Sometimes, it may be necessary to book a hotel. A lot of people have a bad hotel experience because they didn’t research for information ahead of time. Lucky for you, you have found the right place. Use these tips to ensure a comfortable stay at a great hotel.
Check online hotel reviews prior to booking your stay. These offer feedback from those who have recently stayed at the hotel you are considering booking. What others say will help you make a wise decision.
Use websites like Orbitz and Expedia for great prices. If you are a member of a particular hotel’s loyalty program, remember to include that information when you are checking on rates. Don’t neglect to check for other discounts in which you may qualify, including AAA and AARP.
If you are hungry when you get to your hotel and do not want to leave, consider ordering room service. While it may cost more, it is more convenient to remain in your room while satisfying your hunger.
Keep your electronics secure by using the hotel safe located in your hotel room. Place your iPad, GPS and other small electronics in the safe when you are not in your room.
Be sure you inspect the room you are given at check in before you start unpacking. Is it clean and free of mold and mildew? Do the plumbing fixtures function properly? Are there enough of the right linens? If you have any problem with the room, report it immediatlely to have it fixed as soon as possible.
Part of trip planning is knowing what time check-in is at your hotel. Many hotel guests will forget their check-in time; therefore, they will arrive at the hotel just to discover that they cannot check in yet. If you find you will be arriving early, call the hotel in advance and find out if you will be allowed in.
You should always start planning any serious trip months or weeks ahead of time. This will help you book early and get the best prices. If you can book early, you may get a huge discount. You might even be able to save up to 50 percent off at some very exclusive hotels.
Don’t assume a hotel is pet-friendly. Put a call into the front desk just to be sure, no matter what it says on their website. Also, speak to them about what they’re meaning by pet-friendly because they may not allow specific breeds or certain sizes of pets.
There is no escaping the fact that everyone must stay at a hotel at some time. Without due diligence, your hotel stay might stink. You now know exactly what you need to know to find the nicest hotel room for your upcoming trips.