Things you should do when you book a hotel to score the best deals.
1. Look into business hotels.
According to Pavini, business hotels can provide great deals, especially when traveling within Europe.
The reason is because business can often be slow during summer months and on weekends at hotels that cater to business travelers, which can lead to lower prices.
2. Ask for a corner room.
Pavini also recommends opting for a corner room, since you'll typically get more square footage for the same price.
If you're looking to upgrade to a corner room, Pavini suggest that you be discreet and avoid asking at times when there are several guests waiting to be assisted.
3. Check in near the end of the day.
If you're hoping to snag an upgrade, checking in towards the day might be your answer.
According to Pavini, since hotels have a better sense of occupancy by that point, they are more likely to offer upgrades that are still available.
4. Instead of calling the 800 reservation numbers, call the hotel directly
The reason why Pavini suggests doing this is because often, people who are working directly at the property have a greater ability of upgrading you when possible.
If you stay at a hotel regularly, keeping a friendly relationship with them and booking directly can also increase your perks.
5. Bundle your hotel and flight booking.
Booking your flight and hotel together can sometimes lead to savings.
It’s a tip that Belkin recommends as well, as it can often lead to savings on both hotels and flights.