Stratoshpere

33 Reviews
(702) 380-7777
2000 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV89104
57% got a Vegas Hotel Deal

Stratoshpere Review Highlights

Recent Hotel Deals & Upgrades

Recent Room Upgrades: 0% 0/0
All Time Upgrades: 57% 17/30

Room Upgrade Reports

Jason McDonald
08/25/2016
Saved:  $$30 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Stratosphere Select  from  Strip View Guest Room 

I’ve been doing a lot of research on this $20 trick, so I decided to try it a two-day stay at the Stratosphere hotel. Since we were doing this, I decided to book the cheapest level rooms to see how much of an upgrade we would get.

My friend and I came on a Sunday afternoon around 4PM in the 2nd week of August. The check-in line in the lobby was very long, nearly a 20 – 30 minute wait! Tons of people trying to check in. At this point, I was rather doubtful that the trick would work since they probably wouldn’t have any availability (and the clerks all looked so busy). But boy, was I wrong! When I got to the front, I was greeted by a friendly young man. When he asked for my credit card and driver’s license, I handed him the $20 sandwich and asked in a low voice, “Are there any complimentary upgrades available?” As if by routine, he casually took the sandwich and replied with a hint of craftiness in his voice, “Ok, sir… let me see what I can do.” He then began typing away on his computer. At this point my heart was pounding with excitement since this was my first time! He then excused himself to and walked to a back room. I knew at this moment that the bribe had worked. He soon returned to the counter, finished my check-in on the computer, and handed me my room keys. “I’ve upgraded you guys to the Select Rooms in our newly-renovated building,” he said, “And here is a Take Vegas Back card to get special discounts throughout the resort!” The promotion card was already free to begin with if you sign up online, but it was a nice touch if you never knew about it.

The room was excellent; very clean, comfy, and beautiful! Definitely worth the $20.The only thing I would do next time is ask for a room with a “nice view”, because they gave us one that directly faced the parking structure – not the most romantic vegas scene!

Bottom line: Upgraded to the Stratosphere Select Rooms in the nice newly-renovated building, got a Take Vegas Back promotion card without signing up. Just be sure to ask for a room with a good view!

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Jen DeLucia
03/06/2016
Saved:  $$240 Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Premier View Guest Room  from  Strip View Guest Room 

Younger guy, in his late 30’s. My friend and I checked in together, both gave a $20 sandwich. Our early check in fee was waived, we were upgraded to rooms that would’ve been $80 more a night. It’s definitely worth a try!

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Christina
06/23/2014
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Star Suite  from  Oasis Suite 

At first the gentleman told me that they only do that when they are fully booked, which made no sense to me but upon checking in, he found that our room wasn’t clean yet. He noticed I had stayed there a few days earlier and told him I loved the suite and came back. He said he would check with the manager to see if they could clean our room ASAP. He came back and offered to give me a star suite with a King in a non-smoking floor. I took it and found it to be a little bigger that the oasis suite. I wasnt sure if I got the room because he asked the manager for an upgrade or if manager told him to upgrade me but nonetheless I gave him a 20$ tip.

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Christina
06/18/2014
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  oasis suite  from  cheapest room 

It was a really long check in line and I approached 2 women. It was EDC week so i wasnt sure it wouldnwork. It looked like one of the women was training the other. I did not slip the 20$ at first but simply asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available. The trainer told me that she would check and they both went to the back room. They came back and told me there was but it was one King bed in a smoking room. I told her that’s fine. She didn’t tell me which room she upgraded us to. As we left I handed the woman that was training a 20 and she seemed confused and the trainer told hernshe can take it. The woman accepted it and gave the biggest smile ever. When we got to the room we realized it was an Oasis suite and was so excited. A giant jacuzzi tub facing the t.v.!

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Michael
04/24/2013
Tipped:  $ Upgraded to    from   

Checked in late, two people working. Red haired older lady named Carol quickly shot me down. Said it wasn’t worth her job. Said other lady working would most likely not do it either. Was familiar with this website. They have a list with prices for upgrades and will offer a slight upgrade (newer room with jetted bathtub) I think anyone can get this if available. Did give me my $20 back.

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Ryan
05/05/2011
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  High Floor/ View of downtown  from  The cheapest room there is 

I showed up Friday around 7pm, to stay for memorial day weekend. I waited in line for about 10 mins, they had at least 5-6 clerks making the line go pretty quick for how big it was. I get to the desk and it was an older white lady who was very nice. I gave her a $20 sandwich and asked for an complimentary room upgrades. She said it was memorial day weekend, and they were fully booked. After she said this, she actually returned the $20 to me. She went through her computer for a little while, and was able to get us a room on a high floor (I think 21) and it had a decent view of downtown. She also gave us a coupon book, which I’m not sure if everyone gets. The hotel as bad as I thought it would be, I would definitely stay there again.

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B rand
01/14/2011
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Updated select  from  Base 

Got youngish female clerk. Used “the sandwich”. Didn’t say anything – she saw the sandwich and immediately offered me an upgrade. Friday of M LK weekend.

She knew exactly what I was doing and it was obvious she wanted it. She upgraded me for entire stay. Saved me a ton.

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Kyle P
12/19/2010
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Premier Suite  from  Cheapest 

Younger hispanic male, later at night. Requested a complimentary upgrade with a $20 sandwiched between CC and ID, worked great.

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Gruff
09/23/2009
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  n/a  from  Regular King 

Reached counter in a surprisingly busy line at app. 10:30pm. Alot of space between the woman and other attendants, discreet $20 sandwich plus request for ‘complimentary upgrade’ was met with disaproval and the bogus “we’re sold out” even while the parking garage and casino were empty and upgraded rooms could easily be booked online. Instead, I was given a room where the window was 1/2 covered in tar and blocked by an industrial sized air-conditioning unit. Of note, I have experienced success at this property before, males necessary. On those occasions I’ve left glowing reviews on several websites, and plenty more on the tables. Without an upgrade I immediately leave the property for downtown or the southern strip.

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Jason
09/03/2009
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  None  from  Basic-Hotwire 

Hoped for the cute, young, female clerk and got her. Put the 20 on the desk right in front of me, asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available and before I got the sentence out of my mouth she scrunched up her nose and said ‘no, there sure isn’t.’ Then offered me a suite for an additional 50 a night. I asked if there was even a room on a high floor and she said no. I took the 20 off the desk, put it in my pocket and proceeded up to my basic room on the 9th floor. It was a nice room, but no upgrade. I’m guessing booking through Hotwire had something to do with the denial.

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