If you're anything like us, then you like getting your money's worth – especially when it comes to that all-important summer holiday.
So, you might be as intrigued as we were to hear that travel experts have revealed their top tips and tricks for getting the most out of a hotel stay this year, from nabbing the quietest room to increasing your chances of getting upgraded.
The insiders at Hotels.com have just shared 16 travel hacks that could make all the difference to your trip, save you money and generally ensure you have the best time possible...
12. Be friendly
It pays to be nice. “When you arrive at the hotel, if it’s hectic and super busy, show the hotel staff that you’re on their side and offer to wait,” say Hotels.com.
“Be friendly and polite with reception staff and this can often lead to a better room and even perks.” Think late checkout, a bottle of wine, fruit baskets, or waived minibar charges.