I don’t know about you, but when it comes to coughing up the nightly fee for a hotel stay, I have a really hard time each and every time. I don’t understand why it costs me several hundred dollars for my family and myself to sleep in a room. Seriously? It’s a bed and a bathroom…nothing else. Maybe I could understand the price if there were some dinner and a massage…but when it’s just a hard mattress and pillow, I’m constantly looking for deals because I refuse to pay full price. If you’re interested in some simple hotel hacks to save money easily, here are some suggestions for you to try!
It’s possible to get discounts at any and all hotels that you want. All you need to do is do a little research and find out what amenities you are wanting the hotel to have, and what price you are willing to pay. Once you have those items figured out, all that’s left to do is figure out the best and most affordable way to make it happen! Have fun trying to find the best hotel price and challenge yourself to not give up until you get the nightly rate that you want! Also, learn these packing hacks to make your suitcase store more items.
Hotel Hacks You Don’t Want To Miss Out On
If you want to save some money on your hotel and travel stays, here are some hotel hacks to try!
Ask if the hotel offers any discounts
You never know until you ask! There are a ton of hotels out there that offer AAA discounts, military discounts, and even senior citizen discounts. If you could save 10-20% off your nightly fee, just for asking, wouldn’t you?!
Book your stay during the week
If you are wanting to just have a hotel stay “just because”, book your night during the week rather than on the weekend. Hotels are known to inflate their prices over the weekend and you may pay quite a bit more if you stay during that time. By waiting during the week, you’ll get a cheaper price, plus it might actually be less crowded as well. That means more room in the pool for you and your family!
Check and see if your credit card offers any hotel special rates
Did you know that some credit cards actually give discounts for travel? If you don’t know if yours does or not, it’s time to find out! Call or check online and see if there are hotels that you can book for less, just because you have a certain credit card.
Book online with a third party website
Sometimes, websites like Priceline and Expedia can offer cheaper rates. If you’ve ever had success with a cheaper rate, you understand just how simple and easy it is! If you can’t get a cheaper rate with the hotel directly, check online and see if there are other options available.
When checking in, ask for an upgrade
If you can’t get a price break on your room, why not see if there is an option for you to upgrade to a better room at your same price? It’s a way to save money because you aren’t forking out the high cost, but you’re still getting all the extra benefits! If you can get an upgraded suite or room for free, how awesome would that be?!
Call on your family and friends
Do you know someone that works in the hospitality or hotel industry? If you do, they more than likely have the power to give you a discount on your next stay. While it’s not something that you should overuse or ask for frequently, seeing if they can get you a cheaper stay now and again is a great way to save money easily!
Do you have any hotel hacks for cheaper stays?