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Caesars E-upgrade

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Sam in Ut, Jun 28, 2015.

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  1. Sam in Ut

    Sam in Ut High-Roller

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    ok, made my reservation at Caesars. Got a comped 5 night "Forum tower" room. Then the E standby upgrade screen came up offering two possible upgrades. The first one is a $11 per night upgrade to the Palace tower premium room (750 sq ft) $55 for the week. The second is a $15 per night upgrade to the Augustus tower. $75 for the week.

    Think these are worth it or could it be done for $20 (trick)?
     
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  2. meliphilus

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    I think the day and time of your check in are important factors. The $20 trick may be enough if you check in early Sun-Thur.
     
  3. Gdicke13

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    When are you going? If you're going pool season and plan to spend a bunch of time at the pool, I think $55 for the week is well worth it. I've stayed in the palace premium rooms many times and we love them. Very nice rooms that are huge. We spend(at least my wife does) almost all day at the pool and it can't be easier from palace tower rooms. Down the elevator and boom, your right at the pool entrance. I prefer the Augustus tower non pool season, as it's closer to the casino and the strip and the rooms are great. I'm jealous of your offer. I'm going soon on an offer that includes comp Augustus luxury room, but if I wanted palace tower premium its $150+ per night. Funny how offers vary. You have to pay for Augustus, and I have to pay for Pp...have a great time!
     
  4. mrjvegas

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    Not worth it IMO.....I stay at Caesars quite a bit and usually in one of those three rooms that you listed. (whichever is comped at the time, etc.) I would not pay more to even be in a Nobu room tbh.
     
  5. Sam in Ut

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    Thanks everyone for your input. I wasn't aware the close proximity to the pools from the palace tower and that might be the deciding factor for me because my wife loves to spend lots of time at the pools. This also brings up another question, anyone know how much cabanas are at Caesars? Thanks :)
     
  6. Gdicke13

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    Just got info about cabanas as we are planning our summer trip. Here's the deal. Via Caesars website they send you to a 3rd party site called loungereserve.com. Fri-sun it's $650, mon-thurs $450. Last year we paid $400. If you have a host contact them 1st, if not call Caesars concierge directly to book. I think this 3rd party adds the $50 fee( I know it's only $50 but hey that's 3 drinks!) not to mention they charge you up front. Where as booking through the hotel concierge or host they will put it to your hotel bill. It's expensive,but we always feel it's a worth while splurge. Once you do a cabana, it's so hard to return to the common people who fight for chairs.lol..cabanas there are great. Flat screen, fridge, safe, sodas and water. There are misters at the entrance of each cabana that are awesome. We've always had great, really dedicated hosts and waitstaff. Food is really good to. Food&drink add up so the 400-600 is just a base. Fortuna pool has swim up blackjack if that's your game. Horrible rules(6/5bj dble 10/11 only) but it's blackjack..outside...in a pool!! Usually you can get a $15 table too. Any other questions just post again. Have fun!!
     
  7. Sam in Ut

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    Thxs for that cabana info. That charge of 400 -500, is that the minimum charge for food? I noticed some hotels require a minimum food requirement and that is taken from the initial cabana charge. So in essence you're getting something from that charge. Is Caesars like that? Thanks. T minus 4 days!!
     
  8. MTShooter

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    Also curious as to Sam in Ut question regarding cabana charge... if it is in fact a minimum as are daybeds at Venus Pool? (Ex. $200 daybed rental minimum, yet all food/drink purchase go towards meeting this minimum.)
     
  9. Gdicke13

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    A few years ago it was like that, but now it's just a flat rate for the cabana and the amenities ie water&sodas chips. You get an expanded food menu from what you would get normally around the pool at snackus maximus. Again though besides the water,soda and chips they give you when you check into the cabana, food and drinks are extra. I liked it better a few years back when it was like you guys described where a $300 cabana meant you need to spend that in food and bev. I hope you all have an awesome time!! Don't take too much of their $$ save some for me and my trip next month! Ps like I mentioned in the previous post, once you have a cabana(while wicked expensive) for the day, it is soo hard to go back to searching for a regular pool chair!
     
  10. Mickey Bryan

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    I have a comp'd 5 nights at Caesars coming up also. I did it over the phone and was told that the room I received would be decided when I check in. However, on my TR account it was listed as Forum and then I noticed it changed to classic room but has the same photo. I've never been so I'm happy to take whatever room they'll give me. However, I have been watching for one of those email upgrade offers everyone talks about. I arrive early on a Wednesday morning and even though I'm comp'd, I fully intend to at least try the $20 trick. It doesn't hurt to ask. All they can do is tell me no and I can look or feel like an ass, but it certainly won't be the first time I've looked or felt like an ass and I will likely never see the person checking me in again anyway lol. I guess we'll see how that works out for me next week. I would have never thought they would give me a free room either but they did :D. #keepingmyfingerscrossed
     
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    Mickey, you get the type of room decided at booking, the exact room at check in. That's why the $20 trick works so well...instead of picking you one of the room types you reserved, they pick you a room of a better type.

    I've got a comped week in a Forum/Classic room in about a month, so I'll be doing the $20 trick as well, since I haven't seen any e-offers come my way. My check in isn't until about 5 or 6 pm on a Sunday, though, so we'll see.
     
  12. Mickey Bryan

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    I'm always looking for those reviews on how well the $20 trick worked lately at Caesars. Have you had a lot of luck with that at Caesars specifically? Any extra tips I can use at check in?
     
  13. Darreningreenwood

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    Unfortunately not, this will be my first stay at Caesars. I finally get to check it off the list of places I've stayed in Vegas. I've used the trick at other CET properties; other than one fail at the Rio, it's worked. Just fold twice, and include it in the stack with your credit card and license. They'll usually say something like "thank you, I'll see if I can't find you a complimentary upgrade". I'd think that at this time of year occupancy is pretty low, so you should be able to get a bit of a step up.
     
  14. Sam in Ut

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    Luckily my reservation and came out with the e upgrade. It turned out real good because we got the Augustus tower but for $15 a night maybe it wasn't so good for possibly I could have gotten this same room for $20 instead of the $75 e upgrade charge. However in the end all the charges were paid from the reward credits I earned during the week, so I'm very satisfied with Caesars. So happy with them I'm coming back in Sept for another 5 night stay in the Forum tower. Hopefully I'll get the same upgrade I did in July.
     
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    I will say that the e-upgrade seems like one of the smarter moves I've seen CET make lately. Think about it: would you rather pay $55 for a guaranteed upgrade like what is being offered to Mickey, or do the $20 trick with the chance it may not work? Is that extra $35 worth the peace of mind. And CET gets that money, not the front desk person. By making the upgrade so cheap, they're able to monetize on what the clerks have been doing forever.

    Of course, what if you do the e-upgrade, AND slip the clerk a $20. Hmmmmm....
     
  16. Mickey Bryan

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    No e-upgrade offers for me yet :cry: But a guaranteed upgrade would be good for peace of mind. And would be interesting to see what an upgrade combined with the $20 would do. This time next week, I'll have all the answers lol.
     
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    oops
     
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  18. Mickey Bryan

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    I know of one convention in town during my stay, and I only know that because my friends are attending it, which is why I'm going this time of year. It is being held at The Venetian/Palazzo. I would think the majority of those people will stay at those locations, especially if they can do it on the company dime.
     
  19. MTShooter

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    Quick update. checked into Caesars Sun Jul 12 approx noon. Had comped forum tower (5nts) booked. Asked for High floor, pool view and a fridge for room. Much searching and friendly chatting with clerk named Therese I believe, and was assigned a room in Octavius tower that met my requests, though was not cleaned yet. Offered her $20, but she declined until I was happy with room. Perfect! Trollied away to have a few drinks and wait for text that room was ready. Just over an hour later, got text to pick up keys for now ready room. 50th floor. Nice... I thought. Get to Oct. tower elevator and see 50th is really floor # 2. Check room, pool view, though blocked by roof and not very appealing. Long story short, after heading back down to inquire about room change with Therese again, she was visibly miffed that the room she had me set up was given away by another agent or something. Ended up giving me room with amazing pool view on 66 floor Octavious Tower. Exactly what I asked for, better view of pool complex than I expected, and done with a smile and apology for 1st room error. Love Caesars, and came thru again for me with flying colors. Returned promptly to lobby with a nice tip for Therese. :)
     
  20. Sam in Ut

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    Great luck MTShooter getting Therese. Sounds like she worked hard getting you what you wanted. From this example it appears my e upgrade was money in the bank for Caesars where possibly I could have done the same (as you) for just the $20 instead of paying the $15 per day upgrade. I guess you just roll the dice (pun intended) to see what you'll get by waiting to do the $20 trick or pay the e upgrade charge ($75 in my case) to guarantee your upgrade.
     
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