Hotel Paris

Hotel Paris Paris opening by ringing in the New Year of 1999.

Vegas Junky Hotel Review

The Twenty Dollar Trick Results
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Le Mans Suite'
Check-in:Jul 8, 15
By: Steve

I checked in at 1:30 AM, so there were few people in line. Out of nowhere an employee, nice young lady, comes from the back and calls me next. I give her the sandwich, credit card on bottom, 20 bucks, and ID on top and ask if there are any upgrades available. I wanted 2 beds but the only upgrade available was a view change. So I asked what she had with a King and we were upgraded from a Standard Red Room to a Le Mans Suite on the 29th floor. Huge room and Huge bathroom with separate seating area, wet bar and fridge, it was great!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Red Room'
Check-in:Jun 27, 15
By: Mike K

Placed the $20 between the CC and ID. When I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades, the desk agent typed for a while, then offered a red room at the end of the hall. It was a little bigger, and decorated much nicer. Well worth the $20 investment!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'room looking over the strip, tower and pool '
Check-in:Feb 6, 15
By:

Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Hollywood Hip'
Upgrade:'Resort Room'
Check-in:May 7, 14
By: Pat

This is for Planet Hollywood. Young Asian female teller. Handed her the sandwich and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades. She smiled, took the $20 out and put it on the counter beside her keyboard, but didn't say anything. When she handed me the room key I gave her a look & gesture that asked her if I got an upgrade. She nodded and sent me on my way. A man that looked like a manager was in the area so I don't know if that affected anything. Not a suite but it was a way bigger room than my buddies' who had the same room booked.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Red Room'
Check-in:Apr 16, 14
By: Brad

Red Room 28th floor on the corner.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Standard with View'
Check-in:Mar 27, 14
By: Flo

I did as described here. He told us there is indeed a room with better view on the eiffel tour and the bellagio fountains. He also told us it could be a louder there on Weekends. This experience was nice, the room was still Standard and could have been a Little higher - had excellent view on the Pool but barely on the fountains
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Red Room High floor'
Check-in:Oct 28, 13
By: W

My wife's first trip to Las Vegas. Mentioned it to the desk clerk while handing him the sandwich, asked if her perhaps had anything on a high floor with a view. Ended up in recently renovated Red Room on 34th floor with view of pool and Bellagio fountains. Could hear the fountains starting up very clearly, and the party on Wednesday night at the Cosmopolitan across the way even more clearly.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Remodeled room (not a Red Room) with awesome strip view'
Check-in:Jun 2, 13
By: Jen

Booked a standard room for 4 nights, which was already comped via our player's cards. There was a pretty long line at check-in, but line moved fast. We ended up at a front-and-center reservation desk with a woman in her early thirties. She was super friendly, as were we.... all smiles and pleasantries when walking to the desk. Handed her my ID and CC, as did my husband – his had the $20 in the stack. We didn’t say a word about an upgrade – she saw the money and took it like a ninja!! Offered an upgrade to a remodeled room... then offered a remodeled room with a strip view. I wasn’t expecting much, but the view was AMAZING. Perfect view of the Bellagio fountains & the Eiffel Tower. Best $20 ever spent :)
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'N/A'
Check-in:Dec 17, 12
By: J k

Nervously gave her a 20 and asked for a complimentary room upgrade to a suite. She said she would try (wasn't particular busy on that day) but turned out she could not do anything other than possibly a room with a view. Turned out to be a pretty crappy room and gave her the 20 for her troubles. :(
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Red Room'
Upgrade:'Large suite'
Check-in:Dec 2, 12
By: JF

As you can read, I was at Paris LV last year and everything still worked. As I already had a free stay of 4 nights, I did the same thing at the front desk. The guy offered me a room (junior suite) and when I went upstairs, it was a smoking room with odors... I returned to him and he apologized and gave me a very large suite with two bathrooms, a living room, large dining room and a separate bedroom. Nothing to say, everything was perfect ... for $ 20
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Red Room '
Check-in:Dec 16, 11
By: MC

I sandwiched $20 in between my credit card and ID and asked if there were any upgrades available, and said the words, "we'll take care of you I promise!" Worked like a charm. Obviously some small talk was involved and a its my friends first time in Vegas couldn't hurt either!
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'NONE'
Check-in:Dec 16, 11
By: Rened Wong

Had the 20 slipped under ID and CC and asked for complimentary room upgrade. The man behind the counter flipped it over, looked at it and handed it right back and mentioned it couldn't be done today due to a busy weekend.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Luxury Room'
Upgrade:'Red Room'
Check-in:Dec 4, 11
By: JF

I had a reservation for 4 nights and I thought that it would not work because I already had 3 free nights. When I arrived at the front desk, I gave my passport and my credit card with a $ 20 bill. The clerk immediately asked me what I wanted. I asked for upgrade or any comp available. She asked me if I wanted a room with a view or a larger room. I asked for a larger room (26th floor). I was lucky because the hotel was full (rodeo, conventions and marathon). I had to wait no more than 15 minutes to get my room ready.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Red Room'
Check-in:Dec 4, 11
By: JF

I had a reservation for 4 nights and I thought that it would not work because I already had 3 free nights. When I arrived at the front desk, I gave my passport and my credit card with a $ 20 bill. The clerk immediately asked me what I wanted. I asked for upgrade or any comp. She asked me if I wanted a room with a view or a larger room. I asked for a larger room (26th floor). I was lucky because the hotel was full (rodeo, conventions and marathon). I had to wait no more than 15 minutes to get my room ready.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard "Luxury" Room'
Upgrade:'Red Room'
Check-in:Jun 4, 11
By: James

Sandwiched $20, handed to reception clerk and asked about upgrades. Was offered $40/night for Red Room upgrade, I politely declined and she said she'd do it anyway. Discovered the $20 after, told her to keep it for taking the time to look for the rooms, she thanked me.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Suite'
Check-in:Jun 1, 11
By: Moonkwean

Checking for myself and motherinlaw(MIL) 2 sperate reservations. Had 2 $20 one with each credit card. Was asked what we wanted. I asked if any suites available. CLICK CLICK , bob's yer uncle and we both had suites. Mine was a comp and MIL paid and average of $70.00 aday for 8 days. The clerk even showed us pictures of the suite and said the average price was $300 a night ( not sure if she was looking for a higher tip. Also at car rental $10.00 on top of the agreement as we walked out in the parking lot, any car we wanted except SUV. Went from Compact to luxury. Was nice.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Suite'
Check-in:Jun 1, 11
By: Moonkwean

Checking for myself and motherinlaw(MIL) 2 sperate reservations. Had 2 $20 one with each credit card. Was asked what we wanted. I asked if any suites available. CLICK CLICK , bob's yer uncle and we both had suites. Mine was a comp and MIL paid and average of $70.00 aday for 8 days. The clerk even showed us pictures of the suite and said the average price was $300 a night ( not sure if she was looking for a higher tip. Also at car rental $10.00 on top of the agreement as we walked out in the parking lot, any car we waned except SUV. Went from Compact to luxury. Was nice.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Red Room'
Check-in:May 22, 11
By: Joel

Checked in around 1:00 PM, slipped $20 between ID and credit card, mentioned the Red Room specifically, got upgraded to a Strip view Red Room. Great view of the Bellagio fountains and everything south of that.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'P Suite'
Check-in:Apr 27, 11
By: Shawn

Checked in...asked about upgrades to P Suites...she said not available...included a Jackson ($20) w my CC for incidentals and I was handed a key to a P Suite. It was the fastest move of $20 to a pocket I've ever seen. She should be at the card tables, not at the registration counter. 4 days in a lovely room w view of Belliagio's fountain and wrap-around view of the strip. Cocaine and strippers till dawn.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Panorama two bedroom suite'
Check-in:Apr 13, 11
By: Welovevegas

It worked at planet Hollywood. We waited for a person who looked nice, and we did it. We were upgraded to a 1400 sq ft suite overlooking the strip. It was insane...and no up charge from our standard non strip view !
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Standard Strip View '
Check-in:Mar 25, 11
By: Jamie

I recieved an upgrade to a room with a awsome view of the Strip,Tower,Pool, and fountains across the street.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Standard Room with View'
Check-in:Feb 2, 11
By: Jimmy

We booked our rooms online for a standard room on a recent hotel promotion. When we got to the hotel, I ask the front desk clerk if we were able to get a complimentary upgrade while I handed her a $20 bill sandwiched between my credit card and drivers license. The clerk said she will see what she can do. While she was typing away at the computer, I asked her if we would be able to get upgraded to the Red Luxury Room. The clerk replied that would cost an additional $100 per night. However, she was able to upgrade my wife and I to a room on the upper floors with a view of the pool, Eiffel Tower and the Bellagio Fountains. Definitely a well worth investment and will surely do it again the next time I'm in town.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Red Room Luxury'
Check-in:Jan 5, 11
By: Jeff

Woman asked for my name and ID upon checking in. I gave her the ID and credit card with a $20 sandwiched in the middle and the edge of the bill peeking out. I asked if any complimentary room upgrades were available. She put my ID bundle next to the keyboard and started typing madly for about 30 seconds. Then she offered me a couple of choices (both better than my standard room reservation)--I ended up getting a Red Room on the 30th floor.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Penthouse Suite'
Check-in:Dec 22, 10
By: Danny Gonzalez

(My review is for Planet Hollywood, which isn't on your list for some reason). Well, i had my doubts but it worked perfectly. Placed the 20 between ID and credit card, and handed the reservation info to the lady at the counter. She noticed the bill and set it besides her keyboard. I told her I was wondering about available upgrades, and she replied "Absolutely! I will check that for you". After checking in the computer, she told us she had a very nice room, but had only a King size bed, and told me she could have a rollaway bed setup for me (there were three of us). So I told her OK. She then told me I could request a change of rooms the next day if we weren't happy with it, and instructed us to insert room key at the elevator to access our floor, since it was a VIP floor. To my surprise she sent us to the #1 Penthouse, to a suite with a living room, WS TV, dining room for eight, a bar, fridge, ice machine, a very nice coffee machine, 1 1/2 bathrooms with shower and bathtub, TV in the main bedroom... very nice suite indeed. I will certainly try the trick when returning to Vegas! Thanks for the tip!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Red Room/Red Room w/Bellagio Fountain View'
Check-in:Sep 23, 10
By: Michael G

Two of us in our group tried the trick and both of us were successful.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Red Room Luxury'
Check-in:Jul 21, 10
By: Chris

I checked in at around 10pm and sandwiched my $20 between my license and credit card, leaving the bill showing. Without even giving me the chance to say anything, the woman behind the counter began asking me questions about what kind of room I'd like. King or 2 Queens? Smoking or Non-Smoking? Etc. She then informed me that she was upgrading me to their Red Luxury room, and that it was a corner room on the 27th floor. After going through all of that, she glanced down and coyly asked what the $20 was for, and I simply replied "For you, thank you so much for the upgrade". She smiled, thanked me, and that was that.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Jun 19, 10
By: Jake and Elise

first time in vegas and first time trying the trick, have heard lots about it from a podcast figured i had to try, got a room on a corner with a view of the belliago fountains from one side and another view from the other window had a view up the strip the other direction, overall it was worth every penny for the view since we where there for 4 nights.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'None'
Check-in:May 28, 10
By: MagLev Advocate

Tried the tip as described on check in before a busy Memorial weekend. Older attendant working, and flatly stated that she could not do upgrades, nor accept tips for them. Could have been the clerk, or the busy weekend.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Red Room'
Check-in:May 7, 10
By: Jesse

I had originally booked a standard room for four nights (two comped nights with two nights at reduced rate). At check-in, I slipped the $20 in between my ID and CC and I was only able to utter "I was wondering if..." before the guy said "I'll see what I can do sir". He upgraded us to a Red Room on the 30th floor. Pretty nice room but the view was of absolute nothingness. Still worth it though as the bed seemed much more comfortable than those in the standard rooms.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Mar 26, 10
By: Matt

Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$50.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Deluxe Room with Strip View'
Check-in:Jan 1, 10
By: Vince

We got two rooms and wanted to upgrade them both. Got to the front of the line and started chatting up our person. It was my best friend's little brother's 21st birthday and we told her that. Gave her a $50 bill and asked, "we wanted to see if there were any complimentary upgrades available?" The girl saw the tip and put my card and ID to the side and just started typing away. After a LOT of typing (always a good sign), she said, "you're in luck, we are able to upgrade both room to our deluxe rooms that have a little more room and a view of the Strip. Since we were at the Paris, we knew it meant a view of the Bellagio Fountains (but they can't say that). She also put us on the upper floors so we were WAY above to Strip!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'lemans suite'
Check-in:Oct 20, 09
By: gambler

worked easily simply asked for a upgrade while holding folded twenty below my license where she could see it had it worked like a charm
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Lemans Suite'
Check-in:Sep 21, 09
By: Greg

I was staying one night in a comped standard room. Upon check-in I asked if there were any suites available. I didn't sandwich the $20 between my DL and CC just held it in my other hand to make it viable to the young woman. After doing some searching she found us a room (750P to be exact) on the 7th floor. After giving us the keys I gave her the money. The funny thing is that she asked if I wanted change for the $20. I told her that it was a tip for her. In afterthought maybe I could have gotten the upgrade free. Great room and glad I did it.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Luxury Room with View'
Check-in:Sep 6, 09
By: Arne

We checked in the day before Labor Day and I wasn't sure we would get upgraded. I handed Deborah a $20 and asked for a complimentary upgrade and got a 24th floor luxury room with a wonderful view of the fountain, tower and pool.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Aug 21, 09
By: Tony

The bill fell out as I handed it it her with my ID and credit card. She asked what it was for, I replied for you and I was wondering if there were any free upgrades. Before I had even finished my sentence she stated how the were no free upgrades and went on to list the prices for all the various upgrades I could pay for. She handed the twenty back to me.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Delux with a fountain view'
Check-in:Jul 1, 09
By: Dave

We stayed for 6 nights, including he 4th of July so I thought this may be a waste but decided it was worth a shot. Our reserved room was on a lower floor facing the back and we ended up with a recently renovated and larger room on the 28th floor (33 total in hotel) with a fantastic view of the fountains and of the Eiffel Tower. This set the tone for a great trip.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Suite Calais'
Check-in:Jun 21, 09
By: Tonya

I'd reserved a standard room for 1 week and upon check-in, with a $20 bill sandwiched between my CC and ID, asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available. Since we needed a smoking room, we were offered a King suite with a Bellagio view which turned out to be a Calais Suite with a spectacular view of the fountains, Eiffel Tower and pool!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Resort Room'
Check-in:May 30, 09
By: shartz

I owe this site for this information, so I'll post my successful experience here. I stayed at Planet Hollywood. It wasn't in the dropdown list to select so I put Hotel Paris. Basically I had my $20 bill pre-placed between my CC and ID on the ride to the hotel. I walked up to the front desk by myself said hello etc... and just handed them my CC and ID together. I didn't say anything or ask about complimentary upgrades. I think most front desks are aware of the $20 Trick and they recognize when CC and ID's are given stacked together, to subtly check if there's money in between them. The person that helped me was very smooth and basically told me, he was going to put me on the 16th floor which is a resort suite with a view of the pool facing the strip.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Le'Mans Suite'
Check-in:May 28, 09
By: mike

Handed the lady "the sandwich", and made small talk. I asked if there were any upgrades, she said she would look. She never said anything about it, and then when we got to our room, it was the Le'Mans suite!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'P room 31st floor'
Check-in:May 1, 09
By: Scott

I never said a word just handed her my ID and CC with a twenty at the back and she discretely dropped the bill to the side and took care of me!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'View'
Check-in:Apr 14, 09
By: G

Worked like a charm, front desk worker asked if we wanted a suite but needed two beds so we took the room with a great strip view
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Red Room 28th floor'
Check-in:Feb 16, 09
By: Porgy Tirebiter

Worked perfectly!!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'resort view'
Check-in:Mar 15, 08
By: Kurt

Actually, PLANET HOLLYWOOD which isn't on your list. Worked like a charm, gave the guy at the registration the twenty, specifically asked if he had any "comp upgrades" available for our visit. I had checked online on upgrades for our stay and he maxed out the upgrades. Talked about how much I was going to gamble while he checked on availability and he had already prepared the keys and everything before getting the formality of approval of his mgr. Room had 100 sq feet extra space, bigger bathroom/flatscreen and a view of the strip.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$0.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Fountain view P Room'
Check-in:Nov 6, 07
By: Vegas Traveller

Reserved a standard room. At check-in (on a Tues) asked for an upgrade after making small talk with a nice Columbian Check-in girl. She offered a high standard view room... but I asked specificall for a suite (no go) or a newly renovated "P room" with plasma, etc. When I got specific, she quickly got me the room I wanted.... it wouldn't be ready for 2 hours and I frowned, so she got me a Bellagio fountain view P room on the 27th floor right away. She refused the tip!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Standard w/ a view'
Check-in:Nov 5, 07
By: Jerry

The clerk took the $20 happily and apologized that he couldn't give us a suite (P room) saying something about gettin scrutinized more on the suites nowadays, but he did give us our choice of 2 rooms with nice view. My wife chose the one on the 17th floor before I could open my mouth, but it was all about pleasing her anyway and we were quite satisfied. She's been to Vegas several times before we married and never had a room with a view before. Thanks for putting up this website.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Luxury View Room'
Check-in:Sep 24, 07
By: ML

Handed $20 bill between id and credit card and asked if upgrades were available. She said "of course" without batting an eye. She discreetly put the $20 bill in her drawer and upgraded us to the 31st floor with a view of the bellagio fountains. Another friend told me he asked for an upgrade without the tip and was told it would be an additional $40 per night.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'strip view room on 20th FL'
Check-in:May 28, 07
By: RL

Checked in very late 12am @ the hotel. served by a friendly blond young man and handed a folded $20 between id &CC. successfully given a strip view room originally needs $60/night. views of pool, Eiffel Tower & bellagio. great try n made my LV trip more excited and fun. Love it!!!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Luxury View Room'
Check-in:Feb 12, 07
By: SWL

Upgraded to a Luxury room, with an awesome view of the pool and tower!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Suite Calais, 31st floor, Belagio Fountain View'
Check-in:Nov 22, 06
By: Jason

I just handed the CC and ID to the Clerk, and before I could ask for an upgrade, she said, "oh, you want a really nice room." I replied that that would be great, and we were on our way to the 31st floor.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Corner P "Red Room"'
Check-in:Dec 31, 69
By: Kim

Arrived very early (7am) and waited to check in because nobody was trying to check in and thought we would have a better chance for a good upgrade. Checked in around 10am and set my license and CC with $20 bill visible between the two cards on the counter. I asked nicely if they had a red room upgrade available and right away she said "I don't think that will be a problem". She then noticed the $20 bill and asked what that was for... I told her "thats for you" she smiled, said thank you and informed me she put us in a corner "p" room that was renovated. The room had two large windows on either side of the room and lots of extra space... not to mention the 50" lcd hd tv and we had a straight view of the bellagio fountains on the 26th floor! Will tip the front desk from now on!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Suite'
Check-in:Dec 31, 69
By: Will

had a standard room booked for 1 week and on check in with CC and ID put €20 up and asked if there were any upgrades, was offered 2 queens with strip view, or king suite with strip view which i went for great room has really made the stay excellent so far
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