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27 Reports From the Trump Hotel Front Desk

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  • Room Booked: Studio Suite City View
  • Room Upgrade: Studio Suite Strip View
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 31
  • Check-In: 2013-08-16

Jackpot! Wayne Got A Trump Room Upgrade

 
 

Got to the Trump around 5pm on Friday. Got in the check in line with 1 person in front of us, no one behind us and 3 agents at the check in desk. Got the 1st available agent which was a mid-thirties gal with a british accent. Said hello, gave her the sandwich, asked for any complimentary upgrades. She instantly said she would definitely check for us. Type, type type, only upgrades were the 1 bedroom suites for extra $25/night as they were fully booked for the weekend and couldn't offer us the 1 bedroom complimentary (for the record, it was packed and EVERYWHERE in Vegas was more expensive that weekend for some reason). Declined, asked if they had anything complimentary. More typing, while initiating some small talk as to why we were visiting and told her it was my wifes birthday and also the 1st weekend getaway after having our 1st child. Was told congrats, etc... and was then told that she could upgrade us to a Strip View on the 58th floor complimentary. Took it and ran. Was a nice view and a nice room.
Going back in November on Thanksgiving weekend for my birthday, will try it again, hopefully this time I can get a 1 bedroom upgrade as the rates this time were much cheaper than before. Both times were booked via the Trump site with a Travelzoo promo code.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Queen Standard
  • Room Upgrade:
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 18
  • Check-In: 2013-05-04
  • Booked at: Priceline

No Dice For Emil at Trump...
Booked Via Priceline

 
 

It was early in the day around 10am. I gave her the sandwich, but she said rooms weren't available for us to check-in, so she (very obviously) folded it and put it back on the counter for me to take. I came back at 1pm to check in and it was packed. I waited in line for the same girl, and she said, "oh we have something special for you." I was pleasantly surprised and slipped her the sandwich again. She gave the $20 back to me. I got up to the room to find that we were not upgraded, but a chocolate with a note addressed to me was there thanking me for being a Trump Rewards member. Big Freakin' Whoop!!!

 
   
  • Room Booked: standard no view low floor
  • Room Upgrade: standard excellent view 51st floor
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2012-04-03
  • Booked at: Expedia

Jackpot! rebecca meehan Got A Trump Room Upgrade
Booked Via Expedia

 
 

Checked in after 13 straight hours of travel from Maine. The clerk was a pretty black woman, mid 20's , I think her name was Melody. She was the only one there and we were the only ones in line. I tucked the bill between my credit card and license and asked for an upgrade but might have messed up on words as I was nervous and felt a little ridiculous, not to mention major jet lag. Anyway, she said she would check, typed away for a minute and said that she could upgrade us to a 1 bedroom for $50 a night or a view for an extra $25 a night. I said thank you anyway but we just didn't have the money. I then mentioned it was my 40th birthday and our 10 year anniversary (both true) and just made small talk which was no small feat given my mental exhaustion at the time. She kept typing so I figured it didn't work. She then smiled and asked if I had a problem with heights. I said no and she upgraded me to the 51st floor, strip view. I couldn't believe it! The whole time the $20 was sitting on the counter between us. She asked if I needed change for the $20. Of course I said no and she seemed really happy. Came around the counter, gave directions, just super nice. I'd like to mention that Trump was tremendous from beginning to end. The room , view, staff, everything was perfect. It even smells great. I am pretty sure I have never stayed at a nicer hotel, and we have traveled A LOT. This is a first class hotel all the way, deserves the 5 stars. This worked and I would suggest it to anyone. I did feel rather stupid at first, looking backwoods, rumpled, exhausted, and part stuttering but they were so nice there that it really helped. You have nothing to lose and if I could so this, believe me, anyone can.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Studio city view
  • Room Upgrade: 1 room suite strip view
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2012-01-01

Jackpot! Dave Got A Trump Room Upgrade

 
 

I was skeptical the $20 sandwhich would work but my wife found this website and we decided to give it a try. We arrived late Sunday night around 11pm and had to wait a little while to check in since there was a group having some kind of a problem with their room. After waiting for about 10 min or so a lady came out from the back room to check us in. I gave her my name and then when she asked for ID and a credit card I gave her the sandwich and also told her it was our anniversary (which was true) and I was wondering if there were any upgrades available. She smiled when she saw the $20 and said she would check. We made small talk for a little bit and then she informed me that she had upgraded us from a studio city view to a 1 room suite strip view. I was amazed it worked and my wife was very excited. The room was amazing and definitely worth the sandwich. I can't wait to try it again next time.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard
  • Room Upgrade: Higher Floor (48th), Center Strip View
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2011-11-10
  • Booked at: Expedia

Jackpot! Sean Got A Trump Room Upgrade
Booked Via Expedia

 
 

Arrived on a Thursday around 2 pm and the lobby was pretty empty. The young lady at the front desk saw my wife and I approaching (w/o any bags...opted for bell service at the valet) and told us that she could help us. Told her we were checking in and when she asked for my credit card and ID I did the sandwich trick and asked specifically if there were "any complimentary upgrades available for a 1 bedroom?" She told us she would take a look. There was not but said we could upgrade to a 1 bedroom for an additional $50 per night (it was a fight weekend so it makes sense that the upgrade cost would be so high). I told her thank you, but we were not interested in spending an extra $50 each night. She handed me the $20 back and said she was sorry but immediately she looked back in the computer and said "we can offer you a complimentary upgrade to a room on a higher floor with a strip view if that would be ok?" Of course we accepted. For the remainder of the check-in the clerk was going the extra mile: offering us water, asking us about our visit (my wife's bday), and offering to show us to our room. I think that when she realized we were willing to tip, she became much more accommodating. In the end I tipped her $5 after she walked us to the elevator and I think we got a DEAL on the room for an extra fiver!

 
   
  • Room Booked: Studio, city view
  • Room Upgrade: 1-bedroom suite, strip view
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2011-09-22

Jackpot! Colin Got A Trump Room Upgrade

 
 

Arrived about 830 Thursday. No line for check in. Went to the closest person, a very nice young Asian woman.

Me: "Hi, checking in for <name>"
Her: "Ok, I'll need a drivers license and credit card"
Me: Hands over the sandwich. "wondering if there are any upgrades available?"
Her: "I can check." -then sees $20- "did you need change?"
Me: "no, that's for you for finding us a nice room."
Her: "thank you." -starts typing- "are you celebrating anything this weekend?"
Me: "yes, our wedding anniversary"
Her: "well that's definitely worth an upgrade"

Had booked a studio facing away from the strip. She gave us a 1 br suite with strip view (29th floor). The suite was huge and awesome.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Studio Suite
  • Room Upgrade: 1 Bedroom Suite
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2011-09-01
  • Booked at: Priceline

Jackpot! David Got A Trump Room Upgrade
Booked Via Priceline

 
 

Booked studio suite through Priceline. Arrived around 6 pm on Thursday before Labor Day. No line at the front desk so had no time to get the sandwich ready and had to "take who called me"--in this case, a young (25ish) red-headed female. She said "I've got you for three nights in our studio suite" before I even had my wallet out--but I quickly handed her the $20 sandwich, asked if there were any upgrades, and she said, in a sweet Texas drawl, "Of course...". Got what I wanted--a 1-bedroom suite, and also what I did not care as much about, a high floor with a strip view. All in all, a great experience.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Studio
  • Room Upgrade: 1 Bedroom Suite
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2011-03-30
  • Booked at: Hotwire

Jackpot! Audrey Got A Trump Room Upgrade
Booked Via Hotwire

 
 

There were two young women at the front desk when I was checking in. It was about 6pm when I arrived at the hotel. I walked up to a young woman at the desk, handed her my license, credit card and the $20 bill in between and asked if there were any available upgrades for a one bedroom. She immediately said yes! The room was really gorgeous and had more space than we would possibly need.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Studio room
  • Room Upgrade: Studio room on 56th floor
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 18
  • Check-In: 2011-03-01
  • Booked at: Hotwire

Jackpot! Andre Got A Trump Room Upgrade
Booked Via Hotwire

 
 

There were 2 clerks, one waiting to serve; so I went to see here. I said we were checking in. I slid the 'sandwhich' and asked her if there were any complimentary upgrades. She told me she was able to upgrade our room to a higher floor with a strip view or she could offer us a 1 bedroom suite for an extra $20/night. I asked her if she could do better than $20 but she said no. She took my card and information, but left the $ there. I took back the $ and had a great stay!

 
   
  • Room Booked: Studio Mtn View
  • Room Upgrade:
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 18
  • Check-In: 2010-07-18

No Dice For Juloi at Trump...

 
 

Walked up to the counter, hopeful of getting upgraded. There were three clerks, one male and two female. With sandwich ready in hand, I was greeted by the male clerk. I handed him the sandwich and before i had a chance to ask for a complimentary upgrade, he placed the $20 bill on top of the counter and said "Let me see what I can do." He was only able to offer an upgrade to a one room suite for an additional charge. I thought about it and passed up on the offer. I was not sure if i should have taken the tip back since he just left it there throughout the process. After all paperwork was done, he just walked away. I'm guessing he did that so that I could take the tip back without the embarrassment. Hope others have better luck.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Studio City
  • Room Upgrade: NO Upgrade
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 18
  • Check-In: 2010-07-08
  • Booked at: Priceline

Jackpot! Tony Got A Trump Room Upgrade
Booked Via Priceline

 
 

There were only two clerks at the desk since I arrived pretty late @ midnight. There was a female and an asian male at the desk. The female was busy so I had no choice but to go to the male. I handed over the sandwiched $20 between my license and my credit card. I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades to a one bedroom suite with a strip view. He immediately thanked me for the gesture and placed the $20 back on the counter and said it was not necessary. I purposely left the $20 on the counter until I was sure there was nothing he would do for us. He looked at his computer VERY quickly and said the only thing he could do was put me in a higher floor (51) with the same city view. It was apparant he had no intentions on trying to get us into a onebedroom. Before taking the $20 back, I asked if he could check again but he quickly said there was nothing he could do. I took the $20 back along with my id and credit card sitting on the counter. No dice with this guy. Avoid him if you can.

 
   
  • Room Booked: studio city view
  • Room Upgrade: studio strip view on 52nd floor
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 18
  • Check-In: 2010-07-02

Jackpot! Nicholas Got A Trump Room Upgrade

 
 

We arrived about 11:30 on a Friday night. I handed the $20 sandwich to the young man (looked 21) at the front desk and asked him if there were any complimentary upgrades. He placed the $20 on the reception counter (the one near me, not him). He asked what kind of upgrade I was looking for....I said "a one-bedroom suite would be great".....he typed into his computer for a while and said he could give me a strip view studio for free or we could upgrade for $40/night. I asked if he could do any better than $40/night and he indicated he couldn't. We took the studio suite with the strip view. On the 52nd floor....the view was awesome! I left the $20 on the counter for him.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Studio city view
  • Room Upgrade: One Bedroom suite, city view
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 25
  • Check-In: 2010-03-26
  • Booked at: Hotwire

Jackpot! Patrick Got A Trump Room Upgrade
Booked Via Hotwire

 
 

So I walked into the Trump hotel line to see 5 different hotel clerks helping customers. I was eye-ing a younger man (looked 23) to try the "sandwich," but was rerouted to another available male clerk. Doubtful at first, I told him that I was checking in for two nights and handed him the sandwich. I calmly asked, "Do you have any complementary upgrades available", which he replied "Let me check." By this time, he totally saw the $20 bill and did something like a ninja trick to hide the $20 bill and hand me back my ID and CC. After a few seconds, he printed out the confirmation page, which showed the upgrade to the one bedroom suite!! He even asked if we wanted a late checkout from 11AM to 2PM. Sweet!! The extra 3 hours was totally worth it since the GF and I used that time to lounge by their awesome pool. Definitely trying this again at my next Vegas trip.

If this is your first time reading this, DO IT. You have NOTHING to lose! If they can't find you an upgrade, they will most likely return your money.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Studio Room, Lower floor, City side
  • Room Upgrade: Studio Room, Ligher Floor, South Strip View
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 18
  • Check-In: 2010-03-22
  • Booked at: Priceline

Jackpot! Kevin N Got A Trump Room Upgrade
Booked Via Priceline

 
 

I walked into the lobby, went to the front desk where I was greeted by a friendly young man. I gave him the $20 sandwich when he asked for my ID and Credit card and when he took it from me, I asked if there were any complementary upgrades available. He put the $20 to the side and told me there was a rather large conference there for the week and he would do whatever he could. I was given a higher floor room with a Strip view and he told me next time he's sure he could get me an ever better room (they were all booked due to the convention). Worked great!

 
   
  • Room Booked: Standard Room
  • Room Upgrade: 1 Bed Suite
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2010-03-12
  • Booked at: Expedia

Jackpot! Jason Got A Trump Room Upgrade
Booked Via Expedia

 
 

Flight touched down in Vegas about 5:00pm and got to the hotel around 5:45 on Friday evening. There were a few people ahead of us in line and I didn't really have the option to choose the clerk. While waiting in line I showed my girlfriend the $20 bill sandwiched in between my AMEX and drivers license and said "let's see if we can get any upgrades". She immediately freaked out and walked about 30 feet away from me in complete and total embarrassment while I went to go check in. Not to be deterred, I calmly handed the $20 sandwich over to the clerk who was cool as can be about the entire situation. I told her that my girl friend and I were in town for our anniversary and wanted to see if we could get something with a view of the strip. She ended up upgrading us to a 1 bedroom suite on the 36th floor with a bathroom that was bigger than my first apartment. She also gave us a $50 spa credit that my other half used for a massage the following morning. Couldn't have worked out any better, I will definitely be utilizing the $20 trick the next time I'm in LV.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Studio
  • Room Upgrade: Studio
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 18
  • Check-In: 2010-03-12

No Dice For Frances at Trump...

 
 

Checked in on a Friday and sandwiched the money in-between, asked for a complimentary upgrade and he said we could upgrade for a 1-bedroom for $40/night. Otherwise, we were already booked for a city view (away from the train) so there wasn't much he could do. Not sure if they were booked or whatnot, but he implied that 1-bedrooms would open up the next day. Since we were only staying 2 nights, wasn't worth the trouble to ask the next day. He also placed the money back on the counter in full view, but close to his side. I've never seen that done before, so I didn't take it back.

 
   
  • Room Booked: studio - city view
  • Room Upgrade: studio - strip view 43rd floor
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2010-01-04
  • Booked at: Priceline

Jackpot! sim Got A Trump Room Upgrade
Booked Via Priceline

 
 

I was in line and got this smiley latin american hostess. Did the sandwish with a twenty. Pulled it quickly and put it next to the keyboard as she typed my name in. I told her I had heard about the train and that given that my girlfriend and I were celebrating our second anniversary, I wondered if it were possible to get something as far from it as possible.

She checked and told me I had booked a city view room but could offer me a large 1 bedroom high floor for fifteen a night. I didn't really need that, so I asked if I could just get a strip view room. She said that of course it was complimentary. She then asked if I was afraid of heights and gave us a room with a fantastic view!

It was nerve wracking but totally worth it.

 
   
  • Room Booked: Studio by priceline's name your own price
  • Room Upgrade: 4pm check, out high floor, and strip view
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 18
  • Check-In: 2009-11-23
  • Booked at: Priceline

Jackpot! DH Got A Trump Room Upgrade
Booked Via Priceline

 
 

When I arrive about 6pm, there were many poeple to check in, so that I didn't get any choice. I went to young women and gave my sandwich with $20. when she noticed there was something between my cc and id. I reserved three rooms by Priceline name your own price, and each room price was $20 cheaper than regular price so that I didn't expect one bedroom upgrade of all three rooms. I asked to her we want all three rooms are same floor and next each other and late check out. I got our rooms in 55th floor with strip view with 4pm check out. When I saw room price in Expedia before use Priceline, there were several grade. The cheapest one was city view with regular check out, next one was city view with 4pm check out, and the next one was strip view with regular check out and then last one was strip view with 4pm check out. I was really satisfied with sandwich trick. This was my first time trial, I saved several hundreds dollars. Thank you, frontdesktip.com

 
   
  • Room Booked: Basic room
  • Room Upgrade: None
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-09-09
  • Booked at: Orbitz

No Dice For Neal at Trump...
Booked Via Orbitz

 
 

My friend checked in the night before and the had the sandwich work great, but when my wife and I checked in the next night no dice. The female clerk had her manager luring behind her and she kept offering an upgrade at the rack rate. I declined and just took our room

 
   
  • Room Booked: Priceline Studio City View
  • Room Upgrade: One Bedroom 52nd Floor
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 31
  • Check-In: 2009-08-07
  • Booked at: Priceline

Jackpot! oc.traveler Got A Trump Room Upgrade
Booked Via Priceline

 
 

Checked in early around 11:00 am, line of people checking out and in meant no choice of agent. When we got to the front of the line a manager (based on wardrobe not confirmed) decided to open the last checkin desk to help. As soon as I was called over thought it was a lost cause but gave it a try anyways. She asked for my license and credit card and handed the sandwich over with a $20. As soon as she recieved she pulled the $20 out and was ready to return when silently stuck my hand out and said that I was wondering if there were any free upgrades. She immediately understood and said she will check. Made small talk about why we were visiting. and within a few minutes she said there was a one bedroom suite available if I'd like. Funny thing is that I may have looked away for no more than a second but I swear I have no idea when she pocketed the $20.

Went from base pre-paid Priceline room booked for less than $100 on a weekend stay and was able to get upgraded... LOVE the $20 sandwich. This was my first time trying but definetly not the last

 




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