When you’re traveling and have to book a hotel room, you’re likely not taking full advantage of what you’re paying for currently. For most people, booking a hotel includes finding them online or calling a number to simply book a room that will suit their needs. But most of the time, there are all kinds of extras that you can get along with your reservation—if you only thought to ask.
To help ensure you get everything you’re paying for, here are three things to ask for when booking a hotel room.
Ask For A Room On The Right Floor
If you’re staying in a hotel that has multiple floors, you can request to stay on a specific floor.
While some people might not think this is necessary, seniors who need assistance with mobility and other issues know how important it can be to stay on the first floor or to get a hotel near an elevator. Additionally, to help you be as safe as possible, it’s wise to get a hotel room between the second and the seventh floors. This is because, in the event of a fire, most fire engine’s ladders can only reach up to the seventh floor. So if you need to make a quick escape, there will be a much safer way for you to do this.
Ask For A Fresh Set Of Everything
When you check into your hotel room, you just assume that everything you’re using is fresh and clean. But in some cases, it actually may not be. However, you can make requests at the time of your booking to increase the chances of actually getting fresh and clean items, especially when it comes to your linens.
Ideally, when you’re booking your room, ask to be given a full set of clean linens when you check in at the front desk, including the comforter for the bed. This will help you to know that you’re actually being given everything that’s been freshly laundered rather than trusting that what’s been put on the bed or hanging on the towel racks is truly clean.
Ask For A Late Checkout
Something else that you can ask for when booking your hotel room is for a late check out. In most cases, this will be given to you at no extra charge and will allow you an extra hour or so to sleep in and get yourself packed up and ready to go. If you have a busy day ahead of you, taking some of the stress off of your morning by not having to get out of your hotel room quite so early can be a real benefit.
If you’re going to be booking a hotel room soon, consider asking for some of the extras mentioned above to help make your stay more enjoyable.