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42 Reports From the Monte Carlo Hotel Front Desk

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Recent Room Upgrades: 0% (0/0)

'All Time' Upgrades: 43% (18/42)


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  • Room Booked: standard king
  • Room Upgrade: did not get upgraded
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2011-06-12
  • Booked at: CheapTickets.cm

No Dice For mark at Monte Carlo...
Booked Via CheapTickets.cm

 
 

Checked in around 1pm on a saturday. I was a bit apprehensive given the fact that Monte Carlo has a very low success rate for the trick but i thought id give it a go anyway. Got a female clerk in her mid 20s, figured she looked young and might hook it up. I put on my biggest smile and slipped her the sandwich and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available. She took the sandwich, saw the 20, took it out, and said, "aaand you can have that back, unless you were planning on giving it to me", which took me off guard. I was a bit nervous doing this anyway because i HATE rejection, and said oh, thanks, and took it back. In hindsight i shouldve said something smooth like "it depends on if there's any upgrades" but I just sensed she thought I was retarded and a douche for trying (probably my insecurities LOL). So, yeah, didnt work for me...

 
   
  • Room Booked: Deluxe
  • Room Upgrade: VIP 31st floor
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 18
  • Check-In: 2010-10-31

Jackpot! David zhao Got A Monte Carlo Room Upgrade

 
 

We checked in pretty late, after 5pm. The hotel seemed pretty busy since it's the Sat of halloween weekend. I didn't think it was going to work but decided to give it a shot anyways. It's Vegas afterall.

The clerk was cute and had a nice smile. I thought she's worth talking to even if we don't get the upgrade. To my surprise, she smiled when she saw the bill and returned it. But said she'll see if she could find anything nicer. To my surprise, she had us upgraded to a nice room on the 31st floor.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Deluxe Room
  • Room Upgrade: High Floor Deluxe Pool View
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 25
  • Check-In: 2010-05-28

Jackpot! Danny Got A Monte Carlo Room Upgrade

 
 

Reserved standard deluxe room for 2 nights. Gave the guy a $20 and asked for something nice. Gave me a high floor deluxe with pool view and a fridge. Gave me a bunch of coupons and club passes too.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Deluxe
  • Room Upgrade: High Floor Deluxe
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-10-15

Jackpot! Jim Got A Monte Carlo Room Upgrade

 
 

Arrived around 3:30PM. Went to what appeared to be the quickest line as it was fairly crowded at check in. Clerk was a woman maybe 30 years old. Had a 4 nite res with 3 nites comped through an email from their marketing division. Figured I was already a winner so why not try the sandwich. Simply placed the $20 bill between my credit card and drivers license and asked if there might be any complimentary upgrades. Clerk put me into a deluxe room on the 30th floor with a view of the strip. Will definately try again the next time in Vegas.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard
  • Room Upgrade: High Floor Strip View
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 36
  • Check-In: 2009-10-12

Jackpot! JayNCleveland Got A Monte Carlo Room Upgrade

 
 

My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary and wanted to try to get an upgrade to a spa suite at the Monte Carlo. I slipped the clerk a $20 between my CC and my ID. I told him it was our anniversary and it was our first time in Vegas. He told us congrats and said he'd see what he could do. After conferring with his manager for a minute, he came back and upgraded us to a high floor strip view room. Not the spa suite, but a fun time regardless!!

 
   
  • Room Booked: deluxe
  • Room Upgrade: monaco
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 18
  • Check-In: 2009-09-12

Jackpot! Big Bomber Got A Monte Carlo Room Upgrade

 
 

We were offered via the Monte Carlo's player card email 3 free nites in a deluxe room because of our stay and play 6 months earlier.So we booked thru the hotel a sat to sat one week stay.We got in around 6 pm sat night,we walked up to the first available clerk.
A girl in her mid 20's.I produced my i.d. and inquired about our reservation,she said they had us booked for a one week stay in a deluxe room.I then asked if it was possible to get an upgrade to a monaco suite,i then took a folded $20 and dropped it on her keyboard.She then said well lets see what we can do.we were told that there were no monaco suites that night but starting tomorow for an additional $40/nite we could upgrade.we said ok,the next night the monaco suite was not ready till 7 p.m. so i went down to work the desk,and was promptly given that night free.
When we checked out, the casino comped us our last nite also.So in the end for a seven night stay we payed for only 3 nights (4 comped) plus the additional 4 nights of upgrades.we were charged $403, but our bill should have been $1166.
Hmmmmmmm maybe this is more of a casino comp story than a $20 tip story.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Deluxe Room
  • Room Upgrade: Deluxe Room Strip View 25th floor
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-07-26

Jackpot! Robert Got A Monte Carlo Room Upgrade

 
 

Asked clerk if there were any complimentary room upgrades available as I handed him the $20 sandwich. Got a strip view room on the 25th floor. Very helpful clerk. Also got 2 for 1 buffet coupon.

 
   
  • Room Booked: deluxe
  • Room Upgrade: deluxe strip view
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / not-remember
  • Check-In: 2009-07-24

Jackpot! hoowah Got A Monte Carlo Room Upgrade

 
 

it was a friday afternoon around 3pm, saw a very cute clerk smiling so i walked up, told her my name, gave her the sandwich and she gave the 20 back saying she cant accept it, and i just asked if there is a complimentary upgrade with a strip view and she said yes there is... got the room in just seconds and she was very very nice...

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard 2 queen bds
  • Room Upgrade: Standard 2 queen bds
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 36
  • Check-In: 2009-06-17

No Dice For Cynthia at Monte Carlo...

 
 

I was next in line for him. It was a male and I thought he looked nice enough. I put a $20 in between my license and AX card and asked if they had any complimentary upgrades available. He looked and said no, then it got very complicated because I asked him to search for 2 rooms w/ adj. door. We ended up with 2 rooms // no adj. door and he "acted" as if he was giving me a great disc. by clacking away on his computer for like 20 minutes. He showed me his computer for the rate and it looked as though he was going to discount the rate he was showing me. I was with my 2 daughters. We ended up with 2 rooms at a normal price except it was going to go sky-hi on the weekend so the next morning I cancelled out the second room. He really didn't do anything special whatsoever, and from all the guests I spoke with, the Monte Carlo is NOT the place to ask for anything special. Either the larger rooms/suites are booked or they give them to "insiders" who have connections or pay mostly full price.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard 2 queen bds
  • Room Upgrade: DIDN'T
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 36
  • Check-In: 2009-06-17

No Dice For Cynthia at Monte Carlo...

 
 

P.S. I forgot to mention, the clerk did NOT return my $20 either!!! :(

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard
  • Room Upgrade:
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-06-08

No Dice For Dean at Monte Carlo...

 
 

The young lady was very polite, but stated there were no complementary upgrades. She returned the $20 bill. I chose her because she just came up the front desk to work. I sandwiched the $20 between my credit card and ID and inquired with a smile whether a complimentary upgrade was available. I knew going in the Monte Carlo had a reputation for declining upgrade requests. It doesn't matter. The casino and the surrounding casinos aren't for me and I won't return. If you don't like pounding loud hip-hop and don't like user unfriendly comps, this isn't for you.

 
   
  • Room Booked: deluxe king
  • Room Upgrade: deluxe king
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-04-16

Jackpot! Dano Got A Monte Carlo Room Upgrade

 
 

Gave the $20 in the sandwich. The woman looked at me and smiled, but then nodded her head over to the manager standing behind her, and said "i'm sorry but we cannot accept tips and gave me the $20 back. She then winked and proceeded to move us up from the 7th floor, to the 25th. She then proceeded to give us a coupon book, as well as some 2 for 1 cocktail cards for the Brand steakhouse. Although the room itself was not upgraded, the higher floor and the coupon book was a nice touch for just asking.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Deluxe
  • Room Upgrade: Deluxe High Floor with View
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-02-25

Jackpot! Erin Got A Monte Carlo Room Upgrade

 
 

Tried $20 between the cards and didn't say anything about upgrades as the manager was lingering. She know to keep the money covered, didn't say much, but feverishly tried to find me something. The hotel was sold out for the whole weekend and she felt bad she couldn't get me a suite, but said I would have had one had the hotel not been sold out. She suggested I could wait till midnight and take my chances, but I was tired and said the best she could do for me was great. Got a high floor with view away from the construction. I asked for coupons but she said she couldn't. I would have given her the $20 for that!!! She handed me the money without me asking for it, but I have her a fiver for her efforts. Would have liked the coupons though.

 
   
  • Room Booked: standard
  • Room Upgrade: standard
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 31
  • Check-In: 2009-02-19

No Dice For ... at Monte Carlo...

 
 

5 minute wait to check-in. Went to a female clerk in her late 20's early 30's. Had a thick Boston accent. Tried the sandwich. Asked if they had any complimentary upgrades. Was told they were not allowed to do that but would see what she could find me. I told her I wanted a room with a strip view and didn't want something too low or on the side with the construction. She said that she couldn't updrade me to a suite but could find a strip view. They would have to charge me $60 to upgrade. So the rooms were available, but wouldn't give me the upgrade.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Deluxe
  • Room Upgrade:
  • Hotel Clerk: male / 25
  • Check-In: 2008-08-25

No Dice For Tommy D at Monte Carlo...

 
 

Handed sandwich to a Latino male in his late 20's. Asked if any complimentary updgrades were available and that it was my 10th stay at this Resort (True). He said that the hotel is booked, and there is nothing he could do for me. He handed back my credit card, id, & $20.00. Room was in the 100 wing and was very dated (worn bedspread, smelled like cigarettes). Complained to front desk (different teller), room was changed to the 300 tower and was renovated - still deluxe.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard Room
  • Room Upgrade: Strip View on 25th floor
  • Hotel Clerk: male / 25
  • Check-In: 2008-08-20

Jackpot! Shill Got A Monte Carlo Room Upgrade

 
 

Checked in around 11:30am. No wait at all and walked to the nearest clerk. My wife and I were very friendly and asked if there was a nice view of the strip available and he said there was a room availabe, but not until the check-in time of 2pm. We said ok and then went to the champagne brunch and had a great time. Our standard room turned into a strip view on the 25th floor for free!

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard Room
  • Room Upgrade: Standard Room on 28th Floor with Strip View
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 18
  • Check-In: 2008-08-08

Jackpot! Alvin Got A Monte Carlo Room Upgrade

 
 

Sandwiched the $20 between ID and CC, asking the lady "Wondering if you can get me a complimentary upgrade", she took the 20 and put it next to the keyboard and said "I'll see what I can do". After a little chat with her about the new Town Centre that they're building next door, she said she couldn't do the upgrade because it was full, she said she would if she could. But she gave us a strip view on the 28th floor instead, and gave the money back to me. So I guess it kinda did work.. it was a busy weekend afterall

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard
  • Room Upgrade: Spa Suite
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 36
  • Check-In: 2008-06-22

Jackpot! Got A Monte Carlo Room Upgrade

 
 

Waited in line for about 10 minutes, walked up to the counter said hi & asked for any complimentary upgrades. She saw the $20.00 and said, oh, please keep this, let me see what I can find....she founf a SPA Suite!!! And gave me my $20 back!!!

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard
  • Room Upgrade: 30th Floor Strip View
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 36
  • Check-In: 2008-06-19

No Dice For Albeesure at Monte Carlo...

 
 

I checked in at around 10:30 pm. The lobby seemed pretty slow. I made conversation with the lady at the desk and slipped her my CC and DL with the 20 in between. I asked if there were any comp room upgrades available. She said that they didn't do that anymore but she can try to get me the best room available. She put me on the 30th floor on the mountain view side for the first night and said that she could give me a strip view on the 30th floor in a room right across the hall from my first room for the next two nights. I said great and that it would do. She thanked me and gave me the keys and I was on my way. Don't know if I could have had the same luck without the 20. The room was a standard size room and the view was so so of the strip and the construction. The windows were pretty dirty.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard
  • Room Upgrade: Smokin' Hot Penthouse!!!
  • Hotel Clerk: male / 25
  • Check-In: 2008-01-25

Jackpot! Nacho Mama Got A Monte Carlo Room Upgrade

 
 

Checked in around noon, slipped him the $20 with the license and CC, and asked if there were any comp upgrades available. Said they just had several upper floor suites that just came available. When I asked him what the rooms were like, he said, "The room is smokin"

 




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