Imperial Palace

Imperial Palace Imperial Palace is an Asian themed casino located in a great location on the center of the strip.

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The Twenty Dollar Trick Results
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Suite'
Check-in:Jan 10, 16
By: Chantel

Attempted this "trick" for the first time ever. We stayed at the Linq (formerly Imperial Palace) and it worked. We were upgraded to a nicer suite.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'NO UPGRADE'
Check-in:Aug 2, 15
By: Chris

This post is for The Linq doing the $20 sandwich. I politely asked a middle aged woman at the express checkin in if they had any complementary room upgrades. She handed me back the $20 and said no. She said she could upgrade our rooms for $30 more per night. There was a convention going on during our stay though. Perhaps that is why it didn't work. EPIC FAIL.. At least we got our money back
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$50.00
Booked:'Standard 2Dbl Room'
Upgrade:'2QN Suite, Pool View'
Check-in:Mar 18, 15
By: Tony

This is for THE LINQ (not an option in pulldown menu). Stayed for 5 nights during March Madness. Young lady as desk clerk. WELL worth the $10/night the Trick cost us. Our buddies who wouldn't try it, got the standard 2Dbl room and could basically hold hands while laying in separate beds. HA! we had 2 bathrooms, kitchenette/bar area, living room, 2Qn bedroom with Sitting area and 2 huge windows overlooking the pool.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'suite'
Check-in:Mar 14, 14
By: r stark

Another positive review. This one is for flamingo since its not on the list. Came in with a $60 (with resort fee) booking off hotelstonight and sandwiched a $20 to the front desk lady with her manager right behind her. Got better service then ever and she upgraded us to a 2 room 2 bath suite, easily $300. Will be using this trick EVERYWHERE we stay Vegas or not. All I said was the one liner "do you have any complimentary upgrades available?" And smooth sailing from there. Valet your car, drop your bags with the bell hop, grab a drink and it will be easy, simple as that and you have an amazing room upgrade for $20.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Deluxe Suite'
Check-in:Sep 6, 13
By: Jeff

Worked wonderfully. Initially, I asked for a remodeled room and the desk agent said none were available in our reserved category however a suite was available and we were upgraded to that.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Executive Go Luxury w/ View'
Check-in:Apr 21, 13
By: Manny

This is actually for the Flamingo since there no option for it... The previous time we stayed there, we got placed I'm a double eventhough we booked a king... This time around I wanted to try the $20 tip. I was able to get a desk clerk further away than the others. Worked like a charm, they were gonna give us another double but they got us on the top 28th floor executive luxury king suite with the view of the southern strip. Awesome!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Deluxe'
Check-in:Nov 4, 12
By: Steve

I gave my passport to the young lady on the desk. I asked if there were any complementary upgrades, and she immediately said no, upgrades cost extra. She opened my passport with the $20 inside, and I asked again, glancing at the note and at her. She looked around, her supervisor wasn't looking, the note disappeared and she said 'yes sir, I can upgrade you to deluxe'.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Oct 11, 11
By: James Evans

We asked if there was an opportunity for a complementary upgrade available and were given a blunt no and that room upgrades carry an additional charge.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Luv Tub'
Check-in:Jun 6, 11
By: Stewie

I checked in around 2pm and Trevor hooked it up!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Deluxe'
Upgrade:'Huge room with pool in it '
Check-in:Jun 6, 11
By: Jane

Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Deluxe Room'
Upgrade:'Deluxe room'
Check-in:Apr 10, 11
By: MS

During a very busy check-in, I did the $20 sandwich and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available. The lady looked, kind of laughed, shook her head, and at least made it look like she checked, and then said, "Sorry, we are booked full".
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Apr 10, 11
By: Michael

I did the $20 sandwich, and asked if there were any opportunities for any complimentary upgrades. It appeared as if she laughed at me, but appeared that she checked. Bottom line; she said they were booked full.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Feb 16, 11
By: Shanna

They didn't even ask for my cc, so when I handed her the sandwich and asked for "complementary upgrade availability" I was Immediately shot down. I asked different front desk clerks several times during my 6 night stay and everytime got shot down.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Deluxe Room'
Upgrade:'None'
Check-in:Nov 1, 10
By: Jenn

The guy at the counter saw the $20 and said that they do have suites available, but they would be at an additional charge.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Deluxe Room'
Upgrade:'Deluxe Suite'
Check-in:Jul 7, 10
By: Tony

Worked like a dream after Flight from Gatwick...
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Deluxe Room'
Upgrade:'Mini Suite'
Check-in:Jul 5, 10
By: Sam

Worked like a charm. Upgraded room was definitely worth an extra 5 bucks a night.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Luv Tub Suite'
Check-in:Jun 23, 10
By: Kevin del Bosque

Checked in asked if there was any upgrades and they gave me the luv tub suite on the 17th floor and she gave me the 20 back too the best of both worlds and we were there for 6 days..
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:May 29, 10
By: Matt

I tried this, but was told that the hotel had recently fired several employees, so she could not give me an upgrade.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Standard Room'
Check-in:May 22, 10
By: Matt

Checked in to the IP at about 8:00 am on a Saturday morning. Gave the clerk my credit card, license, and a crisp $20. She IMMEDIATELY said that she could lose her job if she accepted the money.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Mini Suite'
Check-in:Apr 9, 10
By: Big EZ

Yo yo I thought this site was going to be bunk, but to my surprise, the sandwich trick was stupendous! I slipped the sandy in between my ID and credit card and poliely asked the gal if there were any complimentary upgrades available. She put the $20 aside checked the availability and then said yes sir we have a suite for you! I will most def be using the sandy trick in all my future visits to Vegas!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Deluxe Room'
Upgrade:'Mini-Suite'
Check-in:Jan 14, 10
By: Mitch

I have to say, this worked like a charm. I was originally booked for a Deluxe room, and when I proceeded with the trick, the receptionist smiled and gladly upgraded me to a mini-suite. Well worth it since I was staying for five nights.. it worked out to $4 extra per day.. I'll take it!
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Deluxe Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Nov 8, 09
By: Jason

Checked in (with Dory- female, maybe in her 40s-50s) around 10:30am Sunday morning. I questioned if there were any complimentary upgrades available and was quickly shot down. She was very courteous, and even social about the whole thing. They are being monitored for this and also spot checked, it will cost them their job.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Luv Tub'
Upgrade:'King Suite'
Check-in:Jul 24, 09
By: Lena

Handed the clerk the sandwich and politely asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available. His eyes lit up and, after speaking to a woman whom I assumed was his supervisor, handed me the room keys to my suite. Awesome.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Deluxe Room'
Check-in:Apr 13, 09
By: Daniel T.

Room wasn't anything special but it was newly furnished. I don't know what the regular rooms look like in the IP but this one was clean and nice. The guy at the desk said he could have given us a Luv Tub room, but only with one bed. We needed two.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Room'
Check-in:Apr 9, 09
By: David Gamboa

My girlfriend and I checked in to the Palace Station hotel on Thursday April 9. We had booked the courtyard room for 4 nights at an incredible rate of $25 per night. I politely asked the gentleman at the desk if there were any upgrades available. After about 1 minute of checking on his computer, he quickly upgraded us to a tower room on the top floor overlooking the strip. It was one of the quickest check-ins we ever had. I told him thank you and handed him a 20. He quickly grabbed the bill and put it out of sight. "Thank you sir, enjoy your stay"
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Luv Tub Deluxe'
Check-in:Feb 11, 09
By: Barbara

Slipped a $20 to the clerk and was offered an upgrade to a mini-Suite with a HUGE tub for all 3 nights. The room would normally have cost $70-$90 extra per night. Worked like a charm!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Deluxe Room'
Upgrade:'Deluxe Luv Tub Room'
Check-in:Sep 16, 08
By: davlor

We checked in early, around 11 AM. I handed the Expedia receipt to the receptionist, and with a $20 plus my IDs in my hand, I asked if there was any way we could get an upgrade. She searched and got us what she referred to as a Luv Tub Suite, though I believe it's a Deluxe Luv Tub room. Since we were checking in early the room wasn't ready yet, but they held it for us. She seemed genuinely happy to get the $20, and we were genuinely happy to get the room (which was actually pretty nice), so it was a good experience all around.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$40.00
Booked:'Deluxe Room'
Upgrade:'Deluxe King Suite'
Check-in:Sep 5, 08
By: M D

Back from a week at IP. Tried the $20 Trick upon check-in on Friday, Sept 5th. Handed the clerk the ID, CC $20 sandwich. The 40 year old Asian female clerk looked around and told me she couldn't get me in a suite as my stay was 7 nights, and it began on a Friday Night, nothing available. She did get me a poolside room and gave the $20 back, apologizing for not being able to help. I flipped her $5 and told her thanks for trying. On Monday, I decided that I would try again, as the weekend was over. Went to the desk, told the clerk (a different 40 year old Asian female), that we were having a great time, and wondered if they had any upgrades available, while I had a $20 bill on the counter, sticking out from under my ID. She looked around on the computer and said that an upgrade to a suite would cost $100/night, as I didn't have enough play on my TR card. At that moment, I place another $20 under my ID, and asked what other options I had. Her tune changed. She said she needed to call the casino host and check with her supervisor. After multiple phone calls, trips to the back room, and typing away on her computer, she said "We can do that for you". I thanked her and told her the $40 was for her. I then went and moved all the luggage from the old room to the new: a King deluxe suite! What a nice 4 night upgrade for $40. A bedroom with 1 king bed, huge roman tub, bathroom, and seperate living room with wetbar, and fold out couch and chairs. Both rooms had a balcony looking at the strip. So initially, the $20 trick didn't work, as the first 3 nights of our stay were on the weekend. Then, it worked (as a $40 trick), for a 4 night upgrade from a deluxe room to a king deluxe suite. Overall, I'd call it a success!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Deluxe love tub suite'
Check-in:Aug 13, 08
By: Dank

Upgraded- but for only one of five nights-
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'deluxe Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Dec 9, 07
By: June

The desk clerk told me i already had an upgraded room and that for $50 dollars a night I could upgrade to a lub tub room. We didn't bother, our deluxe room was just fine.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Deluxe Room'
Check-in:Jul 6, 07
By: P

Slipped the $20 under the CC and DL. Asked if any "complimentary upgrades" were available. The gentleman at the front desk knew what was up, and after a brief chuckle, he upgraded our room. We were friendly with him and in return, he was friendly with us.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Deluxe Room'
Upgrade:'Jr Suite'
Check-in:Apr 8, 07
By: mjg

Worked like a charm, checked in on 4/8 and checked out on 4/11, slipped a crisp $ 20 in the middle of my CC and DL, the clerk sat it aside as he searched the system. Walked away for a brief moment to check with mgmt and came back with the good news... Entire stay was a comp stay, the upgrade was really nice...
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Standard room'
Check-in:Mar 16, 07
By: jsw

Friday late afternoon. I handed a $20 between my DL and CC and asked if there were any upgrades. Clerk refused the tip, but did take my choice as to where in the building I wanted and said she was giving me one close to the elevator.
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