We checked in at a little after 1pm knowing the hotel was nowhere near fully booked. I didn’t bother even trying the $20 trick, because it has been well documented lately that the Wynn has instructed all clerks to try and sell upgrades. Sure enough, I had hardly said hello when the clerk started offering me “bargain” upgrades.
Once I politely refused the paid upgrades, I was informed there were no standard resort rooms ready yet. What a bunch of bullcrap! I was informed I would have to wait until 3pm to check in, and I was on the 9th floor. I made a bit of a fuss to a guy in a suit who was directing people to the check-in lines, and ultimately wound up with a nice strip view on the 28th floor. Still a standard room, so no upgrade as far as I’m concerned.
Presented the sandwich at check in (mid-morning) and asked if any complimentary upgrades were available. Was momentarily taken aback when the clerk upon seeing the $20 said “is this for me?” I said “uh, yes, for whatever you can do for us.” She said “no, no, we’re not allowed to take money…but let me see if I can get you an upgrade.” She upgraded us to a panoramic view room on a high floor, for free. Very nice, and my friend was very impressed with me for knowing to ask. 🙂
did the $20 trick , smiled at the young lady who took the $20and put it on the keyboard, while she looked on the system. I ended up on the 36 floor.
So was that an upgrade, looking on here it looks like it was.
I stayed at the Wynn for my Birthday/Memorial Day Weekend through a deal on Hotwire. I checked in around 5pm, did the trick and asked if they have any complimentary birthday upgrades. He put my 20 back on the counter and said “Let’s leave it here for now” (this was the first time I’ve tried this trick and am still not sure if putting the 20 back on the counter is a definite No Upgrade) and said that Panoramic Room costs an extra $25 a night but he can get me in a room on the 39th floor (one floor below the Panoramic Rooms) with a view of the golf course. I took it and let him keep the $20 that he put back on the counter.
I didn’t choose a clerk, I just was in line and got a nice one by chance. I had a $20 with my ID and credit card. I asked “are there any upgrades available”? And he put my $20 aside, took my ID and credit card and said I’ll see what I can do. Then he typed in some info and then went into the back room. He came back out and told me he can get me a panoramic view on the 58th floor. He gave me my cards back and gave me room keys. The $20 was still on the counter, neither of us touched it. I said thank you and left it there. 🙂
We checked in on Sunday around 3pm. Not much people cheking in, so I went for a blonde 25 to 30 year old clerk and asked for a complimentary upgrade. She returned the 20$s immediately and told me, that management doesn’t allow any complimentary upgrades anymore and she would get in big trouble, if she would give us a better room for free. So we ended up with a 25$ upgrade for a panoramic view instead of 50$.
Checked in on a Thursday night around 9PM. Went to the clerk, male, and checked was checking in for only one night. Had the 20 in between and asked for a complimentary strip view upgrade. He typed some stuff in and at the end, told me here you go, you have been upgraded to a panoramic view. I went upstairs and checked out the my view…..view of Encore. This prick took my money and gave me nothing in return. I sucked it up and left early morning to Venetian. This has worked for me many times at the Wynn and have received Encore upgrades but received nothing from a 20 this time. Looks like they are getting strict on upgrades.
Did the 20 dollar sandwich asked if they had any complimentary upgrades, clerk immediately took the 20 and put it back on the counter and said they were booked solid.
Not only did they not have an upgrade, she said they didn’t have the room available that we had booked (King Bed, non smoking). We ended up with a 60th floor room but WITH smoking. Amazing view, but smoking rooms for a non-smoker are awful.
Amazing to me that they had no rooms as the hotel was freakin dead and every dealer was complaining about how slow the hotel was. Not impressed at all with the Wynn and what is supposed to be the most customer friendly hotel on the strip.
Checked in at around 6 and gave 20 with my ID and card, she promptly placed the 20 on counter. I then asked if i could be on a high floor and she said “The highest I have with 2 beds is 14 unless you pay 25 a night for a panoramic view” I asked if they could upgrade me complimentry and she said they no longer do that. I paid the 25 a night and stayed on the 54th floor with view of golf course, also took back my 20.
Went to check in at 5:30 on a Thursday and gave the sandwich which has worked 4 other times for me. The clerk was very nice but said “You may want to keep this” and placed it on the counter. I then asked if they had any complimentry upgrades available and would love to be on a high floor. She said that would be 25 a night additional. I declined and went to my 11th floor room, when i got there i hated the view and went right back down to another girl and tried again (20 this time) with no luck. She told me they have been instructed to charge 25 a night and not allowed to give free upgrades this weekend.
Ended up paying 25 a night for a 60th floor strip view, not too bad i guess.