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Same old 20.00 trick

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by miller6pack, Mar 19, 2013.

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  1. miller6pack

    miller6pack Newbie

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    We will be arriving at the D at about midnight on Sunday night. We are staying for 5 nights and getting 3 free nights. Can I just ask for an upgrade or do I ask for a free upgrade,and do I do the $20.00 trick?
     
  2. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    The last time I got a room-comp there, they still had "non-renovated" rooms. When I booked, I ask if I was getting a renovated room & they said "no - but you can upgrade to one for $20 a night". I declined.

    When I got there, without saying a word to the check-in girl, she upgraded me to renovated room, and sort of casually mentioned it - "I've upgraded you to one of our renovated rooms". I just said "thanks" and that was it. I handed her a ten or twenty after the fact, but it was definitely after - as an actual tip, not an inducement.

    Perhaps the best approach is see what happens first. You can always ask for the upgrade an hour or a day later. If they comp the upgrade, then respond with the $20.
     
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  3. Jimbo338

    Jimbo338 VIP Whale

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    I usually don't ask for a room with a view cause I don;'t care; if I want a view, I go outside. I usually check the choice of rooms and get what I want. The only time I asked about un upgrade was at the Topicana. I had a Gardens Room, and asked if there were any upgrades available. She responded, "Let me see, what we have available." and offered us a room in the Island Tower. No money was offered before the inquiry.

    At the EC on my first check in she asked if I wanted 6th floor or up higher, then if I wanted strip view or mountains. Then I inquired about the Vintage King suite and she had the bell guy show that to me and offered it at the same price as tower but I had never seen a tower room, so she sent me to see that as well. I tipped the bell hop, and took the tower which I had reserved originally and tipped the desk clerk for all her service.


    Jimbo338
     
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    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    If you check their website the corner kings are only about $5 more per night then the standard rooms. That would certainly be considered an upgrade.

    If you try the $20 trick you will be paying twice as much as you need to.
     
  5. crefan

    crefan Tourist

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    I've never done that I found that for the amount of time we actually spent in the room (about 5-6 hours a day) it just wasn't worth it.
     
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