6 Warnings When Booking Hotel-Motel Reservations On Line

Did you ever check into a hotel/motel and become stressed? Did the check in procedure become a nightmare? Did you book your reservation on line? If you answered yes or no to any of these questions, read on.When you check into a hotel/motel you want your check in time to be fast and stress free. The last thing you want to hear is a problem about your room reservation. This is almost a fantasy in today’s frenzy of a world. The computer which makes our lives easier in most instances – in hotel/motel reservations can make your life a living hell.PROBLEMS WITH BOOKING YOUR ROOM ONLINE:(1) RESERVATION IS GUARANTEED:What you were not guaranteed is the TYPE of room required.EXAMPLE: You wanted a non-smoking room with double beds. When you checked in you received a king size bed in a smoking room.

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(2) ROOM PAID IN ADVANCE BY CREDIT CARD.When you actually check in you may want to change the way the hotel had been paid.The Hotel clerk can not change this.This is your responsibility.The payment plan has to be changed at the website source.(4) NAME MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN THE PERSON ROOM RESERVED FOR:When you check in the reservation can not be changed by the hotel/motel reservation clerkThe name of the person must match the name on reservation.This is your responsibility.The name has to be changed at the website source.(5) MUST BE (21) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.There are some exceptions in areas and (18) is acceptable.(6) CANCELLATIONS:If you cancel you may have to pay a cancellation fee.Another problem with traveling for enjoyment or business is the check in time. The hotel/motel has their check in time schedule. This schedule is carried out to the fullest. The hotel/motel will not let you into your room until check-in time.The reason for this is the room is still checked out to other people. Some people wait until the last minute of check out time to actually check out and the room needs to be cleaned.THE MOST POPULAR ON LINE WEBSITES FOR TRAVEL:(1) Expedia(2) Hotels.com(3) Travelocity

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(4) HotwireAlways read the small print when booking your hotel/motel rooms on line to save any unpleasant time consuming incidents at the check in desk.SUGGESTION:BOOK YOUR ROOM DIRECTLY FROM THE HOTEL/MOTEL:(1) You may even save money on your room rate.(2) Your room will be paid for on the correct charge card for expense and tax purposes.(3) Your room will be reserved in the correct name.(4) Your will receive the kind of room you desire.You and the hotel/motel reservation clerk will be happy and your hotel/motel stay will be superb.Thank you for reading my article. Please feel free to read any of my numerous articles on many different subjects.Copyright Linda E. Meckler 2007