We are a family of 7 and many of us have food allergies. That being said, we require a refrigerator, microwave and sometimes more space (a kitchen if available), etc. But, if you’ve booked a hotel room lately you know, those upgrades are costly!
A few years ago, I learned a trick about getting those upgrades. I book the normal room then, simply ask if a refrigerator can be rolled into the room or an extra bed, etc. Almost every single time, those items can be added at no additional cost, that’s HUGE!
When my husband and I travel, we love getting suites but we don’t like paying for them. Want to know my number one way to get a FREE upgraded room at a hotel?
When I say upgrade I’m talking about SERIOUS upgrade. Are you ready for this?
Here it is: Ask for it.
Book the hotel as usual, using whatever means you normally use to book a good deal on a room. Then, arrive at the hotel and ask if there are any suites available. I would say 9 times out of 10, we are upgraded at no cost. Typically the only reason we are not upgraded is because the hotel is full.
A few weeks ago, I booked a hotel room and wanted to go ahead and spend the $50 to upgrade to the suite. I talked myself out of it, booked the regular room, got to the hotel and asked if they had suites available. I was upgraded to the suite I wanted to book at no extra cost.
For our honeymoon, we booked the $99 room at a hotel in Florida (it was the off season). When we arrived, we asked if the honeymoon suite was available (around $399 a night) and guess what? It was. We were upgraded for free for the entire time of our stay.
This isn’t fool proof but it’s worth a try at the end of the day, it’s just a question. What could happen? Just a free upgrade. 🙂