7 Ways to Negotiate a Better Hotel Room Rate ...


While I would absolutely love to write full time, I have been in the hospitality world for a while now (okay, 7 years is more than a while) and I work for a major hotel chain.

This can actually be a benefit for you guys because I have the inside scoop on ways to negotiate a better hotel room rate without sounding stupid or silly!

Trust me, the calls that I get on a daily basis are pretty wacky but with the following list of ways to negotiate a better hotel room rate, I'm absolutely sure you'll be able to get a better deal on that chic hotel!

1. Keep Calm

For those of you who have worked in customer service, you know all about the reasoning behind this one: a person is more than willing to bend over backwards for someone who is nice, calm and collected.

Personally, when I get the brides who want every single thing for free and are extremely rude, I would much rather see them book somewhere else, but for those people who are super nice to me, I'll typically give them a better deal.

So keep your temper in check and be polite, sometimes all it takes is a little kindness for you to get a better deal on a hotel room!

2. Do Your Research

Believe me, I talk to a ton of people a day who have come prepared to get a lower rate and most of the time, if they have the research to back it up, it works!

One question that we are actually scored on at work (which I probably shouldn't be telling you but hey, that's the benefit of having me on the inside right?) revolves around asking about the competition.

So if you are looking for one surefire way to negotiate a better hotel room rate, why not bring up the rate you are getting at a competing hotel?

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