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116 Reports From the Paris Hotel Front Desk

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  • Room Booked: Deluxe
  • Room Upgrade: Deluxe with View
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 46
  • Check-In: 2013-01-07
  • Booked at: HotelClub

Jackpot! Eric Got A Paris Room Upgrade
Booked Via HotelClub

 
 

I was at Paris for a 6-night stay during the very busy CES week -- not a great time to be asking for upgrades!! Still, when I got to the counter after a 20-minute wait, I handed the clerk a $20 bill along with my license and credit card. Didn't hide it, or "sandwich" it between the cards, just straight up handed it to her.

Just asked her for the best room she could give me. During CES, and for such a long stay, I kind of figured a P-room or a suite was a little out of my reach.

She thanked me for the $20, tapped on the computer for a while, and asked if the number of beds was important. I said no, as long as the room was non-smoking, I was fine.

She eventually found me a very nice 17th floor room. Just a standard room, but upgraded to an incredible view, one that Caesars normally charges extra for. Gorgeous view of the Paris pool, the Eiffel Tower, the Bellagio and its fountains, Cosmo, and CityCenter.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Premium Guest Room
  • Room Upgrade: Red Room Premier with strip view
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 36
  • Check-In: 2012-11-19
  • Booked at: Local Agent

Jackpot! Kevin Got A Paris Room Upgrade
Booked Via Local Agent

 
 

Had won a trip for four from Caesars-palace/"target="_blank">Caesar's Entertainment with the hotel part of the comped package along with limo and air. We were given two nights comped for a regular room. We booked our trip for this past weekend and added on Sunday night, making it a three night stay, with us only paying for Sunday night.

We arrived at hotel around 10pm on a Friday night so weren't sure if it would work. I went up to the clerk, gave her my cards with the $20 between them. Asked if there were any upgrades for the two rooms. She looked around for about 5 minutes trying to locate two upgraded suites on the same floor and with a King Bed. After the 5 minutes she did find them. My wife and I got a corner suite Red Room Premier on the 27th floor overlooking the Bellagio Fountains and our couple friend got the same room, just not overlooking the strip. Again very easy and this was the 5th time we have used this to get a free upgrade. Works everytime.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Premiere Room
  • Room Upgrade: Red Room
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2012-06-02

Jackpot! Debbi Got A Paris Room Upgrade

 
 

We arrived to check in around 1pm, even though we knew official check in wasn't until 4pm.
Our clerk was very nice, we told her we were celebrating a birthday, and it was my friend's first time in Vegas.
We had already booked a premium room (strip view) and received two complimentary nights.
I handed the woman a 50 in between my credit card, total rewards card, and ID and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available.
She said she had a renovated RED room with a strip view, but there was only a king size bed. Considering there were going to be three of us in the room (something we didn't tell the hotel), we declined.
So we received a renovated RED room, no view.
It was still a great room, and a nice upgrade.
Thanks Paris!

 
   
  • Room Booked: Premier
  • Room Upgrade: \"P\" Room Red Room Premier
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 46
  • Check-In: 2011-08-15

Jackpot! AKguy Got A Paris Room Upgrade

 
 

We arrived on a Monday afternoon around 3pm. There was a \"Disney\" line of people waiting to check in. It took me about 20 min to get to the front. I was watching all the clerks and picked a couple of women I thought looked nice. I ended up getting the one I wanted without having to line shuffle. I took out my reservation and handed it to her. I put my wallet on the shelf in front of me along with a $20 bill.

I asked her if I might get a complimentary upgrade to a high floor \"P\" room. (A \"P\" room is and end room with two views). As she started working on the computer, I told her how this was a special trip celebrating our 25th anniversary. While waiting in line, I didn\'t have high hopes, since it was so busy.

She began working on the computer, writing down room numbers, tearing it off and trying again. She did this for like 15 minutes. I waited patiently and hopeful since all the rooms had high floor numbers she was writing. (the premier I booked is a \"view\" room, but not a high renovated red room). Finally, she handed me my room keys. 2825P! Yahoo!!. She said she had to shift people around to get us the room since the hotel was full. I couldn\'t believe it. The room was gorgeous. Beautiful views of the strip, the pool, the tower and the fountains. It made our week wonderful. I gave her the tip, and she thanked me.

I don\'t know if it was the $20 or my story, or she would have done it regardless. All I can say is I was so thrilled, I brought her some chocolates the next day from Max Brenner. She said it wasn\'t necessary, but thanked me, after I thanked her again.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard Room
  • Room Upgrade: No Upgrade
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 36
  • Check-In: 2011-08-08

No Dice For Ace at Paris...

 
 

Third time trying the $20 Trick. First time I was denied, so I'm now 2 for 3.

Arrived around 1pm on a Monday. There were four clerks working the registration desk, but only one was open. Female, mid-30s, possibly hispanic. I placed the credit card/ID/$20 sandwich on the counter and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available. She took the credit card and ID, but left the $20 bill on the counter, saying that she cannot accept gratuities for upgrades. Tried to offer me a renovated room for an additional $40 per night, but I declined.

A couple of minutes later, she mentioned that her boss recently started monitoring travel blogs and websites (including this one, I presume) and was clamping down on clerks handing out upgrades for tips.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Luxury Room
  • Room Upgrade: Red Room
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 36
  • Check-In: 2011-06-09

Jackpot! Greg Got A Paris Room Upgrade

 
 

We arrive at 8pm on Thursday night. There was no line-up and we chose a middle-aged female for check-in.

There was 4 of us (2 rooms in total) and we put the $20 bill between our passports and VISA cards ($40 in total, $20 per room). We asked for any complimentary upgrades and she said she would have a look.

She told us the hotel was overbooked and couldn't give us a "P" suite, but could upgrade to red rooms (but had to change to 2x queen beds instead of king). She even managed to get us on the same floor just doors apart!

After, she said we didn't even need to tip and she would have done it for free. We told her to keep the money for good karma and thanked her.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard
  • Room Upgrade: High Strip View
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 18
  • Check-In: 2011-03-25

Jackpot! Jamie Got A Paris Room Upgrade

 
 

My wife an I arived early (10:30) so I wasn't sure if any rooms would be available because it was spring break week. There were only 3 girls working in the check-in/out desk, so we really didn't really have a target. I handed her my ID, credit card, and a folded $20. While she looked up my info, I said that I would appreciate any complementry upgrade that would be available. She went to work on her computer fo a while and found a room with a nice view of the tower, pool, strip, and the Fountains accross the street. The room was nice and veiw was well worth $20.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Regular Room
  • Room Upgrade: Red Room
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 31
  • Check-In: 2011-03-03

Jackpot! Steven Got A Paris Room Upgrade

 
 

hotel was sold out for the weekend because both a new store and a new club were opening (and it was the weekend of the Nascar race). I put $20 between my license and the credit card and just said \"can you put me in the nicest room you can?\". she said there weren\'t any suites but she could get me in a Red Room on a high floor.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Basic room
  • Room Upgrade: Red room
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2011-02-16

Jackpot! LT Got A Paris Room Upgrade

 
 

We checked in around midnight, and went to a young-ish looking clerk, as the other clerk appeared to be talking with a manager. Simply gave the $20 sandwich and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades. She put it aside, was super friendly, and said she had something "really nice" for us. It ended up being a red room on the 27th floor!

 
   
  • Room Booked: standard
  • Room Upgrade: n/a
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 46
  • Check-In: 2011-02-06

No Dice For lolili44 at Paris...

 
 

tried at about 5pm and $20 sandwich limited choice of clerks and young female asked if comp upgrade available she said no but with a fee... I declined.gave me back my tip.. standard room back of hotel but room I was given was not cleaned so back to front desk and red room strip view i was given...all good but surprised sandwich didnt work i'm 2 = 1/1

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard
  • Room Upgrade: Red Room
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 18
  • Check-In: 2010-12-16

Jackpot! Kris Got A Paris Room Upgrade

 
 

Checked in mid December on a Thursday night around 9:00. Clerk was male, mid twenties. Got upgraded to a Red Room on a high floor, overlooking Bellagio fountain.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Regular, discounted 25%
  • Room Upgrade: Red room, 30th floor.
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 31
  • Check-In: 2010-11-25

Jackpot! Christian Got A Paris Room Upgrade

 
 

Wasn't terribly crowded, but there was a small line of people waiting to check in. Clumsily did my first attempt at a 20 dollar sandwich with the bill sticking out from between my passport and credit card while asking if they had any complimentary upgrades available. Was given a newly redecorated Red Room on one of the top floors.

Our stay was for 10 nights so not a bad upgrade for 2 dollars a night! Our rates were also already discounted 25% by the hotel.

 
   
  • Room Booked: premier - comped
  • Room Upgrade: nice suite
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2010-10-03

Jackpot! karen buresh Got A Paris Room Upgrade

 
 

We had a comped premier room, we did not target any specific clerk. We checked in around 9:00 PM on a Sunday nite, all I did was hand the clerk a sandwich with a $50.00 bill. She giggled a little bit and started typing away. My husband was a little nervous because I never said anything about a complimenary upgrade. I told him to just let her do her thing. The next thing we knew she pops open this book and said she was comping us to this 1150 sq ft room and was showing my husband pictures of the room. Thanks Paris for making my week stay in vegas awesome.

 
   
  • Room Booked: comped room
  • Room Upgrade: red room
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 18
  • Check-In: 2010-09-26

Jackpot! Liz Got A Paris Room Upgrade

 
 

Checking into Paris about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday night. Like the rooms at Paris so I wasn't planning on using the 20 trick, but at the last minute when i saw we had a young male clerk decided to give it a try. He was very friendly and when asked about a complimentary upgrade, checked with his supervisor and came back a few minutes later and gave us a Red Room on the 27th floor. View wasn't spectacular but everything else about the room was great. We were there for 5 nights, so it was well worth the 20.00.

 
   
  • Room Booked: luxury room
  • Room Upgrade: red room luxury room
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2010-09-01

Jackpot! Mike Got A Paris Room Upgrade

 
 

Checked in about 8:30PM hardly any line. Didn't know what to expect since it was labor day weekend, a busy time in Vegas. Didn't target anyone in particular and the check in girl was very nice. Handed her my CC and ID with a $20 in it, she quickly noticed it and said "I'm sorry we don't accept tips before we give you a room, but if you'd like to tip me after I give you your keys, that's fine. Now let's see what we can do." She handed me back the $20, typed away for a minute and said she could offer a red room with a non strip view or a regular room with a strip view. I chose the red room with a non strip view on the 25th floor. When she handed me my room key, I had the $20 tucked in my hand and she grabbed it as I grabbed the room key and the coupon booklet. My wife laughed at me prior to trying this trick, but I was the one laughing when it was over.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Luxury
  • Room Upgrade: Luxury "Strip View"
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 36
  • Check-In: 2010-08-11

No Dice For Michael at Paris...

 
 

Ok, we had 5 nights comped at the Paris. We got there about 3pm on a Wednesday.
The line was long when we got there to check in. Finally I was called over to the front counter. Debra was very nice to me and took all my information reference the reservation. I handed her my DL and credit card with a $20 sandwich. I told her that we were there for our 20th Wedding Anniversary and if there were any complimentary upgrades. She stated that suites were available for a fee. I declined. She stated that she could put me in a "Strip view" at no cost but it was only on the 5th floor.
I said "sure". Well the room wasn't a Strip view but more like a pool view. I knew 5th floor wasn't gonna be great but I took it. She kept the $20.
The only nice thing was that we had the Eiffel Tower each night right outside our window.

Was it worth the $20? No way.


 
   
  • Room Booked: Premier
  • Room Upgrade: Premier
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2010-07-28

No Dice For Tim at Paris...

 
 

Arrived around 5:30 p.m., slipped the clerk a $20 between my license and credit card and said, "If there are any suite upgrades available, I'd really appreciate anything you can do." She said she'd have to check with a host. I knew this wasn't good news, as the upgrade would be based on my play rather than on the tip. She spent about five minutes on the phone and then said she couldn't give us a suite upgrade unless we wanted to pay for it. She said she could give us a really great view of the pool and the Eifel Tower, however. That's fine, but not an upgrade since the room we booked was supposed to have a good view anyway.

 
   
  • Room Booked: basic
  • Room Upgrade: Strip front, corner room
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 31
  • Check-In: 2010-04-24

Jackpot! Scott Got A Paris Room Upgrade

 
 

Had my room comped through Harrah's Total Rewards club for four nights -- but only a basic, mountain-facing view.
When we got in midday on a Saturday (not busy at all), I handed the clerk my very first $20 sammy. (my wife, by the way, humiliated and nervous about it all of this. I figured: what the hell?) the clerk smiled widely when she saw the 20, immediately offered to move us to the strip, facing the Bellagio fountains -- and then even asked, if we didn't mind waiting an hour ... so we could get a corner room with BOTH windows facing different directions on the strip. Jackpot!

 
   
  • Room Booked: regular room
  • Room Upgrade: red room
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 18
  • Check-In: 2010-04-14
  • Booked at: Expedia

Jackpot! Neal Got A Paris Room Upgrade
Booked Via Expedia

 
 

Got to the hotel around 11:00 at night, only a few people in line a young guy at the end opened up which was a great sign. I handing him the sandwich and asked if there were any complementary upgrades and he said what are you looking for, is a red room OK. I said a red room would be great as I had read that those rooms were recently upgraded. He said he couldn't get a strip view but could do the red room. I said that was no problem and we were on the 30th floor in a corner room. Worked like a charm

 
   
  • Room Booked: Luxury
  • Room Upgrade: P Red Room
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 36
  • Check-In: 2010-03-21

Jackpot! Evan Got A Paris Room Upgrade

 
 

Booked 5 nights comped in a luxury room, upgraded to a corner (p) red room.

 




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