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Reader Kyle sent in this method to chill beer if you're on the road, would like a frosty drink, and of course, your hotel room doesn't have a fridge. Just line up your bottles on the air conditioner unit, fire it up full blast, and give it about fifteen minutes. Surprisingly, that's all it takes.

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Third-party booking sites might yield better deals on hotels, but generally, hotels prefer you to book directly with them. In fact, some hotels even offer perks for you to do just that. Next time you're looking for lodging, call the hotel directly and ask if they're offering anything special.

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Bedbugs are a menace, and learning how to search your hotel room for them before you collapse into bed is critical to avoid taking them home with you. This video shows you best way to do just that, and to make sure you get a good night's rest away from home.

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As Hotels.com's regional director for Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, Katherine Cole knows a thing or two about the hotel industry. Travelling on a fortnightly basis to all corners of the globe, she's stayed at hundreds of hotels and has learned a few tricks along the way. We asked Cole to share her top hotel hacks with Lifehacker readers, from the best time to book your hotel to the hidden costs you need to watch out for.

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HotelQuickly is a great way to score cheap accomodation in a hurry, but the strict 48-hour window makes it difficult to plan trips reliably. Thankfully, the service has extended its booking timeframe to seven days in response to customer demand. Hurrah!

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You're taking a vacation, and you've booked a luxurious, five-star hotel. Their rating is even displayed on the building, so you know it's fancy. But as it turns out, a hotel's star rating might not be as meaningful as you think.