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The internet is full of hit-and-miss tips on how to score free hotel upgrades. Instead, ask (politely) at the front desk at check-in: 

  • For a corner room, which are typically slightly larger
  • Ask for your room not to be directly next to a busy elevator
  • Did you know that if something minor hasn’t been fixed in a room it might be available for less? Yes, those deluxe suite rooms with a wobbly towel rack waiting to be repaired might be worth asking about
  • Arriving and requesting an upgrade later in the afternoon will increase the likelihood of receiving an upgrade
  • Consider joining a loyalty hotel program
  • Request the top floor which can provide not only views but another level of serenity within a busy hotel
  • Those with disabilities and those making reservations for them should clarify with their hotel if they are ADA accessible or ADA compliant. This can be an important factor for some. Those with disabilities can request the same upgrades as those mentioned above but should be aware of the difference in receiving a room that is accessible or compliant