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Discussion in '$20 Trick Section' started by Sonya, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    This thread is to discuss the $20 Trick at Rio.
     
  2. SeaJay

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    I stayed at the Rio for two nights last year, both comped. I'm female and was traveling alone. I tried the $20 at check in and was upgraded to a recently renovated Premium Samba Strip View King on a high floor. At the time, they weren't all that common, and it really made a difference getting a recently renovated room. They were much nicer than the older, musty smelling rooms. It was well worth the $20.
     
  3. vegasvic

    vegasvic VIP Whale

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    The Samba rooms are nice and they still aren't all that common as they haven't done any more rooms since they initially did the Sambas. Defintely worth the sandwich, I enjoy the Rio but their rooms desperately need renovating/updating.
     
  4. wpete

    wpete High-Roller

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    I extended my Vegas stay by one night last week in order to see a concert, so we stayed at Rio. Got a peeping Tom room. Didn't bother with a sandwich since we were only there for the 1 night. Last I heard was that the Rio was on the CET chopping block, so I wouldn't expect many more renovates with the rooms.
     
  5. vegasvic

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    Those rooms are creepy, I can't believe someone designed them that way and that corporate signed off on that design. Weird. I always stay in the Ipanema tower but those rooms are getting old and run down. CET is definitely focused on the strip so I wouldn't be surprised to see Rio sold as part of their bankruptcy. That would be a shame, I like the place overall and I like being off the strip but only a 5 minute shuttle ride from it. Gold Coast next door for some cheap gambling. Palms across the street. They just need an owner that will stick a little money into the place.

    Anyway, I'm getting off topic. The sandwich always works for me here.
     
  6. hotreds

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    We'll be going there in March of 16. So you're saying that even though all the rooms are suites, some are much nicer than others and the $20 sandwich is worth a try? Now I'm wondering if there even will be a Rio in 2016!
     
    Will give them a try!
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  7. TIMSPEED

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    Rio room upgrade?

    So we're booked at the Rio this coming weekend (Friday-Monday)..
    Comped, in a "Deluxe Strip View Suite"; Now I'm ASSUMING it's in the Masquerade Tower, but it could be the Ipanema Tower..
    For a $20 upgrade, what should I ask for? (I doubt I'll get a Masquerade Suite; and I looked at the "Samba" suite and it looked like the room we had in the Masquerade Tower a few years ago)
    If this is in the wrong section, mods please move it.
    Thanks!
     
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  8. Jer

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    Don't sell yourself short. I upgraded to the masquerade suite with the tip on the Friday after thanksgiving. I asked for something with more space than the room I had. The guy I had really wanted the tip, so that helped.
     
  9. TIMSPEED

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    And I'm a diamond too, if that helps...
     
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  10. Jer

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    Even better, shoot higher!
     
  11. Bigcasino

    Bigcasino Low-Roller

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    Okay did the folded 20 each of my last 2 trips in 2015. The first folded 20 I handed with my card I was working with an elderly person at the counter and asked for one of their remodeled nicer rooms. I got nothing but an old worn out room with a view of the roof and pipes. The second time last Nov I checked in with a younger person at the counter and got a remodeled room in the Ipanema tower that was a nice design and great view. She even sent me a letter with the cleaning crew hoping I was enjoying my room. Not saying senior staff won't help just saying what happened to me.
     
  12. hotreds

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    Did the oldster keep the $20? there's an unwritten rule that if you don't help, you return the money. Would be as bad as if you grabbed your 20 after you were upgraded!
     
    Will give them a try!
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  13. ffejry

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    Going to be trying this on January 1st! Good luck to me!
     
  14. Camp Rusty

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    We did this last year for MM........with sort of mixed results.

    We were offered a suite for a discounted price, I think it was an additional $20/night vs. $100/night according to the woman at check in. We went for it, but our suite, which was a suite by definition only was on the 4th floor facing the parking structure. It was sort of a dump, well worn, where the frij should have been in the bar was just a hole, arms on the couches and chairs were thread bare, and just overall kinda' haggard.

    Nice having two televisons and a separate bedroom and two bathrooms though. They brought us a replacement frij after we called the desk.

    I still think it was worth the extra twenty per night for the five nights we were there.....actually not sure the twenty at check in was needed.....there might have been trickery :hmmm:

    So.....after all that blathering......I wouldn't bother doing anything but asking nicely for an upgrade for just a single night.

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