How to Get the Best Room When You Arrive at a Motel


Are you planning a long-distance road trip that will take days? Driving long distances can be tiring, and at the end of a long day spent at the wheels, you might want to check into a motel to get a shower and full night of sleep before carrying on with your journey the next day.

Although your stay at a motel will be short, you will probably want to make the most out of it. If you are going to arrive at the front desk of a motel unannounced, here are some useful tips to ensure you get the best room for your accommodation.

Arrive prepared. Before arriving at the motel, take time to research about the type of rooms the establishment offers. Make sure they have all the practical amenities you need to enjoy a comfortable stay. Be realistic in your expectations. Motels typically offer basic amenities, like bed and breakfast, so don't expect comforts, such as heated indoor pools, complimentary refreshments, conference rooms and kitchenettes, which hotels may offer. Most importantly, be sure to carry some form of personal identification. Most motels require it to keep records of their guests and to process payments.

Consider the location of the rooms. Traditionally, motels were built with doors facing the highway. These days, however, some motels have inwards-facing doors. Regardless of the direction the doors will be facing, it is generally desirable to choose a room located on upper floors. Generally, upper rooms are quieter and may provide a better view of the surrounding areas than lower rooms. As long as they don't include extra amenities, for the most part upper rooms don't cost more than lower rooms.

Ask to see your room before checking in. Many people think they can only see their room after checking in. If you ask politely, the front desk staff at a motel can let you take a quick look at the room you want to check into. This way, you can know exactly what you will be paying for and can even make a few requests to help make your stay a bit more comfortable. If your requests are reasonable, the staff at the front desk won't mind honouring them. 

Remember to be nice. Being nice costs nothing. If you are polite and friendly to the staff at the front desk, and you are succinctly clear about what you want, they can go out of their way to ensure you get the best room available.


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