Hotel upgrades can be difficult to justify, especially if you spend most of your time out and about during trips. But if you can make the most of the perks that come with upgrading to a hotel's club floor, then the cost can be worth it.
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Don't be fooled: club-level rates at brands such as Sheraton, Ritz-Carlton, Fairmont, and Marriott may be higher, but they can offer real value. Here's what you get when you pay $100 to upgrade to a Gold-floor room at Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza: Breakfast for Two: $52; Evening Appetizers: $20; Evening Dessert: $20; In-Person Wake-Up Call with Juice, Coffee, or Tea: $30; Large Bottled Water: $7; Soft Drinks and Snacks from the Lounge: $10; Welcome Drink: $10; Wi-Fi: $15. The total amounts to $164, which means those who pay to upgrade will save $64.
A club floor typically includes perks like these, as well as higher rooms and a club lounge. If you already plan to spend money at the hotel on these items, consider upgrading to a hotel's club floor to save. If you expect to eat and drink elsewhere and not spend much time relaxing at your hotel, then this deal probably isn't for you. For more details, see the full post linked below.
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