Usually stay at Mirage. Haven't stayed at Bellagio in a few years. Had a great fountain view room last time but it took 4 hours and several calls to get it. When I asked very politely at check in (in the platinum line) the clerk gave me a smart ass remark something like "Gee, nobody ever asks for that" and a crappy low floor no view. I swear I wasn't being rude or demanding. I think he was in a bad mood. I always check my luggage when I arrive so tell them I am willing to wait for a room. I called from the casino every hour until one finally opened up. I arrive at 4pm Easter Sunday. Picked those dates because they look slow. Do I need to do the $20 trick or just be nice again and hope for a more cooperative desk clerk? I'm on a 3 night standard room comp and haven't been To Vegas in over a year so back to 0 points. I do understand it is a premium and the trip won't be ruined without it, but I find I appreciate the views on solo trips as I spend more time in the room. Thank you in advance for your advice.