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Hotel reservation mistakes you didn’t know you were making

The Active Times Logo By Dan Myers of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 16: Booking a hotel room should be a fairly simple process: You pull up the hotel’s website, plug in your desired dates, enter your credit card info, and that’s it. But in reality, getting the best rate on the best room is a lot more complicated than you might think.For example, when is it preferable to book through the hotel’s website as opposed to a third-party online travel agent like Expedia? What’s the best way to make special requests, like a room on a high floor? What are some ways hotels and third-party sites try to pull fast ones on prospective customers? Read on to learn 15 mistakes we bet you didn’t know you were making when making hotel reservations.

Hotel Reservation Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Booking a hotel room should be a fairly simple process: You pull up the hotel’s website, plug in your desired dates, enter your credit card info, and that’s it. But in reality, getting the best rate on the best room is a lot more complicated than you might think.

For example, when is it preferable to book through the hotel’s website as opposed to a third-party online travel agent like Expedia? What’s the best way to make special requests, like a room on a high floor? What are some ways hotels and third-party sites try to pull fast ones on prospective customers? Read on to learn 15 mistakes we bet you didn’t know you were making when making hotel reservations.

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