Secrets Hotels Don’t Want You to Know from Secrets Hotels Don’t Want You to Know
Secrets Hotels Don’t Want You to Know
There is a lot to consider when planning your hotel stay, the obvious being location, price and amenities. But how do you know you’re getting the best rate? There are many things to take into consideration. What time of the day and what day of the week are you booking your room? Hotels are not likely to share that they increase their rates over the weekend because their demand for rooms is higher or that you will pay more for your room in the morning.
You will pay more for a room in the morning
Similar to airline seats and flights, if hotel rooms are not sold and used they will be wasted. Make your hotel reservation after 6 p.m. for cheaper rates and deals on rooms.
There may be hidden hotel fees
Hotels have a way of charging you hidden fees. An extra $3 to use the safe in your room, a $20 a night resort fee and charging you for what looks like “complimentary” water and snacks are just a few ways they get in your pockets. Other fees include cancellation, grounds keeping and internet. Make sure you read your bill closely to avoid paying any hidden hotel fees.
There may be a celebrity staying in your hotel but you will never know about it – at least for the duration of their stay. Celebrities looking to escape the bright lights, fans and paparazzi will usually pay hotel management to keep their whereabouts a secret.
There are perks for loyalty
If you’re searching for fewer restrictions, a stress-free process, and convenience, you should consider joining a hotel rewards program. Loyal members to a hotel franchise will be rewarded with extra perks.
Crime may happen
It’s frightening to think, the one place you are supposed to feel safe traveling, may just be the most dangerous. Robbery and assault are common crimes. According to The Seattle Times, “the nature of the crimes is changing, police officials say. More and more guests are being physically threatened in or near their rooms, or worse, attacked, raped or killed.”
Wash your hands after using the remote
Beware of a break-in
Whether you are in the room or out, always leave the “do not disturb” sign on your door. It’s more likely your room will be broken into when no one is there, so send off the impression someone is in it at all times. It is said that the amount of break-ins in hotel rooms are increasing. Always take precaution, be prepared, and don’t trust anyone easily.
You can ask for a price match
If you found a better rate somewhere else, try asking for a price match. Many hotels will accommodate you by matching the price of a room stay at a comparable, competing hotel.