Luxor

Luxor The Luxor is located at the south end of the Strip. The entire hotel has an Eygptian theme and is shaped like a giant pyramid.

Vegas Junky Hotel Review

 
The Twenty Dollar Trick Results
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:' Pyramid Deluxe Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Deluxe'
Check-in:May 27, 20
By: Porter

Meh, we tried. We got a room change, not really an upgrade at all. We ended up in the tower super far away from the action in the hotel. The guy tried to act like he was doing us a favor. He left the money on the counter the whole transaction and when it didn't work I picked it back up.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$40.00
Booked:'Pyramid Deluxe '
Upgrade:'Tower deluxe'
Check-in:Jan 8, 16
By:

Friend and I both put down twenty dollars and asked for any complimentary upgrades. She checked and upgraded is both to tower rooms and gave us complimentary passes to the nightclub for us and our friends not staying at the hotel.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'West tower'
Check-in:Dec 9, 15
By: Bruno

Perfect Again ! The guy got the $20 bill, gave me back and told me to tip him later if his service deserves. He tried a suite, but it was in a smoking floor and I really don't like it, so I took a west tower room, that was amazing !
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Pyramid Suite, Tower Suite'
Check-in:Sep 16, 15
By: Gregg

Have tried this at the Luxor twice. Sucessful both times, once upgraded to a Pyramid Suite, the next time to a luxourious tower suite. Nice!
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:May 18, 15
By: Matt matey

Tried the good ole sandwich trick kept it very relaxed and simply asked if there was any upgraded rooms available for our honeymoon. She handed me back the 20 and told me the nightly cost of each available option.. 😢
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'pyramid suite'
Check-in:Apr 11, 15
By: Ross

Worked like a charm. 20 dollars and we went from standard room to a suite with a hottub!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Spa Suite'
Check-in:Jan 12, 15
By: Matt Dathe

Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Tower Deluxe King'
Upgrade:'Tower Deluxe Double Queen'
Check-in:Oct 19, 14
By: Liea

We Checked in late at night and tried the $20 sandwich. The lady at check in was extremely friendly and did try hard to find us an upgrade but not only did they not have an upgrade available, they didn't even have the type of room we booked and only on the 6th floor. She suggested we come back in the morning which we did. The lady on check in in the morning was less friendly and could only find us a Tower Deluxe King on the 6th floor, after looking for about three seconds. Lost $20 trying this and it didn't work. It was also insisted that a deluxe king to a deluxe double queen was an upgrade. Think carefully before you try it - is it worth the disappointment and the loss of $20 if it doesn't work??
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Deluxe Tower'
Check-in:Aug 22, 14
By: Keith

Had a comped room via MyVegas for one night (a Friday). There were four of us, and after I handed her the sandwich she told us there was a Pyramid Suite available, but it would cost $35/night. We decided to do it since the room was almost 800 square feet and still had two queen beds. Unfortunately it turned out that the suite was booked and she couldn't give it to us afterall. We ended up taking her up on the offer of the free 'upgrade' to the Tower Suite and handed us the booklet with a $20 Food and beverage credit that all guests receive. I slid the 20 over to her and told her to keep it anyway, which she was very thankful for, then she gave us another coupon book with another $20 F&B. We got up to our room and the phone was ringing. She said I had left my credit card at the desk and it was her fault, so she comped a dinner buffet for all four of us to make up for it. I'm not sure if she intentionally held the card so she had an excuse to comp us or not, but either way I'd say it was a successful $20 attempt!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Pyramid Deluxe Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Deluxe Room'
Check-in:Jun 20, 14
By: JoVan

Checked in around 3pm on Friday with a female clerk. Asked for a suite upgrade but could only get a tower room since it was EDC week. Tried to see if she could waive the late check-out fee but she said she couldn't.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Deluxe Suite'
Check-in:Jun 2, 14
By: Scott

Got the upgrade from Pyramid King to Tower Deluxe Suite. Next time I would book suite as the rate is no that much more.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Pyramid Delux Queen'
Upgrade:'Pryamid Suite'
Check-in:May 29, 14
By: Michelle

I tried the $20 trick for the first time at the Luxor. We had been to Vegas before but had never tried it. Slipped it between my credit card and driver's license. No trouble at all she took it and set it down in front of her near the keyboard and went searching. Advised of the Pyramid Suite which was huge with a sitting space and a large tub in the corner of the room. I would totally try this again.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard room'
Upgrade:'Pyramid suite'
Check-in:May 8, 14
By: Kendra

Checked in around 11:30pm. There was no line so walked right up to a younger woman. was super nervous but slipped her the $20 and asked for any upgrades told her it was my friends 25th and if we could have a nice view. She was very friendly and gracious. She assured us we would like the room which we did, 2 beds, a huge bathroom, and a hot tub plus a great view! She also gave us extra room keys in case we forgot them in the room. Such an awesome trick for travel!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Pyramid Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Room'
Check-in:Apr 20, 14
By: Mike

At check in I handed over the $20 sandwich and asked about any complimentary upgrades. She said she'd check what was available and thanked me for the tip. The lady at the desk (Leah) upgraded us to a tower room (much nicer). I also mentioned that my brother was booked at a different hotel (he wasn't) but would probably be crashing in our room at times, and she kindly added him to the room so he could use the fitness center and other amenities. That saved us $30 per night right there!
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$30.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'None'
Check-in:Apr 11, 14
By: Brett

Attempted the 30 dollar upgrade since we were staying 4 nights. Was told they could not do it, I insisted that no matter what the cash was his , was given choice of level of room and a ton of free drink tickets ( like 30 ) but no room upgrade was available I was assured.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Spa Suite'
Check-in:Feb 12, 14
By: Michael Skuse

We checked in 3 couples for a week on the 2nd of Dec and we aall put 20 dollars in our passports and asked for a upgrade saying it was our wedding anniversry and we would love a spa bath. we had a good laugh and joke with the guy and he carefully took the 3 twentys and was happy to do as we asked and we hall had chocs sent to the room for our anniversary.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Pyramid Suite'
Check-in:Jan 6, 14
By: Ben

Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Deluxe Suite'
Check-in:Nov 8, 13
By: Grayson

Upgrades and some other freebies
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Tower room'
Check-in:Nov 8, 13
By: Ryan Lee

We checked in at 7pm on Friday 11/8/13. Went up to a young Asian man, did the $20 trick asked if they had any upgrades and he said they could only upgrade us to a tower room because it was veterans weekend.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Suite'
Check-in:Oct 25, 13
By: Charles Sobczak

Checked in and got a nice female clerk, Asked if there were any upgrades in the room and handed her ID, Credit Card and left 20$ on the counter.She stated, all the had that Saturday night were suites, but gave us one for the five nights we were there. Worked like a charm..First time user, THANKS for the info.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Pyramid Suite'
Check-in:Sep 3, 13
By: Ste

Gave $20 with credit card,and asked is there any any complimentary upgrades available.They then said yeh i will have a look and upgraded us.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$0.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Premiere Tower Suite'
Check-in:Aug 9, 13
By: R

Checked in around 5pm on a Friday. I had a comp pyramid room booked. I asked the guy at the front desk for an upgrade, to which he gave a tower suite. I saw him later in the day and asked him if he had any bigger rooms and he gave me a pyramid premiere suite. The air conditioning was horrible in that room so I told him so. He ended up giving me a Tower Premiere Suite. 2 bathrooms, huge bedroom, huge master bath, living room, dining room, foyer, bar, kitchen.. nicest room I have ever stayed in. The Luxor is an amazing hotel with an amazing staff!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Pyramid Deluxe'
Upgrade:'West Tower'
Check-in:Jul 26, 13
By: Brian

Sandwhiched a 20 between my credit card and ID. Asked the lady if I could get hooked up with a tower room, that I stayed there last time and it was really nice. She didn't even acknowledge the $20. It was so smooth I didn't even see what she did with it. She then asked me if the West Tower would be alright, that she had a King bed room available. I really couldn't believe how easy that was to do.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Pyramid Delux'
Upgrade:'Tower Luxury Suite'
Check-in:Jul 15, 13
By: Li

It works. I checked in about 12am. I put $20 between Driver licence and Credit Card. I asked "Is there any comp upgrade?" Her name was Lisa and she tried to find a room for us. She was so kind and perfect. She knew what exactly we wanted!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Pyramid Deluxe Queen'
Upgrade:'Tower Deluxe Queen with Fridge'
Check-in:May 10, 13
By: Tommarty920

Got in around 6:30ish. Walked up to a woman in her 30s/40s and handed her the sandwich with the $20 between my CC and ID. She immediately put the $20 in her pocket and looked for a room. I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades, but I don't believe she heard me. Nevertheless she said she could put me in the Tower instead of the Pyramid. I asked if the room had a fridge and she said she could send one up. So all in all I was able to get a bigger room and a mini fridge that normally costs $25/day for only $20. Stayed three nights
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Tower luxury suite '
Check-in:Apr 22, 13
By: Andrew

We checked in at around 10pm on a Monday.I handed the $20 sandwich to the woman at the front desk. She became extremely friendly and upgraded us to a luxury suite in the tower (from a standard pyramid room). She also gave us extra free drink tickets and told us to put the $20 into the machines not her. I highly recommend trying this trick. It seems there's nothing to lose.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Tower'
Check-in:Apr 4, 13
By: BLa

Worked nice, but only for a small upgrade, our room was 1 category up the one we booked.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Suite'
Check-in:Feb 17, 13
By: Jay

Checked in at 5 PM. Gave the clerk $20 under my credit card and he made absolutely no attempt to disguise that he was taking a tip. I asked if he had a room with a fridge and bigger tub. Got an upgrade to a suite with a view of the strip, but the tub was small and the Luxor itself is pretty lousy.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Delux Suite'
Check-in:Jan 31, 13
By: Pwb

Got to Luxor around 11 p.m. Stood in line for about 5 minutes. Called to a middle aged Asian woman. Handed her our id's and credit card and be fore I could even finish asking for an upgrade she responded with "Oh a bribe huh? Alright! Let's see what we can find!" She was awesome and we were upgraded to the Tower Deluxe Suite with a large bedroom and large living room with all the bells and whistles! Best 20 dollars I have ever spent!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$0.00
Booked:'Tower room Room'
Upgrade:'Tower deluxe suite'
Check-in:Jan 15, 13
By: Nathan

I put a 20 in between cc and DL. Also gave my mlife card. They said I get comp upgrade anyway and returned my $20
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'deluxe tower'
Upgrade:'pyramid spa suite'
Check-in:Nov 23, 12
By: Mark O

Walked straight up to the check in lady and with the $20 sandwhiched I asked do you have any complimentary upgrades. Think with all the excitement i forgot to tell her i had a reservation. But she found it anyway. Set aside the note. Spent a few minutes on the pc. Before telling me "if you don't have a great time in Vegas i'll charge you full price for the room" good time we had
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'deluxe king'
Upgrade:'player suite'
Check-in:Nov 3, 12
By: chris

worked great! oct 30 2012
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room - Pyramid '
Upgrade:'Tower Deluxe King'
Check-in:Aug 4, 12
By: Danielle Joy

It was a busy Saturday and the line for check-in was super freaking long. I didn't expect the trick to work. Actually, I didn't even expect any open rooms .. but I tried anyways. Slipped the $20 between my ID and CC and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades for the night. The japanese lady checking me in looked confused at first, then took the $20 and put it on her side of the desk. She looked, and said she could upgrade us from the old Pyramid building to the newly renovated Towers. I pushed a bit and asked, "By any chance, does that room have a strip view?" She said, "View? Hold on let me check ... I'll put you guys on the 21st floor, almost the top, there's only 22 floors, and this room has a Strip view." I thought I did it. I thought I won. I smiled and said, "That sounds great, Thank You" .. then I hit the jackpot! She handed me my $20 back and said, "I'll do this for free." I took it back and was ecstatic. Love that girl! I would shout her out but I don't want her to get in trouble. Haha.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'King Suite'
Check-in:Jun 11, 12
By: TheVoice

My wife and I approached the middle-aged, male check-in agent and immediately gave him some reason to like as we spoke about our girls at home and that it was the first time Mommy had been away (give them something to like about you). I had my $20 nicely placed between my driver's license and credit card and when I pushed them towards him I simply asked "is there any chance of a complimentary upgrade?" I kept a keen eye on my gift to him but he was slick and with some pretty cool slight of hand my cash disappeared without me even noticing. "Do you mind staying in a tower? I have a suite with a view of the strip if that sounds good?" Boom! Upgrade received/achieved. Huge king suite with a separate bedroom, huge bathroom, dining area and living room. Over four days that's only $5 a day! Awesome investment.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Spa Suite (Pyramid)'
Check-in:Jan 19, 12
By: milpie

Was given a choice of either Spa Suite, or a Player's Suite, I chose the Spa Suite.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Pyramid Spa Suite'
Check-in:Jan 18, 12
By: Cory

Got to the Luxor around 3pm-ish. Stood in line for roughly 5 minutes before being called for next in line, walked up to an older gentleman (upper 40's/lower 50's) wearing a black suit & tie, gave him my check-in info, and he asked me for my credit card & ID, which I did along with a $20 sandwiched between the two. I then kindly told him I was there on my birthday, which I truely was, and if he had anything more comfortable perhaps with a fridge? He then made some discouraging noises as he slid the $20 underneath his keyboard. He then started typing for a few minutes and then finally said that the best he could do was give us the Pyramid Spa Suite for at no extra charge. I quickly accepted considering I originally booked the standard Pyramid room. So all in all that extra $20 got me a WAY bigger room, 2 plasma tv's a hottub and a fridge!
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Tower Delux'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Jan 10, 12
By: Andrew

Woman was really nice about it and I think she would have done it, but the hotel was sold out due to CES - a large convention.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Luxury Suite'
Check-in:Oct 28, 11
By: Kim

Came for Halloween weekend. Tried the $20 trick and received a discounted room upgrade. $80 more for the suite for the whole weekend. Usually the upgrade costs $100 per night. Success!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'standard Queen pyramid room'
Upgrade:'Deluxe King in Tower'
Check-in:Oct 16, 11
By: Susan

We were told initially that there were no King rooms available.Then the gal went over to speak with her supervisor and we were given a Deluxe King in one of the towers. Room was much larger, newer, nicer than the rooms in the pyramid. According to their website prices, it was a $370 savings. Free internet was included. Best deal of our trip.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Room'
Check-in:Oct 4, 11
By: Pretender

Asked for an upgrade, gave 20$. The representative said there where no upgrades available and gave me the money back. After some seconds she said only thing she can do is an upgrade to tower room for free!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'East Tower (Pyramid) Room'
Upgrade:'West Tower Room'
Check-in:Sep 9, 11
By: John

Asked the check-in girl, "Are there any free upgrades tonight?" while checking in late on a Friday night in September. As I did this I had the 20 dollar bill prominently sticking out from between my passport and credit card. The check-out girl immediately replied, "Why yes there is" and upgraded me to one of the newer, bigger West Tower room with a 42 inch TV and a tub. While doing this she took my passport and card but placed the 20 on the desk without saying anything. At the very end of the transaction she picked up the 20 and acting as if she was just noticing it for the first time said, "Oh thank you". Job done, worked a treat.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Pyramid Spa Suite'
Check-in:Apr 15, 11
By: James T

We booked a basic room, and when I handed the clerk my passport and cc, there was a $20 bill between them. I asked about a complimentary upgrade, and she asked me what I said. I repeated it, and she checked on the computer. She said yes, no problem, I have upgraded you to a Spa Suite. It was in the tower, but much quieter than the rooms in the Pyramid. The suite was huge, very comfortable. We had some friends in from the Mandalay Bay, and they said our suite was better than theirs, which cost more than $100 a night more! Very pleased with the result, would recommend this to anyone!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'deluxe tower room'
Check-in:Feb 11, 11
By: marco

Went up to desk around 3pm, lady behind the desk did not hesitate to start typing. Simple and easy, got upgraded to a tower room away from all the smoke in pyramid. Great impovement!!!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Pyramid Spa Suite'
Check-in:Dec 9, 10
By: Cam

We reserved the least expensive room, a Pyramid Deluxe Queen Room to the tune of $160 for 3 days. Checked in at around 3:30am. Only one front desk agent working at that hour, a very nice (and lovely) Japanese woman. Gave her the $20 bill between the credit card and ID, inquired about any complimentary upgrades. She laughed nervously, and said no, returning the tip. However, a moment later, she said she'd go ask her boss about an upgrade. She returned, and informed us that we'd been upgraded to a Pyramid Spa Suite.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Pyramid queen deluxe'
Upgrade:'Tower queen deluxe w/ strip view'
Check-in:Dec 6, 10
By: Kara

I did the sandwich, asked for complimentary upgrades and she looked at the money and said, 'Oh we dont do that...' and gave me the money back. I said 'Oh okay.' and took it back, thinking I had been unsuccesful, but she said 'but I can put you in the towers no problem.' We ended up on the 17th floor, and although the luxor doesnt get a great view anyways we had a fairly good one. Would definately try this again.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'delux tower room'
Check-in:Sep 6, 10
By: Fabian Trevelyan

Handed a $20 tip and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades. She was surly but offered us a tower room "which is slightly newer"
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Players club room'
Check-in:Aug 31, 10
By: Steve

Booked in, had the 20 under my id. She knew what was going on, she took my money and looked up for an upgrade. Went over and asked her supervisor and all was well. Not sure how much I really saved as I had booked discounted online. But happy in the end :))
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Murphy Bed Suite'
Check-in:Jul 30, 10
By: Ellie

The twenty dollar sandwich worked again at the Las Vegas Hilton! Loved the Murphy Bed Suite. Wes, mid-30's, Caucasian male, st the front desk gave us the awesome upgrade and a gracious thanks for the tip. The room made the trip worth it and I will try the $20 sandwich EVERY time! Thanks for the front desk tip!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'tower deluxe suite'
Check-in:Jul 9, 10
By: nomi

Arrived at the Luxor around 1pm Friday. Waited in line shortly and was called up by a hotel representative. Handed over the sandwich with $40 , was told ' sorry, we cannot do upgrades on weekends' and was handed my money back. she gave us check-in keys for the standard room so I left. While waiting for the elevator in disappointment, I said to myself let's try one more time. so I walked up back in line, came across a different rep , handed over the room keys with $40 tucked in the envelope. Asked if I can get a better room because I wasn't satisfied. She said , sure lemme see what I can do. instantly offered the tower deluxe suite for 4 days and 3 nights, also upgraded a friend of mine which was in a separate room all for a $40 sandwich.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'East Tower'
Check-in:May 6, 10
By: Adam

I went through the usual check-in process and when I needed to hand over my passport and credit card, I sandwiched the $20 bill in the middle and asked if "there were any complimentary upgrades." Without blinking, she (middle-aged, super nice asian lady) offered a room in the east tower and comped the beer fridge I had requested for my room. Nothing wrong with a newer, nicer room and a complimentary beer fridge!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Pyramid Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Room with view'
Check-in:Apr 6, 10
By: Amanda

I gave the lady at the reservation desk my license, credit card, and $20 and asked if any complementary upgrades were available. She looked at her computer for a few moments and then advised me that they had two rooms available in the East Tower...and then told me that I didn't need to tip her and gave me my cash back. It was definitely worth it.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Pyramid Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Room with view'
Check-in:Apr 6, 10
By: Amanda

I slipped the 20 between my license and my credit card and asked for a complimentary upgrade. Not only did I get upgraded to a nicer room, but the lady helping me gave me my 20 back!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Tower suite'
Check-in:Apr 2, 10
By: Patrick

slipped a $20 between the i.d and credit card. Originally asked for spa suite but was unsuccessful on that since they were all booked so settled with the tower suite. Still a hell of a lot better than the standard room
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Apr 1, 10
By: GABRIEL

The lady (at the counter) was very receptive, and took the $$$, but was not able to find an upgrade and thus returned the twenty. It WAS SUCCESSFUL at Crazy Horse at MGM Grand (to see Dita Von Teese). We were upgraded from last row, to FRONT ROW, CENTER. My best advice: Be descreet about it. I used it successfully at Mon Ami (Paris) to bypass a very busy brunch wait, and at the Stratosphere for Superstars ($15 moved to front row just off center).
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Tower suite'
Check-in:Mar 12, 10
By: Buster Hymen

Went to the players club check in and originally had a regular tower room and handed clerk the $20 sandwich and politely asked if any complimentary upgrades were available and got upgraded to a beautiful tower suite with a strip view. Worked like a charm.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Deluxe Tower Suite'
Check-in:Jan 22, 10
By: Desmond

I'm 2/2 now! Put the 20 in the Sandwich and got an older Chinese lady. See looked at it and didn't say anything and when I inquired about complimentary upgrades "I hear your players rooms are nice", she walked away for a minute and came back and apologized none were available but she gave me a room almost twice as big, a one bedroom with mini bar and huge bathroom with Jacuzzi tub! Totally worth it! Going back in April hopefully to go 3/3!!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Suite'
Check-in:Dec 30, 09
By: Ace

This was as smooth as silk! Occupancy wasn't nearly has high as we expected during New Years so our checkin clerk simply pocketed the $20 and moved us from the old, loud Pyramid rooms to the bigger, quieter Tower room! Very nice and comparable to the PHo rooms for 1/4 of the price.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Player deluxe in tower'
Check-in:Dec 23, 09
By: James

That worked great, thanks for this web site. Did just as stated, $20 between drivers license and credit card. Great complementary upgrade from a standard pyramid room to a player deluxe room in tower.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Suite'
Check-in:Sep 21, 09
By: Greg

Got upgraded from the standard pyramid room to 1 bedroom tower suite and the daily resort fee was not taken from myself which was good as the Luxor had daily cost of $13 for two bottles of water and the US Today delivered to your room.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$50.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'n/a'
Check-in:Jul 11, 09
By: Matt

I tried to upgrade on a busy weekend unsuccessfully. I used a $50 bill!!! and politely explained that I was rooming with the bachelor, on a bachelor party weekend. I then asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available. The receptionist was a black lady, whose name I think was Donna. She put the $50 back on the counter so quickly, it seemed as though she was disgusted by the gesture. She told me that it's against policy to accept tips. I paid the $60 total for the tower upgrade, which was still worth it, but was no suite. To add insult to injury, another member of our group got upgraded via the trick, to a tower room, with a $20!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Tower Deluxe Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Luxury Suite'
Check-in:Jun 19, 09
By: Maggie

We handed the $20 to the clerk between the credit card and the ID, asked about any available upgrades, and she said "Oh! Well, let me see what I can do." She typed away for a while, then said "I'm giving you a complementary upgrade worth $50 a night in the West Tower, and I'm waiving the reservation fee, since you gave me a tip." We ended up staying in a gorgeous suite for $70 a night. She apologized for the fact that it was on the 5th floor, but we were absolutely thrilled.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Strip View Spa Suite'
Check-in:Jun 18, 09
By: OCJ

I gave the front desk person a 20 dollar sandwich with my ID + CC and asked for a complimentary upgrade. He said he would "see what he can do" and worked on the computer and spoke to his supervisor. He then revealed he had an availability on the top floors in a spa suite over looking the strip with 2 beds. Perfect! He booked us in, made some keys, and I thanked him as he pocketed the 20. My company thanked me as we now had 2 rooms, 2 tvs, 2 refrigerators, a pimp view of the strip, and a spa. After an awesome night of clubbing, I soaked in a warm bath over looking the gorgeous neon lights of the Las Vegas strip, kicked back and relaxed, enjoyed a smoke, and a cold drink. Perfect end to my night. Excellent results!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Pyramid Deluxe Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Luxury Suite'
Check-in:May 31, 09
By: Tim

I had the twenty in between my ID and credit card, and asked if there were any complementary upgrades available. She said he'd check, then she noticed the twenty. She said, "Oh, a little side action," and excused herself to go check with someone. She came back and upgraded my to a very nice suite.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Pyramid Deluxe'
Upgrade:'Tower Deluxe'
Check-in:May 19, 09
By: Cynthia

Use the typical basic procedure. Slipped my $20 between my credit card and drivers license. Upgraded me from the basic pyramid room to the basic tower room. Tower room includes both soaking TUB (not spa tub) and stand-up shower. Same size room as the pyramid though. (ASKED FOR SPA TUB SUITE AS WELL BUT WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL IN THAT.)
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Pyramid Deluxe Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Room'
Check-in:Apr 21, 09
By: BH

Checked in at around 8:00 pm. Gave the $20 sandwiched between my driver's license and credit card as asked if any complimentary upgrades were available. The clerk instantly offered an upgrade to a Tower Room with a king sized bed. Super easy. Thanks for the tips!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Pyramid Spa Suite'
Check-in:Apr 15, 09
By: Ric

Not sure about check in date.. was Spring Break of 2009. It was our first time to Vegas and my wife and I loved the idea of the whole pyramid theme so we booked the standard room with the intention of using the trick. When we arrived, they had put us in a tower room and told us it was an upgrade.. rooms were bigger, newer and better. I asked if there was anything left in the pyramid and she said no. I didn't even bother with the sandwich, we just went to the room. Tower rooms at the Luxor are nice... but inconvenient so after I got lost about 4 times trying to get back to the desk, I found a different clerk, middle aged lady.. looked important. Explained that my wife and I would REALLY like to experience the pyramid and just handed her the twenty. She put us in the Pyramid Spa Suite. Awesome... only disappointing thing was that it used a regular elevator but it was still a score.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'West Tower Room'
Check-in:Apr 10, 09
By: Codemonkey

Got upgraded to a west tower room which was a bit nicer. Waived the $5 phone call fee.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Tower Room'
Upgrade:'None'
Check-in:Mar 27, 09
By: Jessica

Slipped lady a $20 inbetween my CC & ID. First time asking about upgrades so I didn't even ask. When she saw the $20, she put it off to the side. She said she didn't have any upgrades or suites avaiable. I asked about buffet comps and she said she didn't have access to those. She returned the $20. So far I'm 0 for 2. At least this lady was nice. Mandalay Bay was by far a worse tipping experience.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$0.00
Booked:'Pyramid Deluxe'
Upgrade:'Tower Deluxe'
Check-in:Mar 7, 09
By: Craig

Stayed at the Luxor 3/7/09-3/11/09. I simply asked if any complementary upgrades were available and was upgraded to a high floor room in the west tower with a great view of Excalibur/NY-NY. Tipped $20 after receiving my keys.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Feb 22, 09
By: Ron L

Placed the 20 on the desk and asked the clerk if we could get an upgrade. He never looked up from his screen and informed me an upgrade would be $50 extra per night. I pocketed my 20 and thanked him for checking. I think the clerk we had was new on the job, as he kept asking another clerk what to do. The good news was that we did end up getting comped for the room, make sure you ask at the players club desk before you leave if they can comp you.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Tower room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Dec 1, 08
By: SHammy

Tried it - she said we were in the best room possible and that upgrades were not available. I took back my 20, and that was that... Having said this, her boss was behind her (which I realized later)
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Pyramid Deluxe Room'
Upgrade:'Pyramid Luxury Suite'
Check-in:Oct 13, 08
By: Brandon

Upon check-in, used the $20 trick by folding it up, handing over the sandwich, and asking if there were any complimentary upgrades. She politely said that, "We do have upgrades available but they typically incur an additional charge." I coyly asked again and after an uncomfortable silence, she look at me with a grin and said, "I'll see what I can do." At that time she found the twenty hidden between my license and credit card, said, "Well... that's nice." Went to typing away on her keyboard and said, "I think I have something here you'll like." Much to our surprise as we walked up to our room, there were double doors. We knew we were in for a treat. It worked even when using a special low rate package code. The one we used was their Stay With Us and Save Package for $59/nt. and a $50 gas/flight rebate.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Aug 15, 08
By: Louis

I told my friend to try it but it did not work at the luxor, he slipped the 20 underneath his credit card and asked the question and the lady said we dont do that
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Room'
Check-in:Jul 11, 08
By: Kyle

The front desk rep seemed a little startled and confused at first. But when I asked for an upgrade she knew right what to do, took my $20, and gave us an upgrade to a Tower Room
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'spa suite'
Upgrade:'spa suite with view'
Check-in:Jul 5, 08
By: Jonathan

I wrapped the $20.00 around my credit card and put it on the counter next to the monitor because initially the desk clerk just wanted my name and did not even look up. I asked for a room on a high floor with a good view, I already had reserved a spa suite and did not want a different room, just a great location. She told me the room we had was on the 10th floor in the back. I asked if there were other options available. At that point she glanced at the credit card and the $20.00. We were upgraded to the 20th floor with a pretty good view of the strip for a 6 night stay.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$50.00
Booked:'TOWER DELUX'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Jun 15, 08
By: J MAHONEY

We were already comped two tower delux rooms, but slid a $50 to our clerk to see if we could get two tower suites. She did some checking and informed us that she would love to upgrade us to a tower suite but they were all sold out except for our last night there.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$50.00
Booked:'2 Pyramid Deluxe Rooms'
Upgrade:'Free Breakfast at More. Rooms moved beside each other and higher up the pyramid with pool view.'
Check-in:Apr 13, 08
By: Steven W

I did not like the Luxor but at least they gave us an upgrade.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Mar 7, 08
By: tess

The $20 was not returned to me and I was given the 8th flr of the east tower. After I made it through the maze to the east tower elevator, and the next maze from the elevator to the room, I discovered a very drab, regular room, with low ceilings, low lighting and a view of the roof and excal. I returned to the desk and insisted on another room, was moved to 20th floor of Pyramid, which was better.. but not an upgrade. The rooms need renovating, won't stay there again.
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Feb 28, 08
By: Andy

Also tried the 20$ trick on my first visit to Vegas. I didn't get an upgrade because of the Nascar race. All rooms were reserved during that weekend.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Suite'
Check-in:Feb 28, 08
By: Donna

Worked like a charm. This was the first time I had ever done it.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Nov 23, 07
By: Frederico

Worked like a charm. This was the first time I had ever done it.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Deluxe Room'
Check-in:Oct 5, 07
By: Zac

The woman knew exactly what was going on. This was the best she could do, but she was definitely trying to get us the best possible.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:' Pyramid Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Pyramid Spa Suite'
Check-in:Aug 27, 07
By: belledejour*

GREAT! It worked! Checked-in Aug 13th, late at night, baggage lost and so tired..I wasn't sure about success,but I tried your tip: greetings, a smile, id and 20 $ to the boy at the reception, asking if there was a chance for an upgrading. He told me to wait a moment to check and answered yes, he could give us a Pyramid Spa Suite, if we agreed...sure we did! Then he asked if I wanted to change the 20$ in smaller bills, but I told him it was for his kindness: he was happy and so were my boyfriend and I. Thank you for your advice!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Pyramid Spa Suite'
Upgrade:'Tower Luxury Suite'
Check-in:Jul 24, 07
By: Charlotte

We went to check in at 11:00 and the line was a little long and no one was in the VIP line. So, I told my boyfriend to stay in the regular line and I would see if the guy at the VIP desk would check me in. I went over and he checked to see if I was on the VIP list, which I didn't expect to be. He said I was not but he would help me anyway. I slid my credit card, ID, and $20 across the desk and asked, "Would it be possible to get a complimentary upgrade?" He said he didn't see why not and he didn't take the money. When we left the desk I pushed the $20 off the counter and onto his desk. He said, "Thank you." I will definitely try this trick every time.... the room was well worth it!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'pyramid suite'
Check-in:May 13, 05
By: Jim Leonard

Worked great got a suite with sunken tub large sitting room and two queen beds!! Two flat screen tvs and a fridge!!
Upgraded:N
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:''
Check-in:Dec 31, 69
By: nick

the lady at the front desk had no interest in giving me an upgrade. she did not accept the $20.00 and informed me that room upgrades will be charged at regular price per night.
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'West Tower Room'
Check-in:Dec 31, 69
By: Jess

My friend slipped a $20 between her credit card and ID and informed our clerk that we were hoping for a room with a view. The standard room booking on the airline's website had given us just the standard pyramid room, but the clerk upgraded us to a room on the 14th floor of the West Tower, which offered a FANTASTIC view of the back end of the strip and hotels such as the Palms and the Rio. Hurray for success!
Upgraded:Y
Tip Amnt:$20.00
Booked:'Standard Room'
Upgrade:'Tower Room'
Check-in:Dec 31, 69
By: Dude

Pretty sure it worked. Had a pyramid standard king. She took the sandwhich and put the money on the desk asking if I needed change. I was stumped! I said errr no I don't think so, how about an upgrade. She said ok she could put me in the tower in an upated room with free wifi right away. I asked about a pyramid spa suite and she said sure if you want but warned the hot tubs were being removed and no longer functional and no wifi. I took the tower room and she eventually slid the cash off the desk. Not bad and she saved me from disapointment of getting spa suite with no spa!
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