Wynn Hotel Room Upgrades

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93 Reports From the Wynn Hotel Front Desk

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  • Room Booked: Deluxe Resort King
  • Room Upgrade: Deluxe Panoramic View King
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 25
  • Check-In: 2011-07-25

Jackpot! Marcel Got A Wynn Room Upgrade and got the e-mail printed with us. It was around 13.00 o' clock and we did the 20 dollar sandwich tric in the printed e-mail. We asked: is it possible to get an upgrade? It's our first time Vegas. And voila... Jackpot :-), the Deluxe Panoramic View King was ours.

  • Room Booked: Deluxe Resort King
  • Room Upgrade: Corner
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 25
  • Check-In: 2011-05-11

Jackpot! Rick Got A Wynn Room Upgrade


We arrived extremely early, around 9:30 am, and didn't expect to check in. Knowing we could keep our luggage at the hotel and tour around until the afternoon seemed like the best option. When we arrived at the Wynn, there was no one at the reception desk, checking in or out, but a number of staff members, so we thought we would at least let them know we were there in case our room was ready. We were lucky to be helped by a very nice man in his late 20's. He was quite professional but after joking around a bit, he quickly loosened up. When he asked for ID I had the $20 waiting between my passport and VISA. I asked for a complimentary upgrade to a nicer room, which he said he could not do complimentary, but he may try to get us on a higher floor. We continued to joke with him as he searched for a room, and he said that the best he could do, for an immediate check in, was a smoking room, which we did not want. We told him that it was absolutely no problem to leave our luggage and come back at 4:00 when another room was ready. He returned our passport and Visa, and kept the $20. At this point I thought, fine, lesson learned. The $20 had gotten me no where.
We received a call stating our room was ready around 1:00, but were nowhere near the hotel, so we thought we would return later.
At 4:00 we returned to find that the morning shift was gone, and there were a number of young ladies behind the counter. When we mentioned that we were told that our room was indeed ready and that we had already talked to a gentleman that morning, she searched for our room. She told us that we had our corner room overlooking the golfcourse ready, and gave us our key.
The $20.00 got us upgraded from a resort room to a corner room.

  • Room Booked: King
  • Room Upgrade: N/A
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 18
  • Check-In: 2009-08-02

No Dice For Eric M. at Wynn...


Went to a young man who I thought would take the bait. After reading MANY of the reviews on this site I decided to step it up to $50 AND keep the money on the counter (in case he couldn't do anything).

Stepped up, checked in, and asked if any Suites were available. He went in the back room to check (I was thinking "SCORE!") and came out saying "Yes we do have suites available..."

I was like "Great" and then he proceed to say it was an extra $100/night.

"Is there anything you can do about that?" I asked (nudging and looking at my $50 on the counter). I know he saw the thing but he said he couldn't. He couldn't even hook me up w/ a Tower King.

He ended up writing the wrong room # on my card and I came back down to another person and didn't feel like trying it again.

MORAL OF THE STORY: If you want something more than just a nice view, keep the money on the counter because once the money is out of your hands, you give up control. Plus, you don't want to give it to a "newbie" or someone who just started working there... all for nothing.

Did get a view of the strip on a mid-floor. Regular Wynn rooms are really nice so I wasn't too disappointed in not getting a suite =].

  • Room Booked: basic resort room
  • Room Upgrade: PAID for an upgrade
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-07-21

No Dice For James at Wynn...


We checked in around noon. Since the clerks were all so close together, i decided to try a girl at the far left end of the check in desk with no one on one side of her. I figured I may have better luck if there were not as many people around and I liked her expressions

Unfortunately, the folks in front of me were taking a while so the girl next to her called me over. Since our stay was for three nights I sandwiched a $100 between my card/D.L. I did not say anything when i handed her the sandwich, and before I had the chance to say something she immediately placed the bill to the side of the keyboard and said that "we do not do that". She proceeded to check me in and "offered" me the same deal that previous posters have been offered...the "panoramic view" on the 58th floor for $25 a night. I knew that the "Panoramic View" is no different than the resort rooms on lower levels, but took it since one of the rooms was available immediately. Since our friends were with us, they also paid for the"upgrade" and the clerk was so nice=(, and put them across the hall from us upon our request.

I was very disappointed that the clerk i got was not willing to offer up ANYTHING for 100 bucks. Guess we'll go to the Venetian next time!

  • Room Booked: Standard Resort Room
  • Room Upgrade: No upgrade
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-06-16

No Dice For John K at Wynn...


We checked in at a little after 1pm knowing the hotel was nowhere near fully booked. I didn't bother even trying the $20 trick, because it has been well documented lately that the Wynn has instructed all clerks to try and sell upgrades. Sure enough, I had hardly said hello when the clerk started offering me "bargain" upgrades.

Once I politely refused the paid upgrades, I was informed there were no standard resort rooms ready yet. What a bunch of bullcrap! I was informed I would have to wait until 3pm to check in, and I was on the 9th floor. I made a bit of a fuss to a guy in a suit who was directing people to the check-in lines, and ultimately wound up with a nice strip view on the 28th floor. Still a standard room, so no upgrade as far as I'm concerned.

  • Room Booked: Resort
  • Room Upgrade: Panoramic
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 46
  • Check-In: 2009-06-13

Jackpot! Holly Got A Wynn Room Upgrade


Presented the sandwich at check in (mid-morning) and asked if any complimentary upgrades were available. Was momentarily taken aback when the clerk upon seeing the $20 said "is this for me?" I said "uh, yes, for whatever you can do for us." She said "no, no, we're not allowed to take money...but let me see if I can get you an upgrade." She upgraded us to a panoramic view room on a high floor, for free. Very nice, and my friend was very impressed with me for knowing to ask. :-)

  • Room Booked: resort
  • Room Upgrade:
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 36
  • Check-In: 2009-06-08

Jackpot! Nathanael Got A Wynn Room Upgrade


did the $20 trick , smiled at the young lady who took the $20and put it on the keyboard, while she looked on the system. I ended up on the 36 floor.
So was that an upgrade, looking on here it looks like it was.

  • Room Booked: Resort Room
  • Room Upgrade: 39th floor Resort Room
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-05-22

No Dice For Scottie at Wynn...


I stayed at the Wynn for my Birthday/Memorial Day Weekend through a deal on Hotwire. I checked in around 5pm, did the trick and asked if they have any complimentary birthday upgrades. He put my 20 back on the counter and said "Let's leave it here for now" (this was the first time I've tried this trick and am still not sure if putting the 20 back on the counter is a definite No Upgrade) and said that Panoramic Room costs an extra $25 a night but he can get me in a room on the 39th floor (one floor below the Panoramic Rooms) with a view of the golf course. I took it and let him keep the $20 that he put back on the counter.

  • Room Booked: Resort Room
  • Room Upgrade:
  • Hotel Clerk: Female / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-05-17

No Dice For Lukas at Wynn...


We checked in on Sunday around 3pm. Not much people cheking in, so I went for a blonde 25 to 30 year old clerk and asked for a complimentary upgrade. She returned the 20$s immediately and told me, that management doesn't allow any complimentary upgrades anymore and she would get in big trouble, if she would give us a better room for free. So we ended up with a 25$ upgrade for a panoramic view instead of 50$.

  • Room Booked: Comp Resort Room
  • Room Upgrade:
  • Hotel Clerk: Male / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-05-14

Jackpot! Keith Got A Wynn Room Upgrade


Checked in on a Thursday night around 9PM. Went to the clerk, male, and checked was checking in for only one night. Had the 20 in between and asked for a complimentary strip view upgrade. He typed some stuff in and at the end, told me here you go, you have been upgraded to a panoramic view. I went upstairs and checked out the my view.....view of Encore. This prick took my money and gave me nothing in return. I sucked it up and left early morning to Venetian. This has worked for me many times at the Wynn and have received Encore upgrades but received nothing from a 20 this time. Looks like they are getting strict on upgrades.

  • Room Booked: Resort
  • Room Upgrade: Resort
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-04-24

No Dice For Tony at Wynn...


Went to check in at 5:30 on a Thursday and gave the sandwich which has worked 4 other times for me. The clerk was very nice but said "You may want to keep this" and placed it on the counter. I then asked if they had any complimentry upgrades available and would love to be on a high floor. She said that would be 25 a night additional. I declined and went to my 11th floor room, when i got there i hated the view and went right back down to another girl and tried again (20 this time) with no luck. She told me they have been instructed to charge 25 a night and not allowed to give free upgrades this weekend.

Ended up paying 25 a night for a 60th floor strip view, not too bad i guess.

  • Room Booked: Resort Room (Expedia)
  • Room Upgrade: Resort Room
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 36
  • Check-In: 2009-04-24

No Dice For James at Wynn...


Checked in at around 6 and gave 20 with my ID and card, she promptly placed the 20 on counter. I then asked if i could be on a high floor and she said "The highest I have with 2 beds is 14 unless you pay 25 a night for a panoramic view" I asked if they could upgrade me complimentry and she said they no longer do that. I paid the 25 a night and stayed on the 54th floor with view of golf course, also took back my 20.

  • Room Booked: Resort Room
  • Room Upgrade: N/A
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 36
  • Check-In: 2009-04-18

No Dice For MNMOM at Wynn...


Attempted to check-in around 8:30 a.m. for a four night stay at the Wynn. Booked a "resort room" directly through the Wynn's reservation center at a rate of $199 on Saturday and $109 Sunday to Wednesday.

Upon arrival, I slipped the clerk two $20 Bills between credit card and driver's license but the money was promptly returned to me.

Although the $20 tip trick did not work for us, the clerk was friendly and we ultimately ended up with a strip view room on the 26th floor that we were happy with.

  • Room Booked: Hotwire Resort Room
  • Room Upgrade: High Floor Resort Room w/ Strip View
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-04-15

Jackpot! Bob Got A Wynn Room Upgrade


Didn't even have to ask. Clerk was very professional. Got a stunning view of the strip on the 50th floor. Def. worth the $20.

  • Room Booked: Resort Room
  • Room Upgrade: Panoramic Room - 56th floor
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-04-10

Jackpot! CC Got A Wynn Room Upgrade


I sent my boyfriend to check-in by himself while I sat in the lobby trying not to laugh out loud. He came back beaming. Asked about club passes and got those too. The clerk was very nice and friendly chat will go a long way. Definitely try this!!!

  • Room Booked: Resort Room
  • Room Upgrade: not sure.
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 31
  • Check-In: 2009-04-05

Jackpot! John Got A Wynn Room Upgrade


1st time doing the 20 dollar trick. I was booked through Expedia for the Resort Room.

Clerk put the $20 bill on the keyboard, typed away, offered me a room on the 34th floor overlooking the golf course.

The clerk thanked me for the tip.

Floor to ceiling windows in the room. Nice bathroom.

To be honest, I didn't notice a huge upgrade, then again, I've never been in an "un-upgraded room" at the Wynn so I have no basis for comparison. I guess the trick worked because the clerk kept my tip, but I'm not really sure what the upgrade was.

The Wynn is a very nice hotel, but I'd never pay $300-400 a night to stay there (probably because I don't think ANY hotel is worth that!)

  • Room Booked: $91 priceline room for 5 days
  • Room Upgrade: 58th floor corner room overlooking the strip
  • Hotel Clerk: male / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-03-22

Jackpot! ecomango. Got A Wynn Room Upgrade


I figured I would get a really crappy room since it was only $91, so I sandwiched it and when he said if this was my first time staying there, I said yes so if he had any complimentary upgrades to offer me that would be much appreciated. Since I was staying for 5 days, I figured $10 for each day. It was a million dollar view of the strip!

  • Room Booked: Resort Room
  • Room Upgrade: Panoramic View Room
  • Hotel Clerk: male / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-03-22

Jackpot! DeeDee Got A Wynn Room Upgrade


Sandwich worked smoothly! Sunday afternoon check-in was busy but quick and pleasant. Requested quiet, non-smoking room due to respiratory health problems and immediately given a gorgeous panoramic view room on the 55th floor (non-smoking floor) with a king bed. Very nice!

  • Room Booked: resort
  • Room Upgrade: panoramic
  • Hotel Clerk: male / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-03-19

Jackpot! Steve Got A Wynn Room Upgrade


I know you're supposed to use a $20, but I figured to up the amount since it was the Wynn. I put the cash right between the credit card and my license. Clerk never batted an eye, but made sure I got a nice upgrade. Best $50 I spent in Vegas.

  • Room Booked: Resort
  • Room Upgrade: Panoramic
  • Hotel Clerk: female / 25
  • Check-In: 2009-03-17

Jackpot! Michael, San Antonio, TX Got A Wynn Room Upgrade


Lobby Busy. Went to female manager. Gave her $20 to get me in faster. Got an upgrade too! I will be back!


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