Here's how you can bag a free hotel room upgrade, according to a travel expert
10 September 2019, 14:34
If you manage to secure one of these you'll undoubtedly enjoy your holiday a lot more.
Securing one of those covered free flight upgrades is on everyone's bucket-list, but let's be honest - they rarely happen.
But an expert has revealed to Cosmopolitan UK exactly what it is that you beed to do if you want the most important part of your trip - the HOTEL ROOM - to be upgraded.
A million different rumours float about, from dressing and acting a certain way to saying it's a special occasion, but really it's a lot simpler than that.
So how do you get yourself upgraded from a bog standard dingy double to a luxurious queen sized room, possibly one of the best in the whole building?
Hotel.com revealed that your best bet is to check in to your room late - yes, it's really that simple.
And there's a method to the madness, as this is the time that the standard rooms will be at the lowest availability and the hotel staff will have a better idea of what's available.
It could also mean that they might be out of standard rooms by that point - meaning they'll have to give you a better room.
They explained: "If you check in late, then there is a chance that the hotel might have run out of standard rooms.
"Which is generally the room category the everyday traveler books, so an upgrade to a higher room category could be on the cards."
Sometimes hotels will let the standard rooms get slightly overbooked as there could be no-shows, but when you eventually do turn up they'll have to pop you in a better available room.
Of course, the method isn't completely fool-proof, but if you're likely to arrive at your hotel at a later time anyways, it could be worth chancing it.
If all else fails, you can just cheekily ask and hope for the best.