Discussion in '$20 Trick Section' started by SH0CK, May 15, 2013.
Discussions on using the $20 trick at the Plaza.
Stayed here last weekend and tried the trick. The nice lady told me they aren't allowed to do that anymore, but you can pay to upgrade for a view of the strip (uh, with binoculars?) for $10. It was fun to try for the upgrade but it sounded like they've tightened down on trying to get a nicer room.
Thanks, good info.
The $20 trick worked great for me; at about 1:30 on a Monday afternoon, I was able to get a standard comped room upgraded to a mini-suite in the south tower. The clerk's eyes lit up like a little girl's on Christmas morning when she found the meat in the sandwich. It's a very nice room, and we didn't hear a thing from Fremont Street last night. Nice big rooms (except the bathroom, of course), nice furnishings, nice amenities: K-cup coffee, refrigerator, wet bar, 1 1/2 bath, shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, lotion, and vegetable soap (seriously!). Score!
quick question, Earthman - on that Keurig coffee - did that result in a room charge, or is it complimentary?
I'm pretty sure that it's complimentary in this room - there's no sign that says otherwise. Two K-cups of Donut Shop original. I don't know if this is available in all of the rooms - this is the first time I've stayed here since before the remodel.
The room he is referring to is one of our suites. The coffee maker is standard in our suites.
4 nights early September-Flat out refusal at desk. But room was Great-Handicapped with large bathroom view of Strat and Smith Center-Our stay was Good!!!!
FYI, I tried the trick checking-in for a several-night stay this summer, and despite holding the $20 out in the open enough that the clerk obviously saw, I was given the option to "upgrade to ________ for $__ per night". No matter how good of a deal that is, it's kind of not the point, right? This is my favourite hotel in Vegas by far, so I will be staying here on my next trip down, and trying the trick again to see if it yields a different result next time.
For whatever it's worth, the first time I stayed here (July of 2014), the room I got was tiny (about 300 square feet, south tower) compared to the room that I got on this summer's trip (about 500 square feet, north tower). So perhaps the clerk gave me one of the better rooms available for at least attempting to take care of him with the $20. As someone who's been in hospitality, that's something I'd have done for a guest, anyway.
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