Questions to Ask Before you Book Your Next Hotel
Here are some common questions that people often have when booking a hotel room:
What is the cancellation policy?
It’s important to know the cancellation policy before you book a hotel room, as it can vary widely from one hotel to another.
Some hotels may allow you to cancel up to 24 hours before your arrival date, while others may require you to cancel a week or more in advance. Be sure to read the fine print and understand the terms before you book.
What is the check-in and check-out time?
Most hotels have specific check-in and check-out times, so it’s important to know when you can access your room and when you need to vacate it. Check-in times are usually in the afternoon, while check-out times are usually in the morning.
Is breakfast included?
Some hotels offer a complimentary breakfast for guests, while others charge an additional fee. If you’re planning to have breakfast at the hotel, be sure to check whether it’s included in the room rate or if you’ll need to pay extra.
Is there a shuttle to/from the airport?
If you’re flying into a new city, you may be interested in booking a hotel that offers a shuttle service to and from the airport. This can be a convenient and cost-effective way to get to and from the hotel, especially if you don’t have access to a rental car.
Can I request a specific room type or location?
Many hotels allow you to request a specific room type or location when booking a room. For example, you may be able to request a room with a view, a room that is located on a higher floor, or a room that is closer to the hotel’s amenities.
Keep in mind that these requests are not always guaranteed, but it’s worth asking if you have specific preferences.
Is there a deposit required?
Some hotels may require a deposit when you book a room, either in the form of a credit card hold or an actual cash deposit. Be sure to ask about this before you book so you can plan accordingly.
Are there any additional fees?
In addition to the room rate, some hotels may charge additional fees for things like parking, internet access, or use of the hotel’s facilities. Be sure to ask about any potential fees so you can budget accordingly.
I hope this information is helpful! Let us know if you have any other questions.