Luxor Hotel Room Upgrades

How Do Vegas Insiders Get $1,000+ Room Upgrades for $20?

We'll tell you how to master the 'front desk tip' - AKA the '$20 sandwich trick' - to get Luxor room upgrades in Vegas for a fraction of the hotel's regular price.

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114 Reports From the Luxor Hotel Front Desk

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'All Time' Upgrades: 69% (78/114)

  • Room Booked: Standard room
  • Room Upgrade: Tower room
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 18
  • Check-In: 2013-11-08

Jackpot! Ryan Lee Got A Luxor Room Upgrade


We checked in at 7pm on Friday 11/8/13. Went up to a young Asian man, did the $20 trick asked if they had any upgrades and he said they could only upgrade us to a tower room because it was veterans weekend.

  • Room Booked: Two adjoining Tower rooms, standard issue
  • Room Upgrade: Premier Suite Plus adjoining standard room
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2012-09-14

Jackpot! Scott F Got A Luxor Room Upgrade


We actually got comped for one room and got the players discount for the other on our reservation with a casino host.

My first time trying the sandwhich, we got in at around 11pm, the normal line was long, but the MLife players club was only 3 deep. The woman behind the desk was great, took the money very subtley and proceeded to work and work to find the right upgrade, even calling another agent for help at one point. There were 4 of us booked, so she was trying to get us 4 beds, but with the couch etc, we just took the Single King premier and that was that. Great room, literally cost us $300 for the weekend w/ the comps, and I'm not a big high roller. I promise.

  • Room Booked: Standard room
  • Room Upgrade: Pyramid Suite 25th Floor
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 25
  • Check-In: 2012-08-30
  • Booked at: Priceline

Jackpot! Ray Got A Luxor Room Upgrade
Booked Via Priceline


Went to Vegas with 3 friends. My buddy heard about this trick from a friend of his who stayed at the Cosmo. My friend was the first to try it out of our group of 4. He walked up to the front desk clerk with the "sandwich" ($20 bill between his ID and his CC) and asked the clerk if they had any suites available (We all booked standard rooms through Priceline). He said they did and got an upgrade to a Pyramid suite on the 25th floor. He signal for the rest of us to do the same and we lined up behind him all with our sandwiches ready and each got an upgrade. 20 minutes later we each had a Pyramid suite and the clerk was $80 richer.

  • Room Booked: Double Pyramid Tower
  • Room Upgrade: NONE
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 25
  • Check-In: 2011-09-06
  • Booked at: Priceline

No Dice For Serenity at Luxor...
Booked Via Priceline


Got to the Luxor around 10:45am and there was already a long line that wrapped the lobby area to check in. All stations were open and there were at least 2-3 managers working the front. I figured I would try the sandwich trick. By the time it was my turn, I was assisted by a young male in his late 20's with dark hair. I told him I was checking in for 4 nights, and when he asked for my credit card and ID, I gave him the sandwich and before I could even get out my question on upgrades he quickly game me my $20 back in plain sight. I was a bit bummed since this trick has worked for me in the past but not too disappointed since he remained polite and offered to get me a strip view at no charge. I believe I just went at a time when it was too busy with too many managers working the front. This minor failure won't stop me from trying this the next time I am in Vegas! This time Lady Luck was not on my side....oh well! Good luck to the rest of you.

  • Room Booked: Pyramind Queen
  • Room Upgrade: Tower Deluxe
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 36
  • Check-In: 2011-08-22

Jackpot! Julio Got A Luxor Room Upgrade


The line was ridiculously busy at 4pm. We got an older Asian female who told us they had just changed software on their computers. There were lots of managers around so I thought it wouldn't work. That and we had booked our vacation on southwest. We had the cheapest room available. I gave her the sandwich and told her it was my buddy's bachelor party and would like a complimentary upgrade. She said let me check, saw the sandwich, placed the $20 aside and upgraded us!

  • Room Booked: Pyramid Deluxe King Room
  • Room Upgrade: Player Deluxe Room
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 36
  • Check-In: 2011-07-30
  • Booked at: Priceline

Jackpot! Gomez Got A Luxor Room Upgrade
Booked Via Priceline


Checked in at 9pm on a Saturday night and there was hardly a line. My wife didn't stand with me and I took the clerk that was given. She was a local and was a having a good time with me about how much I drank on the plane and how my wife was standing at the other end of the counter because she was embarrassed about asking for an upgrade. So, then I presented the $20 sandwich and politely said, "I know i'm in a pyramid room but if you could find anything better, I'd really appreciate it." She feverishly typed away and gave me a 2x upgrade.

  • Room Booked: Pyramind Deluxe (queen)
  • Room Upgrade: Player Deluxe room (King)
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 25
  • Check-In: 2011-07-18
  • Booked at: Expedia

Jackpot! jay Got A Luxor Room Upgrade
Booked Via Expedia


Yes the trick actually worked. It was about 3pm on thursday (Stayed 3 nights just this week)and the line was actually full. I did not target anyone as i took the first open person. It was a male about mid 20's. I told him my last name he asked for the my id and cc, and i placed a 20 in between that he saw. I said hey do you have any free upgrades for me. He started typing away, and he left for 2 minutes to talk to someone, then came back and continued to type. He said looks like we do. I got the Players deluxe room which was an upgrade from my pyramid deluxe room( I actually got to see the room i originally booked as a friend stayed over) Our room came equipped with a 40 inch plasma with boss speakers, updated looking room, marbled bathroom with separate shower and jet tubs, Fridge and coffee maker wetbar, free internet, and a sofa vs. the original room which had a 27 inch box tv, worned out looking, no fridge, coffee maker,wetbar, internet, no seperate shower and tubs.

  • Room Booked: Pyramid Room
  • Room Upgrade: Toewer Deluxe
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 31
  • Check-In: 2011-02-27
  • Booked at: Local Agent

Jackpot! Andrew Got A Luxor Room Upgrade
Booked Via Local Agent


Checked in around 3.00pm and there was no line so I decided to try my luck with an asian woman in her 30s. As I was booked in for 9 nights which included the Nascar weekend I wasn\'t sure it would work. I handed over the $20 sandwich and just asked if there was any possibility of an upgrade. She said that she would have a look for me and after less than aminute of typing she advised that she could offer me a Deluxe Tower Room and even offered me the choice of a King Room that was available straight away or, if I wanted to wait for a coupkle of hours a Queen double room. As I had been travelling for over 12 hours I took the King Room. No view of the Strip but a great room non the less. Will definitely try this next time.

  • Room Booked: Pyramid Deluxe
  • Room Upgrade: Pyramid Spa Suite
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2010-07-01

Jackpot! Curtis Got A Luxor Room Upgrade


My wife and I arrived around 11:00 AM on a Monday. At the Luxor if the line is a bit busier you can’t pick which receptionist you go to. When it was our turn we were sent to a male in his mid 30’s. I did the sandwich and asked for a complimentary upgrade. He proceeded to tell me that they can’t/won’t do that anymore, times have changed, blah blah blah. As he was saying all of this I could I could tell he was full of it. No upgrade. I was a little irritated because of his attitude, obvious BS, and I have gotten an upgrade before at the Luxor. The room was not ready, but that was fine because we were trying to check in at check out time. He gave me a brochure and wrote a number on it and said to call in a few hours and see if a room was ready. He also said that when a room was ready that we did not need to stand in the long line, go to a different desk and they would give us the keys. We checked our bags in holding and got a few drinks. After a couple of hours passed I got back in the long line. My wife asked me why we were in the long line. I told her I was not ready to give up. This time we went to a younger gal. I told her that we had already checked in and we were just waiting on a room. This time I put the $20 on the counter, but under my hand where she could see it. I asked for an upgrade and she said, “Are you looking for a complimentary one?” then looked at the $20. I told her I sure was and slipped her the $20. I got popped up to a Spa Suite, which is what I was upgraded to on the last trip and exactly what I wanted.
“If you first don’t succeed… Try try again.” Words to live by.

  • Room Booked: Pyramid Deluxe Room
  • Room Upgrade: nothing
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 25
  • Check-In: 2010-05-22

Jackpot! Dustin Got A Luxor Room Upgrade


The guy looked like he was trying really hard to find something but said everything was booked. He did offer to upgrade us to the Tower Deluxe Room but we declined as it's normally a $20 price difference anyway. Asked for change for the $20 and gave him a $5 tip.

Checked in around 5. Did not get to choose a clerk, but I think ours would have been a winner on a different day. Just asked if there was any room upgrades available, he seemed to know what I was talking about.

  • Room Booked: Standard
  • Room Upgrade: Didn't
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2010-05-21

No Dice For James at Luxor...


Checked in about 5pm, the line was real short and i got sent to the end of the check in booths to a youngish female. Greeted her with a smile and a happy hello, offered up my passport and CC with $20 in the middle and asked if there were any available complementary upgrades. She took the sandwich and and said that they dont do that sort of thing, but hid the tip and started to type away. She made all the right moves and suggestions that made me believe id hit the jackpot but i think i killed it all for myself. I had 2 rooms booked with the same CC as the missus had her mother travelling with us, and wanted to be near our room. So she changed the room she had marked out for me to get us 2 rooms close by.
Nearly. Next time will just que up twice.

  • Room Booked: Pyramid Deluxe
  • Room Upgrade: Junior Suite
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2010-04-21
  • Booked at: Travelocity

Jackpot! Jack Merwede Got A Luxor Room Upgrade
Booked Via Travelocity


Checked in about 10 PM, mid-week. Mid 20's female very nice and cooperative. I was a little hesitant because there seemed to be a lot of supervisors around. It didn't matter... She upgraded us without hesitation or hassle. Thanks for a great tip!

  • Room Booked: Tower room
  • Room Upgrade: Tower Luxury Suite
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 18
  • Check-In: 2010-03-25

Jackpot! christine Got A Luxor Room Upgrade


Checked in late at night. Sandwiched my $20 between Visa & driver's license and handed it over. He asked "did we want the room we had reserved or ..." - I answered - "sure, unless there's something better available on offer." Click click and then he excuses himself to talk to someone (the tell) and comes back & issues room keys. Batta bing batta boom.

  • Room Booked: Pyramid Deluxe Room
  • Room Upgrade: Tower Deluxe Room
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 18
  • Check-In: 2010-02-08
  • Booked at: Local Agent

Jackpot! The Big Cheese Got A Luxor Room Upgrade
Booked Via Local Agent


I read about everyones success on this website and decided to give it a crack. Travelling from Australia i couldnt wait to give this a go, not for the upgrade, just to see if it worked. And it did. Checked in on a weekday night.
When the dude asked for my CC and DL i did the old sandwich and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available. He typed away, and had no problem giving us an upgrade to the Tower Deluxe room. I asked if it was possible to get the Spa Suite, and he said he couldnt go up that high. But he gave us a room high up on the 16th floor with a great view.
Ended up with a saving of 100 bucks. Well worth it. Good luck players.

  • Room Booked: Regular pyramid
  • Room Upgrade:
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 18
  • Check-In: 2010-01-05

No Dice For John r at Luxor...


Checked in at 9:30 pm long line of 20 some couples ahead of me. Manager was working front check in as well. Worried I'd get him or clerk next to him. Got lucky with youngest girl working check in, away from manager. Didn't help - she smiled and laughed it off and quickly returned 20.
Didnt hurt to try, but no luck at Luxor.

  • Room Booked: pyramid deluxe
  • Room Upgrade: tower deluxe
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 36
  • Check-In: 2009-11-27

Jackpot! MissM Got A Luxor Room Upgrade


There was a lot of people in line checking in. We checked in on the day after Thanksgiving so there was a somewhat long line and we just went to the next clerk that called us up. It was about 4pm when we checked in.

Our clerk was a middle aged white woman with blond hair who was very nice. My significant other presented the sandwich w/ the $20 bill and asked if "there were any complementary upgrades available" and she set the $20 bill on the counter and said she would check. She typed a bit on the computer and said she could offer us the next room up for free which was the Tower Deluxe. It is a bigger room with separate tub and shower (lovely bathroom may I add) and had a view of a roof and part of the pyramid (non strip view). She said that was the best she could do for a complementary upgrade after we asked if it was possible to get a higher grade room. Although we didn't get the spa suite we wanted, we were very happy with the tower deluxe room!!

She gave us our $20 back and we told her she could keep it but she insisted that it was no problem so we ended up keeping our $20.

I wonder if we could have gotten a suite had it been a slower weekend...

  • Room Booked: Tower deluxe
  • Room Upgrade: Luxury suite
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-11-25

Jackpot! Sri Got A Luxor Room Upgrade


me and my friend went to the girl at front desk (at 7PM) and both of us used the $20 sandwich trick and she said one minute, went inside and came back and gave the upgrade and also said $10.95 daily usage fees is also waived. we stayed 3 nights, so saving were over $200 for each of us. Thanks for tip,.

  • Room Booked: pyramid room
  • Room Upgrade: no upgrade
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-10-19

No Dice For doodog at Luxor...


went to the counter thinking i would be smart and try the sandwich with a 50.00
no dice, i mentioned that my wife and i were there for our 20th wedding anniversary , and could we upgrade to the pyramid spa suit, the girl left the50.00 on the counter in plain sight, and took my id
. she told me she could up grade my for 250.00 for 4 nights, and i said no thank you , she then offered 50.00 per night for the upgrade. again no thank you.

my friend who went as far as a 100.00 bribe while he was checking in 3 wickets down with his wife , aslo got no deal.
my guess is they are closly watching the front desk.

  • Room Booked: Standard Pyramid Room
  • Room Upgrade: Tower deluxe room
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-09-28

Jackpot! Wayne Got A Luxor Room Upgrade


I approached a male approx 30 years fof age with the 20 sandwiched between my CC and ID. I asked him for a Complimentary room upgrade and he did it without a problem.

  • Room Booked: standard
  • Room Upgrade: pyramid deluxe
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 36
  • Check-In: 2009-09-12
  • Booked at: Local Agent

Jackpot! Maria Got A Luxor Room Upgrade
Booked Via Local Agent


I arrived on a Saturday at around 3.30pm and got the next clerk in line which was a 35+ old lady. I did the sandwich trick with a $20 (even though we were staying 7 nights and got one free night) and she offered us a much better room with a view on the strip (two queen beds for just the two of us). She also scrapped the resort fee which would have been around $90 for the whole week. Not bad for a $20 I think.


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