $2, $20’s and $10. I said it was for you as a tip and he said he couldn’t take it because he is unable to waive the resort fee. I gave him $20 bucks as a tip just for the upgraded room. So it does work, it just matters their mood on the resort fee I guess.
Went to the Ventian front desk. Went to the first available person. Slid $50 in between my license and credit card. Didnt say anything about the cash. The check in person asked if I wanted any change, I said it’s all here. She started typing away, asked if we had a special occasion I said it was out 5 yr anniversary. She ended up moving us to a suite in The Palazzo which was an upgrade from the basic room.