Hotels are a staple place to stay when going out on a vacation or on a trip. However, not all of us are taking advantage or maximizing our stay at hotels. There are a lot of ways to get the most out of any hotel stay whether it is a five start hotel or not. Knowing inside hotel secrets and hacks can really add some comfort to your vacation or trip. Here, we will share to you what we know and what you can do to get the most out of your stay at a hotel.

How to Get the Most Out Of Your Hotel Stay

  1. You are allowed to borrow a lot of stuff

No one ever do this but hotel guests can borrow stuff from any hotel since they are obliged to give you premium service. We all know that forgetting things is normal when it comes to traveling, and it cannot be avoided. That is why all you have to do is ask any hotel staff if you can borrow some things for the time being, just make sure to return them if it is not for free.

Things like umbrellas, phone chargers, adapters, yoga mats razors, tweezers, hair ties, etc. can all be asked from the front desk. Remember, if they do not give it for free then make sure to return it.

  1. Do your research!

Do not go into a hotel without knowing what you are entering. What we mean by this is make sure to do a bit of research on what amenities and freebies are included in your hotel stay. Also, look into what fees will or incidentals will you be paying for extra. This helps in saving time and avoiding confusion once something happens like a parking fee.

Once you are done with your research and you are already at the hotel, confirm the hotel’s amenities at the front desk and ask kindly for any insider information or practices that will help you enjoy your stay more.

  1. The concierge is your best friend

If you are traveling alone and need a helping hand, most of any hotel’s concierge is more than willing to help you, just as long as you ask kindly enough. Especially in big cities like New York or Milan, the concierge can be your own personal tour guide. Some concierges have some reservations for fancy restaurants or to the theater. Although this happens rarely, asking is never a bad thing and it never hurts to try! Aside from this, hotel staff can help you when you ask for recommendations on where to go and what to avoid during your trip.

  1. Free transportation

Most people forget this but most hotels offer a free ride to the airport. This is extremely helpful especially if you do not know how to commute inexpensively or if the taxi fares are painful to pay. Seaside resorts mostly offer this service because of their off-the-road locations.

  1. Be nice!

Nice things happen to nice people. Do not be rude to hotel staff because they are your best friend when staying at a hotel. You can ask them for travel insights, recommendations, and many more. You can even ask them for extra pillows or towels just as long as you ask them nicely. When staying at hotels, it pays to be nice!