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8 Tips To Find The Best Hotel Deals

Want to learn how to book a hotel room like a pro? We’re here to give you the best tips on how to book the best hotel room for the best price.

Consider Staying At A Brand-new Hotel

Consider staying at a barely-reviewed, brand-new hotel. Newer hotels are more willing to give customers upgrades because they want to grow a dedicated fan base. They have to start somewhere, and that somewhere could start with you.

Try Contacting A Travel Agent

Using a travel agent who has connections is a great way to get a great hotel room. They could have the connections to help you find great deals and upgrades.The best way to hire a travel agent is by hiring someone that is based in the area you are traveling to. They’ll have the best relationships with the hotel you are looking for and they’ll make sure you are getting the best deal possible.

Make A Phone Call 

It’s always a good idea to call the reservation desk at a hotel, rather than booking online. They will most likely be able to beat any price you find online because of the finder’s fees. People working at the reservation desk will know the hotel inside and out and they can help you pick the best option for what you are looking for. Also, politeness is a plus! If they know you are polite, they will be more likely to give you extra perks.

Let Them Know You’re Excited To Stay

Once you’ve booked the room you want, let the hotel know you’re excited to stay. Reach out to them via social media — Tweet about how excited you are to stay there. Hotels want good reviews and happy customers — this is a great way to get them to like you even more.

Dress For Success

According to Tiffany Dowd, a luxury travel consultant, people are more likely to get an upgrade if they are dressed neatly and act politely. You win people over by being nice, using first names and dressing in a sophisticated manner.

Check-in At Prime Times

Hotels usually clean their rooms between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Front desk rush hours are between 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you check in too early, you’ll get the first room available. Chances are, the hotel is still cleaning the majority of the better rooms, so you’ll get what they have available. If you show up too late, you’ll get the last room available. It’s best to check-in between 4:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. to get the best deals on the best rooms.

Don’t Ask For Upgrades In Front Of Other Guests

If you ask for an upgrade when there are other guests around, it’ll probably start a chain reaction. Front desk employees don’t want to start a chain reaction so they’ll keep quiet when it comes to asking about upgrades. If you get an upgrade, don’t flaunt it for the front desk’s sake.

Use The Hotel’s App

Does the hotel you are staying at have a mobile app? Download it. You can unlock a way to directly access freebies. Hotels get guests to use their apps by offering special deals and services if customers use them. Take advantage of it.