Palms Casino Resort/Palms Place

Discussion in '$20 Trick Section' started by CosmoM, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. CosmoM

    CosmoM Low-Roller

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    I am not one to present a $20 sandwich - I ask directly and try to negotiate a deal. After seeing the photos of the Sky Villas at Palms Casino Resort, I was ready to aim high.

    So my strategy was to ask for a two-story sky-villa and would be willing to settle for a poolside villa at the very least. With my hotwire.com reservation in hand, I approached a lovely female at the reception desk, and commenced hardball negotiations.

    As it turns out, she was not willing to risk losing her job at the Palms just to give me a villa. But I ended up in a nice room, with a view of the strip, right next to a sky villa in the Fantasy Tower, with no exchange of $20. Respect.

    I think Ludacris was in the villa one floor below, since a few times I smelled the faint odor of medical weed.

    BTW, I saw some well known, and well funded, pro poker players at the Ultimate Texas Hold'em table at the Palms. A fun bunch of guys to play with.


    Cheers,

    Cosmo
     
  2. dust10b

    dust10b Tourist

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    Worked for me!

    Wed night, 20 on the counter - Ended up with the Ivory suite, list rate of $485 per night. Suite was so nice we decided to stay for another night and they gave it to us for $100 based on our play.

    Initially had backed an Ivory room for $65 on sale.
     
  3. CosmoM

    CosmoM Low-Roller

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    0 for 2

    I arrived on a Friday with a last-minute reservation for a fantasy tower room for three nights, $85 Fri, Sat, and Comp Sun. I offered the desk clerk a nice tip ($40) for a suite in the Fantasy Tower, but all she could offer me was a Palms Place Junior Suite (not what I was interested in - I can get a Palms Place room for a better rate than Palms). So I pulled back the offer and ended up with a regular Ivory Tower room.

    C'est La Vie
     
  4. Rumdranker

    Rumdranker Low-Roller

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    0/2?

    Isn't the Ivory towet an upgrade from the Fantasy you had booked? I know its not a suite but a better room all the same.
     
  5. CosmoM

    CosmoM Low-Roller

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    I'm not a fan of the Ivory Tower rooms, which is why I was gunning for a Fantasy Tower suite.
     
  6. heatherlovesvegas

    heatherlovesvegas VIP Whale

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    My parents are there now, they booked the $39 travelzoo deal, it was already the new upgraded rooms, but he did tip $10 and he said the lady was eager to find something nice for him. He got a corner (looks like it has more windows) and a strip view. Not too bad, can't beat the price! They said the rooms are really nice.

    While not that special, they were very happy, even with the tiny upgrade.
     
  7. midwestmidroller

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    $20 sammich got me the suite just below the penthouse at Palms Place! Killer suite!!
     
  8. Laostuh

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    Successful at Palms Place. Booked studio suite handed over sandwhich asked for bigger tub and best strip view possible. Got upgraded to a wrap around balcony suite couple floors from penthouse floors. 50th to be exact. Too bad balconies were locked :(
     
  9. cooltyler

    cooltyler Newbie

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    Gave a $50 sandwich at the Palms Place on a hotwire rate. Got upgraded to a corner 1 bedroom suite + rollaway (comp'd) + spa passes + free drinks at the bar. :)
     
  10. paperposter

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    the spa passes and free drinks are part of the resort fee
     
  11. paconomad

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    Pretty much the same, but with only $20. The hotel person said they don't do this every time, but checked to see what he could do. Had to ask for the spa passes, and the guy was so cool to let us have it. Such a fun room with the fireplace, washer/dryer, the shower, the bathtub, and the panoramic strip view where you can see from downtown almost all the way to the south point.