Hows my thought process here.
Started by Kevin8787 on Tuesday, 26th February 2013 1:47 pm
I am not a huge fan of the 20 dollar bribe. The last 2 times I have been in Vegas I have just booked the basic room. When I arrive I specifically ask for a room that I researched and if I get it I tip.
This trip I booked a Ballys basic room. I'm hoping for either suite. Would you think by holding a $100 bill is enough to bribe my way into a 7 night stay? Staying late July 2013.
I struck out last time at Encore with a 3 night stay and a small upgrade with a 50. It was a busy weekend I might add. So I just kept the tip. The time before I stayed a week at Luxor and with 50 was upgraded for the whole time.
Just trying to get a feel on how much is enough to make it worth their while.
Last response by HillBilly 1st March 9:09pm
stevie responded on Tuesday, 26th February 2013
I have been upgraded every time since reaching Mlife Gold. I used to do the tip thing-sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. I'm only in the room to shower or pass out anyway, so it's not that big of a deal. My check-in tips were replaced by resort fees...
jgarrett83 replied on Friday, 1st March 2013
stevie- I'm curious to know what kind of upgrade your MLife Gold status got you. I attained gold status during my trip last year and have a trip planned in couple months (at Bellagio). Just curious as to what it may get me, if anything.
stevie replied on Friday, 1st March 2013
jgarrett, I booked a basic room once at Aria and twice at the Mirage last year, and got upgraded all 3 times to a high floor, strip view room. I can't remember what the basic Aria room was like, but the Mirage upgraded rooms seemed to be a little bigger and definitely had nicer bathrooms.
gmunole responded on Wednesday, 27th February 2013
Do what I do, book a basic room and stay in a basic room but tell everyone that you were given a free upgrade to a suite. Who is going to know right?
As long as it is clean and comfortable what does it matter for what little time one spends in the room. We have been given upgraded rooms before, even on our long stays but we spent such little time in the room it didnt really matter.
LAvegasphile replied on Wednesday, 27th February 2013
There are tons of reasons to have a suite; It sure feels nice to come back to a nice room with a beautiful view if you get hammered at the Blackjack tables. It's also awesome to have a big, comfertable space to host pregaming festivities with friends before going out. I'd much rather sip my own stiff drink in a swank room with a view and my own music than pay 8 bucks for a beer at the bar from a snotty bartender. So many people think rooms are just for shitting and sleeping, but I consider my room an integral part of my Vegas trips. Just my not-so-humble opinion though ;)
theANT responded on Wednesday, 27th February 2013
Between May 2009 and May 2010 I stayed at Bally's five times, two trips were for busy mega-fight weekends. I went 5 for 5 on upgrades from a comped South Tower room to a North Tower Grand Suite by tipping $20. Average length of stay was 4 days. On the final occasion they tried to put me in a South Tower Suite. Walking in the halls of the South Tower was like something out of the "Saw" film franchise. Imagine flickering lights, musty odor, and terrifying sounds coming from the rooms we passed. It didn't get any better in the room where I found blood splattered sheets. When I got back to the front desk a North Tower suite had suddenly become available.
Stop at the Burger Brasserie in the walkway to Paris for pre-drinking on your way out. They have a great happy hour and the head bartender Daylan is as solid as barkeeps come.
Oskee2001 responded on Wednesday, 27th February 2013
I believe the Wynn doesn't do the tip for an upgrade thing. I've been upgraded there just by being nice to the person. Last time got upgraded to a Tower suite just because i wanted to check in early and they didn't have any resort suites ready just yet. high floor/strip view, too.
stevecovington responded on Wednesday, 27th February 2013
I've never been able to get the $50 trick to work at Encore. Attempted to see if I could get upgraded to a Resort Panoramic but it was PACKED for being March.
Will never do that again!... but the panoramic suites are definitely the way to go on the Resort side. Itching to try the Tower suites next, if I can somehow justify its cost.. :-D
LAvegasphile responded on Wednesday, 27th February 2013
With Caesars on the verge of bankruptcy, I wouldn't expect too much. I was upgraded there once from a basic room to a huge, nicer Deluxe room in the North Tower, but that was during the midweek. I've had luck getting upgraded at Vdara on a weekend once, from a Vdara Suite to an Executive Corner suite with my gold card. I've been turned down 3 other times though.