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$20 trick at The Roosevelt Hotel

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$20 trick at The Roosevelt Hotel

family of 4 with a 7yr old and 10month old on a 6 night stay...

We gambled on Hotwire and ended up with 6 nights at the Roosevelt and after reading the reviews we are not too thrilled. I'm thinking about tipping the front desk during check-in in hopes of getting us in a nicer or larger room, or atleast one that is not plagued with plumbing/water/heating/cooling issues. I know this works in Vegas but not sure about NYC... Does anyone have any experience doing this? thanks

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1. Re: $20 trick at The Roosevelt Hotel

Gets decent reviews on tripadvisor.

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2. Re: $20 trick at The Roosevelt Hotel

As an old New Yorker, I have to say that subject line reads really wrong.

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3. Re: $20 trick at The Roosevelt Hotel

It really does read wrong ... but it makes you want to open the thread and read it.

I wonder if they know what it means when taken literally?

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😂

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$20 trick - you get what you pay for!

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My immediate thought was "not since 1983."

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I thought they left off a zero and even then I'd be pretty concerned ... but I figure The Roosevelt has pretty much seen it all. Can you imagine what the overnight staff must see in the course of a year?

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8. Re: $20 trick at The Roosevelt Hotel

That trick mostly works in Vegas.

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9. Re: $20 trick at The Roosevelt Hotel

We stayed there via Hotwire or Priceline (forget which) and had zero room issues. It was fine. You never get a great room using the discount services but the minus is usually a bad view, which I think we got, but who cares.

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10. Re: $20 trick at The Roosevelt Hotel

Glad I am not the only one whose mind works that way.

AND to the OP--I do not think handing $20 will get you anything. You ask them for a good room. If they have it and they are allowed to give it to someone who got a HotWire price they will give it to you. If they are not allowed they won't. No one is going to risk their job for $20! ( or $50)