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Excalibur Hotel Room Upgrades

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78 Reports From the Excalibur Hotel Front Desk

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'All Time' Upgrades: 80% (62/78)


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  • Room Booked: Unknown
  • Room Upgrade: GREAT VIEW OF THE STRIP, 42 INCH FLATSCREEN TV, NEW ROOM
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 25
  • Check-In: 2008-06-13

Jackpot! Ben Got A Excalibur Room Upgrade

 
 

I followed the procedure exactly and it worked perfect. I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades right as she saw the $20 and she smiled and said "I think so..." She slipped the 20 under the keyboard as she tapped away. She told us about the room we would have gotten versus the upgraded room were were now going to get. Started off the trip on a high note and well worth it.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard two bed
  • Room Upgrade: Standard two bed
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 36
  • Check-In: 2008-04-28

No Dice For Skiler at Excalibur...

 
 

This trip was for my fiance and me to get married. We also took our 5 year old daughter to be in the wedding. And like all little girls she wanted to stay in the castle. We usually stay at the Mirage. Upon checking in I used a $50 and told her we were there to get married and that my daughter looked so forward to staying in the castle. I asked about any complimentary upgrades and she said there was nothing she would do for me. Also she wouldn't let me check in using a debit card. I avoided credit due to being a true Dave Ramsey fan. I had to offer to leave a 2000.00 deposit to cover any phone calls we might make. Where am I gonna call that would cost 2000.00? Besides like most people we have cell phones. Needless to say I would never stay there again. The staff is very rude. Oh I did get my $50 back.

 
   
  • Room Booked: standard room
  • Room Upgrade: widescreen room
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 25
  • Check-In: 2008-03-07

Jackpot! barryfan Got A Excalibur Room Upgrade

 
 

Gave the $20 sandwich. First she checked and said TI would be $20 per mite extra for the upgrade. I said - oh is that the best you can do?? She spoke to the manager and told us she would waive the $20 per night fee. Very nice room!!

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard
  • Room Upgrade: Odd Looks and my $20 back
  • Hotel Clerk: male / 31
  • Check-In: 2008-03-07

No Dice For Josh at Excalibur...

 
 

The Front desk staff had no clue. She asked what the $20 was for. "I guess nothing".

No upgrade for me.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard King
  • Room Upgrade: Widescreen View Room
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 25
  • Check-In: 2008-02-21

Jackpot! Justin Mellor Got A Excalibur Room Upgrade

 
 

Arrived at hotel around 2ish. There was no line so was able to check in straight away. We started the check in process as normal until she asked for my credit card and ID. I place a 20 in between the 2 and ask if there were any complimentary upgrades available. She said she would have to ask her manager. After returning she said that they do not do comp upgrades and that the best she could offer was a refurb room for $30 extra a night. Being prepared to upgrade to this room anyway I agreed but played my last card which was that it was my girlfriends 21st birthday. The woman didn’t seem impressed of my persistence however she claimed that it was also her birthday. She gave me back my $20 and place one invoice to the side and created what I can only assume was a new one.

RESULT: upgrade from standard king room to a wide screen king view room for Free!.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard King
  • Room Upgrade: Accessible King with Plasma and top floor
  • Hotel Clerk: male / 25
  • Check-In: 2008-01-22

Jackpot! woooord Got A Excalibur Room Upgrade

 
 

Checked-in during the middle of the afternoon rush around 3:30pm on a holiday weekend (MLK Saturday). Clerk took $20, looked for an available room, and offered my an upgraded room with a view. only catch was that the bathroom was accessible, meaning rails along the wall, and no tub, just a larger stand-up shower. actually worked out better with larger space.

 
   
  • Room Booked: standard
  • Room Upgrade: Plasma TV room w/view
  • Hotel Clerk: male / 18
  • Check-In: 2007-12-24

Jackpot! kit Got A Excalibur Room Upgrade

 
 

Checked in around 9pm at VIP services. Asked for a comp upgrade and the clerk asked if it was my birthday, told him it wasn't and I just wanted a nice tv. He told me it was full till I placed the 20 on the table, he took another look and got me into a room with the plasma tv and a view.

To answer the person below, I don't think it matters if the original stay is a comp. I was staying on a 3 night comp.

 
   
  • Room Booked: standard
  • Room Upgrade: standard
  • Hotel Clerk: male / 25
  • Check-In: 2007-12-09

No Dice For cheme2001 at Excalibur...

 
 

placed $20 between DL&CC and placed on counter. he took the DL and saw the $20 on top of the CC and left it plain sight. I asked if there were any upgrades. He said "no, i'm sorry. i can't do anything for you, we're completely sold out. we are at 102% capacity." never took the $20 or touched my CC since the room was prepaid.

 
   
  • Room Booked: standard
  • Room Upgrade: standard
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 31
  • Check-In: 2007-11-11

No Dice For amv at Excalibur...

 
 

Tried the $20 trick as described, had the bill sandwiched between creditcard and ID. Woman said no complimentary upgrades available. I wasn't sure if part of the issue was that I was staying there since I had a offer from Excalibur for 3 free nights and that's why she couldn't do anything. People never really say if they book with a free offer.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Basic Tower 1
  • Room Upgrade: Tower 2, widescreen, view
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 31
  • Check-In: 2007-11-08

Jackpot! Kurt Got A Excalibur Room Upgrade

 
 

When I checked in I had a 20 between the cc and license and I asked if any complimentary upgrades were available. She said of course and checked us in.

 
   
  • Room Booked: standard
  • Room Upgrade: standard strip view
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 31
  • Check-In: 2007-10-11

Jackpot! jeff Got A Excalibur Room Upgrade

 
 

still got an old room with a strip view kinda shoot my self in the foot cuz i asked for smoking room i guess other wise i would have gotten a reno room i belive

 
   
  • Room Booked: Basic Tower
  • Room Upgrade: Strip View w/ Plasma
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 25
  • Check-In: 2007-10-10

Jackpot! Ron Got A Excalibur Room Upgrade

 
 

Told the clerk that it was my brother's 21st birthday (no lie) and asked if she could possibly give us a room with a view (as I handed her the cards/tip). She said she'd look. Went through the process. She didn't confirm one way or another, but did move the 20. Gave us our keys, wished us well. We went up to our rooms, pleasantly surprised. Probably the best gamble you can do in Vegas.

 
   
  • Room Booked: standard
  • Room Upgrade: newly renovated room with plasma
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 25
  • Check-In: 2007-09-04

Jackpot! manda Got A Excalibur Room Upgrade

 
 

Husband slipped the 20 and asked if there was any upgrades for our anniversary. She went to talk to her manager and gave us a view of the pool and the new remodeled room with the 42" plasma. Worth it because my husband loved watching the sport channel.

 
   
  • Room Booked: regular tower
  • Room Upgrade: remodeled top floor strip view + flat screen
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 25
  • Check-In: 2007-09-03

Jackpot! bartmanz Got A Excalibur Room Upgrade

 
 

the usual, for Excalibur.
she said she had some suites available, but since we're travel in a party and suite only has a king bed, we couldn't take it.

will definitely be back to try the suite!

 
   
  • Room Booked: standard
  • Room Upgrade: renovated widescreen tv room
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 36
  • Check-In: 2007-09-03

Jackpot! AJ Got A Excalibur Room Upgrade

 
 

Put the $20 in between the ID and the card and asked if any upgrades were available. She said she'd go ask, and when she came back, told us about the widescreen room for $20. I asked "per night?" and she covered her mouth and said, "no, I'm giving it to you free." She hadn't even seen the $20! When she did, she asked what it was for. She was so excited when I told her it was for her.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard
  • Room Upgrade: Newly renovated with huge plasma tv
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 18
  • Check-In: 2007-08-23

Jackpot! MRH Got A Excalibur Room Upgrade

 
 

I reserved a standard room on the Excalibur website. When I checked in around 9 pm I handed the clerk my credit card and id with the $20.00 between. I asked for a complimentary upgrade and she said "Let me see what I can do." She came back and stated that she could upgrade me to a newly renovated room, with a plasma tv on a higher floor with a great view. She also gave me coupons for a free buffet, $25.00 off of a spa treatment and some other food coupons. I was staying at the Excalibur for 5 nights and the $20.00 tip was worth the price.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Tower Room
  • Room Upgrade: Jacuzzi Room
  • Hotel Clerk: male / 31
  • Check-In: 2007-08-18

Jackpot! Ryan Got A Excalibur Room Upgrade

 
 

My girlfriend and I booked a tower room at the Excalibur through a travel agent for 5 nights starting on August 18, 2007. We arrived at the hotel at around 10pm after a late flight, and was checked-in by a male clerk in his 30's. He DID NOT look too friendly, but I gave it a shot anyways, slipping a 20 between my ID and credit card. I asked if he had any complimentary upgrades. At first, he gave me this iffy look and kind of shook his head. But then he saw the $20. He then nodded and said "let's see what we can do". I ended up getting a jacuzzi room in Tower 2!

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard
  • Room Upgrade: Renovated Room /w View
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 25
  • Check-In: 2007-08-02

Jackpot! ddmacRN Got A Excalibur Room Upgrade

 
 

Just like everyone else slid the $20 between CC & DL asked for "complimentary upgrade" was asked if the above room was okay, agreed and $20 was gone. I was really pleased and happy with room

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard
  • Room Upgrade: Could've had refurbished room but declined
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 25
  • Check-In: 2007-07-29

No Dice For elf at Excalibur...

 
 

Unfortunately the $20 trick failed to get me upgraded to a room with a Jacuzzi. The front desk clerk, Lisa, a rather attractive blonde, maybe 30ish, was very professional and knew the drill inside and out. She kept the $20 semi-obscured behind the counter but where I could still see it. She typed for a few minutes but could not find a room with a Jacuzzi. She did offer to give me of the hotel’s refurbished rooms with widescreen TV instead but I told her I didn’t care about the size of the room, the view, the décor, the distance from the elevator or the TV, just the Jacuzzi. She was a little disappointed but handed back the $20.

 
   
  • Room Booked: standard
  • Room Upgrade: Tower with Flat screen
  • Hotel Clerk: male / 25
  • Check-In: 2007-07-29

Jackpot! Douglas James Got A Excalibur Room Upgrade

 
 

Worked as advertised

 




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