$20 Cosmopolitan

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

  1. spdandpwr

    spdandpwr VIP Whale

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    Terrace Fountain View is the most important thing here. Plus, it's only one night. I guess I'll give the 20 bucks just because so I can hopefully earn some karma for the slots. I'm trying for Sterling in a day.
     
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  2. 1stoppop

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    Checked into Cosmo on 11/5 for a two-night stay. I had an Identity card, but have not played at Cosmo for many years, so I have no points or credits. I had booked for a conference at conference rate ($219) and was assigned a standard double-queen room. I was checking in very early (10 a.m.) so I was not optimistic, but tried the $20 sandwich. The clerk was terrific! He placed the $20 to the side as he entered my information. I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available, especially a Terrace Fountain View. He explained that there were no Terrace Fountain Views available, but he could get me in the One Bedroom Terrace Suite with a view overlooking the strip on the 36th floor. As an additional bonus, the room was clean and available immediately! This was my first time to try the $20 sandwich, but I will definitely use it again. This is one of the best rooms I have had in Vegas!
     
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  3. GabrielBFly

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    thanks for sharing your expirience, i'll be staying there in a few days and just might have the guts to finally try this trick.
     
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  4. ReTriggerMe

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    I'll be trying the trick first time ever in 1 week. Hopes: I know it's not busy this time of year. Concerns: I'm already on a free promo stay in terrace studio.... so wondering if they're less likely to upgrade compared to a paying guest.

    I always ask at every hotel for an upgrade. In Vegas, its worked at Mirage 20 years ago, and 3 weeks ago at Nomad. Every other property offers a paid upgrade; but I've never tried the $20 trick.

    Caesars Palace was the worst- I said yes when making the reservation to an offer of $19 for an upgrade, depending on availability. They emailed me the morning of arrival that I'd gotten my upgrade, then told me on arrival that, due to unexpected occupancy, they rescinded the upgrade! I'd have been fine if I didn't get it .... but confirming then rescinding...I'm a sore loser. That trip, I stayed two free nights at Caesars, but walked to neighboring properties to gamble; haven't spent a dollar in a Caesar's property despite 5 subsequent trips to LV in the past 18 months.
     
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    So I will be staying Sun-Tues for the first time at the Cosmo in March on a three night comp, no resort fee offer. The room is the Terrace Studio - city view. Any chance of me getting an upgrade to a fountain view on a comp in other people's experience?
     
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    Since it's Sun-Tuesday, you may have a decent chance of an upgrade with the trick. Be prepared for them to sell you the upgrade though as its comped with no resort fees. The bright side, you do earn 5 tier points for each $1 you spend on room upgrades so if you are working up the tiers, that can help there.
     
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  7. ReTriggerMe

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    I've gotten that upgrade without the trick. Just asked.

    Fountain view is great. I've now had fountain view twice, city view once. And decided on following approach

    First time or March-Oct or Nov, fountain view. Winter: city view. Even in cold weather last visit... sun shining on southern exposure of towers, it was sunny and comfortable on my city view terrace.

    If you've never had fountain view... go for it. Nothing like it!

    But if you've experienced a fountain view previously, go for city view in cold months.
     
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  8. skybank

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    My comp is no resort fee, not fully comped, but the upgrade to a fountain view from a Terrace studio was $30 more a night for me in September.
    Now for my April trip the same room with fountain view the upgrade is $24 more a night, not sure why the price decreased other than they have less booking?
     
  9. SeaJay

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    I checked in on Memorial Day on a 3 night comped terrace studio with no resort fee offer and was able to get a complementary upgrade to a 1 bdrm terrace room, strip view, high floor for a $20 sandwich. I was also able to go right up to the room at 10:30am. She offered a Fountain View studio in the Chelsea tower on a lower floor for $30 extra/night but I would have had to wait until after 3pm to access the room. She also called to move my reservation for the Henry the next morning a half hour earlier to make sure they’d still be offering the hot beignets :D
     
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  10. iliketoslot

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    Checked in on a Sunday for a three night no resort fee terrace studio comp. I asked for a fountain view in boulevard tower, but was told all fountain views were all sold out. The desk clerk, Sue I believe, asked me if a one bedroom terrace strip view in the boulevard tower was acceptable. I said only if she's allowed to accept tips. She said of course. I gave her $22, Sue was delighted by the extra $2 bill. I have found the $2 bills work wonders if you can't tip big.

    Edit: I held the cash in hand while we talked, but it may have been out of view behind the desk or computer monitor. I planned to tip regardless of successful upgrade or not.
     
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  11. RTCraft

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    I’ve currently got a three night comp in a fountain view studio middle of December (Tuesday-Thursday nights.) Anyone else think $100 trick at check in would give us a chance at a wrap around fountain view?
     
  12. SH0CK

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    A few years ago in early December, I got a $50 per night upgrade from a city room to a wraparound non-fountain view just by asking nicely and tell them I was celebrating my birthday. Unfortunately the fountain views were all booked up.

    From what I've seen, they run those rooms a bit cheaper in the colder months and they get snapped up pretty quickly. I'm not sure if you would get a fountain view, but it wouldn't hurt to try.
     
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