21 Hotel Secrets The Front Desk Don’t Want You To Know

Posted on Aug 1 2016 - 2:29pm by Elle Money
* Elle Money for Holidays,Hotels August 1, 2016

Chances are you’ve stayed in numerous hotels in your lifetime, whether it’s for business or pleasure.

You might have stayed in the luxury of a 5-star resort, or been stuck with a last-minute room in an old bed and breakfast that looks like it hasn’t been redecorated in, well, forever. Regardless of how glamorous the place that you’re staying may be, there are a lot of similarities and secrets that occur in almost all hotels.

We’ve put together a list of hospitality secrets to prove those dreaded ‘myths’ that you didn’t want to believe were real, as well as revealing how to get the most from your stay at any hotel.

You might just be surprised who can give you the best treatment, what items you should avoid at all cost and how to avoid some of the negativities of staying away from home.

Cancel your reservation without getting charged


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There’s nothing worse than having to cancel your hotel room and still being charged for it. The best way to avoid this unnecessary charge is to call the hotel and ask to change your booking to a later date. Then, call back later on (hopefully speaking to a different employee) and cancel it with them – you shouldn’t incur a fee as you’ve pushed back the date, and with it the cancellation time.