HOTEL guests have found a way to bypass an automatic surcharge.
Hyatt Place hotels are known for their incredible guest accommodations.
Not everyone wants to stick to a strict schedule while on vacation, so the hotel offers early and late check-in for those who just want to go with the flow.
The service is only available to members and must be requested beforehand when making the reservation.
Early check-in is from 9am to 12pm and late check-in starts at 2pm.
Unfortunately, it comes at a price.
For members, early and late check-in is $10.
Discoverist members pay $10 for early check-in, but late check-in is free.
Finally, members of the Explorist and Globalist tiers do not incur any additional costs for any of these requests.
Hotel guests also noticed that Hyatt Hotels charges what they call a “daily destination fee,” which comes out to $39.99 — excluding tax.
The fee is used per Hyatt policy for amenities such as WiFi, a daily $15 beverage credit, and free local and international calls.
MORE HIDDEN HOTEL FEES
Most hotels charge something called a resort fee.
These fees are usually mandatory, but there is a way to avoid them at Hilton properties.
Guests who join the Hilton Honors rewards program can earn points and enjoy perks like free Wi-Fi during their stay.
Once members have accumulated enough points, they can use them to avoid fees.
“No resort fees for award stays booked using all points or for free nights on promotional offers,” states Hilton’s policy.
When booking, guests should review the Rate Details section for a cost breakdown.
This is especially important as fees and charges vary by location.
TOO MUCH LUGGAGE
A flight is usually part of the holiday.
A frequent flyer shared his trick that keeps him from spending money on extra baggage fees.
TikTokerin Sammy (@bookthistrip) shared that she buys a large item when waiting to board and gets a large tote bag.
She then puts her purse in her pocket and covers it with the item she bought above.
Of course, this trick only works for smaller items, but it’s worth a try.
“Yes, they are so strict about carrying extra hand luggage, but any ‘shopping’ you do is fine. Haha genius,” one person commented on the video.
“I did that too. It works!” posted another one.
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