A hotel stay can be a relaxing time away from home, or potentially a nightmare. Doing some research before leaving and following these tips will help you make sure that your next stay is a good one.

1. Be Careful not to Rack up Unexpected Charges

Keep track of things that aren't included in your room rate, especially if you are on a tight budget. The mini fridge, movie rentals, room service, and Wi-Fi are a few places where your bill can start to go up if you aren't careful. Complimentary soaps and conditioners are great, but taken towels, robes, and room cards will likely be charged to your account after you leave.

2. Share Complaints with Staff

If you run into any problems during a hotel stay, don't be afraid to bring your complaints up to the hotel staff. They will appreciate the opportunity to fix the problem rather than read about it in a negative review later. Just remember to be respectful; hotel staff deal with enough rude people as it is.

3. Ask Questions

Before booking a stay at a new hotel, ask plenty of questions to make sure that all of your needs will be met. If you are in an unfamiliar city, hotel staff can be a great source of information on the best local restaurants and fun activities going on in the area.

4. Privacy and Security are Key

You never know who is staying at the same hotel as you. Keep the door locked when you are in and don't be afraid to make use of the 'Do Not Disturb' sign to keep people out. Make sure your valuables are in a safe place or locked away so you don't have to worry about them getting lost or stolen.

  Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 3:47pm 3 years ago

Regency Experience

Extended stay hotel downtown calgary

Free Breakfast Bar Downtown Hotel Calgary

Our room was spacious and modern. Best rates I've found in Calgary and extremely clean. -T. Yeung