Traveling? Don't miss these Hotel Secrets!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty TN 274842

This was excerpted from an article I read in "Bottom Line" which I am now going to subscribe to.  I thought it was worth sharing since so many of us are taking vacations during these holidays.

  • You will most likely get a better rate if you call the hotel directly, rather than the 800 reservation number.  Ask to speak to the general manager or direct or sales - these are the people that can negotiate rooms rates.
  • If possible, book the room AFTER 6 PM - that's when the hotel will release the no-show reservations that were not secured by a credit card.  You can get a real bargain at that time!
  • Be sure to tip the housekeeper - EVERY DAY.  Speak to him or her & leave a $2 or $3 tip each day.  They are the most under appreciated, under paid & over worked staff at the hotel.  They will absolutely remember you & chances are you will get better service.  If a thief tries to come in the room pretending to be you, the maid will KNOW it's not YOU. (Thieves are being really sneeky now!)
  • Forgot your cell phone charger?  Ask at the lost & found.  Probably someone has left one that you can borrow, and maybe keep.
  • Carry a pack of antibacterial wipes, certain things never get cleaned: the phone, the TV remote control, clock radio.  You probably should ask for clean blankets upon your arrival too.


Comments (2)

David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Those are handy tips to know. People always remember you and treat you well when you treat them well first.

Jan 05, 2016 01:52 AM
Grace Uhlhorn
Keller Williams Realty - Germantown, TN
You'll Succeed. With Grace.

Thanks David - I've always thought of it as "The Golden Rule", right?

Jan 05, 2016 01:55 AM