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Your home when you are in vacation, a home away from home. You want a comfortable room, and this would make a huge difference to your entire vacation. It isn’t always a guarantee that you will be staying to the most comfortable hotel but you can improve your stay.
Tips on How You Can Upgrade Your Stay at Hotels
If you desire for a room upgrade, there are some circumstances in which this will likely to happen. First is during a slow season, on a weekend at a hotel that business travelers visits commonly and only stays for a short while. Another circumstance, many hotel rooms are empty and ready for upgrades during off-season. If planning for a short stay only, likewise, room turnover is less of a hassle. According to an unnamed front desk manager quoted on the MSNBC website, if you arrive late and leave early, for instance, because of an unexpected change in travel plans, a room upgrade is a distinct possibility. it is because, it will be easier to make changes for someone who is planning to stay for a short while.
According to the Recessionwire website, while it’s not necessary to arrive dripping in jewels and covered with designer labels, an upscale appearance can be a deciding factor in whether you get an upgrade. Meaning, if you arrive looking like a backpacker it is more likely that you would not get an update. According to the MSNBC website, on the other hand, front desk staff are often sympathetic when you arrive looking exhausted. You may receive an upgrade at least to a higher-quality bed especially when you have a nice character.
If you have complaints and are all legitimate, those wont be held against you but show a and obnoxious attitude then expect no upgrade and it could be use against you in future stay. According to Genevieve Brow, a Travelocity senior editor, quoted on the Mainstreet website, letting the front desk know you’re celebrating a special occasion will often score a better room for you. Travel consultant Daniel Edward Craig recommends having the reservations agent note your special occasion next to your booking so that the front desk staff can see it when you check-in in his writing on the Hotel Online website. “The front desk reviews special requests on the day of arrival and tends to have a soft spot for special occasions,” says Craig.
The Direct Approach
Requesting for an upgrade is not hard or even complicated, you can just ask politely. There’s nothing wrong with dropping a slight reminder more especially if you are already a regular guest. According to Recessionwire be ready to hear “No” and responding. For instance: “No deluxe rooms available? How about free breakfast?” It suggests being persistent but friendly.