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More Hotel Musings

More Hotel Musings

Just recently I heard of someone who had experienced a bad situation with a hotel reservation that they had made on-line and were complaining about it.  Someone with some inside hotel information told that person that guests who book through the on-line agencies often receive the standard rooms, or ones closest to the ice-machine rooms or elevators.  If they book through the hotel’s website, more importantly, if they are members of that hotels reward program, then they typically get the more desirably located rooms.  So, the tip here is to consider joining a loyalty program of a hotel chain that you like, and begin staying there to build up points.  Not only will you be recognized favorably when making the reservation but you just might get a free hotel stay down the road.  Simply tell your travel agent your preferred hotel and give them your reward number; it’s as simple as that, and more to the point, you most likely will not be disappointed with the accommodations that are selected for you.

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