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Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by vegas rocks, Mar 24, 2013.

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  1. vegas rocks

    vegas rocks Newbie

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    New to this site and I must say there is some great info and honest opinions. I was just wondering what the best way is to get a room upgrade? Staying at Mandalay Bay on a 4 night comp. deal from them. Is it better to ask first and then tip if you get a upgrade or tip first and hope they give you a upgrade?
     
  2. C0usineddie

    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    The best way to ensure an upgrade is to book the room level you want in the first place.
     
  3. Laura_W

    Laura_W Low-Roller

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    Go to the LV Strip Hotels & Casino's thread and read the $20 tip thread. Great info there. The ONLY guarantee that you get the upgraded room you want is to book it. If you don't mind booking and probably staying in a lower priced room than book that one and try for the upgrade. If you really do NOT want a lower room, don't book it and take your chances with the upgrade.
     
  4. twobroslawn

    twobroslawn Tourist

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    what does that mean, Spend the extra money and book the room you want and try to upgrade from there so if you don't get the upgrade your atleast in a room you want??? im new to the vegas scene, first trip on april 6
     
  5. Beach Crazy

    Beach Crazy Hostess With the Mostess

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    Yes, he means if you want to be guaranteed to be in the room you want you should just book it. Sometimes the $20 trick works, but not always and some hotels will offer you upgrades when you check in if the rooms are available, but there is no guarantee for that either. Some people will take a chance and hope they will get the room they want and others would rather just book it. Different strokes for different folks. :thumbsup:
     
  6. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    OP mentions the room is comped, but first trip to Vegas.

    Maybe play in Detroit or MS?

    Talk to the host and see about an upgrade. Suites are always a challenge as they try to give them to their higher level players. Upgrade to a view is possible, but if you read enough posts here from Mlife Plat and Noir, even they have trouble getting upgrades - sometimes.
     
  7. heatherlovesvegas

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    If you are going to do the $20, just do it. You can't awkwardly slide them a $20 if they turn your down.
     
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    Disagree, even if you do it after the fact, it's not awkwardly sliding them $20, it's handing it over as a tip. I've done this plenty of times at a variety of MGM places even when an upgrade wasn't available (a combination of beliving it's good karma and being in a good mood from drinks on the plane) and I've never had a problem. Just say, "This is for you, thanks".
     
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