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Is a Red Room upgrade difficult?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by sco5123, Oct 31, 2013.

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  1. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    By some fluke, I have some comped nights at Paris, so I booked the standard double.

    I would love to upgrade to a Red Room. In fact, my only desire with regard to choosing Paris is the ability to stay in the red room. It is quite beautiful in the pictures.

    I might pay $20-30/night at check in to upgrade. What is the charge at check in to upgrade?
     
  2. gradytripp

    gradytripp Low-Roller

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    Last year I stayed during the week that you are apparently staying. That's a very slow week. I booked a blue room (comped), asked at the front desk about upgrading to a red room with a strip view (a $20 bill may have been in sight as I asked). I was given the upgrade with no difficulty, at no charge (except for the $20 tip).

    I'm going to try the same thing this year--apparently right around the time you are! I hope one of us doesn't take the last red room... enjoy your trip!
     
  3. sybgal

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    We really like the Red Rooms at Paris. I am Diamond and always reserve the "regular" comped room but usually are upgraded at Diamond check in. I know we were offered a Red Room Suite for either $30 or $40 a nite which we did not do. Good luck!!
     
  4. Traveling1

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    I have been upgraded everytime I have asked (with the $20 sandwich). I even scored a Red "P" room at the end of the hallway.
     
  5. dvandentop

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    Regular rooms are horrible i would deffinately upgrade for sure.
     
  6. heatherlovesvegas

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    I have a comp there too (probably the same time as you!) I was curious too... haven't stayed at Paris in several years. Are the red rooms SO much nicer? What's the difference? Worth paying?
     
  7. gradytripp

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    Well, I've never stayed in a blue room but the general consensus is that the red rooms are much nicer. I will say that the red room, while nice, was not spectacular--just nice. It's not a Bellagio renovated room (the nicest room I've personally had), but it was a couple of steps above the Planet Hollywood Hollywood Hip room (the worst room I've had). If you're staying that same week in December, I'd bet you can get an upgrade with a smile and a $20 tip at the front desk. No guarantees, of course. It seems like a number of us have the same plans...
     
  8. jgates8

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    Last time I was quoted an upgrade price (wouldn't take the tip offer) it was $45 per night. I am content in a standard room since they replaced the beds a year or so ago (used to be very hard) so I won't pay the extra for it. They are not horrid at all -they are more dated but still very comfortable. (And yes I have stayed in Red also).
     
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    They must be slow to all rooms since i stayed in a standard one st pattys weekend. Or maybye was memorial weekend and the bed in standard room we had was rock hard.
     
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    The usual concensus is that

    Paris is NOT generous with upgrades, for Gold card/no card holders or if it is a normal to busy time.
    But as appears, during slow times or if you have an upgraded TR card, it may be attainable.
    As long as you are OK with a std room, try the $20 trick & consider yourself UP already if it works!
    Would love to try the Red rooms...but very turned off by their std rooms with the heavy floral decor--much prefer Ballys rooms, even Harrahs rooms
     
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    I feel like i'd do it if it was low, but it doesn't seem worth $45 a night (considering the room are $45 a night when I'm going)
     
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    I agree, Paris can be very hit and miss with their upgrades. The last time they put me in a standard, when we got to the room it was filthy; I have photos. We called the front desk, they sent up a housekeeping Supervisor, she called the front desk and they moved me to a P red room, thankfully or I would have either moved to another property or paid the upgrade fee.
     
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    Paris upgrade

    I think it depends on your card status, Diamond, Platinum, etc and the day of the week. We recently checked in on a Tuesday and had a Premiere Room as a comp. The nice lady at check in told us we might pick up some noise from Aria. Then she upgraded us to a Red Corner room on the 29th floor. Just be nice and polite and see what happens. It might help to mention the quiet thing. Good luck, We enjoyed PAris very much.
     
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    Thanks for all the advice! I will try tipping to see if that works. I won't be at Paris for long, so I am not sure if I want to cough up the $45/night. pptraderal are the red rooms quieter than the standard rooms?
     
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    I got upgraded to a Red Room corner two years back. It was for one night only, and did not have to ask at check-in. The previous customer was being a jerk, and all I did was make small talk with a smile on my face.

    The room was very quiet (being at the end of the hall) with only one wall as a neighbor.
     
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    There is not that much difference between the standard Luxury and the Red Rooms as I always book the Luxury and have been upgraded to the Red Rooms on occasion.

    I find that being cordial as previously mentioned and using the $20 sandwich works 9 times out of 10 resulting in an upgrade (view or red room) as long as the hotel is not sold out.

    I never have paid the additional $45 per night.
     
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    The Red Rooms are on the upper floors. If you are diamond, the diamond check in calls you a couple days in advance to see if you need anything. I use this opportunity to get an upgrade....Usually from a Red Room Luxury to a Red Room Premier which has a great view of the strip and Bellagio Lake.
     
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    Paris red rooms

    In response to SCO5123, the Red Corner we had was stone quiet. Only heard one door slam down the hall. The room had a refrigerator, coffee maker, and was nicely appointed. When we checked in, we were very nice to the lady and she mentioned the possible noise on our Premiere Room. Then she upgraded us tot he Red room. I did tip her afterwards.I would try the noise issue and smile. AL C
     
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    Is it worth $30/night to upgrade from a luxury to a red room? I have a reservation for next week and just received an eStandby email offering the opportunity to upgrade to a red room, red room luxury or a Calais suite. It is a comp so I'm not opposed to paying a little for a better room instead of hoping for an upgrade at check in.
     
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    I think the consensus is the decor is nicer, and newer. If that is important to you.. then do it. I'd factor in what I paid for the room.

    I'd pay for a fountain view, not sure I'd pay for a Red Room.
     
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