We really enjoyed our trip! This is my first trip report and I want to include all the details as a record for myself, so it will probably be both long and wordy. I am going to post in smaller segments which I think will make it easier to read. Background info: Before kids DH and I went to Vegas about twice a year. Over the past 6 years we’ve only made it to Vegas 3 times. Hopefully, we are now back on track to making it out once a year, or worst case every 18 months or so. Our best friends decided to join us on this trip as a belated celebration of their 10th anniversary, they had never been to Vegas before. Saturday April 14th: Our flights out were uneventful. Our bags were practically waiting for us at baggage claim and the taxi line was not too long and moved quickly. We made it to Harrah’s without incident, I think the fare was around $16, the driver got $21. There was only one person ahead of us in line for check in. We were checking in on a 3 night comp for a premium room, I put my wallet on the counter in front of me with a $20 in plain sight on top of my wallet. I asked the clerk if there were any complimentary upgrades available and she put us in a petite suite. I thanked her and passed her the $20. I had mentioned the $20 trick to our friends when we were planning but I forgot to remind them before we checked in and we checked in separately so I think they just got what they booked. We never went to each other's rooms and DH didn't think we should mention our suite to them so I have no idea what their room was like. We were in the Carnaval Court elevators headed to our rooms one hour after our flight was scheduled to land (it was the first time I had checked my watch so I have no idea if we landed on time or not). Our friends were on the 17th floor, we were on the 19th so we parted ways with plans to unpack and meet downstairs so we could head to Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar for the first Vegas drinks. The petite suite was very large – 2 windows, one with a view of the Mirage volcano, the other with a view of TI and the Venetian. There was a desk in front of one window, and a small table with 2 chairs in front of the other. There was an armoire behind the small table. There was also a couch with coffee table and the TV armoire – we did not turn the TV on once in 4 days! The bathroom was a little disappointing for such a large room with a shower/tub combo, toilet, single sink, and vanity area all in one room. No complaints though.