Book A Mid-Range Room To Score A Hotel Upgrade

Getting your hotel room upgraded is always a nice bonus when you're travelling for work or pleasure. To maximise the chances of that happening, spend a little more in the first place by not always going for the cheapest room on offer.

A collection of upgrading tips from hotel chain KiwiCollection notes that booking even the second-cheapest room can increase your odds:

It's not impossible to get upgraded when booking the cheapest room category available, but it doesn't help your odds. Book a room that is in the mid range for better chances.

My own experience backs that up: one hotel I use very regularly never gives me an upgrade when I've booked the super-economy option, but almost always does if I've gone for the level above. Granted, I'm a cheapskate and normally only do that when all the cheap rooms are unavailable, but at least it makes me feel that extra money has been worth a bit more.

What are your best room upgrade tips? Share them in the comments.


    It makes sense too. Those buying the cheapest rooms are those looking at spending the least amount possible.

    The free upgrade is a marketing exercise. Some of the people that get given the free upgrade will take that more expensive room next time they book.

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