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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Cheap Hotels For Your Travels

It’s important to realize that the cost of staying in a hotel will vary depending on what point in the year you decide to make your trip. A winter trip to a popular summer destination will be exceptionally cheaper than if you made the same trip during the summer months and visa versa. Cheap hotels can have their moments as expensive ones depending on when you decide to travel.

Trips on the weekend are often a little more expensive than trips that you would take in the middle of the week to the same hotel as well. If possible try to book your vacation during the week, and at the very beginning of the season that the area is particularly known for. Depending on what you plan on doing on your trip, you may want to visit the area completely off season to make sure you get the absolute best rates possible.

If your friends could not supply you with the name of a suitable hotel, then begin a search on your own for the perfect accommodations. If you have the dates for your trip in mind, call around to several different hotels within the area and ask them how much a reservation would cost for those particular dates. The Internet can also be a very valuable resource. You can use the Internet to look up hotels contact information, and on some occasions the hotels will have offers available to Internet users that are not available to those who call or simply walk in to the hotel to make reservations.

The earlier you make any reservation wither through the Internet, or in person the less expensive your stay will ultimately be. Even cheap hotels will often make their prices more expensive as they begin to book up. The less rooms available in a particular area, the more expensive the available rooms are going t be. For that reason, as soon as you know that you are going to want to travel to a particular location, and you know the dates of you travels try to go ahead and find a hotel and make reservations. That way you can ensure that you are getting the best rate possible for your trip.

Express a Complaint to Your Hotel

In the U.S. and Canada, if you are too polite or submissive, your request may be ignored. If you are too assertive or angry, you will also probably not succeed.

So, to lodge a successful complaint, you should:

1) Describe your problem calmly and with dignity.

2) Use a modulated tone of voice. You will always have more success in North America if you control your temper.

3) Throughout the negotiation, remember that you want to resolve a problem, not win a skirmish.

Always take your complaint to the front desk clerk first. Note, too, that hotel clerks are not considered servants in North America, so be sure not to talk down to them.

How to phrase a complaint

Suppose you check into your room and discover that it’s not clean. Here’s an ineffective way to communicate this problem to the hotel clerk:

[yelling] “You gave me a filthy room! I want another room immediately, or I will report you to the manager!”

Now here is an effective way to lodge this complaint:

[spoken in a controlled tone of voice] “Excuse me, but my room was not cleaned after the last guest. May I have another room?”

Escalating a complaint

If your initial request brings no result, say, “May I speak to the manager, please?” and start over in the same calm way. Continue to be polite and reserved.

If the problem is still not resolved, you could say to the manager, “I am very sorry, but without a clean room I will have to ask my credit card company to stop payment. For the record, your name is Mary Cafaro, the manager? I will also need to report what has happened to American Express and to your head office. I do not want to do that.”

When you say, “I do not want to do that,” you leave an opening for the hotel to move toward resolution.

Being treated fairly

Don’t give up too easily.

Suppose a hotel tells you it cannot honor your reservation because it has overbooked. This is not a situation you should have to endure. So, stay in front of the check-in queue until you are offered a fair solution.

Expect a good hotel to find you an alternative room at a similar hotel, immediately refund your full deposit, pay for a taxi to the new hotel, and pay for a call to your friends or relatives to let them know your new location.

A few hotels might claim they do not have a reservation in your name. If you have brought along a written confirmation of your booking, you are in a far better bargaining position.

The 3 best strategies for avoiding problems at hotels

1) Check into a hotel as early as you can. Remember that most hotels overbook to protect themselves.

2) Carry written confirmation of your room reservation.

3) And, when you must lodge a complaint, remember to speak firmly but calmly. Keep your dignity and your cool!

All Inclusive Resorts

These resorts can be found all over the world – not just in popular tourist areas. Of course, if you do want to go to a popular tourist spot, you will likely find more packages to choose from. Many of these deals are offered by hotel chains and are not limited to just one location.

Some packages are only for two nights, while others are for seven or eight. There are all inclusive resorts that are family-oriented while others are intended for couples or singles. The higher-end resorts offer spa services, golfing, water sports, and a variety of other activities in their packages. If you want to go to a ski resort, compare all of the perks offered by various resorts to determine which one is offering the most excitement and fun at an affordable price.

Make sure you know in advance when and if you should ever tip. As mentioned above, not all travel packages include gratuities. Even if tips are already covered at the hotel itself, they might not be with the taxi ride between the hotel and airport, or at any off-site restaurants.

Whether you want a relaxing vacation or an exciting one, you should be able to find a resort that offers everything you need in a single, all inclusive package. If you want an exotic beach vacation, be sure to choose a resort that has its own private beach that you can simply walk out onto anytime you wish. Another thing to consider is dining. Be absolutely sure that the resort you are considering has a variety of restaurants. What’s the use in paying for an all inclusive vacation with dining if none of the restaurants and meals appeal to you?

There are all inclusive resorts everywhere: the Caribbean Islands, Bahamas, Mexico, Thailand, Switzerland, Hawaii, Alaska, Orlando, New York, and several other places across the globe. It’s easy to find your ideal vacation itinerary.

Best San Francisco Hotel

Perhaps the best thing to do to start with is figure out what kind of San Francisco hotel you want to stay in. Are you more concerned with luxury lodging that offers swimming pools, room service, and a fancy restaurant? Or are you more interested in a clean and affordable hotel that will just offer you a spot to crash at night after long full days of site seeing and enjoying the city? Once you answer those questions, you will be able to look more effectively for the right hotel for you and your vacation.

A good starting place to look for your San Francisco hotel is on the Internet. Check out travel websites, of which there are plenty. What hotels are recommended by the users? Which ones are offering getaway packages through the website? You will also be able to search by amenities and prices so that you can narrow things down to the two or three you think might best give you what you want out of your trip.

Once you have used the internet to narrow down your San Francisco hotel selection to one or two places, you may want to contact them directly. Call the hotel’s front desk and find out if they are running any specials that are not necessarily listed on the website. You can also find out what is near the hotel and what services are offered from a person who can give you inside tips and advice about the area. In addition, you get a feel for the people who work there, which is important when you are looking for a place to stay in a city with which you are not familiar.