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Booking a hotel can be a tricky experience, especially if you are not familiar with the area you will be staying in. You could also end paying a lot more than you intended to, thanks to hidden fees. So here are some travelclan tips to help you find the perfect hotel at a price that is right for you.

If you are a member of a frequent flyer program or travel a lot, try joining a hotel loyalty program. You can earn points and use them toward your upcoming stays. You can also gain airline miles if the hotel is a partner of a frequent flier program. Check the airline or hotel website to see what you're qualified for.

Use online hotel search tools. It is possible to find good deals fast when using sites such as these. You can see the average price of the rooms, and you can check to see how those rates stack up to the rates you're being offered now. Finally, you can also use these to help you learn what there is to do when you get to your destination.

If you are traveling with pets, be sure to select hotels that have good accommodations for them. This is especially true if you are planning on an extended stay. A good hotel that allows pets should have amenities for them. These might include and groomer, doggy day care and special walking areas.

Do you stay at a particular hotel chain fairly often? Consider signing up for their loyalty club. As long as it is free to do so, you really have nothing to lose. Giving the hotel your contact information could mean getting special perks that you can use the next time you stay there.

To avoid having to iron your shirts when you unpack everything in your hotel room, pack your polo and dress shirts more carefully. Use a hanging bag, and stack your dress shirts together. Then, starting with the shirt in back, bring the arms around, stacking the arms and wrapping them around keeps your shirts in place.

If you are interested in "going green" when traveling, try going to a "green" hotel. Start by looking for these hotels online. There are several organizations that let you search for these hotels easily like Green Hotels Association and Green Globe. They will have a comprehensive list of green hotels in different locations.

If you're taking your pet with you, do these things in advance. Find out if the hotel will allow pets first. You should bring some plastic bags and cleaning supplies to keep the room clean behind your pet. Ask for a corner room so that your pets' noise doesn't bother anyone else.

If you want to save some serious money on your hotel reservations, get the price bundled with something else. This is typically done through an online travel site. When bundled with airfare, hotel room rates drop dramatically, sometimes by over half the list rates that are publicly advertised elsewhere on the Internet.

Find out what perks are offered on hotel club floors before deciding the extra premium isn't worth the cost. At some hotels, staying on a club floor can mean benefits like free food and even full meals. Factor up the potential expenses of paying for those on their own, and you might see that an upgrade can actually save you money.

As you already know, finding the perfect hotel can take a bit of planning and research. But you will find that using the tips above will make it so much easier and can save you a significant amount of money. So keep these travel tips in mind and start planning your next hotel stay.

Topic revision: r1 - 2021-12-04 - TravelClan
 
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